7 Stiga ping pong tables

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Since 1944, STIGA Table Tennis has offered ping pong equipment to ping pong players of all levels, both locally and internationally. At the beginning, this Swedish brand only produced ready-made bats, but in the late 60s, they started manufacturing separate blades. Later on, they diversified their production, and today the brand is producing ping pong bats and rackets, clothing, and of course ping pong tables. Stiga ping pong equipment is used all over the world.

Stiga offers a wide range of ping pong tables: from indoor tables, ultra-compact ping pong tables for the kitchen countertop, small table tennis tables for home leisure to nets, outdoor tables, and ITTF-approved competition tables of the highest quality. This article sets out to present 7 Stiga ping pong tables, including four competition tables and three small fun tables.

1. Stiga Expert Roller (European version)

Stiga Expert Roller (European version)

Two versions of Stiga Expert Roller are available on the market. One version is made in Mexico, and the other one is made in Germany. Although primarily used in clubs, this table is becoming more popular in homes amongst ping pong lovers. Let’s have a look at the German-made model

Stiga Expert Roller (European model) is a competition table approved by ITTF. Which means it has been approved under the most stringent of testing conditions This Stiga ping pong table is used at numerous World, Commonwealth and European Championships.

You will enjoy playing on this table thanks to its playing top which is 25mm. To guarantee the truest possible bounce, the top is pre-treated several times, then coated with a special varnish. This treatment also makes the table glossy and ensures a good frictional coefficient.

Features equally include extra heavy-duty euro-design chassis. So you don’t have to bother about rough game. In addition, it has extra thick strong legs and extra trimming under the table surface, the evenness and consistency of the ball rebound is unparalleled.

With this, you will play on a one-inch competition-grade blue top with edge binding and regulation style striping.

The frame of this Stiga ping pong table is durable. As a matter of fact, this a real competition table. The 65mm frame makes it incredibly durable.

Regarding portability, this table is also easy to move. Thanks to four-inch ball-bearing wheel casters, this table is easily movable from storage to the playground and back again.

 

This table also comes with tournament-grade net and posts. Unlike certain ping pong tables on the market, this table is complete with a 2-year warranty.

Pros:

  • ITTF-Approved table.
  • Durability: sturdy frame and reinforced wood apron
  • Great bounce and excellent playability: 25mm/1″ competition-grade table
  • Separates into two halves for easy portability and compact storage.
  • Fold-up playback mode for solo practice.
  • Includes Stiga net and post set.
  • Portability

Cons:

  • Does not have built-in ball or racket holders.
  • Assembly required.
  • Spin loss

 

2. Stiga Expert VM

Stiga Expert VM

Stiga Expert VM ping pong table is a world-class competition table. This Stiga ping pong table has been tested and approved by ITTF. It is used during high-level competitions. The table is suitable for high-level game.

Many Stiga ping pong tables were first used by professionals during competition or training, but they are becoming more and more popular for ping pong amateurs and lovers. And this applies to Stiga Expert VM. Even though the table is indicated for competition, it is also ideal for schools or clubs. Stiga Expert VM is actually an amazing table that is perfect for full-time clubs and dedicated playing areas.

With this made in Germany table rest assured of playing with a good bounce of the ball. As a matter of fact, tape top thickness is 30 mm. As a result, the evenness and consistency of the ball rebound is unparalleled.

Folded dimensions are as follows: H56″ x W60″ x D7.5″. This table equally ensures very compact storage. The efficient joints and built-in wheels make Expert VM ping pong table very easy to handle and store. Perhaps one of the best things about this indoor table is that it is extremely stable. Two heavy-duty wheels are built into every leaf.

This hgh class table comes pre-assembled. This will help you spare some energy before using it! Regarding warranty, like other Stiga ping pong tables, Expert VM includes a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

Pros:

  • Multiple usage: in clubs and in dedicated playing areas
  • Thickness of table top
  • Solid and consistent bounce
  • ITTF-approved table
  • Comes pre-assembled

Cons:

  • Poor portability: not easy to set up and take down in between playing sessions due to weight and wheel design.
  • Does not have built-in ball or racket holders
  • Only available in blue.
  • No fold-up playback mode.
  • Weight: 142 kg. This table is heavy
  • Short warranty against manufacturer defects. Other ITTF-approved ping pong tables have a longer warranty
  • Net and post not included.

