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A ping pong table (or table tennis table) is one of the best options for the gameroom in your home or office, but ping pong can also be played outdoors. For outdoor use you should have a table specifically made to be used outside. Indoor tables typically won’t hold up very well if they are used outdoors for an extended time, but a table made for the outdoors will give you plenty of entertainment.
An outdoor ping pong table can be great by a swimming pool, on the patio or deck, or even in the driveway. Tables that are specifically made for outdoor use tend to be weatherproof and waterproof, and you’ll certainly see the benefit in longer use, durability, and better quality of the table well into the future.
Another issue to consider is the sun. Indoor tables can warp if they are exposed to too much sun, whereas an outdoor table will be made to handle the sun without warping. They also tend to be made with galvanized steel, which will be stronger and hold up well to the elements.
Because outdoor tables must be made to be stronger and more durable, they also tend to be more expensive than indoor tables. However, some of them are quite affordable.
If you’re just looking for a standard indoor table, be sure to see our reviews of the best ping pong tables and best mini ping pong tables. You’ll also like our reviews of the best ping pong paddles, the best ping pong balls, best ping pong nets, and the best ping pong robots.
In this article we’ll cover 10 of the best outdoor ping pong tables that you can buy. We’ve featured tables in a wide variety of price ranges so there should be something for everyone.
Our top-rated outdoor ping pong table is the Cornilleau 700M. This is an extremely high-quality table that is durable and will hold up well, even under the elements of the weather. Of course, it is also the highest-priced table on our list, so it is not for everyone. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, entry-level option, please check the items rated lower on our list. There are several great options listed that are available for very reasonable prices.
The Cornilleau 700M is best for serious players, or if you want a table that will really hold up and last a long time. It features a thick (9mm) durable weatherproof surface with glare reduction. The glare reduction can be a much more important feature on an outdoor table than an indoor table if you are playing in the sun.
The frame is made from an aluminum/zinc/steel alloy that is 60mm (almost 2.5 inches) thick and made to hold up to the weather. The leg height is adjustable, which is also more important for an outdoor table since the ground is likely to be uneven.
The table conveniently folds up to be moved or stored without taking up much space. It has a permanent net (weatherproof) and storage for balls and paddles.
If you’re looking for a top of the line outdoor ping pong table, this is our recommendation.
This table from Kettler is another excellent option if you are looking for a high-end outdoor table. It features a weatherproof sealed aluminum top. The total thickness of the top is 7/8 inch, or 22mm. That includes (from bottom to top) the ALU-TEC underside, resin-treated board, aluminum top sheet, two layers of coating, and a UV-resistant finish. The ALU-TEC underside is climate controlled to prevent damage from changes in weather. The end result is a durable table top that can stand up to the elements and will give you a true, consistent bounce.
Each leg features a leveling option, so you can get the table level on any surface. The table folds up nicely and has a permanent net, so you don’t have to remove the net and put it back each time you move the table.
This high-performance table features a 7mm resin surface laminated for glare reduction. The table rests on a durable 2.25 inch undercarriage made with galvanized steel. All parts of the table are weatherproof and should hold up quite well.
The oversized wheels are almost 8 inches, which is much larger than the wheels on lower-priced outdoor table. The larger wheels can be really helpful for moving the table on some rough and uneven surfaces. These wheels also have notched tread for better grip.
The table can be folded up to easily move or store it. There is also a spot on the side of the table for racket and ball storage.
The Cornilleau 400M is much like the 500M that we just looked at, with a few differences. The 400M is a little cheaper and some of the features take a small step back from the 500M. For example, it has a 6mm resin laminated surface, as compared to the 7mm surface of the 500M. Also, the undercarriage is made from 1.75 inch galvanized steel, as compared to the 2.25 inches of the 500M. Both the 400M and the 500M are excellent tables. If you’re deciding between the two you’ll need to determine if the difference is specs is more significant than the price difference.
The table from Cornilleau is a good choice for the money. It offers a high-quality table at a reasonable price. It is neither a high-end choice nor a budget option, but it fits nicely in the middle ground and offers everything most players would need in an outdoor table.
