About HighPockets

Welcome to HighPockets, a Memphis institution since 1983. Our establishment was founded by James Stricklin, a local pool enthusiast who wanted to create a space for the community to gather, socialize, and enjoy the sport of pool. Over the years, we’ve hosted some of the best house pros in the business, including St. Louie Louie, Tony Fargo, Robb Saez, and Shane McMinn.

Learn more about the History of HighPockets here.


Since our founding, we’ve been dedicated to providing a high-quality pool experience for our patrons. Our location in the greater Memphis area makes us easily accessible to pool enthusiasts from all over the city. We offer a wide variety of pool tables, all of which are well-maintained and regularly updated to ensure the best possible playing experience.

Check out the video below for a virtual walk-through of HighPockets.


Community Over Competition

HighPockets is not just a place to play pool; it’s also a hub for the pool community in Memphis. We take pride in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for players of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. Our leagues and tournaments provide opportunities for players to hone their skills, meet new people, and have fun.

About HighPockets

Table & Equipment Rentals

  • 11 – Valley 7′ Tables
  • 12 – Brunswick Gold Crown 9′ Tables
  • 2 – Diamond Pro 9′ Tables
  • 1 – Brunswick Snooker  10′ Table
  • 2 – Diamond Pro-Am 7′ Tables
  • 10 – HD Televisions
  • 2 – Foosball Tables

In addition to our top-notch pool facilities, we also offer great food and drinks at the Sidepocket Cafe. Our menu features a variety of tasty snacks and entrees, from classic to elevated bar fare. We also have an extensive beer selection, including local brews and popular favorites. Whether you’re coming in to play our tournaments or just to hang out with friends, we have everything you need to have a great time.

Over the years, our pool hall has been owned by a number of dedicated and passionate individuals, including Bob Prader, Bill Rowsey, Kinnard Mays, and most recently, Tracy Whitney. Each owner has brought their own unique perspective and vision to the business, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to providing the best possible pool experience for our customers.

Thank you for considering our HighPockets for your next game. We hope to see you soon!


Monday – Saturday
11am – Midnight+

Noon – Midnight+