JOOLA Midsize Compact Table Tennis Table Review

The JOOLA Midsize Compact Table Tennis Table is the ideal table for small spaces. This portable table is one of the fastest-selling products by JOOLA and it is fantastic for playing ping pong. It compares fairly well with other tables with similar specifications, especially, because it costs well under $200.

JOOLA Midsize Compact Table Specifications

Our Rating: 4.2/5

  • Price: $
  • Size: Mini (6 feet x 3 feet x 2.5 feet)
  • Assembly Time: 0 minutes
  • Weight: 62lbs or 28 kgs

What to Expect

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of features that will ensure your experience buying this table will be perfect.

joola mid size table dimensions

Made for Small Spaces

The JOOLA Midsize is made in a unique size, being 2/3rd the size of a regulation table. That is why the Midsize table is ideal for playing in small spaces, and that is why it is a must-buy for people living in apartments. It can fit in a game room, too, and the best part is, you can start your kids getting interested in ping pong by playing on a smaller table.

100% Preassembled

The JOOLA Midsize table is a table that sets up with two halves. However, you can save the hassle of having to set it up because the JOOLA Midsize always comes 100% preassembled. It also has a net included and it will not take a lot of time from unboxing to playing. This is because of the pre-connected folding legs, that you have to open up, join the two tables, and start playing within seconds.

Ideal for Multi-usage

JOOLA Midsize is not only the best table for ping pong usage but also perfect for other usages.

You can use free-standing table halves for all kinds of different uses, making it great not only for playing ping pong but also for hosting a fun game night. From beer pong to playing cards or indoor games, this is a useful table!

Pros

Lightweight

The JOOLA Midsize is super lightweight. Compared to the regulation-sized tables, this is featherweight. Weighing under 30 kgs, the JOOLA Midsize offers a lot of options with portability and convenience.

The problem with the heavier tables is always about the fact that you cannot move them, but this gives you so many options. Especially, when you consider the fact that the two table halves can be used independently, as well.

assembling joola mid size compact table assembly

Compact and Ideal for Storage

Due to its small size and ease of separation, and of course, the preassembly, you can set it up within minutes, and similarly, wrap it up within seconds.

This means you do not have to worry about getting an earful from the missus because you can put it almost anywhere and it will be out of your sight.

Similarly, for apartments and places where space is a luxury only, but you also do not want to give up on your ping pong career, then your ideal investment should be the JOOLA Midsize, as it will fit about anywhere in your apartment.

Comes Preassembled

Some tables can take up hours to assemble before you can start playing.

It can be demoralizing, especially, when you see the package arriving after days and you are excited about playing, as soon as it comes.

This is where the JOOLA Midsize is the best option because it comes preassembled 100%, and all you have to do is open the legs, attach the two tables with the net and start playing! Even kids can do it, and you can set it up without needing the help of another person.

Joola Couples Ping Pong Playing

Net and Posts Included

The JOOLA Midsize comes with a screw clamp net and a post set. It attaches to the table top with a classic screw clamp and it is very inexpensive to replace, too.

Perfect for playing leisurely and for ping pong with friends, and you can set it up within seconds, too.

JOOLA Midsize Compact Table

Cons

Smaller than Regulation Size

This is not a standard-sized, regulation table so you should adjust your expectations accordingly. It is smaller than the actual size of a table tennis table, so if you are used to playing on regulation sized tables then it will take you some time to adapt to this.

Poor Bounce

The table is ideally made for ping pong and recreational purposes only, so the bounce is not consistent as the table top is quite thin, opposed to other tables from JOOLA like the NOVA DX outdoor table. If you are used to playing on a thicker table top, then you will find it slightly hard to adjust to this poor surface.

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No Paddles or Balls

The table costs a lot less but most people expect it to come with paddles and balls. However, that is not the case, as you only get the table. You will have to buy the paddles and balls, separately.

Missing Screws

Some customers had a poor experience buying this table because they reported missing screws. We suggest inspecting for any missing screws as soon as the table arrives so that you can either report it or get it fixed.

Our Rating: 4.2/5

While the table is not ideal for professional play, for its cost and its purpose, it makes a very decent purchase among ping pong tables.

You can keep it almost anywhere in your apartment because it hardly takes up any space, you can also use it to play other indoor games like beer pong or cards, etc. It is also ideal for ping pong because you can make up your own rules and play for bargaining rights with friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Clean Joola Midsize Table?

We would suggest taking care of your table, although it does not have the greatest table surface, it is still ideal for recreational purposes and upkeep of the table is important. As for cleaning the JOOLA Midsize, it is similar to how you would clean any other ping pong table. Use a clean dry cloth, initially, to wipe any superficial dust that may be on the surface, and then use a spray cleaner or you could use a cloth dipped with vinegar solution to clean it properly.

Remember to lubricate the metal part and the moving parts of the table, because they could quickly rust. Do not use harsh cleaners on the surface and avoid getting the table top too wet.

How to Assemble Joola Midsize Table?

The JOOLA Midsize indoor table tennis table comes 100% preassembled. That means, once your order arrives, only unpacking stands in the way of playing the game. Forget the long duration that other tables might require in setting up, your JOOLA Midsize comes preassembled, and all you have to do is open the legs of the table and set up the net. Oh, and of course, start playing!

How to Fold Joola Indoor Table Tennis Table?

The folding of the JOOLA Midsize indoor table tennis table is also extremely easy. This is why, it is perfect for storage, too. If you have less space in your apartment, the JOOLA Midsize can be a lifesaver as you can fold it with ease and put it away almost anywhere.
The folding is typical and easy.

All you have to do is fold the legs beneath the table, and it comes in two separate parts, so storage becomes far easier. Anyone can do it, as the table is very lightweight.

How to Store Joola Indoor Table?

The JOOLA Midsize is engineered in such a way that it has two separate table halves. Both of them fold separately, and you can fold them up and store them at any place in your home. They require very little space to be stored and they are also not heavy, which means you can put them away anywhere, without the table taking up a lot of space.

Conclusion

JOOLA is one of the more reliable manufacturers of table tennis products and they compete with the top-end companies of table tennis products like Butterfly, STIGA, etc. That is why, they have earned a lot of recognition among players and coaches, alike. Their products are not only top-quality but also versatile enough to suit the needs of all playing levels.

The JOOLA Midsize is the biggest example of their adaptability in the market. This table is produced primarily to play ping pong recreationally in tight spaces like apartments, etc. You can store it with ease, anywhere, and it is ideal for people who live in apartments and there is not a lot of space to keep a full regulation size table.

Despite its reduced size, the table does not compromise on the fun. You can set it up anywhere you like, and if anything, the gameplay will be faster because of the shorter size of the table, making it more exciting and fun-friendly.

It is a great investment especially with the price tag that it comes, and you could sharpen your skills by playing on a smaller surface.

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Matt

Matt is founder of Pong Place and has been a table tennis addict from an early age. He had regular ping pong matches with his dad in their basement and learned how to counteract his defensive maneuvers over the years. Though he still plays, his main passion is educating others about the joys of ping pong, learning about new products and making the sport more accessible to people like you.