Because I am rubbish I was never all that good at sports in school. Rugby was muddy and football required too much leg/eye co-ordination; cricket was dull and anything involving throwing a ball into a hoop was, to say the least, several evolutions beyond me. Thankfully there exist, when communal showering and regulation kit is left behind, games that require little physical investment and can be picked up and neglected at will. Take, for instance, pool. While there are of course people who play it professionally, for the majority of us it's a 50-pence-a-time game at the local pub. It'd be nice to have the facility at home, but few can justify or spare the space necessary for a dedicated table.