“For over 20 years, since the Hazelgrove table left the market, I had been thinking of developing a pool table I could be proud to put my name to. In recent years I became so frustrated with the service and quality of the supplier I was using, I decided it was time to take action. My team chose to have the discussion with Paul Adams from Optima Pool, as we wanted our product to be the best version of my vision. Paul and his team at Optima have been involved in the manufacture of quality pool tables for over 30 years and they only use the finest quality materials. It was also important to us that the Blackball table was fully manufactured in the UK, not a cheap import from across the seas.