Hathaway Victory Professional Table Tennis Table

Editor rating

4/5 on Apr 5, 2016

User's rating

13 reviews

PROS

  • Fast assembly
  • Tournament level of thickness
  • Uniform ball bounce
  • Wheels move easily
  • Playback feature
  • Safety locking mechanism
  • Includes extra accessories

CONS

  • High price tag
  • Heavy
  • Extra accessories are basic

VERDICT

The Hathaway Victory Professional lives up to its "pro" name with its table thickness that meets ITTF regulations. It is tournament worthy, has a strong frame, and takes little time to assemble. Unfortunately, it will cost you a decent amount (just under $800) and is heavy (about 250lbs). We think it's well worth the price tag but we'll let you decide for yourself.

Features:

  • Size: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H
  • Weight: 265lbs
  • 1in CARB certified MDF top
  • Blue top
  • 2in Steel frame
  • 2in Steel legs
  • Eight 5in locking wheels
  • One piece
  • Net, two paddles, and three balls included

Fast Assembly

The setup process is fast with the Hathaway Victory Professional! Several online reviewers explain they were able to put together the table quickly and it was easy to do so.

Tournament Level of Thickness

The table top thickness meets the ITTF guidelines for tournament tables. Its top is 1in thick CARB certified MDF, which is strong and durable. If you plan to compete on a serious level then you'll find it is invaluable to use this table as it prepares you for the tournaments ahead.

Uniform Ball Bounce

A big selling point of the Hathaway Victory indoor table is its 20 layers of non-marking coating on the table surface. The coating enables the ball to bounce consistently across the entire table's surface during game play.

Wheels Move Easily

The eight wheels glide easily and are lockable, if you wish. When you want to store the table away, the wheels enable you to do so with ease inside your man cave.  As per one reviewer, the table is "smooth and effortless" to move.

Playback Feature

If you want to play solo, you can do so with this indoor table. Just lift one side and you're ready to go, honing your ping pong skills without needing an opponent.

Safety Locking Mechanism

The wheels lock in place, so that you enjoy stability as you play, without worrying the table will move on you. As a result, you enjoy a high degree of control when you play. Also, having lockable wheels is especially important for this table given its significant weight that could pose a risk if it accidently fell on someone.

Includes Extra Accessories

This indoor ping pong table is one of the few that comes with accessories beyond the net. Not only does the table have adjustable legs, so you can level the table even on an uneven floor, but it comes with three balls and two paddles. Right from the box, players have all of the equipment needed to start a match right away!

As no product is perfect, here are the drawbacks of the Hathaway Victory Professional indoor table tennis table:

High Price Tag

Depending on the size of your budget, you may find the price of this table is not affordable for you. However, we advise this one to be worth the investment of about $700 if you are looking to play often, improve your skills, and ramp up to joining a table tennis club or even competing in tournaments, given the benefits we've outlined on this page.

Heavy

We had to mention this detail. The Victory Professional is about 50lbs heavier than the Killerspin MyT5 and just over 100lbs more than the STIGA Synergy! The Victory table is easy to assemble but be aware that you may need help with the process given the heaviness of some of the parts.

Extra Accessories are Basic

Although the item comes with paddles and balls, unlike many other models, these accessories are not top of the line. Likely they will do for starter players but as you play more you'll probably want to invest in better quality bats and balls.