Joola Nova DX Outdoor Table Review

Joola Nova DX
Joola Nova DX

Overview

The Joola Nova DX is a fantastic table at an unbelieveable price. Not only this this table built with quality materials that are assembled solidly, but the materials themselves can withstand temperature changes and humidity! This is a very very good feature for a table that consistently costs less than $500 and and can be taken outside without fear of it warping, cracking or otherwise being ruined by mother nature. The Joola Nova DX is commonly a best seller on Amazon and it totally makes sense why: It’s a ridiculously good deal for what you get at this price

Specifications

  • Foldable- Two Piece- For Playback- Simply Leave One Half Folded
  • Joola Outdoor Table Tennis Table Dimensions: Regulation Size of 9ft x 5ft / Assembled Weight: 121 lbs
  • Features a 6mm Table Top Made of Aluminum Plastic Composite
  • Comes with Rust Resistant, Powder Coated Metal Undercarriage and Trolley System with Four Durable Wheels/ Outdoor Net
  • Safety Features: Locking Casters, Locking Halves When Folded Down for Play, and Anti-Tilting Devices

Durability

So Joola says that this table is durable enough to be taken outdoors but just how durable is it really? Actually, it’s surprisingly durable and well built. It features a 6mm table top that is made with a high quality aluminum and plastic composite mix that not only won’t rust but is assured to not warp, crack, expand or contract due to outdoor conditions. This not only prepares this table for the outdoors, it also serves to make that much more resilient. Parents with young kids or teenages could find this appealing because often times ping pong tables can take a lot of abuse – even indoors! This table not only features a quality top, but also a dense, 2 inch steel reinforced frame that helps to keep the table level and is strong enough to withstand the elements.

Extra Features

Some of the extra features of this table include adjustable legs that you release and move freely up and down to make sure that you have consistent and level playing surface even if the ground you set the table up on is not level. The table also features a high quality weatherproof net that can stand up to much more punishment that the typical net that comes on sub-$500 table. The table also is capable of folding for storage or for playback mode where you can play against yourself for practice or warming up before a game. The table also features large locking wheels that all you to move the table into place fairly easily and have it stay there.

Conclusion

The Joola DX is a great budget table for anyone who wants a solid, reliable table that is much more resilient than you typical budget table. With most budget tables coming in around the $400 mark, this table offers so much more for just $100 more than the competition. For just that much, you get a table built with outdoor-ready components that you won’t have to worry about storing in humid environment or being fragile and brittle and not being able to stand up to the everyday use. This is the ideal dorm ping pong table.

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Ping Pong Table Dimensions

A common question when people are considering buy a ping pong table is: “What are the dimensions of a table tennis table?”. This is a common question because many feel that they might not have the space for a table, and that getting one would be a burden. Often times this is not the case. Tables come in many different shapes and sizes and modern tables are able to fold and store in places you never thought possible.

A regulation table has the following ping pong table dimensions:

  • Height from Floor is 30 inches
  • Width of Top is 5 ft
  • Length Of Top 9 ft

Some tables, like the the Joola Midsize table, are much smaller than regulation size and can allow you to fit them in places that table could not ordinarily fit such as a bedroom, closet, small basement or even a small deck. The Joola Midsize is two thirds the size of a regulation table and comes in at only 71 inches by 36 inches big and it stands at the regulation height of 30 inches. With the Joola Midsize you can play competitive ping pong even if you don’t have the space to set up a full sized table. Weighing in at only 62 pounds, this table is super light and easy to set up. The legs folder underneath it and the entire thing folds flat so you can slide it under your bed when not in use. The table is just big enough to allow for a decent game of table tennis but not too big to be unruly.

JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table
JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table

Other tables are able to fold in interesting ways such that you can conveniently store in them in places you wouldn’t normally think a table could be stored and then take them out and unfold them when you are ready to play. A good example of a folding table is the Stiga InstaPlay. It’s a great table for a decent price that features a 3/4″ black top, tough steel construction and the ability to fold into two separate halves. This is a great feature because you can store the two halves of the table separately and you do not have to have a space big enough for the entire table to fit. Many customer have mentioned that they love this feature because it opens them up to storage options that they didn’t think were possible with a full sized table tennis table.

Stiga Instaplay Storage
Stiga Instaplay Storage

Another great feature of this table from Stiga is the fact that the two separate table halves can actually each be free standing. You do not need to connect them for the tables to stand up properly. This is very convenient for those who like to entertain or anyone who has a need for extra tables in different situations. For instance, if you’re having a party and need extra table space to set up food and drinks, you could easily put a table cloth over each of these separate table halves and have a large, level serving area that doubles as a ping pong table. Other good uses include garage sales and weddings.

JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table Review

JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table
JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table

Overview

For people that for whatever reason, just do not have the space necessary to have a full sized ping pong table, the Joola Midsize Table Tennis Table is an affordable option. The Midsize provides and adequate playing surface that is small enough to fit in most places – like a small living room, bedroom or off of a kitchen – yet still allows for competitive play that actually feels like real ping pong, not a gimmick. This 2/3 size table has a nice 5/8″ playing surface and is built with good quality materials that are made to last. While the table is definitely indoor only, it only weighs 62 pounds and so its portable enough to store inside and bring out wherever you are to setup and play.

