5 important factors to selecting a ping pong table to buy

5 factors to consider when choosing the right ping pong table

5 Tips for Selecting Your Ideal Ping Pong Table

From celebrated Olympic sport to exciting pastime with friends, ping pong has something to offer everyone. It is an active, competitive game of skill sure to get your blood pumping! The sport is a great way to spend time with friends and family, which makes a ping pong table a great addition to any home or office. If you're looking to be active in the comfort of your own home, why not get your own ping pong table to enjoy?

Here are five factors you should consider when purchasing your ping pong table:


1. Indoor or Outdoor Use

The first thing you’ll need to decide is if you want to play indoors or outdoors. There are two distinct kinds of tables you'll come across. Indoor tables are typically cheaper and more compact, but outdoor tables tend to be more durable and are built to handle the elements. We’ll touch on how this decision will affect your play area later.


2. Place of Use

If you're thinking about getting a ping pong table for your office, look for one that's not too big, or you might end up having to squeeze it in between a bunch of desks. You can always get an office ping pong table that is foldable and takes up less space. Ditto for home use, unless you’re going to get ALOT of use out of your table.

On the other hand, you'll most likely want something nice and sturdy for outdoor use. You’ll want to ensure that it is weatherproofed and able to handle the climate in your area. While folding options are available, non-folding tables could also be a consideration. 


3. Available Space

Bringing a ping pong table into your home does require more open space than most other game tables. An official table is about 108 inches by 60 inches, but there are some recreational tables that are only 84 inches by 42 inches or smaller. You also need to remember that you will need plenty of space around the table in order to get the most out of every game.


4. Mobility

Another factor to consider is how mobile the table is. If you want something you can take around, buy a foldable table that you can detach from its stands. Some stands have wheels attached, so it's easier to move the table around. However, if you're gonna leave it in one place, opting for no wheels will be fine.

5. Storage

Finally, there’s storage. If you have a dedicated area with plenty of space, you won’t have much to worry about once you install your table. However, if it is in a multi-use room, you’ll want to consider a foldable table so that you can enjoy a game whenever you want without tying up too much space



Ping pong is a great way to get active and relieve stress while spending time with your family and friends. If you're looking to enjoy such a great hobby, why not get your own ping pong table?

Just be sure to take the factors above into consideration to pick out precisely what you're looking for. With a little forethought and planning, you will find the ping pong table that suits you best.

Give your game room setup an essential piece, by purchasing your very own ping pong table! Check out our selection of game tables for sale and we’ll be sure to find the perfect one for you. Get yours now! We also have ping pong accessories for sale in our Denver Game Store.

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