Playing ping pong is a fantastic way to blow off some steam, burn calories, and keep your brain sharp. If you're in the market for a new ping pong table, but feel overwhelmed by the many different styles and options available, this post is for you!
One important thing to keep in mind is that all table tennis tables are not created equal. Here are a few things you should keep in mind while considering your options.
Who will be using it?
This is the number one question you should be asking yourself when shopping for a table tennis table. Not only should you be thinking of the ages and number of people who will be using the table, you should also consider their skill levels. First, are you purchasing a table for your home or for the office? You may have different needs for each.
- Tables for Home: The dinner table shouldn't be the only place your family creates memories around. If you have small children, you may want to purchase a table that can handle some extra wear and tear. Typically beginners are a little rough because they haven't learned how to control their paddle well, so keep this in consideration.
- Tables for the Office: Ping pong tables for the office must be durable enough to withstand some wear and tear. Dozens of people with varying skill levels will be using it on a regular basis. Select a table that is made of higher quality materials. We highly recommend a Revolution series table. Although you would be paying slightly more up front, your table will last a lot longer than less expensive tables designed for casual use. You will also be less likely to face frustrated employees and additional expenses if you have to replace a broken table.
Mobile or stationary?
Do you plan on your ping pong table being a prominent fixture your game room or will you occasionally need to tuck it away? If you plan on keeping the table in one place, a stationary table will suit your needs. If you'll need to move your table around, a mobile table is for you!
- Mobile Tables: These tables are great for saving space, because once you're done playing, you can fold them up and roll them away. The ability to fold a table also allows beginners to play ping pong by themselves for fun and practice. Check out the MyT Indoor Series to find the perfect mobile indoor table.
- Stationary Tables: Stationary ping pong tables tend to have sturdier, more visually attractive foundations. The problem with some roll-away tables is their thin, industrial looking frames, which can cause them to be less stable and require more maintenance. Stationary tables are best if you have the space for a permanent setup. Plus, a stationary table like our Revolution series is stylish enough to function as a showpiece in your home.
Indoors or outdoors?
Where will you be using your ping pong table? You might be quick to dismiss the possibility of playing table tennis outdoors, but don't knock it until you try it. Table tennis matches make a surprisingly great addition to a barbecue for a special twist on typical backyard games. For outdoor use, we suggest the MyT Outdoor, which has been built with a high-tech plastic-aluminum top capable of shrugging off light rain and water.
Want an indoor only table? Consider interior design if you plan on keeping your game indoors. Your ping pong table is not only the centerpiece of fun, it's also the centerpiece of the room. Table tennis tables come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors, so be sure to select one that matches the aesthetic of your interior.
What's your skill level?
The final factor you should consider when shopping for a table is the skill level of the players that will be using it. If you're a casual player or a beginner, you're more focused on the fun of the game and learning the rules rather than technique.
If you're looking for a table that offers a tournament-level playing surface but can still be tucked away when not in use, we suggest the MyT10 ClubPro. This table has the durability that is necessary for beginners, with a 25 mm top that is perfect for ping pong masters. If you're a pro and are looking for ultra-consistent bounce, you may wish to avoid outdoor tables since their weather resistant coating can alter the bounce.