There has been lots of debate about the best table tennis table under $400. Which is the best one? Which one should you choose? In this article, I hope to clear things up and help you decide. It’s Joola Inside vs Stiga Advantage time!
Both Joola and Stiga are known for the quality of their equipment. The Stiga Advantage and Joola Inside were designed to be great value for money. Which one is the better value for money buy? Let us compare.
The Stiga Advantage features a 15mm MDF playing surface. We found the table provides a consistent bounce but played slower than a thicker table.
The Joola Inside features an identical 15mm MDF playing surface. It also provided consistent bounce yet slower play than you would find on thicker tables.
The winner? It’s a tie. Both tables have consistent results while playing on them.
Both tables have 1.5-inch powder coated steel legs and split into 2 halves when storing. They also both use the net to connect the halves when playing. The tables offer a playback feature for solo play and have locking caster wheels to hold the table in place. Another feature in common is the leg levellers for uneven playing surfaces. They can also both be set up in under 10 minutes, which we find great!
The Joola Inside has a shipping weight of 196 pounds. You are given 2-inch caster wheels to help roll the table from storage to assembly. The overall construction of the undercarriage makes it a true ‘entry-level’ table.
The Stiga Advantage weighs about 190 pounds. The zero gravity technology helps support the weight of the table when being put away or assembled. We are very surprised with the quality of materials and craftsmanship of the Stiga Advantage.
The winner? It’s another tie. The two tables are virtually identical!
The Net System
The Joola Inside comes with their patented quick assembly clamp net system. This makes for easy storage and assembly. It’s a decent grade net that will keep any recreational player happy.
The Stiga Advantage comes with a similar professional-grade clamp on net. As we always say, it’s the net that makes the table and we couldn’t be happier with either net.
The winner? It’s a tie. It’s hard to spot much difference between the two nets.
Both tables come with thin MDF tops. MDF table tops are purely for indoor use and can’t withstand moisture or extreme changes in temperature. When you decide on the table you want to make sure that it is stored in a cool and dry area.
The winner? Another tie. The only difference appears to be in the shade of blue used.
Visually, they look very similar. So we’ll leave this one up to you to decide.
The winner? You decide.
The Price Tag
Which table should I buy?
That’s total up to you. We have it from the very very top that…
Truthfully, the two tables are nearly 100% the same.
Both are excellent options if you are looking for a budget table!
Buy the tables
You can buy both tables from Amazon;