Ping pong tables can be an expensive investment, especially if you’ve bought one of the top-of-the-line tables that are frequently seen in high-level competitions. Therefore, it stands that you’d want to protect your playing surface and make sure that the table doesn’t get damaged while you’re not using it. A table tennis cover is precisely the product you should look for.
Luckily for you, there is plenty of table tennis table covers on the market that can do just that. However, you will obviously need to avoid cheap or low-quality covers that are marketed as high-quality ones. That’s why we’ve reviewed and compiled a list of the best ping pong table covers to make your life easier. All of these covers can easily be found and purchased on Amazon.
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The Best Ping Pong Table Covers Reviewed in 2021 – Overview
Here are the top 5 picks (keep scrolling for more details and picks 6-9).
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1. Covermates Upright Ping Pong Table Cover
This cover is specifically made for ping pong tables when they’re stored in an upright position and folded away. While it does not have the flexible capabilities of the JOOLA cover from before, it makes up by having more features to ensure the safety of your table.
For starters, it is lined with polyester, for extra durability and comes with buckle straps for all four corners of the table to keep the cover stable and secure. This table cover is also made with thick 12-gauge commercial vinyl, making it weatherproof. On top of that, each of the four corners is reinforced with extra material, the zippers are waterproof, and the material it’s made with is waterproof.
If you’re not satisfied, this cover comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure quality. This product also comes in other options. It can be purchased separately to fit tables that are laid out and come in a khaki version that is completely made out of polyester, instead of vinyl. The vinyl option is more durable and comes with a 3-year warranty.
- Durable vinyl, lined with polyester
- Plenty of extra features to ensure quality, including a warranty
- Alternate options allow you to pick the right cover
- Upright and flat versions of this cover must be purchased separately
The JOOLA brand is known for high-quality table tennis products and this cover is no different from the rest of its lineup. With this cover, you’ll be getting something that can be used on both indoor and outdoor ping pong tables. It comes in a universal size and will fit most regulation-size ping pong tables.
It will protect your table from dust, scratches, and harsh weather conditions. However, you should remember not to store tables made for indoor play outside, even with the cover on, it could damage the table. This table cover is made with a unique blend of polyester material with a PVC waterproof coating to ensure no harm will come to your table.
On top of that, this table is very easy to set up and comes with plenty of buckles and straps that fasten to your table to ensure that it will stay secure. The JOOLA table cover is all about convenience as well. The cover fits over tables when they’re in play mode or when they’re folded up for storage. This cover also comes with a drawstring carrying bag so you’ll be able to keep it safely stored for later usage.
- Easy setup and storage
- Polyester material and PVC waterproof coating make this a durable cover
- Fits most regulation tables
- Does not come with instructions
This is another table cover that is designed to fit table tennis tables while they’re in an upright storage position. It is made by the STIGA brand, another trusted creator of various ping pong accessories.
The STIGA brand cover appears to be rather basic at first with its grey covering but there’s a lot more to it than appearances. This cover sports highly durable woven polystyrene material and the hems of this cover allow it to stretch a little bit more allowing it to fit snugly over your table. The material used in this cover is the same type that is used in many car covers, so it is a heavy-duty material perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
Like all of the tables that have been on this list thus far, this cover is made to fit regulation tables comfortably. It will protect both indoor and outdoor table tennis tables but remember that you should not store indoor tables outside.
- Made from a durable woven polystyrene material
- Protects from scratches, dust, and weather damage
- A heavy-duty cover
- Can’t be used on flat tables
This is another heavy-duty table tennis table cover that is sure to protect your precious product from the harshest conditions. The table cover is extremely resilient to all sorts of weather conditions such as wind, rain, and even harmful UV rays from the sun.
The ping pong table cover from Mr. You is made with a very potent polyester oxford cloth with a PVC coating. The oxford cloth is made from hemp, making the cover extremely durable and is guaranteed to last longer than other covers.
Not only will this keep your ping pong table from dust and the aforementioned weather conditions but it is also resistant to cracking due to overexposure to the elements. You will never have to worry about a strong gust taking this cover off of your table, it comes with a drawstring system so that it fits tightly around the ping pong table, preventing it from blowing away.
Additionally, this cover comes with features such as reinforced corners and buckle strap systems. This is easily one of the best covers on the list due to all of its preventative features and is excellent for someone who is looking for a cover at a reasonable price.
- Polyester oxford cloth makes this cover very durable
- Reinforced corners, buckle strap system, and drawstring system
- Resistant to cracking
- Only fits tables in the upright position
5. LYHNMW Table Tennis Cover
This is another excellent, heavy-duty table tennis table cover for our list. It comes in a very sleek black color and has a plethora of amazing features that are guaranteed to keep any ping pong table safe from the elements. It also comes with an 18-month manufacturer warranty, to ensure the quality of the product.
To start the list of amazing features that come with this table cover, it comes with upgraded premium fabric. Specifically, it uses 620D Oxford cloth and a PVC material. The 620D is meant to show just how dense the outer layer is, meaning that this cover is extremely resistant to tears and similar types of damage due to its heightened strength. With this cover, it would be surprising to find even a spec of dust on your ping pong table after you remove it.
Adding to the impressive specifications of this cover, it also uses a UV-stabilized, water-resistant coating to keep the table underneath it dry and keeping any water from leaking through. Along with that, the cover comes with buckle straps on all 4 corners with fasteners to add extra stability. And finally, it also has a drawstring to ensure there’s little to no chance of the cover coming off in the wind.
