When we asked ping pong enthusiasts what their favorite bundle of paddles and balls were, Nibiru Sport came up time and time again. Their set with four paddles and eight 3-star balls hits the sweet spot—better than the super-cheap ping pong sets that are poor quality . . . but not so crazy expensive as the paddles/balls aimed at more professional table tennis aficionados.
What We Liked
• Sweat-resistant paddle with concave wood design.
• Rubber on paddles is 1.5mm thick—just right and not too spongy.
• Paddles have nice grip.
• Includes travel bag.
What Needs Work
• Sticky. We see reports that sometimes this set arrives with paddles that are a bit sticky. We didn’t have that issue, however.
• Wood handles can crack after long-term use.