JOOLA Tour 1500 Table Tennis Table Reviews

OVERVIEW

In JOOLA Tour ping pong tables, competition grade performance meets the world class design. This USATT approved, JOOLA Tour 1500 is one of the best selling products of their brand. You get a 9 X 5 feet regulation size playing surface for tournament level play. Besides, this JOOLA Tour indoor table tennis table and net set are quite ideal for office, club or home use because players of all ages and skill levels can play on this game set!

JOOLA Tour tables are available in 3 table top sizes: 5/8 inch (15 mm thickness), 3/4 inch (18 mm thickness) and 1 inch (25 mm thickness). It’s a no brainer that thicker table top surface offers better ball bounce and it plays a significant role in the quality of play. Unless, you are preparing yourself for school/college level competitions or any other professional grade tournaments, 15 mm (JOOLA Tour 1500 table) would be more than enough for recreational play. You still get quite a decent bounce on the table and good value for your bucks. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to say, it bridges the gap between recreational and professional players

Durable and thick medium density fiberboard (MDF) surface is blue painted with multiple layers which provide a more consistent and reliable bounce during game time. As the table comes in 95% pre-assembled state, you only need to connect the legs with 8 bolts and then attach the clamp style net. The assembly won’t take you long, within 15-20 minutes max you will be ready to play

 If there is none to give you accompany, you can still play ping pong here. Just fold the one half of the table and start practicing on your own. With separated rolling trolley systems, automatic anti-tilting locking devices and 4 locking caster wheels in each half, you get convenient portability, storage facility and safety. Moreover, steel legs come with adjustable rubber feet to ensure a level playing surface

JOOLA is a proud sponsor of USA table tennis. Therefore, the awesome build quality and tournament grade specifications on this JOOLA Tour 1500 ping pong table isn’t surprising at all

JOOLA Tour 1500 Indoor Table

Table Specification

Size dimensions

9 X 5 ft (regulation size table)

Weight

198 pounds

Surface Thickness

5/8 inch (15 mm); MDF multilayer blue painted surface for consistent and reliable ball bounce

Net

Tournament grade clamp style net with adjustable net tension system

Legs

1.5 inch

Caster with locks

3 inch

Steel tube aprons

1.5 inch

Assembly time

15-20 minutes

Leg levelers

Yes

Features

Anti-tilting locking device, separable nesting halves & Playback Mode

The multilayer painting on the surface of JOOLA Tour table shall give you a faster gaming experience. It is a perfect choice for someone looking for a thrilled game of table tennis at such an affordable price

After being first introduced on August 2014, it has become really popular amongst the ping pong fan throughout the globe. Impressive design, dynamic play, easy to fold and the table more than meets anyone’s expectation. Therefore, watching it collecting so many positive feedback doesn’t make me wonder, infact it was bound to happen

Features:

JOOLA has been serving it’s consumers for years with top quality ping pong tables that meet their demands. And JOOLA Tour table tennis table has got some great features and attributes that you are after for your refreshment purpose or family ping pong table

Surface thickness

You will get a 15 mm thick MDF blue painted tabletop. This smooth, eye catching surface of the table is constructed of top quality materials. Therefore, it is quite clear that it should last for years to come. It provides good consistent bounce when you hit the ball against the surface. This type of quality bounce along with resin apron and strong steel legs shall make you feel like playing in a high-end professional table

Not just one on one games, you can even play doubles if you want. There are white lines on the table top that clearly show off the dividing lines. So, everybody will get their turn to have some ping pong fun!

However with all that being said, quality of a ping pong table largely depends on the tabletop thickness. The thicker surface provides better ball bounce. And in this criterion with a 15 mm thickness, JOOLA Tour 1500 indoor table tennis table may not be the best quality table out there but it is quite sufficient for casual and recreational players

If you’re serious & don’t mind spending some extra cash for superior playability then you can choose JOOLA Tour 1800 (18 mm thick) or JOOLA Tour 2500 (25 mm thick)

Portability and storage

Solid undercarriage is one of the key characteristics of good table tennis tables. What really impresses me here on this Tour 1500 table is the perfection of wheels with which it comes. The wheels are so much smooth that you can effortlessly shift it from one place to another. Bored of playing the game in the same location day and day out? Moving around isn’t a pain anymore

In addition to portability, you get assistance in storage as well. As the Tour 1500 has got four 3-inch locking caster wheels, there should not be any question about safety. If you know exactly where you are going to store it, then just roll the wheels and then lock them up. Don’t worry it will stay at the same place that you’ve put it in. the locking mechanism can also be applied while you’re playing. After all, everybody wants a vibration free gaming experience

Leg levelers

Nobody likes to play in an uneven surface. Because it can spoil your game. It would be complete wastage of time if you have an unlevelled surface. This JOOLA tables come with adjustable height levelers. Therefore, even if you don’t have any leveled surface, you can increase or decrease the height and keep the playing surface absolutely level

Anti-tilting locking devices

You might be playing ping pong for fun but safety is the first thing that should be on your head. When you are buying a new table, you can’t just think about surface thickness and completely ignore safety features. You need to make sure everyone is safe while playing the game

And you know what, JOOLA Tour comes with a dual anti-tilting device. It literally prevents the table from accidental collapsing or tilting. This cool feature ensures safety while your table is in both playing and storage position

Folding and playback mode

Thus the folding design gives you an important benefit. Don’t have good enough space in your flat to set up the regulation size table? Or fearing over the fact that where you would keep the table once the game is finished as you need space for household activities

Then what if I tell you to stop worrying about these issues?