Specifications

  • The playing surface is 5/8″ thick and is made of the same high quality material JOOLA’s more expensive tables are made of.
  • While there are other mini Table Tennis tables on the market, JOOLA’s mini tables are considered the best.
  • Free Shipping
  • Not ITTF approved
  • Measures out to only 71 x 30 x 36 inches ( 2/3 width of regulation sized table) for increased use of limited space.
  • Only weighs 62 pounds, easy transportation.
  • Mini Table Tennis Table is quite durable and designed to last.
  • The Table Tennis table can be separated into two individual tables for increased practicality and storage.

Once setup the JOOLA Midsize provides a nice stable playing surface that has a surprisingly good bounce and allows for a real game of ping pong. This mini table certainly doesn’t feel all that mini because, unlike other mini tables, its actually just 2/3 the size of a regulation sized table according to the ITTF.

Conclusion

The Joola Midsize Table Tennis Table is a great mini table that is perfect for a college dorm, small house or RV where space for a full-sized table tennis table is not available. This table folds up to be super thng and small, and when unfolded it only measure 71in x 30 in x 36 in. This means it can fit almost anywhere and allows for a game of table tennis in situations where a full table just wouldn’t be practical. Another great thing about the the JOOLA midsize is that it’s actually very affordable. Usually coming in at under $150, this table is really cheap and also usually comes with free shipping. If a full size table simply doesn’t work for you, the JOOLA Midsize is a great alternative that still allows you to play at a pretty competitive level – this table is not a novelty or gimmick product – it genuinely gives you a real ping pong experience.

Kettler Match Pro Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review

Kettler Match Pro Outdoor Table Tennis Table
Kettler Match Pro Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Overview

The made in  Kettler Match Pro Outdoor ping pong table is a middle of the road outdoor table tennis table with a 100% weatherproof sealed aluminum composite top. The top is 9ft x 5ft, the ITTF regulation size for tournament level play. For an outdoor table it has very good play experience including a really lively bounce that comes close to a true indoor tournament table. It has all of the benefits of an indoor table without sacrificing longetivity, durability and being resistant  to weather conditions. It is definitely not the cheapest table around, as it has a pretty mid-tier price point.

Specifications

  • 100% weatherproof sealed aluminum composite tournament top with proprietary ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that controls expansion and contraction due to weather changes
  • Features true tournament bounce for unmatched quality and performance
  • International tournament size of 9ft x 5ft with 4inft single wheel casters, two with locking brake
  • Has Safety-Fold with Dual Lock Safety to prevent unintended opening or closing of table
  • Built in Germany. Table Tennis Table Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Folded Dimensions: 22in wide x 67in high x 72in long

Assembly

The Kettler Match Pro Outdoor takes some time and skill to assemble. Many customers have reported that the instructions are not as straightforward as they could be. You may have to be pretty handy and skilled with tools to assembled it properly without running into issues. However, once it’s done it looks great and feels sturdy and well made. If you are not someone who is capable of following not-so-clear instructions and getting your hands dirty to assemble something, this may not be the right table for you. For most people though, the assembly should be to difficult as there are resources online to help you. There is also a good how to guide on youtube taht can help guide you throught the process. Regardless, it’s not a pre- assembled table and so you can expect to spend some time putting all the pieces together.

Conclusion

The Kettler Match Pro Outdoor is built in Germany and the German engineering of this table is very obvious. It’s very well contstructed and the quality of components ishigh. The highlight of this excellent table is the  100% weatherproof sealed aluminum composite tournament top. It has a proprietary ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that controls expansion and contraction due to weather changes and allows the table to withstand even the most extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Each of the tournament lines on the table are smooth and flush with the playing surface because they are screen printed and not just painted on like cheaper tables. Additionally, the water-based paint and coat on the top of the table are scratch, fade and UV resistant which is a really great quality of an outdoor table. This table will be able stand the test of time and offer countless hours of enjoyment for years to come. It’s a great investment that you will not regret.

Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor Review

Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor
Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor

Overview

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor is a well built, high quality and yet still affordable outdoor table with a very high quality table top. The table top is sealed with an aluminum composite so that it can withstand weather conditions and sudden changes in temperature or humidity. These types of conditions can normally cause tables to warp, crack or lose their paint. This table was specifically built to be able to endure the elements and not breakdown or have the weather in any way negatively affect the playing surface. The table top surface is also scratch and fade resistant and will stand up to UV rays which is great if you live in a place with a lot of heat.

