What are some recommended “best practices” for the pre-shot routine?
For more information, see “VEPP – Part I: Introduction and Fundamentals,” (BD, April, 2012).
The following video demonstrates what many players often do wrong:
This video also provides excellent advice: NV B.5 – Mike Page’s pre-shot routine video (part 1, part 2). Also, these two articles by Bob Jewett offer excellent advice:
- Bob Jewett’s August ’00 BD article dealing with pre-shot routine
- Bob Jewett’s OnTheBreak March ’06 article dealing with pre-shot routine
An important part of a pre-shot routine is creating good alignment with your vision center positioned properly for consistent and accurate sighting. It is also important to have a consistent and purposeful eye pattern.
Concerning the stroke, recommended best practices are described and demonstrated here: