In every sport, there are winners, and there are losers. Over the years, I have been asked many times; ‘why do some players develop more than others and have the ability to win big matches and championships?’.
In my experience, behind every winner is a team or structure helping them become one. Winning is not so easy if it were then everyone would be doing it.
Developing the correct habits in the technique side is essential, but equally as important is the development of the right habits in relation to the mind.
Especially in Snooker, winning and losing is determined by how you feel at any given moment, primarily during matches and tournaments, and how you cope with those feelings at the crucial moments.
Having a good work rate in your solo work is very important. In turn, it will result in you creating a solid foundation from which to work upon and build from for future success. Working intensely to beat your previous breaks and drills will serve as a huge motivator.
Learning to control your nerves and excitement is critical to your development as a player; mastery of this will make you more natural and reliable when it comes to playing matches.