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How to Choose the Correct Size Pool Table

Room Size Chart For 7', 8' and 9' Pool Tables

Use this diagram to determine the room size needed for each size pool table and the 3 most common size pool cues. Keep in mind a standard length cue most players will be used to using is 58", or letter C in the diagram below.

Room Size Fitting Chart, Size & Dimensions

Seven foot table: 3.5’ x 7’ (approximately)
A - 11' x 14'
B - 12' x 15'
C - 13' x 16'

Eight foot table: 4’ x 8’ (approximately)
A - 12' x 15'
B - 12' x 16'
C - 13' x 17'

Nine foot table: 4.5’ x 9’ (approximately)
A - 12' x 16'
B - 13' x 17'

When choosing a size for your new pool table, there are several important aspects to consider.  

  1. Is there enough room around all sides of the table for players to shoot?
  2. Will you be willing to use a cue shorter than a standard 57"-58"?
  3. Is there furniture in the way that your reach will be able to play over?

Usually, 8' tables are considered "professional" size, while 7' tables are considered "bar" size. If you have the space, we recommend the larger size, it generally provides a more challenging playing experience. However, a 7' 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 be frustrating for players that are not experienced enough to not get frustrated.

We hope this helps, if you need any further assistance don't hesitate to contact a consultant at GRD.