In this guide we’ll look at the best table tennis table covers.
I’ve compared design, size, durability and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
In this guide we’ll look at the best table tennis table covers.
What Are The Best Table Tennis Table Covers?
More Detailed Table Tennis Table Covers Reviews
Cornilleau Sport PVC Table Tennis Table Cover Review
The Cornilleau Table Tennis Cover protects your table from dirt and dust and provides additional child safety.
This Cornilleau table tennis table fits all Cornilleau tables and is easy to fit and remove with simple ties at the bottom. The PVC material feels durable and lasting and the fit is really secure. The cover would be suitable for covering the table outside in summer but is not recommended for all year round use outside. It offers great value for money.
This is the perfect size to provide a secure fit for Cornilleau tables and adds an extra element of child safety as well as protecting your table from dirt, dust and damp.
Dokon Table Tennis Cover, Waterproof Breathable Oxford Fabric Review
The Dokon Table Cover is made of durable Oxford fabric that is weather-resistant and easy to fit and remove.
This cover is constructed from 420D Oxford fabric which will protect your table tennis table from rain, sun and dirt. The fabric is really durable and rip-resistant. The cover also features UV resistance to prevent fading and cracking and increase the life of the product.
The cover is compatible with a wide range of brands and the dimensions are 165 x 70 x 185cm. The cover features a strong adjustable hem cord and two adjustable nylon straps for a secure fit that will stay in place even in high winds.
This is a great table tennis cover that offers excellent protection at a very reasonable cost.
Heavy Duty Table Tennis Outdoor Table Cover Review
This Heavy Duty Table Tennis Outdoor Table Cover is the best table tennis cover because it is waterproof, breathable, easy to fit and durable.
This table tennis table cover is easy to fit and remove with Velcro openings and elastic strings. These help keep it in place even in high winds. The cover fits all major brands of table tennis table including Butterfly, Cornilleau, Plum, Kettler, Azda and Stiga. The cover is 145 cm high and 160 cm long and the width at the bottom is 82cm and at the top is 24 cm.
This fully waterproof table tennis cover is breathable and protects your table from damp, dirt and mould. The material is highly durable and resistant to ripping and feels tough, yet flexible. It is also UV resistant to prevent fading and cracking, keeping it looking good and working effectively for longer.
Overall this is a tough, heavy-duty outdoor table tennis cover that is suitable for outdoor use and will protect your table tennis table from rain, wind and sun damage.
KETTLER Heavy-Duty Outdoor Table Tennis Cover Review
This Kettler Heavy Duty Outdoor UV Resistant PVC cover is specially designed to fit Kettler tables and is easy to fit and remove.
The cover has a weatherproof backing to protect against rain, snow, dirt and sun. It also has air vents to prevent the build-up of mould and mildew. The cover has reinforced corners to reduce the risk of tearing and is fitted with Velcro strips for easy fitting and removal. It is also nice and long so covers the wheels to protect them from corrosion and damage. The cover is also UV resistant to prevent fading and cracking keeping it looking good and working effectively for years.
This is a great Kettler table tennis cover that fits all Kettler tables and is easy to fit and remove.
Wollowo Full Size Table Tennis Cover Indoor/Outdoor Review
This Wollowo Full Size Table Tennis Cover fits most standard table tennis tables and protects your table from rain and dirt.
The cover is easy to fit and has tie cords to keep it on during windy weather. It is made of a light yet durable material that protects against rain and dirt keeping your table clean and dry. This cover offers excellent value for money.
The dimensions of the cover are: length: 158cm (62″), width at top: 25cm (10″), width at bottom: 85cm (33.5″), height: 135cm (53″).
This table tennis cover offers great value for money and will protect your table against sun, rain and dirt.
Things to Know Before Buying a Table Tennis Cover
Provided they are looked after properly, table tennis tables can last for a very long time, and one way of protecting them is to cover them up when not in use.
If you are planning on leaving your table tennis table outside year-round, you’ll need a good quality cover. In fact, even if you’re storing your table inside, a cover can help elongate its lifespan and prevent the accumulation of dust.
Benefits of a Table Tennis Cover
Table tennis tables should be a long term addition to your house or garden, and a cover can help elongate their lifespan further.
Leaving your table tennis outside without a cover on leaves it susceptible to weather damage and dirt, while leaving it inside with no cover can lead to a build up of dust. UV rays and rain can damage your table or at the very least cause the colour to fade. A table tennis table cover will protect it from the elements.
Using a table tennis cover will also keep your table clean. Fallen leaves and debris can build up on your table, and you may end up spending more time cleaning it than you do actually playing. A cover will keep your table clean when it’s not in use so it’s always ready for the next game!
Another advantage of a table tennis cover is that the surface will remain scratch-free. Scratches or even dents can cause the ball to bounce unevenly, which will change your playing experience!
Types of Table Tennis Table Covers
You’ll need to decide between either an indoor or an outdoor cover.
Indoor covers protect your table while it’s indoors in storage. These can be used in any indoor space, including sheds and garages. They will protect your table from dust, dirt and damage.
Indoor covers cannot be used outside as they lack the weather resistance of outdoor covers. If you are planning on using your table outside, you’ll need to move it indoors before covering it up
Outdoor covers boast great weather resistance and are made from very heavy duty material. They are sturdy, more durable and designed to withstand a range of weather conditions.
Choosing the Right Size
Most table tennis table covers are designed for a range of tables. The ones I’ve recommended fit most brands of full size table tennis tables.
There are some more suited to certain tables than others, but you shouldn’t find it difficult to find a cover to fit your specific brand.
Modern table tennis tables can usually be folded in half and stored vertically. This allows them to be moved out of the way when not in use, clearing space in your home or garden. All the covers I have recommended will fit the tables when they are folded vertically.
Fitting the cover can be very difficult if you purchase the wrong size. The cover should fit snugly, with a buffer of a couple of inches to make it easier to put on.
Many covers have ties at the bottom or a drawstring cord to secure them to the table. Those with straps and an adjustable cord will be more secure in strong winds.
Material and Weather Resistance
The material used is another consideration. If you’re storing your table outside, you’ll need a fully waterproof fabric that’s able to withstand torrential rain as well as the odd downpour.
Another consideration is the UV protection. Bright sunshine can cause your table to fade in colour, and not all fabric offers good UV protection. Opt for a cover that’ll protect your table from UV rays during a sunny spell.
Finally, opt for a material that is breathable. Without good ventilation, you may find your table becomes damp and mouldy. I recommend choosing a cover with air vents, although you should also try to prevent your table from becoming too wet in the first place.
The covers I’ve recommended are made from Oxford fabric or PVC, and vinyl is another good option.
Table Tennis Cover FAQ
How should I store my table tennis table?
If you are going to leave your table outside year-round, a durable, weatherproof cover is essential. No matter how weather resistant your table appears, the right cover will almost certainly elongate its lifespan.
However, for added protection I do recommend keeping your tennis inside in winter if possible. Most tables fold upwards so take up far less space in storage, and many can simply be tucked against the wall. In the winter months, when you’re not playing as often, it’s best kept inside a shed or garage.
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.