- Best Foosball Tables You Can Buy In Australia 2021-2022
Best Foosball Tables You Can Buy In Australia 2021-2022
G’Day mate. Did you know? Although primarily popular in the United States and Europe, Foosball tables also are popular in Australia. Foosball, or table football, is gaining popularity in this corner of the earth, with the Aussies calling it “Footy” or “Table Footy”.
Where Did Table Soccer Come From?
The origins of the word come from Germany with the original spelling being Fußball (literal translation is foot + ball).
The origins of the invention are a great topic of debate, where many different versions were developed around the same time. Some say that it was made in the early 1900s in the United States, and others will point to it being invented in the Citroen factory also in the early part of the 20th century. Regardless of what origin story we pick, we can all agree that Foosball is growing in popularity as it is found anywhere from university dorm rooms to offices and coworking spaces, to bars and pubs, to even in the home, as a staple of entertainment. It is in a similar category as a billiards table… An easy game to learn, but a hard game to master.
The ITSF is already in Australia and actively promotes the sport to bring it to a competitive platform. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular football tables to buy, ranging from high end and professional to smaller, child-appropriate versions.
Top Rated Foosball Tables In Australia
In this article, I’m gonna review five of the best tables that will cover all the ranges, covering construction, quality, durability and mobility. I also made sure that these are also available Australia wide, for those who are interested in purchasing one.
|T&R Sports JD LOGO 5FT Foosball Soccer Table Black with Solid Steel Rods
|(4.3 / 5)
|KICK Ambassador 55" Foosball Table
|(4.2 / 5)
|T&R Sports 4FT Foosball Table in Black/Walnut
|(3.9 / 5)
|vidaXL Football Table
|(3.7 / 5)
|Everfit Foldable Soccer Table
|(3.9 / 5)
|Sunnydaze 48" Foosball Table
|(4.6 / 5)
|Everfit 4FT Foosball Table
|(3.9 / 5)
|Mightymast Leisure Gemini 4FT Football Table
|(4.1 / 5)
|New Triumph Sweeper 48" Foosball Table
|(4.1 / 5)
T&R Sports JD LOGO 5 FT Foosball Soccer Table
JD and foosball table?! You jokin’?!
Yeah nah mate.
When you look for the highest quality, don’t need to look any further. I can see the great design and construction and at 5 feet, it boasts the best height for competitive adult play. It is also the tallest one we will be reviewing today. The construction uses solid steel rods with upgraded metal bearings, which allows for more durability. The handles are extra strong rubber handles for maximum grip and comfort.
To add to the durability, it boasts a thick MDF wood board to support the entire frame and metal levelling that won’t break easily. This table also provides style, with a nice wood grain finish a seamless playing field and a screen-printed playing field.
There’s the added convenience of placing the ball collection along with the players instead of at the ends of the table. It also sports two drink holders, adding that extra level of convenience for such a professional and well-constructed table. I would recommend this specifically for those that are looking to play on a professional level or have it used in a commercial setting. The focus here is solely on high quality and attention to detail.
The KICK brand has a great series called the Ambassador. It focuses on the style with some useful features for better performance. I like this particular model because it has a beautiful wooden look and feel. It comes with two sets of teams (either solid red/blue OR uniformed teams) which are also counterbalanced for exceptional performance. They also provide with their models 3 sets of two balls each; Kick Imperial, Soccer Style and Tournament Foosball, enabling any style of play.
The table itself has the rare flexibility to enable us to switch out the 1-man goalie for a three-man goalie configuration – if the modification is desired. It stands at a solid 55 inches, with 5-inch leg levers to adjust and balance the table. It also has the ball collection on the longer side for added convenience. The rods are semi-solid steel with a beautiful chromium finish. To add to the wooden look and feel, the handles are no-slip wooden handles, that can handle the sweatiest of hands without compromising the grip.
T&R Sports 4FT Foosball Table in Black/Walnut
I believe that T&R Sports’ models really cover the overall market really well. With this 4FT series, they go for a more modern look and feel. Standing at exactly 80cm tall, this is a great football table to play with your mates! It has specially designed wood-grain PVC appearance that make the table stand out and makes it easily recognisable and unique. Similar to the JD Logo series, it comes also with the 1-man goalie configuration.
Even though I do prefer the ball collection to be on the long side of the table, due to its compactness, and unique design, the ball collection is on the more traditional short side. I selected this model due to its compact look and it being lighter than some of the ones discussed today. Remember it only looks compact, but it is still a large solid item. The design is where the focus is at with a beautiful light wood finishing. One thing I don’t particularly like is the handles. It could be ergonomic wooden handles, but they’re just made of common plastic. But other than that, chrome plated semi-steel rods and two cup holders are good highlights.
I believe that this is a solid contender in the foosball equipment arena. I have currently seen models that come in either black or dark brown and the design is that of a minimalist approach. This table I would recommend for those that are looking to add something to an already established location in their homes, such as a den or playroom, and that would not be fully focused on the style versus the function. It also boasts the common blend of MDF wood and semi-stainless steel.
It is reinforced with two additional metal rods to provide additional stability and at over 130 pounds, it has a solid foundation for stability and minimal movement, which is a must on these soccer tables. I easily recommend this for those that want something in the middle. This is something at a good price point with a fantastic design and construction. It really would look good anywhere in the home.
The last one on my list today is the table by Everfit. A company known for providing many types of entertainment tables, they understand the need for portability and space. It is also the lightest at just under 49 pounds. It has a unique L-shaped build for one of its legs that provide extra stability for this lightweight table. It is also foldable, allowing for easy storage, and only taking precious space when it is in use. This product is more focused on family and child-friendly fun versus those that are looking to be on a professional level.
It also comes in comparatively cheaper than other models I discussed today, being a great overall entry-level gaming apparatus. The design appears boxy and might not be as sleek and refined in design, but the functionality of it is top. I put this as the last one – to show the other end of the range, where portability and price are a bigger factor than construction and durability. This means that lighter, less durable materials might be used to make sure it is easy to move. That doesn’t mean it eliminates all features, as can be seen by the great anti-slip handles that come with this model.
These are the best quality tables in Australian market. There is a wide variety of choices for those that want to get into this sport in Australia. Check out Foosball Revolution’s exclusive deals here.
The best part is, as it continues to expand and more leagues are formed, it will be easier for anyone even remotely interested to be able to give it a shot, and decide for themselves if and how they want to proceed. Do you want to just play a pickup game at a local pub? Do you want to train and become a worldwide champion? Or do you just want to spruce up you home game room with a comparable and stylish gaming table?
If you are having trouble deciding which one to buy, here’s our ultimate foosball table buying guide that would be handy for you.
Finally, be prepared to see table footy getting more popular in down under!