In this guide we’ll take a look at the best outdoor table tennis tables for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, durability, performance and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
In this guide we’ll take a look at the best outdoor table tennis tables for the UK market.
What is the Best Table Tennis Table?
In a rush? Here's my top choice...
A professional standard table tennis table with fantastic weather resistance and easy portability!
The Cornilleau Sport 250S Crossover Outdoor Table Tennis Table is my top pick thanks to its professional design and great weather resistance! This full size table can be left outside year-round thanks to its full waterproofing and 40mm rust proof frame. It’s easy to move thanks to the 200mm large wheels. The playback facility means you can even practice solo!CHECK PRICE →
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More Detailed Table Tennis Table Reviews
Cornilleau Sport 250S Crossover Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review
The Cornilleau sport 250S outdoor table tennis table is the best outdoor table tennis table around because it combines professional standards with fun.
This outdoor table tennis table is totally waterproof which is a big requirement if it’s going to stay outside all year round. It has a 40mm rust proof frame and it’s been treated with a blue soft matte laminate coating.
This coating protects the surface from rain, frost, sunshine, and scratches. It also brings anti-glare benefits so you’ll always see the ball despite the bright sunshine. It’s where the S in the title comes from ‘soft matte’.
This is a crossover table so you can use it indoors and outside. If you like to swap between the two – because who likes practicing in the pouring rain?
This outdoor table tennis table is easy to move, despite its heavy weight aspects. The 115x28mm steel legs with adjustable feet ain’t budging unless you use the 200mm large wheels that have locks and brakes.
Cornilleau has thought about everything. Even sloping patios.
I really like the playback facility they’ve incorporated. One half of the table folds upwards so you can practice solo. It’s a great idea for aspiring champions and when you need to let off a bit of steam.
The table tennis table net is also a great feature. It has an ABS folding net post that’s ‘tension adjustable’ which basically means it’s made from polyethylene and can be wound tighter. When you fold the table the net simply collapses into the design.
As a last safety feature, this outdoor table tennis table has a DSO locking system with 16 locking points to keep it folded safely in place.
Overall this table tennis table measures 108.3 x 30 30.3 x 60.2 inches and weighs 74kgs.
A ten-year warranty is offered by Cornilleau so they must be pretty sure about its durability.
It’s difficult to beat Cornilleau when it comes to choosing the best table tennis tables. They have years of experience and the best customer service.
Wido Professional Table Tennis Table Review
The Wido table tennis table mixes great looking design with practicality.
On this outdoor table tennis table I love the blue playing surface that makes it look like an ultimate professional’s table.
As with all the best outdoor table tennis tables, it has a smooth plastic playing surface that’s coated to give it plenty of grip and keep the elements at bay.
You can leave this table tennis table outside all year round where it’ll withstand rain, frost snow, and bright sunshine.
The frame is made from strong one-inch steel that’s easily folded for storage.
When it’s folded out the weight is taken by four sturdy legs with support struts, and when you fold it up the weight is taken by four other wheel-tipped legs. It’s a solid construction that you can’t break easily.
Nets can be a pain, but Wido’s table has a durable net that fits between two spring-loaded removable posts. This ensures net tension as you play, eliminating ‘floppy net syndrome’ – the scourge of all ping-pong players.
This is a professional, full sized outside table tennis table at a bargain price. When fully extended it measures 153 x 275 x 73.5cms. Store it away if you want, but it’ll be just fine outside.
Cornilleau Proline 510 Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review
Another top-quality outside table tennis table from the Cornilleau brand. This one costs less, but it has plenty of great features, including a funky ball dispenser!
This Cornilleau table tennis table has a 7mm resin laminate top, which is hard and gives great bounce as well as protecting the table from all weathers.
The resin coating also reduces glare and reflection by ten times, allowing you to play without advantage at one end!
The table tennis net is a fixed steel affair that is permanently attached to the table. It’s a good idea to have a steel net if you’re planning to leave your table outside as it won’t rust or disintegrate in bad weather.
I love the look of this outdoor table tennis table with its curved legs that contrast nicely with the table top. It doesn’t have thin legs with struts like many others – this is a galvanised steel frame that’s corrosion and scratch resistant. It can be permanently fixed to the ground and look great on your patio.
A top safety aspect are the corner protection pads that stop young children getting hurt by sharp edges – that’s a nice touch.
These table tennis tables are used in professional tournaments and found in sports clubs and schools because they are so hardwearing. A ten-year guarantee makes this purchase worry-free.
Wollowo Green 3/4 Size Junior Table Tennis Table Review
The Wollowo ¾ size table tennis table is a great buy for juniors as it’s big enough to get in plenty of real practice but at 3/4 size fits a child’s arm and step reach more accurately.
Measuring 206 by 115 by 77cms this outdoor table tennis table will sit neatly in your garden without taking up all the available space. Compact tennis tables are the way forward in smaller gardens.
This is an all-weather kids table tennis table with a 4cms thick MDF top and square powder coated steel legs. It’s easy to fold up and safe to move around on its built-in casters.
