For many, the idea of buying a table tennis table is an expensive one. Tables have a wide range of prices and routinely cost well over $1000. This can make buying one a new table seem cost prohibitive. Luckily, there are several good options that are surprisingly affordable.

This is a list of the best ping pong tables that are priced close to or below the $500 mark. None of these tables will offer a true tournament quality bounce, but they will offer a good playing experience at a really good price point. Keep in mind, the following tables are indoor only.

Joola Inside Table

Joola Inside Table Tennis Table

The JOOLA Indoor table is a solid table with a 5/8" composite top, steel 1.5 inch diameter legs and a powder coated undercarriage to prevent rust. It's a best seller on Amazon for a good reason. It's inexpensive and offers high quality components at this price. It features playback mode as well as being able to split into two separate halves for easy storage. Check out the full review here

Rally TL 300

Rally TL 300 Table Tennis Table

The Rally TL 300 table features a 15mm charcoal painted MDF surface and a 30 x 30mm white undercarriage that is perfect for recreational use. With automatic folding legs, a trolley system of four locking casters and a double anti-tilting device, this table safe and durable. It also includes a ready to go net set, magnetic abacus style scoreboard and four ball holders that have been installed in each corner. Check out the full review here.

Viper Arlington Indoor Table Tennis Table

Viper Arlington Indoor Table Tennis Table

The Viper Arlington Indoor table features a 5/8" MDF Top, 1-1/4" frame and 1-1/4" square legs. It's rolls easily with eight 2" wheels, four of which can be locked with the built-in locking system. It supports playback mode and can be easily folded and rolled away for storage. The great thing about this table is that it's routinely priced way below $500, usually at around $400 to $425 - at this price this table is a steal! Check out the full review here

STIGA Synergy Table

STIGA Synergy Table

The STIGA Synergy is a great indoor table for the intermediate ping pong player as it's got high quality components and is simple and easy to set up. It has 3 inch ball bearing wheels that allow it to easily move across surfaces, support for playback mode and 1 3/4 inch steel self-opening legs for stability and easy opening. Check out the full review here

Butterfly Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table

Butterfly TR21 Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table

The Butterfly rollaway table is very popular and affordable fold-and-roll table tennis table. It's got a nice 3/4-inch wood table top, 1-1/2-inch steel railing rim, and 1-inch steel legs. It folds up nice and small and has large 5-inch ball bearing wheels that make it a really easy to roll out into position. While it may be difficult to assemble at first, it is backed by a three year warranty.