Butterfly Personal Rollaway Review

The Butterfly Personal Rollaway 19 (formerly the TR21) is everthing you need in a table tennis table. It has a thick top and is very easy to fold away when you want to store it. It’s a quality and durable indoor table that is a great option for someone looking for a reasonably priced option.

Specifications

  • Dimensions – 9 x 5 ft (regulation size)
  • Surface thickness – 19mm
  • Weight – 170lbs
  • Price – $$ (Check current price)
  • Our rating – 8.3

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Construction

¾ Inch Thick Top

You don’t find many tables in this price range with such a thick top. More professional tables, starting at $1,000, are just one inch thick, but the Butterfly Personal 19 has 3/4 inch top (19mm) and the difference is very minor but with a lot less cost.

Folds Easily for Single Player

One great thing about the personal rollaway is that the net doesn’t have to be removed when you fold it up. However, as with all fold-up tables, there is a gap when folded.

Steel Legs and Apron

The personal rollaway is a durable and rugged table. It’s heavy with one-inch legs (eight altogether, with four swivels). You can bet it’s not going to move when you’re playing. The 1 1/2″ wide steel-rim apron provides ample protection from edge damage and makes a sturdier, warp-free table meaning its likely to last a long time.

Storage for paddles and balls

Another feature that we like on the Butterfly Personal 19 is the ball and paddle storage in the center of the table’s frame.

About Butterfly – Respected Manufacturer

Not only have they been making tennis tables forever, they also make professional tables that are the gold standard for serious tournaments. I guess that’s why they give a three-year warranty.

Pros:

  • Easy to fold for one-person play
  • Very sturdy and durable
  • 3 year warranty
  • Good value
  • Fun!

Cons:

  • Assembly is not easy
  • Rolling it can take some effort, especially on carpet

Conclusion

The Butterfly Personal Rollaway has nearly all the features of the more expensive folding tables. Also, it was impressive to me that the Butterfly Personal 19 showed consistently good ratings and reviews. I would recommend this model to anyone wanting an affordable table for casual play. It gets my five stars!