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A Complete Guide to Prince Ping Pong Tables

In the market for an inexpensive table tennis table? Of course you are, why else would be here? You probably saw a range of Prince ping pong tables online and were wondering how good they were and if they were worth money. Well… you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m reviewing some of the most popular Prince ping pong tables and helping you decide if any are the right table for you. Having played on hundreds of tables over the years, I know a thing or two about the features you need to look out for! 

*UPDATE* Prince ping pong tables are now proving very difficult to get a hold of. There is no Prince table tennis website. Dick’s Sporting Goods is the main supplier but their website is blocked in many countries. This is why we instead recommend the JOOLA Inside 18mm and JOOLA Inside 25mm which are widely available. To learn more about these tables read the “Alternative options” section. 

Prince Ping Pong Table Reviews

Prince VICTORY (15mm) Table Tennis Table

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 115lbs
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Net included

Cons

  • 15mm playing surface
  • Not very safe

First up is the Prince VICTORY table tennis table. It is a basic full-size model that is pretty cheap. The biggest issue we have with this table is its playing surface which is just 15mm. This is very thin, and as such, the bounce quality is not very good. We recommend an 18mm thickness for keen players, so you should only really consider this table if you are on a tight budget or playing very infrequently.

The VICTORY Prince table tennis table folds for storage as most tables do, so you’ll be able to store it out of the way when it is not in use using its 2″ casters. You can also erect one side of the table to play by yourself when you don’t have a partner to play with. A tip from me is to be very careful when opening the table out. As a basic model, it doesn’t have many of the safety features we commonly see among newer tables. Each table half has one lever, and that is essentially all that holds it in place. There is a piece of ribbon at the top as well, but I certainly wouldn’t rely upon this.

As a small bonus, you get a net when you purchase the table. However, it’s not very good quality. But then again, it should be sufficient for the target audience.

Prince 4-PIECE (15mm) Table Tennis Table

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 110lbs
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Net included

Cons

  • 15mm playing surface
  • Not very safe

The 4-piece ping pong table by Prince is fairly similar to the VICTORY, but somehow, Prince has managed to shave hundreds of dollars off the cost. Pretty incredible given how cheap the VICTORY already is. This makes the Prince 4-piece one of the cheapest full-size tables you can buy.

That being said, it’s hard to recommend. Sporting a 15mm playing surface the bounce is very poor. But more worryingly, the frame appears very thin. The table itself only weighs 110lb which is incredibly light. I expect it won’t stand up to repeated use, and it may even cave in if you lean too heavily on one side.

A rare feature of this table is its 4-piece design. Almost all tables are 2-piece. 4 piece tables allow for easier storage as they fold twice as opposed to once. This does mean, however, that there are joins running through the middle of each table half. If the ball lands on this join it will affect its trajectory which negatively affects your games.

You also get a net with this model. However, it’s worse quality than the net included with the VICTORY table.

Prince Odyssey All-Weather Table Tennis Table

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: Unlisted
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Pros

  • 25mm playing surface
  • Folds for storage
  • 4″ casters
  • Solo playback mode
  • Play indoors and outdoors
  • Net included

Cons

  • Better 25mm thick tables available
  • Considerable assembly required

The Odyssey represents a massive upgrade on the previous Prince table tennis tables. This begins with its playing surface which is made from aluminum and is 25mm thick. 25mm is the thickness present among elite tables used for tournament play so the Odyssey has very high bounce quality. Another plus in its favor is that you can use it indoors or outdoors. This both means you have more places to play, and a wider range of storage options — not everyone can a fit a table in their house!

Another area the table excels is its structure. It has a much better build quality and features thick legs and larger 4″ casters. As such, maneuvering, the table is very easy and you can be sure that it will last for a long time. You should also be aware that unlike the other models, this table uses a 1-piece design. This means it does not come apart and nest together for compact storage.

Prince Odyssey Assembly

You have to undertake a fair bit of assembly to build the Odyssey as it only arrives around 50% pre-assembled. Fortunately, the Prince ping pong table instructions are clear, and we sourced a video below that breaks down the process.

