NOTE: This review is now deprecated as this model is no longer sold.
Please see my review of the new Prince conversion table tennis top, which looks very promising!
The #1 selling table tennis conversion top on Amazon is the Prince DMI Sports “Billiard” Table Conversion Top. At the time of this writing, it was listed at $306. It comes with a 1-year warranty which is something I have not seen previously in all my years of researching table tennis conversion tops.
One reason, beyond the warranty, for the slightly higher price is that this Prince/DMI conversion top is 5/8” thick. The cheaper tops tend to be 1/2” thick. As you can imagine, a top that is 25% thicker (as is our Prince/DMI) will give a more consistent, stronger, and more predictable bounce. That is one of the chief characteristics of a higher quality ping pong table, and if you care about quality of play it may be worth paying up for a little bit.
As you can see from the picture, the Prince DMI Sports Table Tennis Conversion Top is green with white boundary lines. There are no options for any other colors, such as black or blue, that you sometimes find from other companies.
In the end, this Prince/DMI conversion top is a good bet. There must be some reason that it’s the best-selling table tennis conversion top on Amazon! And it’s not too pricey! Good luck with whatever route you decide to take.
And check this out. A woman’s comments on the Prince/DMI page pointed me to this great idea, an “Everything but the table” posts-net-rackets-and-balls value set (since these things do not come with the PTCT1A model):