Playing billiards requires an understanding of geometry, Newton's third law of physics, and how to make a stick go ouchy on a ball and make the ball go vroom vroom at another ball. Recall halcyon days of youth with today’s Groupon for instruction at Georgia Billiard Academy in Marietta. Choose between the following options:
- For $137, you get a two-day intensive clinic (a $275 value).
- For $67, you get a video billiards consultation and three 90-minute classes (a $135 value).
During the 45-minute video consultation, a Georgia Billiard Academy instructor leads students as young as six years old through fundamentals and drills while recording the students’ motions from three angles, gauging their skill level, and offering criticism. One-on-one training sessions, where instruction is based on the data gathered from the consultation, include drills and tips that will help students earn street cred in streets where cred is solely based on being good at pool. While GBA's Saturday morning appointments are reserved for junior players, those older than 13 can schedule appointments from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Friday and until 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
A two-day intensive clinic, held on the third Friday and Saturday of each month, provides hands-on, personalized instruction. GBA instructors capture each student's skills on film, then work with the students to hone skills such as aiming, controlling the ball, and opening jars of pickles. Players depart the clinic toting a DVD of their initial analysis in addition to a firmer grasp on the slippery game of billiards.