If you’re stumped for gift ideas this Christmas, focusing on the hobbies of your loved ones is usually a safe way to go about it. And if you’re buying for someone who, as far as you know, has no hobbies to speak of? Well, snooker is a good place to start – who wouldn’t want a full-size snooker table of their own? It’s one of those games that almost everyone has played and almost everyone enjoys to some extent. And if you’ve got zero experience with the game, who knows; you might have fun trying it with them!
If you want to go this route, there are full size snooker tables at Hamilton Billiards that even convert from dining tables into snooker or pool tables, which can save you a ton of room when considering where to place such a large centrepiece.
Or, if you’re buying for a more avid snooker enthusiast, World Snooker recommends a variety of quality accessories that Hamilton Billiards also have for sale. From a range of stylish cues, functional cases and professional-grade balls, there’s nothing you can’t find that special someone on their site.
For more high-end gifts like the tables themselves, you can find everything from tournament-worthy playing surfaces (as seen on BBC Sport) to more mainstream, value models. After all, it’s the thought that counts. There are convertible and non-convertible models for snooker, pool and billiards, and antique variations are also available.
There are several sizes to choose from when you’re picking a table, so it’s a good idea to investigate how much space you have to spare before picking a table out for your loved one. You have a lot of choice when customising the finer details too, from the type of wood used to the colour of the cloth surface, so having the specifications in mind based on their tastes is the perfect way to personalise your grand present.
Of course, if you’re unfamiliar with the equipment needed to play the game proficiently and you don’t want to spoil the surprise by asking, give Wikipedia a browse; it’s the easiest way to gain insight into the game on the sly!