Note: I am assuming that I can’t drive you to buy ping pong balls by this review article. But I can confidently say that you will experience something great that helps you to pick the best ping pong balls from anywhere at any time.
Just waste five minutes for me. It won’t cost a thing other than a few minutes of your time.
So, what do you think? Buying a ping pong ball doesn’t cost anything but money? I am afraid that you are wrong. You need to know something more.
Basically, some great ping pong balls are laid down at the bottom of the crowd of average balls (but don’t worry, they exist. I got some).
The truth is, some low-quality balls appear automatically in your bag whether you want or not.
So, here I came to introduce you to some great ping pong balls that can make anyone’s ping pong journey great.
Let’s check them out…
Nittaku 3 Star Premium 40+
- comes with 3 balls in one pack
- ITTF approved
- Great Spin
Nittaku 3 Star premium is the most demandable no-celluloid ping pong ball to the professional and intermediate ping pong players.
This ball was introduced in the market in the middle of 2015 by the popular brand Nittaku.
The most reliable thing about the Nittaku is, it was the official ball in the 2017 world table championship.
Every ball comes with their won playing characteristic. Let’s see the character of the Nittaku.
- Hardness: Being a non-celluloid ball it remains the best hardness. You can check the hardness by tapping with your thumb. So, there is no chance to be cracked.
- Roundness: Nittaku remembers nothing to complain about the roundness of this ball. even after playing for a long time roundness will same as the beginning.
- Bouncing Quality: Nittaku makes perfect bounce while playing. And it creates a rhythm with its sound.
- Spin Quality: Sping is the thing that the Nittaku has proudly stand for. If you can create spin Nittaku you won’t disappoint you.
Butterfly G40+ 3star
- High Consistency
- High Speed
- Comes with three balls in one pack
We all know butterfly is a popular brand name in ping pong. This German company introduced the butterfly G40+ to the marked in 2014.
It’s been an official ball in so many international tournaments including 2019 and 2018 world table tennis championship.
- Hardness: Coparetively butterfly is a little soften then Nittaku for being a plastic ball. But it won’t harm your game. You can’t capture the difference if you are not so experienced in ping pong.
- Roundness: Butterfly G40+ has perfect roundness to perform well in the table. The size of this ball is 40 mm and rounded so well.
- Bouncing Quality: Butterfly makes beautiful bounce on the table, but also makes some harsh noise while bouncing.
- Spin Quality: I will give 8 out of 10 to butterfly on the spin. It creates the same spin as a celluloid ball does.
Xushaofa 40+ 3Star
Basically most of the professional players overlook new brands in the market. But after launching the Xushoafa, it has taken a place beside some popular brands in a short time.
Xushaofa is a china brand and it is ITTF approved.
- Hardness: Xushoafa 40+ is the hardest ball among the other plastic balls. And it is a little weightier than celluloid balls. The weight makes it slow.
- Roundness: Being a seamless ball you won’t find any flaw in the roundness of the Xushaofa 40+.
- Bouncing Quality: The harder a ball the more bounce it will. Being a hard ball, the bounce rate is high and it sounds like a celluloid ball.
- Sping Quality: You can’t expect high spin on the Xushaofa 40+, because this ball made for considering beginners.
If you see the list of best ping pong equipment brands around, perhaps you will notice the name Siga on top.
All the Stiga products don’t need to be reviewed. People purchase the Stiga’s products sith eyes closed.
- Hardness: A celluloid ball doesn’t have any hardness issues. You will give 10 out of 10 on the hardness of this Stiga 3Star.
- Roundness: There is nothing to say about the roundness of Stiga. Stiga will give you exact bounce how much you expect.
- Bouncing Quality: Being a celluloid ball it bounces so perfectly. Stiga will give you exact bounce how much you expect.
- Spin Quality: Stiga has additional prise for its spin. If you have a good hand on the spin you will be surprised seeing how it creates spin.
