Indoor Ping Pong Table Buying Guide:
There are several factors that determine how well a table tennis table will hold up indoors.
The first is the tabletop surface and thickness. The good news is that most indoor tables have excellent bounce compared to outdoor models. The true tournament tables have the thickest tabletops and they are designed for professional players in mind.
The frame should be solid and sturdy no matter what surface it sits on. You also want a design that is easy to fold up and store away when not in use. Indoor tables are often stored in garages or basements where space might be an issue. Frames should be safe and easy for those of all ages to open and close.
Wheels need to be easy to roll, especially on carpets. Some models are just easier to maneuver than others.
The net systems vary greatly on indoor ping pong tables. Most are easy to attach to the frames/tabletops and simple to replace if broken.
Durability – Unless you plan on taking the table outdoors, most tables will hold up just fine indoors. Keep them away from moisture as that can ruin even the best tabletop surfaces. You should expect a table to last 15 years if treated properly.
Playability – ball bounce may not seem like something you need to concern yourself with, but ultimately it could make or break your purchase. Some tables truly have ‘dead’ bounces to them or ‘clinky’ sounds. Avoid those tables since you won’t be playing ping pong if that’s the case. We have rated almost all the tables on our site based on the factors listed above. Check out the models above and click on one to see a full review. If you don’t see a particular ping pong table you would like us to review, please email us with the brand/model.