If you’re reading this article, you probably have the Indoor Table Tennis Table. I’m here to guide you through the assembly process. We’ve done a lot of work up front, pre-assembling the apron, casters, legs, accessories holders and brackets. We hope you find the process simple and easy. A few things before we jump in. Your table comes with a limited warranty, detailed in your assembly instructions manual.
That this table is intended only for indoor use. When not in use, make sure the wheel locks are properly engaged and store it in a dry indoor space. Condensation and moisture can cause damage to the table top. Examine your table regularly for wear and tear and discontinue use immediately if you find any defects or damaged parts. Before taking any parts of our the box, please refer to page one of your assembly instructions manual for a detailed safety notice. Only adults should assemble this table. At least two or three adults are required for full assembly. Children should never adjust or move the table and should not be left unattended with the table.
Never climb, sit, jump, lean or stand on the table. It is not intended to bear weight. Serious injury may result. Always wear proper safety equipment during assembly, especially when using power tools. Be sure to find a dry, flat, clear area to set up. Also, keep in mind that sometimes you will need to only hand tighten hardware, having them loosen up to adjust in later steps.
Do not tighten hardware until instructed. If using a power drill during any of these steps, keep the torque low to avoid stripping screws and holes. Finally, before beginning, refer to page two in your assembly instructions manual, for a complete breakdown of all the parts you’ll have and the tools you’ll need. It may be helpful to read this article once the whole way through, before starting assembly.
How to Start Assembler the Indoor Ping Pong Table
Now, it’s time to jump in. We’ll walk you through assembly one step at a time. In this step, you’ll be attaching the four triangle support plates, part H-18 to the two caster beams, part P-2. To do this, you’ll be eight H2 bolts and 16 H13 washers, eight H17 stop spools and eight H6 lock nuts. Do remember, before you begin, to keep the assembly area clear of children and pets at all times.
To start, align a triangle support plate with a caster beam, lining up the holes. Then, thread the bolt through a washer, the caster beam, a stop spool, the triangle support plate, another washer and finally a lock nut. This can be easiest to perform if you thread both bolts at the same time on each end.
Just hang tighten the nuts for now, since we’ll be adjusting them in alter step. Note, that the lower hole in the triangle plate and caster beam, will remain open for now. Repeat this step on the other end of the caster beam and then again two more times on the other caster beam. For this step, you’ll need four H4 bolts, four H7 lock nuts, eight H14 washers, the P2 caster beams you outfitted with the support plates in the last step and the P3 middle plate.
One the short sides of the middle plate, you’ll find two holes that will align with the central holes on the caster beams. Thread a bolt through a washer, the steel frame of the caster beam, then the steel frame of the middle plate. Add another washer and a lock nut to the end of the bolt to secure. Repeat this twice for each caster beam and tighten them all the way. Lock the wheels of the caster beams and we’re onto step three.
In this step, you’ll attach the gray support tunes to the outside of the caster beams, and the black strut tubes, to the space between the triangle support plate and the caster beam. In both cases, make sure that the longer end of each beam is attached to the caster beam, bending up and out from the table as you see here. To do this, you’ll nee four, H1 bolts, four H6 lock nuts, four H9 plastic spacers, eight H10 plastic washers, and eight H13 washers. We’ll also be using the four support tubes and four strut tubes.
A word of warning. Be sure not to over tighten the nuts in this step. Because the spacers are plastic, applying too much pressure may cause them to crack. You wanna tighten them until they’re secure, but no further. If you over tighten the nuts from step one, you’ll need to loosen them, so you can get the struts into the space between the caster beams and the triangle plates.
To attach the tubes to the caster beams, thread a bolt first through the metal washer, then a gray support tube and a plastic spacer. Then, thread it through the caster beam, a plastic washer, the black strut tube, another plastic washer, the triangle support plate, and a second metal washer. Secure it all with a lock nut. Ensure the nut is tight and then repeat this step at each of the four triangle support plates. This may be the simplest step yet. Angle the black strut tubes straight upward. Angle the gray support tubes down, to avoid interference while you attach the table top.
Be careful at this point. The support tubes will protrude into your assembly area. Exercise caution when completing the remaining assembly steps. The next few steps will focus on joining the base of the table, to the table top. In steps five through eight, you’ll be setting up, just one half of the tabletop.
When you have one half done, repeat those steps on the other half. When the table tops are only partially attached, they are not secure and can be knocked over easily.
Only work on one side of the table top at a time. Don’t leave the table unattended at any point in these steps.
These steps are also the ones that require at least two to three adults to complete. Do not attempt this assembly alone, as this may lead to injury. Make sure that you also lock the wheels securely.
Finally, do not open the table to playing a position, until all the support beams and hinges are attached to the table frame. For this step, two adults, one on each side of the table, should lift the table top and line the U shaped beam, on the underside with the black strut tubes. The table top itself should face toward the center of the table base. In an even and controlled manner, lower the table top and attach it to the table base. Make sure the pre-drilled holes on the U-beam, line up with the pre-drilled holes on the black support beam. This will be important during a later step. Now, your tabletop is on, but it’s still unstable. That’s what the support tubes are for.
