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  • Giving your all, even when all seems lost. 2 months ago

    A very common complaint I hear from players is: ‘I was playing really well, my break had reached 40, and then I started speeding up and missed an easy red!’ Or: ‘I was leading 2-0 in a best of five, and I was so confident that I started going for more difficult pots. But I…

  • ‘I simply cannot recognize the potting angles!’ 2 months ago

    This is a not uncommon complaint amongst players from 20-40 highest break level. If the headline is what you think then I have a feeling you are trying to recognize the angles consciously – if that is the case you have no chance of progressing as aiming does not work like that! I could not…

  • Are you so frustrated with snooker that you want to give up? 2 months ago

    Ultimately if we are struggling with consistency and cannot see why, we are FOR SURE doing something different from one day to the next – and just need to identify what that is. Also, remember that the balls will be in different positions from one day to the other so even if we are exactly…

  • Is aiming your problem? Think again! 3 months ago

    Particularly for players below regular 40 break standard, and often for players up to 100 break standard, the most common misdiagnosis I see is to do with aiming. Usually, your problem is still that your CUEING is clouding how good or bad you are at aiming. So, my point is, is that YOU HAVE NO…

  • How to deal with playing a very slow and negative snooker player! 3 months ago

    Of all the things that frustrate my clients, it is playing against opponents who are overly cautious / negative (or actively spoil the position of the balls!), and slow around the table. Often in practice, this happens between club players who are scared of losing to each other. So, they can tend to go into…

  • The 7 techniques to getting out of ruts – and back to playing well 3 months ago

    Going from making a few fifty breaks one night on the snooker table to making not even twenty breaks the next night can be a very frustrating experience for a keen player. This situation usually comes down to seven things: Getting out of ruts Self diagnosis & self prescription Consistency Psychology Acceptance Use playing badly…

  • ‘To play on bad tables, or not to play… that is the question!’ 4 months ago

    A player in The Snooker Gym Community on Facebook asked: Should you risk playing poorly on a bad table? Or stick to a good table (the one you practice on the most) and play well??? My answer was that learning to adapt to different tables is a vital skill. So, because ‘a lesson in life…

  • ‘I Grip The Cue Too Tight – Especially Under Pressure!’ 4 months ago

    Almost ALL players under 100 break standard are holding WAY TOO TIGHT especially on long pots, power shots, and screw shots. This tension pulls the cue off line and REDUCES power. A client in The Snooker Gym Community on Facebook commented: ‘Does anyone have a tip to help prevent gripping the cue too hard /…

  • How ‘Positive Thinking’ Can Cause You To Stop Making Breaks! 4 months ago

    After getting a solid technique together, a big barrier for players at the 40-60 break level he process of staying down on the shot, getting good results, and then letting the mind get carried away with the thought ‘I am playing really well now’ to the degree that you miss the shot! The key is…

  • How Can I Get Out Of A Rut? 4 months ago

    Many players ask me how to get out of a snooker rut. One of the most frustrating experiences in the game, I have a couple of standard responses that have helped people over the years. Think about what you want, not about what you dont want. Your inner dialogue must be TOWARDS a target eg…

  • Welcome To The Brand New TSG Website And Our Blog! 5 months ago

    Welcome To The Brand New TSG Website And Our Blog! Over a year in the making, and at great expense, we have built a more modern site and a membership area which is much easier to use – and which features the ability to track your progress through the various courses we offer. The Home…

4 comments

  1. Hello Nic. Well done on the website. I think it needed an update although I know you are a very very busy man! Looks much better than the old one. I hope you are well. I am in the process of changing my website too although I haven’t got quite as much money to put into it as you. Take care and I will see you soon I am sure. Well done!

    1. Hi Gavin,
      Thank you so much for the comment. I spent over a year with this website. My wife was the one who built it.
      Hope we can speak soon,
      Nic
      Ps, How’s Katie Price??

  2. Really nice made, this new site, modern and clear structured! A minor thing. On the dashboard is a link “Edit profile” which links to https://thesnookergym.com/wp-admin/profile.php, but this seems to be restricted (of course, a admin page), and goes back to the Dashboard page.

    Would it be possible to be able to edit my profile? Or just change it to “Roland D.” or so. Then the salutation on the page is not “HI !” Yes I know, a really unimportant thing .. 😉

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