The Benefits of Having a Family Pool Table

We are always on the lookout for new ways to enhance our quality of life and the time we spend together as a family, especially when plenty of attractions and entertainment are closed at the moment.

When you are thinking about the activities that could benefit your family, you would be forgiven if a pool table is not the first idea that springs to mind. However, if you are curious about what the benefits of owning one in a family home are, read this piece to find out more!

Quality Shared Time
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of them all, a pool table can truly encourage shared time together in the home, no matter who is over. It can be a simple game when played for fun, so anyone can have a go, and it can also be a brilliant icebreaker for those who we might not know so well. In an age where we look to our phones and other screen devices to relax and unwind, having a pool table in the home can also facilitate bonding between parents and children. It’s a fun and relaxing activity that you can do together while also engaging in conversation, and it provides a situation in which to practise teamwork.

Helps Improve Health
Playing billiards (a pool-based game) is excellent at helping you learn and strengthen certain skills that are paramount to your health. This style of game engages the brain, therefore helping you improve your focus, nurture your critical-thinking skills and improve your hand-eye co-ordination. There are also some physical benefits, such as improving your balancing skills.

Did you know, pool can also improve your academic performance by supporting cognitive function? Definitely not just a game for the pub after all!

Increases Property Value 
For those who are thinking of investing in their home in order to sell later down the line, a games room can certainly give you that edge you are looking for. If you have the space, why not consider converting a loft or garage to create the ultimate chill-out zone in which to host guests, and give the children somewhere to hang out? Make sure to kit it out with some state-of-the-art, high-quality gaming pieces, which you can find at Home Leisure Direct, to truly show what the room’s potential can be.

Provides Versatility
You might wonder how on earth a pool table could be versatile, but there are now plenty of clever options on the market that mean you can have your own pool dining room table! This is definitely a great space-saving option for those who do not have the room for both a pool table and a dining room table, allowing you to combine both in one great furniture piece.

There is also the option of getting a pool tabletop, which can convert a pool table into a regular table for you to use, or even a table tennis top! Perfect for a variety of table sports, without having to buy both separate tables or having to choose one over the other.


  1. Wish we had room for one

  2. My boys would love one if we had the space

  3. Would be great fun!

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  6. I remember as a kid having a mini snooker/pool table which had all the benefits as you describe above!