Indoor Table Tennis Tables
Welcome to our indoor table tennis section. Here you will find sub-sections containing all the major table tennis brands such as Cornilleau, Kettler and Knight. We understand that choosing an indoor table can be really difficult as they all look very similar. That’s why we’ve written ‘Pro Reviews’ on almost all the products, explaining the pros and cons of that particular model and in lots of cases we’ve even explained the benefits of the next model up to help you decide which table tennis table will best suit your needs.
Advances in table construction has meant that indoor tables can fold away and be stored in a small area (from as little as 143cm high x 153cm wide x 8cm deep to 158cm high x 183cm wide x 75cm deep for tables with rollaway systems) without compromising the safety or stability. The majority of indoor table tennis tables can also be wheeled out and are ready to use within very little time or effort. We have a huge range to suit all needs, from occasional use, to regular practice for competitive players, and even tables that are built like battleships to withstand heavy-handed use in schools and youth clubs.
Please bear in mind that indoor tables are designed for use in a heated, insulated building. If you are planning on using the table in direct sunlight or storing it in an outbuilding or garage we would suggest you purchase a table from our range of outdoor tables which are specifically designed for this purpose. We recommend a comfortable play area of 17” x 11” for most recreational players (competitive player may need more space).
If you’re still having trouble choosing which table is right for you and would like some advice, please call us on 01371 875000 or e-mail [email protected] and we will be more than happy to help. Our friendly, expert sales team have years of experience and will always recommend the best table for your needs rather than the most expensive.
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The thickness of the table top on indoor tables has a huge effect on the quality of play. In short, the thicker and denser the table top, the higher and more consistent the bounce will be. It’s usually assumed that for beginners and leisure players this will not be important, but in reality it is often the exact opposite. If you imagine that you are new to table tennis or you’re teaching a child how to play, the longer the ball is in the air, the better chance you have of hitting the ball. Therefore, we would always recommend aiming to get the best quality bounce possible for your budget.
As the price of the table increases, usually the thickness of the table top increases too, and in turn, the quality of play. Indoor table tennis tables start with some of the cheaper tables being as thin as 12mm thick. These indoor tables are still good fun and ok for getting children into playing table tennis, however they are usually very quickly outgrown in terms of skill level. Competition approved tables are normally 25mm thick but in reality this is often overkill for the average leisure player. The table top is the most important part of the table tennis table in terms of play quality, but there are other areas that are extremely important when choosing a table, such as the thickness of the frame and legs.
A table tennis table top is very heavy, so you will need to make sure the undercarriage of the table is going to be sturdy enough to take the weight and the level of use it’s going to be getting. The average indoor table tennis table weighs around 80kg, so moving the table tennis table is also a factor that needs to be considered. If you look for a table with larger wheels it’ll be a great help when it comes to moving the table around, particularly if you’re buying for a village hall or club. It’s worth looking for a table that folds lower to the ground when in the storage position, as this gives the table a lower centre of gravity (making it safer and less likely to be pulled over by small children) and also makes it more stable.
The strength you’ll require from your indoor table tennis table will largely depend on how the table’s going to be treated by the players, and how often it’ll be used. If you imagine that the table tennis ball weighs next to nothing and you’re not supposed to lean on the table during play, it means that the table doesn’t actually need to be very strong. However, often kids (and even adults) do lean against the table while chatting and sometimes even sit on it! In that instance you’d obviously need a much stronger table, but this does push up the price of the table.
If you’re still unsure or would like to have a chat to someone about which indoor table tennis table is going to best suit your needs, please call us on 01371 875000 or e-mail [email protected] and we will be able to offer friendly, expert advice.