JOOLA are known the world over as one of the premier manufacturers of all things table tennis related, and much is expected of all of their products. Their full sized table tennis tables are almost beyond reproach, but what of their scaled down versions? The Midsize Table Tennis Table is a compact yet sturdy alternative to a full sized table, aimed at those for whom space is limited. At 71 inches long and 36 inches wide, the table is approximately 2/3 the size of a regulation table tennis table. It stands 30 inches tall, the same as a regulation table, and the two sides of the table separate and fold down flat for easy storage.
Is the JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table Worth Buying?
First and foremost, the JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table is well made, as you would expect from any JOOLA product. It feels reassuringly stable, which is not something you can say about many midsized ping pong tables on the market. The playing surface is around 5/8ths of an inch thick, and offers good action with a strong bounce. Assembly is a doddle; extend the legs on each table end, clamp together the two ends and attach the net provided. It really couldn’t be simpler. Similarly, the table separates and folds down readily, allowing simple storage under a bed or flat against a back wall.
For those that have never played on a midsize table tennis table before, there is a short period of adjustment. First time users often comment that many of their shots go long for the first half an hour or so as they get used to the smaller dimensions. This has the added impact that full speed power rallies are going to be more difficult to achieve. However, it does not take long for your mind to adjust to the shorter length, and extended use will lead to far more control of your shots when you do play on a full size table. Full sized tables can also be quite daunting for children trying to pick up table tennis for the first time. In this regard, the JOOLA Midsize Table is perfect for introducing children to the game, and letting them learn the basics.
Some buyers have commented that the packaging on the corners of the JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table is lacking, so do take care when unpacking it. It should also be noted that the table does not come with paddles or table tennis ball, so you will need to pick them up as well. However, these are minor issues, and they are the only ones worth mentioning. For table tennis players desperate to own their own table but with limited space at home, the JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table is worth serious consideration.