The following videos cover basic terminology, the basics of the rules and how to play, and proper etiquette at the table:
Standard definitions for all billiards terminology can be found in the online pool glossary.
Here is some basic terminology dealing with a cue and a pool table (see also: pool table terminology):
Here’s information on standard table and room dimensions for various standard size tables.
Here is some terminology related to a pool shot:
Here’s a good demonstration of the 10 most important shot categories that must be learned to be a good pool player:
Here’s a good collection of highlight-reel shots to show you the range of creative and skilled shot options possible at a pool table:
Here’s a concise rules summary for 8-ball and 9-ball (based on the WPA World Standardized Rules). Information on rules for different leagues, along with a video-based rules quiz, can be found here: pool rules resources.
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