12/11/2009 11:28:04 AM
Hello, I am new to the forum. I have a boyfriend who loves the game, I am not very familiar with it, and thought it may be a good idea to buy him a couple private lessons for Christmas. I know he used to play competitively, then stopped for 5 years, and is trying to play again. He seems to think he needs more practice. I was wondering if you pool guys out there would be pleased your girlfriend did something like this for you, or find it insulting? We dont want that... Anyway, if you do like the idea. Which direction would you point me to for this, we are in Dallas.
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- Fenwick on 12/11/2009 12:33:16 PM
I myself would think it would be a great gift. First you need to find the right instructor. Ask questions like does he focus on building on fundamentals first. I think that's paramount.
I know there are great instructors who travel through your area but can't endorse them on this site. You'll have to do a search. Add S.P.F. or C.T.E. in your search.
Last you should know lessons can cost between $35 per hour up to $300 - $400 for a four hour lesson with a B.C.A. Master Instructor.
- alimicore on 12/11/2009 12:53:50 PM
Well, aren't you amazing. That did the trick. Thanks again.
- quickshot on 12/11/2009 2:15:36 PM
Great idea. Sure he will apreciate it. And a Merry Christmas to you too.
- anzo2010 on 12/13/2009 3:52:49 PM
Just thought i'd try and help out... I came on here a few weeks ago cause all my friends wanted to start doing pool tourneys between the frats.
This website did help me, but its really a lot of reading and has sort of basic and off-topic things.
They told me about this cheap site you can subscribe to, its a one-time fee of $20 and it worked so well for me. A few other kids from my frat used it, and most of the time we crush in the billiard tournaments.
Just throwing it out there, cause if you're into pool as much as we are, or if you just like showing people up, maybe its worth a few bucks, huh? Well, either way the info for the site is (removed).
Have fun and good luck.
- quickshot on 12/13/2009 5:15:44 PM
I'm happy to hear that you and your friends are doing so well, but the bottom line is that we are not into crushing other players or showing them up. We like to think that pool is about sportsmanship much like other sports.
But I make allowances for your youth (it's a great thing) because you have yet to play the real deal. Your impatience is obvious in your post... There is too much reading to do to learn about the game. But, my young friend, you have a tremendous amount to learn along the way. And it will be an experience in living for you if you continue to play pool.
But, one day, when you least expect it, you will end up playing someone who will destroy your game and your cockiness with it. When that happens, I hope you will remember this post and learn from it.
In the meantime, have fun.
- billiardsforum on 12/13/2009 6:05:54 PM
anzo2010 - you are banned from posting on this billiards forum, and your user account has been locked permanently.
You have stolen advertising space - this is theft, plain and simple. You have also hijacked threads (including this one - about private billiard lessons as a gift) to post your totally unrelated garbage. You disgust me.
You have been reported to both clickbank and 8ballsecrets.
Your links were deleted, and your member account was locked.
You wasted your time.
- 8ball48043 on 12/21/2009 1:03:07 PM
I believe in private lessons. They are the absolute quickest, fastest, most effective way to QUICKLY improve your game. Go for it!
- Title: Private Lessons
- Author: alimicore
- Published: 12/11/2009 11:28:04 AM