Like most sports, it’s very important to know the basics of any game before you start to practice. It will also give insight into ‘wrong things’, ‘wrong habits’, ‘wrong way’ and also enlighten about right measures. The below mentioned tips will enhance your enjoyment levels while learning new things about snooker.
If you’re new to this sort of ball sport game, this post will also help you in learning from scratch.
The Snooker Grip
The main reason behind winning this game lies in the grip! Though it’s very personal or individual choice, you need to ensure that your hand is quite relaxed when you are playing the shot. Keep it straighter to get the cues quicker. The grip should be slightly firm, free or very loose to be controlled. You need many years of experience to beat the masters! The right grip can help you reach the accuracy. Begin with relaxed grip, using 2 or 3 fingers to control the cue.
The main problem related to consistency is side spin; some people give up the game, failing to understand the concept of side spin. You should use at the right moment to play certain shots, not all. Once you understand its implications, you can spin it better.
Choosing the Correct Cue
The height of the cue matters, but not the weight, as it’s just a personal preference. The height should come till the end of the shoulder. The best tip size is 9.7mm, offering you the maximum reaction and maximum contact, but less accuracy.
Practice makes man perfect! You should be practicing on everyday basis; you need lot of solo training as well as playing with others. Great challenges can keep you motivated. The stronger your opponents are, the better ‘you’ will emerge out.
Take part in tournament or become a member in snooker club to be stronger on the table. Try to pot as many as you can to enhance the accuracy levels. Keep practicing long potting shots and learn more about super safety shots.
Make use of the above techniques to learn snooker in a better way or improve your snooker skills.