How to Put Together the Indoor Ping Pong Table
In this step, we’re going to attach the gray support tubes from step three to the outside of the table legs. Remember, to be careful around the table for the next three steps. Don’t open it or leave it unattended. It can still easily fall over and cause injury or property damage. In this step, you’ll need. Four H3 bolts, four H7 lock nuts, four H11 plastic washers, eight H14 washers, and of course, the four support tubes, which should already be attached to the base. Remember, not to over tighten the nuts in this step, which could crack the plastic washers.
To attach the supports, thread the bolt first through a metal washer, then the gray support tube, and a plastic washer. Then, thread the bolt through the table leg and another washer before securing it with a lock nut. Tighten the nut and then repeat for the other gray support tub. In this step, you’ll be securing the strut tubes, using the pre-drilled holes in the table top’s U-tube and the blacks strut tubes. They should be lined up from your work in step five. Here you’ll need four H16 screws. Install those screws into the pre-drilled holes on the P5 black strut tubes.
In this step, we’re gonna be attaching the table top’s hinges to the black strut tubes. Be careful with the hinges, it’s important to set these up correctly, or there could be damage to the table. One end of the hinge should be attached to the tabletop already. You want the hinge bent, with the elbow pointing downward and making a V shape. For this step, you’ll need, four H5 bolts, four H8 lock nuts, four H12 plastic spacers, eight H15 washers, and the black strut tubes already attached to the base and the table top.
Thread a bolt through a washer, the hinge, and a plastic spacer. From the inside of the table, thread the bolt through the black strut tube, then the washer and then the lock nut. Secure the bolt tightly and then repeat steps five through eight for the other half of the table top. Now that you’ve attached both table tops, you’re well on your way to finishing your table.
It’s time to attach the table’s accessory holder, which can store table tennis balls and paddles. This accessory holder attaches to the crossbar of the table legs, where you’ll find two holes. If you need a hint on how to assemble this, you can refer to the other accessory holder, which is already assembled and attached to the opposite legs. To install, start by positioning one of the plastic pieces of the accessory holder, part P6, over one of the pre-drilled holes on the H frame, screwing it into the frame with an H19 bolt. Secure the metal tray by tightly fitting it between the attached plastic piece and the other unattached piece.
Then, finish assembly by screwing in the second plastic piece with a second H19 bolt. If it’s assembled correctly, the metal plate should fit nice and snug. Your second table accessory is more functional than stylish. Protect the corners of your table with the P9 corner bumpers. Be especially careful during this step. Be sure to put both corner bumpers in place, before pinning them, to avoid damage to the bumpers.
To assemble these, you only need to fit them into the corner slits and then once they snap into place, insert a P10 bumper pin in the hole, under the table top. You’re just about done. Before you move onto the next step, make sure all of, the support tubes and hinges are assembled correctly. Do a triple check, that the area is clear of any obstacles, and as a reminder, do not allow children to climb around any part of the table. Once the area is clear, you’re ready to test out your table tennis table’s folding mechanism. If you’ve correctly assembled both table tops, your table can be safely moved from storage mode to playback, or gameplay position.
Remember, that only adults should move or open and close the table. When you’re doing this, do not grasp metal legs, support pieces, linkage or hinges.
These parts can move and can pinch your fingers or hands. Grab the center of the top edge of the table top. With caution and control, gently pull the table upward, until the legs rest of the floor. To secure the table, lock the hinges on both sides of the table, by pushing up on the elbow.
With one tabletop down and the other raised, the table is now in playback mode, perfect for solo practice. To put your table in gameplay mode, repeat the step with the other table top. If you’re planning on putting the table in storage, start by unlocking the hinges, then grab the center of the table’s front edge, pull up and out and continue until the table top sits comfortably on its own. Repeat this for the other side of the table.
Once the table is secure, you can safely unlock the wheels and move it about. For safety, lock the wheels again, once you’ve reached the desired storage or play area. Keep the wheels locked until you move the table again. Be sure to never leave the table partially open or not fully secured. Do not leave the table unattended in standing position without being properly stored. This last step is nothing but net, literally. The net is all you have left to install before you can get the game started.
How to Set Up a Ping Pong Net
For this step, your table will have to be in the gameplay position. You’ll need the included net and the two P7 net clippers. Secure the net clippers to your table, by clipping them near the center of the two table tops. Keep in mind, that when you put the table in storage mode, you’ll want to attach the clippers to just one end of the table top surfaces, as close to the center as possible. The clipper can be moved back onto the dividing line when the table is in play position again. With the white part of the net facing up, attach the net to the net clippers by sliding one net sleeve onto a net clipper.
Stretch the net across the table, and slide the second sleeve onto the opposite net clipper. To tighten the net, pull the cord down and hook the chain at the bottom of the net clipper. To adjust the net height, crank the wheel underneath the net clipper. With that final touch, you’ve finished your table. Congrats. You’re basically a pro, but practice makes perfect. Familiarize yourself with the storage, playback and play position instructions in your manual. We hope you enjoy your new table tennis table.
Assembling a ping pong table is a lot more difficult than it should be. I don’t know why they don’t just come pretty much already assembled or offer set-up for an additional cost.
I actually ruined our first ping pong table by screwing up the setup process. It made a portion of the side weak and then when someone went to lean on it it just collapsed. Then it turns out the warranty was voided because of something else I did wrong.