No Snooker or Billiards table, big or small, should be without a rest of some sort and larger tables need several. Even Pool tables should really have a short rest and/or Spider. Rests, Spiders, Swan rests and Butt rests enable players to reach the cue ball when it is out of reach for a normal shot. Although adults might get away without a rest on 6 foot tables for children, many shots are impossible even on a 4 or 5 foot table without a rest. So for youngsters a rest is an essential accessory.