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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

5(8)
Sharing the words and wisdom of Irving Crane... I have played billiards and devised inventions as well as new games over the many years. My mentor in the game and the art of pocket billiards was Irving Crane. Teaching the finer principles of the game and the psychology of performance at the billiard table is a legacy I would like to pass on in my life. So, here I am. If you would like to learn how not to stress out over the last ball, how to breath properly, align your shot, aim, follow through and visualize the entirety of the shot- that is a good foundation. How to plan and treat the game as a chess board, think through many shots in advance and choose the right path as it changes... these are good building blocks. if you would like your blood pressure to go down while your opponent's goes up, its a good topper. Most importantly, billiards is a game of the mind first and foremost. We play against ourselves before we play the opponent. Knowing your own process of feeling and thought is all important not only for winning the game but for having a good time doing it. I will show you techniques and strategy for different games. You will learn a way to get a better feel for the hit of the ball, and to adjust for the humidity and speed of the cloth. But most interestingly, you will do it in good style - your style. Develop confidence and a noble attitude of a gracious winner. I have trained 2-handicap players in the APA to reach 5 (7 being highest and 2 lowest) in a relatively short time, but results will of course vary with individuals. I will help you select the perfect cue for you based on your character of play and your preference of feel, weight and balance. I can also help you find investment cues. Let me know what your ideal would be and lets strive for it together! This is a sport of a peaceful meditation at its best. I recommend warming up at the table for the first half hour before starting your lesson online or in person. If we meet at a local tavern or pool hall, the cost of the table must be paid before the lesson. I look forward to meeting you and to working together!
$1$80
/30 minutes
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Kim "The Dragon" Y.

Kim "The Dragon" Y.

5(4)
Advance your skills faster than your skill level can keep up! Whether you're a leisure player looking to make more banks, a league player trying to be more competitive, or an aspiring pro who needs an equally serious coach, I will tailor my teaching style to meet your needs.
$1$45
/30 minutes
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David D.

David D.

5(10)
Greetings, My name is David and I love to play and teach pool and do both very well. I only teach in person because I believe it to be the best way, plus I get to play as well. A big part of your learning process is not just learning how to make shots but becoming a shape player. A shape player is one who thinks not only at the shot at hand, but what’s next and how to hit the one at hand to get near that place you need to be to make the following ball and so forth to the money ball. To become a shape player, you must understand spin and speed. That is why I use a measles cue ball it clearly shows the spin, and speed so that you can more easily see why we get the desired result. Have been the coach on numerous winning APA and NAPA teams over the last 15 years. Just a few of the things you will learn are proper bridge, how to take care of the cue ball and avoid scratches, getting shape, playing safety, etiquette, cue maintenance, jump and massee shots, how to plan your table run, and adjust when things go awry. I live in a high-rise apartment near South Coast Plaza and we have an 8-foot table here which is where I prefer to teach, it’s a quiet atmosphere where we can focus without the noise and distractions of a bar. If you want your lessons somewhere else, we can discuss them.
$1$65
/90 minutes
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James (JP)

James (JP)

4.9(21)
I have been a PBIA instructor for over 13 years as well as player for 20+ years. I am no magician, I cannot make anyone a better pool player! However, for those that are interested and motivated, I can provide the knowledge, guidance and tools for any player to become their own coach and maximize their skills.
$1$75
/60 minutes
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Bryan B.

Bryan B.

5(2)
Do you want to learn how to play pool or increase your league handicap/rating? No matter if you are learning for fun or you are serious about the game, I can help you. I have taught both junior players and adults. I have been personally instructed by US Professional pool players John Schmidt, Pro player/US Mosconi Cup Team Captain and player and Master Level instructor Mark Wilson, the grandfather of modern pool and Master instructor Jerry Breiseth and Master Instructor Anthony Beeler. I was also one of the early members of the Zero X Billiards "14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment". I am a certified ACS Level 2 Instructor and Referee. I hold the highest skill level possible in the APA pool league and have been ranked as high as 9th nationally in the NAPA Pool league. I have been sponsored by OB Cues and Strokin Gear clothing. Let me teach you the right way to help accelerate your game.
$1$50
/60 minutes
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I was one of those people who didn’t even know how to hold a stick, after the first lesson by David I was able to perform a draw and follow shot. I learned a lot from David in just one lesson. I recom

Walid (Billiards lessons with David D.)

Had a great first lesson, Kim was able to spot several technique issues and made corrections to help build a more solid foundation.

Morgan (Billiards lessons with Kim "The Dragon" Y.)

David had been playing for years and has a step by step approach to a newbie like me. I like that he does in-person lessons because he can show where and how to hit and demonstrate. He can also give

Rebecca (Billiards lessons with David D.)

I learned a lot from David in one lesson, the way he taught me is very easy to follow and execute. He did not just tell me the technique to shoot each ball but also how to plan for the next strategic

Fay (Billiards lessons with David D.)

I was one of those people who didn’t even know how to hold a stick, after the first lesson by David I was able to perform a draw and follow shot. I learned a lot from David in just one lesson. I recom

Walid (Billiards lessons with David D.)

Had a great first lesson, Kim was able to spot several technique issues and made corrections to help build a more solid foundation.

Morgan (Billiards lessons with Kim "The Dragon" Y.)

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