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Best Ping Pong Tables Reviewed & Rated for Quality

last updated Feb 15, 2019

Ping Pong, Table Tennis, call it what you will, it’s one of those sports that almost anyone can play but not many people play well. And those that do play it well are simply awesome. The trick shots, the stepping away from the table the speed and the spin make Ping Pong one heck of a game. So why not get a table of your own. It’s an easy and guaranteed cure for boredom especially if you add some cups and beer. We would never truly suggest you do that, but it’s something we’ve read about so we’re passing it along. You know what you’re getting here so we tried to find a broad spectrum of companies and tables that allow players to do different things, from play outdoors to practice by yourself.  So take a peek and get pinging, or ponging.

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 JOOLA Inside
94.8/100 our score
Versatility
94
Size
95
Features
94
Style
96
Value
95
JOOLA Inside
Why is it better?

Very quick and easy, no hassle set up

4 wheel trolley system allows for safe and easy mobility

The ability for solo play

Sturdy undercarriage on both halves of the table

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.8
Versatility
94%
Size
95%
Features
94%
Style
96%
Value
95%
Price Comparison Last Updated (15.02.19)
$503.58
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.4
Versatility
94%
Size
93%
Features
94%
Style
92%
Value
94%
Price Comparison Last Updated (15.02.19)
$349.99
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.4
Versatility
92%
Size
94%
Features
93%
Style
91%
Value
92%
Price Comparison Last Updated (15.02.19)
$159.99
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.2
Versatility
90%
Size
92%
Features
91%
Style
90%
Value
88%
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$449.95
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.6
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88%
Size
87%
Features
89%
Style
85%
Value
84%
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#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86
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87%
Size
89%
Features
84%
Style
85%
Value
85%
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$499.99
#7
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82.2
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81%
Size
84%
Features
83%
Style
81%
Value
82%
Price Comparison Last Updated (15.02.19)
$159.99
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80.6
Versatility
81%
Size
82%
Features
80%
Style
79%
Value
81%
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$399.99
#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
77.4
Versatility
79%
Size
78%
Features
79%
Style
81%
Value
70%
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$399.99
#10
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
74.6
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75%
Size
74%
Features
78%
Style
72%
Value
74%
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In Depth Review Top 10
  • JOOLA Inside
  • STIGA Advantage Competition
  • Milliard Mini-Pong Tennis Table
  • JOOLA Rally TL
  • JOOLA NOVA
  • STIGA XTR
  • JOOLA Midsize
  • GamePoint Mini-Pong Table
  • Harvil Outsider
  • STIGA InstaPlay
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10 Best Ping Pong Tables

1. JOOLA Inside

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.8
 JOOLA Inside
Versatility
94
Size
95
Features
94
Style
96
Value
95
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$503.58
Pros:

Very quick and easy, no hassle set up

4 wheel trolley system allows for safe and easy mobility

The ability for solo play

Sturdy undercarriage on both halves of the table

Cons:

Screws on the table may need to be tightened

Included hardware is not great quality

This is an indoor ping pong table that is quick and easy to set up and will provide hours of entertainment. It is made of ⅝ of an inch thick medium density fiberboard for consistent and reliable bounces. The legs are thick, strong steel and it is easy to fold up and store when not in use. The tabletop is dark blue with screen printed white lines.

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Solo Play
A neat feature of this unit is that it has the ability for you to play solo on it. As the table is made of two halves you can leave one half folded while unfolding the other half and serves very well for solo practice. Of note, the separate table halves can both function as fully functional tables if you so desire.

Net and Post Set
The included net comes with a clamp that is easily adjustable. The clamp style tension adjustments are easy enough to use that it can be attached or adjusted in mere seconds.

Cost and Value
This table allows for tournament quality play at home. It is a sturdy, level, and provides consistent bounces. You will get a lot of value out of this purchase. That being said, ping pong tables are just that - tables. They aren’t cheap nor should they be. You’ll spend a decent amount here, but you will be happy that you did so.

2. STIGA Advantage Competition

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.4
 STIGA Advantage Competition
Versatility
94
Size
93
Features
94
Style
92
Value
94
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$349.99
Pros:

Has 3 positions - play position, playback position, and a storage position

Smooth, even tabletop

95% pre-assembled for easy 10-minute assembly out of the box

72” clamp style net is easily attached and removed

Cons:

Not a very consistent QA process during manufacturing

Better suited for light use, not consistent recreational use

Stiga makes a competition ready indoor table tennis table that is easy to set up and put away. It comes with attached wheels that make it very easy to move around and each half can function as its own separate table.