This is a quality table, but it is a step down from the Cornilleau 400M that we just looked at. It features a 5mm surface (as opposed to the 6mm of the 400M) laminated for glare reduction. The table rests on a durable 1.5 inch undercarriage (as opposed to the 1.75 inch of the 400M) made with galvanized steel. All parts of the table are weatherproof and should hold up quite well.
Like the 400M and the 500M, the oversized wheels are almost 8 inches and have a notched tread.
Of course, the table can be folded up to easily move or store it. There is also a spot on the side of the table for racket and ball storage. Overall, this is an excellent table for the price.
This table from Ketter is in a similar class to the Cornilleau 250S, in terms of pricing and quality. It features a waterproof aluminum top, and a protective underside. The undercarriage is made from 2-inch powder-coated, galvanized steel that will hold up well. The design is also made to resist sun damage, including warping.
The 6-inch casters / wheels are not quite as large as the ones on the Cornilleau tables, but they are much larger than the wheels on lower-priced tables. The wheels are also rubberized for a better grip.
This table folds up conveniently, and has a patented locking system. It also comes with an accessory pack, including outdoor paddles and balls. The table has a storage area for balls and rackets. You’ll also get a cover for the table, which is a nice addition.
It’s possible to get an outdoor table from Killerspin without blowing the budget. This one is priced considerably lower than the highest-rated tables, but still gives you a durable, quality outdoor table from a leading brand.
The weatherproof top is made from an aluminum plastic composite and will prevent warping or other damage from the elements. The durable undercarriage and legs include leg levelers. It also features nice 3-inch wheels for moving around.
It comes in two halves for conveniently folding, storing, and moving. There are only 8 bolts to insert and should be ready for use in about 15 minutes.
This table from Kettler is a pretty good table for the money. It features a 7/8 inch weatherproof ALU-TEC climate control top. The top is also glare resistant and features a true bounce. It also has nice, large 5.5 inch wheels that make it easy to move.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this table is that it does not have adjustable leg height, so you’ll need to be playing on a fairly level surface.
[Budget-friendly] This table from Joola is one of the cheapest options on our list. It is a great entry-level option if you are looking for an outdoor ping pong table, but you don’t want to break the bank. The top is made from durable 6mm thick aluminum plastic composite that will resist warping.
The undercarriage and legs are made from rust-resistant powder-coated steel. The 3-inch wheels are of good quality for an entry-level table, and they make it possible to take the table wherever you want to play. The leg leveling system makes it possible to get the table level for play. Like others, it folds up for easy storage and transportation.
One of the nice things about this table is the easy setup. There are only 8 bolts that you need to insert and you can be up and playing in about 15 minutes.
[Budget-friendly] This table from Stiga is a great, budget-friendly option. Stiga is a leading brand in ping pong / table tennis, so you’re getting a table from a trusted manufacturer. The weather-proof top is made from composite aluminum plastic that won’t warp. It is 6mm thick and coated with blue paint. The 1.5-inch steel legs are powder coated and rust resistant. It rests on .75 inch locking wheels. The leg levelers make it easy to get the table surface level even if it is on uneven ground.
The table folds up for storage or transportation. It comes with a net and clamps. While this table may not be quite as durable as our higher-rated options, it does come in at a very nice price and is a reasonable option for most families.
If you’re looking to buy an outdoor ping pong or table tennis table there are several factors to consider. First, what is your budget? There is a big difference from our 1st rated table to our 10th. Decide on your budget and it will narrow down your choices considerably.
The second thing to consider is what type of weather the table will be exposed to. If you live in an area that gets lots of rain or snow, or experiences extreme temperature changes, those conditions will be especially hard on the table. And in this case you may want to consider buying as high quality of table as you can afford. If you are near the beach, salt water can also be hard on it.
The third factor to consider is, how the table will be used. Is it just for casual play, or more serious competition? Will it be used only occasionally, or all the time? When it is not being used, will you be able to store it somewhere like a garage, shed, or basement to extend its life?
All of the tables listed on this page are excellent options in the right situation. So you simply need to decide on your needs and what you are willing to spend.
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