Tom Simpson was renowned in the billiard world. His multiple achievements, accreditations, and contributions provided a strong foundation for the Nat’l Billiard Academy.

  • PBIA Master Instructor* and Member of the Instructor Committee (*there are less than 20 Master Instructors worldwide)
  • ACS Level 4 Instructor/Coach (top level – internationally recognized)
  • Secret Aiming Systems ™ Coach (THE designated successor to Hal Houle, inventor of many of the Aiming Systems)
  • 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: Ghost ball 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 Cruise lines
Billiards Instructors

Eddie IsraelNBA Lead Instructor


Keren HooksDirector

Keith Whatley

Keith WhatleyNBA Instructor

Bill Cleary

Bill ClearyAssociate Instructor

Greg Moore

Greg MooreAssociate Instructor