This is Volume 22 of PoolSynergy, a monthly collection of the best writing on pool.

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I picked this topic because I am quite interested in knowing what other people who take the game seriously are doing when it comes to practice. As you’ll see from my own piece at the bottom of the list, my actual results have been hit and miss, so I’m especially interested in hearing what’s worked for others so I can maybe use it to be more effective in my own improvement efforts.

Gail Glazebrook – The 14.1 Effect By playing and practicing a lot of 14.1, Gail’s been able to greatly improve her use of side pockets, her caroms and combos, and up her level of concentration.

Gary Frerking – 12 Guiding Principles of Practice Give Gary’s 12 guiding principles a read and see if they don’t make great sense. They might just turn your practice habits around,.

Michael Reddick – The Bare Naked Truth – What Worked, What Didn’t Michael reveals to us the nine things that have contributed to his improvement as a player, and six things that have not.

Tim Chin – Practice Makes Permanent Tim has two big tips for everyone that can be used whether you have lots of time to practice or can just squeeze in a short session.

Mike Fieldhammer – Practice What You PreachMike, a long time trainer to quite a large number of students has boiled his experience down to 4 words: Learn, Teach, Compete and Repeat.

Johnny101 – Johnny101 calls himself a Fast and Loose Accountant, practicing what he feels like whenever it comes to mind, but tracking each and every shot in a logbook for reporting summaries later that month.

Melinda has had a goal that she’s been successful at implementing, to put in 1-3 hours of hitting balls by herself on a 9 foot table. See what else she does to get and stay sharp and competitive on tour.

Ace Toscano – The Pendulum Stroke – No Can Do. Read of Ace’s trials and tribulations trying to do what he know is right, but can’t get to work.

John Biddle – Practice: What has/hasn’t Worked for Me John talks a little about his practice weaknesses, then details the routines which have and continue to work best for him, even if he isn’t able to put in enough time doing them.