1. Butterfly Centerfold 25 Rollaway Table
For more than 13 years, Butterfly has been the official table used at the United States Open, but also for the National Championships, making it a very popular brand that many ping pong lovers truly appreciate. The Centerfold 25 features a chip and scratch resistant wood table top that’s around an inch in thickness. To make it as durable as possible, Butterfly has also reinforced it with a steel apron and a border of PVC.
Since most ping pong players will hit the table by accident, the Centerfold 25 has been designed with a heavy steel frame that keeps the table stable and anchored. The adjustable feet and square legs are there to increase its stability no matter what type of flooring it’s used on. While the table comes fully assembled, you can easily unfold and fold it for easy storage. An important feature of the Centerfold 25 is the fact that the legs are positioned further in, towards the center, which makes it possible for people in wheelchairs to enjoy playing at it.
While there are not negative things to say about the ruggedness of this table, it’s a bit on the expensive side and this is currently the only complaint people have against it.
2. Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor Table Tennis Table (Green Top)
Who said that you can hardly find ping pong tables big enough for 4 players? The Kettler Match Pro is designed to allow a 2 vs. 2 game and given the fact its waterproof and features an aluminum sealed surface, it will likely last you for more games than you could care to play. Despite the aluminum construction, it features an antiglare layer, so you don’t have a problem playing with your friends even on the brightest of days.
The legs are 1” thick, round, and to protect them from corrosion and scratches, they are covered in a special type of synthetic powder. The table is quite durable and it is also certified for league play, making it a very good choice for those who want to host friendly ping pong tournaments in their backyard.
To ensure the table doesn’t unlock or lock by accident, it was fitted with Kettler’s special dual locking mechanism. This means it’s also safe around children and a good choice for families. And since it features oversized casters, rolling it from one place to another is a breeze.
There is one big drawback to it though: it takes a very long time to assemble this table and some people have jokingly suggested that you get an engineering degree before you attempt putting it together.
3. Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor Table Tennis Table Color: Blue
The Sport 500M is a great ping pong table in its own right, allowing you to enjoy hundreds of ping pong games with your friends or family without worrying about it failing on you. Fingers can get pinched and when ping pong tables generally fold up, they can crash on someone’s head. The good news is that Cornilleau is aware of these dangers and that is why they designed the Sport 500M to be one of the safest ping pong tables you can get.
Featuring sixteen locking points (eight for keeping it locked tight when storing it and eight for when the table is unfolded), you will never have to worry about the table coming loose and therefore hurting someone.
If there is a lot of sun in your area, that doesn’t mean you cannot play ping pong, since the Sport 500M features an antiglare coating that allows you to enjoy your game of ping pong in the same way you would in an enclosed space. The manufacturer has spent a lot of time and care in designing this model and the 10 years warranty proves just how much they believe in the durability of the Sport 500M.
Surprisingly, there are no bad things to say about this model. It’s simply perfect from both a functional and safety point of view.
4. Killerspin 364-04 MyT Street Edition
Some ping pong players don’t really care about how great a table looks, but they may care about the number of features it incorporates. In this case, the Killerspin MyT seems to be a good pick, since it can do a great job both indoors and outdoors. The 364-04 weighs only 154 pounds, has a 35 millimeters square metal frame and comes with seventy five millimeters wheels with individual locks and casters.
What you’ll love about this model though is that not only does it look great, but it’s also simple to assembly it (takes only 30 minutes). Better yet, both sides of the table are foldable (up and down) so it can be easily stored by a single individual. And if you want to play on an uneven terrain, you don’t need to place any brick under its legs, since the Killerspin 364-04 features individual levelers that help you make sure it stays perfectly flat.
The only bad thing about this table is that you won’t be able to have your kids help you to set it up due to its height.
My favorite ping pong tennis table
Ping pong is one of those outdoor games I usually love playing with my friends and because one of them got me into it so much, I now am the proud owner of a few high end ping pong tables. Out of the 4 I recently had the chance to review, the only one I would keep for myself is the Butterfly Centerfold 25. Why?
Well, Butterfly is a very well known brand first of all which is known for making superior quality tables. If you take a look at all my ping pong tables, you’ll notice they all have chips and scratches, but this model has a special coated surface and is made from extremely durable materials that protect it against these types of damages. Because of that and the very luxurious looking finish, it definitely deserves to be at the top of anyone’s list!