Tips on buying a table tennis table for recreation
Table tennis tables also know as ping pong tables are a lot of fun
and realtively cheap and affordable to
buy. Table tennis tables come in different sizes, dimensions, quality
and pricing. There are compact mini tables, small midsize tables, big
rollaway tables and official competition tables. Besides complete tt
tables there are also conversions tops for pool and hockey tables. The
size is pretty important since you have to have space around the table
to be able to play comfortably. The standard dimensions of a table tennis
table top according to ITTF regulation in
centimeters are: length 274 cm and width 152,5 cm. The hight should
be 76 cm. The basic dimensions of a table tennis table top in inches
are: length 9 feet and width 5 feet. The height is 2 feet and 6 inches.
Next you have determine where you want to put the table tennis table.
Is the tennis table going to be used inside or outside? Oudoor
table tennis tables are more expensive since they need to be stronger
and have a weatherproof coating against the weather elements. Also good
to know is that most folding table tennis tables are on wheels so you
can easily roll them away and save a lot of space in the room.
Table tennis table prices compared
The best and professional table tennis table brands are Stiga, Kettler,
Joola, Butterfly, Killerspin, Sportscraft and Prince. The cheapest price
for a standard size indoor competition rollaway table tennis table costs
around 200 dollars. Outdoor rollaway table tennis tables start at around
600 dollars. Official ITTF
Pro Tournament table
tennis tables are around 1000 dollars. The most expensive premium tt
tables you can buy go up to 4000 dollars. The cheapest conversion tops
for a pool table in your game room cost around 150 dollars.
Cheap and affordable table tennis table solutions
If your budget is really small and quality is less important then a
used table tennis table is also an option. Check online websites like
Ebay or Craigslist for new and used table tennis tables for sale with
a discount. Sometimes you can find great deals there. The ultimate lowest
price is ofcourse free. With this we mean build your own custom
table tennis table. It's the cheapest solution and making your own customized
table tennis table isn't really that difficult. Diy instructions on
how to make your own table tennis table can be found online and when
you just need a top it's just a question of making it the right size
and giving it a a bit of coating.
Shopping for more table tennis equipment and
Besides a good quality table you will need to buy table tennis
blades and balls. When buying the rackets or paddles you can choose
different types of rubbers that give you more or less grip and spin.
If you have an outdoor table tennis table you might want to buy a cover
for protection against the weather. Most covers are from PVC. On this
website we also sell unique scorekeepers.
Tips for improving your table tennis skills
Want to learn how to play table tennis and become a better
player? Watch video instructions of pro's on Youtube or DVD. Many websites
offer tips and explanations on the rules of table tennis.