There are a lot of people that are very difficult to buy gifts for, however, pool table owners are not one of them. This list of pool table accessories ensures that you can always find something fun and meaningful to get for a person who owns a pool table.
No list would be complete without the essentials, however, rather than just list the most common billiard accessories you would normally expect to see, we tried to throw in a few curveballs. There are probably a few pool table accessories that you may not have known existed. So without further ado, we’ll start this list with one of the coolest acquisitions to make for improving the level of your game.
If you’re not getting better you’re missing out on the opportunity to create a little more joy in your life. Just because you can beat up on a few of your friends doesn’t mean you can’t keep raising your skill level to new heights. Measle balls are one type of training ball you can use to help you with learning spin.
The Jim Rempe is a popular type of training ball that has both a beginner and an advanced side of the ball. These balls work to improve your control and perfect the different spins you can use. Adding topspin, backspin and sidespin to your arsenal will definitely be a fun and challenging way of improving your game tremendously.
CutShots also sells training balls that help you to see the angles, take more measurements and line up your shots more accurately.
If you own a training ball then it would only make sense that you would get the case to go with it. If you want to tote it along with you to a pool hall to practice your skills you can protect your ball with a Ballsak case.
Not everyone has one but we consider table covers essential to keep your pool table in tiptop condition. A table cover protects the felt, corners and pockets. You get the bonus of a cleaner playing area since there’s less dust build-up. An accident with the cover on versus off could be the saving grace to avoid a complete felt replacement.
Choose from fitted pool table covers.
Draped pool table covers.
And from a variety of colours.
Retractable chalk holder
When you want to make things easier in life, buy things that make life easier! If you’ve played a decent amount of pool you know that the chalk eventually ends up on the floor. Rather than leave it to chance and the inevitability of knocking it off the table, get a retractable chalk holder. These bad boys will be permanently attached to your table so you will always know exactly where to find the chalk. Simple stuff like this makes great additions to your game room.
Have you ever thought of making the game harder by reducing the pocket sizes? Well, it’s actually a thing. You can sharpen your skills by practicing with pocket reducers. The smaller pocket sizes force you to be more accurate with your shots to sink the ball. The result is sniper-like accuracy and more wins under your belt.
Magic Ball Rack
The magic ball rack allows easy racking for a few of your favourite games. Changing it up from time to time makes things more interesting and hones your skills by changing your strategy. Read our post that details the rules on how to play 5 different billiard games.
There’s no denying that sooner or later you’re going to find yourself facing a difficult shot that requires a bridge. Why opt for a regular bridge when you can have one that retracts? Most bridges extend up to 57” and can shrink down to 13” for super convenient mobility and storage. The price for a retractable bridge can range between $30-$80.
Pool table lights
It’s not an absolute essential but the difference these lights make in how well the table is lit up is incredible. Pool table lights even out the light on the playing area so there are no shadows. They also look incredibly good aesthetically and add a professional look to your setup.
Ever wish you were a little bit taller? Do things sometimes seem a little out of reach? Well, you don’t have to feel like that anymore when you’re playing pool with a cue extension. You can add 6 to 12 inches of reach by attaching the extension to the shaft of your pool cue. Some cues require specific extensions but most of these are pretty universal.
Pool cue cases
You don’t need to be a pro to have a pool cue case. Storing your cues in a case is an excellent way of protecting them from accidents and falls. The protective casing maintains the shape of the shaft and extends its life as well since there is less warping. If you plan on bringing your pool cue to the pool hall there’s no better way for your cue to travel than being in a protective pool cue case.
Nothing says shark better than wearing a billiard glove! Even if your game isn’t up to league level, you can intimidate your opponents by looking professional. These gloves come in handy for those with sweaty hands or are a solution to a cue that doesn’t slide properly. When your hands sweat the cue tends to stick more on your bridge hand. A glove is your solution to ensure your strokes are smooth and consistent with every single shot.
Billiard storage bench
Having efficient and strategic storage space can declutter a room nicely. If you’re already strapped for space a storage bench provides the space you need to make your equipment disappear as neatly and conveniently as possible.
You can fit almost everything you need in one of these legacy storage benches.
Pool cue rack
This is considered an essential part of your billiard room to keep all your cues, your balls and accessories in the same place. Everyone likes a nice rack. Upgrade yours to a new level of beauty and efficiency.
Accessorize your pool playing experience
Pool table accessories can be a fun way to enhance the experience your game room provides. Whether it’s functional, essential or just enhances the look of your room, adding a few extras is a fun way to make the most of your pool playing experience.
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