The Best Outdoor Ping Pong Tables
POSTED On June 29th 2015
One of the best ways to play table tennis is on a quality table in the great outdoors. However, traditional tables with tops built of MDF will not stand up to moisture and temperature changes. It's only a matter of time before these tables warp or crack and pretty much become unusable if used outside.
If you're planning on playing ping pong outside or even storing your table in a humid place, it's important to get an outdoor table built to withstand the elements. Unfortunately, the ITTF does not certify outdoor tables due to them being built with different materials (required to make them weatherproof).
However, you can find tables that offer a great playing surface and a bounce similar to that of an indoor table while still being resilient enough to be taken outside. Here is a list of the top 5 best outdoor tables:
Cornilleau Sport 500m Outdoor Table
The Cornilleau Sport 500m Outdoor Table is a high-end outdoor table that not only looks beautiful but will stand up to the toughest weather conditions. This table features a 7mm resin laminate playing surface that actually plays like a tournament quality indoor table. It's constructed with the highest quality materials and features a weather-resistant polyester net system with tension and height adjustment. While it isn't cheap, it's a premium outdoor table that will consistently deliver an exceptional playing experience. Check out the full review here
Kettler Stock Pro Outdoor Table
The Kettler Stock Pro Outdoor is a German built, outdoor table tennis table that offers a great level of quality at a mid-tier price. The highlight of this table is it's weatherproof sealed aluminum composite top. This top will not warp even in the dampest climates and with a solid steel frame, it will without a doubt stand up to harsh weather conditions. Check out the full review here.
Cornilleau Pro 510 Outdoor Stationary Table
The Cornilleau Pro 510 Outdoor Stationary Table is a super heavy duty table fitted with a 2 and 1/4 inch structual galvanized steel frame to support the 7mm resin laminate table top. The arched legs include plates that are intended to be attached the ground to make it even more secure. It's also equipped with a permanent, tamper proof steel net that is built like a tank. While this table is not easy to move or to store, once its set up it's going to be able to withstand pretty much anything. It also has a clean, professional look that no other table can match.
Joola Nova DX Outdoor Table
While the Joola Nova DX Outdoor is not a high-end outdoor table, it delivers a decent outdoor playing experience for a fraction of the cost of other outdoor tables. With sturdy 2-inch welded steel legs, a powder coated metal frame and undercarriage and a plastic/aluminum composite top, the Joola Nova DX is capable of handling most weather conditions. At this low of a price, the Jolla Nova DX really can't be as a budget outdoor table. Check out the full review here.
Kettler Match 5.0 Weatherproof Outdoor Table
Similar to the Kettler Stock Pro, the Match 5.0 is a german built outdoor table with a quality 7/8" sealed aluminum composite top that absolutely waterproof. The top features Kettler's ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that allows the table to control the expansion and contraction of material due to temperature and humidity changes. The top surface is also scratch, fade and UV resistant. Check out the full review here.