Stiga Insta Play Review

The Stiga Insta Play table tennis table is a mid-range table that upholds the same standards of quality and excellence that the Stiga brand has become known for. Easy to assemble, this is the ideal table for players who want an affordable table (around US$560).

Stiga Insta Play table tennis table review

Stiga – The Brand

Stiga is undoubtedly one of the most well-known brands among table tennis enthusiasts. This Sweden-based manufacturer has a long tradition of producing the highest quality sports tables, and their equipment graces several world events, including the Olympics. The company makes a whole range of ping pong related equipment, from blades and balls to nets and apparel.

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Stiga Insta Play –¬†Features & Technical Specifications

The Stiga Insta Play is made of 3/4 inch thick pressed board with edge binding for greater durability and strength. The top offers consistent, optimum bounce, spin and speed and is a pleasure to play on.

A 2-inch thick support apron made of solid steel adds further strength and stability. The table stands on 2-inch thick square steel legs. 8 wheels using 3-inch ball bearing casters enhance portability.

The table measures 9ft x 5ft x 30inches. This is a heavy table by any stretch of the imagination; features such as the steel support apron, solid wooden top and steel legs add considerably to the weight.

However, the Stiga Insta Play is easy to move around because of the design. The two halves can be folded up, and the table simply rolled away with the help of the 8 wheels.

Stiga Instaplay table tennis table - playback positionFor added protection, the table includes corner pads, which are also useful in preventing snags. A 66-inch net is included.

You can also use it in playback position to practice by yourself (as you can see in the photo).

Insta Play = Instant Play

But perhaps the best feature of the Stiga Instant Play Ping Pong Table is the no-assembly required design (and this is where it lives up to its name).

The table ships fully assembled and ready-to-play straight out of its box. You need not fiddle around with difficult-to-follow instructions, screws, nuts and bolts. You simply install the table at one spot, use the included net, get a pair of bats, and start knocking away to your hearts content. What a relief to finally come across an already assembled ping pong table!

For those who find themselves dumbfounded when confronted with assembly/installation instructions, or simply don’t have time to assemble a ping pong table by themselves, this is the perfect choice.

Stiga Insta Play User Reviews

“Table is well designed making folding/storing a ease, Table rebound and sturdy construction was compatible to the skilled player, The net assembly locks the two sections and again the design is flawless”

“This table is a big step up from our old, battered ping pong table. The best feature is, no assembly! After reading reviews of other tables requiring hours of frustrating assembly, we decided that saving our time was worth paying a bit extra, and I’m so glad we did. Remove packaging, extend legs, attach the new, springy net, and play. More expensive tables have legs that adjust to floors that aren’t level, but it’s easy to put a few layers of cardboard under the “short” legs, and I don’t miss that feature. This table is perfect for us, and we’re having a lot of fun with it.”

“We heard nightmare stories from others about ping pong tables taking hours to put together, so we timed the assembly on this one: 13 MINUTES! We were playing and having a ball in 13 minutes. This table is excellent quality, very sturdy, and well packed/delivered. No issues with set up, parts, etc. at all. Highly recommend.”

Stiga Insta Play –¬†Summary

The table comes in a stunning, smooth black finish and will look good in any game room. It is very reasonably priced at around $560. The Stiga Insta Play Table Tennis Table is the perfect choice for players and families looking to make a welcome addition to their games room.

With its low price, high quality, prestigious Stiga brand name and the ready-to-play design, this is one of the best tables in this price range.

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