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Tabletop
The top of the table is ⅝ of an inch thick and is painted in with an automatic repeat roller which makes for a very smooth finished. It is also UV cured for an extra durable and consistent surface. The white lines are screen printed directly on the tabletop and is smooth to the touch.

Safety Features
This unit is equipped with a safety latch system on both the table and the wheels. On the bottom of the table, it is spring loaded and will hold the table into place so that it doesn’t open unexpectedly. The 3-inch caster wheels lock into place as to not roll at inconvenient times. There are 1.5-inch steel welded tube aprons to support the top and provide an even table top.

Cost and Value
This is a little bit more expensive than the first one on this list, but not by much. It is a quality table with a lot of nice features that you will appreciate for many years. It is easy to assemble and looks very good. Overall, you will appreciate this purchase and feel that your money was well spent.

3. Milliard Mini-Pong Tennis Table

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.4
 Milliard Mini-Pong Tennis Table
Versatility
92
Size
94
Features
93
Style
91
Value
92
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$159.99
Pros:

Foldable

Reinforced Legs

Rubber Grips

Space Saving

All Parts Included

Cons:

Cheap Fiberboard Construction

Smells Bad

This is the kind of bare-bones ping pong table that will get you playing but won’t break your bank. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it has what you need. It comes out of the box ready to play, no assembly required just set it out, put up the net and start ponging, paddles and balls are included. It doesn’t have wheels it’s not a thick table, but it works well, and that’s all that we ask for our best value pick.

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No Assembly Required
The table just folds out, and the center net is up and running as quickly as you can tighten the clamps that hold it in place. The paddles are included and the ping pong balls are included as w,ell, so literally you can be playing Ping Pong 5 minutes after this baby comes out of the box.

Reinforced Legs
This may not have many bells and whistles but it’s built to be sturdy with reinforced legs that won’t wobble or collapse and with rubber grips on the bottom that ensure that your floor won’t get scratched or marked by the metal legs. This also folds up for easy storage.

Cost and Value
This is the cheapest table we’ve found hands down. It beats all the others on this list easily. But it’s not flimsy and it’s not cheap, it’s a nice ping pong table that sets up easily and lets you get to playing ping pong which is why we like it so much. So if you’re looking for a basic table that’ll have you playing in no time at all this is the table for you.

4. JOOLA Rally TL

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.2
 JOOLA Rally TL
Versatility
90
Size
92
Features
91
Style
90
Value
88
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$449.95
Pros:

Corner ball holders on each corner

Can be used in playback mode

Competition grade

Only 10 minutes from out of the box to assembled and ready to play

Cons:

Issues with the included screws

Company customer service is terrible

This ping pong table comes mostly assembled and only requires you to put in a total of eight screws. It is competition quality, has a medium density fiberboard top, and steel legs. It also comes with separate halves so that you can play solo if needed and allows for quick and easy storage.

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Corner Ball Holders and Scorer
It’s all in the details and this JOOLA table certainly has some neat details. One of those is ball holders on each corner. At each corner, you will find a ball holder that is big enough to hold 3 40 mm balls. That makes for a total storage of 12 balls right on the table. It also includes a scorer on each end of the table for easy tracking.

Table Top
The top of this table is a medium density fiberboard that is painted a beautiful charcoal color. The white stripes are silk screened directly onto the top of the table which makes the playing surface smooth and consistent. You will get a great bounce for a long time coming.

Cost and Value
This is one of the more expensive tables on our list. However; it is a competition grade and has features that others don’t. It is a quality table that will last a long time and ultimately if you’re looking to bring your game to a higher level, you need a nice table in order to do so. This one provides you with that.

5. JOOLA NOVA

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.6
 JOOLA NOVA
Versatility
88
Size
87
Features
89
Style
85
Value
84
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Pros:

Adjustable height levels to compensate for playing on unlevel surfaces

Heavy-duty wheels are good for any surface

Fairly easy to assemble

Bounce is comparable to standard indoor tables

Cons:

The table is easily scratched

Can be difficult to get completely level on an unlevel surface

This is an outdoor ping pong table and every part included is meant to be weatherproof. It is competition grade and is, in fact, made by the same company that makes tables for the US National Championships and US Open. It comes mostly pre-assembled and is easy to put together and store.

