Nic Barrow, Snooker Coach to Ronnie O'Sullivan 2023/24...

...offers the ultimate personal one to one coaching experience.

We Help Frustrated Club Players And Amateurs
To Beat Their Highest Break...

Achieve your goals and resolve the biggest issues in your game with:

1 to 1 Coaching

Distance Coaching
…using our unique:

Practice Scheduling

Distance Support

Accountability System

Video Analysis

We Help Frustrated Club Players And Amateurs
To Beat Their Highest Break...

Achieve your goals and resolve the biggest issues in your game with:
1 to 1 Coaching
Distance Coaching
… Using our unique:
Practice Scheduling
Distance Support
Accountability System
Video Analysis

The Snooker Gym's

Beat Your Highest Break Accelerator

"For those who want the quickest result, in the least time"

STEP 1 of 3

Video Analysis, Diagnosis, Prescription

STEP 2 of 3

Practice Scheduling & Accountability Platform

STEP 3 of 3

🔸 OPTION 1 🔸
One to One Sessions

Distance Coaching


⭐  STEP 1 of 3  ⭐


 For 1 to 1 Coaching 

At the beginning of our session, I will look at your technique, shot routines, and cue action from 11 different positions. I will then talk you through the priorities in your game.
The over head camera will be recording this process if filmed in my training studio.
If filmed at your home or club, it will be with my portable camera (or yours).

 For Distance Coaching 

Just follow the instructions on how to film your own game, and send us the videos from these 11 set positions with our easy online video sending tool. 
I then spend half a day analysing those videos in detail.

This package makes The Snooker Gym's Distance Coaching almost as good as being here yourself for one to one coaching!

You then receive:
  • A video critique of all the major parts of your game
  • Online notes summarising these analysis
  • My suggestions for your technique & cueing – organised into a prioritised list
  • A shared online practice schedule that we can both view, comment on with text or video chat, and record troublesome shots for me to have a look at and advise on

These build proficiency in technique, cueing, practice schedules, and break building.


⭐  STEP 2 of 3  ⭐


Each of our 150+ practice routine exercises features:
  • Video or picture demonstrating the exercise and ball positions
  • Written descriptions and tips
  • A Red (20 break level) to Black (100 break level) scoring system to measure gradual progress to your goals
  • Ability to record and refer to your scores over time
  • Availability on iPhone iOS / Android / PC & Mac desktops

    In March 2024 we added over 100 X 1 minute videos on the most important elements of technique.
    Your bespoke prescription of what to practice in technique can now be loaded into the platform as part of your programme. 

Communication with your TSG Coach:

Whether you are working with Nic, or a Snooker Gym Coach certified to use this platform,
you can communicate in the following ways together:

You can record a video of your own game (or take a picture of a ball position / part of your technique) and send it to your coach along with notes or questions…

Nic, or your Snooker Gym Coach will then reply with written or video answers

Over years of testing various distance coaching programmes,
I have noticed key factors that help students improve the most.

Our new coaching platform offers you all of these in a much simpler way than ever before in cue sports. Your Snooker Gym Coach (or Nic if you are working with him) will review every exercise, score, and comment you complete in your platform...
  • Setting personalised practice routines with diagrams or video instruction (we have over 100 routines to choose from, and also create bespoke routines)
  • A simple diary into which you can record your progress and scores
  • A motivational green (exercise completed) or red (exercise not completed) traffic light system incentivises you to keep practice compliance rates high
  • Accountability (because your coach can see which routines you have missed, and message you accordingly!)
  • Easy two way communication between coach and student – using either text or video from within the app
  • Very simply record and upload either your technique or shot situations on the table that you have questions about
  • A weekly review diary that your coach will comment on to help you keep on track
  • Ability to share your exercise results on social media


⭐  STEP 3 of 3  ⭐

Option 1:

 One To One Sessions 


Chris Schwartz & Nathan Boughen – England, UK
How to pot a ball down a cushion

In this recording of a live one to one training, we work on potting balls down the cushion.
The video demonstrates a simple awareness technique that helps with this shot…

You and I may cover the following in one to one sessions:

  • Technique optimisation
  • Cueing skills
  • Aiming & Potting
  • Shot making
  • Positional play
  • Break building
  • Match practice together
  • In frame shot selection
  • Practice strategy
  • Psychology
  • Planning your targets
  • Miscellaneous topics according to your needs
Option 2:

 Distance Coaching 


Winston Ip from New Zealand
The ideal screw back bridge hand

Winston Ip from New Zealand had an Accountability & Coaching call with me, kindly allowing us to show a few minutes of the recording.

