There are several factors that go into choosing the right pool cue length. If you are thinking of either buying a ready-made pool table or building one and installing this in your basement or any designated gaming area in your home, it would help to know the exact length of the cue sticks.
Knowing the exact length will help you allot enough space around the table for players to mover around and control their cues without hitting the wall or any other object nearby.
Standard Pool Cue Length
Generally, standard pool cue length can be anywhere from fifty-seven to fifty-nine inches. This is around one hundred and forty-five centimeters up to one hundred and fifty centimeters.
There are however other sizes for cue sticks that are also available so players can choose the length that is appropriate for their size.
Shorter cues are easier handled by shorter players while taller players could play best with longer cue sticks.
Regulation Cue Sticks
While there is no specific length for cue sticks used in tournaments, there are minimum and maximum lengths and tip widths.
Based on regulations, the minimum allowable width for the tip is nine millimeters or about 0.3543 inches and up to a maximum of fourteen millimeters or around 0.5511 inches.
Regulation lengths on the other hand only specify the minimum allowable length which is forty inches or around 102 centimeters.
As for the cue stick’s weight, the maximum allowable weight is twenty-five ounces with no minimum weight requirement.
Pool Cue Sizes and Space Requirements
Basically, the distance between your pool table and the walls around it should be equal to the length of your cue stick.
If you have different cue sizes, use the length of the longest cue stick as your basis for the space between the wall and each side of your pool table.
To give you an idea of how much room you will be needing for each cue stick size, check the following list:
- For a 7-foot pool table, minimum room requirement for is ten feet and nine inches by fourteen feet.
– For an 8-foot pool table, your space should be at least eleven feet by fourteen feet and seven inches
– For an 8 and one-half foot pool table, eleven feet and one inch by fourteen feet and eleven inches
– For a 9-foot pool table, eleven feet and five inches by fifteen feet and seven inches
- For a 7-foot pool table, eleven feet and six inches by fourteen feet and nine inches
– For an 8-foot pool table, twelve feet by fifteen feet and seven inches
– For an 8 and one-half foot pool table, twelve feet and one inch by fifteen feet and eleven inches
– For a 9-foot pool table, twelve feet and five inches by sixteen feet and seven inches
- For a 7-foot pool table, twelve feet and two inches by fifteen feet and five inches
– For an 8-foot pool table, twelve feet and seven inches by sixteen feet and three inches
– For an 8 and one-half foot pool table, twelve feet and three inches by sixteen feet and seven inches
– For a 9-foot pool table, thirteen feet and fourteen inches by seventeen feet and three inches
These are only recommended sizes. It is best to measure your actual pool table and cue sticks to determine how much room you really need.