Pool and Billiards For Dummies
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Cue Up with POOL & BILLIARDS FOR DUMMIES
Forget the tired stereotype of the “smoky backroom pool hall crawling with sharks, hustlers and cheats.” Billiards is an increasingly modern game, one that constantly ranks as the most popular participation sport in the U.S. In recent years, pool leagues have become such popular social (and competitive) outlets, you’d be hard pressed not to find one within minutes of home!
Still, the pool hall — or the simple act of picking up a cue — can be intimidating to the beginner. That’s why Pool & Billiards For Dummies® (Wiley; 978-0-470-56553-7; March 2010) is the perfect “in” into the wonderful world of cue sports. Whether you aren’t sure which end is up on a cue stick or you’re looking to pick up some professional advice after hours at the table, this book will deliver the skill-building principles and strategic know-how to put you in total control.
With detailed step-by-step instruction, Pool & Billiards For Dummies is perfect for beginners looking for a fun and friendly approach to the game. This guide is also a great tool for players looking for additional instruction, covering all things from basic fundamentals to advanced concepts such as position play and “English.”
With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, readers will have a perfect avenue into the exciting world of pool. Players will learn to:
- Discover the rules and strategies of the most popular games, including 8-ball and 9-ball
- Hold the cue properly and learn the fundamentals of a proper stroke
- Control the cue ball before and after pocketing a ball
- Perform trick shots to amaze friends
- Play like a champion regardless of experience
Jammed full of essential info for the developing player, this book is a must-have for everyone who wants to get the most out of their time at the pool table. Pool & Billiards For Dummies is a treatise full of fundamentals, tips, hints and drills to turn readers from newbie to natural.