Power Pong is the brainchild of USATT Hall of Famer Attila Malek - a former professional table tennis player in Hungary who moved to the US in 1978. He was part of the US National Team during the 70s and 80s and now works as a professional table tennis coach based in Costa Mesa, California.

The first Power Pong table tennis robot was created in 2012, in partnership with a factory in his home country of Hungary. Since then, the robots have been improved and upgraded. Today, there are three models available.

Power Pong's three-wheel table tennis robots are truly outstanding and provide you with a fully realistic training experience. They are also great value when compared to other robots available on the market.

Power Pong Comparison Chart

This chart compares models released in 2021. For earlier models see: Power Pong Robot Comparison Chart.

 

The following table highlights the differences between the three models.

  POWER PONG ALPHA POWER PONG DELTA POWER PONG OMEGA
MANUFACTURER WARRANTY 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee
UPGRADABLE Yes Yes Ongoing app updates
CONTROL Control box and connects with a thin, light cable. Control box and connects with a thin, light cable. Android Tablet supplied and/or any IOS / Android device
BALL FREQUENCY 5~100 Balls Per Minute 5~120 Balls Per Minute 5~120 Balls Per Minute
GROUPING DRILLS TOGETHER No Yes Yes
CATEGORIZE DRILLS WITH TAGS No No Yes
PROGRAMMABLE Yes Yes Yes
RANDOM SETTINGS Yes Yes Yes
BALL SPEED SETTINGS 1-19 1-25 1-25
SUGGEST FEATURES AND FIXES DIRECTLY No No Yes
PRE-PROGRAMMED DRILLS 12, can be modified or deleted. 40, can be modified or deleted. 40, can be modified or deleted.
AMOUNT OF SPIN No spin - medium spin No spin - extreme spin No spin - extreme spin
SPIN SETTINGS 5 for topspin, 4 for backspin, 4 for right sidespin, 4 for left sidespin. 7 for topspin, 5 for backspin, 6 for right sidespin, 6 for left sidespin. 7 for topspin, 5 for backspin, 6 for right sidespin, 6 for left sidespin.
SPIN TYPES Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin. Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin. Topspin, backspin, left sidespin, right sidespin, top/left spin, top/right spin, back/left spin, back/right spin, no spin.
CREATE DRILLS DIRECTLY ON THE APP No No Yes
SHARE DRILLS WITH OTHERS No No Yes
DRILL SEQUENCING No Yes (Sequences) Yes (Sequences)
DRILL VIDEOS Yes. Viewable on Youtube. Yes. Viewable on Youtube. Yes. Viewable from the app
SHOT TYPES Low to medium amount of spin settings, slow loop, fast loop, counter, smash, flat kill, dead block, push, chop, lob, serves with spin variations. Low to extreme amount of spin settings, slow loop, fast loop, counter, smash, flat kill, dead block, push, chop, lob, serves with spin variations. Low to extreme amount of spin settings, slow loop, fast loop, counter, smash, flat kill, dead block, push, chop, lob, serves with spin variations.
ELEV. MOVEMENT Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements Deflector plate; permits very quick up/down placements
DRILL ORDERING No No Any way the user wants. Each drill can have a custom name and order can be changed.
FREQUENCY CONTROL Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) provides automatic, more natural timing between shots of varying speed and spin. Individual Frequency Control (IFC) allows you to individually adjust timing between two programmed balls. Individual Frequency Control (IFC) allows you to individually adjust timing between two programmed balls.
WIRELESS REMOTE Yes (supplied). RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot. Yes (supplied). RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot. Yes (supplied). RF Remote has Start, Stop, & Frequency +/- buttons. Can connect up to 4 remotes to a robot.
INTERVAL TRAINING No Yes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Custom play/break periods can be programmed. Yes. Cycle pauses and then restarts play automatically. Custom play/break periods can be programmed.
BALLS INCLUDED 100 3*** Power Pong balls 100 3*** Power Pong balls 100 3*** Power Pong balls
CARRY/STORAGE BAG Yes Yes Yes
BALLS RECYCLING NET Yes Yes Yes
SIDE NET ATTACHMENT Yes Yes Yes
CONTROLLER ATTACHMENT Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller. Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller. Slip-on metal bracket, detachable from controller.
HOW DOES WHEEL SPEEDDETERMINE SPIN TYPE AND SPEED/SPIN RATIO? Speed and direction of wheels relative to each other, forward and backward spinning. Speed and direction of wheels relative to each other, forward and backward spinning. Speed and direction of wheels relative to each other, forward and backward spinning.
MEMORY CAPACITY 22 Memory slots 99 Memory slots Virtually unlimited memory. 6Gb storage included on supplied tablet and can be extended with Micro SD (TF) card.
MIRROR FUNCTION No No Yes-used to make drills run correctly for either right or left handed players, or quickly create a new drill variation.
OSC. MOVEMENT Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements Deflector plate; permits very quick left/right placements
APP LANGUAGE Manual in English Manual in English English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean
ROT. MOVEMENT N/A (no head rotation) N/A (no head rotation) N/A (no head rotation)
SAMPLING BUTTON Yes (also on remote) Yes (also on remote) Yes (also on remote)
SERVE DELAY No Yes-drills that begin with a serve have a short delay added at start of each repetition to simulate the pause at the start of a point in a real game. Yes-drills that begin with a serve have a short delay added at start of each repetition to simulate the pause at the start of a point in a real game.
SERVE NUMBER & ORDER No Different serves in order, or randomly. Different serves in order, or randomly.
SET BREAK TIMES BETWEEN DRILLS No Yes Yes
STOPPING BALL DELIVERY Button press on remote, or turn knob on controller to off position. Button press on remote or controller. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically. Button press on remote or controller. Also Cycle can stop/start play automatically.
TABLE THICKNESS ADJUSTABLE Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm) Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm) Yes, rubber tips screw/unscrew to accommodate table thickness from 3/8" to 1" (9mm to 25mm)
WEIGHT (NET/GROSS) 20.2 lb./24.0 lb.* 20.2 lb./24.0 lb.* 20.2 lb./24.0 lb.*
DIMENSIONS (FOLDED) 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D 9.5"W x 31"H x 12.75"D
DIMENSIONS (UNFOLDED) 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D 62"W x 33.75"H x 63"D
# & TYPE OF WHEELS Three 4" foam. Three 4" foam. Three 4" foam.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Hungary, except carry case and power supply, which are from China. Hungary, except carry case and power supply, which are from China. Hungary, except carry case and power supply which are from China.
POWER PCB Located in Base, very close to motors. Located in Base, very close to motors. Located in Base, very close to motors.
POWER SUPPLY Adopter with US plug. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A. Adopter with US plug. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A. Adopter with US plug. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A.
SILENT MODE Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops. Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops. Yes, there are no fans, and motors stop when ball delivery stops.
SPARE PARTS/TOOLS INCLUDED Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels). Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels). Rubber bands for side nets, Wheel Adjustment Gauge, 2mm & 4mm Hex Wrenches (for replacing & adjusting wheels).

