Watching this video is so inspiring for new players in pool. Watch this young woman from Austriia defeat the favorite player in the BCA Open 9 ball Championship. This women have it all: focus, concentration, strong caracter, skill and control.
Playing pool, 8 or 9 ball or any kind of billiards game is an art, an art thar requires knowledge, patience, temperance, will power and skill. To learn the basics of pool faster do not just go and play with your friends, learn the fundamentals and principles of its mechanics.
A couple of years ago, my sister gave me a book about the way to resolve the most chalenging shots in poll. In it I found the basics which as the autor claims, helped me improve my game with just the first couple of lessons. And even though I did not study all of it now my friends think a´m a killing machine at the pool table, ! just with the first lessons !
The pool basics include: how to aim at the right point, how to execute draw shots, follow shots, cut shots, etc.