Best Pool Table Ping Pong Combo (Reviewed)
We spent over 36 hours playing and testing out 15 most popular pool & ping pong combo tables. And after a lot of deliberation, we have narrowed down the list to the best five across different segments.
Here are our top picks.
By Phill Williams
27th Mar, 2020, 14 min read
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Who doesn't love a game of pool, or a friendly competition in ping pong? You want to have both games in your home, but they're both tables that take up a lot of room. How do you compromise on this when you want them both?
The answer is to buy a pool table and ping pong table combo. These offer you both games in one table, so you only need to find space for one of them. It's a great option if you're short on space.
Be aware, that these aren't going to give you the pro experience in most cases. As they're combination tables, sacrifices have to be made. However, you're not looking to buy one of these tables so you can become the champion ping pong and pool player. You're just looking to have fun with your family in the comfort of your own home.
With this in mind, here are five of the best pool and ping pong combo out there, so you can enjoy getting together for games as a family whenever you want.
Our Picks for the Best Pool Table Ping Pong Combos
- Atomic 7' Hampton 3-in-1 Combination Table- Pro Pick
- Triumph Phoenix 7' Billiard Table With Table Tennis Conversion Top - Best Overall
- Hathaway Spartan 6' Pool/Ping Pong Combo - Budget Pick
- Triumph 72" 4 in 1 Multi-Game Swivel Table- Best design
- Portable Folding Mini 2-in-1 Ping-Pong Pool Table Set - Best for Kids
1. Atomic 7' Hampton 3-in-1 Combination Table: Pro Pick
To get serious multifunctionality from your table, this is the table you need to buy. At first glance, it looks just like a regular dining table. With a little adjustment though, you can turn it into a pool table or a ping pong table. There's enough here to keep everyone entertained.
Measuring 84" L x 47" W x 31" H, the table houses a 7' pool table and a mid-size ping pong table in one unit.
The table itself is highly stylish, coming in a contemporary gray wood finish that would look amazing in your dining room, or wherever else you want to place it. Having functionality as a regular table makes it a pro pick though, as you don't have to pick between a dining space and a gaming space. You can have both.
The table comes complete with two benches for seating, so the table is complete for use as a regular dining table. These seats also offer storage, so you can keep all the equipment needed in them. No pool cues or other equipment hanging around where they can't be found, you'll be able to grab them and start playing as soon as you need them.
It's super easy to convert the table to the right game, too. To play pool, just take the top off to reveal the pool table underneath. To play ping pong, simply flip the cover over. That's all there is to it.
- Easy to assemble with complete instructions
- Bench seating provides storage for all game accessories
- 22m thick MDF bed with grey color pool felt
- Easy to convert to the game of your choice
- Stylish design looks great in your home
- The perfect dining table when not in use as a games table
This Pool and Ping Pong table combo offers you everything you need, and you'll never have to compromise on space. It has all the games you want and also doubles as a very usable and practical dining table too.
2. Triumph Phoenix 7' Billiard Table With Table Tennis Conversion Top: Best Overall
This table is the right choice for you if you're looking for a quality 2-in-1 game table without spending the top dollars. Priced reasonably, this combo table plays excellent and sports a solid build quality.
It gives you all of the excellent styling you'd want from a table too, so it will fit in perfectly with the rest of the games and furniture, too. It has sleek black styling, complete with deep green felt on the pool table and steel corner caps to finish the look.
The table measures 84"L x 46.5"W x 31"H, which is quite similar to our top pick - Atomic Hampton. In this model, you get a 7' pool table and a mid-size ping pong table, which should be more than sufficient casual and spirited games.
When you buy this table, you'll get everything you need for both games. That includes a full set of pool balls, two 57'' pool cues, a triangle, a brush, and chalk. The table tennis accessories include two table tennis paddles, two table tennis balls, and a net.
To convert the table from a billiards table to a ping pong table, you simply need to put the provided board on top of it and affix the net, and you're ready to go. The board features padding underneath, so you won't see your pool table get damaged even if you leave the ping pong board on there for a long time.
The table even comes with leg levelers, so the table is kept flat even if your floor isn't even. That's vital in a game of pool or ping pong, so having these is a bonus.
- Easy conversion from pool table to ping pong table: just add the top board
- Comes with every accessory you will need to play
- Excellent styling that you would expect from a games table
- Leg levelers to keep the table flat and stable
- Very simple to put together
This table offers you the best of both worlds in ping pong and pool. With features you would expect from full tables, such as leg levelers and full accessory sets, you're getting the quality you should expect at a reasonable price.
3. Hathaway Spartan 6' Pool/Ping Pong Combo: Budget Pick
One reason you're buying a combo table is that you don't want to pay out for both. Picking up separate tables gets expensive fast, especially if you just want something that you can enjoy with your family. That's where this table comes in. It's a bargain and certainly the cheapest on this list. However, being the cheapest doesn't mean that it has the least build quality. There's a lot that will endear you to this table.
