Can I convert an indoor table tennis table to an outdoor table tennis table?

Submitted by Dave Kay
(Essex, England)

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I have a table tennis table (Butterfly 18mm indoor) and I want to convert it to an outdoor table tennis table.

What paint is needed?

Also what about strengthening the top?

----- Martin's Reply -----

 By Martin Hughes
 Owner and Editor



Dave,

Thanks for your question.

Outdoor table tennis tables need to be completely weatherproof if they are to be left outside all the time.

You will not be able to successfully convert an indoor table tennis table to an outdoor table tennis table.

You will need to buy a table tennis table designed for outdoor use.

See my article here ...

www.allabouttabletennis.com/indoor-outdoor-table-tennis-table.html


You could use an indoor table tennis table outdoors for short periods of time, but you must ensure that it is not in direct sunlight and it must not get wet either.

However, I would not recommend it.

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