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All-Weather Table
Every piece is one of this table is meant to withstand the elements. The top is made of a 6 mm thick aluminum plastic composite. It sits on top of a powder coated rust resistant undercarriage. All of this makes it resistant to warping and chipping. The net set is also weather resistant and has all of the same quality than any other JOOLA net does.

Compact and Mobile
This table is made of two separate halves. It will come together with only 8 bolts and in about 15 minutes from the time you get it out of the box. It is easily folded in half and is on wheels so it easy to move and store wherever you need it to be. The other perk about the wheels is that they bear the burden of the weight, not you.

Cost and Value
This is an expensive ping pong table. However; it is meant to be outdoors, stay outdoors, and not lose any of its quality. That takes some fancy, expensive design in order to live up to that claim. This table does just that and you will be very pleased you spend the extra money to get a table you can safely leave out in the elements.

6. STIGA XTR

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86
 STIGA XTR
Versatility
87
Size
89
Features
84
Style
85
Value
85
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$499.99
Pros:

Comes 95% preassembled

Designed for all-weather performance

Can be used in playback mode

Separate halves function as individual tables

Cons:

Edges and corners are somewhat sharp

Can be damaged in shipping

One of the other main designers of Ping Pong Tables is STIGA. They make a quality, durable table and tend to have a little bit better customer service the other highest competitor. This specific table is meant to go outdoors. Everything is weather-proof and will last rain or shine. It is easy to store and move.

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Independent Halves
Each half of this unit is completely separate and freestanding. This makes the table multifunctional as each can be used as it’s own table if needed, but also allows it to store very easily. They nest into each other to become ultracompact. It also makes it a little easier to move them, and half of a table is lighter than a whole.

72-Inch Net
This table comes with a 72-inch weather resistant net. It features string tension adjustment so you can get your net exactly as tight or not tight as you like. It is attached with a threaded clamp attachment which makes it very easy to put on and take off. You will easily be able to play rain or shine and don’t need to worry about your net getting wet.

Cost and Value
As discussed in the last featured review, outdoor tables don’t come cheap. This one is right about the same price as the last one and a good amount more than tables designed to be kept indoors. If you plan on playing outside at all though, it is well worth your extra money initially as this table will last much longer and withstand the elements much better than one not designed to do so.

7. JOOLA Midsize

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.2
 JOOLA Midsize
Versatility
81
Size
84
Features
83
Style
81
Value
82
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$159.99
Pros:

100% pre-assembled

Comes with a custom net set that clamps on

Legs come attached, easily fold down, and lock into place

Regulation height

Lightweight

Cons:

Net posts tend to break easily

Company customer service is pretty poor

If you live in a small space but are still dying to have a ping pong table, then this is the table you need. It is designed to fit into small spaces. When fully up, the table is 2/3rds the size of a normal one. It is very easy to store and comes completely pre-assembled. It also comes with a post and net set to get you up and going as soon as you want.

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Made For Small Spaces
Everything in the design of this table is made for small spaces. It is compact and lightweight and can be stored in many different small spaces - including under the bed. The two halves each function as free-standing tables so can be used for games or whatever else you want them to be. The folding legs fold completely in there are no wheels or attachments either.

Multi-Use
Each half of the table is perfectly square and just the right size to be used as any number of things. It is perfect to set up as a game table or for when you have company over. Or, as mentioned above, you can just fold up the legs and hide it under the bed.

Cost and Value
This table is significantly cheaper than the others we have discussed so far. It is smaller and has less moving parts, which makes the lower price make sense. It is designed as a compact table for small spaces and the price exactly matches that.

8. GamePoint Mini-Pong Table

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80.6
 GamePoint Mini-Pong Table
Versatility
81
Size
82
Features
80
Style
79
Value
81
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$399.99
Pros:

Locking Wheels

Weather Resistant Composite Board

Easy Set Up

Playback Mode

Quick Set Up

Cons:

Heavy

Takes up Space

This is a high-end table but it also happens to be portable and really well constructed. It has wheels that will let you move it where you need it to be. It has a thick table board that will resist sun and water damage, even though this is an indoor table. It has a lot going on but it comes pre-assembled so it can get up and running really quickly. The table also meets tournament quality standards so this is the real deal.

