- 1 Foosball – FAQs
- 1.1 Foosball, Is It a sport?
- 1.2 How Many Players On A Foosball Table
- 1.3 What size is a Foosball?
- 1.4 Where Was Foosball Invented?In which country was Foosball Invented?
- 1.5 Who Serves In FoosBall
- 1.6 Is Spinning Allowed In Foosball?
- 1.7 How Much Space Do I Need To Play Foosball?
- 1.8 Is My Room big enough for a foosball table?
- 1.9 How Big Is A Full Size Foosball Table
- 1.10 What about including the players?
- 1.11 Final Thoughts
- 1.12 How Heavy Is A Foosball Table
- 1.13 Foosball / Table Football / Table Soccer, What Should I Call It?
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Foosball – FAQs
Foosball, Is It a sport?Sports – Soccer and Baseball are unarguably Sports! Chess? not many people are going to class this as a Sport, Poker either! Websters Defines Sport As 1a : a source of diversion : RECREATION c (1) : physical activity engaged in for pleasure (2) : a particular activity (such as an athletic game) so engaged in The Oxford Dictionary Defines Sport as An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. But some games like Foosball fall in the middle of these. At professional and advanced levels of play there is no denying that Foosball requires quick reflexes with hand-eye coordination. It is Physically and Mentally Demanding. The contention seems to be with the amount of physical activity, you can play Foosball without exerting yourself much at all, or a lot! It probably depends on the level of play involved There has even been talk of making Foosball an Olympic SPORT, which would make the aurguemnt a lot more biased towards it being a sport. So going by the definitions of Sport I think you could argue the case in either direction, but personally I would like to think of it as a Sport
How Many Players On A Foosball TableIn the US and Europe the rules of Foosball are generally very similar, however there is 1 huge difference, In the US there tends to be a three goalie system, where as in Europe they tend to favor the single goalie system. This means that a standard table in the US has an extra 2 men on each goal line, giving a total of 26 men in the US compared with 22 in Europe. The European tables often have a slight slope at each corner as the goalie is unable to get right to the edges of the table , this stops the ball becoming trapped in a “deadzone” So in the US the player formation is 3-2-5-3 (goal-defense-midfield-attack) In Europe the formation is 1-2-5-3
Smaller TablesThere are many tables available that are not full size, these very often have less men, instead of the 4-bar layout you find on the standard tables , these can have 3 or 2 bar layouts, which would obviously reduce then number of men on the pitch
Larger TablesOccasionally you can come across novelty tables for many people, these are incredible fun! Warrior for example produce an eight man foosball table
What size is a Foosball?
What size is a standard regulation sized Foosball?
The Foosball should be a 36mm to be a regulation-size ballCan you serve to yourself in Foosball? Serving to yourself is a legal move in foosball! The rules of Foosball do not say anything against about serving to yourself, many people do it as it is the first chance you have to give yourself the advantage. There are also some people who think this move is “cheating” however if you do not learn to do it you will be at a disadvantage of placing someone who can do it. So it is a skill you should learn
Where Was Foosball Invented?In which country was Foosball Invented?Foosball is generally credited with being created in England, in 1921, although there have been several other countries that have claimed to have created the game, most notably France and Germany
Who Serves In FoosBallWhen a foosball match starts, a coin is flipped, and the winner of the flip serves. The serve is sometimes known as the “drop.” From that point on the person who loses serves. When a goal is scored, the person who had a point score against them serves. When a game is won, the loser of that game is the first to serve in the next game
Is Spinning Allowed In Foosball?Spinning is not allowed in Foosball, and even if you agree to allow it, it is only useful against beginners, and will stop you game improving. Read more below
Don’t Spin!We all know what spinning is, its where you run your hand up the handle on a foosball table, and your men quickly rotate more than 360 degrees. This is an illegal move in Foosball
It a bad move as wellMany beginners assume that spinning is not allowed as it is a powerful move, it is not. As you get better at foosball you will find that you can hit the ball harder and harder, eventually to will be able to hit it harder than any “spinner”. You will also have a lot more accuracy when you do not spin, spinners never really know what direction the ball is going to go in Also if you spin you are never going to build up your skills, so you will always be a spinner, others are going to be improving their real skills, this means that while you may win to begin with, eventually you are going to be overshadowed, and stop winning
How Much Space Do I Need To Play Foosball?It depends on the size of the person and table, but for a full grown man of a full-sized table, you need about 7 x 8 foot (215 x 245cm). For children and smaller table, this will be reduced. Read more below
Is My Room big enough for a foosball table?If you have a full-sized foosball table in a room, you will need the space shown in the diagram below. If you do not have enough space and decide on a smaller table, you are only saving the space of the table. The player remains the same size. You can only save a few inches! Children are smaller and require less space, but they grow quickly, so try not to make it too cramped for them, otherwise in 6 months they will not fit!
How Big Is A Full Size Foosball Table
Thinking of getting a full-sized foosball table and unsure of how big it will be?
A true full-sized regulatiotable has a width of 30 inches (76cm), a length of 56 inches (142cm), and a height of 36 inches (91cm). However, you need to consider the space needed for the players. Read more below
What about including the players?So we know that the table is 56 x 30 inches, however, the playing rods are going to stick out of the sides and then, of course, there are the players. The total area you will need is going to be about 7 foot by 8 foot, this will give you room on the side of the tables to get the returned ball and get past the table. It also allows about 3 feet of playing space for each of the players.
Final ThoughtsRemember, do not have enough space and get a smaller table, you will still need the same amount of space for the players! They will not get smaller.
How Heavy Is A Foosball Table
People often want to know before buying a Foosball table, How heavy is a Foosball Table
This depends on the size and make of the table. A Good full-size table will weight between 225 lbs and 375 lbs (100kg to 170kg). Read below for more details
Weights of various style foosball tablesYou cannot give an exact figure for a Foosballs tables weight as it depends on a lot of factors:
- Table Size
- Construction Material
- How Durable (hollow legs etc)