• PBIA Master Instructor (9 worldwide) and Member of the Instructor Committee
• ACS Level 4 Instructor/Coach (top level – internationally recognized)
• Founder: National Billiard Academy (Accredited PBIA Master Academy – since 2004)
• Secret Aiming Systems™ Coach
• Professor: Billiard University
• Certified PAT™ Examiner (the Playing Ability Test)
• Founder: Elephant Balls, Ltd.
• Inventor: Elephant Practice Balls® and Beautiful Balls® (used on ESPN)
• Inventor: The Stroke Groover®
• Developer: Ghostball Aim Trainer®
• Instructional Columnist: Inside Pool, Professor Q-Ball, Inside English, Stroke Magazine, Sneaky Pete Mafia, Cue Times
• Technical Editor: Inside Pool Magazine
• Chairman: ACS Instructor Committee
• First Billiards Instructor selected to teach on Royal Caribbean Cruiselines
Tom has been a player most of his life, and has been an active instructor since 1994.
In 1994, Tom founded Elephant Balls, Ltd., the manufacturer & marketer of Elephant Practice Balls, the Ghostball Aim Trainer, and numerous other products. Elephant Balls is now a well-established brand, but is no longer owned by Tom.