Pool Table Room Size Recommendation

I have received numerous questions regarding the minimum room size needed for a pool table. Most people who purchase pool tables take into consideration the size of the room where they are planning to place the pool table in. Although I would recommend serious players to buy a 9 foot table, most homes does not have enough space inside to be able to play comfortably with a 9 foot table.

Most of the room size charts tend to underestimate the amount of room you need to play comfortably and effectively. Below is my personal recommendation:


  1. You must allow for the length of the cue stick AND an extra 6 inches (at least) for a comfortable stroke.

  2. Add this number to the width and length of your tables' playing area.

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Below is the chart containing my recommendation for room size based on the size of your pool table.

Room Size Recommendation Chart

Table Size Chart

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