Top Pool Tables for Kids 2023

Posted by HLD 31 JULY 2023
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Top Kids Pool Tables for 2023

 Scroll below for:

  • Our top choice of pool tables for kids
  • Top Tips for kids to learn pool
  • Choosing between English or American Pool

  Owning a Pool Table: The Benefits of Having One at Home

Beyond the fun factor, pool tables also offer great benefits for kids. They help improve hand-eye coordination and patience while providing a welcome break from screens. Whether played alone, with friends, or with siblings, the healthy dose of friendly competition adds an extra splash of excitement. So, dive into the fun and let the good times roll with a pool table.

  1. What pool tables are good for kids to learn on?
  2. What pool tables stand the test of time?
  3. What pool tables are suitable for the whole family?

Well, we get asked these questions a lot from parents looking to buy a good quality pool table that won’t cost the earth. One thing you will find at Home Leisure Direct is that we don’t sell any of the toy tables you find on other retailers' websites.


A kids pool table doesn’t have to be of 'kids' quality.

A pool table is something that should last potentially a lifetime. All of the tables below are good quality tables, that will last and are a good size for the whole family. Plus, they are all leveled properly with professional standard cushions and pocket sizes to ensure a true game of pool which is perfect to learn and practice on.


Our Kids Pool Table Choices 2023:

Signature Redford - £679

  • 3-in-1 table including pool, air hockey, and table tennis
  • The unique rotating mechanism allows game change in seconds
  • Full accessories set for all games included


Signature Stewart - £499

  • Folding legs
  • Lightweight MDF frame
  • Drop-pockets and pool ball rack to hold balls when not in use


Signature Dean - £499

  • American Pool
  • Robust MDF frame
  • Automatic and fast ball return system


Signature Burton - £449

  • Pool dining table
  • Table tennis tops
  • Full accessories set included for both pool and table tennis


Signature Newman - £449

  • Pool dining table, designed to blend with your dining furniture
  • Table tennis top
  • All accessories included for pool and table tennis


Buy cheap and you buy twice. Actually in this case with pool tables you're probably talking buying several times! If you buy a tabletop toy or mini pool table you can expect the surface to become uneven and the games to become more frustrating. More often than not the toy tables will be very small and rickety. Trying to play pool on anything smaller than 6ft is simply a novelty and in no way indicative of the game. 

I’ve played on the cheap Argos pool tables over christmas over the years and it’s nearly as much about luck as it is skill. The table is hardly even, the balls are smaller and just roll when they want and the enjoyment is soon gone when you realise it’s a total piece of rubbish.

Top Tips:

My advice would be if the child is very young, say under 8 years old to take a look at these cheaper toy tables to see if pool is an interest before investing in something that will last until they leave home and beyond.

Every pool prodigy has to begin somewhere! Here are some key things to remember when first learning pool techniques.

  1. Nail the grip: Have them place one hand on the table and loosely grip the cue with their dominant hand towards the end. Practice moving the cue back and forth in a straight line, aiming for the middle of the ball.
  2. Master the stance: Arch their back slightly so their head hovers just above the cue. Ensure they can see the cue's trajectory, tracking it in their eye line, while keeping their feet firmly planted on the floor with legs shoulder-width apart.
  3. Visualize the shot: Before taking aim, encourage them to imagine where the ball will go and where the cue ball will end up. This advanced technique, called 'ghost ball aiming,' helps develop their visualization skills.

Keep in mind that becoming a pool ace takes time and practice is key. They can also learn a lot by observing your gameplay, so make sure your own technique is on point – that way, you can provide them with even more helpful pointers along the way!


Fancy improving your game? Check out our ultimate guide to playing pool with 4x world champion Karl Boyes here.


English or American Pool?

You can of course go for either English pool or American depending on budget and space you have available. Personally, I prefer American pool, it is a more forgiving game for beginners and it means your child can develop their confidence on a table with larger pockets. It is a faster game and I would bet that American pool tables are used more often by the whole family in homes over English pool tables.

The beauty of our pool table range is that all of our tables follow professional leveling standards so are perfect to play on, and with some slight adjustments to the height of the table people of all ages can enjoy a proper game of pool. 


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