(FAQ) How can you gradually improve your game?

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As you regularly play week to week, and so on into the future, it is a good idea to have some personal improvement goals. This is not the fantasy goals of becoming a professional player within two years. This is the week by week effort to become just a little better.

This doesn’t require the dozens of weekly hours per week on a practice table. You have a life and are not going to sacrifice work and family over a level of skill that is probably impossible. All you want to have is a relatively painless way to get better, bit by bit.

If you have access to a practice table, that is good. If you don’t, that is no bar to your plans. All you need is about 15 minutes per week to improve yourself.

Do not define your goals as some vague intention. For example, a goal of “improve my banking skills” is an unclear statement. What is your current success rate and what improvement do you want? Specify precisely..

Frame your improvements individually and as something that you can demonstrate. Specify it as, make 7 foot straight in shots, 8 times out of 10. Cut a 30 degree angle from 3 diamonds away and make it 5 out of 10 times.

When you miss a shot in a match, that is your shot to be improved. At every opportunity, five minutes of work will improve that shot. It doesn’t matter whether it can be done once a week or every day.

The less time you practice, the longer it will take. You set the pace according to your schedule. If you consider the goal to be vital, put n more time. At the very least, work on the improvement on a regular schedule.

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