Instructional Articles by Tim Miller

The Monk Billiard Academy (www.monkbilliardacademy.net), founded in 1991 by Tim Miller, (The Monk) is dedicated to making you the best pool player you can become. Tim's unique philosophy on the inner game of pool has helped countless players realize the player within.

  • Consistency

    In my workshops, I always ask the students what they are having the most trouble with. Almost every single time, they answer, "consistency". Most players are working to bring consistency to their game. After all, if they could perform the way they are capable of performing, and do this every time, they would win more games, raise their league average and win more tournaments.
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  • Consistency - Part 2

    If you hit the same shot the exact same way every time, you will become a consistent player. Almost every student I encounter is looking for consistency in their game.
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  • Consistency - Part 3

    If I can help you become a more consistent player you will win more tournaments, more matches and raise your league average. It's hard to go to a tournament with a winning attitude if you are not sure how you are going to play.
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  • Getting a grip (right) is vital

    Getting a grip (the right one) is vital to a good game of pool. Within the grip is an eye that sees the shots. An eye that looks out of the grip hand and down the shaft towards the target.
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  • Ten Steps to take you to the Next Level

    Step 1. Visualize the break. See yourself smashing the rack with a strong accurate powerful break. The balls explode. You can hear the ball that drops in the pocket. You are left with a wide open table. When you visualize the break, you are building aggressive qualities that will win more games for you.
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  • The Match Player

    I have been involved in Match Play for a lot of money. And the money was not an issue. I have risk it all for that one moment when gentlemen meet gentlemen and the true art of pocket billiards is performed. I have taken as much delight in my opponents play as I have taken in my own performance.
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  • Steps taken by a self possessed man

    What happens when a Match Player competes with a Gambler? Nothing. A Match Player will not compete with a Gambler. There is a distinct difference between the two players. The Match Player is seeking the ultimate game, while the Gambler seeks to destroy.
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  • Let Go of Your Dream

    One you set your personal goals in this game, you must then be willing to let go of them. You begin your pocket billiards journey with the end in mind. And then you go about the process of getting yourself there.
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