1. MD Sports Table Tennis Set
Highlights: Full-size table, Folding, Portable, Budget Friendly, 5/8″ Thick
Cons: 2-2.5 Hour Expected Assembly Time, Poor Assembly Instructions
Overview: The MD Sports table tennis table is one of the best ping pong tables under $200. It is a full-size table, which is unusual for this price range. The table easily folds and rolls for easy storage if needed. Another great thing about this table is its durability. You won’t have to worry about you or the kids accidentally damaging it. Keep in mind that the assembly on this table is expected to take around 2 hours to complete. You may also want to invest in some nicer paddles and balls, the set that comes with this table is very cheap. Overall, if you’re looking for something affordable that is stable, looks nice, and will last a long time the MD Sports table is a great choice.
1. STIGA Advantage
Highlights: Competition-ready, Durable, 10-Minute Setup, Portable, Adjustable, Exceptional Play Surface, 5/8″ Thick, Safety Latch
Cons: Just within budget
Summary: The STIGA Advantage is a highly praised ping pong table. It’s a really solid and heavy table, you can instantly tell that this table will last for years to come. The table is very easy to set up, with an estimated assembly time of just 10 minutes. It’s easy to move and has adjustable leg levelers in order to ensure an even playing surface. This table looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. You will definitely be impressed by the quality and performance of this ping pong table. It’s a great high-quality table, and it will be challenging to find something that can outperform it in the under $400 price range.
2. JOOLA Inside 15
Highlights: Competition-ready, Durable, 10-minute Setup, Portable, 5/8″ Thick, Adjustable, Safety Latch
Cons: Lighter weight compared to the STIGA Advantage
Summary: This table is comparable to the STIGA Advantage listed above. Both of these tables have very similar features, which is why this table comes in as a close second choice. The Joola Inside 15’s performance is very similar to that of the STIGA, the main point of differentiation is the weight and stability. The STIGA comes in at a heavier weight and it seemed more stable compared to the Joola. That being said, the Joola still plays great, it folds up easy for storage/practice, has good stability, uses high-quality materials, and is visually appealing. This ping pong table is another great option and will last quite a long time.
1. JOOLA Rally TL 300
Highlights: Competition-ready, 15-Minute Assembly, 5/8″ Thick, Corner Ball Holders & Abacus Scorer, Medium Density Fiberboard, Multi-layer Painted Surface
Cons: Same thickness as ping pong tables in the under $400 range
Summary: The Joola Rally TL 300 is our top choice in the under $500 range because of it’s high-quality material, features, and durability. This TL 300 is a competition-grade table and it performs like a table that you would expect to pay around $700 for. With a multi-layer painted surface and medium density fiberboard, this table creates a consistent ball bounce and durability. Additional features such as corner ball holders and a built-in scorekeeper are a nice addition that you don’t see in many tables in this price range. We recommend this ping pong table for anyone who wants a nice durable table with lots of additional perks and features for under $500.
2. JOOLA 15mm Tour
Highlights: Competition-ready, Sturdy & Heavy, 5/8″ thick, High-quality Finish, Professional Net
Cons: No corner ball holders or scorekeeper
Overview: If you’re looking for a ping pong table that is sturdy and made with high-quality materials the Joola 15mm Tour is a great option. This table is much heavier than tables in lower price ranges (part of being well made). It’s very sturdy, incredibly easy to fold up for storage, and is made out of high-quality and durable material. The Joola 15mm tour is very similar to the Joola Inside 15 but is more expensive because of the higher quality materials and weight. The Joola 15mm Tour is a great table for recreational players and ping pong enthusiasts.
1. JOOLA Tour 1800
Highlights: 3/4-inch engineered wood top, High-quality Finish, 20-minute Setup, Durable
Cons: No corner ball holders or scorekeeper
Summary: The Joola Tour 1800 is a high-quality ping pong table that is perfect for recreational use. The 3/4-inch wood top is thicker than lower cost models and will provide a more consistent bounce compared to the 5/8″ tables in the under $500 price range. The table is incredibly easy to set up with an approximate setup time of roughly 20 minutes. The table is also easy to fold up and put into storage if needed. You can tell that the Joola Tour 1800 is built out of sturdy materials and will last a long time. The features that this table provides offers great value at this price point. No doubt that this table will be a great addition to any home, school, or office.
2. JOOLA Inside 25mm
Highlights: Tournament Quality, Professional 1″ Thickness, 10-minute Setup, Durable, High-quality Finish
Overview: The Joola Inside 25mm table tennis table is a professional grade table that is made for recreational and professional ping-pong players. This table provides a professional 1″ thick tabletop that will provide a perfect bounce every single time. As you would expect this table is heavy, which might be a negative for some buyers, but the added weight is a signal of the quality and durability of the table. This is a great high-quality table that matches up with the standards of a professional level table. If you’re looking for a professional level table that you won’t need to upgrade in the future, the Joola Inside 25mm is a strong candidate.
3. Europa 25 Table Tennis Table
Highlights: Tournament Quality, Professional 1″ Thickness, 5-year Warranty, Easy setup,
Summary: The Europa 25 Table Tennis Table is the most expensive ping pong table that we recommend. If you have the budget, we highly recommend buying the Europa. This table has all of the bells and whistles. All of the specifications match up to tournament quality and in terms of stability the lower cost tables cannot match up. It is very easy to put together and it looks great once set up. The Europa also offers a 5-year extended warranty. If your budget is on the higher side, we cannot recommend the Europa enough. It will be a great addition to any game room.
Best Outdoor Ping Pong Tables
1. STIGA XTR Outdoor Table Tennis Table
Highlights: Durable, Designed to withstand all elements, Aluminum composite top, 10-minute Assembly, Portable, Lowest Price
Cons: The top is not as thick as indoor tables in the same price range
Summary: The STIGA XTR Outdoor Table Tennis Table is a durable outdoor table tennis table that is specifically designed to withstand all natural elements. This ping pong table is sturdy and easy to clean. If you are looking for a high-quality outdoor table at a reasonable price, the STIGA XTR is a great choice. Some of the other similar tables in this price range were more expensive but seemed to lack any significant additional features that we couldn’t find in the XTR.
2. JOOLA Outdoor Table Tennis Table
Highlights: Durable, Designed to withstand all elements, adjustable, 15-minute assembly, Adjustable, High-Quality Material
Cons: Higher price compared to the STIGA XTR.
Summary: We also like the JOOLA Outdoor Table Tennis Table, even though it is comparable to the STIGA XTR and comes in at a higher price it does have a few features that the XTR does not. The Joola is adjustable in order to counter any uneven surfaces and the top finish is also not as glossy at the STIGA XTR. We give the Joola a 10/10 for sturdiness, although it is rather heavy. It’s also easy to assemble and fold up and move around if needed. Overall the Joola Outdoor is another great choice for an outdoor table for recreational use.