I hear this often from many people who contact me:
“I’m stuck at the same level for a long time and I’m frustrated about it, whatever I try to move forward, it doesn’t work”.
Does this thought sound familiar?
Here’s the first secret:
There’s something you have to do if you want to move forward, if you want to get better.
And that is practice a lot, practice, practice, practice and practice.
But what kind of exercises should you practice?
I wrote a Billiards book that teaches you exactly how to learn to play billiards and at the same time to raise your level of play to be able to play tournaments.
This book is called “Master Your Pool Game in Less than 3 Weeks“.
🎱 You will learn how to master your pool game, from the basics, how to grip the cue stick, cue ball control, spins, cushion shots, jumping the ball, massé and more.
🎯 Each chapter contains lessons to develop your skills, tips and drills to improve your pool game.
🧠 In addition, it will increase your intuition when executing any shot and correct those weak points that bother your game so much.
🤩 This book is a step-by-step guide for players starting from scratch, who have never picked up a pool cue, to players who are still beginners, are fed up with losing, want to boost their game and at the same time become more confident to start playing tournaments.
Be a Billiard Pro in 3 Weeks
Now yes 🥁🥁🥁🥁 (drums beating).
The second secret to continue playing at a high level despite having a year or maybe longer without playing:
It is the way you position yourself when playing billiards or in other words the fundamentals.
And if you don’t correct this issue you will continue in the vicious circle of thinking, “Why don’t I get better at playing billiards?
The fundamentals are composed of (opens separate tab):
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “as long as you do the same thing, you’ll always get the same results“.
If you’re stuck and you’re ready to develop solid fundamentals, you have to be willing to make changes.
Because for a long time you’ve been developing deep habits about hitting, grip, stance, etc.
And if you do something different it’s going to feel strange at first.
A small change in how you hold the pool cue, for example, may feel completely “wrong” to you.
You’re out of your comfort zone.
This is where learning takes place.
You have to first start by paying attention to your body.
You’re going to find places where you cue too hard or lift your head when you pull or your posture is incorrect, places where you’ll fight with yourself, etc.
As you pay attention to your body, you will find situations where you feel more comfortable, for example, when you place your feet, now the weight is distributed and you feel better.
Try to find ways that your skeleton does the work, not your muscles.
Simple is better. Many aspects of fundamentals have to do with alignment.
With today’s technology, we can see what posture we are doing, when we are going to execute a shot, take your cell phone and record yourself in different positions, sideways, front, back and overhead swinging, hitting balls, so you can see where your mistake is and correct it.
In other words your swing should be perfectly aligned with your vertical plane, your cue stick, your forearm, your elbow, your shoulder, your whole arm.
You should feel that you can see the shooting line with a high degree of confidence.
Once you have corrected the fundamentals and completed most of the pool drills, you can confidently go to your local pool tournament and compete for the gold.
How can I help you improve in billiards?