Some players have the ability to draw the length of the table or just a few inches, but that’s it, nothing in between. Speed control is one of the keys to top play and that means you have to be
HOT TIP: Want to Win More Pool Games?
Want to Win More Pool Games When is the last time you spent an hour or more practicing your pool game? A long, long practice session will challenge your power of concentration and that is one of the most useful
HOT TIP: Plan in Reverse
Plan in Reverse Running racks of 9-Ball and 8-Ball requires you to plan your run in advance and then run your plan. Many top players find it easier to assess the table from the last ball back to the first
HOT TIPS: Test Your Hit
Test Your Hit – It’s surprising to discover how many players do not hit the cue ball where they think they hit it. Want to test yourself? Chalk your cue tip with a heavy amount of chalk. Now replace the
HOT TIPS: Position Play – Zone or Exact ?
Exact Shape A lot can be said for playing “Zone” position. But there are great advantages to setting goals of “Exact” position during your practice sessions. Find the exact spot you want your cue ball to arrive at and go
HOT TIP: Caroms & Combos
Something Extra in Caroms & Combos When you become proficient at carom and combination shots you have often the chance to continue at the table when otherwise it would seem your run may have ended. But even if you get
HOT TIP: Is My Safety Good Enough?
Here’s a reminder from P&B Instructor Anthony Beeler to always choose the very best safety option available to you. Make this SAFETY QUESTION a regular part of your defensive routine. “The next time you are at the table getting ready
HOT TIP: Ninety-Degree Forearm-to-Cue
Ewa told us how to use the Ninety-Degree Forearm-to-Cue to check your stroke in one of her monthly P&B Instructional features: “Hitting with a level cue is very important. All kinds of nasty stuff can happen when you elevate the
HOT TIP: It’s All About the Base
One of the very first basics you were taught in pool is to have a balanced comfortable stance. However, when you get down to shoot, you are allowed to get up and reset yourself if you are not confident in