Pool room owner need advise

808billiards

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I opened my pool room 2 years and its the only pool room on the island and we have not had one for 15-20 years.

I used to be able to lose myself on the pool table and it was my escape. I find myself not enjoying the game like I used to that I even sold all my personal playing cues.
I do not play with my costumers and the only thing I look forward to is events outside the state.

How do I get over this mental block of mine or is it even possible because I turned my passion into a business. I still enjoy watching people play and still watch the stream but my heart is not in it when I play.

Any advise you guys can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

One Pocket John

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I opened my pool room 2 years and its the only pool room on the island and we have not had one for 15-20 years.

I used to be able to lose myself on the pool table and it was my escape. I find myself not enjoying the game like I used to that I even sold all my personal playing cues.
I do not play with my costumers and the only thing I look forward to is events outside the state.

How do I get over this mental block of mine or is it even possible because I turned my passion into a business. I still enjoy watching people play and still watch the stream but my heart is not in it when I play.

Any advise you guys can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you

What you could do is to offer free instruction to those that may need it. After teaching for a while you may find yourself back playing again. A spark may be rekindled.

John
 

808billiards

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Playing well is not the problem. Enjoying playing is the problem. I partnered up with the local boys and girls club and I will be teaching the kids there. I will also give their top kids free 3 month memberships to my pool room. I will channel my energy towards the kids for now and hope I will find the drive once again.
 

Bob Jewett

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Playing well is not the problem. Enjoying playing is the problem. ...
You might try playing games you don't normally play, like nine ball if you're a 14.1 guy or bank pool if there's anyone around who plays it.

Are you in Hawaii? (You mentioned being on an island.)
 

336Robin

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Go in deep

Playing well is not the problem. Enjoying playing is the problem. I partnered up with the local boys and girls club and I will be teaching the kids there. I will also give their top kids free 3 month memberships to my pool room. I will channel my energy towards the kids for now and hope I will find the drive once again.

I found if I find a really good sparring partner and we play long periods I can get my head into it, other than that I'm not real interested is short pickup games or tournaments. When I want to play I want to play. That is what kept me going until my partner got busy with his business.
 

808billiards

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Just curious -- what do most of your customers play?

They play a variety of games. 9-ball, 10-ball and majority of them play 15 ball rotation ring game. money ball is the 5-10-15 and another money ball for who has the most points. no safeties. shoot out.
 

Neil

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Maybe it's just that you had different goals for pool previously. And, now those goals no longer apply. Maybe make some new goals, such as just enjoying playing.
 
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