At 6-feet long, it's slightly smaller than regular tables, making it much easier to fit into your home. Even though it's smaller, you're not losing out on fun play features. Kids will love it because it offers fun and easy access to both games, while adults will love the styling. It has black melamine and burgundy felt, creating a classic look that will stand the test of time.
The materials used are hard wearing too. You'll see the ping pong table is made with a poly sealed playing surface, and the blended felt stands up to multiple plays. Everything is designed for longevity. With so many features that offer great play, your whole family is going to love this table.
- Full table measures 72 x 38 x 31 inches, fitting in almost any home
- Includes all the accessories needed to play either game
- K819 rubber cushioning offers excellent ball rebound and deflection
- 12mm ping pong conversion top produces decent ball bounce
- Leg levelers included to provide a flat playing surface
- Excellent fun for all the family
You can't beat this table for what it offers you, given the price it's offered at. You'll get fun games of both ping pong and pool with this table, making it an excellent budget pick.
4. Triumph 72" 4 in 1 Multi-Game Swivel Table - Best design
This table offers you the most games out of any on this list. There are four total games you can play: pool, ping pong, air hockey, and foosball. This is achieved thanks to the unique design of the table itself. The table surface features the pool table on one side, and the air hockey playing field on the other. When you want to play the game on the other side, you simply rotate the table top using the inbuilt mechanism. To play football or ping pong, just place the right board on top and you're ready to go.
This offers serious value for money as you can get so many different games out of this table. Whatever your family enjoys, you're going to have a great time with it. It even comes with all the accessories needed to play. That's going to include:
- 2 red air hockey pushers
- 2 red air hockey pucks
- 2 48" billiard cues
- Full billiard ball set
- 2 chalks
- 2 table tennis balls
- 2 table tennis paddles
- Net and post
- 2 field goals
- Mini foosball
That's a huge amount of entertainment just from one table, so it's worth buying if you want a lot of choices when it comes to game night. The downside is that the table is slightly smaller, measuring at 6' but considering the price point, you can't really ask for more. Moreover, the smaller size makes it both portable and ideal for players of all ages.
- Leg levelers offer steady play no matter what game you're playing
- Standard 110 v blower included for air hockey, plugs into a standard wall outlet
- Unique rotating table feature
- More games than most multi tables can offer
- Fun for all the family
This table offers a huge amount of value comes with an excellent and user-friendly design. With so many games on offer, no one will ever get bored.
5. Portable Folding Mini 2-in-1 Ping-Pong Pool Table Set: Best for Kids
Are you looking for a game table that will keep the kids amused for hours? You don't want to spend a fortune on it, but you still want a good amount of playability. This is going to be the table for you. In this combo unit, you a get mini pool table and mid-size ping pong table.
It's easily set up and ready for your children to enjoy as soon as you get the table home.
As with most other tables on this list, the pool table is converted to a ping pong table when you place the conversion board on top of the table. It's a smaller size than most, coming out at 27 x 25 x 47 inches, so even the younger members of the family can have fun playing. That's perfect, as many other tables are usually too large for them to enjoy safely.
What makes this table unique is that the table can be folded down. If you don't want the table to be out all the time, then this is perfect for you. You can also move it around easily thanks to its foldable style. Put it in the living room on rainy days, or take it outdoors when the sun is shining.
- Smaller size makes it a great option for your kids to enjoy
- Foldable legs allow you to put the table away when not in use
- Easily converts to a ping pong table and back to a pool table when needed
- Comes with all the accessories needed to play both games
- Take the table wherever you want for great fun, any time
This foldable pool/ping pong table offers your kids hours of play whenever they want. They'll love having their very own combination table, allowing them to compete with friends or family.
Pool Table/Ping Pong Table Combo Buyer's Guide
Just from our small list, you've seen that there are all kinds of tables out there for you to choose from. When looking to buy the best one, you're going to have a huge amount of choice. How are you going to be sure which one works for you?
Firstly, as mentioned at the beginning of this review, remember that these tables aren't designed to offer championship quality. A combination table isn't going to offer the perfect ball roll for the pool, or the perfect bounce for your ping pong ball. If you're serious about either sport, then you're going to need a dedicated table for it.
If you're just playing for fun though, then a combo table is going to be just the thing for you. Here are some pointers to help you pick out the right one for you and your home.
<Decide On the Games You Want Included>
First thing's first, what games do you want to be able to play on your table? The vast majority of them are going to offer pool and ping pong at a minimum. For a lot of buyers, that's going to be more than enough, and so they can start their search while filtering out any other games.
However, you may want more choice than that. This is especially true if you're not kitting out a full games room, but rather placing a games table in your garage instead. You want to get the full value from your games table.
Sound like you? Then think about the games you would want if you were to buy a multi games table. You'll see that you can get pretty much any combination of games that you would want online. Even the games on this list include games like air hockey and mini foosball, as well as ping pong and pool.
<Work Out a Budget>
Now you know what you want from your table, you'll need to know how much you can pay for one. Take a look online to see what relevant tables there are for you. What's the price range on them? You will see that they can and will vary quite drastically as you look at them. You can get a combo table for as low as $300 to high as $1500.
