Pocket Billiards (Pool) For Beginners I

Pool is a fun and social sport for all ages! Learn the proper set-up, including how to hold the cue stick, how to form a bridge, accurately hitting the cue ball and aiming. Choosing which ball to sink and pool table management will be introduced as well as the basics of how to hit angled shots, longer shots, touch shots and bank shots. This course will cover the games of call shot and 8-ball.

Each 2-hour class will feature at least one hour of instruction and approximately one hour of playing time with coaching/instruction. No experience or equipment is necessary.


Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is a longtime sports teacher who has been teaching pocket billards and tennis since 2000. This summer he will begin teaching windsurfing on Lake Pflugerville for Informal Classes.

Course Materials

Please bring $5 per class for the pool table rental fee. No experience necessary.

This class requires all participants to complete and sign a university Release and Indemnification Agreement before being considered enrolled in the class. Bring the completed form to the first class meeting and turn in to your instructor.

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A cue stick and a ball

October 2, 2018 to October 23, 2018

Class Days: Tuesday
Class Times: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fee: $89
Program ID: IC19079

The class will take place at Slick Willie's at 8440 Burnet Road. Please bring a $15 per person site fee to the first class to cover equipment and pool table fS50ees. No experience necessary.