So, you want to play pool? Wait, you don’t want just to play pool, you want to play like a pro?
But, there is one condition. You have to follow our tips and tricks.
Read on if you want to be playing like a professional in no time.
Top Pool Tips
- Pool is all about your stance and your balance. If you are not balanced, with a strong and natural stance, then there is a good chance that your game is not going to be strong and balanced too. Take your position and have a friend push you gently. You should be able to withstand the push.
- Look for the angles in your shots. Leave yourself straight on the black if you want but always leave an angle on the other balls. This way, you still have options when you are calculating the position you need for your next shot.
- Play above your level, and play often. If you play against players who are worse than you, then you are not going to learn anything. Playing against better players will help you to be at the top of your game, and often teach you things which you would never have thought of.
- Control what you can and forget the rest. While you can indirectly control all of the balls, you can only directly control the cue ball. If your game is not going well, focus on the cue ball and the cue ball alone. Get back to basics pool rules.
- Structure your practices so that you are not only hitting random balls. Look for in-game situations, or play a game against yourself. You will improve your game when you structure your drills to do so.
- Think about your grip. The cue is made from solid material, so you can grip it firmly, but it should not be strangled by your grip. Think about a firm handshake and replicate that with the cue.
- Your toughest opponent is yourself. You cannot influence your opponent, but you can influence yourself. One great tip is to visualize each shot before you take it. Picture the ball going into the pocket in your mind. You will be surprised how much visualization can improve your game.
- Don’t forget to chalk your cue and, when you do, move the chalk, not the cue, for the best application.
- Don’t over-practice your stroke. As you are lining up the shot, around four practice strokes are enough. Any more than that and you can throw your self off of your rhythm.
- Watch your stroke. When you play a stroke, it should be firm and smooth. Don’t forget the follow through when you hit the ball.
- Try to have fun. Think about it; the more tense and stressed you are, the worse you are going to play. Feel free to have a beer or two as you play to loosen you up, and remember that a missed shot is not the end of the world.
Above all, have fun!