# How correctly to play billiards? Blow in the billiards. School of billiards

It would seem that it could be easier than rolling balls? In fact, playing billiards is one of the most difficult, since all the elements are equally important: the force of the strike, the rack, the angle, etc. To become a high-level player, you need a lot of training and making maximum efforts. However, you can understand the most elementary techniques and the essence of the game in theory in a few minutes. How correctly to play billiards? First you need to come to the institution and rent a table. Care should be taken to select the cue, pay attention to the sticker, which is glued to the end. It should be made in the form of a sphere and hold well. If there is a chalk near the table, then you can start playing.

## Rules of Russian billiards

There are two most popular types of this game all over the world: Russian and American. Consider them in order. How correctly to play Russian billiards? First you need to take a special triangle, arrange it so that the vertex is at a certain point (on the table it will be visible). In a triangle all balls are enclosed, except one. You can start the game from any side. That ball, which is not in the triangle, is intended for the first strike. It must be located on another special point in the opposite direction.

The player strikes first, and if any of the balls hit the pocket, he continues. In case of an unsuccessful result, the right to beat passes to the other player. There are two strikes in billiards: "stranger" and "your own". The first looks like this: the player hits the ball, which, in turn, pushes the other ball into the pocket. "Svojak" is when the first ball beats about another and flies into the pocket. Such a blow is typical only for the Russian game.

## American billiards

The rules of playing billiards American (pool) are significantly different from Russian. Here the party passes faster, easier and more fun. For a beginner, this kind of billiards is the most acceptable, since the pockets are several centimeters wider and, if desired, you can launch several balls at once.

How correctly to play billiards an American? To begin with, you also need to collect the pyramid of balls, and on the opposite side put a white ball (all strokes will be conducted on it). Then the player, who fell first move, breaks the triangle. Opponents need to decide which balls will be played by each of them. There are striped and colored balls here. Players must score only their own type of cue ball. In addition, there is a black ball, which must be pushed into the pocket last. If he flies during the game, that player who beat is considered a loser. The game is considered correctly played, if one of the opponents rolled up all their balls, and then black.

## Basic errors of beginners

How correctly to play billiards? To learn this art, you must, first of all, strongly want. One of the most obvious ways is to visit the billiard club with friends. Just start playing, watch out for other, more experienced players, listen to advice and try to improve your level. So do about 95% of all newcomers, and this is their main mistake. The fact is that not all the people playing near by are professionals, and their advice can do much harm.

To avoid such a development of events, you must immediately learn correctly, and for this you need to communicate only with high-level players. The game at the level of intuition will not lead to success. No one else has learned to beat the ball correctly, see the game and control it.

## First steps

As in any other case, there is a theory and practice in billiards. Of course, the process of the game is very important in order to become a professional. But no one has yet abolished the theoretical part. First you need to learn the rules of the game. As already noted, there are several types of billiards, the main of which are Russian and American. Everyone chooses the one that is closer to him.

In addition, there are schools of billiards, where for a fee of any person will make a good player. But it is not necessary to visit this institution to become a professional. Strange as it may seem, there is literature on billiards, and there are a lot of it. Most newbies are not interested in this, and their skills will not be very effective. This is a very important step, helping in the future to build the right tactics. Thanks to books, you can comprehend the basics of this game, the knowledge of which will make the learning process more interesting and faster.

## Rack selection

The right rack is half the success. This term refers to the position of the hull during the impact. However, to learn how to get right in the rack, you do not need to hit the balls. First you need to take a cue, and about ten centimeters from its heavy end clasp your fingers. The tool should not hang out, but it's also not worth it to strain your hand.

Then you need to go to the table for billiards, and put the thin end of the cue on its edge perpendicularly. The right leg should be placed under the right hand. The left leg should be pulled to the left and put half a meter in front of the right one. Then the left hand should be placed under the cue. He must walk between the thumb and the knuckle of the forefinger. The rest of the fingers play the role of a support. The palm should be on the table, and the knuckles are raised.

