A championship-style professional snooker table measures 11 feet 8.5 inches by 5 feet 10 inches. When spoken of, the length is rounded up and it is called a "12-foot" table.

A 12-foot table is the largest snooker table manufactured and costs anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. Other common budget or economy sizes include 4-, 6-, 8- or 9-foot tables. For many players, the satisfaction they derive from playing lies in having a table large enough to accommodate challenging shots. Once players reach a certain level, they often prefer to play on a championship table that can accommodate the standard professional cue size of 57 inches.