James (JP) Roberts
Marietta, GA
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James (JP) Roberts

James (JP) R.

Marietta, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.

About James (JP) R.

I can teach you anything from fundamentals like stance, pre-shot routine and stroke mechanics to more advanced concepts such as bank and kick shots, jump shots, combinations, caroms and billiard shots. So no matter if you've never held a pool cue or you're a seasoned veteran, take your game to the next level for less than the price of a good pool cue when you bring me on as your instructor/ coach!

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John
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After the first lesson I realized I have a lot to learn about this game.

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Matthew
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Excellent, thorough and looking forward to more lessons

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Emalia
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Great teaching style. He helped my 9 yo daughter with practice tips to develop proper fundamentals. Excellent experience. I picked up a thing or two as well!

Posted Mar 8, 2021
Charles T.
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JP was a wonderful teacher. He was able to pinpoint areas where I needed to improve. He provided practice exercises and carefully walked me through them. JP was easy to learn from. I appreciated his insights and tips for helping me improve. I look forward to practicing and getting better at the game!

Posted Jan 18, 2021
Ken B.
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JP is patient and knowledgeable. We did family lessons and he was able to teach each of us based on our level of understanding so that we all got something out of it. We will use him again!

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Mike
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When things click between instructor and student learning becomes a lot easier. I went into my first lesson with an open mind, and I was not disappointed. What JP explained to me had as much to do with his choice of words as it did with the credibility of his statements. We covered a lot of basics which I already knew, but how he explained them was in terms that I hadn't thought about. This prompted me to slow down and put more effort/concentration into each shot.

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Christopher
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James is very knowledgeable. He is very friendly and easy to understand. I am looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Susan
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Great 1st lesson. We learned about stroke and hitting the ball slow and fast.

Posted Aug 17, 2020
Jesse
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James was excellent and very patient. He even offered to send us more information after the lesson was over.

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Darr
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The great experience started with the first chat, well before the first lesson. I knew this was going to be very good, because he asked several pertinent questions, which let him know my general level. That way, he could already have a plan when we first met. Improvement is already evident after the first lesson. I plan on many more sessions with JP.

Posted May 4, 2020
Pam
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James did a wonderful job as my teacher.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Marcos
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Very explicit, easy to understand and to follow. I Have improved my game since JP is my instructor, thank you!

Posted Apr 5, 2020
Rich
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JP is a great instructor. He came in my home, videoed the session and promptly provided instruction and advice on things to work on. Very worthwhile!!

Posted Apr 4, 2020
John
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I have taken several lessons from JP. It's a rare and pleasant experience to receive more than you were expecting or paid for. JP is not only a coach but a really good player. He was very patient and helped me get a better understanding of position play. Defense is next.

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Max
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JP definitely helped me improve. Well worth it.

Posted Apr 4, 2020

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Experience

Lead Instructor
May 2014 - Jan 2016

Ozone Billiards Academy

I taught students of all skill levels as well as coordinating a youth billiards program. I wrote the instructional material that was used in the program as well as numerous articles for the website. I also produced, directed and was featured in a number of YouTube videos.

Certifications

Certified Instructor
May 2014

Professional Billiards Instructors Association

Certified Referee
Apr 2014

American CueSports Alliance

Affiliations

American Poolplayers Association
Jan 2007
The American Poolplayers Association (APA) was founded by professional poolplayers and Billiard Hall of Famers Terry Bell and Larry Hubbart in 1979 as the National Pool League, which became the American Poolplayers Association in 1981. The two realized the popularity of the sport, but knew, that different from other sports, there was no existing recreational league system. Today, the APA, also known as the Canadian Poolplayers Association in Canada and the Japanese Poolplayers Association in Japan, has grown to nearly 250,000 members and boasts more members than all other “national” leagues combined. The League is administered locally by a network of Franchise Operators, called League Operators, and is conducted weekly in a variety of both 8-Ball and 9-Ball team formats. There are nearly 300 APA Leagues throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan.

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