David Horrix is The Menstone coach and he is also a fully qualified WPBSA Professional coach. David is well known in the world of snooker having coached players for many years.
He has written extensively about snooker including having produced four training systems that are used by many top coaches and players from around the world. David runs and an extensive program of coaching opportunities for absolute beginners all the way through to professional players.
Below are the current opportunities and include the chance for all to get involved with the club and snooker.
Individual lessons/Absolute Beginners classes/Disability Snooker/Womens Snooker/Intermediate Snooker/Junior Lessons/Squads/Semi-pro and Professional Coaching.
The Menstone is an impressive new venue which offers snooker facilities for the community.
The Menstone has four teams playing in the Otley and District snooker league, games are played on Tuesday evening September to April, new team members are welcome, here is a link to the scores and fixtures
Many of our junior players have connected with snooker following the free coaching they have received in the Paul Hunter Foundation sessions. The juniors are all started on a structured program of learning based on the WPBSA system of learning and also the unique systems that David has written and which are used by some of the best coaches and players in the world including a world champion!. Juniors start off in the Fox Cub Academy system and move into the Tigers Claw Academy before moving to the elite stage of their training in the Snake-Pit Academy. Players who go even further and wish to compete at the professional level have another stage to work towards!. It will take about 7 years to develop the skills and knowledge that a junior needs to compete at a high level.
Adult Coaching Many adults enjoy structured coaching squads and individual lessons. You can be an absolute beginner, intermediate or advanced player. Whatever standard of player you are you can benefit from training and increase your knowledge of the game and there are many opportunities to do so at the Menstone Club.
In a relatively short period of time David has assisted a number of players to achieve world rankings and as one of the worlds most experienced and qualified coaches he is in a unique position to assist aspiring professionals or professional players. Using the Snake-Pit System and the Super Maximum training systems the top players will be pushed to the absolute limit to achieve their dreams on the world stage.
The Menstone Club/Coach have assisted many junior girls and female players to achieve their snooker dreams. For a small club the number of worlds ranked junior girls have been very high and hopefully in the near future the club will have a women's world champion!. You can be an absolute beginner and you will be given every encouragement and support to enjoy playing snooker so please come along and try it!
The Menstone Club has an enabling environment for those with a disability and the club wishes to encourage juniors and adults to get involved. David will try to give as much assistance as possible and is closely connected with the World Disability Billiards and Snooker who can provide further assistance if required.
Paul Hunter Foundation
PHF coaching at The Menstone has benifitted well over 70 local children who have been introduced to snooker through David's coaching and the foundation's assistance. The Foundation aims to get kids into playing snooker and the Menstone Club has been very successful in doing this. The coaching course is Free and from these free sessions the club has helped a number of juniors reach a very high standard including juniors with world rankings! Watch out for details of new courses starting soon.
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