The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is delighted to share that the ‘Introduction To Snooker’ coaching sessions in support of Parkinson’s UK have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those taking part.

The sessions, which began in February and will continue until the end of May, engage with local Parkinson’s UK groups to offer free two-hour sessions hosted by WPBSA coaches offering basic-level, fun snooker coaching, as well as recreational group play and the opportunity to socialise with fellow group members.

Additional sessions with the WPSBA’s Head of Coaching and Training Development Manager Chris Lovell at Preston’s Elite Snooker Club were recently announced and one person taking part in the session described it as “pitched at a great level which is accessible for all and great fun.”

Further feedback from a recent session at the Portslade Sports Centre in Brighton included:

  • “Fantastic social experience”
  • “Helped me feel better after feeling low in mood earlier today”
  • “Helped with my physical movements”
  • “Helped me with my coordination”
  • “Holding the cue helped momentarily with my tremor”.

There is still time to take part and a full list of upcoming session’s can be found below. Please note that some dates have changed from those initially announced.

  • Maltings Q Club, King’s Lynn
    • Contact – Phill Welham
    • Wednesday 27th March – 3pm
    • Wednesday 24th April – 3pm
    • Wednesday 29th May – 3pm
  • Brackla Snooker Club, Bridgend
    • Contact – Byron Phillips
    • Wednesday 3rd April – 11am
    • Wednesday 17th April – 11am
    • Wednesday 1st May – 11am
  • Portslade Sports Centre, Brighton
    • Contact – Olly Stewart
    • Wednesday 3rd April – 2pm
    • Wednesday 17th April – 2pm
  • Elite Snooker Club, Preston
    • Contact – Chris Lovell
    • Monday 8th April – 12:30pm
    • Monday 15th April – 12:30pm
    • Monday 13th May – 12:30pm
  • Club 147, Leicester
  • Barratts Snooker Club, Northampton
  • Woking Snooker Centre, Woking
    • Contact – Dave Harwood
    • Thursday 9th May – 11am
    • Thursday 16th May – 11am
    • Thursday 23rd May – 11am
    • Thursday 30th May – 11am

Find out more about the Parkinson’s UK Introduction to Snooker sessions.


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