This highlight clip reveals a little bit about how the coaching calls are set up, and features a key piece of advice about the screw back bridge hand.

Whilst we were using Skype on this call in 2018, we now prefer Zoom for our calls.

For most of the Accountability Calls, you or I will not need to be near a snooker or pool table... We decide the exact format on a session by session basis.

📌  Beat Your Highest Break Accelerator Case Studies  📌

I have achieved a higher playing standard than all but a few hundred players in the world, and coached Ding to world number one status back in 2013. But my specialism is ‘Helping Frustrated Amateurs, Beat Their Highest Break’…

How Umr Hayat in Norway made his 100th century, including his highest of 139…

What helped Simon Wong in Australia
make his first colours clearance in a match:

Coaching Principles & Beliefs we live by:

  • Everything in technique, serves our goal of better delivering the cue on the correct line, cue ball height, and speed.
  • Every player can discover their optimised technique, that is unique to them.
  • Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.
  • We are mostly aware of our symptoms, not the causes of those symptoms.
  • All causes have the positive intention, which we can attain without the cause and the symptom.
  • Learning is one thing, applying that knowledge is another.
  • No one can ever pot everything, as the game is too difficult.
  • You are never frustrated with your game, only with your broken wants or expectations.

Our Company Values

Customer experience is our number 1 priority
We give 100% and play full out
We decide fast, and finish fast
We show humanity and kindness
We do and say what is right

We guarantee that within 90 days you will have beaten at least two of your highest breaks in the following areas:

  • Highest break in a frame.
  • Highest break in the line up.
  • Highest average over 5 line ups.
  • Highest number of long blues out of ten attempts.
  • Repetitive pinks.
  • Repetitive blacks.
  • Repetitive colours.
If you do not beat two of your highest breaks as listed within 90 days, you will get the extra access to Nic’s resources of time and effort to help you achieve it.

Your Commitments:

To offer the guarantee we will need to:
  • Define clear targets you want to achieve.
  • Agree they are possible in the time you have available to play.
  • Set a schedule of exercises of which you complete 80%+ between sessions.

A few other simple ideas to consider:

View this programme as an upgrade to every table you play on – an upgrade than makes the table pot more balls!

You pay for what you learn in one of two way in life:

  • By making the mistakes yourself.
  • By paying someone who has already made all the mistakes for you, to prevent you making them!

Being a part of this programme is to become a part of on ongoing continuous research project that aims to serve players all over the world just like you.

These programmes trade my time, represent my second highest tier of service, and I can have no more than 24 students at any given time.

To find out if you are a good fit for coaching with Nic or other Snooker Gym Coach,
please complete your Player Profile and we will come back to you with some feedback...

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Advantages of the facilities with
TSG Academy in Milton Keynes:

  • It is totally private and secluded from the rest of the club, which means we have:
    🌟 Peace: There is no foot traffic coming through the room
    🌟 Quiet: There is no noise from TVs or other members
    🌟 Privacy: There are no prying eyes to stare at what we are doing.
  • You will have the best training environment available: I have spared no cost introducing ideas I have seen in the best training rooms I have visited in over 50 countries.
  • You will have a professional video archive of what we do, with each topic split into a separate video clip for ease of future reference. The idea being to double the value of the session by allowing you to take it away with you.
  • I have also invested around £10,000 or so on getting broadcast quality cameras, microphones, and lighting to give the perfect training experience and video archive of what you do for future reference: this service in unique in snooker.
  • You will have access to all the best training toys that money can buy – whatever your game needs, there will be a camera, video analysis tool, or coaching toy to suit.
    You will also have use of our three problem solving products which
    The training, like a tailor made suit, is totally bespoke to your game, your faults, and your aspirations.

