Pool Table Layout


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The pool table layout on pocket billiards tables is pretty standard. Tables come in different sizes, usually 7, 8, or 9 feet long, but all are setup similarly.

The table is basically divided into a head and foot area, with the breaking being done from the head area, and the rack situated as shown in the foot area.

The section between the head rail and head string is called the kitchen. Anywhere in this section is where the cue ball is placed when first breaking or after a scratch.

The following diagram shows the different components of the pool table playing surface. The dotted lines of the head string, foot string, and rack are not actually marked on the table, but the head and foot spots usually are.

pool table layout






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