Today, we’re going to do a review of the Joola Nova table tennis outdoor table. When I was in college, we used to play a lot of table tennis, and I remember the first one we got for a little porch. My buddy lived in a trailer off campus, so we got a table tennis table for the porch, and it was a hundred dollars table tennis table from Walmart.
And it wasn’t very long that rain came in and warped that ping pong table. So when I got this Joola Nova table tennis table, I wanted to get an outdoor table that wouldn’t fall apart and get messed up. So I will tell you the good and the bad about this table tennis table.
Indoor Table Tennis Table Versus Outdoor Table Tennis Table
The outdoor table tennis table is used for outdoor play. You can easily set it up anywhere because it has a steel structure; this indicates that it can bear weights of up to 300 pounds. It has rubber paddles and a hollow core to prevent the ball from bouncing out. The frame is made of powder-coated steel to avoid rust and crack. The surface is made of PVC material, which is durable and easy to clean.
An indoor table tennis table is usually used indoors, such as in an office or home. It requires assembly and disassembly when necessary. The table frame is made of aluminium alloy, making it lightweight yet sturdy enough to support up to 300 pounds of weight without bending or breaking while under stress during playtime. The surface has a high gloss finish on top with a textured bottom side for better grip when playing against yourself or friends/family at home!
Reasons for getting Outdoor Table Tennis Table
We moved into this house recently, and it had a pool. The pool was fun, but what better way to make it even more fun than to add an outdoor table tennis table that won’t get messed up by the water.
The main reason I wanted to get it was to get my kids off their devices and spend time with them. As technology has grown, it can be easy to let kids entertain themselves. As a public-school educator, I know that that is not healthy. Kids need interaction and strong adult relationships, and I’m determined to be that person in my kid’s life.
Use Cover for Table Storage
We keep it in a covered area by the pool, but it still gets wet from the rain blowing in and from being used right after swimming. So we ordered a black cover that fits it very nicely. The biggest problem we found with this cover is that it doesn’t stay on well; when it’s windy, we have to put objects on the corners to keep it from blowing off. That said, we leave it off now, and the table is still in perfect condition after one year.
This model of Joola outdoor table tennis table came with a cheap championship metal. It may seem stupid, but we’ve extensively used this metal.
Yes. Unbelievable. I know. In my house, whoever has the medal is the person to beat. Once you beat them, you get the medal, and you try to hold onto it as long as possible. It definitely added a layer of fun and competitiveness to the game. We like to trash talk and talk a lot of smacks. So, it’s been fun to have served the ball.
Space Saving and Easy Storage
Suppose you don’t have a lot of space or won’t be using it a lot. The cool thing about this ping pong table is that it folds up and has wheels. So you can store it by rolling it out of the way. It’s straightforward to put up. I recommend getting the cover if you intend to keep it upright when storing.
The cover doesn’t stay on well when the table is set up, as sometimes the wind blows it off. But when it’s in storage mode, the cover has Velcro that allows you to secure it and keep it in good condition. Setting the table back up is just as simple of a process. The table is probably not the cheapest, but I value quality over low prices every time.
All the elements on this ping pong table are really high quality. It is straightforward to set up and easy to break down for storage. You just lock and unlock the locking mechanism under the table for each table leg and on the other side. The same thing with the wheels as they close when it’s down and unlock when it’s up. The other thing is the clip; when you put it in storage, it’s very easy to clip and unclip, and it helps lock it nicely into place.
The net comes on and off very easily. You just screw it in, unclamp it, or clamp it in place. When the table first came, it had to be put together, and I thought it would come together in one piece, but it didn’t; it was two pieces.
So my initial concern with the two pieces was that they would come apart a lot. We play pretty hard on that table, and I often forget its two pieces; the locking mechanisms on the wheels and the net that clamps down on both sides of the table keeps it from ever coming apart or shifting. We’ve had it for over a year, and I haven’t even had one issue with it.
My Verdict on Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table
So as far as the Joola Nova outdoor table tennis tables go, I highly recommend them. It’s worked out better than I thought it would. It’s lasted better than I thought it would. It’s been great for our family. It gets us out of the house. It gets my kids off the devices, and it just, it’s great for building relationships with your kids.