This inside table tennis table by JOOLA has got it all. It’s competition-worthy, so it’s perfect for the serious ping pong player, yet the incredibly stable design also makes it very family-friendly and a great addition to any rec room. If you’re looking for a competition-grade model that offers the same type of play quality as tables used in tournaments, then look no further than this leading model by JOOLA.
Our Verdict: Serious ping pong players will love this regulation-sized indoor ping pong table. It’s also a great choice for home use, however, since this is a regulation size table tennis table, it can take up quite a bit of space in the home. Fortunately, the foldable design allows you to easily store the table when it’s not in use. If you’re interested in a table tennis table that features the regulated playing surface thickness, then you’ll want to keep searching. Unfortunately, the playing surface for this table measures in at just 5/8 of an inch thick. However, despite this slight difference in surface thickness, we would still recommend this table for family use and pro training sessions.
Keep reading to learn more.
Overview and Features
This indoor table tennis tables can be used for plain old family fun or it can be the perfect table for the serious ping pong player that needs a regulation model they can train on for their upcoming competition.
To learn more about recreational models and competition quality tables, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
The table measures in at nine feet by five feet. Clearly, you’re going to need plenty of space to set this table up. A common mistake many buyers make is not taking into consideration the extra amount of space that’s needed in order for the player to move around freely. We recommend measuring the intended space prior to buying. Add two feet of empty space around the table in order to determine if it will work in your home.
Fortunately, this model can be folded down for storage.
If you don’t want to spend three hours assembling your new table, then you’ll be happy to learn that this model will arrive at your door ninety-five percent assembled. This table should only take you about fifteen minutes to assemble. All you have to do is attach the table legs with the included eight bolts, attach the net and clamp system and the table is ready to go.
This model comes with a heavy-duty clamp style net system complete with tension adjustments.
While the dimensions of the table are considered tournament regulated, the playing surface is not. Typically, in a professional table tennis tournament, players will play on a table with a one-inch playing surface. This table’s playing surface is only 5/8 of an inch thick. This can be a major drawback for the pro. If this table is to be used for recreational purposes only, then this slight difference shouldn’t be a major issue.
Despite being under an inch thick, the multi-layer medium-density fiberboard provides a consistent bounce.
The Hathaway Victory Professional table tennis table is one of JOOLA’s top competing models and it does offer the one-inch thick regulation playing surface that many pros are looking for. However, this JOOLA table earned a higher score for ease of assembly and superior durability.
The leg leveler design allows you to adjust each of the legs in order to improve the table’s stability on an uneven surface. This way, the table won’t rock or move even if it’s placed on an uneven surface.
When collapsed, the folding halves will rest on a separate trolley system that’s equipped with four wheels. The trolley system will allow you to nest the table in order to save a ton of space. This way, you can easily store the folded table in a tight spot.
The table’s four caster wheels are lockable, which prevents it from moving or rolling during game time. These three-inch wheels will easily glide over carpet and smooth surfaces, allowing you to quickly move the table from room to room or roll it outdoors for a game out in the sunshine. Additionally, the table is equipped with a safety lock that will keep the table securely closed when placed in the folded position.
An indoor table with playback mode is a must in most homes, but it’s essential for the table tennis player who needs a table to practice on at home when they’re preparing from an upcoming competition. To put the table in playback mode, you’ll bring up half of it, locking it in place to create a backboard. You can play by yourself when the table is in this mode, hitting the balls against the backboard. This is a great feature for beginners or the professional player who is training for an upcoming match. Beginners can also use the playback mode to practice how to spin ping pong balls for a killer spin serve that will easily allow them to score on their opponents.
Two Independent Tables for The Price of One
Not only does this table offer the popular playback mode and allows you to nest the halves of the table together so it can fit in a tight storage space, but both halves of the table can be separated completely. If you want to have a couple of matches going on at the same time then this table can be separated and used as two mini table tennis tables. This is one of the best features this table has to offer and it’s not one you’ll commonly find on other models in this price range.
Advantages And Disadvantages
- Table splits in half and turns into two mini tables
- Playback mode
- Safety locks
- Foldable design
- Playing surface is under one-inch thick
Conclusion and Rating
DDplan .com Product Rating:
This JOOLA table tennis table earned high marks in almost every area. While it’s true that the playing surface is not an inch thick, the table does come loaded with some great features such as the playback mode and the ability to separate both halves of the table, turning it into two small game tables. We gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five stars.