Here is an example clip of one topic:

Here is a sample video analysis:

The Training Experience:

At The Snooker Gym, we adopt a scientific, measurable way to diagnose your problems and prescribe your solutions.

The teaching is structured, facilitated with scientific explanation and demonstration.

Having played at professional standard, I can also demonstrate anything that is worked on in the session. I am not an ex player who thinks I can coach – but I do this full time as my living.

My clients have described my coaching style with the following words and phrases:

Knowledgeable, patient, professional, humorous, considered, breaking everything down, humble/not arrogant, delivered with a personal touch, and not salesy.

To accelerate your progress within the session, I also spent around £30,000 getting certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, and various personal development trainings to give me the requisite training skills.

If you want to learn to play the game in the right way, then invest once and remember it forever. You will then have reset your hard drive and taken away the guesswork from your game.

Despite some player’s fears, I do not feel I am too good to help even an absolute beginner (because I was there once in my game), and won’t force you to put your videos onto YouTube…

While I have a good track record working with top professionals, international federations, and training commentators from abroad, my main passion is helping players like you to improve your game.

Before I stop coaching, why not book at least one session to help you uncover ways of playing you never thought possible before...

Testimonial from Ben Bailey – business owner and snooker enthusiast

Testimonial from Lee, who has made over 100 century breaks

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Training benefits included in your
Beat Your Highest Break Accelerator:

We believe we offer the most improvement (NOT most hours!) per £1,000 invested in the world.
This way, you avoid the opportunity cost of spending many more hours with the less experienced...
Full personalised video analysis and diagnosis of your game. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Weekly rating system. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Online practice scheduling and accountability. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
First choice on product launches, trials, and invitations. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
* 5 Day Master Class highlights (24 topics): 138 video collection   ✔️ ✔️
* Coaching Ultimate Archive: 174 topics / 1,181 videos
(normally £795) 👉 More info
  ✔️ ✔️
* Cue Sports Psychology Ninja Course: Levels 1, 2, 3
(normally £247) 👉 More info
  ✔️ ✔️
** 3 hours per year:
EITHER:  1 x annual full video analysis by Nic
OR:          1 x annual 3 hour on table session with Nic
** 3 hours per quarter:
EITHER: 1 x quarterly 3 hour on table session with Nic
OR:         1 x monthly 1 hour accountability call with Nic
** 3 hours per month
EITHER: 1 x monthly 3 hour on table session with Nic
OR:         1 x week of training (6 full days)
Monthly practice routines set based on your standard, life situation, and goals. Comments via text, photo, video answered by Nic. ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
*** Annually
**** Monthly
* All content remains live in your account as long as your subscription continues. 
** Annual plan sessions expire 12 months from subscription - session options not taken in the relevant month / year, are not carried forward / will expire.
*** Annual plans automatically renew every year at the same price (if you decide to allow the subscription to renew, the renewal price is then NOT subject to our annual price increase) 
**** Monthly plans have a minimum 3 month commitment which covers the initial 3 hour session cost. After this, they can stopped at any time (you do not have to continue for 12 months)
  • I have a maximum 16 spaces available for these one to one programmes, and limit my time to 99 training days per year.
  • Fees are non refundable but could be exchanged for other Snooker Gym products / services under certain circumstances.

Single One Month Session Prices:

(add travel cost for a session at your home / club):
Full distance video analysis (takes me around 3 hours):
Half day (3 hrs) in Milton Keynes, UK:
Full day from 10-5pm in Milton Keynes, UK:


These options INCLUDE:
  • Pre session study (to save you a lot of time in the session)
  • Your bespoke prescription for technique skills and practice routines, uploaded into your scheduling and accountability app.
Nic Barrow coaching Ronnie O'Sullivan
Due to my work with Ronnie O'Sullivan I have less time (but more demand) over the coming months.

This page may go onto a wait list basis at any time. 

The Snooker Gym Academy Facilities

👇 (Click on these sphere pictures below to get an interactive 360° view) 👇

The Snooker Gym Training facility 1 The Snooker Gym Training facility 2 The Snooker Gym Training facility 3

Here is a quick clip showing the twin training table set up at The Snooker Gym Academy:

Training CAN ALSO be held in your own club, home or country

To find out if you are a good fit for coaching with Nic,
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