Pros: ITTF and ATTF approved, High Speed, Long Lasting
Cons: Little Heavy, Little Pricy
- Low Price
- Comes with the bulk amount
- 3 Star Rating
- Not ITTF Approved
- Durability Issue
Mopal 3Star is not soo popular for any tournaments. But it seems to be the best choice for indoor training.
Basically it comes with 50 balls in one pack and low price.
- Hardness: if I judge the hardness of the Mapol 3Star, I can say the hardness is not so good and even not so had. It’s quite perfect as a training ball.
- Roundness: I can’t deny that it has good roundness. Like comes with 100% perfect rounded shape.
- Bouncing Quality: I think, for practicing purpose it has better bounce how it does. You can’t expect more than that from a plastic ball how much it gives.
- Spin Quality: Spin is not so good of Mopal 3Star. But how much it creates, you will enjoy it.
Joola 3Star 40+
- Pros: Durable
- High Speed
- Made of ABS Plastic
- Not ITTF Approved
Joola is one of the top ping pong equipment brands recently. And Joola 3Star is the most popular of their products.
Joola 3Star can be used for both practice and events.
- Hardness: Joola is made of ABS Plastic. It is not only hard, but you will also feel ease touching the ball.
- Roundness: There is no issue that is Joola’s roundness. It doesn’t deserve checking roundness though.
- Bouncing Quality: It has outstanding bouncing quality. You will feel satisfied while playing after seeing the bouncing.
- Spin Quality: There is nothing to say additionally for a spin. It takes 10 out of 10 for a spin. Not only spin well but also speed.
- ITTF Approved
- High Control and Speed
- 60 balls in one pack Cons
- Only for skilled players
Sometimes we would turn our hand to something new from where we are. If you want to try new brands in ping pong for ball over some particular brands, I would highly recommend Kevenz 3Star.
It comes with 60 balls in one pack and you can play with robots.
- Hardness: what to say about hardness. When Kevez 3Star touches the table you can feel how hard it is. Hardness will assure you of the long durability.
- Roundness: the Kevenz 3Star constructed by the ABS plastic that ensures the perfect roundness of a ball.
- Bouncing Quality: Being so much hard, it makes sure that bounce perfectly.
- Spin Quality: The spin is great. And also the control. Spin, control, and speed, like a total package of combination.
- Reasonable price
- overall low quality for events
Killerspin is a popular brand in ping pong. The Killerspin 2Star in one of their products, which is meant to be a training ball.
There are some particular balls people pick fro their practice. And Killerspin is one of them.
- Hardness: Among some other playing characteristics of this ball, hardness is the most noticeable you can find. Whereas, the Killerspin 3Star made for training purposes. The remain hardness for the longevity of this ball.
- Roundness: there are some issues in the roundness of the Killerspin 2Star. And people don’t count this issue in a training ball.
- Bouncing Quality: The bouncing quality is good. Being a hard ball, it bounces perfectly in the table.
- Spin Quality: Honestly saying, you can’t find spin in the Killerspin 2Star and you shouldn’t. because training balls need durability for playing a long time.
Ipong 40+ 2Star
- Long Durability
- Highly recommended for practice
- , Seamless
- Low price
- Limited for training only
- Not ITTF Approved
Ipong is the American brand and it has been surviving for ten years with its Ipong 40+ 2Star ball in the ping pong market.
This plastic seamless ball comes with 100 balls in one pack and it is the best one for manual and robot practice.
- Hardness: It has enough hardness as a training ball. And being seamless, there are less breaking issues.
- Roundness: Roundness is also good. But there is a possibility to get some wrong shaped balls in the bulk amount of pack.
- Bouncing Quality: Bouncing is perfect. It bounces better than other training balls. You will be notified that it is a plastic ball while bouncing.
- Spin Quality: Basically, the spin quality is poor. But when you compare the Ipong 40+ 2Star with another training ball, it won’t give you an option to be criticized.