Life skills on the pool table

Getting kids into cue sports is about more than coaching slick moves on the pool table. Sure it’s fun; but bringing your classes to the Ballroom is also a great way to help your students develop valuable skills that will take them into life, the workforce and a positive future.

Social skills

Pool is not restricted to the young and fit. Mixing socially with people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities breaks down social barriers.

  • It makes young people aware of appropriate and inappropriate behaviours
  • Helps them to relate more comfortably to others
  • Encourages new friendships
  • Broadens their outlook and prepares them for the diversity of life after school    

Transferable skills

Cue sports also hone many of the transferable skills that educators encourage and employers’ value. Learning the rules and skills of a new game takes patience. It enhances the concept that practice is the way towards improvement.  

Because no two games are the same, cue sports provide the challenge and mental stimulus for students to develop skills such as:      

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and strategising
  • Visualisation and imagination
  • Concentration and focus
  • Time management

As much as any other sporting or recreational activity, cue sports help to build relationships and foster:   

  • Mutual learning
  • Teamwork
  • Effective communication
  • A healthy competitive spirit


The best part your students will find about cue sports is that they’re fun, and at the the Ballroom they can practice their new skills in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Talk to us about bringing your class along to the Ballroom .

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