Kicking Out: From the Drill Instructor. ~ Dominic Esposito {Part 1}

Your opponent has executed a safety, placing the cue ball behind a cluster and you have to kick out and make a good hit.

Do you walk up to the table and think:

“Now what do I do!” Or do you think, “I know how to kick this!’

Drill One:

Place the cue ball in front of Diamond Point 0, from four inches to three diamonds out from the rail. Place an object ball on the rail at Diamond Points 1, 2, & 3, as shown. Shoot, with 1-Tip of English, Right of Center on the cue ball, into Diamond Point 0 to hit the 1 ball. Shoot, with 2-Tips of English, Right of Center on the cue ball, into Diamond Point 0 to hit the 2 ball. Shoot, with 3-Tips of English, Right of Center on the cue ball, into Diamond Point 0 to hit the 3 ball.


Diagram 1 Dominic Esposito