- 620D Oxford cloth, PVC material, and UV-stabilized, water-resistant coating
- Drawstring and buckles with straps to ensure stability
- 18-month warranty
- Only fits the ping pong table if its in the upright position
This is the most expensive table cover on this list. It should only be bought by those who have a large budget and are looking for something of the utmost highest quality. The cover should be used to protect tables that are very expensive or if you’re worried that there’s a high possibility of damage in whatever environment you’re storing the table tennis table.
Beyond the very high quality, this table cover has all of the features and qualities that we’ve seen from the other table covers up until this point. Like the other covers, it is made from polyester material and is very lightweight. Again, like most of the covers we’ve reviewed, it can only fit tables that are in the upright position.
- Polystyrene material
- Extremely high quality
- One-year warranty
- Very expensive
In terms of value, the ClawsCover ping pong table cover is an amazing deal. Not only does it have a very fun logo on the front of it, but it has extra features that are really worth the money. Perhaps one of the best things this table cover has going for it is its convenience. First of all, it can fit most table tennis tables from big names brands like JOOLA, STIGA, and so on.
And, unlike a lot of the table covers that have been reviewed on this list, this one is able to fit both upright and flattened table tennis tables. It even comes with a drawstring bag for easy storage. When it comes to protecting your table tennis table, this cover has a lot of things going for it. It is made from a very durable 420D Oxford cloth that has a PU coating on it.
PU is commonly known as poly-coating and is essentially a protective film that makes the cover flexible, waterproof, and lightweight. The combination of the Oxford cloth and PU coating makes this cover all but waterproof and according to the testing that the brand has done on its cover, it can withstand very high water pressures. Additionally, it can withstand being blown from the cover itself as it has two full circles of velcro on either side of the cover. As a final note on this cover, it comes with a 1-year warranty to ensure quality.
- 1-year warranty
- Oxford cloth and PU coating make the cover waterproof
- Full velcro circles on either side of the cover for wind resistance
- Though it is very durable, the 420D Oxford cloth is not as strong as some of the other covers
This is another premium table tennis cover. It has a very elegant look about it, compared to all the other covers we’ve reviewed up until this point. In practice, it is made to pair with other types of covers by the Classic Accessories brand. You can, of course, buy this product without any of the other covers but it is encouraged as it matches the style.
Beyond elegant good looks, this table tennis cover comes with a unique feature known as the Gabrielle fabric system. This means the cover is divided into a water-repellent fabric top with a water-resistant PVC undercoating and a protective dark splash guard skirt.
Throughout the cover, you will also see that it has air vents that reduce condensation and prevent wind lofting. You’ll also be happy to know that this piece comes with a covered zipper that has a velcro closure on the bottom. And for those worried about receiving a defective product, this cover comes with a 3-year warranty.
- Gabrielle fabric system makes this a durable outdoor table cover
- Elegant aesthetic
- 3-year warranty
For our final review of this list, we will be taking a look at this cover by the Podinor brand. Much like the other covers on this list, this piece is made from a waterproof polyester Oxford cloth, featuring a PVC coating. Like other covers before it, the combination of materials makes the cover very weather resistant, flexible, and lightweight.
It is also resistant to cracking due to overexposure. Wind will not be a concern with this table cover as it has adjustable straps and velcro side straps to prevent wind damage. What makes this cover unique to the other ones in this list is that it uses special double stitching technology.
This will prevent leakage from heavy rain or snow and makes the cover very easy to organize and carry around. Also, this cover sports a tunnel compartment with a fastening cord, making this cover very easy to store. Finally, this cover also comes with a 1-year warranty for quality assurance.
- Oxford cloth with PVC coating
- Double stitching technology to prevent water leaks
- 1-year warranty
- Cannot be used on flat ping pong tables
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For these products, it can be pretty hard to determine a winner. All of them claim to be able to protect your ping pong table better than the last one and with so many technical terms being flung around about the technology behind these covers, it can be overwhelming. After looking at all of these covers and seeing what they have to offer, we’ve found that the Covermates upright ping pong table cover is the best pick out of all of them.
The reason being that this cover uses a vinyl material, as opposed to the other ones on the list. While the vinyl makes this cover a bit more cumbersome than its competitors, it adds the extra protection that gives it the edge over the others. That’s not even mentioning the other features such as the polyester lining and the buckle straps.
And with all of this in mind, it has a fair price tag as well. It’s not as expensive as some of the big-name brand covers but it is certainly not cheap either. However, when it comes to protecting an expensive piece of equipment such as a ping pong table, it is worth it to spend the extra money.
Table Tennis Cover FAQ’s
1. “Why should I even bother buying a ping pong table cover for an indoor table?”
This may seem like a reasonable question to ask at first. After all, if you’ve placed your ping pong table in a secure area like a basement or a game room where it will likely never see a drop of rain or feel a gust of wind, why worry about it? Well, two of the biggest problems that can arise from an exposed tabletop are scratches and dust.
Dust will not really affect gameplay, it will just make the table look unappealing. Scratches, however, are a larger problem. If a table is scratched, it can actually cause balls to bounce unevenly on the surface, leading to dissatisfying gameplay.
2. “If my indoor table has a cover, can I store it outside?”
While it might seem safe to assume this at first the unfortunate answer is no. Even if you’re using a dual-function indoor table cover that is very good at protecting the table from the elements like wind, sunlight, water, or snow, the sad truth is that other factors such as temperature, or humidity levels can severely damage the ping pong table. When left outside in an ever-changing environment, the wood of a ping pong table will be prone to warping, become damaged over time, and develop mildew. Therefore, you should only store tables made for outdoor play outside.