The Stiga Advantage competition-ready indoor table tennis table is a pro-quality model that comes with all the features the serious ping pong player is looking for. This is a massive table that can take up some serious floor space, but it will make the perfect addition to any basement or rec room in the home.
Our Verdict: This pro-quality table is a great buy for the serious ping pong player who is training for a competition and needs a model that’s regulation size. However, for recreational play, this table can be overkill. We would highly recommend this table if you’re looking for a model that features a regulation thick playing surface, a well-built design, and a table that can easily be moved from room to room.
Keep reading to learn more about what this leading table tennis table has to offer.
Overview and Features
Not only does Stiga produce some of the best ping pong tables around, but their extensive line of table tennis tables are also reasonably priced and made to last.
At first glance, the Advantage does look massive, but appearances can be deceiving. This model features a unique design that not only allows you to split the table in half to make two independent ping pong tables, but the design also allows you to store the table easily, in tight spaces.
The table’s innovative design features independent caster beams for each half of the table. This allows both halves of the table to be easily separated, so they can be used as two different freestanding tables.
If you want a table you can easily store when not in use, the Advantage is a perfect choice. If you don’t have a dedicated space in the home to permanently set up a ping pong table, the design allows you to nest each half of the table into one another.
The apron supports feature a welded steel tube design, measuring in at half an inch. These aprons promote an even bounce throughout the entire playing surface. The added support also keeps the table top flat during use.
Typically, your average ping pong table can take over three hours and two people to assemble.
This table arrives ninety-five percent assembled, allowing you to complete the assembly process in just fifteen minutes or less.
If you don’t have a large home or an extra room that you can permanently set up your new table in, then you’ll love how portable this model is.
The table is equipped with wheels and locking casters for easy transport and convenient storage. The ability to lock the wheels during use prevents the table from moving during an intense match.
Post and Net
The cotton blend net measures in at seventy-two inches. It’s highly adjustable and comes with a clamp style attachment that also makes the net easy to install and remove for storage.
Located on the underside of the table you’ll find a safety latch that’s spring loaded, locking the table top in an upright position. This feature prevents the table from opening up unexpectedly.
The table top comes in at 5/8 inches thick. This can be a drawback for the player who prefers the standard one-inch thickness most seasoned players practice and play on. Competing models such as the Butterfly Centrefold Table Tennis Table offers the preferred one-inch thick playing surface, but in terms of versatility, this Stiga model easily blows the Butterfly table tennis table out of the water. Additionally, the Advantage is also available at a much more affordable price and has a reputation for a unique design that the Butterfly can’t compete with.
This model measures in at sixty inches wide, one hundred and eight inches deep, and thirty inches tall.
Multiple Position Options
Aside from the traditional ping pong table position, users can also raise half of the table, placing it in the playback position. When placed in this position, one player can practice spin serves, hitting the balls against the raised half of the table. This is a great feature for children or beginners.
As we mentioned earlier, the tables can also be placed in a nesting position, for a more compact storage position.
This tournament ready model is regulation size and features a unique design that allows you to easily change the table’s position or pack it up for easy storage. The fact that it arrives mostly assembled is a huge bonus for any buyer.
While the playing surface isn’t one-inch thick, it still offers an impressive bounce, so most players won’t even realize that the table top is under an inch thick.
If you don’t have enough space in the home to leave your table out permanently, the large wheels and locking casters will allow you to quickly wheel the table out of a room and to its designated storage spot.
Practicing often is one of the best table tennis tips for players of all skill levels. The playback position allows beginners and seasoned players to perfect their serving skills and improve their hand-eye coordination. Switching the table to the nest position, playback position, or placing it in the standard position is fast and easy.
Advantages And Disadvantages
- Playback position
- Locking casters
- Playing surface offers excellent bounce
- Arrives ninety-five percent assembled
- Table can be split in half and used as two independent tables
- Playing surface is under one inch thick
Conclusion and rating
DDplan .com Product Rating:
The Stiga Advantage table tennis table earned a high rating thanks to its versatility, the unique design that allows you to change positions quickly and easily, the ability to use the table as two independent free-standing ping pong tables, and the large rugged wheels that allow you to easily move the table from room to room. Overall, this indoor ping pong table’s versatility, pro-quality setup, and innovative design make this model a great choice for players of all skill levels. We gave this model a rating of five out of five stars.