"You're into table tennis, right? We're considering purchasing a table for the house. What's the best table tennis table?", I'm inquired. "All things considered, that depends. What do you need it for?", I answer.
This is a genuinely standard discussion. I surmise you could state I've turned into a specialist at helping individuals select the best table tennis table for them. Anyway, here's a blog entry that should go about as a strong aggregation of the considerable number of discussions I've had throughout the years. I've additionally included connects to the majority of my table tennis table audits. Do you really want to buy outdoor ping pong tables?
This is post was initially written in October 2014 yet was refreshed in December 2017. It's truly huge, so don't hesitate to jump to whichever segments are most pertinent to you. We should begin. What's more, the principal question I have for you is a significant one...
Do you truly require a table tennis table?
Having a table tennis table in your home can be a splendid method to expand the amount of your training - we did most of Sam's Expert in a Year practice on the table in his kitchen). Be that as it may, it can turn out to be immediately disregarded and stuffed away in a corner some place. There are several things you ought to think about first...
1. Do you have space for a table?
A full-sized table tennis table is 9ft x 5ft (or 274cm x 152.5cm). In the event that you are considering purchasing a table to use inside your home it is most likely worth denoting that out on the floor and checking whether it appears to be reasonable to have the option to play around it (you'll need in any event a meter on all sides regardless of whether you are simply playing for no particular reason).
Recreational players likely need in any event 5m x 3.5m.
Players hoping to do genuine preparing need at least 7m x 4.5m.
Neighborhood competitions will for the most part give you a playing court which is 9m x 5m.
At national level competitions, the court will be 12m x 6m.
For global challenge, the ITTF stipulates a base court size of 14m x 7m.
Do you have enough space? In the event that the appropriate response is no, you can generally get an open air table tennis table. You'll likewise require an open air table on the off chance that you will have a table in your carport or shed. Indoor tables can twist, notwithstanding when kept in a carport.
2. Who are you going to play with?
On the off chance that you're simply playing for no particular reason, at that point you can play with whoever happens to be near. In the event that you're searching for some genuine practice, at that point you'll have to consider your identity going to play with. There are a lot of choices;
Does anybody in your home play? Provided that this is true, you're brilliant.
Do you have companions that live locally that play? Preparing with them at home will save money on training charges.
Would you be able to manage the cost of a mentor? Heaps of table tennis mentors will go to your home.
Would you be able to purchase a robot? In the event that you don't have anybody to play with you could generally put resources into a table tennis robot.
Taking everything into account, in the event that you are searching for genuine preparing you have to ensure you have enough space and you have someone to play with. When you have that arranged you have to choose how a lot of cash you must spend.
What is your financial limit?
The least expensive full-measure table tennis table on Amazon.co.uk (and the present smash hit) is £140. The most costly table is £3,599. That is a truly enormous distinction! You don't have to burn through thousands on a table tennis table, however on the off chance that you need a challenge standard table you ought to hope to pay in any event £500/$700.
Shabby table tennis tables
Heaps of individuals believe that "a table tennis table is a table tennis table" and choose to purchase the least expensive one they can discover. The main issue is... these tables are ghastly. The least expensive tables are typically just 12mm thick and even a recreational player can tell that the ball doesn't ricochet accurately. Some shabby table tennis tables don't publicize the thickness of their playing surface!
In the event that you are on an extremely limited spending I would prescribe purchasing a 16mm table. These still aren't astounding with regards to bob, however they are a major enhancement for the basically unplayable 12mm tables. In a perfect world, you are searching for 19mm+.
The significance of table thickness
In the event that you got to this point in the post I'm certain you've effectively seen my fundamental concern with regards to table tennis tables... table thickness.
This is the key variable. Disregard how decent it looks and what brand it is (and everything else) and spotlight on table thickness. This is what you're paying for.
12mm - The least expensive tables. Maintain a strategic distance from no matter what! Horrendous bob.
16mm - Not an extraordinary ricochet. Possibly purchase if on a limited spending plan.
19mm - Ideally the base. Will cost you £300.
22mm - Good skip. Perfect for clubs. Less expensive than 25mm.
25mm - Competition standard table. Will cost at any rate £500.