Learning Tip: Pay attention to better players. You’ll have plenty of time in the pool room or at tournaments when you’re not playing. Spend that time wisely. Find out who the better players are or seek out some professional players. You can learn a lot from them. Attitude, Focus, Intensity, and Knowledge of a professional player will inspire and educate you. Watch their shot selections and their methods of executing shots. If their choices surprise you, ask yourself why that is better than the way you’d have played it. If you can’t see the logic in their choice, ask a better player about the situation or better yet, ask the shooter after his match or later in the day.