Academy 147 Snooker

Academy 147 Snooker

Anyone who has ever played snooker will know that it can be an immensely frustrating experience. Even the simplest of shots can go wrong, and of course many of the more difficult ones can seem simply impossible. They look relatively easy on the TV, of course, but the professionals have all the relevant talents so it’s surely the case that you’ll never be able to reach that standard, right?

Well, yes and no. They have abundant talent, of course. But they also practice hard AND they seek out plenty of coaching. Getting to the top of any sport is never achieved by standing still, so top quality snooker coaches, especially those who have experience of winning major tournaments, can make all the difference to anyone’s abilities.

Snooker is a game of many variables, and it’s one that requires immense powers of concentration. As you stand over every shot, you need to be clear in your mind about your intentions. One mistake, and the table is open to your opponent. One of the many fascinations about snooker is that it takes a lot of shots to win a frame, but you could potentially lose it with just one.

Cliff’s coaching techniques are based on a friendly, patient approach, one that helps to put you at ease, and to envisage successful shots before the cue even touches the white ball. There are a number of aspects of the game that could be relevant to your continuing improvement, including:

  • Building a sizable break
  • Dealing with spin
  • Managing the frame
  • Potting from distance
  • Safety play
  • Creating a comfortable stance
  • Using the right equipment
  • Minimising risks
  • Maximising opportunities

…and so much more. General instruction videos are always available on the internet, of course, but nothing beats the personal input of someone watching your gameplay. Contact Cliff Thorburn today to find out what The Grinder can do to turn you into the player you want to be.