Get instructional tips from these Pros!


See the Doctor of Billiardology and World Masters Trick Shot Champion conduct 53 individual lessons on the Official APA Youtube Channel.  The billiard world's most reputable entertainer travels and performs exhibitions, challenges and provides instruction for APA League players all over the country.

Dr. Cue has been chosen as the APA's ambassador to promote amateur pool.  In addition to exhibitions, Dr. Cue also writes instruction columns for The American Poolplayer magazine, and holds special performances during APA national events!

You can find hundreds of archived questions and answers from Ray Shultz in the categories below. Ray has several professional titles under his belt and has offered many tips and tricks for your pool game.

Ray's Tips & Hints

Tools & Equipment
Professionals & Becoming a Professional
Ray's Personal Life & Career
Shots, Practice & Techniques

Tina Pawloski is an APA member from San Diego, Calif.  She is a Skill Level 7
in 8-Ball and a Skill Level 9 in 9-Ball.  Tina began playing pool in 1992 and has 8 years of experience playing in the APA.  After competing in a number of Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) qualifiers in 2005, she earned a spot in
every WPBA Classic Tour event in 2006.  After spending a year on tour, Tina
decided professional pool wasn’t for her and returned to San Diego and began playing in the APA again.  She has spent the past few years helping fellow members
of the San Diego APA improve their game through instructional lessons.
Christina De La Garza
Cristina De La Garza is a WPBA Touring Professional from Austin, Texas.
Cristina joined the APA in 2004 and competed in several top regional and national APA tournaments. She made her WPBA debut in 2008 and through her finishes in the 2009 season, earned her Tour card for 2010. In addition to her experience as a player, Cristina is also a writer and reporter for InsidePOOL Magazine and is frequently featured as an interviewer and commentator for
many professional men’s tournaments. Her sponsors include Poison Cues, Cue
It Up!™ Cue Holders by, and Gambler
Clothing. Cristina has learned important lessons over the last couple of years, traveling around the world competing in and working at men’s and women’s professional events.  Cristina can be contacted at
Click here to read articles by Christina on how her experiences in the APA
shaped her development and taught her important concepts that she still
applies to her game today.
Terry Bell
Terry Bell, APA Co-Founder and former professional poolplayer, has developed this series of instructional videos to assist players in
furthering their game.
The Masters Series discusses what to look for in equipment, as well as how important good equipment is for shooting well.  He also provides instruction on the fundamentals of the game, aiming, basic positioning, and much more!