Best Ping-Pong Tables to Order in 2021
Updated March 30th, 2021
Our top choices by category
- Best Value Overall → JOOLA Tour 2500 (Review)
- Best Portable Outdoor → Cornilleau 700M Crossover Outdoor (Review)
- Best Stationary Outdoor → Cornilleau 510M Outdoor (Review)
- Best Stationary Indoor → Stiga Expert VM (German version) (Review)
- Best Designer Table for Home → RS Barcelona You and Me - Walnut and Black (Review)
- Best Designer Table for Pros → Cornilleau 850 Wood ITTF Indoor (Review)
- Best Sturdy Outdoor Table → Cornilleau Park Outdoor (Review)
- Best Foldable Single-Piece ITTF Approved Table → Butterfly Centrefold 25 (Review)
- Best ITTF Approved Two-Piece Table → Stiga Optimum 30 (German version) (Review)
Best Value Overall → JOOLA Tour 2500
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 249lbs | Design: Two-piece | Frame: 50mm metal | Surface Thickness: 25mm | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Clip net | Assembly Time: 15-20 mins | Approval: USATT
JOOLA Tour 2500 is unique as it performs as well as a competition table, and yet it is affordable and easy to set up for home users who are looking for a very solid table on a budget. It has some excellent features including a sturdy build, a 25mm-thick tabletop, a strong undercarriage and a compact design.
JOOLA brand is synonymous with excellence and high-performance – JOOLA has been the official ping-pong table brand for the Olympics for several years, as well as several US Open open and US National ping-pong tournaments. As of 2019 JOOLA became a US-owned brand. JOOLA tables can be found in schools, sports recreation centers, and several homes in the US.
At 108″ x 60″ x 30″, the JOOLA Tour 2500 is a regulation-sized table.
This table has a traditional compact design consisting of two separate, stand-alone halves.
This model is highly portable and designed for easy storage. Its halves fit into each other to minimize storage space.
The table-top is built from a 25mm thick MDF; the competition-grade surface thickness allows the ping-pong ball to bounce high and evenly so that players can enjoy the game even at a high-end competition level. The table is USATT approved, meaning it can be used for USATT-approved competitions. This table is a popular choice amongst table tennis clubs.
This table’s MDF board is treated with a multiple layer paint job which prevents chipping and increases the life of the table.
The undercarriage and the metal frame are constructed from solid metal and the undercarriage is sturdy and long-lasting. The undercarriage also supports adjustable height levelers for uneven grounds and an anti-tilting mechanism to improve safety during folding and unfolding.
The table comes most mostly preassembled, taking only 15-20 minutes to put together.
For a lighter and more affordable version of this table, see its 18mm equivalent: JOOLA Tour 1800.
Best Portable Outdoor Table → Cornilleau 700M Crossover Outdoor
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 31.2″ | Weight: 244lbs | Design: One-piece | Frame: 60mm aluminum | Material: Resin laminate with MATTOP finish| Surface Thickness: 9mm | Usage: Outdoor | Net Style: Fixed and retractable | Assembly Time: 60 – 120 mins | Warranty: 10-year
A great outdoor table for every kind of player with a bounce that passes the ITTF bounce test. It can be easily stored and takes little space.
Cornilleau is a French table manufacturer that makes some of the highest quality outdoor tables on the market;
In our view, this table is one of the best foldable & portable tables from any table tennis brand. The reasons for categorizing it as the best portable table include its compact design, the oversized outdoor double wheels, its 16 point locking system, the wheel brakes, and its retractable net.
This table is made of two halves that are joined together with a 16-point locking system for added safety.
This model has a single-piece design with the two halves of the table can be folded for storage and easy maneuverability.
Its large, 8" wheels that are specially designed for outdoor use. The wheels are covered with rigid rubber that ensures smooth movement and protects the table from bumping or scraping against uneven surfaces. The wheels also have individual brakes that can be used to keep the table stationary. Moreover, the legs without wheels feature steel inserts for added stability.
The table includes a retractable net of high quality that folds in when the table is not in use. The net is weatherproof and can withstand rain and sunshine. The frame of the table is excellent as well; the table is supported by a 63mm aluminum/zinc alloy frame.
