Parkinson's community invited to start playing snooker

The dates and venues for a new snooker project supported by Parkinson's UK and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) have been announced. 

A pilot project which is being delivered by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and Parkinson's UK to help more people pick up their cues and start playing snooker is set to launch in February. 

The "Introduction to Snooker" project will allow people with Parkinson's to try playing snooker in a fun and social environment, with trained instructors on hand to offer specialist tips and guidance for players.

7 approved snooker venues from across the UK have joined the project and the snooker classes are open to all ages and abilities.  

The free 2-hour sessions will focus on a mix of basic-level snooker coaching, with an emphasis on showing that this sport is a fun and engaging way to be active. Players will then have an hour of free practice in groups. Carers and relatives can also join the sessions, or stay for tea and coffee.        

The selected venues and dates include:

  • Woking Snooker Centre, Woking  
    • Starting from Tuesday 27 February at 11am 
  • Barratts Snooker Club, Northampton 
    • Starting from Monday 4 March at 2pm 
  • Hazel Grove Snooker Club, Stockport 
    • Starting from Monday 5 February at 2pm 
  • Norfolk Snooker Academy, Norfolk  
    • Starting from Wednesday 28 February at 3pm 
  • Club 147, Leicester  
    • Starting from Saturday 24 February at 1pm 
  • Portslade Sports Centre, Brighton 
    • Starting from Wednesday 6 March at 2pm 
  • Brackla Snooker Club, Bridgend  
    • Starting from Wednesday 20 March at 11am 

Start playing snooker

Visit the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) website to find more information about getting started with snooker when you live with Parkinson's.