The 4 Best Air Hockey Ping Pong Tables of 2022

Want to experience the thrill of air hockey and ping pong at home but lack the space to have two separate tables? We thought so. Squeezing one game table anywhere in your home is troublesome, let alone two. That’s why today, we’ll be delving into the top air hockey ping pong tables that sellers have to offer.

Featured Products

Best Overall: PUCK Atlas 7-foot Air Hockey Table with Table Tennis

Best Value for Money: EastPoint Sports NHL Power Play

Features to Consider Before Buying

Size

Ping pong air hockey tables come in various sizes, so it’s important to know how much space you are working with before you press the buy button. Most tables are around air hockey regulation size, which is 7ft long, but you can get 6ft and 5ft tables if you lack the space.

Remember to also consider how much space you will need around the table to play. You don’t need much clearance for air hockey, but you do for ping pong. I recommend having at least 4ft of space at either end long ways and 2ft either end width wise.

Weight

Although this may not matter to some people, weight is fairly important to not overlook if you intend on moving your table once assembled. Heavy tables require multiple people to lift them, which can be inconvenient if you don’t have anyone around. They can also be more difficult to set up and require more people to assist with assembly. Most 7ft tables weigh around 150lb, which is good for an air hockey ping pong table combo.

Scoring System

The scoring system of air hockey and ping pong tables differ depending on which model you buy. The basic option relies on manual scoring. You slide beads along using an abacus scorer to keep track of games. While it relies on effort on your part, they do have the advantage of being reliable.

Other tables use electronic scorers. They count goals digitally when scored, which ensures the action never stops. Electronic scorers are great features to have. However, they can develop flaws after repeated use.

Accessories

Almost all air hockey table tennis combos come with the required accessories for air hockey and ping pong. Just note they may not be of the highest quality. You may want to explore buying your own accessories separately. We have a guide for choosing your own ping pong paddle that you might find useful.

Air Flow

Some tables are sparse on the air hockey details and leave out that they do not have blowers installed. This means you are playing push hockey rather than air hockey which is nowhere near as fun. We highly recommend you only buy air hockey combination tables with blowers.

Warranty

A long warranty period shows that the manufacturer stands behind the quality of its product. It also gives you peace of mind that should a fault arise, you are covered. Again, warranty periods vary quite a bit. You should aim for combo air hockey ping pong tables with at least 90 days warranty, but ideally 1 year or more.

Best Air Hockey Ping Pong Tables

1. EastPoint Sports NHL Power Play — Best Value for Money

air hockey ping pong table
air hockey ping pong table

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 80” x 43” x 32”
  • Material: Plastic, Alloy steel
  • Weight: 166lbs
  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty
  • Included accessories: 2xpushers, 2x pucks, 2x table tennis paddles, 2x table tennis balls, 2x steel chrome plates, net and post

Pros:

  • Sets up in a few minutes
  • Electronic scorer with sound
  • Leg levelers
  • Air powered
  • Includes all accessories

Cons:

  • Poor quality table tennis paddles
  • Ping pong tabletop comes in three pieces
  • Warranty period is only 90 days

Our rating: 9.3

Our top pick for the best air hockey ping pong table combos goes to the EastPoint Sports NHL Power Play. This table is just below the standard size at 80” in length x 43” in width and is simply a great all-around table. The air hockey is air-powered, which is a big plus. And the playing surface is made from hardened GlazeTekTM, which is durable and smooth. The power corners also add more rebound to hits making games even more action-packed.

The table features an electronic scorer with sound for full immersion and includes all accessories. Setup is also minimal, so you can begin playing just a few minutes after unboxing.

There are only two issues with this table. The first is the table tennis paddles. They are of low quality, and we recommend buying replacements. Yet the main issue is the 90–day warranty, it’s pretty low for such a big purchase, and we feel it should be at least twice as long.


2. ESPN Sports Air Hockey Ping Pong Table

air hockey ping pong table
air hockey ping pong table

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 72” x 37” x 32”
  • Material: Metal, engineered wood
  • Weight: 144lb
  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty
  • Included accessories: 2xpushers, 3x pucks, 2x table tennis paddles, table tennis 2x balls, net, and post

Pros:

  • Electronic scorer with sound
  • Leg levelers
  • Air powered
  • Includes all accessories
  • Bat and ball holder
  • Toll-free customer service

Cons:

  • Inaccurate listing information
  • Warranty period is only 90 days

Our rating: 8.8

This air hockey ping pong table by ESPN Sports is a great choice if you want a slightly smaller table. It’s 6ft long, so not so small that it is immediately noticeable during matches. There’s a lot to like about this table. It’s well built and has a smooth white gloss playfield. The air hockey is also air-powered, which makes it leaps and bound above the push hockey models.

The table features an electronic scorer with sound to fully replicate the feel of playing at the arcades, which we love. An area it excels over the other tables is its storage. The table tennis top rests on a shelf under the air hockey play surface, and there are also storage holders for the bats and balls on the side, which is really handy.

