Just when you thought those tables were merely used for dining and office purposes, think again. This might have been the idea behind table tennis, a famous sport known nowadays. In 1890, a group of upper class Victorians played an after dinner entertainment activity, transforming everyday objects such as tables, books, champagne corks and cigar box lids into the Olympic game we now call as table tennis. The typical tables were given a new face—as important sports equipment. Up to the present, more and more people are purchasing their own table tennis tables in order to play the sport.
Why Indoor Table Tennis Tables?
Although it can also be played outdoors, it would still be far better if table tennis would remain to be an indoor sport. It is suggested that table tennis enthusiasts invest on indoor table tennis tables for the following reasons:
You’ll need a lot of sunshine to play outside. Playing outdoors requires a good, dry weather. Windy conditions might affect the flight of the ball, or even worse, the wind might just carry your neighbor’s roof into your table tennis table and crack its surface. (Pretty bad, isn’t it? And sad, too. L) But with the indoor table tennis table, you can happily play even while a storm is passing by your town, or even yet, while a tornado is hitting somewhere!
Better playing surface. While outdoor table tennis tables are already available in the market, it is still smarter to avail of an indoor table tennis table because it has a better playing surface compared to outdoor ones. Outdoor table tennis tables are typically smaller in size, and are made of thinner materials.
Roll the tables away!
Now that you are aware of the reasons why indoor table tennis tables are more preferable than the outdoor ones, you might wonder next on what type of table to purchase. Here are the kinds to choose from:
Conversion top kit.
This type of indoor table tennis table is the “play-as-you-go” type. It can easily be assembled and set it up in an instant, and similarly, stored and folded right away.
Mini table tennis table.
Who said that table tennis is for adults only? With the mini table tennis table, kids can learn their way into becoming table tennis stars.
Novelty mini table tennis tables.
These are miniature types, measuring 12″ x 8″ x 2″. If you are driving downtown and you feel bored, worry no more! You can always play your favorite game of table tennis even in the backseat.
Now, if you are really serious about getting into the heart of this sport, then this indoor table tennis table is suitable for you. Spend good afternoons with a game or two, until dinner is served—at the dinner table, of course.
Now, all you need to do is to become like a racquet—be taken back and forth with energy, and like a ball, bounce off with happiness as you play the game!