Pros- Balls are great quality. Bag holds things nicely. And is decent quality. Paddles are well built.
Cons- I have bracketed this next part as it no longer applies sine the update. [The grip on the paddle is TOO THIN. We have compared with multiple other paddles and had many people hold the paddle and others. There is no getting around it. The paddle has been uncomfortable for everyone to hold. I still use it, but I am thinking of modifying it to better fit my hand. Otherwise I will have to give up on these paddles.] The ball holder part of the bag is annoying to use but functional.
UPDATE: I have been contacted by the seller/manufacturer who has gone to extraordinary lengths to make me happy. He has refunded my purchase and worked with his factory to modify the handles so that they are thicker which will be rolled out soon. Honestly I am totally blown away by this. Also, since writing this review, I have taken a dremel to one of the paddles to sand away some of the wood near the top of the grip. The thinness of the handle was forcing my pointer finger to get jammed against this bracing which was causing the discomfort. Modifying the paddle in this way has greatly improved their comfort and I remain very impressed with the actual paddle surface.
I have added a star to my review for such excellent customer service and will definitely be buying the updated kit when it comes out which I assume will bump up my review to a 5-star rating! Thank you so much Ping Larse!
Second Update: Well, what can I say, Ping really came through. He sent me a pair of new paddles with the thicker handle. I have to say the paddles are now sooooo much more comfortable to hold! Personally, I have still gone ahead and modified them by sanding down the bracing a little bit, but I think that's just personal preference, and I didn't remove nearly as much material as before. Took 3 minutes with the dremel. I have updated my score to five stars because I now honestly believe this product deserves it. A great value for a really great set of paddles. Also, I can now say the balls included in this set are definitely great quality. I have since purchased more and different balls and these compare very favorably.
The construction is good, but the paddle pads have all started to come off. We have had to glue them now , all of them. Otherwise, the paddles are good quality, just wish better adhesive used to affix them pads to the paddle.
Update Mar-18: So after my initial review, the owner of the company sent me a personal letter in the mail to apologize for the quality issues for the initial set of paddles received, issued a complete refund and sent me 4 new paddles! I'd say that's pretty exceptional customer service that unheard of these days. So, I updated my rating with the belief that Ping the President will get some attention to the paddle quality. Overall, they're really good paddles and excellent value for money.
Professional Premium Ping Pong Set. I've been playing table tennis since I was in middle school. So, I definitely know what to look for in a good table tennis paddle. What I love about this set is that it's everything you need for a one on one or doubles game.
The paddles are definitely professional grade paddles. As you can see in the picture, it is double padded on each side, this is needed to create that curve or top spin in a match. (Take a look at the pictures to see the padding). If you buy a pingpong set from like WalMart, you will see that it is just single padding, so you can't create that professional spin hit. Also, It's also excellent in the hand, whether you use the West style Grip or the Easter Style grip (as per pictured).
Excellent and would buy again. Highly recommended.
Neat little package, like the bag to keep it all organized, but the paddles are very fragile. 2 of them lost a side of the grip after a simple drop from less than 2 feet. Assuming the adhesive is low/poor quality, didn't cure, or just wasn't applied correctly. Should come with a bottle of Gorilla Glue. (2 star review)
UPDATE (6/29/18): my review was read by the seller and the company immediately send me 2 replacement paddles and a refund check. This is extremely amazing customer service and I am changing my rating to 4-stars. I can't give it 5 stars since the original paddles had issues. But I recommend this product to anyone, and I would buy this product again knowing now that it's backed with top-notch customer service. I am a happy JP Winlook customer.
The paddles were great....for about 1 day. Then they all started peeling and now, after 4 days of use, the padding has peeled away from the wood on all of the paddles.
11/26 - I am changing my rating from a 1 star to a 5 star, based on the excellent customer service I received. Ping sent me a replacement paddle set immediately after I contacted him and he followed up with an email. He was very concerned that I had experienced a problem with the paddles and asked for a picture and other details. This is a guy who cares about his product and his customers. We have used the new paddles for a few days and have not experienced any peeling problems. So hopefully this was just a random occurrence.
Played with these paddles last night. I am a new comer to Table Tennis, but I was playing, or trying to, with a season veteran. It made me feel good about my purchase of the JP WinLook Paddles, when he commented quite strongly about the quality of the paddles. He also was pointed in his remarks that these paddles would allow much better placement and spin on the balls. So a great purchase.
Our old cheap ping pong paddles were just beat, and once my oldest moved his stuff out of the basement I wanted to play ping pong again with my youngest (14). I searched on Amazon for a decent mid-range set, with a 4-pack being a requirement. I was extremely impressed with the reviews of the WinLook paddles, not only for the quality but also the customer service. So I ordered this set, and have been very happy with both the paddles and the balls. My son and I have had a blast playing and getting better now that we can put some spin on the balls. Even my wife and daughter have played. We did have 1 paddle break at the edge of the rubber upon first use (the last one we used). Sure enough, the customer service from the owner himself, Ping Larse, was outstanding! We sent a picture of the broken paddle and a request for a replacement since we didn't want our money back on the set, and he sent a new one right away with a hand-written note. Wow! With this kind of quality and customer service, you can trust making a purchase online. I continue to look forward to my ping pong sessions with my son. Great fun!
These are perfect for my family. We just got a ping pong table and we needed supplies. I wasn't sure what to buy so I checked out the reviews. These had a few mixed reviews, but they were the best value I could find. I haven't had any problems at all with these and judging by others praise of the customer service, I feel confident that any potential problem would be taken care of. My kids and my husband have been playing ping pong almost everyday since these arrived. I would recommend these to anyone looking for affordable ping pong paddles.
I bought the ping pong set (paddles and balls) for Christmas in Dec 2017. We used to play with ping pong set (paddles and balls) from a national retailer prior to this purchase. We were amazed to find the difference, not just in the paddles, that are double padded, but also the balls that retain their shape and are true to form for a longer period of time than the previous balls we have owned. We have ‘ping pong matches’ at our house with friends, and our friends often comment on the quality of our ping pong paddles. Last week, while playing, we noticed a defect with the product. The paddle face came off the handle. I sent an email to the company to see if they had seen any of these issues before. I received a prompt reply from the owner of the company and he replaced the paddle immediately. What really moved me was he wrote a personal note to me apologizing for my inconvenience. This is a company and an owner who looks out for their customers and want to see them happy. I am a fan and give them 5 stars. We are back to our ‘top spins’ with our professional paddles, wowing our friends about the quality of our ping pong set. I highly recommend this product and thank JP WinLook for bringing to market a quality, well-designed product.
My family has been loving playing table tennis together, and really enjoy the nice set we purchased from JP WInlook. We are beginners, but have played a lot in the last few months, and are very happy with the paddles and balls. Occasionally, we feel a small rough edge on the handles, which are easily lightly sanded. The paddles are holding up nicely to lots of kids coming over as well. I have tried other sets at different locations, and we like ours the best. When I sent a message asking how I could order more ping pong balls to go with our set, the owner of JP Winlook, Ping, quickly responded and sent us some balls free of charge. How nice is that!