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:

Table top is extremely durable and fully weatherproof

Cons:

Difficult assembly process and legs could offer more stability

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The German Made Kettler Match Pro Outdoor is a mid-tier outdoor table tennis table. It has a an absolutely weatherproof sealed aluminum composite top that is the official ITTF size of 9ft x 5ft. For an outdoor table it has very good bounce that comes close to a true indoor tournament table while being resilient to weather conditions. At this price point it's not the cheapest table out there, but offers a good level of quality for a middle-of-the-road price.

Specifications

  • Made in Germany. Table Tennis Table Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Folded Dimensions: 22in wide x 67in high x 72in long
  • Absolutely weatherproof sealed aluminum composite tournament top with proprietary ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that controls expansion and contraction due to weather changes
  • Certified true tournament bounce for unmatched quality and performance
  • International tournament size of 9ft x 5ft with 4inft single wheel casters, two with locking brake
  • Patented Safety-Fold with Dual Lock Safety to prevent unintended opening or closing of table

Table Top

The Kettler Match Pro Outdoor is Germand made and quality of this table is apparent. It features an absolutely weatherproof sealed aluminum composite tournament top with proprietary ALU-TEC Climate-Control underside that controls expansion and contraction due to weather changes. The tournament lines on the table are smooth and even with playing surface. The water-based paint and topcoat used on the table top are UV, scratch and fade resistant which ideal for a long-lasting outdoor table.

Extra Features

This table is not only built with quality materials but has some convenient features that make it unique. An important safety feature is the patented safety-fold mechanism with dual locking levers. This prevents unintended opening or closing of the table and prevents accidents that could cause the table fall on someone. The table also has true play-back mode that's great for warming up or for practicing by yourself. In play-back mode the has no wide gap for ball to drop in. The table folds for compact and safe storage to just 22" wide x 67" high x 72" long.

Potential Downsides

The biggest reported downside of this table is the assembly. Some have reported that it took them several hours to put together. The table has many parts the directions definitely could be better. Luckily there are videos online that offer much more intuitive, step-by-step guide to assembling the table. Below is a video showing the assembly process:

Conclusion

The Kettler Match Pro Outdoor is a well-built outdoor table with some nice extra safety features. It's built to last in harsh weather conditions and while it won't give you the same tournament bounce that a higher tier table would, it offers a good playing experience and is a good buy if you're ok with the somewhat tricky assembly process.