Moreover, the table has protection pads on each corner to make sure that the sharp corners don’t hurt anyone. The table comes with a built-in ball storage box that can hold rackets and balls.
The table-top is made of resin laminate that has been treated to resist wear and tear from weather conditions. The table-top coating and paint also protect the table from chipping and wearing down.
The table is a perfect choice for both recreational players and even competition players looking for an outdoor setup. Take the table out and enjoy a game of ping-pong with your friends and family by the pool.
Best Stationary Outdoor Table → Cornilleau 510M Outdoor
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 170lbs | Design: Non-Folding | Frame: 60mm galvanized steel | Surface: 7mm Resin laminate with MATTOP finish | Usage: Outdoor | Net Style: Fixed steel net | Assembly Time: 60 – 120 mins | Warranty: 10-year
Cornilleau 510M Outdoor table is an excellent choice for institutions that want a solid stationary table that performs like a competition table. While it is not an ITTF-approved table its bounce could easily pass the ITTF table approval test.
The Cornilleau 510M Outdoor table is another outstanding model by Cornilleau. It is the perfect ping-pong table for patios, lawns, outdoor sports clubs, or resorts. The table has been designed to be fixed to the ground and one can install the table easily within 1 to 2 hours using the manual enclosed inside the box.
We have selected it as the best outdoor table for its permanent leg assembly, galvanized steel legs, steel net, and weather-protected resin laminated table-top. The sturdy steel material of the table guarantees that the table won’t degrade with time and exposure to extreme weather conditions. Our analysis and user reviews confirm the brand’s initial claims of sturdiness and longevity are correct. The table doesn’t wear easily even with continuous daily use.
The table has additional features like racket holders, ball dispensers, and corner pads for safety. If you are unhappy with the steel net, they can replace it with a standard net for a minimal additional price.
Overall, the Cornilleau 510M Outdoor table is an excellent outdoor table that is well worth its price. It will last you for a very long time for you to enjoy hours of outdoor fun with your friends, family or colleagues.
Best Stationary Indoor Table → Stiga Expert VM (German version)
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 313lbs | Design: Stationary Two-piece | Frame: 60mm | Surface Thickness: 30mm | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Clamp net | Assembly Time: None | Warranty: 1-year | Approval: ITTF
Stiga Expert VM is the perfect table for semi-permanent indoor use; garages, gymnasiums, or recreational-rooms for customers looking for a solid top-performing ITTF-approved table.
There are multiple versions of these tables and we recommend the one made in Germany. The factory where this table is made makes some of the most well-known competition tables on the market.
The Stiga Expert VM is a full-sized indoor ping-pong table. It has some noteworthy features, including its 30mm table-top, its 60mm frame and its strong undercarriage.
The most noteworthy feature of the Stiga Expert VM is its 30mm fiberboard tabletop. Competition-grade ping-pong tables have a surface thickness of 25mm; there are very few tables that offer thickness above 25mm and the Expert VM is one of those. The 30mm fiberboard ensures that players get a pro-like playing experience on each bounce.
The table is made of two individual halves that are joined together by the net.
Users can fold the table into two halves and push aside for very compact storage. The table is supported by a 60mm strong steel frame.
The legs of the table are also made from strong steel; each table half has 4 thick legs for maximum structural stability.
The table is designed for competition use but it can also be used in a garage, rec center, school gymnasium, bar, or any other indoor location that requires a robust high-performance table.
There are a few drawbacks to this table, such as reduced portability, no built-in accessory holders, no fold-up playback mode and a short warranty period compared to other brands. At 313lbs, the table is quite heavy, and while a heavy table means a strong table, it also means it may be hard to transport it if you need to.
Best Designer Table for Home → RS Barcelona You and Me - Walnut and Black
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 265lbs | Design: One-piece Stationary | Frame: Coated steel with wood legs | Tabletop material: Walnut | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Detachable polyester | Assembly Time: 60 mins | Warranty: 2-year against manufacturer’s defects
An artistic blend of the past, present, and future. The RS Barcelona You and Me – Walnut and Black has the classic beauty of natural wood and the sleek lines of contemporary design, culminating in a total package that is ahead of its time.
