How To Set Up A Foosball Table

How To Set Up A Foosball Table?

Before you can invite your friends over you’ll need to make sure your foosball table is set up and playable. It’s not an easy task as you may find out from trying to assemble that weighty table.

Fortunately, there are some tips you can follow to make it much easier. There are two things you should keep in mind before attempting to assemble a foosball table according to this review.

Get Help

This cannot be stated enough. A foosball table weighs a lot and there are many parts that need to be inserted. It is very difficult to both hold the table in place and insert moving parts. Having another helping hand or two will greatly reduce the frustration involved with assembling the table.

Read The Instruction Manual

Depending on the table you bought there might be special instructions pertaining to that particular table. Alongside this, check through the parts list and make sure you aren’t missing anything.

Now, to set up the table follow the below steps:

  1. Set up the table legs and hold them steady.
  2. Place the table base and make sure it is level and steady. Do not damage the base as it can cause it to become uneven and affect how the ball travels.
  3. Attach the sides of the table. You will usually need to screw it in so keep an appropriately sized screwdriver in hand.
  4. Slowly insert the rods. Check to see if they move or slide. There is a special foosball rod lubricant to ensure the rods move smoothly. Apply if needed.
  5. Attach the players to the rod while being mindful of the direction they’re facing. They should be facing towards the opposite goal post. Use a diagram of the playing field to help you correctly place the player pieces onto the rod.
  6. Your package should come with straighteners to ensure your table does not wobble. Attach them to the legs to provide solid support.
  7. Once the rods and players are in place you can then proceed to add the handles and stoppers to the rods. Twist the handles in and make sure they don’t come off easily. Move the rod around to see if it’s properly assembled or not.
  8. Depending on the package or foosball table you bought you might end up with some accessories such as goalposts and/or scoreboards. Follow the diagrams in the instruction manuals to see how to attach them.


Setting up a foosball table isn’t the easiest thing in the world but it is manageable if you have a few helping hands around.

One thing you should keep in mind that the place where your foosball table will be used should also be the place you assemble it. Moving a foosball table is a very difficult task and not recommended. Have fun playing foosball.