Specifications

  • All Four Edges of Each Top Half Internally Supported by Square Aluminum Tubing and All Outer Edges are Protected and Supported by a 1in Aluminum Apron. Apron Design Cradles Table Top to Resist Warping
  • Patented Safety-Fold with Dual Lock Safety to Prevent Unintended Opening or Closing of Table
  • Assembled Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Weight: 114 lbs / Folded Dimensions: 22in W x 66.75in H x 72in L
  • Playing Surface: 7/8in Thick Absolutely Weatherproof Sealed Aluminum Composite Tournament Top with Proprietary ALU-TEC Climate-Control Underside that Controls Expansion and Contraction Due to Weather Changes
  • Tournament Lines are smooth and even with Playing Surface. Unique Water Based Paint and Topcoat are UV, Scratch and Fade Resistant / Certified True Tournament Bounce for Unmatched Quality and Performance

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor is a solid table by Kettler, a company that is known for building high quality, long lasting, german-engineered tables that have exceptionally good attention to detail.  Other great features of this table include the  special locking systems that make sure the table doesn’t fall down or collapse on someone moving it.  The tables also featuers swiveling ball-bearing wheels that each lock individually which provides a stable playing experience while still being a mobile table that you can take in and out of storage easily. Another great feature is playback mode, you can set up the table so that you can play by yourself or practice your defensive skills against a playback wall.

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor also includes a attached paddle holder and ball holder on the side of the table. This is a nice extra added convenience that actually comes in quite handy. If you’re someone who often misplaced balls and paddles this might actually be a big upside of this table for you.

Conclusion

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor is a solidly built table that is put together with true german engineering. It’s a table thats built with high end materials that are made to last and stand up to extreme weather conditions, temperatures, humidity and general outdoor abuse. The Match 5.0 also has some nice extra features that are often overlooked in tables including high quality wheels for transporting in and out of storage, ball and paddle holders for ease of use and convenience as well as folding and locking mechanisms that make the table a great buy.

Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor Review

Cornilleau Sport 500m Outdoor Table Tennis Table
Cornilleau Sport 500m Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Overview

The Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor Table Tennis Table is not only a great outdoor table but a great table for anyone looking for a great playing experience indoors or out. This versatile table allows for 2 on 2 matches, or it may be folded in half for single practice sessions. It is extremely weather resistant and holds up well to anything that weather can throw at it.

Specifications

  • Includes a Permanent Weather-Resistant Polyester Net System with Tension and Height Adjustment / Retracts in Storage Position
  • Play Position Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Storage Dimensions: 62in H x 74in W x 30in D / Weight: 172 lbs.
  • DSI Integrated Double Security – With a Central Release Handle, the Table Easily Opens and Closes / Table is Fully Locked in Playing and Storage Positions / Avoids Risk of Accidents
  • Features a 7mm Resin Laminate Playing Surface with Corner Protection Pads / MATTOP Finish Provides an Anti-Glare Finish and Proper Ball Adherence / Available in Blue or Slate!
  • Sturdy Arched Leg Design Looks Great and Provides Solid Support! / Adjustable Feet for Improved Stability

Construction

The Cornilleau is a very well constructed table that can handle outdoor summer conditions as well as less nice weather ocnditions. The well built table top seems indestructible and the initial setup and assembly process is fairly straightforward. It only takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Also, The adjustable feet provide for stable setup in uneven areas such as lawn grass and other areas of the yard.

This table definitely not inexpensive, it can cost upwards of $1500. However, customers agree that it is well worth the cost and a great value because of its durability, ease of assembly, setup and tear down for storage, playing action and high quality. Most reviewers gave this table 5 stars which is rare and speaks to the value of the product and the overwhelmingly positive response of customers who have purchased and used this table.

Conclusion

The Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor Table Tennis Table a fantastic product that has received remarkably high ratings from many customers. It’s durability and ease of assembly, mobility and safety mechanisms combine together to create a product that is designed to meet the needs and expectations of customers. Both amateur and skilled ping pong players will appreciate the quality of play that they experience with this table, indoors or out.

STIGA Synergy Table Tennis Table Review

Overview

The Stiga Synergy ping pong tablestiga-synergy includes a QuickPlay chassis making the it extremely quick to set it up from the get-go. Stiga is able to deliver this by making it so pretty much every single component of the table is already assembled when its delivered to your door. The set up process just involves unfolding, unwrapping and bolting together a few of the pre-assembled parts that come in the box. This is a huge convenience and is rare for a table that is this inexpensive.

Specifications

  • QuickPlay Chassis for Fast Assembly- From Box to Play in 20 Minutes
  • Extra-wide wheel base for added stability
  • 66″ Net and Post Set Included
  • For Indoor Use Only
  • 5/8″ Thick Black Table Top for Even Bounce
  • 1-3/4″ Self-Opening Steel Legs
  • 3″ Mag Wheels with Locks
  • 2″ Steel Apron with Corner Protectors

Table Wheels

The Stiga Synergy stands out from other tables with tis 3 inch caster wheels which allows it to be easily moved over tile, carpet, hardwood or pretty much any surface easily. This is a really nice upgrade for those who need to move their table into position in order to set it up as it makes it much easier to drag the table. For a smaller person it can be extremely difficult to move a table all by yourself. With this table, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Conclusion

The Stiga Synergy table tennis table is a budget table tennis table that offers a good mix of features and well-built components at this low price. It’s a no brainer for someone looking for a good recreational table that isn’t too hard on the wallet.