Best Kettler Ping Pong Tables on The Market Right Now

Kettler is a well-known table tennis brand specializing in outdoor ping pong tables. In the 1960s, their engineers discovered that incorporating aluminum into their tables enhanced longevity significantly without compromising quality.  

These days, most outdoor Kettler ping pong tables come equipped with a moisture-resistant, melamine-resin plate. Their outdoor tables also have a staggering 10-year tabletop warranty and a 3-year undercarriage warranty. The indoor variety of Kettler ping pong tables have a 3-year warranty as well.

Kettler Ping Pong Tables Ratings for 2021

Where Are Kettler Ping Pong Tables Made?

Although Kettler is based in Worcestershire, United Kingdom, they make all of their tables in Germany. As a company, they are very proud of this fact. German production usually signifies a top-quality product.

Are Kettler Ping Pong Tables Good?

The Kettler table tennis table quality is very high, especially for their outdoor offerings, as those are Kettler’s specialty. They don’t seem to produce as many indoor tables, and these are harder to obtain if you are an international buyer (which many of you probably are).

Our Top Indoor Kettler Ping Pong Tables for 2021

Kettler Indoor 4 — Table for Intermediate Players

Kettler Indoor 4 Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 19mm-thick surface
  • Safety-fold® technology
  • DLS one-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Bat and ball storage
  • 5.5-inch wheels
  • 3-year warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net
  • Thicker tables available

The Kettler Indoor 4 is a great table for intermediate players and beginners. Equipped with a 19mm-thick playing surface, it provides an adequate bounce!

What makes this table stand out is its erection features. For starters, the table uses Safety-fold® technology with a low center of gravity. This technology and its large 5.5-inch wheels make it easier to maneuver and store the table. The Dual Locking System (DLS) is another neat feature. It is a one-handed locking mechanism that makes the table safer and easier to erect.

The Indoor 4 also has many of the design features we commonly see, such as leg levelers and a solo playback feature. For beginners, being able to play table tennis with yourself is a huge plus.

We don’t see too much wrong with this table. Besides preferring not to have a fixed net (easier to replace), this table has great value when compared to the other Kettler table tennis tables.

Our Top Outdoor Kettler Ping Pong Tables for 2021

Kettler Outdoor 4 — A Table for Advanced Players

 

Kettler Outdoor 4 Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 22mm, Alu-Tec playing surface
  • Scratch- and fade-resistant tabletop
  • Anti-glare and anti-skid
  • Safety-fold® technology
  • DLS one-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Bat and ball storage
  • 5.5-inch wheels
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net

Think of the Kettler Outdoor 4 as the Kettler Indoor 4, but adapted for outdoors. The tables are remarkably similar with a near-identical undercarriage. They even have the same ball dispensers at each end and elasticated bat storage at the sides.

The main difference between the two lies in the tabletop. Surprisingly, the Kettler Outdoor 4 has a thicker playing surface by 3mm, at 22mm total. If anything, we would expect it to be the other way around as indoor tables tend to be thicker than their outdoor counterparts. A thickness of 22mm for an outdoor table really is superb. Its bounce quality rivals that of many indoor tables.

Its surface is scratch- and fade-resistant for longevity and it is also anti-glare and anti-skid. This makes for a great playing surface for the outdoors. We highly recommend this table — it is one of the best Kettler outdoor table tennis tables.

Kettler Cabo Outdoor

Kettler Cabo Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 5mm melamine playing surface
  • Scratch- and fade-resistant tabletop
  • Anti-glare
  • Safety-fold® technology
  • DLS one-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Bat and ball storage
  • 5.5-inch wheels
  • Space-saver folding technology
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net

The Kettler Cabo has an entirely different playing surface compared to the Outdoor 4. Doing away with Alu-Tec technology, the Cabo instead uses a 5mm, melamine-resin plate. It is a lot stronger than the old aluminum-wood composition but considerably thinner. The thinness leads to a poorer bounce, but increased longevity.

It is also quite a light table at 130 pounds, making it a little vulnerable to falling over. This is where the large, 5.5-inch wheels and Safety-fold® technology really come in handy. However, this model does not have wheel locks, which are standard for most tables. For us, this is not a deal breaker by any means. But considering how easy it would have been to add wheel locks, it’s a little disappointing to see them missing.

The Kettle Cabo also uses space-saver technology for easy storage, folding to 24-inch x 66-inch x 72-inch, which is about the same as the Outdoor 4.

