Viavito PT200 6ft Pool Table View

Viavito PT200 6ft Pool Table

The Viavito PT200 is a classic 6ft pool table that will bring hours of fun and serious play to every home. The table has an elegant and refined look and has been made to withstand high levels of use. Whether you want to play with family and friends, practise your game or play more seriously, this stable and robust table will be a great choice. It features an automatic ball return system that is lined with EVA to reduce noise and the table plays excellently with consistently good ball rebound. The feet can be adjusted to keep the playing surface level and it is supplied with number of accessories including a plastic brush, a triangle, chalk, 2 cues and a set of balls.

Viavito PT100X 5ft Folding Pool Table View

Viavito PT100X 5ft Folding Pool Table

The Viavito PT100X is a stylish 5ft folding pool table that is solid and stable and plays excellently, and can then be folded away and stored more easily. This makes the PT100X an excellent choice when space is limited but you don’t want to compromise on the quality of the table, your play and your enjoyment. What’s more, the pool table’s beautiful and classic styling ensures that it will more than look the part in all homes and games rooms. It has been made to last and will endure serious play whilst also being suitable for fun with friends and family. The surface plays very well and ball rebound is excellent on this 5ft (152cm) long table. When not in use you can simply fold it upright for space-efficient storage. The PT100X comes with all the accessories you need to get started and play including cues, balls, chalk, a triangle and a brush.

Viavito PT500 7ft Pool Table View

Viavito PT500 7ft Pool Table

A great addition to your games room, the Viavito PT500 is a rock-solid 7ft pool table that serves as an elegant feature piece. Made from heavy-duty materials, the table is very well suited for exciting matches and serious play with family and friends. With a 188cm (74”) x 97cm (38.2”) playing surface, an 18mm (0.7") MDF playing bed and a 0.8mm (0.03”) cloth, the table provides increased speed and responsiveness for super-smooth play. To ensure a level playing surface even on uneven ground, there are leg levellers with an adjustment range of 20mm (0.8"). Offering optimum playability, this beautifully designed table enables you to improve speed, accuracy and precision and enhance performance while having fun. It includes a number of accessories such as a set of billiard balls, a brush, a triangle, 2 chalks and 2 pool cues to let you get the game started right away.


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The presence of a pool table in the local pub is far from a modern phenomenon.  Indeed in 1675 when the first book of billiards was published it commented "few Tones of note therein which hath not a publick Billiard-Table." Even prior to that, pocket billiards as it is also known is mentioned in Shakespeare’s ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’.

Pool evolved in Europe from a lawn game similar to croquet some time during the 15th century.  Tables with pockets were constructed to bring play indoors and the ball was shoved with a mace as opposed to being struck by a cue.

In the initial stages the edge of the table was a simple border which didn’t really factor in the game, a rail was added later to prevent the ball from falling off the edge and eventually it became part of play when rebound shots began to be made in the latter part of the 17th century.  

Cue development soon followed because if the ball was near the rail it was awkward to use the mace owing to its large head. So players improvised by turning the mace around and using its “queue” (meaning tail) to strike the ball- hence the name “cue”.

Today there are countless versions of the game although the most popular game is undoubtedly 8- ball where seven balls of different colours are pocketed by each player in a race to get the eighth black ball in a pocket.

Tables come in a variety of sizes, the smaller ones at 4’ 6” long are appearing in a growing number of homes while at the larger end the 9’ tables are found in sports pubs, snooker halls and recreation facilities.

If you’re in the market for a table of your own size is obviously the primary factor and your space needs to be adequate to house both the table and the cue all the way around it as shots are taken. A number of great quality tables do fold away and can be stored while others double up as tennis table tables and have wooden covers so they can be used for dining too.

Materials are also important.  The smaller, portable tables will generally be made of light wood but if your table is a permanent feature there are some amazing materials and designs on the market ranging from carved oak with leather pockets to solid slate tables with an individual choice of cloths and colours.

Whichever you chose check that your table legs can be levelled, most are adjustable so you can create a flat playing surface and make that first break on a table of your own.


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