Joola is the official sponsor of the US Open and the US Nationals, making them a very credible brand to have producing some of the best table tennis table products. Joola have produced the Joola Tour 2500 and it's one of their top-end indoor ping pong range of tables.
2500 means that the table top is 25 milimeters thick giving you a better bounce in your game. This is give a similar bounce to the professional range tables as professional tables are normally 22 mm's thick. Here, we at Best Table Tennis Tables take an in-depth look and review of the Joola Tour 2500 table tennis table. We hope to help you decide which is the right table for you. Even better, we hope you have hours of play with your friends.
The Joola Tour 2500 Ping Pong Table is a top end table tennis tables in the recreational Joola Tour range of tables. Joola have given us the Joola Tour 1500 table, Joola Tour 1800 table and the Joola Tour 2500 table tennis table in the recreational range. You can see our reviews of these ping pong tables here to check out the differences: Joola Tour 1500 review and Joola 1800 review.
Let's look at the Joola brand for a moment to understand the quality and why they have been very supportive of the table tennis world. The Joola Brand are an official Olympic supplier and are the official sponsor to the US Open and US National teams. You can see this on the sponsors page of the Team USA website. With this in mind you can be confident that they produce top quality table tennis tables and a ping pong table that will last for a long time to come.
25mm Table Top gives you a better bounce!
Personally, I think it's great that Joola have produced a range of table tennis tables for the professional and recreational players. With the recreational tables they have bridged the gap between professional tables which are ITTF Approved for professional games and the recreational tables are not.
That does not mean that the recreational tables are not for professional players. It just means you get a professional standard table that is fit for the home, community center or office at a more affordable cost.
What Do You Get With A Joola Tour 2500 Ping Pong Table?
This (very good-looking) Joola Tour 2500 comes with a blue 25mm table top which is MDF material that has been painted with a special coating to stop chippings and warping over time. This is a good feature as over time the table top might start to look a little tired and this special coating will help the table to maintain its pristine appearance. Joola have also painted a white line to show the edge of the table and see where the boundaries are in a doubles game.
The 25mm or 1inch thick table top provides a professional bounce, the thicker the table top the better the bounce. We can see why this table tennis table is aimed at players who are a little more serious in their game as it's important to have a great bounce to have a competitive game.
The undercarriage is a solid, black painted 50mm frame which supports the table top and provides sturdy legs which can be easily folded away. The frame is very heavy making this one of the heaviest tables around at 233lbs. This actually means that the table is more durable and will guard against wear and tear.
Buying a table tennis table is a great investment for your family as it will get used a lot. So ensuring that the table is made to last is a very good thing.
The table comes with automatic folding legs, adjustable height levellers and four locking casters. The locking casters are an essential feature, because when you are smashing the ball against your opponent or pounding around the table to return the ball, you will bump in to the table. The four locking casters stop the table from moving about.
Each table top comes with 4 wheels which makes it very easy to store away and makes for smooth transportation.
locking casters great for stability!!
The Joola Tour 2500 comes almost pre-assembled in two halves, facilitating set up and with an anti tilting device which is very helpful when you want to move the table back in to storage. The two table halves, each have their own trundle system to allow for easier transport and ability to stand alone, as well as be nested together to minimize storage space.
- 25mm thick table top
- 50mm metal undercarriage
- Out-of-the-box fast set-up table tennis table
- Almost 100% pre-assembled
- Doesn't take up much space when in storage
- Dimensions: 108 x 60 x 30 Inches
- Pre-assembled Net with brackets that screw on to the table
Back in my day when I was a youth addicted to playing table tennis, we never had such good quality table tennis tables on the market. So to have a Joola Tour 2500 to practise with would have been amazing. learning to develop my game took me a long while to get really good.
Having a table of this quality and a table that produces a quality bounce like this would have been really helpful. I'm just very happy that the game as evovled to such a level and the brands like Joola are able to bring better tables like this to the market. It makes the game so much more fun playing with colleagues and friends.
What's The Overall Conclusion?
The Joola Tour 2500 is almost pre-assembled, which is a good factor when considering a purchase of this ping-pong table. Joola have thought about the home users needs and have made it easy to put together and pack away when you have finished playing.
The Tour 2500 comes with a great 25mm table top which is near-on a professional bounce. A locking system will stop it moving about when playing the game and it's great value for money.
The table is around $700 and to me that is much cheaper than the professional tables which are over $1000 and don't come pre-asembled. You get a lot for your money and with such a great brand it's an all round good table to have in your home or community center .
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We at best table tennis table reviews give the Joola Tour 2500 ping pong table the thumbs up! We hope you enjoyed reading this review and that it is helpful when considering a table tennis table for your home, to play with your family. Have fun and play on!