Kettler Axos Outdoor 1 — Easiest to Maneuver

Kettler Axos Outdoor 1 Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 4mm, high-pressure laminate playing surface
  • Scratch- and fade-resistant tabletop
  • Anti-glare and anti-skid
  • One-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Bat and ball storage
  • 7-inch wheels
  • Includes 2 weatherproof bats and 6 balls
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net

The Axos Outdoor 1 is the cheapest Kettler table tennis table on our list. Although it doesn’t have the best bounce, you get a lot of features for the price. For starters, the playing surface is anti-glare and anti-skid. These provide a more enjoyable experience. Also, having the safety net of a 10-year tabletop warranty and a 3-year undercarriage warranty is a stress saver. A warranty of 10 years is especially long!

You will struggle to find this length of warranty on a table in this price range. The closest that come to mind are the Cornilleau 300X and Butterfly Playback Rollaway Outdoor, but both cost hundreds of dollars more. We have reviews for both the 300X and Playback Rollaway Outdoor if brands outside of Kettler interest you.

Our favorite aspect of the Axos Outdoor is its 7-inch wheels. This makes the Axos the best Kettler ping pong table equipped for traversing rugged terrain outdoors.

Kettler Outdoor 15 — Best Overall

Kettler Outdoor 15 Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 10mm, melamine playing surface
  • Scratch- and fade-resistant tabletop
  • Strong build quality
  • Anti-glare
  • Safety-fold® technology
  • DLS one-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Enclosed bat and ball storage
  • 5.5-inch wheels
  • Space-saver folding technology
  • 95% pre-assembled
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net
  • Heavy, at 249lbs
  • Expensive

The Kettler Outdoor 15 is one of Kettler’s premium outdoor table tennis tables. It has a very strong build quality, featuring 2.4-inch steel legs and a 2.4-inch undercarriage. It is comfortably superior to all the other non-fixed outdoor Kettler tables on this list in terms of strength. And, we also love the playing surface on this Kettler outdoor ping pong table.

The playing surface is a cut above as well. With a 10mm-thick, melamine tabletop, it has a superior bounce to the Cabo Outdoor and Axos Outdoor. And, as its surface material is melamine, it is far more durable than the Indoor 4. Across the board, it is easy to argue that it has the best playing surface of all of the tables on this list.

Let’s move on to what we don’t like about this table: the price tag. Of course, the table has the premium features we would expect, but its cost is a lot of money to part with — especially when you consider the fact that you can get a superior indoor table at around half the cost, like the JOOLA United Pro 25 (a table we just love).

Therefore, as usual, it comes down to your skill level and how much space you have at your disposal. If you’re an advanced player and have a solid amount of space, we would certainly recommend purchasing an indoor table. You get way more bang for your buck. But if you only have the space for outdoor play and don’t mind parting with the money, the Outdoors 15 is one of the best Kettler ping pong tables you can get.

Kettler Eden Outdoor — Best Stationary Table

Kettler Eden Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Pros:

  • 10mm melamine playing surface
  • Appealing minimalist design
  • Strong build quality
  • 4-inch legs
  • Option to anchor the table to the ground
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent metal net
  • No playback feature
  • Expensive
  • Poor maneuverability
  • Cannot store upright
  • ~60-minute assembly

The final outdoor ping pong table by Kettler on our list is the Eden outdoor, and it is rather different from the rest. This model is for players who want a fixed table to be kept erected all year round.

Like other fixed tables, the Kettler Eden Outdoor is very strong, with 4-inch thick legs and a 2-inch steel apron around the edges of the table. You even have the option to anchor it to the ground for that extra level of strength, although this isn’t a requirement. At 249 pounds, it doesn’t budge easily.

If for whatever reason you want to move the table, you can, provided you have not anchored it to the ground. It may not fold up like most tables, but with 2-4 people, you can move the Eden. However, if you expect that you will need to move your table more than a few times per year, it would make much more sense to go with a foldable table instead.

One aspect of the Eden Outdoor you should be aware of is the net. Like all of the others on this list, the net is fixed. However, this net is made of metal whereas the others are not. Of course, we expect metal nets with stationary tables as they are supposed to be the strongest available. Yet metal nets play very differently from standard ones — the ball bounces irregularly off of them, which can take some getting used to.  

The stand-out feature of the Eden outdoor is its playing surface. At 10mm, it is thicker than many of its competitors. The similarly priced Cornilleau 510M Outdoor for instance is 7mm thick (review here). Therefore, if you’re after a fixed outdoor table with a good bounce, the Eden could be a good buy for you.

Alex Horscroft
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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.

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