 

The Power Pong DELTA is very similar to the Power Pong 3001, but it has updated electronics built into the main unit, and the thick parallel cord is replaced with a thin cable. If you're happy to control your table tennis robot using a physical control box (rather than your phone/tablet) then the Power Pong DELTA is a great choice!

It has 99 memory space for storing drills compared to the 22 in the  Power Pong 2001 and the Alpha. 

 

 

 

 

Power Pong Company logo Power Pong 2001 Power Pong 3001 Power Pong 5000
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CONTROLS
Control methods Wired control box Wired control box Wired control box or IOS / Android device
Controls Ball Speed, Type & degree of Spin, Ball Trajectory & Ball Placement Ball Speed, Type & degree of Spin, Ball Trajectory & Ball Placement Ball Speed, Type & degree of Spin, Ball Trajectory & Ball Placement
Remote No Yes Yes
DRILLS & TRAINING FEATURES
Programmable Yes, up to 6 balls Yes, up to 8 balls Yes, up to 8 balls
Pre-Programmed Drills 10 22 12
Memory Capacity Save up to 22 exercises, 6 balls per exercise Save up to 99 exercises, 8 balls per exercise As many as your device can hold
Cluster Memory Slots No You may place up to 33 pre saved drills into each cluster, and play it one after the other or randomly, creating a real time game experience. Yes
Create drills directly on the app No No Yes
Share drills with others No No Yes
Mirror drills for left handed players No No Yes
Set break times between drills No Yes Yes
Categorize drills with tags No No Yes
Random Settings Yes Yes Yes
RND" mode pitches balls randomly within a 20cm diameter of a set location Yes Yes Yes
RND" mode pitches balls randomly between two set locations Yes Yes Yes
Amount of spin in a scale of 1-10 0-5 0-10 0-10
Can Produce a 'No Spin' Ball Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) automatically adjusts time between two programmed balls based on previous ball type Yes Yes No
Individual Frequency Control (IFC) allows you to individually adjust time between two programmed balls based on previous ball type No Yes Yes
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Fine Tune Knob No No No
Silent Mode No No No
Suggest features and fixes directly to developers No No Yes
Ball Recycling Net Yes Yes Yes
Balls Included Yes Yes Yes
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years
Country of Origin Hungary Hungary Hungary