The Best Table Tennis Conversion Tops
POSTED On August 17th 2015
If you already own a pool table or other large table, and don't have space for a dedicated ping pong table, it might make sense to go with table tennis conversion top that slides over your existing table. These conversion tops come in many varieties and some definitely work better than others.
No conversion table top will provide the playing experience of a quality dedicated ping pong table, but for someone looking to save some space and for something that provides decent playing experience a conversion top could be the best choice.
The current market for conversion tops has a wide range of products. Obviously you won't find any ITTF certified conversion tops, but you will find some that offer a pretty good playing experience and the best part is that they are extremely easy to store.
Martin Kilpatrick 3/4-Inch Pool Table Conversion Top
The Martin Kilpatrick 3/4-Inch Pool Table Conversion Top is a premium quality, german-engineered conversion top specifically designed to fit all sizes (including up to 5ft wide) of pool tables.The top comes in two pieces and is a hefty 3/4-inch thick with a 1.5-inch metal rail for added stability. It weighs in at a full 120 pounds and comes with unique surface connectors that makes sure the top stay secure during play. This top provides the best playing experience hands down and the high-end materials will make sure that it provides years of use. Check out the full review here
Viper Portable Table Tennis Top
The Viper Portable Table Tennis Top is a compact and lightweight top that can turn in any pool table, kitchen island, dining table or just about any flat surface into a functional ping pong table. It has a light 1/4-inch thick surface and a trifold design that makes it easy to transport and to carry around. It weighs in at under 40 pounds and while it doesn't offer a top notch playing experience, the versatility and price of this table make it a an attractive option. Check out the full review here
Franklin Sports 4-Piece Table Tennis Conversion Top
The Franklin Sports 4-Piece Table Tennis Conversion Top is a 100-pound conversion top with a 15mm (5/8-inch) thick playing surface that is the regulation size of 9-feet by 5-feet. It comes with ready to play with a net and post set, but customers have reported that the net is finnicky and can be hard to set up. The table has a convenient trifold design that makes it much easier to move and to store. It should be noted that this table is meant to sit on a pool table and if you want to put it on a dining table or other flat surface, you may have to prop it up with books and lay down a protective surface to make sure the bottom doesn't scratch your table.Check out the full review here
STIGA Duo Table Tennis Conversion Top
The STIGA Duo Table Tennis Conversion Top allows you to easily convert your 7-foot or 8-foot pool table (or air hockey table) to a ping pong table in a matter of minutes. This 1/2-inch thick top is supported by 30-inch center-mounted steel stiffeners to ensure a stable and level playing surface. The bottom of the table features high-quality sponge rubber strips that protect your pool (or air hockey) table's surface and make sure the regulation 9-foot by 5-foot playing surface stays in place. This table weighs in at 120 pounds and is built by STIGA, a worldwide leader in table tennis products. Check out the full review here
Hathaway Quick Table Tennis Conversion Top
The Hathaway Quick Table Tennis Conversion Top is a 1/2-inch thick conversion top that is coated in a special PVC laminate to protect against moisture and temperature changes. Although this table is intended for indoor use only, the 90 pound table will stand up to moisture so that spilling a drink or two on it will not ruin or warp the surface. This top comes with underside protector pads to prevent scratching the table underneath and the 4-piece hinged design allows this table to be easily folded up and stored. Check out the full review here.