So I assume, since you are here after reading the title, you are an emerging snooker player trying to excel in this sport. People talk a lot about confidence, most of us believe that improving in snooker is all about confidence, which is true to some extent but not 100%.
The thing is, it takes time for a player to build confidence, and to do it, you must develop accuracy and great execution. Practice makes a man perfect. But how do you practice here, in snooker?
Like in all sports, there are a few drills and exercises in snooker, too, that can help you to grow as a player. The exercises I’m going to share will strengthen your technique and enable you to execute difficult pots. So without wasting any time, let’s get started.
There are quite a few of such practices and drills available, so I’m going to walk you through all of them one by one.
This is one of the famous, or probably the most famous, drill in snooker that is used by players to improve their cue action. It requires red, white, black, orange and yellow.
This is not as easy as it sounds to be, but if you’ve got the basics right, it’ll become fun. So let’s have a look at some of the drills that will help you to tweak the basics.
This particular drill is quite an effective way to reach precision in complicated shots – it helps you in growing the ability to play straight. You can either practice on top cushion or baulk cushion.
This exercise helps you to develop accuracy to a high level, because you can’t pocket a ball even if you don’t execute a dead straight shot.
This is a pretty basic yet useful drill to reach precision in your cue shots.
This is a fairly simple technique which will tell you how much precision you possess when it comes to hitting the cue straight.
This will give you an idea if you are hitting the cue ball the right way. It’s very simple but a handy drill to practice regularly.
This is one of the most difficult drills that you can practice to develop accuracy. You have to cue off the cushions with awkward angles to pocket the ball.
Chances are if you follow this exercise religiously, you’ll experience great improvement in your gameplay in less time.
This exercise is a great way to master routine stun shots. In order to practice it, you’ll have to use a red and white ball and keep them at the baulk line.
This technique has less to do with the precision but how long are you taking to cue the ball. It gives you an idea about your cue actions.
This drill is associated with the improvement of timing. Just by playing slightly off straight, all you are trying to get here is pot the red and get back to the cushion.
To excel in pool or snooker, you must know what are the best drills to practice in order to achieve precision. By following the above mentioned drills and exercises you can improve your game in a systematic manner. These practices are designed to complement both timing and accuracy, so you can become a better performer at the billiard table.