Novice pool and billiards players that want to take their game to the next level need to get a leg up on the competition by reading a number of instructional books, guides and tips as well as emulate videos from the pros.

South Florida’s The Billiard Collection has put together a list of tips, reading and video materials to help your game whether you are a weekend player at a local bar or a traveling professional.

Top 10 tips for the fundamentals of playing pool

  1. Keep your stance and bridge stable while keeping your grip relaxed.
  2. Don’t drop your elbow during the stroke into the ball.
  3. Don’t move your head or body during the stroke.
  4. Keep your backswing smooth and slow, don’t go back faster to shoot harder.
  5. A cue ball coming off one or more rails and crossing the table’s exact center cannot possibly scratch.
  6. Use an imaginary aiming line to plan your shot and angles.
  7. Always play it safe when it increases your chances of winning a game.
  8. Use the 30-degree rule and peace sign for visualizing cue ball natural angle.
  9. Ghost-ball aiming can also be a great visualization tool.
  10. Practice, practice, practice!

Video tutorials

Best Sellers in Billiards & Pool

  1. The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn and Master the Game by Ray Martin
  2. Byrne’s New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards by Robert Byrne
  3. The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards by David G. Alciatore
  4. Banking and Kicking made simple: The carry with you principles of pocket pool by Marcel Elfers
  5. The Flight of the Cue Ball – Aiming Pool Shots with Side Spin by Robin E. Kelly

As The Billiard Collection approaches 53 years in business, you will find the largest selection in South Florida. There are over 40 antique tables in stock from the mid 1800’s thru the early part of the 20th century.

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