Which outdoor Table to choose? To help you answer them, here are the main criteria that determine the best choice for your needs. Whether you are new or experienced, when you plan to buy a best out door table tennis table it is wise to ask the following questions:
The outdoor tables are specifically designed to withstand rain, frost and the sun without risk of damage or almost. They are distinguished by their excellent service life. This type of model is perfect for leisure use during the holidays or in the countryside as they require virtually no maintenance.
Outdoor tables are generally expensive as compared to indoor tables mainly because of the materials used. Thus the parts of an outdoor table are stainless and weather resistant.
What player profile are you?
Depending on your player profile whether you are an occasional table tennis player or an addict? And your level of the play and the frequency with which you practice game are determining criteria. A table for beginners or experienced table tennis players does not offer the same game characteristics.
For an example, a competing table has a measurable rebound, so when the ball is thrown from a height of 30 cm, the rebound must reach 23 cm.
Regardless of the rebound, if you are an unconditional player, often bending and folding the table the table solicits the opening mechanism and may weaken eventually, especially if it is a low-end model. Some tables allow you to play on your own and have a function that allows you to fold a whole side of the table.
To choose the best table, you have to pay particular attention to its components:
The nature of its material: It is preferable to choose a high-density agglomerated wood inner tray of 25 mm minimum. Some trays are made of composite materials, mostly polyester and resin, which prolong their UV resistance. It is important to pay attention to the reflection or rather the anti-reflective quality of the table that can be troublesome with intense lighting, indoors and outdoors.
Framing: it brings rigidity and flatness to the entire panel. Frame’s quality depends mainly on the material used. Some tables offer rounded corners, which avoids some bruises to inexperienced players!
Wheels are often the weak point of tables. Indeed, depending on whether they are metal or plastic, their life can vary slightly from single to double. Preferably use wide or twin wheels, with metal wheel attachments, especially if the table is often to be moved.
Ideally, the pole and net assembly must have a function that allows the height and tension of the net to be adjusted.
The security is a very important point. Some incorporate a double security that prevents children from being able to open the table alone and get stuck or hurt themselves.
Finally, if you plan to use your table to play doubles, in addition to singles matches, you must ensure that the white line in the center of the table is 3 mm wide.
Net characteristics: 183 cm long (15.25 cm above the table) and 15.25 cm high (uniform height) color dark green, mesh 7.5 to 12.5 mm white band 15 mm maximum at the top of the net.
Construction: The tables can be made of wood (chipboard or plywood), synthetic material or concrete (outdoor tables).But only wooden tables are used in competition.
This quality is reflected in the bounce height of the ball.
What is the best color for a table?
The color is important because it must provide good contrast between the floor, the walls and the background colors of the playground. Traditionally, the surface of the are green or gray, but since the 90s several Experiments with different colors took place, and the blue color was finally chosen because it goes very well with the red soil colors that are now used for all major tournaments. The International Table Tennis Federation currently only allows blue or green tables.