When buying a table tennis table, the first thing to consider is who will be using the table. Is it a first table for your children who are just learning how to play? Are you a competitive player looking for a top of the line model? It is best to shop for table tennis tables in a price range commensurate with the age and skill levels of the players.
Next, think about where the table will be in your home, and whether or not the table will have a permanent place. Fold-up models, which are designed to be moved out of the way and stored out of sight when not in use, are available from all manufacturers. There are also table tennis tables designed for outdoor use.
A level table is necessary for good table tennis, and some models come equipped with leg levelers for use on uneven floors.
Once you know what features you need in a table tennis table, it is time to start thinking about brands. Some of the world's most popular brands include STIGA, Kettler, Butterfly, Cornilleau, Prince Donic, and Joola. All of these companies manufacture tables approved by the International Table Tennis Federation for competitive tournament play. All of these reputable brands also offer every type of recreational table from rollaway models to fold-ups. When choosing what brand of table you want, it is also important to consider its aesthetic appeal. The look of a table is important to consider before putting one in your home, and the appearance of table tennis tables vary from maker to maker. Be sure to browse all these brands to find the most practical and aesthetically pleasing table tennis table.