Footpool, anyone? Hartlepool's biggest pool table opens at the Domes

A Hartlepool venue is hoping customers will be cue-ing up for a go on the town’s biggest pool table.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 6:00 am
Steven Smith has a go at the Footpool at the Domes.

But this is no ordinary table. It is 14ft long and 8ft wide and people can play on it at the Domes.

It is the newest attraction in Seaton Carew and can be found in the golf domes which is run by Steven Smith.

For £20 an hour, players get to stand on the table and play a game known as ‘Footpool’ where they have to kick footballs into a pocket.

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Steven Smith with the newest attraction at the golf dome.

The dome opened with a new look in August, and offered key workers free sessions on a special day as a thank you for their efforts during the pandemic.

There are hand sanitising stations and a track and trace system at the venue on Tees Road which already is home to Steven’s Body Doctors fitness business.

Steven said: “I am passionate about having something for children and families. This is something for everyone and for every age.

Ste Smith and Amy Bruce wait to start a game of Footpool at the Domes.

"We have got golf and we have got a driving range and they are a huge success. I thought ‘what can I get for people.

"Footpool is the same concept as playing pool but you play it with footballs and you can play one-to-one, in teams, or as a competition.”

If footpool proves to be a winner with the public, Steven hopes to eventually have five or six footpool tables and that’s not all he hopes to add to the facilities.

He said: “I’d like to have pool tables, ping pong and things to bring in families.”

Steven Smith has a go at Footpool at the Domes.

Chiefs have stressed exercise must become a part of daily life for people in Hartlepool, with its open spaces and leisure facilities playing a key part.

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