Again this is another table with a 90-day warranty period. We really would like more, but we still strongly recommend it given its range of features.

However, the biggest con to this table is the inaccurate information in the product listing. The weight and warranty period were incorrect — the manufacturer corrected the erroneous figures in the customer questions & answers section. A pretty careless mistake if you ask us, and they haven’t updated the listing description as of the time of writing.

3. EastPoint Sports NHL Defender Air Hockey Table with Table Tennis Top

air hockey ping pong table
air hockey ping pong table

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 80” x 43” x 32”
  • Material: Plastic, Alloy steel
  • Weight: 166lbs
  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty
  • Included accessories: 2xpushers, 2x pucks, 2x table tennis paddles, 2x table tennis balls, net and post

Pros:

  • Sets up in a few minutes
  • Electronic scorer with sound
  • Leg levelers
  • Air powered
  • Includes all accessories

Cons:

  • Poor quality table tennis paddles
  • Ping pong tabletop comes in three pieces
  • Warranty period is only 90 days

Our rating: 9.2

You might be looking at this table and thinking it looks remarkably like the NHL Power Play table, and you’d be right. The Defender is virtually the same table with a few insignificant changes. The most obvious is the color. The frame and legs are predominantly black instead of white, and the hockey playing surface has a different design. But in terms of materials and functionality, the two tables are essentially the same.

There are only two other points to note. First, the electronic scorer is a little different. It’s slightly more visible than the one the NHL Power Play has. And second, the price. The Defender is marginally more expensive. Given the similarities, we prefer the Power Play due to the cost, but the Defender is still a great table.

4. PUCK Atlas 7-foot Air Hockey Table with Table Tennis — Best Overall

air hockey ping pong table
air hockey ping pong table

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 84” x 48” x 32”
  • Material: MDF, PVC, ABS, zinc alloy
  • Weight: 154lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Included accessories: 4xpushers, 4x pucks, 2x table tennis paddles, table tennis balls, net and post, carrying bag

Pros:

  • Electronic scorer with sound & manual scorer
  • Leg levelers
  • Air powered
  • Includes all accessories
  • Incredible lifetime warranty included
  • Thicker ping pong tabletop

Cons:

  • Expensive

Our rating: 9.6

Next up is the Atlas by PUCK. This table costs twice that of the tables above, but with the increased cost comes a lot of value. The Atlas absolutely blows the competition out of the water regarding warranty. The others only offered 90 days, whereas PUCK offers a staggering lifetime warranty. The step-up here is simply huge. PUCK even stresses that 100% customer satisfaction is their top priority and encourages customers to get in touch with any questions.

Another feature we really love are the dual scorers. You’ve got the option of using both the deluxe electronic scorer and the manual zinc alloy abacus scorer. It’s pretty rare to have both and is very welcome given that we have noticed some electronic scorers fail after moderate use.

To top it all off, the ping pong tabletop appears thicker than the rest of the models featured, so you’ll likely be getting a more consistent bounce for your games. Given all of this info, the Atlas is the best table overall, in our opinion. If you can spare the extra cash, it’s worth the investment.

FAQs

Q. Can You Play Ping Pong on an Air Hockey Table?

Yes, you can, but if you don’t purchase a ping pong air hockey table combo, you’ll have to buy a ping pong conversion top separately for your air hockey table. We have an entire guide devoted to table tennis conversion tops.

Q. What Is a Full-Size Air Hockey Table?

A full-size air hockey table measures 7ft x 4ft (84” x 48”). However, some tables are even larger than this, going as long as 90” in length.

Q. What Age Are Air Hockey Tables For?

Air hockey tables are for all ages, but some tables are more suitable for certain groups of people than others. For instance, full-size 7ft tables are ideal for adults, while 6ft and 5ft tables are perfect for children.

Q. Do Air Hockey Tables Need to Be Plugged In?

If your table only has push hockey, you won’t have to plug it in. However, most will need plugging in since real air hockey tables have motors to pump air out of the table. Select models sometimes use batteries instead, but these wear out quickly.

Closing Thoughts

We really liked all of the air hockey ping pong tables featured in this guide and are happy to recommend all of them. However, we know you want specifics. So if you are buying with value for money in mind, we think the NHL Power Play is your best bet. It’s got everything you want in a table: good airpower, quality playing surface, leg levelers, etc. The only aspect it let us down was the 90-day warranty period, but we can’t critique it too much as this is a typical coverage length.

If instead, you are looking for the best overall table you can get your hands on, then the PUCK Atlas is the one for you. The included lifetime warranty is just unbeatable, and again its features are plentiful. The dual scoring system, in particular, is a highly sought-after feature to have. We are certain this table will impress you.

If you’re still unsure about air hockey ping pong table combos, other game tables might be to your fancy. Check out our pool table ping pong combo and foosball table guide.

Alex Horscroft

Freelance writer. Table tennis enthusiast. Lover of all things online. When I’m not working on my loop game I’m probably binge-watching some fantasy show.