Joola Inside Table Tennis Table Review (2022 Edition)

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Table tennis is more than just a game! Whether you are playing it for fun or as a competitive sport, ping pong makes one feel alive. The energy that flows from the hand to the ball as you try to deceive the opponent in spin or swing is what makes this game so exhilarating.

But what if the surface is not good enough? All the fun would be spoiled! This is exactly the reason why you need a decent table tennis table if you want to fully enjoy the game.

A Glance At the Table

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Now, we think we have just the perfect table for you to enjoy ping pong on. We are going to talk about JOOLA Inside – Professional MDF Indoor Table Tennis in detail in this discussion. But in this section, we are going to only introduce you to this beauty.

Well, there are a lot of things to like about this indoor regulation table; top of the chart is the combination of quality with low cost. Joola is a brand that has been in the business for almost six decades now, and one expects nothing but quality in their products.

The table tennis table under discussion is no exception to this expectation; it is designed for all levels and is for everyone!

Positives

Before we go any further, we want to talk a bit about the pros of this table. Why should you bother reading about this product in detail? Anyways, got to give you some reasons at the start! Well, for better understanding, we will discuss these one by one.

  • Easy Assembly: Particularly significant if you want to enjoy a game immediately.
  • Protectors at Corners: These are pretty helpful in minimizing possible damage from knocking.
  • Not Too Bulky: A heavy table raises portability issues, unlike this beauty from Joola.
  • Rust Protection:  You might have seen corroded surfaces that spin excessively because of the rust. Hence, this plus that you get with Joola ping pong tables is important as well.
  • Excellent Customer Care: Now, that is something you don’t get with every brand in the market.
  • Adjustable Height: They just make life so easy!

Negatives

It is always good to present both sides of the picture! While there are a lot of good things about this table, there are a few cons as well. And in the following lines, we are going to highlight the downsides.

  • Thermally Unstable: You can enjoy a game on this table only indoors.
  • Warranty: Comes without a warranty, which should be there, in our opinion. 
  • Cheap Net: Net needs an overall improvement.

And Now We Talk In-depth

Well, done with the highlights, it is time to breakdown the key features of the Joola table. We are going to ask you for a bit more attention in this section so that you don’t miss out on any finer details. Well, without further ado, let us discuss the aforementioned features one by one. 

Standard Thickness

If you are a big table tennis fan, you might know already that the standard surface thickness for playing ping pong is 15mm. It gives us great pleasure to share the news with you that the table comes with the same surface thickness. 

This is an example of thin surface tables, which are not good enough if you prefer more bounce in your game. If you want a thick surface version of the table, say 18 or 25mm, that is available as well. But for beginners, a 15mm surface would be a more suitable choice.

You Can Play On Your Own

Since this ping pong table doesn’t have fixed halves, you can actually use one of its halves as your partner. Oh, you are worried about the bulkiness; no, it is not as hulking as you might think! 

You can easily put up one half against the wall and practice your serves and smashes without needing your friend who ditched you in the last moments! It stays in its place since the table comes with a spring safety latch. There is no risk of unintentional folding, at all! 

Durability

We know you have been quizzical about the fact that why haven’t we talked about durability yet. Well, we wanted to dedicate an entire section to the thing.

Now, we have already mentioned the level of portability. Annex that with the fact that this ping pong table comes with a very sturdy frame and features 1/2 inches thick legs, according to the information provided by the brand.

Rust resistance is also a key feature of this ping pong table. When we put all of this information into perspective, it becomes quite apparent that you can smash the ping pong ball on this table for a good number of years before you have a reason to complain!

Wheels

There are four wheels on either side of the table. That is not the most interesting fact about the wheels, though. The fact that they lock into place during the game is what we wish to elaborate on a bit more. 

There is no joy in playing a game on a surface that keeps moving because of imbalance. Most of the table tennis tables have to be supported with the help of a stone or a brick; the lack of balance becomes too obvious in a matter of days. 

And yet, here we are. Joola Inside, the table is about as balanced as it gets, thanks to the wheels that can be locked in place during the game. 

Cheap Quality Net 

That one downside which we have mentioned already! We didn’t exactly fell in love with the quality of the fabric of the net that comes with this table, and we are sure that your opinion is not going to be any different either. 

There is a simple way in which you can fix this problem. You can buy a good quality net on your own! They don’t cost much and are easily available as well. However, make sure that you read a good number of reviews before you embark on your quest of finding a high-quality net for your Joola Inside ping pong table.

A Bit About the Brand

Joola, as we have discussed before, is a well-reputed name in the world of table tennis accessories. For the last five decades or so, the brand has been churning out quality tables and other ping pong related items. 

If you are an avid table tennis fan, you might have noticed that the brand’s tables are regularly featured in international sporting events such as the ITTF Championship and Olympics. 

Often, the brand name influences the final decision while purchasing the product, Joola’s repute as a trusted brand is likely to make you fall for the product under discussion! 

Comparing With Other Tables

We are sure that you have already read about a few tables, and your mind is abuzz with comparisons of all sorts. We are not going to compare each and every table with the Joola Inside. However, we are going to compare it with some other competitors in the market to make your life just a little easier!

Joola Inside vs. Joola Signature

The Joola Signature is about as good as the inside series. However, the key difference between the two tables is surface thickness. The signature’s surface is 25mm, inside comes with a 15mm thick surface. 

Also, the former comes with corner ball holders, while the latter lacks this pretty useful feature. Lastly, there is a difference in the price as well. So, if bounce doesn’t influence your game, picking a winner between the two brands can be tough.

Joola Inside vs. Stiga Advantage

Here is an inter-brand competition. On the one side, you have Joola Inside, with which you are well familiar at this point in the discussion. On the other hand, here is a product from Stiga, another well-reputed brand in the business.

Joola Inside offers more variety in terms of shades; you can pick any from green, red or blue. Installation time for Stiga Advantage is only 10 minutes, as compared to 15-20 minutes for Joola inside. But in terms of durability, both are fine picks. So, we are going to leave this decision up to your judgment!

Summary

All good things come to an end, and so does this review! Joola’s inside is a quality product. Professionals who have played on this table reckon it is right up there in the list of tables seeking approval from ITTF. We are not sure when, exactly!

But with the features that this table comes with, we are sure that it won’t be too long. Lightweight, great in terms of portability, and locks in place, honestly, that is all we want in a table for us.

Of course, the fact that the pole and the net quality are not that good. But well, you can’t have everything in your life, can you? So, did you learn anything new about table tennis tables from this article? If you did, we are overjoyed and are rooting for you!

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Bradley Anderson
Bradley Anderson hails from the northwestern United States and brings nine years of professional table tennis experience to SportsDean. He began playing as a child in local table tennis leagues and continued playing through college, where he founded and coached his own players’ association, the Table Tennis Teamsters, in 2011.

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