Pool Tips


Pool Tips

Chalk your cue-tip before taking any shot

This is very important because the chalk actually helps with your shot.

With a good amount of chalk on the end of your cue-tip your will get more action because the tip won't slide off the cue ball as fast.

This will allow you to put more spin on the cue ball.

Look Behind You

Make sure that there isn't anyone behind you when you are about to take your shot.

Most Pool halls have to place their tables pretty close togetherFor this reason it is always a good idea to take a quick look behind you to make sure that there is no one standing/walking behind you.

Also try not to put a shadow over the table behind you when the player on the other table is shooting near a pocket you might be standing near.

Stay Down

Stay down after the shot; you can admire your work just as well staying down as standing up.

Most people tend to jump up too early after taking their shots.

If you are starting to move your body up before the shot is finished your aiming will be off and it could also affect the contact you make on the cue ball.

Try Not To Move

Don't talk, laugh or chew while taking the shot; small movements of your head could hurt your aim.

Except for your stroking arm, every other body part should be as still as possible.

Unless you make the same exact movements for every shot your aim will be affected.

Chewing gum makes your head go up and down. Also talking and laughing have adverse effects.

One Bridge Is All You Need

Find a bridge you are comfortable with and stick to it. Definitely don't alternate using an open and closed bridge on each shot.

Keeping the cue level is very important to get a consistent stroke. Some players have open bridges that aim the cue lower than if they used a closed bridge.

Not adjusting for this difference in height off the table that their bridge makes could cause the player to add top or bottom spin to the cue ball.

Try sticking to the same type of bridge throughout the game or learn to make the necessary adjustments with different bridges.

Check Your Stoke

Take between 2 and 5 practice stokes; kind of like a jab, jab, jab, punch.

Just like in golf, double check and triple check that you are aiming correctly with these warm up stokes of the cue.

Get your arm moving fluidly, back and forth, and back and forth.

Then when it feels natural, and your aim is consistently getting to the right part of the cue ball on each practice stroke; follow through.

Stoke Preparation

Decide how hard you will stroke the cue before bending over the table.

It will help your speed control skills.

The practice strokes are not used to figure out how hard to hit the cue ball.

You should already know that before you bend down to hit the cue ball.

Also, since the speed in which you hit the cue ball will affect the position play, it should be decided before bending down to the shot.

Pay Attention to What Your Opponent Is Doing

Don't just sit down and go to sleep waiting for your next turn. Watch & Learn from your opponent.

This pool tip is for when you are playing someone better than you.

Pretend that you are at the table and compare what you would do with what your opponent actually does.

If what he does gets the job done, you've learned something.

Theses pool tips are very important, so please remember to do these.

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