Kettler Top Star XL Table Tennis Table Review

Last Updated on January 1, 2024

Kettler Top Star XL Table Tennis Table

Kettler Top Star XL Table Tennis table is a lightweight outdoor ping pong table featuring a single piece roll-and-fold design.

The table is quite easy to move around and the centerfold design allows for a solo play.

The highlight of the Kettler Top Star XL Table is probably the 22 mm top thickness, which offers just the right ball bounce and allows for flexible gameplay.

Kettler Top Star XL Table Tennis Table Review

The top is waterproof and made from resin treated MDF overlaid by aluminum sheets on both sides, and this makes the table resistant to warping or bending.

Who Is This product for?

The Kettler table is designed for active and intense gameplay. As such, it is suitable for just about any player.

If you’re looking for a table tennis table for recreational gameplay or a high school tournament, this might be one of your best options.

The table is sturdy enough to withstand heavy game and offers a degree of flexibility to allow for easy fold up and move.

It does not take much space in storage as it folds perfectly through its center and half of the piece can be stacked on the other half.

It is resistant to rusts caused by moisture and warping by the rays of the sun. This makes it a perfect choice for a beach house.


  • Comes with balls, paddles and a cover
  • Centerfold design allows for solo play
  • Easy to fold up
  • Easy to move about
  • Lightweight yet sturdy


  • Difficult to assemble
  • No legs levelers

What is Included?

The Kettler table is a complete setup and plays a game table.

Out of the box, the Kettler table comes with three 3-star balls and two outdoor halo table tennis paddles.

You might find the halo paddles a bit small, but if you have small hands, then they might be all you’ll need for happy gameplay.

The table comes with a complimentary cover for storage or when not in use as well as the tennis net.

The assembly manual is attached to the packing carton. The guide might prove difficult to follow as it features images only and no written instructions.

Features and Benefits Of Kettler Top Star XL Table Tennis Table

Rain Drops On Ping Pong Table

Waterproof Surface

Can the table hold up to any weather?

Of course, it can. The table is reinforced with a waterproof ALU-TEC top with high climate-control technology.

The table is everything an indoor table should be to allow for excellent ball bounce and then reinforced on either side with aluminum sheets for durability.

The top is coated with multiple layers of protective coating and then finished off with a UV protective treatment to withstand the rays from the sun.

The whole top is enclosed with about 1.52” aluminum apron to prevent warping of the table due to forces of nature.

Weatherproof Net and Post

The post is made from a durable resin and as such, is resistant to rusts and damages, which may be caused by moisture.

The net and post are entirely independent of the table.

They are attached to the table frame and this will save a lot of time when you’re packing as you won’t have to remove the nets from the table separately when folding them.

Solo Playback

The center-fold design of the table allows for a clean fold for an actual solo playback. The design does not allow any gap between the two stages and as such no space for balls to drop in.

Sturdy and Durable Steel Frame

A strong steel frame supports the table. The frame is further coated with synthetic powder and galvanized to protect it from the forces of nature. It is resistant to rust.

The legs automatically deploy as you unfold the table. They are about 2.5” thick and elliptical to provide optimum stability when the table is made to stand.

In between the legs are roller leg frames attached to four caster wheels. This makes moving the table more comfortable and more convenient.

For better stability, two of the caster wheels can be locked to prevent gliding.


The Kettler Top Star XL table is an excellent option for recreational table tennis players.

It comes with balls, nets, and two halo paddles for immediate play after setup.

The table is designed for outdoor plays with decent weather protective to help it retain its shape for years.

It also features a clean centerfold design that allows for better solo play.

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Ashton Brown
Ashton Brown spent a lot of time in after school programs as a child. In a local community-run recreation center in Boston, they had a ping pong table, and since then he has always played. He had a ping pong table in his college dorm, and a mini one in his office for giggles. After playing for years, Ashton wants to show you how to get started with ping pong, learn the tricks of the trade, and equip yourself with everything you need to be better at the game.

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