The table has separable nesting halves for compact storage. Now you can easily leave it in one corner of your room and continue doing your daily activities

Besides you can play on your own if you don’t have anyone to accompany you. You can continue sharpening your skills and gather some competitive playing experience over others. Just fold the one half of the table and continue to play. This playback feature is also quite ideal for smaller size living rooms

Clamp style net

The table comes with tournament grade clamp on design net and post. Both of them are constructed of high quality materials. Net attachment is quite simple. It also features an adjustable net tension system. Now, you have a proper game on your hand

Note: When you’re folding the table to store, don’t forget to take off the net and net post. And don’t worry, just like setting up the net, removal is quite easy as well

Quick assembly

By keeping the user convenience on mind, most of the manufacturers have come up with tables that are easy to put together. And there is no such exception with this reputed JOOLA brand as well. This JOOLA ping pong table assembly is absolutely a piece of cake. Within just the 20 minutes, you will be ready to strike the ball first

Note: you’ll only require one tool, socket wrench. Plus have two adults for installation. Yes, it can also be done by one person but as the table is quite heavy, we will recommend to have an extra set of hands

Is it worth the purchase?

The table is very much sturdy. It is built to last long. By using the wheel, you can roll and place it wherever you want to. Super easy to fold up for storage. You get a good quality net and it is easy to attach with clamping frame. You’ve the option for solo play as well. Add to this a super easy assembly. Infact, it is well worth the price you are going to spend

Brand Value

If you are not new to ping pong then you should have heard about the brand “JOOLA”. It is one of the best table tennis manufacturing company in the world. They produce highest quality yet affordable table tennis equipment for players of all skill level, be it a beginner or professional table tennis players. And it is one of their most popular products among the users. Durability and quality construction make this table widely used by the customers

Besides, it is a team USA approved table, who provides assistance and support to professional players in USA in Olympic and Para Olympic games. So, now you definitely know what quality this JOOLA Tour brings into play

Pros

  • MDF playing surface
  • Stable and durable table
  • Easy to move around and store
  • Wheel lock mechanism
  • Tournament grade net
  • Foldable
  • Solid undercarriage
  • Table levelling and tension adjust mechanism
  • Reasonable price
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Cons

  • The table is quite heavy so you may need two adults to assemble. At the same time, it also means the table is quite strong and shall withstand any abuse

Who would play

The JOOLA Tour 1500 indoor table is ideal for beginners or intermediate players who are looking for a quality table to meet their requirements

 

The price is quite reasonable by considering the quality of the table. If you’re tight on budget or don’t want to spend too much, it will be a great pick. For the peace of your mind, you can look for customer reviews on Amazon and we are pretty much sure after watching it gathering so many positive reviews, you won’t hesitate to purchase it

Final Verdict

Overall, the JOOLA Tour 1500 table tennis table with net set is highly recommended for someone who wants a table for recreational use and compact storage. Although it may not be a top of the line table tennis table available on the market, you still get plenty of attractive features to count on


The table comes with a good strong undercarriage and leg levelers. It plays very well and the net fits in perfectly. Shipping and packaging are both outstanding. Table generally arrives in top conditions, on time and without any damage. Set up is easy. In short, it’s an excellent quality indoor table

 

Yes, it would have been better with a slightly thicker surface. But consider the price and compare it with other tables that have got same table top thickness. This is quite decent, isn’t it? Trust me after playing on this table for some days, your kids will be choosing table tennis over computers

Here is a comparison among JOOLA Tour 1500, 1800 & 2500 models 

Table Name

JOOLA Tour 1500

JOOLA Tour 1800

JOOLA Tour 2500

Surface Thickness

5/8" (15 mm)

3/4" (18 mm)

1" (25 mm)

Price

With a thicker table surface at 18 mm, JOOLA Tour 1800 indoor table tennis table shall give you slightly a better game play compared to JOOLA Tour 1500 and it is more expensive as well


Undoubtedly JOOLA Tour 2500 is the best among the three with a 25 mm thick surface. Because of high quality bouncy game, professional players are probably best suited for this JOOLA Tour 2500 table. And as expected, the price is a bit on the higher side but not overly expensive

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