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Playback Mode
This is an interesting little extra that we thought we should comment on. If you want to practice this table will fold up and allow you to use the table on the other side of the net as a practice wall. It’s not a huge deal but it’s a nice little extra if you find yourself jonesing for a game but without an opponent.

Easy Set up
This is something we count on when it comes to most of our other tables, it’s easy to set up and once it arrives you can get to playing in just a few minutes. The table itself is 90 percent pre-assembled and only takes about 10 minutes to set up. And once you get it set up it takes less time to fold up and put somewhere out of the way.

Cost and Value
Okay, this is a professional quality table and you’re paying for the professional elements. Locking wheels for instance that can be adjusted to professional height, and locked. A composite solid table that resists sun and water, a playback mode and easy setup and storage. All said and done you’re going to pay top dollar for this table but it’s really, really nice.

9. Harvil Outsider

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
77.4
 Harvil Outsider
Versatility
79
Size
78
Features
79
Style
81
Value
70
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$399.99
Pros:

All weather aluminum Top

Foldable Wheels

Vibrant Colors

Money Back Guarantee

Made for the Outdoors

Cons:

Dents Easily

This is a table that is meant for outside use. So, you can count on it being weather resistant. You’ve got an aluminum table top that resists rust. It folds up easily comes with a net, paddles, and balls and if for some reason you don’t like it you can ask for a full refund. All in all a great outside board that should have you playing some pong for a long, long time.

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Portable and Easily Storable
Always a plus when you’re dealing with a giant table. It has locking wheels for easy movement and stability and it folds up into a nice little package, transformer style that doesn’t take up a whole lot of room.

Easy Set Up
The table is ready to use in no time and it comes with paddles, a net and balls so once you get this you can be up and playing in no time at all. The aluminum tabletop means it’s lightweight as well so if you have to move it around it breaks down and moves easily.

Cost and Value
Again, this one is towards the high end but again it’s a nice table and it’s mean to be used hard and to last a long time so consider you’re ping pong table a durable good and if you’re really looking for a nice ping pong table consider putting down the scratch the want.

10. STIGA InstaPlay

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
74.6
 STIGA InstaPlay
Versatility
75
Size
74
Features
78
Style
72
Value
74
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Pros:

100% pre-assembled

¾ of an inch thick top which makes for excellent ball bounce

66-inch net and post set included

Easy to set up and take down

Cons:

One of the most expensive on this list

Not as solid as other STIGA tables

This STIGA ping pong table is just about as good as it gets. It has all the standard features - 2-inch steel aprons, 3-inch mag tires, and the ability to function in playback position. However; it has included other features that you are sure to love as well like a ¾ of an inch thick black MDF surface, white silk screened stripes and patented InstaPlay technology. This is what top of the line looks like.

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InstaPlay Technology
Some of the best words you can hear when it comes to tables, furniture, and the like are “no assembly required”. With their patented InstaPlay technology, STIGA brings you the quality and feel of a full-size heavy-duty ping pong table with truly no assembly required. Simply pull it out of the box, open up your tables, and you are good to go!

Corner Protectors
Often times it is the little details that bring the quality of something to a higher standard. That is the case here. This table has corner protectors on each corner. This protects you from inevitably running into them and hurting yourself, but it also protects the table. There are also plastic leg caps on the steel that touches the floor to protect it as well.

Cost and Value
This is another top of the line, luxury ping pong table. It has a cutting edge, patented, technology in addition to all the standard bells and whistles you expect from a ping pong table. You do pay for those luxuries and conveniences though. If you are looking for one of the best to play on and easiest to set up ping pong tables available, then this is one of your best bets.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Versatility

One of the first decisions that need to be made is if you intend on playing outside or inside. This single factor will influence your decision more than any other. The table tops are very different for each use as is the price.

Tables used inside are typically made of fiberboard. It gives a good, level playing field and can be any varying thickness and still give good bounce. Obviously the higher quality a table is, the thicker the board will be. The legs are typically made of steel and good for indoors but would rust and be ruined very quickly outdoors.

Outdoor tables have some sort of aluminum plastic hybrid top. This allows it to take the rain and the weather much better than a fiberboard which would simply swell and be ruined the first time it got wet. Depending on the quality, the aluminum will also give a good consistent bounce and still makes a very good board. The legs are typically powder coated, similar to that you would find on a metal swing set, and made to withstand the elements. They also tend to have levelers on the bottom so that they can be adjusted for uneven grass or playing surfaces; though this is not mutually exclusive to outdoor tables. Even the net is different and meant to be weather resistant.

