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Beat People with a Stick!

Still stuck at the same old level? Get unstuck.

Play the best pool of your life, starting now!

Get focused on your game.

Learn about our 3-Day Weekend Intensives

currently offered in various cities in the US.

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EXPERIENCED

Instructors and staff, decades of play and teaching.

ACCREDITED

National Billiard Academy has been
accredited by the PBIA since 2004.

ACCLAIMED

Hundreds of testimonials and reviews in publications and websites.
Thousands of happy, improved players.

Welcome to the National Billiard Academy

Our Founder

Tom Simpson is the founder of the National Billiard Academy. He is also the inventor of Elephant Practice Balls, Ghostball Aim Trainer products, and the Stroke Groover.

Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson was the inventor of multiple pool products and wrote hundreds of billiard articles and publications. The National Billiard Academy is the only school authorized to teach the specialized Aiming Systems of Hal Houle. Several thousand players have been trained and over 200 new instructors produced since 1995 through the National Billiard Academy.

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Pool School

Various Cities. Classes for all levels. Play the best pool of your life, starting now!

Welcome to the National Billiard Academy

Most players are stuck at some level because their fundamentals are not strong enough to allow them to progress. The NBA is dedicated to developing & maintaining a solid foundation of good fundamentals. Over 25 years of helping players play waaayy better!

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Products

Excellent training, knowledge, and performance products. Perfect your game.

Terrific products any pool player would love.

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3-Day Weekend Intensive

The Intensive is our “boot camp” for billiard players of every level. After 25 years of refinement, we feel this is the best 3-day pool player training program available. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing. This is the true – and often surprising – billiards foundation every player needs, taught by highly experienced, full–time pool instructors.

We identify & correct your form flaws. We all have some, we’re typically not aware of them, and they are what’s holding us back. To play better pool, you need a simple, precise, consistent setup and stroke that works with your body. You need clear, physics-correct understanding of ball behavior, and practical methods for finding perfect aim.

You want to enjoy the game more, and play with dignity. We promise this, and more, will happen for you.

Listen to Tom describe the 3-Day Intensive in the 5-minute audio clip below.

Visit the POOL SCHOOL page to learn more.

National Billiard Academy by the Numbers

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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.

You’re welcome to check out more Comments from Players here at the website.

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.

Student Testimonials

“Thoroughly impressed, satisfied, and jazzed for tomorrow!”

“Love it, I feel better already”

“Pace is good for all skill levels. Instructors are very approachable and the video analysis is particularly helpful.”

“I’ve played pool all my life and I thought I knew the game well; but after going to the pool clinic I was very happy with what I got out of it. The instructor was great and very helpful, so I’m going to take the advanced class also. Thanks”

“Excited to practice what I have learned and am glad I took the class. I have a good foundation to use for continuing to learn and become a better player.”

“Individual instruction was positive with all instructors. I mean the put forth positive comments rather than negative comments to gain corrective action.”

Get the 2017 schedule & pricing for the 3-Day Intensive.

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