JOOLA’s wide variety of tables has led to the brand becoming one of the most popular when it comes to ping pong tables. For this piece, we’ll provide the complete JOOLA Inside 25 review – an affordable table that provides professional performance.
|Top thickness||25mm (1 inch)|
|Assemble time||15-20 minutes|
|Dimensions||9ft x 5ft|
|Storage||Compact folding system|
|Height levelers||Adjustable on legs|
|Net system||Screw-on net|
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
Players looking for advanced bounce in a table at an affordable price.
More casual ping pong players who don't require a heavier table.
For the review, we’ll focus on the main components of any table, and how this table rates in functionality, storage, transport, and performance. These are the key features we will talk about:
- Table top
- Assemble time
- Playback functionality
- Height levelers
- Net system
- The brand
If interested, we’ve written a full table tennis table buyers guide here, which may help you in determining which table suits your home the best.
A tournament grade 25mm medium density fiberboard surface means this table provides elite bounce for players looking to play ping pong at a high level.
This USATT approved table top is protected by a heavy-duty powder-coated 50mm frame, as well as having a 50x50mm undercarriage, making this table extremely durable.
The 25mm thickness does however make this table slightly heavier than other recreational indoor tables, which is something to consider.
If you’re looking for a lighter table, you may want to have a look at the JOOLA Motion 18 table – which is slightly lighter, and easier to move around the house.
The table comes 95% assembled, meaning you’ll be able to get a game going within 15 minutes. This is a nice bonus which JOOLA often include in their tables.
Another benefit is you won’t have to spend extra on any assembly service, which other tables may require.
The Inside 25 is divided into two halves, with each half having 4 locking caster wheels. This means this table can be folded into a compact position and can be moved and locked into storage/play position easily.
A heavier table needs to have solid storage compatibility, as the chances are this table won’t be able to be set up at all times.
The Inside 25 offers playback functionality and is achieved by setting up one of the halves into the storage position while keeping the one half in the play position. Lock the wheels of the playing position half and you’re ready to have hours of steady training.
An anti-tilting device ensures a seamless transition to the playback position, as well as automatic folding legs.
Each half of the table has a trundle system with 4-inch locking caster wheels. This allows for easy transport around a venue, but also stable locking during games and storage. The anti-tilting device also benefits steady and safe mobility.
Adjustable height levels on each automatic folding leg ensure that you’ll always be playing on a perfectly flat surface. This is a vital component for any table.
A tournament-grade screw-on net system comes with the Inside 25, which is the ideal kind of net for sturdiness and long-lasting games.
This net system has been upgraded from a clip-on net system, which isn’t quite as sturdy – and JOOLA customers have had their voice heard.
Screw-on net systems have greater durability and you won’t need to adjust the net in order to tighten it during games nearly as often.
JOOLA is a hugely respected table tennis brand and they’re one of the best when it comes to tables. They have sponsored many official events and their reputation is undeniably impressive.
The brand has quickly become one of the most dominant brands in the United States and has started sponsoring some big names players such as Lily Zhang.
We’ve listed some of the major pros and cons for the JOOLA Inside 25:
Overall, JOOLA pride themselves in their affordable, but professional-grade tables, and make even recreational games more advanced. We think this is a great, affordable option if you’re looking to play high-level ping pong at your home.
If this isn’t the table for you, we’ve reviewed many table options here – which may suit your home/venue.