Like an Easter egg hunt at a chicken-pox ward, billiards asks you to pocket orbs while trying not to scratch. Keep your mind on the game with today's Groupon: for $150, you get two billiards lessons from world champion Paul Gerni at locations in Lenexa and Shawnee (a $300 value).
"The Ambassador of Pool," 22-time world-champion trick-shot pool player Paul Gerni, has experience instructing all levels of cue wielders to precisely pocket ceramic orbs. During two one-hour lessons, Paul will rendezvous at popular Sidepockets or Shark's pool halls to teach players essentials such as how to improve cue-ball control and speed and when to play safeties. Under Paul’s friendly tutelage, players cover the basics of choosing the right angles and reading the table's patterns without invading its personal space during quick geometry tutorials. Adept pocket seekers may have time to explore more complex aspects of the game and even be invited to play on Paul Gerni's personal practice table, covered in Simonis cloth, which, like an overfed kangaroo, has extratight pockets.