Ping Pong, often referred to as Table Tennis, is the number one growing home recreational sport in the United States and it’s easy to see why. The game is great for your brain and hand-eye coordination. Some studies even suggest the mental activity ping pong provides can deter the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you’re interested in the history of game tables, ping pong (table tennis) dates all the way back to late 19th century England! Check out our History of Ping Pong (Table Tennis) page to learn how this popular table game got started and how it’s changed since it’s creation.
There are several benefits to playing ping pong such as providing great exercise and helping small children develop good hand-eye coordination. People of all ages and degrees of health can play ping pong. It’s an incredibly easy game to learn but difficult to master, so boredom is never an issue. If you’re thinking of buying a ping pong table, Century Billiards & Game Room is your perfect choice due to our superb selection of game tables and customization options we have available. We can let you customize your ping pong table however you’d like it.
Ping Pong Tables on Long Island, NY
Here at Century Billiards & Game Room, we carry the best ping pong tables so you know you’re getting a quality table that will last a long time. Working with Cornilleau, a French manufacturer known for superb quality, we bring only the best ping pong tables to Long Island and the greater New York area.
Indoor & Outdoor Ping Pong Tables
Whether you’re seeking an indoor or outdoor ping pong table, for competitive play or casual play, we have what you’re looking for. At Century Billiards & Game Room, you choose from any style or design to suit your needs. We have everything from foldable ping pong tables that can fit in tight spaces to the highest quality tables for players who want a luxury experience and ultra-modern designs.
Customer satisfaction is Century Billiards & Game Room’s number one goal. That’s why we encourage customers to visit and “try before you buy.” With more than 100 years of experience as game table professionals, this means that we provide the advice that ensures you love your new ping pong table.
When Selecting a Ping Pong Table Consider:
Portability: Foldable or Permanent
Will you keep your ping pong table set up permanently in your ideal location? or do you want a foldable ping pong table so you can save space when it’s not in use? If you will be folding and opening the table frequently, look for one that can be easily set up by one person.
Ping Pong Table Thickness
Serious players generally want a top surface that is 1-inch thick for a good, even bounce. In general, the surface of ping pong table tops typically range from 1/2-inch to 1-inch. If you’re a more casual player, Century Billiards would still recommend a table with at least a 0.75-inch thickness. This will give the players a more consistent bounce and resist any warping that could occur.
Ping Pong Table’s Frame, Support, and Height
Regardless of the type of table you want, you should look for a ping pong table with strong legs and frame support. Just like anything else, the foundation of your table is vital to its durability. Leg levelers are a handy feature in case your floor isn’t even. The standard ping pong table height is 30 inches from the floor.
Table Surface Flatness Level
Warped or uneven surfaces can affect the bounce of the ball. Check all sides of the ping pong table to ensure that the playing surface is level. You can use a simple leveling tool to assist you in measuring this. If you need further assistance to make sure your ping pong table is flat and ready to be played on, Century Billiards offers leveling services too. (not just for pool tables)
The Ping Pong Table Net
Look for net clamps that don’t dig into the surface or underside. Net attachments with a soft surface to grip the table without scratching it are best.
Indoor or Outdoor Ping Pong Table
Do you want an outdoor ping pong table? Will you play exclusively indoors? Or do you want a portable table that allows you to do both? Either way, we have both indoor and outdoor ping pong tables for any space!
Custom Outdoor Ping Pong Tables
In addition to our extensive selection of ping pong tables, Century Billiards & Game Room can build you a custom outdoor ping pong table as well. We’ll create exactly the table you visualize in terms of color, style, and design. Because our tables are made with only high-quality materials like specialty commercial metal nets, our custom ping pong tables are strong and durable, ensuring decades of play. We’ll also work with you during every step of the process of creating your perfect ping pong table.
Benefits of Playing Ping Pong
- People of All Ages Can play
Those who are less physically fit can compete equally with those in great shape.
- It’s Easy to Learn
The rules are simple and quick to learn.
- But It’s Hard to Master
The smaller space and racquets make ping pong much more challenging to win than tennis, badminton or squash.
- Body and Mind
Ping pong challenges both the brain and the body making it a well-rounded exercise.
- Stress Relief
Exercise releases endorphins, which improve your mood. Ping pong requires focus, which can take your mind off other problems – and it’s cathartic to smack the ball around.
All of these reasons and more make ping pong/table tennis a great activity for families.
Ready to Buy a Ping Pong Table?
At Century Billiards and Game Room, we’re the experts in ping pong tables on Long Island. Come see the many options we have for indoor or outdoor ping pong tables. You can even try out a table before you make a purchase. We will work with you to find the best fit for your needs and walk you through the process of customization.