JOOLA Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review
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The Joola Outdoor Table Tennis Table is an all-weather outdoor table with a 6mm (1/4-inch) aluminum/plastic composite surface. It features a 30mm x 30mm (over 1-inch by 1-inch) powder-coated frame and undercarriage that will resist rust and stand up to the elements.
The Joola Outdoor Table is a mid-range model that offers a fantastic value for the price. While the bounce will certainly feel like an outdoor table, the resilient surface, and sturdy frame are fantastic for recreational table tennis indoors and out.
- An all-weather table tennis table with 6mm aluminum plastic composite surface and 30mm x 30mm rust-resistant, powder-coated undercarriage
- Two-piece table quickly folds up for playback mode and compact storage
- Features an anti-tilting device and locking casters on three inch wheels
- Extremely easy 15 minute assembly time and comes with matching weatherproof net set
- Assembled: 108in x 60in x 30in; Stored: 62in x 22in x 67in; Weight: 166 pounds
The Joola Outdoor Table is made by Joola, a worldwide leader in table tennis equipment. Joola is a sponsor of the US Olympic Team and is the official table of USA Table tennis and the highest levels of US Table Tennis competition.
Overall Table Construction
While the Joola Outdoor Table Tennis table is certainly not meant for tournament level play, it still is a great example of Joola's commitment to quality as it has been carefully constructed with top notch materials.
The most notable piece of the Joola Outdoor is the playing surface. The 6mm (1/4-inch) blue table surface is made of a special aluminum composite material that is specifically made to stand up to the elements. The weatherproof top is resistant to warping, chipping, and expansion due to temperature changes and moisture levels.
The heavy-duty 30 x 30mm (over 1-inch by 1-inch) square legs and undercarriage are made of high-grade steel and offer a solid foundation to play on. The entire frame and undercarriage are powder-coated with a rust-resistant finish that will eliminate moisture problems. The table also features a 40x20mm (3/4 x 1.5-inch) apron that secures the frame to the table top, ensures a consistent bounce across the table and prevents warping due to changes in humidity and temperature.
The table also features 1.25-inch leg levelers and 3-inch wheels so the table can easily be moved around and adjust to pretty much any surface for a solid and level playing experience.
The overall playing experience in the Joola Outdoor is quite good. The table certainly has the bounce of a composite material top which is noticeably different from the more solid and consistent bounce of MDF top's common on indoor-only table tennis tables. This makes sense though because an MDF table would completely warp and fall apart if left outside. For an outdoor table in this price range, the Joola Outdoor Table Tennis Table offers a playing experience on par or better than the competition.
One of the major highlights of the Joola Outdoor Table Tennis Table is the assembly process. The entire table comes almost completely pre-assembled. All you have to do is attach the wheels and lock in a few nuts and bolts and you are good to go. For most people, the table should be able to be assembled in under 15 minutes, for many, it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.
Overall, the Joola Outdoor Table is one of our favorite value picks for an outdoor table. It's built with quality materials, comes with good convenience features, has extremely easy assembly and offers a good playing experience. It does all of this while also being almost entirely water proof and weather proof.
This is a table that you can leave outside and not have to worry about but also one that you can roll inside during the colder months to enjoy any time of year. While it certainly won't offer players a tournament level playing experience, the convenience and build quality of this table for indoor and outdoor use make a fantastic choice for recreational table tennis.