There are a number of forms of pool (or pocket billiards), but the most popular in New Zealand is eight-ball pool. It is played with a white cue ball and 15 numbered balls: seven are solid-coloured, seven have a stripe of colour, and there is also a black 8 ball. Pool tables became common in clubs and pubs in the 1960s and 1970s. Since then pool has been the most popular cue sport in New Zealand. It is mainly played for fun by amateurs, but there are a number of competitions.
There are 6 pool tables located on the ground floor at the Petone Club that are open to all members and guests. Lights for the pool tables are 50cents for 15minutes and pool cues are freely available. Situated in the heart of the building beside the main bar, the pool tables are a great place to play a frame and catch up with other members and guests.