There are some things that do affect the pricing of a table. The sizing of them, any unique features they have, the accessories included, and the build quality will all impact the pricing. You're going to have to factor all of this in as you look at tables that you may buy.
If you're set on higher build quality and extra games included, then you may well need to pay more for your table. If you're happy to just stick to the two games and go for a table that isn't high end, then you can save a lot of money. Before you work out how much you can spend based on the tables you've seen, check those customer reviews. Are the tables as good as they look? They'll tell you if the table is worth the money or not, so you can decide on how much you want to pay.
Avoid cheaper tables (under $400) as they aren't built durably and may not even last till Christmas. It's better to increase the budget and go for a solid all-round table which will give you years of trouble-free use.
The regulation size of a Ping Pong table is 9'x5', and the size of the pool table can vary from 7' to 9' although an 8' table is more or less considered the standard when it comes to Pool.
So fitting these two different sized games on the same table would obviously mean one of the games has to be down-sized. In most cases, it's the Ping Pong top that has to be shrunk a bit to fit on the pool table. This also means the Ping Pong playing experience wouldn't be exactly similar to what you get on a regular table but still good enough for casual games. However, make sure the size of the Ping Pong table does not go below 6' otherwise, it would be too difficult to keep the ball on the table.
To give you a context, a 6' table is of similar size as a mid-size ping pong table, which is widely used for recreational play.
<Work out The Size of Table You Need>
The size of the table you decide on depends on several factors. Firstly, you need to think about where you're going to place it. For example, if it's going in a game room, then you'll need enough space for the table to sit comfortably. It's not going to be fun to use it if you have to squeeze around it all the time.
Then you need to think about whether adults will mostly use the table, or kids. If your kids are going to be enjoying the table, then you'll need to get one that's slightly lower, to allow the little ones to get involved with the game. This is important if you want to get everyone involved equally.
Then there's the experience of playing the game itself. The smaller the table, the less like the 'official' game it will be. How worried are you about getting the most authentic experience? If you are more concerned with getting together with others and having a good time, the sizing won't be too important, so you can go with a smaller table. If you're hoping to get more out of the play experience and compete with others, look for a larger table.
The thickness of the top is the most crucial aspect of the table. Be it Ping Pong or Pool, a lot of your gameplay experience depends on the top thickness. In the case of Ping Pong, a thicker top means better ball bounce. Similarly, when it comes to pool tables, a thicker top is preferred as it offers true ball roll.
- For Ping Pong, a 12mm to 18mm top is an excellent choice for recreational play
- For Pool, 18mm to 22m thick slate top offers the best performance. The next best option is the MDF top.
But considering you're getting a combo, so there would be some corners cut in one of either games or both. Most tables available in the market come with thinner or multi-folding ping pong conversion top, which doesn't offer the best of gameplay experience. On the other hand, some pool tables come with a poor-quality MDF top, which may warp over time.
So, pay close attention to the thickness and material of the top. It's best not to compromise on the quality and spend a bit extra if required.
<Is The Table For Kids Or Adults?>
This is important to know before you pick your combo table. Are you buying it for adults, or for the kids in your life? These tables are great for adults, as they're the ultimate party game. You can all hang out around the pool table and play a few rounds. Once you tire of that, you can put the ping pong board on and have some fun too. As for kids, they love having their own table, and it gives them something active to do when the weather isn't so good. When their friends visit, they'll all love getting together to play games on their table.
Who's going to use the table more often, kids or adults? This will help you decide what kind of table you should buy. For kids, as mentioned above, you'll need to get a table that's slightly smaller for them, so they can all reach and enjoy the game together. You may also want to get a table that has multiple games in order to keep their interest. There's bound to be at least one game they'll love if they have many to choose from.
If adults will mostly be using it, then you'll want a larger table that everyone can gather around, especially at parties. You'll also see that there are optional extras, such as cup holders, that you can get on certain models. These will be very useful for large gatherings. You may also want to invest in a higher quality table if you plan to play competitive at times, so look out for those.
<Check On the Build Quality>
Now, think about the build quality of the table. You're not going to get the perfect bounce on a ping pong table, but it still needs to be good enough quality to take that play over and over again, without scuffing or breaking. Look at the materials used in creating the table. Will they last for a long time? Are they going to be hard-wearing?
Thicker top with a laminated surface and silkscreen strips is something you should look for. Good tables should have cushioning underneath them, to protect the pool table beneath. Don't buy a table if it doesn't have this, as it will create damage every time you use it.
Think about any unique features that a table has. For example, tables with folding legs or rotating tops. Will they work well with repeated use? You want to be able to use those features with ease, every time. If the table doubles as a dining table, look at the materials used. Is it going to look good in your dining room, and can you place items on the table without it getting damaged?
Again, this is where you need to check out the customer reviews. What are they saying about the tables? Have they found any issues with them? Read them carefully to find out.
Let's Wrap Things Up
Now you have all the data you need to help you pick the perfect ping pong/pool combo table. There's more out there than you'd think, and they all offer you a good time. Pick the games and the features you want, and prepare to spend hours of fun with your loved ones.