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2510 W Maine, Boise

60-Minute Private or Group Billiards Lesson at Billiards of Idaho (Up to 48% Off)

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Engaging billiards lessons help students elevate their game while improving skills such as aim, cue-ball control, and strategic thinking

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7 ratings2 reviews
November 27, 2019
Carlajean was friendly, very knowledgeable and taught us a lot in an hour.
56 ratings43 reviews
August 18, 2019
Carla Jean is a great instructor. I highly recommend her
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August 8, 2019
I brought 4 of our baseball players to Learn pool and they had a blast and learned so much!! They were so kind and welcoming and informative. Will definitely go back!!!!
20 ratings10 reviews
May 26, 2019
It was a one of a kind experience. Wonderful teacher! Highly recommend.
1 ratings1 reviews
April 6, 2019
The most knowledgeable and friendly people who truly love billiards you will ever meet. The store has everything you need. I will schedules more lessons.
8 ratings5 reviews
July 26, 2018
Chalk Norris is our hero. Amazing instructor, we all feel very lucky to have had an hour of her time. Went shooting pool immediately after the lesson, and all four felt improvements. Very fun time in the lesson, and well worth the Groupon!
7 ratings2 reviews
June 25, 2018
Excellent and friendly...
1 ratings1 reviews
February 28, 2018
Great people great instruction. Continuing with lessons.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15.50 for a 60-minute private billiards lesson ($30 value)
  • $26 for a 60-minute group billiards lesson for up to four people ($50 value)

CarlaJean Beers has spent more than 20 years sharing her love of billiards with students of all ages and skill levels. Her group and private lessons can introduce beginners to the fundamentals or help more advanced students master skills such as English and banking techniques.

Pool Tables: A Peek Under the Felt

Pool is a timeless game and as such the design of the table has hardly changed in hundreds of years. Check out Groupon’s dissection of the history hidden in the pockets.

The pool table has occupied an indelible place in American culture for years, serving as a fixture in bars, billiard halls, and even the White House. In 1828, John Quincy Adams placed a pool table in the presidential quarters, leading a congressman to decry it as “gambling furniture.” Morality notwithstanding, the basic structure of the billiards or pool table has remained the same through much of modern history. While the earliest tables used wood for the top surface, or “bed,” most manufacturers since the 1820s have preferred slate—a rock that naturally breaks into flat pieces and resists warping. The modern pool tables most often seen in the United States contain six ”pockets” carved into the bed—one on each of the four corners and one at the midpoint of each longer side—as well as a border of rubber “rails” surrounding the playing surface. Stretched taut over the slate and tucked over the rails, a thin cloth of woven wool—not actually “felt,” as it’s called—has been the fabric of choice since the 1500s. Dimensions may vary—4.5’x9’ is the standard size—but pool tables are always rectangular and twice as long as they are wide in case players need to hop on top for a fencing match to settle any disputes.

One of the most striking variations among pool tables is in how they deal with the balls once they’re pocketed. Whether in a basement rec room or a pool hall, standard tables typically catch the balls in nets or pouches suspended under the pockets, making them easy to recover. In most commercial pool tables, however, each pocket is a trap door, confiscating the balls as they roll down a circuit of chutes inside the table and come to rest behind a sheet of plexiglass—visible yet irretrievable until players pay for the next game. Still, a curious thing happens in the event of a scratch: the cue ball manages to avoid the fate of its numbered brethren, funneling into its own receptacle so that the game can continue. There’s nothing mystical about the cue balls’ immortality, though. Some tables simply use a cue ball that’s ever-so-slightly larger than the others, allowing it to roll past the initial chute and drop into a larger one. Another method is to place a magnetic device inside the cue ball, which triggers a detector that closes a trap door and diverts the ball to a safer passage.

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