At 147 Academy, I focus on what my players do before, during and after each shot. I believe that a pre-shot routine is critical in helping players to improve their games.
One of the most essential aspects to snooker is standing back, deciding on a shot, and fully committing to it.
The secret to potting balls lies in how the player can find and line up their shot. Once this is developed and engrained into the players fundamental understanding of the game, it will enhance the player’s technique overall.
Every coach will recommend taking a step back, decide and commit to the shot and then step into the shot. Personally, I recommend that during this walk in, you attempt you place the cue on line during the walk in and to create a tip to ball position on the cue ball.
The best players can deliver the cue along the line of aim and stay down on the shot with little or no body movement when playing shots as body movement will pull you off the line of aim during the delivery.
Every player cues the ball differently. This can come down to various factors; the size and number of feathers, the types of pauses, some players look at the cue ball and some at the object ball. With all this in mind, there is no 100% correct or efficient way to cue, just what works for each player individually.
It is from this that I recommend you work with your coach in developing the style that suits you.