For those who demand the most out of their decor and refuse to compromise, the RS Barcelona is here to dazzle and delight. The RS Barcelona You and Me table has an uncanny ability to both blend in and stand out.
The dark walnut tabletop is supported by a coated steel frame and wooden legs. There is a conveniently located storage compartment on the underside of the tabletop that is ideal for keeping your favorite rackets and balls (accessories included with the table).
“Intense Living” is a pillar of RS Barcelona’s approach to enjoyment, growth, and shared experiences. In a world where it can be difficult to find time to truly connect, RS Barcelona has engineered their products to foster togetherness. The polyester net can be detached, allowing the table to be converted into a dining or conference room table.
Whether it’s match point, dinner time, or time to work, the RS Barcelona You and Me will be there to provide a stylish and sturdy base, perfect for creating lifelong memories.
Best Designer Table for Pros → Cornilleau 850 Wood ITTF Indoor
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 269lbs | Design: One-piece Folding table | Frame: 70mm | Surface: 25mm high-density chipboard | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Permanent or Retractable | Assembly Time: 60–120 mins | Warranty: 3-year | Approval: ITTF
A flawless combination of design, features, and performance, the Cornilleau 850 Wood ITTF Indoor competition-grade table is a perfect addition to the modern home, office games room, or sports bar.
It could be considered one of the most eye-catching table designs on the market. You will fall in love with this table at first sight! It has a beautiful exterior with a combination of natural wood color and a black polished top is very appealing. The beauty of the table is further accentuated by its angled edges.
The Cornilleau 850 Wood ITTF Indoor ping-pong table, is not only beautiful but also very sturdy.
This surface is made from high-quality chipboard and the frame is made from wood. The wooden structure channels ball vibrations for an unparalleled sound that competition players will appreciate.
The undercarriage also supports two stability bars on each half of the table. Furthermore, there is an additional stability bar in the middle, which is attached to the net posts. The table won't budge very easily even with continuous and aggressive play.
The table is built for performance, and a 25mm chipboard with a gray top has been coated with a spin-sensitive finish. The board and the paint job have been done extremely and the quality of the surface is very noticeable. The surface won't wear out easily with continuous use. The angled edges of the table provide an aesthetically pleasing look while also offering some extra leg space to players for more comfortable play.
This model has prioritized mobility; It comes with 4 over-sized, rubber-coated 5" wheels. The wheels are attached to the stability bar under the center of the table. Breaks are installed on the wheels for safety. Once folded players can easily move the table. The table can be folded and transported by a single person.
The net has height adjusters for the net, the leg has level adjusters for uneven surfaces, and the retractable net folds easily when the table is not in use.
Some people may also find the fixed net an inconvenience as it can only be replaced through the manufacturer. A standard clamp or clip-on net does not work on this table. However, Cornilleau is an established brand and they will likely be around for several years. The table doesn't come with built-in storage space for balls and bats but these are not typically expected on a table of this class.
Best Sturdy Outdoor Table → Cornilleau Park Outdoor
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 356lbs | Design: Non-Folding | Frame: 89mm galvanized steel | Surface: 9mm resin laminate | Usage: Outdoor | Net Style: Fixed steel net | Assembly Time: 45-60 mins | Warranty: 10-year
We think Cornilleau Park is the sturdiest ping-pong table you can find for school playgrounds, public parks, and sports centers.
Cornilleau Park Outdoor is the tank of ping-pong outdoor tables designed for public spaces and harsh conditions. Like other tables we feature, it is a regulation-sized ping-pong table. It has a very solid 9mm resin laminate top and an 89mm thick galvanized steel frame.
Designed for durability, the Cornilleau Park Outdoor is made for outdoor locations like parks, sports clubs, patios, and lawns.
It is most suitable for schools, playgrounds, and clubs. However, homeowners can also use this beast to enjoy playing ping-pong on sunny days in their garden. The table is made from the best and will not wear down easily. The table comes with Cornilleau's excellent 10-year warranty, which shows how confident they are in their products.