3. Stiga Premium Compact

 

 

Stiga Premium Compact

 

Stiga Premium Compact is one of the most popular indoor ping pong tables on the market. ITTF approved, this table is made up using the most advanced technology and top-notch quality product materials. Moreover, the ultimate table design and safety features of the table enhance the playability and are convenient for all ping pong players.

This indoor competition table has an easy folding system and allows for a quick setup in just one motion. In addition, commercial-grade pistons assist with opening and closing of the table, which can be done by only one person.

Manufactured in Germany, the Stiga Premium Compact comes fully assembled. This gives you an easy set-up, as the assembling and breaking down of the table is very simple; almost anyone can do it. Regarding portability, this ping pong table is very easy to move. With the large 5 inch wheels at the bottom of the table, it’s the table easily and smoothly glides from one point to the other, and set up the table anywhere you want.

Stiga Premium Compact

This world-class competition table is endowed with the unique and safe Super Compact System. Super compact system folds to minimal storage dimensions. In other words, this table does not take up much space. Thanks to the compact system, Stiga Premium Compact is easily foldable. So, you can save quite a lot of space. This feature facilitates compact storage that is only 22 inches deep. The storage position dimensions are approximately 60 inches in width, 22 inches in depth, and 62 inches in height.

Like other Stiga ping pong tables, Stiga Premium Compact is highly durable. The table is very solid; as heavy-duty chassis supports the tournament standard 1″ top. The table top is protected by a steel apron. As a result, this alows performance and durability.

Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • Excellent folding system: does not take much space
  • ITTF-approved.
  • Comes assembled and ready for play.
  • Highly durable
  • Easy folding and compact storage.
  • Includes a high-quality Stiga net set.

Cons:

  • Does not have a built-in ball or racket holders.
  • The table is heavy
  • No fold-up playback mode.

 

4. Stiga Optimum 30

 

Stiga Optimum 30

 

Also known as the “King of Table Tennis Tables”, Optimum 30 was the first ping pong table in the world with a 30 mm thick playing surface. This ITTF-approved indoor tournament ping pong table is one of the best the market.

As regards the thickness of the top, the Optimum 30 is a table with a 1¼” thick top. As a result, this table bounce is exceptional. This is equally due to the fact that the top was pre-treated several times and then coated with a special varnish. This also helps to keep the durability of the table.

Moreover, regarding durability, Stiga Optimum 30 is very durable. It has some long metal sheets on the sides. This is to help protect the sides of the table. The legs are solid, due to the fact they are made out of steel, alongside levellers for extra support.

Concerning portability, this table has a sturdy foldable frame with 4’’ caster wheels. It is therefore easy to rollaway before or after your game. Height adjustable feet easily compensate for uneven floors, and individual brakes increase stability, while large strong wheels make transporting a child’s play.

Like the first Stiga ping pong tables reviewed in this article, this table is also made in Germany. It includes STIGA VM Net and post set. Semi-automatic lock and fold design. Moreover, with the 4” machine grade casters and locks, the table is easy to use. And added to a compact storage position, you can gain more space.

As regards warranty, Stiga ping pong tables include a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

Pros:

  • Table top provides an optimal bounce and the ideal amount of friction for spin and speed.
  • ITTF-approved table.
  • Includes a high-quality Stiga net and post set.
  • Easy portability and compact storage.
  • Fold-up playback mode for solo practice.

Cons:

  • Does not have a built-in ball or racket holders.
  • Requires assembly
  • Only available in blue.
  • Short warranty against manufacturer defects (1 year).

Let’s conclude this section on Stiga competition ping pong tables. These Stiga tournament tables are all ITTF-approved and intended for matches and competitions. They all have a high quality, with a surface that provides a good bounce so you can play at your best. Generally, competition tables are also available with wheels so you can easily move it aside when it’s not in use. Some models have practical storage for bats and accessories, so it’s easy to keep everything in one place, and orderly.

Table tennis is not only a professional activity. It is also a fun and fast-paced leisure activity for adults and children alike. But it can be difficult to accommodate a full-size table at home, especially when space is limited. In such cases, a small table tennis table is a practical solution and a perfect alternative. Here you’ll find three smaller models of Stiga ping pong tables.

