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How To Choose the Size of Your Pool Table?

How To Choose the Size of Your Pool Table?


The diagram below displays the room size needed for the most popular size pool tables and the 3 most common size pool cues. Most of the time players will be shooting with a 58" cue, or letter C in the graphic below.

What size pool table should I get? Room size fitting chart, size & dimensions. Game Rooms Direct


Seven foot pool table: 3.5’ x 7’ (approximately)

A - 11' x 14'
B - 12' x 15'
C - 13' x 16'

Eight foot pool table: 4’ x 8’ (approximately)

A - 12' x 15'
B - 13' x 16'
C - 14' x 17'

Nine foot pool table: 4.5’ x 9’ (approximately)

A - 12' x 16'
B - 13' x 17'
C - 14' x 18'


Deciding what size pool table is right for you

When deciding on the size pool table for your room, there are several important aspects to consider.  

  1. Do you have enough room around all sides of the table for players to shoot using a standard 58" cue?
  2. If you have some barriers to point #1, for some shots will you be willing to use a cue shorter than a standard length of 57"-58"?
  3. Do you have any furniture in the way that you may be able to play over?


An 8-foot pool table is the most common size table found in homes in the U.S., while in most bars you will find 7' tables. If you have the space, we recommend an 8' table. That size will generally provide a more challenging playing experience. However, a 7-foot pool table can provide just as much enjoyment if your space only allows for it.

A 9' table should really only be considered if you are a highly skilled pool player. While it provides the most challenging play, it can often frustrate inexperienced players.

We hope this helps. If you need any further assistance in deciding what size pool table is right for your home, don't hesitate to contact Game Rooms Direct.


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