Even though it is priced on the high side, we think Cornilleau Park Outdoor is well worth its price. The tabletop is coated with gray finish using Cornilleau's MATTOP technology to prevent glare in outdoor conditions. Although the surface thickness is only 9mm, the laminated table-top provides an even bounce.
The manufacturer is known for designing tables that adhere to the strictest European safety standards. The corners of the steel table are covered with protectors to ensure to help prevent potential injuries when hitting the table edges.
The table is designed to be fixed in the ground permanently so think wisely where to place the table before making a purchase. Park is a heavy table that needs to be bolted down to the ground. Be sure about where you want to place this table as it does not come off easily once bolted down!
A sand ballast kit is available as an add-on to make the table heavier. A 12-inch fastening kit is also available to secure the table more securely on soft surfaces like grass.
This table has a minimal design and does not come with built-in storage space for rackets and balls. Storage space is not typically expected on tables designed for public spaces.
Best Foldable Single-Piece ITTF Approved Table → Butterfly Centrefold 25
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 280lbs | Design: One-piece design | Frame: 50.8mm steel | Surface: 25mm | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Clamp net | Assembly Time: No assembly required | Warranty: 5-year | Approval: ITTF
The Butterfly Centrefold 25 is a top-notch foldable ping-pong table that is used by professional players, sports centers, and international table tennis tournaments.
The Centrefold 25 is Butterfly's flagship table. It is a regulation-sized 9 feet x 5 feet table with some excellent features. We have categorized it as one of the best foldable tournament-quality tables: it folds in half easily and fits into a 21"-wide storage space.
The two halves of this table are joined in the middle so the 2 halves cannot be stored separately. The table has a safety locking mechanism that prevents the table from opening or closing accidentally. The 5" rubber wheels make it easy to transport the table and can be locked to a fixed position to prevent table movement during play. One or two people can easily fold and store the ping-pong table.
The table's 25mm particle board table-top is painted with spin-friendly paint.
The tabletop is surrounded by a sturdy steel frame with corner protectors for the players' safety.
The undercarriage of this table has the strength you would expect from a table of this class. It is composed of 2" square steel legs that are placed 40cm away from the edge of the table that makes the table wheelchair-friendly. All 4 legs have leg levelers, which make it easy to adjust the height of the table on uneven surfaces.
The table does not have racket holders or ball holders but these are not typically found on a table of this class. It also comes in green.
Best ITTF Approved Two-Piece Table → Stiga Optimum 30
Dimensions: 108″ x 60″ x 30″ | Weight: 310lbs | Design: Two-piece| Frame: 61mm profiled steel | Material: Fibreboard | Surface Thickness: 30mm | Usage: Indoor | Net Style: Removable steel net | Assembly Time: 90 minutes | Warranty: 1-year | Approval: ITTF
Stiga Optimum 30 is the wheeled version of Stiga Expert VM and it is also made in Germany. Stiga Optimum 30 is to Stiga Expert VM what Butterfly Octet 25 is to Butterfly Europa 25. The table is recommended for competitive players looking for a tournament-quality bounce in addition to table portability. It is suitable for gymnasiums and sports clubs or players who need a high-quality bounce to practice at home.
The table features a 30mm high-performance surface a 60mm metal frame and strong chassis construction. It has a lock-and-fold design and eight wheels that make it one of the most portable ITTF-approved tables in its price range.
The International Table Tennis Federation approves tables according to the quality of their bounce, and this table's ITTF approval means you can expect a consistent standard table bounce across all parts of the table. A triple coat of gloss varnish is used to increases the table's friction and enhance the spin effect during play.
The chassis construction of the undercarriage, the metal frame, and the fiberboard are built from high-quality durable materials that you can expect from a product made in Germany. All 4 legs have leg-levelers to adjust the height of the table on uneven surfaces.
The folding mechanism and semi-automatic lock-and-fold design mean each half glides smoothly when you're folding and unfolding the table.
Once closed, the table takes up little space, and it only takes one person to fold the entire table.
The table does not come assembled and requires 1-2 hours of initial setup time. Once it is set up, you have a strong table that will last a long time.