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Recommended Table Tennis Tables

Don't make an expensive mistake by buying the wrong table tennis table. Here are my recommended table tennis tables.

Recommended Table Tennis Tables

Table tennis tables are available in a bewildering array of styles and prices so, unless you know what you should look for, it's easy to make an expensive mistake and buy the wrong one.

Table Tennis or Ping Pong?

By the way, if you call the sport ping pong rather than table tennis, you may be interested to know that there is a subtle difference between the two names.

In the early days of the sport (around 1890-1900) various names were used for this new game.

Different manufacturers used different names and Indoor Tennis, Gossima, Whiff-Waff and Ping Pong were all early examples of patented or trademarked names.

But as the sport developed and manufacturers began to enforce their patents and trademarks, a new name was required, so in 1926 the international sport of TABLE TENNIS was born.

So although most people use the names ping pong and table tennis interchangeably, Ping Pong is actually a registered trademark and a brand of equipment used to play the sport of table tennis.


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Size Dimensions of a Table Tennis Table

Although table tennis tables are made in smaller sizes for recreational purposes only, the official rules of table tennis state that a table must be...

9 feet (2.74m) long
5 feet (1.525m) wide and
2 feet 6 inches (76cm) high

and the net must be...

6 feet (1.83m) long and
6 inches (15.25 cm) high
.

You should also note that the official rules of table tennis state that the table surface must be either Blue or Green.

However, if you're just playing for fun it can be any size and colour you want.


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Recommended Indoor Table Tennis Tables

The playing quality of an indoor table tennis table is principally determined by the composition and thickness of the playing surface.

Therefore my recommendations for the categories of Basic, Better and Best are based on a combination of the table meeting my minimum criteria for the playing surface (which I have set out below), and my personal experiences of using many different tables.

However, as there are many table tennis tables in each category which meet my minimum criteria for the playing surface, other elements (such as the type of undercarriage) may be a deciding factor in choosing the table which is right for YOU. (I have discussed these factors in my downloadable book).

 

So, although there are many equally good table tennis tables within each category, I recommend the following indoor table tennis tables...

BASIC BETTER BEST
Minimum Criteria
A table with a ¾ inch (19mm) table top and playback facility
Minimum Criteria
A table with a ⅞ inch (22mm) table top
Minimum Criteria
A table with a 1 inch (25mm) or thicker table top
Basic table tennis table Better table tennis table Best table tennis table
Butterfly Personal Rollaway Butterfly Match Nippon Rollaway 22 Butterfly Europa 25 Anti Skid

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Approx $475

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Approx $1,500

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Approx $1,600

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Recommended Outdoor Table Tennis Tables

The quality of an outdoor table tennis table is principally determined by it's ability to withstand the rigours of the weather all year round.

The only table tennis tables which you should use outdoors are those which are specifically designed as outdoor table tennis tables.

However, the composition and thickness of the playing surface will vary widely and so, therefore, will their playing characteristics.

My recommendations for the categories of Basic, Better and Best are based on a combination of the table meeting my minimum criteria for outdoor use (which I have set out below), their playing characteristics, and my personal experiences of using many different tables.

However, if you want the most durable, weatherproof outdoor table available, you'll need a concrete table tennis table.

A concrete table tennis table will last approximately 50 years, whereas other outdoor tables may only last for one or two years.

 

I recommend the following outdoor table tennis tables...

BASIC BETTER BEST
Minimum Criteria
A table with a waterproof table top and metal undercarriage
Minimum Criteria
A table with a weatherproof table top and galvanised steel undercarriage, net and post set
Minimum Criteria
A concrete table with a concrete undercarriage and galvanised steel net and post set
Basic table tennis table Better outdoor table tennis table Concrete table tennis tables
Butterfly Outdoor Playback Rollaway Butterfly Ultimate table Concrete table

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Approx $800

Buy in the USA

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Approx $1050

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Approx $2655

Buy in the USA

Buy Table Tennis Table

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Free Guide - Choosing Table Tennis Equipment

Recommended Table Tennis Equipment - download a free copy here

If you need more information about how to choose your table tennis equipment, and what you need to look for, I've set it all out in my downloadable book.

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It's 37 pages long and is available for immediate download here.

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If you have any problem downloading this report please contact me and I'll do my best to help you.

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Most computers have it installed already - it's FREE, but if you're one of the few who don't already have it installed, click on this link http://get.adobe.com/reader and follow the instructions on their web site to download it.


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