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Billiards Basics for the Beginners



Pool tables are a great way to have fun with your friends or family. Beginners should not feel intimidated with this game. As long as you learn the basics, you are good to go. You will perfect your skills as you play. If you decide to put a pool table in your home, ensure the room is spacious enough for both the pool tale as well as people playing the game.

Billiard Techniques

In order to get your game off the ground, you need to purchase a few necessities, one of which is a cue. If you do not feel like buying one then opt for a house cue. They are provided by the pool hall. Ensure you check for quality ones to get the best shots. Leather tips with more weight are better for beginners as they offer more grip. The most important thing is to make sure you are comfortable with the cue whether house or personal.

Basic billiard techniques

  • The stance. This is your standing position at the table. If you are playing with your left hand, your left leg should be very close to the table.
  • Aiming. There are lots of aiming techniques with your cue. Choose the one that works best for you.
  • Cue ball control. In order to have full control of your cue, take notice of where the ball goes whenever you make your shot.
  • Speed control
  • Center ball. Try to aim the ball directly at the small drill in the ball.
  • Follow and draw. You should be able to aim directly at your target ball.

How to perfect your game
Practice makes perfect and this rule is no exception in this game. Always look for opportunities to play friendly games with your friends during your free time. Ensure your body posture is in line with the ball. Stroke is generally considered the hardest skill to acquire but keep practicing how to best hold the cue stick in order to find the most comfortable position. You will then learn how to aim directly at your target ball.

About Akaash Prasad

Akaash Prasad is the Manager of QStix, a leading online pool accessories and billiard supplies retailer. QStix offers a large selection of billiard equipment including pool cues, pool cue cases, custom pool cues and many other supplies. QStix has all the billiards equipment you need in one place to make the buying process as easy as possible. Google +


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