Three common shots and how to use English to make the cue ball do what you want. Practice these to get to the middle of the table - and then practice them to get the cue ball to the other end.
(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)
Use the exercise below and learn to move the cue ball over precise distances.
- Place a donut (paper reinforcement ring) where the cue ball starts.
- Put the Post-It sheet about a diamond away from the cue ball.
- Shoot the object ball onto the Repeat until mastered.
- Move the sheet closer and master that
- Continue working on finer and finer control.
Repeat this once a month. During a competition, a couple of slow roll practice strokes are all that is needed to remind your muscle memory. Continue reading
This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.
In all types of competition, there is an element of the game played above the table. In the minds of every player is the battle to hold strong the drive and will to win. Forces that affect this intention begin with the player’s opinion of his personal self-worth, usually proven by table results. Win one or more games and personal opinions are positive; lose one or more games and it can begin a self-defeating downward spiral. Continue reading
If you watch any amount of professional football and basketball, this trick is used very often. One team gets on a roll and just cannot do anything wrong. The other team calls a time out. And, so often (not necessarily always), the scoring momentum dies when play is resumed. Continue reading