Table football is a popular and accessible pastime suitable for all ages. Whether you want to play socially, with friends over some drinks, or you want to become a serious competitor in the sport, it is the dream of many to own your own table football table. Football tables traditionally featured in pubs and youth centres, but more and more people are seeing the benefits of owning a table at home.
The advantages of buying a table top football table
By owning your own table you will be able to challenge friends and family to matches, enjoying quality social time with a friendly competition. And the more you play the better your skills are going to get. So as well as never being bored at home again, you will probably never lose a table football competition – or bet – again!
The reasons why you should buy a football table are obvious. But once you have made that decision, you will need to decide on a number of factors.
Choosing the right size of Table Football
Unlike snooker and pool tables, which have set measurements, table football games have a range of sizes. This means that there is sure to be one to suit your home space, whether you intend to keep in the living room, garage or bedroom. If you are buying a table for a place used by the public, you may well have much more space. Table football tables are generally around 150cm (length) by 80cm (width), although this changes dramatically depending on the style. Micro tables are designed for areas with limited space, and an artist once created a football table to fit 22 players at once!
The main thing to consider with the size of your table football table is not to buy too big – you will need plenty of space around it for players to move freely. It makes sense to measure your area to know your size limits.
Types of Table Football
It is most common for football tables to have 4 football tables on each side. It is likely you’ll want more than two on each side for an added challenge and the possibility of playing 2 a side.
Do you want a covered table? This is ideal if you want the added security (the ball is less likely to get lost) and safety if you think young children will be playing. For outdoor use choose a weatherproof table.These are also going to be more robust so less likely to get damaged in rough pay or through drinks spillages.
Table-top table football sets have the bonus of being easily stored away, but they require a big enough table to be placed on. If you are not buying a table-top football table think about height if young children will be playing.
Consider the brand too. Bonzini, Longoni and Garlando are leading retailers in table football tables and accessories. Your choice of brand is likely to be influenced by your budget and requirements. Find a table which you find aesthetically pleasing and will match its room. They are available in a huge range of finishes so it is important to browse the different styles.
Buying a coin operated table is advisable if it is not solely for the use of friends and family. They allow you to generate a small income (perhaps to pay off the costs of the table football), and also prevent the same people spending too long on a table if others want to take a turn.
Football tables and accessories
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