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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.
James (JP) R.
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.