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- I have a hard time drawing the cue ball back, back right, and back left....What do you suggest to improve upon that part of my game?
- Dee Amie, houston
- It's difficult to trouble shoot without actually seeing you. You are better off finding a BCA certified instructor. A common mistake people make when drawing the ball back is that they do not follow through enough past the cueball during their final stroke. they tend to shoot down at the cueball landing at the cueball rather than aiming low and shooting all the way through the cueball. Chalk up, aim as low as you can, have a loose grip and find a point three inches past the cueball that you will follow your tip through to. Good luck.
- Jeanette Lee
- Hello Allison- We always hear how snooker players have an advantage over pool players. I was wondering if you think there a aspects to snooker that can cause problems when playing pool? Thanks, Bradley
- Bradley Bruns, Wichita Kansas
- Not really. I think the Snooker technique is almost flawless as you have to be so accurate and need excellent mechanics. I haven’t played Snooker for 13 years and I can guarantee my stroke is not as pure as when I first came over here. However, if I practiced on a 12 foot table I expect over a couple of months my technique would improve quickly. In Pool there is a forgiveness in the pockets that isn’t there in Snooker and this can cause complacency and sloppiness around the table. No matter what you do try to have a strict routine that is repeated over and over to instill good mechanics
- Allison Fisher
- What is the best way to practice bank shots?
- BILL FORD, DALLAS
- First understand the rails. How they work. How does a narrow or wide differ? A hard or soft hit? I would start at constant places near a diamond and set up the different one rail kicks so you understand these
things. Then just start banking balls. There are also many books out there as well.
- Jeanette Lee
- I just wanted to give a huge thanks to you Jeanette and to all the Professional Women pool players out there. I, like many others I'm sure have been inspired by you and got hooked on this wonderful game. I always try and catch all of the matches on ESPN. I wish there was a billiards channel, there's a tennis channel why can't we have a billiards channel? I guess I just wanted to say thanks for all that you do!
- Rich Hollenbeck, Madison, Wi
- Thanks Rich. Very kind. We are very lucky to have so many great pro women out there that are approachable and friendly. There are definitely more women today that are willing to go the extra mile to welcome new players and grow the sport. I'd love a billiard channel as well!
- Jeanette Lee
- Hey Jeanette. My name is Gerry from Kansas. You are my favorite pool player I looked you up on Wikipedia one time and it just so happens we have the same birthday. You are exactly 9 years older than I am. But my question is this I really want to play pool professionally and for a living so bad I have been playing in pool halls since I was 5 years old and I was on my high school pool league. How could I get a sponsor to make it to the pros. Money is very tight for me and I just do not know where to start to get a sponsorship. Please help.
- Hi Gerry. I can tell you that no professionals right now make an income on just pool tournaments. We need sponsors and work to do appearances, lessons, sales, etc. If you are good enough to play and win local events, then that should gain you enough to play in regional events. If you are winning those, then you should bankroll that into playing in a professional event. A lot of people want to play the pros but they just aren't good enough. They need to work on their game more. So see how you do locally first and work from there. In terms of sponsors, you just have to find the local billiard club or someone with money that believes in you to help you with expenses. As you get better, you will have more to offer sponsors because your name with carry more influence. Sponsors have to gain something from you for the relationship to be long lasting. Are you able to create more customers for that sponsor. Or strengthen their brand awareness? These are the kinds of things you should think of developing so that you may offer more. Then again, if your game is so good that you are winning everything, the sponsors might find you.
- Jeanette Lee
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