Why expectations at the pool table mess up your game

Why expectations at the pool table mess up your game

“Hold your wrist straight!” “Follow through!” “Now get your s**t together, will ya!” Do you know these instructions, probably from the inside of your head? I recently read the book “The Inner Game of Golf” by Tim Gallwey. Gallwey first came to public attention in the 1970s, when he explained his concept of the inner game in his bestseller “The Inner Game of Tennis”. He was a tennis coach at that time and quickly noticed that tennis lessons with a lot of verbal instructions and technical corrections just didn’t work and stressed out his students. Especially he noticed that his students criticized themselves very harshly. (more…)

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