Then you need to put your head so that your chin is ten centimeters higher than the cue. Usually, beginners always have a shoulder ache, but that's a good sign. So, he did everything right, with regular training, an unpleasant feeling will go away.

## Blows in billiards

When answering the question of how to play billiards correctly, experienced players respond: first you need to learn how to beat the balls. It is recommended to use chalk before each action, which helps to create friction. After that, you need to choose a ball, which is better to hit and the direction, where he eventually gets. Then you should use the rules of becoming a rack. It must be shaped so that the line of impact passes through the center of the ball, along which it is necessary to beat and coincide with this direction.

Many establishments hold billiards tournaments, and if possible they are better attended. Professionals play there, and, observing their actions, it is possible to note for themselves something important. It should be remembered that before the impact it is necessary to conduct several warm-up movements. The view should be directed first to the point where the cue ball hits, then check whether the cue is on the center of the ball and at the end pay attention to the level of aiming.

## Shock value and strut

In any school of billiards, the main attention is paid to these components. Whatever one may say, without the correct stance and a correctly staged blow in this game, there is nothing to do. These skills deteriorate over time, so you need to train them all the time. And it is not necessary to do this during the game. You can come to the institution yourself, rent a table for billiards and work out blows.

Before moving on to this component, you need to be able to properly get into the rack. After all, it's almost impossible to make a good strike without a right approach. Therefore, in specialized schools, first train the rack. It is also recommended to watch video lessons and attend billiards tournaments. In most cases, the entrance to the competition is free, but the experience gained is priceless.

## Exercises for beginners

Starting immediately with the game is not recommended, at first it's better to work out some points. Of the main types of exercises can be identified:

• Training "blank" strike. Here it is necessary several times to conduct a cue along the line, it is necessary to monitor whether it is moving away.
• Strike the "own" ball into the pocket. It is quite simple to do this, but in the process strength and accuracy will be developed.
• Strike on the "strange" ball. Slowly, you should try to introduce another cue ball into the training and try to hit it.
• Cut shots.

These steps are a kind of algorithm that you need to follow when stabbing. Even experienced players sometimes train, putting two balls on the middle line of the table. From this position, there are a number of exit options. The easiest thing is to score a "strange" ball in the middle pocket.

In this case, "your" can jump anywhere, and the next blow will perform quite difficult. Therefore, in the game of great importance is the location of the ball after the impact. Professionals can make klapshtos (hit the center of the cue ball), in which the "own" ball will remain in place. If you hit with a brace, the cue ball rolls back and there is a chance of falling into the opposite pocket. If you break through with a roll, "your" rolls after another and, perhaps, fly just two cues. Such training will allow you to hone your skills in different types of attacks, if such a situation arises during the game, there will be many options.

## Training with a coach

Many believe that working with a professional is necessary on the way to a high-level player. This has its own truth. We have already considered how to properly play billiards and what is needed for this. If the goal is to become a professional player, then self-study is not enough. In this case, work with the coach is mandatory.

To play constantly among experts is worth a lot. After training with the best, skill develops faster. When all the basics have been passed, you can learn different things. In billiards, there is a huge amount that only Lehman's blow or screw is worth. Of course, it is very difficult to perform such strikes, but if you try, you can become a master of the game.

## Recommendations

Some tips from professional players:

1. The first blow breaking the triangle is called "robbery". For successful implementation of the cue ball it is recommended to place it not in the center point, but 10-15 cm to the left or to the right.
2. To break through strongly, you need to get up right. The legs are shoulder width apart, right on the cue line, the left toe at right angles.
3. To strike turned out good, you need support. You can not pull your hand, the cue should be placed between the thumb and forefinger.
4. The height of the support should be adjusted so that the cue rested 1-2 mm above the center of the cue ball.
5. For a soft blow, you need the correct location of the cue. He must lie on the pillows of the beating hand. During the sight, the weight should be kept on the retarded leg, then sharply move it to the front and strike hard. If you do everything right, the blow will be excellent.