How is your pool game? (Original posted 2-20-08)

My pool game is pretty strong these days.

How is you game?

When we look at our past record of playing that billiard game pool, I think most of us will find that our game improves as time rolls by. This holds true for those of us who play pool on a regular basis anyway.

It seems that players will increase their skill level and then plateau for a while and or possibly even go into a slump.

When we play through the slump however, we usually notice improvement in our game and then continued improvement until the next plateau. I know for me this cycle has occurred numerous times over the past 20 years.

The last several years, the slump is only obvious to me. My game is pretty strong about any day and even though I know I’m in a bit of a slump or that I could be playing better.

When you are evaluating your own pool game or you are down on your game, remember that when you shoot your way out of the slump, you will be playing better than ever.

Shooting some billiard drills is a good way to accelerate your way through a slump. Sometimes a good competitive match for some money or a nice friendly bet will do the same thing.

How strong is your game?

Do you run racks on a regular basis? Do you need a few innings to complete a game?

Have you ever studied the fundamentals of billiards?

If you have not studied the fundamentals or you don’t know any practice drills, then I would suggest that you learn both. You can find almost anything on line and my blog will lead you to some cool resources. There is even a free billiards fundamental course on my blog.

Learning the fundamentals and shooting some practice drills can improve your game  in many ways.

It will boost your confidence and the tougher shots will become routine for you.

You will know which shot to take and which path the cue ball will take.

You will notice huge improvements in your over all pool game.

Leave a comment with your thoughts, questions and stories on this article. I would love to hear from you and I’m sure others who read this in the future would enjoy that as well.

To Your Run Out Success.


Original post from Wed. Feb 20 2008. Thanks to the way back website, I am still retrieving the old content for this blog.

One Response to “How is your pool game? (Original posted 2-20-08)”

  1. Akaash Prasad Says:

    March 26th, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Pool game require lot of patience and practice. I use to watch every move and shots of the opponents so that to read his/her strategy behind the game. It has helped me a lot. With my favorite cues I always use to do practice and feeling much better and confident than earlier.

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