What is in your toolbox?
Do you use ALL your tools when you play pool?
There are so many. Do you use them all?
Maybe it's taking breaks.
Remembering to act/be confident.
Breathe to slow down your adrenaline.
Drink lots of water.
Have no mercy.
There are SO many things to remember when you play in tournaments. Let's face it. Stay down. Sit still. Breathe. Try to beat your opponent 7-0. Wear comfy clothes. Hit balls before hand. Eat something effective. Keep mental notes handy to review. Oh, and pause then follow through.
While obviously you shouldn't be thinking about all of this during a tournament, you must still be aware of SO many things in your tool box.
I was talking to a player back in December during a break she had after a tough win.
She shared something with me, that I'm still shocked about.
The tables are kind of close to each other in a certain part of the room. She was playing a tall opponent.
She would deliberately leave a safety down a certain end of the pool table, so her opponent would have a difficult time making the shot b/c she would be crouched against another table to shoot, and have an awkward stance.
WOW. I had never thought of that.
Talk about using ALL the tools in your toolbox!
Makes me wonder what other tools are out there, as I hadn't thought about this one before!