JOOLA’s wide range of ping pong tables makes them one of the most popular brands in the game amongst recreational players. This time, we provide the complete JOOLA Tour 1800 review – an affordable home table option with all the required components for performance and portability.
The Tour 1800 is one of JOOLA’s most popular tables and it’s one of our favorites as well.
|Assemble time||15-20 minutes|
|Dimensions||9ft x 5ft|
|Storage||Compact folding system|
|Height levelers||Adjustable on feet|
|Net system||Screw-on net|
Who is it for?
Who is it not for?
Families looking for an affordable indoor table with high quality bounce as well as all the other required components of a solid table.
More advanced players who are looking to get professional level bounce.
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.
An 18mm medium density board painted surface provides players with solid bounce. This bounce will be more than enough if you’re looking for a table for some family fun.
The surface is protected by multilayer paint which helps prevent chipping and warping.
The top is also protected by a sturdy, powder-coated 40mm frame as well as a 40x40mm undercarriage which acts as a shield from excessive wear and tear.
The Tour 1800 arrives nearly completely assembled, and all you’ll need to do is tighten 8 bolts to attach the legs of the table. This means you’ll be ready to get a game going within 15-20 minutes.
This is always a great bonus to have when acquiring a new table, as building a table can be a tedious process.
The table comes in two separate halves, which can be folded compactly into one another. This means the table can easily be stored in smaller spaces while not in use.
Each half of the table has its own trundle system, with 4 locking caster wheels on each system. This ensures the table is transported and locked in securely wherever it’s taken.
The Tour 1800 offers full playback functionality and is achieved by folding up one half of the table into the storage position and leaving the one half in the playing position.
Locking both halves of the table ensures a secure and stable position during your practice hours.
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 Tour 1800, 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 Tour 1800:
The JOOLA Tour 1800 offers all the essential elements and components for a table to provide a high-quality game of ping pong while being at an extremely affordable price. The table is suited for all kinds of homes and would be a great addition to some family activities.
If you’re looking for a more advanced table in terms of table thickness, we’ve reviewed many table options here.