Joola Nova DX Outdoor Table Tennis Table Review

If you are looking for an outdoor table that will last through the elements and isn’t on the expensive side then the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table sold on for $499.00 is for you.

Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis TableIn this post, we will be reviewing the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table, weighing up the pros and cons of buying one and making a few other suggestions. It is our hope that after reading this, you will find it much easier to decide whether this table is right for you.

Before we get into the review, we recommend you check out Ben’s popular article, The Best Table Tennis Tables, for a comprehensive look at everything you should consider before buying a table tennis table.

You might also like to visit our Table Tennis Table Review page for our other reviews.

Joola Nova Outdoor Table

In this review, we will be looking at the following factors…

  1. Features
  2. Price
  3. Customer Satisfaction
  4. Recommendations
  5. The Final Word

1. Features

The Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table features an 6mm aluminum composite table top, a thick 40mm apron to prevent warping and adjustable leg levelers that self fold. The entire table is reinforced with a 2 inch heavy gauge welded steel undercarriage to keep it stable during play and prevent warping. It has a playback feature (meaning you can put half of the table up to hit against – if you want to). And it can also be stored away very compact.


6mm Table Top

Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis TableThe downside to this table is the thin table top made of aluminum composite. The bounce on this table isn’t the best. We feel it is low and sometimes not entirely consistent. It also gives off a weird ‘pinging’ sound when playing on it, which took some getting used to.

It is, however, built to withstand the elements and tested against heat and humidity. This means you can leave the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table in your yard and never have to worry about it warping or getting damaged.

Sturdy Undercarriage

Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis TableThe table top on the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table is help by a thick 40mm PVC apron that prevents damage and warping. Connected to this apron are heavy duty 2 inch gauge welded steel legs that offer leveling on uneven surfaces, which we found great. Its 4 wheels are also made to weather the elements being rust proof and more than able to carry the 120 pound set.

The Net…

Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis TableThe net that comes with the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table is what holds the 2 piece table set together. Seeing that this would make or break the deal as you would want the table to be held together well and the net to be of above average quality, we we’re disappointed in its performance. If you accidentally nudge the table while playing the clamps on the net could come loose. It didn’t happen ALL the time but it is one of the little things that annoyed us. Having to re-adjust the net every few minutes was no fun at all.

2. Price

The Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table will set you off $499.00. It is a real bargain as the competitors come in at $100-200 more with about the same quality. It is one of the best value outdoor tables around and recreational players would love the table.

3. Customer Satisfaction

Everyone had something good to say about this table on Amazon. Here are a few things they said…

“This was definitely everything I expected and more. Setup was super easy, just had to attach legs, all hinges were pre-assembled, The table top was flawless. I’ve played on this for about 3 weeks now and I have to say it’s the best outdoor table I’ve played on!”


“Bought this for the family for Christmas, best ping pong table we’ve ever owned!love the durability, doesn’t scratch or chip.folds amazingly easy, we even took it over to a friends house for New years Eve party, piece of cake to load and setup.”


“Love this table – was everything advertised, including how easy it is to assemble. Great table for the price”

4. Recommendations

Is this table right for you?

If you are looking for the best value outdoor table…

Buy the Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table! You won’t get any better value for your money. At $499.00 nothing comes close. Just make sure you purchase a replacement net and you will enjoy.

If you want an outdoor table that mimics indoor play…

The Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table might not be the one for you. The 6mm table top offers low bounces that are sometimes inconsistent.

For a little bit more you could get the Butterfly Outdoor Rollaway Table. It retails for about $700 and is built with higher quality AND comes with a better grade net.

5. Final Word

The Joola Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table really is built for outdoor use. If you want a cheap and well made outdoor table then it is the right one for you. Just remember you won’t be getting a table that plays like an indoor one and could take a bit of getting used to.

Not sure if this table is the right one for you? No problem! You can check out all of our other table tennis table reviews here.

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