Prince Advantage Indoor Outdoor Table Tennis Table

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: Unlisted
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Pros

  • 15 minutes assembly period
  • Play indoors and outdoors
  • 4″ casters
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Advanced net included

Cons

  • 13mm playing surface

The Advantage is another Prince ping pong table built to withstand outdoor conditions like the Odyssey. However, it has a much thinner playing surface at 13mm. Yet this is not thin by any means for an outdoor table, as many new models are around 3mm thick. The Advantage uses its proprietary Compreg technology for the tabletop. It’s a high-density wooden material with resin that resists warping.

It also features 4″ casters for easy wheeling outdoors, and where the Odyssey has four wheels, the Advantage has 8 giving it a clear advantage. You can also be certain that you will be playing on a level playing surface however uneven the ground. This is due to the leg levelers which are almost a necessity if you’re planning on purchasing a table for outdoor use.

The Advantage is a 2-piece model like most tables you find. This means you can nest either side together for more compact storage. Included with the table is an advanced net that features both height and tension adjustment. To learn more about this table check out our dedicated review.

Prince PT200 Competitor Table Tennis Table

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 120lb
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • Minor assembly period
  • 4″ casters
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Net included

Cons

  • 16mm playing surface
  • No leg levelers

The PT200 Competitor is a recreational Prince table tennis table that could be a good choice for casual players. Its playing surface is 16mm thick which is pretty thin, but it is not far off of the standard 18mm which we see so among many tables today. As a one-piece model, it is not the most storage-friendly table you can buy, but it is very easy to maneuver with its 4x 4″ casters.

A unique feature that you might like is the one-time net application. The net attaches to a sidebar rather than the table itself. This means you never have to take it off which is great if you’re lazy like I am! Overall my take is that it’s an okay table for casual players. It’s not particularly sturdy,and I feel it’s worth spending a bit more money to get something of higher quality.

If you’re still interested, check out our review.

Prince Tournament 6800 Indoor Table

 

prince ping pong table

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 110lb
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • 18mm playing surface
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Paddle and ball storage
  • Net included
  • Leg levelers

Cons

  • 90 minute assembly period
  • No leg levelers

A table we find easier to recommend is the Prince Tournament 6800 which uses an 18mm thick playing surface. With a tabletop of this depth, you get decent bounce quality that many table tennis players can get behind. The undercarriage of the Tournament 6800 is also much more heavy-duty, with the legs especially being much thicker and having lateral support beams in place. The legs also have in-built leveling so that you can always ensure you are playing on a flat surface which is pretty damn essential if you plan on playing seriously.

One thing that surprises us about this model is the weight which is listed as 110lb. We find it very hard to believe it is so light given its thick undercarriage. 110lb makes it the joint lightest table on this list which just doesn’t seem accurate. We recommend taking this figure with a pinch of salt.

A neat little feature of the Tournament 6800 Prince table tennis table is the bat and ball storage located on the central support beam between the two legs. This allows you to store up to 5 balls and 2 bats at either end of the table.

Dimensions:

  • Table Dimensions: 108”L x 60″W x 30″H
  • Storage Dimensions: 32″L x 60″W x 62″H
  • Playback Dimensions: 70”L x 60”W x 62”H

Prince Tournament 6800 Assembly

One of the main drawbacks to purchasing the Prince Tournament 6800 is the assembly process you will have to undertake. It takes around 90 minutes which is pretty long compared to the competition. I for one, don’t mind longer assembly periods if it means a higher quality table, and you shouldn’t either.

If you are having any problems assembling the table we recommend referring to the instructional video below.

Alternative Options

JOOLA Inside 18mm

prince ping pong table alternativeFeatures

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 209lb
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • One of the best-selling table of all time
  • Incredible value
  • 18mm playing surface
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Advanced net included
  • Leg levelers
  • 15 minute assembly period

Cons

  • Average table thickness

The reason we love the JOOLA Inside 18mm so much over here at Table Tennis Spot is that it is the perfect blend between quality and value. This JOOLA Inside version has an 18mm thick playing surface, as such, you get a good consistent bounce. The undercarriage is also robust sporting 1.5″ steel legs and a 1.5″ steel apron to prevent the playing surface from warping.