You also get two bats, three balls and a net included in the price. This is a perfect buy at the dreaded start of the summer holiday. It’ll keep them entertained for hours without breaking the bank and ruining your garden or playroom with oversized sharp corners.
Overall this table weighs 40kgs which is substantially less than my other recommendations.
If you want the best table tennis table for children then consider this ¾ sized one. It ticks all the boxes and will save you a packet of cash.
Things to Know Before Buying an Outdoor Table Tennis Table
A table tennis table is a great addition to busy gardens. Playing table tennis can build physical fitness, improve hand-eye coordination and bring some of that friendly competitive spirit into sunny days spent in the garden!
A table tennis table is a big investment, so it’s worth putting some time into finding the right one for you and your family.
Not sure what to look for? This buyer’s guide will tell you all you need to know.
Indoor vs Outdoor Table
I highly recommend purchasing an outdoor table! Gardens naturally have more space, and there’s nothing quite like playing table tennis in the fresh air!
Outdoor tables are more expensive, but when it comes to durability they cannot be beaten. Specifically designed to withstand the elements year-round, outdoor table tennis tables will last season after season.
They are made using tougher, heavy duty components, with various treatments to help prevent warping.
Indoor tables on the other hand lack the durability of outdoor tables. While they can be wheeled outside on sunny days, they won’t have the same corrosion and UV resistance.
Size of Table
Most outdoor table tennis tables are available in either full or ¾ sizes. The full size is best for teenagers and young adults, while the ¾ sizes suit children better.
Official table tennis tables measure 152.5cm x 274cm x 76cm. The net should be 15.25cm high.
The thickness of the table is also important. Generally, thicker tables offer more bounce, but these are bulkier and harder to store.
If you’re serious about your table tennis, opt for a table with a playing surface of around 25-30mm thick.
How much Space do you Need?
Of course, you’ll need more space available than just the dimensions of the table. I recommend aiming for 5ft of clear space at each end, with 3ft space around the side.
This means altogether you’ll need around 19 x 11ft clear space for your table.
Portability and Ease of Storage
Many outdoor table tennis tables come with wheels, which means the table can be easily wheeled in and out of storage. Those with larger wheels will be easier to manoeuvre across rough terrains such as grass or gravel. They should have parking brakes to prevent the table from moving in windy weather.
Those without wheels are a more permanent fixture in your garden. These are a little more of a commitment as they are difficult to move, but they are usually built with extra weather resistance so they can be left outside in all weathers.
The majority of table tennis tables are also foldable, usually with two halves that fold vertically. The main advantage of this is that the table takes up a lot less space in storage. However, there is also another advantage. With one side folded, the table can be used by just one player!
Most tables come with a detachable fabric net, while others have solid steel nets. Solid nets tend to be a better option if you plan on leaving your table outside year-round. Traditional detachable nets can be damaged by the weather.
However, detachable nets feel a little more ‘professional’, and they can easily be removed and stored when the table is not in use.
Your table may come with bats and balls included. Bats are available to suit players of all levels, but you may find that those included aren’t professional standard and best suited to children.
A cover is another accessory that may be included, and if it’s not I recommend purchasing a cover separately. A cover will help protect your table from rain or UV rays.
Outdoor Table Tennis Table FAQ
What are the benefits of playing table tennis?
Table tennis is a family friendly activity that can be played by members of all ages! It offers a great way to get the family outdoors and active in the fresh air, plus it’s a whole lot of fun!
Table tennis is great for physical fitness. It works both the upper and lower body, builds stamina and boosts hand eye coordination. Whether you’re partaking in some friendly rallies or a tournament with the entire family, it won’t be long until you start to feel the burn!
What’s the difference between an indoor and outdoor table tennis table?
While almost all table tennis tables can be used inside, not all are suitable for outdoor use.
Indoor tables are usually made from solid wood, while outdoor tables are made from a combination of materials, including metal. They are usually finished with a coating to protect the table from sun damage, rain and wind.
Another difference becomes clear when playing the game. Outdoor tables tend not to have quite as good bounce, as the surface absorbs more of the ball’s energy. For this reason, playing outside can feel a little slower (wind depending!). Indoor tables on the other hand can have slightly more bounce, so you may find the game feels faster.
What is the size of a professional table tennis table?
Table tennis tables are 2.74m long, 1.525m wide and 76cm high.
How do you clean a table tennis table?
A dusty, stained or grimy table can have a huge effect on the game. A dirty table can damage the ball, cause it to bounce unexpectedly and reduce the lifespan of your table.
Even tables that are stored inside will need regular cleaning. They may gather cobwebs, stains and dust, which will need removing before you play.
To clean your table, begin by wiping it with a dry cloth to remove any dust or dirt. Next, soak the sponge in warm water, squeeze the excess water and remove any stubborn stains by gently scrubbing the table. Use the damp sponge across the surface, legs and all corners of the table. Try to avoid getting your table too wet.
If you still haven’t been able to remove all the dirt and stains, use a mixture of 4 parts water and 1 part distilled white vinegar. This can either be sprayed or wiped onto your table, although you should gently rinse the table after cleaning it with this solution.
I recommend leaving your table to dry before storing it away or playing, although you should avoid leaving it out in very bright sunlight for too long.