How do I find the right table tennis table? 🏓

von Wiebke Gericke - 9 Mar, 2023

When I first started working in customer service at KETTLER, every table tennis table looked the same to me.

I knew a lot about customer service, but not about the product itself.

I used to be a real table tennis fan between the ages of 12 and 16 and used to spend practically every afternoon playing with my crazy table tennis friend. But we always played on concrete tables until my parents FINALLY bought a table tennis table, even made by KETTLER. We still play on it, by the way!

But I still started from zero and asked myself the question:

If I were a customer myself, how would I know which table tennis table is the right one for me?

Therefore, I compiled the following points:

1. should the table tennis table be placed outdoors or indoors?

The difference lies in the material of the table. An indoor table has a chipboard top, the outdoor table has a weatherproof and robust melamine resin top.

Even in the garage or cellar, where the top is used indoors but is exposed to moisture and temperature fluctuations, you should consider whether the outdoor version is better suited.

2. What do I have to consider regarding the thickness of the tabletop and the frame?

A professional table tennis player whispered to me that the thickness of the plate is crucial for the playing experience! The thicker the plate, the better the ball "bounces". Therefore, for demanding players, the thickness of the plate is one of the most important purchasing characteristics.

The frame keeps the board in shape. The thicker the frame, the more firmly the plate is embedded. 3.

3. the folding mechanism

Outdoor tables are often folded up and down, the mechanism should be as easy to operate as possible. Often only a single lever needs to be operated, as with our SMS system.

4. Why are there such big price differences?

There are many inexpensive table tennis tables on the market, but they do not always meet all requirements. Since a table tennis table will be used for several years, it is worth investing in a high-quality table.

5. I am not a professional assembler, can I manage to assemble the table?

In fact, I was once allowed to assemble a table tennis table myself as part of a campaign. We send a QR code with the instructions, with which the assembly can be viewed as a video. As an assembly beginner, it took me and a second person about 2 hours. I had a lot of fun and we rewarded ourselves with a round of table tennis afterwards! For all those who want to start playing immediately: Our K15 comes pre-assembled, only the net set needs to be attached and you're ready to go.

ï»żAnd if you are still undecided about which KETTLER table tennis table to choose - take a look at our comparison table!