Picture Yourself Shooting Pool

Picture Yourself Shooting Pool

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Picture yourself dazzling your friends with your new and improved pool skills as you master the cue ball's movements and hone your aiming and shooting techniques. PICTURE YOURSELF SHOOTING POOL: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR SUCCESSFUL POCKET BILLIARDS provides practical and accessible pool theory and instruction to everyone from beginners up to skilled players. Filled with full-color images and step-by-step instruction on each new skill and strategy, the book also features an accompanying DVD that walks you through each step of the tactics presented and also includes bonus tricks and special pool shots. Beginning with the basics, you'll learn how to select your equipment, including the proper cue stick for you. You'll then cover how to grip and guide the cue and how to best align the body with the pool table. The book moves on to specific cue strokes for various shots and even offers instruction on pro stick moves to incorporate into your game. Master how to guide the cue ball and get an understanding of various ball impacts as you learn the key shots of the game.
Strategy and tips on how to read the table, as well as basic rules for different pool games, table etiquette, and even information on how to purchase and maintain a personal cue stick and table are also covered.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 368 pages
  • 188 x 226 x 30mm | 1,026g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 1598635190
  • 9781598635195
  • 1,802,360

Table of contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Why a New Take on Learning Pool?; Chapter 2: How to Learn Any Sport: Imitating Models; Chapter 3: Find What Works: Selecting Equipment; Chapter 4: On Being Handy: Gripping a Cue Stick; Chapter 5: Stand and Deliver: Body Alignment; Chapter 6: Simple and Straight: Stroking Your Cue; Chapter 7: Adjust as Needed: Pro Stick Moves; Chapter 8: Aim True: Understanding Ball Impacts and Paths; Chapter 9: Master Moves: Guiding Your Cue Ball; Chapter 10: Tools of the Trade: Key Shots; Chapter 11: Draw the Map: Reading Your Table; Chapter 12: With Flair: Pool Rules and Tactics; Chapter 13: Compete and Enjoy: Popular Pool Games; Chapter 14: Strengthen Your Skills: Classic Pool Games; Chapter 15: Turn Practice to Pleasure: Innovative Pool Games; Chapter 16: Build Your Game: Buying and Mainintaing a Personal Cue Stick and Table Appendix: Selected Bibliography
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1. Selecting a cue stick that works 2. Guiding the cue with the hands 3. Body alignment at the table 4. Stroking the cue stick straight 5. Stroking and gripping the cue for special circumstances 6. Aiming the Cue and Object Balls 7. Master the Cue Ball's movement 8. Reading the Table 9. Basic Pool Rules & Games 10. Timeless Strategy for Pool 11. Practice Becomes Fun 12. Buying and Maintaining a Personal Cue Stick Afterword: Pool's future
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About Matt Sherman

Matthew "Quick Draw" Sherman, who was born in New York City, directs the University of Florida's Pool League,which has produced five national collegiate champions. Matt is the "Guide to Pool & Billiards" at About.com, a top five website with over 53 million visitors a month. Matt has appeared internationally on television as a host and emcee, on the radio, and in print. Matt and Janine Sherman reside in Gainesville, Florida, with their children, Alexandria and Benjamin. Matt is editor of a number of books in print and a regular contributor to several publications. "Picture Yourself Shooting Pool" is his first book.
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