Billiard Pool Basics – Training Guide for Beginners

The billiard pool basics are like the foundations of a house, if these foundations are not well structured, well worked, the house can collapse, the same happens with billiards.

To correct your weak points, you will have to go through hours of practice and enjoy them, because in the end all that time will be transformed into your foundations.


The main billiard pool basics

One of the main reasons people have trouble playing is because when they went to pool clubs, they only hold the best pool cues they did not spend enough time to work on their posture or their beating.

But they jumped and focused once in embossing balls. In this state is where bad habits are formed and become a permanent part of your game.

After this player goes and starts to hit balls using effects where he creates even more problems in the basics.

And for not having spent time from the beginning in learning only the movement of pool cue without effect, that is in the center of the ball, has difficulty controlling it.

This combination of errors with hitting problems, shooting line, limits your game making it very difficult and impossible to reach a high level in your pool game.

If you do not understand how the pool cue moves when you hit the target ball or with the bands, the player will always be inconsistent and if you can not control the pool cue without effect, you will never know how to control the pool cue with effects.

Once you feel that you develop control of the pool cue by hitting the center and then with effects, you will naturally know how much effect you are going to print.

Do not practice long or difficult shots until you have mastered the “easy shots” in the pool.

Few pool games can be won by making advanced or difficult shots, but many games are lost because they do not have strong skills or basics to make easy shots.

Even experienced players can benefit from improving the fundamentals of their game.

With correct fundamentals and enough vigilance in them, it allows our game to improve as we incorporate new knowledge and more advanced strategies.

To play pool at a very high level, you need to refine your touch, your ability to be consistent in getting the shots you want.

The fundamentals are about developing and repeating techniques that make sense to you, techniques that you can trust under pressure.

I hear many people who contact me: I’m stuck at the same level for a long time and I’m frustrated about this, anything I try to move forward does not work. There is something you must do if you want to move forward if you want to improve.

While you keep keeping doing the same thing always, you will get the same results.

If you are stuck and you are ready to develop solid foundations, you have to be willing to make changes.

Because for a long time you have been developing deep habits about the beating, the grip, the posture, etc. And if you do something different you will feel strange at first.

A small change in how you hold the pool cue, for example, may feel completely “wrong” for you. You are outside your comfort zone. This is where learning takes place.

You have to start first by paying attention to your body. You will find places where you squeeze a lot or raise your head when pulling or your posture is incorrect, places where you will fight with yourself, etc.

While you pay attention to your body, you will find situations that you feel more comfortable, for example, when you place your feet, now the weight is distributed and you feel better. Try to find ways that your skeleton does the work, not your muscles.

Simple is better. Many aspects of the fundamentals have to do with alignment.

With today’s technology, we can see what position we make, when we are going to execute a shot, take your mobile and shoot in different positions, from a side, front, back and above doing the swing, hitting the balls, so you can see where is your error and correct it.

In other words, your swing must be perfectly aligned with your vertical plane, your billiard cue, your forearm, your elbow, your shoulder, your entire arm. You should feel that you can see the line of fire with a high degree of confidence.

And remember, not everyone will have the perfect fundamentals, but the closer you can get the right fundamentals, the faster you will improve.

If you are one of those players with the forearm turned or the arm not aligned correctly, you can still reach a high level, you will only need to put more time on the table.

I recommend that you put a mirror next to it, and start recording with your mobile in front and then behind and correcting these defects, at first its tires, it is annoying, it is frustrating but in the end, the result is enriching.

The fundamentals are composed of:

  • The billiard cue and the tip
  • The posture
  • Line of fire
  • The grip
  • The bridge
  • Hit
  • Backstroke
  • Common mistakes

Tell me about your point of view. What is the main problem?

And I help you correct it.