Best Air Hockey Accessories

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Looking to find the best air hockey accessories for your table? You're in the right place.

Whether you need a replacement air hockey puck, or a cover to protect your table, we are sharing some of the must-have accessories for the air hockey lovers.

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Best air hockey accessories

In case you don't have time to read the entire guide, we've summarized the top accessories in the following tables. Click any of the links to see the accessory page, or keep reading for more details.

Let's begin...

Air Hockey Pucks and Mallets

Air Hockey Pucks

Nothing makes your table play better than a new puck. Air hockey pucks are discs made of plastic and made in 5 sizes:

  • 2-inch: Kids table or tabletop air hockey
  • 2.5-inch: small table or tabletop air hockey
  • 3-inch: hybrid - medium table
  • 3.25-inch: Standard/full-size
  • 3.5-inch: official puck size for tournament

They can also come in circles and other shapes such as triangle, hexagon, octagon, or square.

Pucks are available in many colours but standard USAA-approved and AHPA-approved pucks are yellow, red and green.

Recommended puck

Here is our main mallet recommendation. The Dynamo air hockey pucks set is versatile as it comes in different sizes and colours.

Learn more: You can read this guide about air hockey pucks for more information.

Air Hockey Mallets

Air hockey mallets, also called pushers, strikers or handles or goalies are what you need to hold in your hand to push the puck while playing a game of air hockey.

New air hockey tables usually come with a set of mallets (and pucks) so you can start playing right away. However, some of the mallets may not be of the highest quality. They offer a decent gaming experience, but they can hold you back from enjoying your new table if they are the wrong type, weight, or not as smooth as you wished.

Worst, they can be cheaply made and deteriorate or break, leaving you with no other option than to buy a new set.

To get your game up to level, you really need to invest in a good set of mallets to help you deliver stronger and more accurate punches.

Recommended mallet

Here is our main mallet recommendation. The Dynamo Air Hockey Goalie Mallet Set of 2. If you are an intermediate player using a large table, this puck might be for you. 

Learn more: You can also check out our review of the top three mallets and air hockey pushers you can get for your next game.

Summary table - Recommended pucks and paddles


Why we picked it

Perfect for mini air hockey, this set comes with 2 Red Air Hockey Pushers and 4 2-inch Red Pucks.

One of the most popular air hockey puck set out there, made by Dynamo, a reputable brand of air hockey.

This set is great for the home air hockey table that is not to small nor too big.

In addition to being bright, sturdy and affordable, this set can come in different colours and sizes. Click for details. 

This commercial grade set holds 2 4-inch diameter mallets and 2 3.25-inch diameter dark blue pucks.

This air Hockey Puck is sanctioned by the United States Air Hockey Association (USAA). In other words, if you want to play like in a pro-level tournament, this is the puck you need.

It also works perfectly with any commercial air hockey tables equipped with highest air flow from blower motor.

This official Dynamo replacement set of 2 mallets is a no-brainer option. From fun at home on a 6-ft table to a heavy duty commercial table, you will love this set.

These Air Hockey Pucks carry unique designs you won't find anywhere else!

Air hockey table cover

Why you need one?

You may not notice it right away, but as time go by, your air hockey is going to collect dust and other debris.

Over time, this will cause to clog the air duct inside your air hockey table, potentially creating dead zones, not to mention you will have a layer of dust on your air hockey table.

In other words, if you purchased an air hockey table you actually want to keep the its surface clean to and in good condition, you might want to protect it.

One simple way to protect your air hockey table, is to cover it with a pool or air hockey table cover. So easy.

Recommended table cover

Here is our main mallet recommendation. The Hathaway Universal Air Hockey Table Cover.

This cover is made of simple plastic/polyester with reinforced edge seams and weighted sides and ends to keep the cover in place, and can fit tables from 6 ft to 7 1/2 ft.

Other table cover can be purchased for more than the price of the Hathaway one but we don't think it is worth it to spend more.

Air Hockey table cleaning

How to clean your air hockey table?

Cleaning your air hockey table is not too complicated. At a glance, you need a soft rag and a cleaning solution such as isopropyl alcohol or a window cleaner without ammonia.

For a full explanation, visit 7+ easy tricks to clean and maintain your air hockey table.

Game room decoration

Air Hockey rules poster

If you are looking for something cool to add to your rec room, you should have a look at this cool chalkboard-looking background. 

It comes with matte black wood frame so you don't have to worry about framing after buying. The frame dimensions are 18.3" x 12.2" x 1". Hathaway also offers posters for other sports such as foosball or billiards.

If you are more than one type of game at home, you could consider adding a foosball poster or a billiards poster to your walls. 

Glow in the dark tape

What a great way to improve the look of your rec room, or your air hockey table with these vibrant colors (green, yellow, red, pink, purple and blue).

Black light tape can be used on walls, door frames, clothing, or on floor or playground indoor and outdoor. Just on any smooth, clean and dry surfaces.

It's easy to use, durable, and you don't need of cutting tools. Create your own patterns or shapes and mix and match colours as you like.

We hope this guide was helpful!