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

 Power Pong AlphaPower Pong DeltaPower Pong Omega
  2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 years Parts Availabilty Guarantee 2 years + PP 1 year + 5 year Parts Availabilty Guarantee
Upgradable Ongoing app updates YES YES
CONTROL
Control Android Tablet supplied and/or any iOS / Android device Control box and connects with a thin, light cable. Control box and connects with a thin, light cable.
Ball Frequency 5~120 Balls Per Minute 5~120 Balls Per Minute 5~100 Balls Per Minute
DRILLS AND TRAINING FEATURES
Grouping drills together YES YES NO
Categorize drills with tags YES NO NO
Programmable YES YES YES
Random Settings YES YES YES
Ball Speed Settings 1-25 1-25 1-19
Suggest features and fixes directly to developers YES NO NO
Pre-Programmed Drills 40, can be modified or deleted. 40, can be modified or deleted. 12, can be modified or deleted.
Amount of Spin No Spin to Extreme Spin No Spin to Extreme Spin No Spin to Medium Spin
Spin Settings 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. 5 for topspin, 4 for backspin, 4 for right sidespin, 4 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 YES NO NO
Share drills with others YES NO NO
Drill Sequencing Yes (Sequences) Yes (Sequences) NO
Drill Videos Yes. Viewable from the app Yes. Viewable on Youtube. Yes. Viewable on Youtube.
Shot Types 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. Low to medium amount of spin sttings, 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 Any way the user wants. Each drill can have a custom name and order can be changed. NO NO
Frequency Control 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. Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) provides automatic, more natural timing between shots of varying speed and spin.
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 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. NO
OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Balls Included 100 3-star Power Pong Balls 100 3-star Power Pong Balls 100 3-star 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 speed determine spin type & 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 Virtually unlimited memory. 6Gb storage included on supplied tablet and can be extended with Micro SD (TF) card. 99 Memory slots 22 Memory slots
Mirror Function Yes-used to make drills run correctly for either right or left handed players, or quickly create a new drill variation. NO NO
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 English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean Manual in English Manual in English
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 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. NO
Serve Number & Order Different serves in order, or randomly. Different serves in order, or randomly. NO
Set break times between drills YES YES NO
Stopping Ball Delivery 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. Button press on remote, or turn knob on controller to off position.
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.
Robot 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
Robot 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, power supply, & tablet which are from China. Hungary, except carry case, power supply, & tablet which are from China. Hungary, except carry case, power supply, & tablet 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 External wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A. External wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz; Output: 24V, 3A. External wall wart with Euro power cord & US plug adapter. 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).

 

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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