Outdoor Table Tennis Tables
Welcome to our Outdoor Table Tennis section. Here you’ll find all of the most popular table tennis brands on the market, but let us first explain why we feel that outdoor table tennis tables are such an excellent addition to any garden. Table tennis itself is a fantastic way of getting the whole family outside and active in the fresh air, and it’s great fun for people of all ages. There are very few sports that allow grandparents to play with their grandkids in a safe but competitive way, and table tennis is one of them.
Table tennis is highly aerobic, working both the upper and lower body as well as exercising your mind. It’s great for hand-eye coordination, reflexes and uses many areas of the brain as you track the ball, plan shots and make strategies. What makes outdoor table tennis so perfect for most gardens is that the tables fold away very neatly and take up very little space. The table top and undercarriage are also specially treated so an outdoor table tennis table will be able to live in your garden all year round. (We do, however, recommend using the weatherproof cover for your table when not in use as this will keep it clean and safe from birds mess etc.)
We recommend a comfortable play area of about 17” x 11” which is easy accomplished in most gardens, especially as the folded size is so much smaller. Many of the tables have anti-dazzle table top surfaces, meaning that the glare from the sun is greatly reduced. Many have built-in leg levellers, offering you a perfectly flat playing surface, and brakes for when the table’s not in use.
If you’re having trouble choosing the table that’s right for you and would like some advice, please call us on 01371 875000 or e-mail [email protected] and we will be happy to guide you through the different options.
More information about outdoor table tennis tables -
There are many different ways in which table tennis tables can be manufactured to make them weatherproof, and the major brands we offer actually use several of the different methods. Understanding these methods can usually help you make your decision on which outdoor table will best suit your needs.
Kettler Outdoor Table Tennis Tops are basically a wooden board that’s been fully encased in aluminium. This creates a completely waterproof table top while also offering a fantastic bounce quality. On their outdoor tables, Kettler actually use the same table top throughout their whole range, meaning that you’ll get a top-end table top even on an entry level table. This is perfect for anyone who wants to pay as little as possible while still getting an excellent play quality. The downside with this though, is that the frame and legs on the basic tables are very flimsy, so ideally we’d recommend looking at the mid-range if you want a decent strength to go along with your high play quality.
Cornilleau Outdoor Table Tennis Tops are made from a pure resin (a really hard plastic). This means that the table top is fully waterproof and the tops physically cannot be affected by bad weather. The entry level Cornilleau outdoor tables start off with relatively basic frames and play quality, however, they do offer a more all-round option than the entry level Kettler tables. Instead of being very high quality in one area and very low quality in another, all of their tables offer decent strength and play quality.
Cornilleau outdoor table tennis tables have a lower centre of gravity than most brands, meaning that they’re less likely to be blown off in very windy weather conditions. They’re also safer for younger children, as they’re less likely to topple over if pulled on. The wheels on the outdoor Cornilleau tables are very big, so they’re much better than other brands for moving across gravel or rough ground. Some of the Cornilleau tables even have built-in safety systems when you unfold the table halves, making them incredibly popular with families, schools and leisure centres.
Butterfly Outdoor Table Tennis Table Tops are usually made from a wooden board that has been treated to make it weatherproof. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst designs for outdoor tables, as over time the weatherproofing wears away and the table top can weather and warp.
If after reading this information you’re still unsure as to which brand will be best suited to your needs please call us on 01371 875000.