Quality of Table Top
4.4 / 5
Strength of Frame
3.8 / 5
Extra Features
4.1 / 5
Value
4.1 / 5
Overall Score
4.4 / 5

Pros:

Great playing surface and fully weatherproof components

Cons:

Terrible instructions and table legs could offer more stability

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The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor is a great outdoor Table tennis table with some great qualities that make it completely weatherproof and easy to assemble. The playing surface is specially treated to withstand being outdoors and is 7/8" inches thick.

Specifications

  • 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
  • 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

Table Top

For an outdoor table tennis table, the table's top is the most important feature. It must be something that can withstand the expansion and contraction due to temperature changes, UV, humidity and the general harshness of weather conditions.

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor comes through in spades as a solid and affordable outdoor table with a well performing table top. The top is sealed with aluminum composite and yet still has the appeal of a classic tournament top. It was specifically designed to withstand the elements such that the expansion and contraction due to weather changes is controlled and does not harm the table. The actual surface of the top is also scratch and fade resistant and will stand up to UV rays.

Potential Issues

The biggest issue with this table is the assembly. Putting it together can be quite a project, some have reported it can take up to 6 hours. The instructions that come with the table are lacking so buyers of this table should probably turn to the step-by-step instruction that can be found online. Regardless, its something to keep in mind when deciding to purchase this table.

Conclusion

The Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor is a inexpensive outdoor Table tennis table that many people review as a fantastic outdoor option. While it may be difficult to assemble, it offers a great playing experience that will last once assembled.

This table offers a solid, resilient playing surface that will stand up to the elements. Because it is an outdoor table, it will not have the same bounce as a competitive indoor tournament-level table. This is something to keep in mind, as the different table top will make the ball bounce differently. This is expected of most outdoor tables due to the nature of outdoor table materials.