In summary, both tables are going to give similar play and bounce. An outdoor table can be used inside or outside and largely withstand what Mother Nature can throw at it, but DO NOT take an indoor table outside as it will be quickly ruined.

Size

A table is a big purchase that can take up a lot of space. For a lot of people, this isn’t an issue as the whole purpose of purchasing a ping pong table is to put in the game room or outside on the patio and fill the empty space that is available. The sky is basically the limit if you fall into this category. There are several different size tables and if you don’t have to store it, you don’t have to worry about how easy or complicated it is to put up or take down. You simply set it up once and it’s good to go.

However; there are some who really want a ping pong table, but struggle with where they are going to put it. This doesn’t actually have to be a struggle as many are designed specifically to take up minimal space. You can get very high-quality mid-sized tables, that while they aren’t regulation size, are to scale and will fit in your small spaces much better. They also fold down very easily and quickly and can be stored in a closet or under the bed where they won’t even be noticed.

Features

There is also the option of a pool table conversion. Sometimes you just need to have both a ping pong table and a pool table but don’t have the room for both - actually, odds are good that you don’t have the need for both. To accommodate this set of needs, you can get a ping pong table that is set up right on top of the pool table. The one on this list is padded and takes precautions to protect your pool table while still offering a great surface to play ping pong on that provides great bounce and a good game.

It is important to note that almost every single table on this list or that you can find in general will also function very well as a multipurpose table. Most come in two halves that are capable of functioning as completely separate, freestanding tables. This gives you a lot of functionality as far as gaming tables or even storage or dining tables goes. This one set of tables can do all of those things and best of all, you can play ping pong on it when you’re done.

Style

Does color matter? For some it does and for others, it might not. Your options as far as the color of your ping pong table is pretty limited, however. A standard issue table is a dark color with white striping and you will only find some variation of that. Most tables are a blue color and that is true for this list with the exception of one charcoal colored one. According to official rules, a ping-pong table must be uniformly dark and matte - which means nothing too shiny. You want to easily see where your ball is going with minimal glare or question about where it hit on the table; thus the pretty stringent rules.

Value

Ping Pong tables run the gamut from little more than a particle board painted green and a nylon net to some top line really well-made tables and movable setups that guarantee a level playing field and high-quality netting material, and all the extras. It's up to you which way you choose to go but as with all things the better you get at the game the more you're going to want from your table. Naturally, the value is going to rise as you get into the high-end tables, but we've tried to suggest tables that cover the spectrum from simple easy to use and easily movable tables to some really top of the line setups.

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Time for Table Tennis

So you know how fun it is, you know you want to up your game but your not sure where to start. As with most things it helps to focus and take some time to think about your level of play, the money you have available and where you're going to be playing. Indoors versus outdoors? Do you need portability or are you okay with your table sitting in a fixed location?

Frequently Asked Questions

q: What are the table dimensions?
a:

Most tables come at the regulation size (see next question). However; some are made to be smaller to fit into smaller spaces and those dimensions vary by brand.

q: What are the dimensions of a regulation size ping pong table?
a:

A regulation size Table Tennis Table is 9 feet by 5 feet and 2.5 feet tall.

q: What are the table dimensions when folded up for storage?
a:

Almost universally, ping pong tables are made of two equal parts. So, when folded up, it would be exactly half the width and length. For a regulation table that would make it 4.5 feet by 2.5 feet and only a couple inches deep, as most are built to stand on their side.

q: Is this an indoor or outdoor ping pong table?
a:

If the table top is made of MDF, then it is absolutely an indoor table. Outdoor tables are typically made of an aluminum-plastic hybrid.

q: Does this ping pong table have adjustable legs to accommodate my uneven floor?
a:

Most outdoor tables do. Some indoor tables do as well, but not all.

q: How are the halves held together while in use?
a:

Some tables have a clamp or clasp. Other have an attachment mechanism in the net.

Sources

  1. Ping Sunday, Difference Between Table Tennis vs. Ping Pong , Website,
  2. Pong Boss, Best Ping Pong Tables, Website,
  3. Wikipedia, Table Tennis , Website,
  4. Athletic Scholarships, The History of Table Tennis , Website,