While it is a great game that you can play for many years, tennis can be hard on your joints and limbs. Running back and forth around the court can be strenuous, especially if you’re playing singles. You’re probably never going to be as good as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, but getting a good workout by playing tennis is a strong possibility. However, if you’re more of a basement games kind of person, table tennis may be the right kind of game for you. Ping pong or table tennis is basically tennis but on a hard surface with a smaller and bouncier ball. It is much more portable than regular tennis, as you can bring a net and some paddles and be set up on many different tables. We’ve highlighted five of the best table tennis net sets out there so you can play the game that’s less hard on your body than actual tennis.

Boost your skills outside

We have to start at the maximum you can find which is an entire table like the JOOLA NOVA – Outdoor Table Tennis Table. This is an Olympic brand of table tennis table that has been trusted for over 60 years. The table is weatherproof, so you don’t have to worry about leaving it outside in the rain. The top is a durable 6mm thick aluminum plastic composite surface that won’t warp or chip. The undercarriage is powder-coated and rust-resistant while the net is regulation size. It only takes 10 minutes to set up, so you’ll be ready to play on a full-length table in no time. You can also separate the halves for playback mode if you want to practice by yourself. This sits on a four-wheel trolley system for easier mobility.

Key Features:

  • Olympic brand of table tennis table
  • Top is made of aluminum plastic composite and undercarriage is powder-coated and rust-resistant
  • Able to separate the halves for playback mode

Get the most out of your purchase

You’ll bring the party for you and three of your friends if you pick up the NIBIRU SPORT Professional Ping Pong Paddle Set with Retractable Net. This includes four four-star ping pong paddles, a replacement net, retractable net with posts, and six high-quality ping pong balls. The paddles are ergonomic with a non-slip grip and a peel-resistant surface. They also have a flared handle and a triple-sanded body that will last a long time. You’ll get some orange balls and some white ones to keep your game going. You can turn any table into a usable one for ping pong, thanks to the retractable and portable net. This has a prolonged clip system to latch on for either home or portable play.

Key Features:

  • Comes with four paddles, replacement net, retractable net with posts, and six balls
  • Paddles are ergonomic and peel-resistant
  • Net has a prolonged clip system for latching

You might as well train on the right size net

If you’re just in need of a new net, check out the STIGA Premium Clipper 72″ Regulation Table Tennis Net and Post Set. This is a tournament-level net that has a 72″ cotton blend net and a heavy-duty steel post. It takes only a few seconds to set up, so you can use this on an actual ping pong table or any other hard and even surface. The clip is spring-activated, making clamping simple. You can adjust the tension to the precise amount you desire. There is also a height measuring tool for accurate playing conditions.

Key Features:

  • 72″ cotton blend net and a heavy-duty steel post
  • Clip is spring-activated for easy clamping
  • Tension is adjustable for the precise amount you desire

Have loads of fun in your basement or common room

Setting up the Franklin Sports Table Tennis-to-Go Complete Portable Ping Pong Set couldn’t be simpler. It comes with two paddles, two balls, and a net, so you’ll have all you need for a quick game. This is ideal to be used indoors, so you can use it on a dining room table, kitchen table, just a flat piece of plywood, or any other tables. The ping pong net stretches and retracts easily while the sturdy clamps bolster it for security. It all comes with a mesh carry bag to tote it around in.

Key Features:

  • Comes with two paddles, two balls, and a net
  • Can turn any table into a ping pong table
  • Net stretches and retracts easily

You won’t beat the best until you train like them

Want to get better before you take on your next opponent? Try out the iPong Carbon Fiber Table Tennis Ball Catch Net. This is a sleek catch net that will catch your serves and return hits if you’re using a robot. It provides additional side netting for maximum coverage and directs balls to the center of the net. There is a resealable slot for funneling the balls into a separate container. This is quick and easy to assemble as it measures 66″ x 18″ x 28″. This is compatible with regulation table tennis tables.

Key Features:

  • Will catch your serves and return hits
  • Provides additional side netting for maximum coverage
  • Resealable slot for funneling balls into a container