5. Stiga Pure Super Mini Table

Stiga Pure Super Mini table

Stiga Pure Super Mini table is very small and fun-sized table portable ping pong table that you can carry anywhere and play the game whenever you want. Like other Stiga ping pong tables of this category, this mini ping pong table is a lightweight table that is very simple and easy to use.

Unlike the tournament Stiga ping pong tables reviewed at the beginning of this article, this mini table exists in many colors. You can actually have this table in three colors: blue, green, or pink.

When you buy this ping pong table, it is delivered to you in full assemble together with the net and post. You can use it right away. It is a compact table that just requires very little space to play and is well suited for both adults and children to play together.

In addition, the table is foldable which makes it very easy to keep for storage. This equally made possible thanks to its dimensions. The table measures 68 cm long, 52.5 cm wide and 6 cm high.

Since there are no table legs, this mini table can be set on the floor or on top of another table surface when used for playing. Table top is all one piece.

Concerning warranty, Stiga ping pong tables include a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

Pros:

  • Portable
  • Easy storage
  • Three colors available
  • Foldable
  • The net set is included.
  • Pre-assembled

Cons:

  • No table play-back
  • No legs
  • 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects

6. Stiga Midi Table Black Edition

Stiga Midi Table Black Edition

The Stiga Midi Table Black Edition is a medium-sized ping pong table suitable for home, school or work. Same as other midi Stiga ping pong tables, this table has a stylish, and timeless black design that blends well into the home. So you don’t always feel you have to put it aside. In fact, it allows you to lead an active lifestyle without impacting on the decor.

Midi tables are generally easy to fold up and put aside when not in use, though they can remain on display. This actually applies for The Stiga Midi Table Black Edition as it only takes a few minutes to fold up and put aside.

Stiga Midi Table Black Edition is an indoor ping pong table that has inclined borders. Moreover, you will enjoy the high-quality finish and a durable (still black) nylon net provided with the table.  The table has a 12 mm fibreboard.

As for warranty, Stiga ping pong tables include a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

Pros:

  • Easy to fold up
  • A timeless and stylish table
  • Can be left on display
  • Net and post included
  • High-quality finish and durable nylon net

Cons:

  • Not approved by ITTF

7. Stiga Mini Table Black Edition

Stiga Mini Table Black Edition

The Stiga Mini Table Black Edition is a small indoor ping pong table (125cm/50in long x 72cm/28in wide x 75cm/30in high). It is outstanding because of its timeless design that is both compact and stunning.

This Stiga ping pong table is perfectly indicated for those who wish to practice ping pong at home, but don’t have enough space for a larger table. This stylish and black table blends into your home décor and takes up minimal space.

Note that the Stiga Mini Table Black Edition table is equally quick and easy to fold up and put aside when not in use. The ping pong table has inclined borders, 12mm fibreboard with a high-quality finish, and a durable nylon net.

Regarding warranty, Stiga ping pong tables include a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • Small ping pong table
  • Easy to fold up
  • Stylish and timeless design
  • High-quality finish and a durable nylon net
  • It’s very cheap
  • 12 mm fibreboard

Cons:

  • Not approved by ITTF
  • Even with the beautiful color, the design still looks very basic – too basic.

In a nutshell, Stiga is a proven brand that stood the test of time. For over 70 years, the brand has been producing high-quality equipment. This article focused on competition ping pong tables on the one hand, and on the other hand, on small size fun tables for leisure.

The review of the four Stiga tournament ping pong tables revealed a good number of features that make them top competition tables on the market. The tables are all approved by the International Tennis Table Federation. They are mostly made with high-quality materials to ensure perfect bounce and ideal friction. Moreover, they are durable, easy to move and some models offer practical storage for bats and accessories. However, some of them are very heavy and do not arrive assembled. Some do not equally feature the solo playing mode as there is no fold-up playback mode.

Small size fun tables on their part are ideal for the recreational practice of ping pong. They can be used at home, school or work. With a stunning design, these indoor tables perfectly blend in the décor. The design makes them stylish and timeless. They are easy to move and some of them arrive assembled and are ready to use. Unfortunately, some of these small tables do not come with legs, and all of them are not ITTF-approved.

 

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