Nic Barrow's The Snooker Gym ... "We Train Frustrated Amateurs, To Beat Their Highest Break"

[Press Release] 📢 The Snooker Gym Coach Examiner Programme - in Toronto

other topics Sep 05, 2023

On the 20th Anniversary of the first Snooker Gym Coach Certification in Dubai, 2023 sees the most advanced training solutions ever included in the curriculum.

The 4 levels of coach certification feature pre course study, online resources, physical products, contact time, comprehension, demonstration ability, communication skills, and technology solutions such as video analysis and our practice scheduling platform. 

The curriculum represents The Snooker Gym Founder Nic Barrow’s 40+ years obsession for categorizing the elements of snooker for other players & coaches to solve the intense frustration our game offers.

The programme is designed to offer the quickest route to mastery in the 11 areas of coaching snooker.

New to 2023's curriculum is The Snooker Gym Coach Examiner feature, which Canadian Cue Sports Academy founder David Puddy in Toronto has qualified for.

Nic said:
"I was super impressed when David started the programme as he become one of our fastest coaches to reach 100 students. I enjoy the way he learns from so many different sources, and his journey continues as he certifies Snooker Gym Level 1 coaches in Toronto and Vancouver."

David Puddy said:
"After playing snooker and pool for over 54 years, I really felt it was time to give back to a sport that I love. The Canadian Cue Sports Academy has welcomed over 150 new students over the last 18 months. This new qualification with Nic and The Snooker Gym will only add to our ability to offer the highest level of coaching to all of our students, and now a growing network of committed coaches."

Nic has:

  • Travelled to over 50 countries to coach cue sports, and has customers in over 100 countries.
  • Worked to a world class level with juniors, club players, social media, product development, national federations, world federations, rookie professionals, and the best players in the world.
  • For a ten year period since 2005, certified coaches for the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association, the International Billiards & Snooker Federation, and the English Association for Snooker & Billiards.


David Puddy and Nic Barrow take their training every where they go...
in this case Niagara Falls in Toronto. 😆

Nic Barrow with David Puddy snooker coaching at Niagara Falls


To find out more about David Puddy, the CCSA and how to become a Snooker Gym Coach in North America, please visit:

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