My kids didn't show any interest. That is great that you can spend the time with your daughter.Hey Everyone,
Same old story that's I've read here quite a few times. Started playing pool at age 8, got serious about it around age 12. Had some residents at a retirement home a family member worked at coach me for a couple of years. By 13 I was hustling other kids at the local video game arcade and teen club, through high school and college I played local 9-ball tournaments. After college, I took a corporate IT job working 60+ hours a week for the next 20ish years. In that time my wife and I only dusted the old college cues off a dozen times in total.
My child hit age 10 in the middle of covid lockdowns, regardless I took some saved up cash and got her a kid's Athena cue, having found my old student-wage college kid import cue with crack in the shaft and making horrible noises, I got myself a new Meucci, and also replaced my wife's warped shaft from her college cue. I've spent that last 3 years doing a combination teaching my daughter technique and trying to get my stance and shot back to at least some degree of where it used to be before I had a twisted spine and three focal points over 9 feet. She's outgrown her cue at this point and I'll be moving her up to a full size cue in the next 3-6 months (she may get my Meucci, I've got my eyes on a couple other options for me.)
That's my tale, hopefully I'll be back up to local competition level playing within the next year or so, and my kid and I can enter some tournaments as a dad-daughter team.
Joining a league has really helped my game!