To improve your pool game, you need to know the basics of the game, learn from the experts, practice, keep your focus and confidence, strategize, and play comfortably.
You may have been playing pool for a without improving your performance. You make the same good shots, but you also make the same mistakes. You know there are things you have yet to learn about the game to make better shots and up your game. Here are easy ways to improve your pool game and conquer the pool table:
Know the basics of the game
If you have been playing pool for some time you may have noticed that some shots just do not work with certain aims, positions, and strikes. Still, you might be missing the basics in playing to conquer the pool table. Here are the basic positioning strategies that will help you make your pool game a lot easier and better:
*Always make your cue shot as smooth and consistent as possible. Position your forward hand on the pool table as stable as you can so you are able to get right at what you are aiming for. Let your cue stick flow as smoothly as possible through your forward hand, without losing control of your shot.
*Identify which pocket you want to shoot your object ball at. Align the middle of your object ball to this pocket using your cue stick with its tip pointing the at target pocket. This will give you an idea of which part of the target ball you will aim for when taking your shot.
*Once you already have an aim and you are in the right position, look at the cue ball or the target ball, whichever works best for you, and take the shot a little bit below the middle of the cue ball. Experts usually advise beginners to concentrate on the cue ball.
*When finally making the shot, it is usually recommended that you keep your executing arm near your body. Your elbow should be bent around ninety degrees and movement should be from your shoulder and not your hands. Do not make your strike too weak or too strong but with enough force to you hit your aim.
Learn from the experts
Another great way to improve your pool game and play like a pro is to learn from the experts. Play with a superior pool player and learn from his moves and his tactics. Observe his strokes in different situations. Ask questions and seek advice. Let him share with you the ways to play the game right. You can also watch tournaments in your favorite sports bar or those shown in your television and study the pro