05 Feb 4 Tips to Improve Your Pool Game
When you have a pool table in your house, people are going to assume you are a good pool player. Despite the dangers of making assumptions, you probably won’t want to let them down. Here are a few tips to help you develop winning habits.
Improve Your Pool Game by Focusing on the Fundamentals
- “Your pool stroke is everything!” Benny of the Supreme Billiards blog says. “It is a huge core of your skill that you need to master in order to advance further. The perfect pool stroke is referred to as the pendulum stroke because you let your elbow behave as a hinge and your hanging forearm as a pendulum. Make sure your grip isn’t too tight and your practice
- “Practice Your Grip,” the folks at the site Bar Games 101 say. “A common mistake many beginner pool players make is gripping the cue too tightly…You should practice using a light and loose grip instead. If you hold the cue too tightly, it can raise the butt of the cue when you shoot. This takes the end of the stick above horizontal on the backswing, making it much harder to shoot a straight and accurate shot.”
- Benny from Supreme Billiards also recommends learning the Ghost Ball Method. “The ghost ball is a method of aiming where you imagine your cue ball in the place where it would need to be in order to make your object ball in. This helps players visually imagine the “ghost ball” to help them determine where to shoot.”
- All the experts agree, the best thing you can do if you want to get better at pool is practice.