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DHS P104 Table Tennis Net - Review
DHS P104 Table Tennis Net

DHS P104 Table Tennis Net

© 2012 Greg Letts, licensed to About.com, Inc.
One of my pet peeves in table tennis is sub-standard table tennis nets. I'm sure that many of you will agree that it is disappointing to play at a club or tournament where the tables are top-notch but the nets are flimsy, saggy strips of fabric with broken net-tension systems, or clamps that don't work properly.

Unfortunately, it's not always easy to get hold of a decent net at a reasonable price. So I was quite interested to take a look at the DHS P104 net that was in use at the recent 2012 Australian Open Table Tennis Championships. Retailing at around $55-60 US, it's a bit cheaper than some of the other top of the line models out there. But is it up to national level standard?

Here's the basic specifications, according to the DHS America website:

  • 72" cotton mesh net
  • Heavy duty metal posts
  • Tension adjustment
  • Height adjustment
In the accompanying photograph, you can get a good view of the net tension system, which is a standard ball-chain system which works well. Just remember to release the net tension when the net is not in use, to lengthen the lifespan of the net cord.

You can also see the net post height adjuster at the bottom right of the photograph, which is a simple to use screw type adjuster. Easy and effective.

I'm not quite sure why the net clamp needs such large ridges on the part that goes over the surface of the table, but the framework in general is quite solidly made, which is a plus, especially if you are going to be putting the net up and down a lot.

Summary

The DHS P104 is a good value for money table tennis net, with a sturdy framework and good quality netting. The net is a little springy for my own personal taste, but admittedly that is just my own opinion, other readers may quite like it. At the time of writing (July 2012), it is available on sale from Amazon.com at quite a hefty discount (sale price $22.58), which makes it excellent value for money if you can pick it up at that price.

Interested in purchasing a DHS P104 table tennis net? Buy from Vendor - DHS America

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