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John Astley

Author: Graham Rutland, 11/11/15

World Professional Snooker Coach

John Astley is a 26 year old snooker professional from Gateshead who started playing snooker at the age of 12.

His personal achievements have been playing for England aged 14-18 and in 2007 winning the British under 19 championship. In 2012 he was ranked 5th in world amateur rankings which qualified him as a main tour professional. During this time he played all over world including in China in front of a TV audience of 400 million vs Ding Junhui and his best win so far is beating Ken Doherty in the first round of UK Championship in 2013 6-5 at the Barbican Centre in York.

As a junior he had some very good coaching and wouldn't of got to the level he is now without it. John’s been coaching people for about 8 years now and from early on really enjoyed it as he can see players improving after just a few lessons by passing on what he’s been shown as a junior and what he believes works as a player for everybody.

Over the time he’s been coaching he’s learnt a lot and believes he’s improved as a coach by seeing so many different players of all ages and abilities and is very confident he can improve anybody with time, patience and practise.

More recently John’s looked to promote his coaching a lot more and make people aware of him and know where to turn if they want coaching. In July 2015 he took part in the World Snooker coaching course in Leeds for 2 days which he passed and is now a fully accredited WPBSA coach. This will also give a better platform to work with schools and get more kids involved in our great sport which is a big passion of his.

He mainly does lessons one to one at his own facility on the Team Valley in Gateshead but has started to do more group sessions which can also work well.

So if you are interested don't hesitate to give him a call or email if you need any more information.

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