Snooker coach Stuart Graham wants to pass on knowledge to junior players

Basingstoke Gazette: Snooker coach Stuart Graham Snooker coach Stuart Graham

NEWLY qualified Old Basing snooker coach Stuart Graham is looking to pass on his new found knowledge and once again build a thriving base of junior players in the town.

The 35-year-old received his coaching certification from the English Association of Snooker and Billiards, as well as the International Billiards and Snooker Federation.

Graham said: “I stopped playing in the early ’90s after playing on the Cuestars circuit travelling all around the South of England.

“I got back into the game and rebuilt my technique. I really enjoyed doing it and this is what got me interested in coaching.”

He is keen to start a junior section at the Academy, based on the Moniton Trading Estate, as well as maybe father and son sessions.

As a father of two young sons, Benjamin aged nine and Joseph aged seven, he sees the enjoyment that young players get from the game.

Graham said: “There are lot of father and sons playing and would be nice for them to be coached together.

“Snooker is getting a lot of coverage at the moment with the World Championships, and I am sure there are kids out there that would like to take up the game and a junior section will hopefully help this. They could be the next Ronnie O’Sullivan.

“My sons play cricket at Hook and I see the older children coaching the younger kids. I would like to see this happening with snooker in the town.”

Graham is available to coach any snooker players who would like to improve their game.

Anyone interested in joining a junior section or who would like some coaching can contact Graham by email at stuart@stuartgrahamcoaching.co.uk.

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