Welcome to our website, and welcome to Canadian Snooker Academy!
Our academy was formed in mid-2019 to support the growing interest and development of the sport of Snooker in Canada. Our goal is to develop the next generations of Canadian Snooker players and Champions, and to help put Canadian Snooker firmly back in the spotlight on the World Stage.
Whether you are new to the sport, or a keen player looking to improve your skills, Canadian Snooker Academy can help you to achieve your goals. We will work with you to develop a personalized program which will concentrate on developing your skills, whilst also focusing on areas for improvement & growth.
A weekly COVID-19 lockdown series from the Canadian Snooker Academy aimed at Snooker enthusiasts and novices alike, "til Snooker do us Part" follows David Puddy, a WPBSA Level 2 Snooker coach, and his Wife Kristina Puddy, an absolute Snooker beginner, as he guides her through the relevant steps of learning how to play the Sport of Snooker. Filmed at the HQ of Canadian Snooker Academy in Simcoe, Ontario, each episode covers different aspects of the World renowned WPBSA "White to Black" training method, and follows Kristina's progress along the way.
This first episode in our fun and light-hearted "til Snooker do us Part..." series covers the basic fundamentals of learning to play Snooker - Stance, Bridge and Grip. Watch as WPBSA Level 2 coach David Puddy coaches his Wife & Snooker beginner Kristina Puddy during the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down.
As in any Marriage after the Honeymoon comes "the Adjustment Phase" and with Snooker its very similar. After the initial introduction of lesson 1, and working on practicing the fundamentals for a week, now comes the next step which is to apply those techniques in more realistic situations in order to grow the excitement, but as we know this does not always happen right away...........
Phase 3 of a marriage is sometimes called "the Great Escape". This is where a relationship is tested, and the work really begins. Lesson 3 in this series emulates this phase in the "marriage" between Player and Table.
Will the initial passion be replaced by frustration.......?.
Now that the honeymoon is well and truly over, and the basics have been covered - in the "Reassessment" phase, couples become more accustomed to their situation and any quirks.......
This lesson covers Dominant Eye and Ghost Ball aiming techniques:
Coached by her Husband, WPBSA World Snooker Coach David Puddy, Kristina Puddy's "Marriage" with Snooker enters the Growing Together phase. This lesson starts to combine the basic element of consistent pre-shot routine, with the more advanced elements required for cue ball control - namely Screw, Stun and Follow Through. The growth of these two elements together forms a strong connection in this relationship - a long way from "The Honeymoon Phase" now!!
During the 2020 COVID19 lockdown we raised over $2200 for Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, by challenging Snooker players (with tables at home) to pot as many blue balls out of 10 as possible.
Check out the video to see how they got on...
This video highlights the great work done in recent years by World Snooker (now "World Snooker Tour") growing the sport and bringing many new countries on board. With a huge increase in prize money, and more countries than even before involved, it is only a matter of time before North America gets on board as well.
Fast forward to 21:56 for a specific comment about the planned growth for Snooker in North America!
To offer structured Snooker training, from qualified, WPBSA Accredited coaches following the WPBSA Blueprint, in order to support the growth of the Sport in Canada and develop the next generations of players
We will work with you whether you have never picked up a cue before, taken a break from the game, or even if you have played for years and are looking to get to that next level.
Certified by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Federation (WPBSA) our coaches have trained in England, the home of World Snooker, and will provide high quality tuition in a professional environment.
At Canadian Snooker Academy you can control the pace of your development.
Click here to learn about some of the many benefits associated with this sport.