How to Play Pool Like a Pro Part II: Keep Proper Form
To play pool like a pro, you need a good pool cue, a fluid stroke and precise aim. Whether you’re a casual pool player or you want to become accomplished, this Melbourne Function Venue article will give you the basic toolkit that you need to become better at billiards. How to Play Pool Like a Pro Part II: Keep Proper Form
1. Check your hand position.
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- Hold the thick end of the cue in your dominant hand with your palm facing upward. Find the spot on the wrap where the cue evenly balances. Grip your cue about 1″ behind that spot.
- Make a circle with the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand. Put the cue through the circle and rest it on the top of your middle finger, behind the knuckle. Spread out your “pinky”, ring and middle finger tips to create a tripod-like support.
- How to Play Pool Like a Pro Part II: Keep Proper Form
- Place the ridge of your hand should on the table. Lift the other side of your hand a bit higher.
2. Assume the proper stance.
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- Place the foot that is on the same side as your non-dominant hand in front.
- Position your other foot about 2 feet (60 cm) behind the front foot.
- Turn your body slightly away from the table so that it doesn’t interfere with the shot.
- Position yourself close to the table but not too close to the table. You want to lean into the shots a bit for more control.