About The National Billiard Academy
Tom Simpson founded the National Billiard Academy (accredited by the PBIA since 2004).
With more than 100 years combined pool playing and over 25 years teaching, National Billiard Academy is THE premier, accredited pool school.
The NBA has trained over 3,500 pool players and certified over 200 instructors. Our pool school offers billiard lessons for every skill level.
We’ve been evolving and refining the National Billiard Academy 3-Day Weekend Intensive for over 25 years now. It’s the real deal. Your pool school experience will give you the tools, skills, and knowledge to break you through whatever is holding you back.
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Tom was the founder of Elephant Balls, Ltd., and invented the Elephant Practice Balls and Ghostball Aim Trainer products, used worldwide since 1994. Practice Balls are available at this link, directly from the source; there is a limited quantity available as they are no longer manufactured. Tom’s training aid, the Stroke Groover, was tested extensively in pool school. See a video of this terrific product in action.
Tom’s book of 129 instructional columns is now shipping. Presenting 20 years of Tom’s best work, the Beat People With a Stick! billiard lesson book offers clear instruction & key insights for every player. Click for more info.
We are the exclusive distributor for the original Jerico Stinger Cues. The Pro Stinger is the world’s best jumpbreak cue. Stinger Pro Player Representative Shawn Putnam was selected in 2007 as the world’s best jumpshot artist. These cues are endorsed by seven PBIA Master Instructors, and are being used by top pros such as Kid Delicious, Mike Massey, Tony Robles, Buddy Hall, Jeanette Lee, Ewa Laurence, Tom Rossman, Stefano Pelinga, and Jennifer Barretta. Try one for 30 days. You’ll be astonished! Click for more info.
Click here for an article by Tom about how to become a better pool player. Click here for Tom’s article about finding your Pattern of Missing, and click here for the corresponding Excel worksheets.