Snooker tables: how much space do I need for a full-size table?

By Snooker Jim •  Updated: 12/03/21 •  2 min read

A full-size snooker table is a large piece of equipment which can be difficult to fit into a standard room. Use this guide to give you an idea of the space requirements needed for a full-size snooker table.

What is a full-size snooker table?

Snooker tables can come in a number of different sizes, however, all major snooker tournaments that you may see on television use a full-size snooker table and are 12 feet in length and 6 feet in width.

What space do you need for a 12ft table?

According to Snooker Central, to play the game comfortably, you need to take into account not just the size of the table but also the size of the cue.

This is to ensure that your cue is not obstructed by furniture or walls.

The average snooker cue is 4.5ft in length, therefore, to calculate the minimum amount of space required, you need to add 4.5ft to each side of the table to count for the drawback of the cue, essentially doubling the length of the cue.

This gives us a minimum space to play comfortably of at least 22 feet in length and 16 feet in width.

Prefer a smaller table?

Check out our top three picks for kids snooker tables (6ft x 3ft).

Snooker Jim

Gone from a 6ft table in my dad's garage as a kid to a 9ft table at the office, with the full-size snooker club visits in between. Hoping one day to get the playing technique right.