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Bridging the gap with Ronnie
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Ronnie O'Sullivan

I'm Ronnie O'Sullivan and I'm one of the top snooker players in the world.

We've already seen how you grip the cue properly and improving your stance.

Now we'll look at the hand you place on the table - this is known as the bridge hand.

Watch my masterclass

Try to keep your hand as central as you can, making sure that you can feel the cloth underneath your fingers.

You can then decide whether you want to screw the ball back by keeping the bridge hand flat, or follow through by elevating this hand slightly.

Hopefully you'll be making that cue ball dance to your tune in no time!



Ronnie O'Sullivan factfile
Born: 5 December 1975
Birthplace: Chigwell, Essex
Year turned professional: 1992


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