When playing indoor ping pong, you need a stable and steady surface to provide you with an even bounce. Additionally, it would help if the table folds up for easier storage since ping pong tables can take up a fair amount of space, especially if they are standard size. This model gives you all of that while also costing you significantly less than some of the other competition-grade indoor tables available on the market today.
The primary feature of the STIGA Advantage is the size. The problem with a lot of the tables designed for home use is that they aren’t the standard size for competitions. However, this model comes with all the proper dimensions that allow for competitive ping pong games, regardless of skill level. Additionally, the classic blue surface also makes it much easier for you to see the ball when playing, making for a more fun experience.
One downside to this model however is that it only has a 15mm’’ thickness for the surface. While this does provide adequate bounce, it is significantly thinner than the 1’’ surfaces you might find on the tables of your local ping pong club.
With that said, this table also comes with self-deploying legs. So, when setting up the table, the legs automatically pop out as you lower the halves, making the entire setup much more convenient. Additionally, since the table is made up of two halves, you can also fold up the other half to serve as a wall so you can practice your stroke and technique without a companion.
With steel legs and a standard fiberboard surface, this table is fairly durable. If you use it properly, meaning that you don’t take it outside where the weather can damage it, it should last you a couple of years or longer. However, many customers complained that the wood wasn’t as weatherproof as desired, so if you’re in humid places, there’s a chance that your wood might morph over time. So, if you plan on storing the table in a humid basement, garage, or game room, you might want to consider putting dehumidifiers or moving it to a less humid area to avoid warping and damage to the surface.
Ease of use
As we mentioned earlier, this table comes with self-deploying legs and folds up into two halves. This makes it very easy to store in tighter spaces. On top of that, the self-deploying legs and locking wheels makes it much easier to set up the table. If you’re new to the world of ping pong tables, you might need some help when setting it up for the first time. But once you get over the initial learning curve, setting up this table can be done in a matter of minutes!
Value for money
When researching this table, there was no doubt in our minds that it was one of the best on the market. However, we couldn’t deny that it came with a fairly high price tag. While still cheaper than outdoor and professional-grade ping pong tables, it is more expensive than some of the other indoor tables on the market today. And considering that the surface only measures in at around 15mm, we were hoping for a slightly cheaper price. With all that said though, this table still offers great value for the money, especially for those looking to play legitimate and competitive indoor ping pong games at home.
Save for the price and the thickness of the board, this table is close to flawless. It’s competition size, has self-deploying legs, and even has locking wheels for a more stable game, whether you’re playing casually with friends and family or competitively with fellow athletes. The table comes with everything you’ll need to start playing as well, which is why it’s one of the top picks for anyone looking to play a proper game of ping pong at home.