The Best Kettler Ping Pong Tables in 2022

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, Kettler ping pong tables are some of the best you can buy. Most Kettler outdoor 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. I only had a 12-month warranty on the last outdoor table I purchased so seeing these figures is pretty incredible!

The indoor variety of Kettler table tennis tables have a 3-year warranty as well. However, you may struggle to find a Kettler indoor ping pong table as most are currently out of stock.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Kettler Ping Pong Table

Before we break down any Kettler ping pong table models, it’s important you know what features to look out for in a quality table. This is by no means an exhaustive list. But these are some of the most important features that I look for when deciding if an outdoor table is a good fit for me or anyone else:

  • Thick playing surface: >5mm — For bounce quality
  • Strong frame — For strength and longevity
  • Minimal assembly — For quick and easy setup
  • Solo playback mode (for beginners) — To play without a partner
  • Leg levelers — To ensure a level playing surface
  • Long warranty period — For longevity

Our Top Outdoor Kettler Ping Pong Tables Reviews for 2022

Kettler Outdoor 4 — Recommended Buy

Kettler ping pong table

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 160lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

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 outdoor ping pong tables by Kettler.

Kettler Cabo Outdoor

Kettler Cabo Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 157lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

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

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 165lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

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 Sport ping pong 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 table tennis table equipped for traversing rugged terrain outdoors.

Kettler Outdoor 15 — Premium Option

Kettler Outdoor 15 Table Tennis Table

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 249lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

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 a premium outdoor ping pong table by Kettler. 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.

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 Kettler Indoor 4 (which is now out of stock). 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 Outdoor 15 has the premium features we would expect, but its 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 price, say 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

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 280lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

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

A rather different ping pong table by Kettler on this list is the Eden outdoor. This model is for players who want a fixed table to keep 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, it has a fixed net. 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 Kettler table tennis table with a good bounce, the Eden could be a good buy for you.

Kettler Berlin Pro Outdoor

kettler ping pong table

Features

  • Size: Full-size
  • Weight: 171lb
  • Assembly Required?: Yes

Pros:

  • 10mm composite playing surface
  • Scratch- and fade-resistant tabletop
  • Strong build quality
  • Anti-glare
  • Safety-fold® technology
  • DLS one-handed locking mechanism
  • Leg levelers
  • Playback feature
  • Bat and ball storage
  • 4-inch wheels
  • Space-saver folding technology
  • 95% pre-assembled
  • Includes 4x outdoor bats, 6x balls, and a cover
  • 10-year table top warranty/3-year undercarriage warranty

Cons:

  • Permanent net
  • Expensive

The Berlin Pro Outdoor is another high-end Kettler ping pong table that will likely be out of budget for some of you. It has a 10mm KETT-TEC6 weatherproof playing surface that provides among the best bounce you will find for outdoor tables. Its undercarriage is equally high quality, the table features a 2″ apron to prevent warpage and 1.5″ heavy-gauge steel legs to keep the table sturdy.

The Berlin Pro Outdoor also includes all of the standard features we see among the other Kettler tables on this list such as a one-handed folding mechanism and bat and ball storage, so there’s not much point repeating all of the same features.

An area this model differs is the wheels. They are 4″ which is respectable among other tables but falls below average relative to the other models on this list. However, the Berlin Pro Outdoor does come with 4x outdoor bats, 6x outdoor balls, and a cover for protection. That’s more extras than for any of the other tables we have looked at.

FAQ

Where Are Kettler Ping Pong Tables Made?

According to Kettler, all of their table tennis tables are manufactured in Germany. However, the German branch recently went bankrupt and ceased operations. Yet Kettler is still selling tables through their US and UK branches. Therefore Kettler is likely producing tables outside of Germany.

What Are Kettler Ping Pong Tables Made Of?

Almost all Kettler table tennis tables use a melamine resin plate as the playing surface. This varies from 4mm to 10mm in depth. As for the undercarriage, it is mostly made from rust-resistant steel. This provides sufficient strength and protection against the elements.

Is Kettler a Good Brand For a Table Tennis Table?

Kettler is a quality table tennis brand that thousands of players trust. While other table tennis companies are well-known for their range of ping pong products, Kettler is renowned for its expertise mostly just for table tennis tables. Their models feature innovative technology such as Safety-fold® and DSI one-handed locking mechanisms.

How Do You Disassemble a Kettler Ping Pong Table?

While not recommended, disassembling a table tennis table usually involves just taking off the legs. If this process is not immediately apparent because of the model we recommend referring to the instructions that were included. Alternatively, you can reverse the steps from an assembly video. The following links may help: Berlin Pro Outdoor assembly, Cabo Outdoor assembly, and Axos 1 Outdoor assembly.

What Table Do We Recommend?

By now it should be clear that outdoor Kettler ping pong tables are pretty exceptional, few other companies can compete with them in the outdoor category.

As for our top recommendations, we begin with the Kettler Outdoor 4. In our opinion, it represents the greatest value for money, and it’s a solid choice for players of all skill levels. The 22mm ALU-TEC surface provides an exceptional bounce for an outdoor table, and will even outperform many indoor models which speaks for itself.

If, however, you want the best table possible, then the Kettler Outdoor 15 is the model you want. In our opinion, it’s very overpriced, you’re not getting a lot of value for the additional dollars over the Outdoor 4. Nevertheless, it is certainly a superior table both in terms of appearance and strength. The sealed bat storage is also a nice upgrade, but again, small differences like this are not worth the price jump for us.

Not sold by any of these tables? Why not check out our best ping pong tables writeup or our post exclusively comparing the best outdoor ping pong tables.

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.