BBC Sport Academy | Other Sport | Snooker | Learn to

BBC Sport Academy | Other Sport | Snooker | Learn to

The key however is timing. For gentle shots you should look to curtail your follow through a good guide, for gentle shots only, is to match the follow through to the length of your backswing – which for more gentle shots will be shorter. Unfortunately, the use of english can cause the cue ball to veer off its aiming line deflection or squirt. Experiment with getting your tip as high as you feel comfortable with with a level cue. Deflection can be described as displacement of the cue ball from the aimed direction in the opposite direction of the side english was applied.

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If your set up and address position are correct you should look for a follow through of approx. This consistent follow through is important when applying backspin as well as topspin. These faults are generally caused by fear of mis-cueing. This means they are hitting down on the cue ball making accuracy more difficult. parabolically arc forward from the tangent line in the direction of cue ball travel. Leave a reply Cancel reply. This causes the butt to drop and the tip to rise.