When you get to a pool hall before you start making shots, I recommend that you better practice how you position yourself to play pool, that is, learn the fundamentals first.
One of the main reasons people have trouble playing is because when they went to a pool hall they didn’t spend enough time working on their posture or their stroke.
Instead they jumped in and focused all at once on pocketing balls.
This is where bad habits form and become a permanent part of their game.
Then this player goes and starts pocketing balls using spin where he creates even more problems in the fundamentals.
And because he has not spent time from the beginning learning only the cue ball motion without spin or in the center of the ball, he has difficulty controlling the cue ball.
This combination of mistakes with hitting problems, shooting line, limits your game making it very difficult and impossible to reach a high level in your pool game.
The fundamentals of pool are like the foundations of a house, if these foundations are not well structured, well worked, the house can collapse, the same thing happens with pool, the fundamentals are our foundations.
Weaknesses in the fundamentals is what sets us back in our pool game.
With correct fundamentals and plenty of vigilance in them, it allows our game to improve as we incorporate new knowledge and more advanced strategies.
Advanced techniques are of little help if you can’t execute them accurately and consistently.
To play pool at a very high level, you need to refine your touch, your ability to be consistent in getting the shots you want.
The fundamentals are about developing and repeating techniques that make sense to you, techniques that you can rely on under pressure.
So to play pool well you need to have the right fundamentals, these are made up of (opens in a new tab):
When you have mastered all this set I assure you that you will see a big difference in your game, but that’s not the end of your learning, you must first practice and understand how the cue ball moves without spin and then do it with spin.
And if you have at your fingertips printed or digital publications you will advance faster than if you have nothing and if you are lucky enough to have a teacher or trainer nearby, it will be even better.
Of course, knowledge will be worthless if you do not put effort on your part.
If you play pool it is because you like it and, as in any other sport, self-improvement has to prevail over the comparison with rivals.
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