Buying a table for home

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 6 years ago

Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois,

I am thinking to buy a table tennis table for my home. I have an open space of about 15 x 10 feet in my hall. It's not a lot, but I thought I could place the table at one end of the hall with robot sitting on top of it, and I could play from the other end. The table being 9 x 5 feet in size, I think I will have about 6 feet of space on my end and about 6-7 feet of space to move across. I'm not quite sure if it's a good idea but I don't have any other option to train at the moment.

I wanted to take some advice about the table. There are tables available in all kind of price ranges in the market and I am not quite sure what to look for in them. I don't want a really high end table, just something which is not far off from a standard table, so that I am not in a surprise when I go to play in a tournament :). And the other requirement I have is that it should be foldable so that when I am not training, I can fold it and put it in the corner.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

The things to look for in a table are firstly the thickness of the top.  Get one that is at least 16mm thick.

Then you can look at several tables for their portability.  The most portable are the ones that fold up onto a carriage and are easily packed up.

You also need to think about storage.  The tables that fold into two halves tend to store in a smaller space because you can push the halves together.


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Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay Posted 6 years ago

Thanks Alois, that answer was very helpful. One more thing, should I check the bounce of the table as well?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

If you can check the bounce that would be good but the thickness will give you a good guide.



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