The Inside also excels in terms of storage. You can easily fold this 2-piece table into place with its safety latch system and nest the two halves for compact storage. Its folded storage measures just 62″ (h) x 63.5″ (l) x 25″ (w), so you can comfortably store it when it is not in use. Assembly is another positive area. The table arrives 95% pre-assembled. The only step you need to undertake is the attaching of the legs with a total of 8 bolts and that is it!

To round it all off, this table is inexpensive and one of the best sellers of all time on Amazon with thousands of 5-star reviews. This gives you a lot of assurance that it is high quality. In any case, you should feel much happier buying from a trusted table tennis manufacturer like JOOLA than from Prince which is more of a sports retailer, not a table tennis specialist.

JOOLA Inside 25mm

prince ping pong table alternative

Features

  • Dimensions: Full-size
  • Weight: 239lb
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

Pros

  • One of the best-selling tables of all time
  • Incredible value
  • 25mm playing surface
  • 4″ casters
  • Folds for storage
  • Solo playback mode
  • Advanced net included
  • Leg levelers
  • 15 minute assembly period

Cons

  • None

Leading on from the JOOLA Inside 18mm we have the 25mm version. This is perfect for more serious players who want a tournament-quality table, and it is far superior to the Odyssey which is Prince’s equivalent. The Inside 25mm sports identical features to the 18mm version with various upgrades. The most notable is its aforementioned 25mm playing surface which is virtually the highest quality playing surface you can buy. If you can afford the small price increase from the 18mm to the 25mm I HIGHLY recommend it. The difference is very noticeable, and I would pay the difference for the thickness increase alone.

In addition to this, the undercarriage is stronger, both the legs and apron are 0.5″ thicker which means the table will be able to take even more punishment. Another benefit is the increase in the size of the wheels. The 18mm uses 3″ wheels whereas the 25mm uses 4″ wheels. This makes it very easy to maneuver. You also get a more advanced net. It’s a clamp net as opposed to a clip-on net, and it is of course both tension and height-adjustable.

FAQs

How Do You Move a Prince Ping Pong Table?

Prince ping pong tables, like almost all other tables, have wheels located at the bottom of the frame. This means you can wheel their tables along the ground to move them rather than having to carry the table to its desired location. Before wheeling it along the ground you should lift either end of the table until it is upright and locked in place for ease of mobility and safety.

How Do I Assemble a Prince Ping Pong Table?

Prince ping pong table assembly varies depending on the model, some can take as little as 15 minutes while others take several hours. Make sure to pay close attention to the instructions and do not overtighten the prince ping pong table parts in the early stages. You should only fully tighten all of the bolts once all the parts have been fully assembled. If you’re having difficulty with assembly, try referring to instructional videos — we have linked those we could find in the review section to save you some time.

How Do I Clean a Prince Ping Pong Table?

It’s important to not use anything too harsh on a table tennis table, as you may end up damaging the surface which will make it a nightmare to play on. I recommend wiping away surface dust away with a sponge, and then dip your sponge in warm water and go over it again to remove any stubborn dirt. If you want to undertake a more thorough cleaning, add warm water to make a diluted vinegar solution, and use your sponge to wipe away tougher dirt. When you’re finished, go over once more with just warm water and a sponge to remove any traces of vinegar.

Conclusion

That Summarizes all of the top Prince tables on offer. While Prince ping pong tables are very inexpensive, they didn’t impress us all that much. Safety is a big issue among many of their models and most fall beneath the 18mm thickness that we usually recommend. To make things worse, they are rather difficult to get a hold of. This is why we instead of a Prince ping pong table, we recommend you consider either the JOOLA Inside 18mm, or JOOLA Inside 25mm depending on your circumstances.

The Inside 18mm is the ideal table for casual players, perhaps you play once per week, or want the table for some family fun. If your situation sounds anything like this, this is the table we are putting forward. It’s tried and tested, and we are certain it won’t disappoint you.

As for you more advanced players, the Inside 25mm is the clear recommendation. I strongly advise you steer clear of even the more expensive higher-quality Prince tables. They simply are not built to the same standards as JOOLA, and we don’t have faith that they will last as long. With the Inside 25mm, you can be sure you will have a quality table that will last for decades which is both more enjoyable, and will save you money in the long-run.

 

In the market for an inexpensive paddle? Check out Ping Pong Ruler’s comparison video of inexpensive pre-assembled JOOLA bats.