Pool classes are held in Albany, New York. Our 3-Day Weekend Intensive pool lessons are comprised of three one-day, small-group clinics.

  1. Rock Solid Fundamentals
  2. Controlling the Balls
  3. Secret Aiming Systems of the Pros

Each course runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We partner with pool halls in the Albany, New York area to host our classes and have excellent relationships with many local businesses. Depending on the needs of our students and availability locations may change. Classes are scheduled 30-60 days in advance to adapt to our students time frame.

For class schedules and locations call 614-975-8337.

Pool lessons are hands-on, taught by world class pool instructors. To improve, you need to spend time at the table, practicing the skills that we’re working on. Pool school is not competitive. Each class will have pool players starting at different skill levels, with individuals working on their own skills, at their own table. Multiple billiards instructors will be available to help each player work on the skills they need to focus on.

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These Pool School Intensives are booked 30 to 60 days in advance. We can only work with about 200 players per year and class sizes are limited. We focus on small classes for better personalized instruction to improve each player. Attend pool school with a friend, and you each get a $200 discount.

For the upcoming pool school schedule, locations & pricing, email CLASSES@POOLCLINICS.com or call 614-975-8337.

Regular Classes are Held in the Following Cities:

Call or email for current dates, costs, possible openings, or to discuss your individual needs and concerns. We are happy to address specific requests. If you would like to schedule an Intensive in a city not listed above, contact me for details. A minimum of 6 players is needed to open a new class.

Private pool lessons with Tom Simpson are available through special arrangement, usually in Roanoke, Virginia and surrounding areas.

We recommend that players at every level take the 3-Day Intensive. Day 1 is “Rock Solid Fundamentals.” Most pool players are stuck at some level because their fundamentals are not strong enough to allow them to progress. I am a maniac about developing & maintaining a solid foundation of good fundamentals. Advanced knowledge is of little value without this base. If you can’t make the cueball go where you want, advanced knowledge & techniques are of little value. Once your fundamentals are shaping up, “Controlling the Balls” (Day 2) is the next logical step. After that, “Secret Aiming Systems of the Pros” (Day 3) helps you put it all together into a stronger game – permanently. Most players come out of the 3-Day Intensive with enough to work on to make progress on their own for several years. View the BROCHURE.

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Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson

Analyzing student stroke videos

Analyzing student stroke videos

The “A” Team: Master Instructors Mark Finkelstein, Tom Simpson, Mark Powell

The “A” Team: Master Instructors Mark Finkelstein, Tom Simpson, Mark Powell

National Billiard Academy, Albany, New York location

National Billiard Academy, Albany, New York.
Albany is one of the cities we regularly hold our pool classes in. The week-end intensive pool classes are scheduled Saturday, Sunday and Monday from approximately 9:00am to 5:30pm each day. Classes end a bit earlier on the third day.

We partner with local pool halls for our classes and specific locations may change. Class locations are selected to offer the best learning environment and easy access for attending students. We always reserve all or part of the room to ensure our students get the best education possible.

Note: The Intensive is the same at all locations. Tom is always the lead instructor. You’ll get the same class wherever you attend.

Pool Lessons in Albany, New York

How to Book Your Classes

Dates and locations for the Pool School Intensives are set 4-6 months ahead of the class date. Phone us at 614-975-8337 or email us to get the current class schedule & pricing. Register for the city/dates you want or request to be notified when a class opens up in your area.

Weekend Intensives in your city?
We occasionally offer the 3-Day Weekend Intensives in cities other than those listed. Call or email us to request a class in your city. If we give us your email and we’ll notify you when something opens up closer to you.

Become an Instructor
There is an enormous need for good instructors, and it’s very gratifying to see players improve. Teaching also raises your own game. All PBIA & ACS Instructor credentials are available through this school, at all locations. Tom has certified over 175 instructors. Call or email for details.

How to Become a Better Pool Player
An ARTICLE by Tom.