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Snooker Screw Shot Secrets

technique Jun 14, 2018

A client of mine emailed me this morning saying that he could not screw back and would either see the cue ball stopping when it hits the object ball or jumping over the object ball.


For screw back, go through this simple checklist to make sure you are doing things right:

  • Keep head still during shot
  • Get consistent at 6 inch screw shots first
  • Hold the cue looser
  • Make the backswing slower, more controlled, and flatter
  • Start the delivery slowly and gradually accelerate the cue
  • Ensure cue finishes delivery at same height that you addressed cue ball
  • Stay down until both balls stop moving – especially when you miscue, so that you can diagnose what your cue action and technique did / did not do