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Matthew Sherman

Pool Teachers - Somebody Please Help

By March 2, 2012

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pool teachersDo you want to know what you'll get if you pay top dollar for pool lessons these days?

I'll tell all as I list what many of the finest players and teachers of the game are charging money to tell you.

Yup, Here's What Players Are Paying Hundreds And Thousands Of Dollars To Learn In Pool

Shocked, surprised or pleased? Write and let me know.

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March 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(1) Doug says:

Great article. Can’t wait to see the second half. I have been playing pool for over 50 years, have given instructions for over 20 years and have taken a few lessons from some top players myself. Your article demonstrates the great need for qualified billiards instructors and the lack of access to the pool playing public for such quality instruction. In my experience, top level players do not necesarily equate to good instructors; in fact, almost the reverse is the case. The problem, as I see it, is most amateurs wish to find the “magic bullet” in one lesson or so, and are not commited to a lesson program of comprehensive instruction.Our game is truly a lifetime journey, complex and demanding, and I find that most amateurs do not view it as such. It would appear that their assumption is that one “good” lesson will catapult their game to a much higher level overnight. As anyone who has achieved a degree of expertize at billiards knows, that ain’t gonna happen! I constantly run into players of marginal ability and limited knowledge, that are unwilling to seek or accept any guidance, regardless of the source of that guidance. Their assumption, I guess, is that they can figure things out on their own. Or, their egos won’t allow them to submit to the fact that someone might know a bit more than they. What is needed, I feel, is a change in the public perception of our game and the difference between top level play and the average player’s game, and what it takes to get there. Bad instructors are anathema to that end. You are on the right track and I hope to read more of your articles in the future. Thank you for your efforts.

March 19, 2012 at 3:37 am
(2) Akaash Prasad says:

Self learning is the best process. By watching great players playing awesome shots, their perfection, style of playing, game plan etc anyone can learn by having keen observance. As far as tutor is concerned its true many people are spending large amount to learn pool games. In some cases it works but not for all. so as per requirement you can go for that.

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