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Snooker coach Stuart Graham wants to pass on knowledge to junior players
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 email@example.com.
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