Michael Holt

Check out the Cuestars Snooker Academy. It’s a great way of testing yourself during solo practice, which can help drag you up to the next level.

Michael Holt (World Ranking event winner and World Snooker coach)

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2018 World Seniors Champion – Aaron Canavan

I’d thought I’d try the Cuestars practice app. Must say I’m extremely impressed with the amount of routines and levels from beginner to professional, and you can record your progress and It is all entered into tables so you can see how you’re doing and compare yourself to other players around the world.

Devised by world snooker coach John Hunter who is also a great player and top guy, I met John through World seniors snooker.

Membership costs only £5 a year and gives you full access to all the apps levels which is an absolute bargain. If you’re struggling with direction and just aimlessly hitting balls around in practice then this will definitely help you focus your practice time and give you a goal when you practice, something that is vitally important if you want to improve your snooker.

Aaron Canavan Facebook page

World Women’s Snooker – Rebecca Kenna

Rebecca Kenna who’s one of the leading players on the World Women’s Snooker Tour, runs Cue Sports Yorkshire and is a Level 2 World Snooker Coach recommends you check out the hundreds of drills, routines & snooker quizzes on the Cuestars Snooker Academy!

Tim Dunkley

I have been using the Cuestars Academy Levels for many years now.

The exercises are great. The gradual increase in difficulty challenges the players. And the scoring system is perfect.

Kids, in particular, like to try to beat their best score – and eventually reach the magic 20 to move to the next level.

Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach) Website

Vilius Schulte

The Cuestars Snooker Academy drills provides focus, knowledge, fun and most importantly improvement about all areas in the game.

Vilius Schulte is a multiple Lithuanian Snooker Champion and is a professional European Billiards Snooker Association EBSA (level 2), TSG certified snooker coach. He has experience as snooker coach coaching players all around Europe and the world.

To find out more about Vilius and Schulte Cue Sports he runs click: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Terry and Wayne Griffiths

What John Hunter and Cuestars have done, and continue to do, is provide vital structure for young players to develop in both practice and competition.

Having a set of training routines that provide the opportunity for monitoring progress and encouraging intentional practice, gives each player a chance to gain confidence as they see results improve.

Building this confidence through structured practice should not be underestimated.

Players who follow the Cuestars system will feel ready to compete in competitions and they will be better equipped with skills that can allow them to bring their best game when it matters most.

We will use Cuestars’ reliable and varied routines to help improve all round skill as we offer guidance to players trying to reach the highest levels of our SQ handicap system.

Terry Griffiths OBE and Wayne Griffiths

Nick Barrow

Nic Barrow (Founder – The Snooker Gym)

“I grew up idolising John Hunter’s playing ability, knowledge, and dedication in the High Wycombe area.

Over the years I have enjoyed staying in contact with John as he is an old school classic snooker enthusiast.

I have admired greatly his Cuestars programme in this time, and view it as one of the best junior development initiatives in the world…”

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Marc Lockley

If you love your snooker then I recommend you check out the Cuestars Academy.

Whether you are just starting out, a regular club player or an advanced player there is something for everyone to progress their game.

The articles, quizzes and lesson levels are superb, it has to be the go to for every snooker player and snooker fan!

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Bradley Cowdroy

As a long serving member of the Cuestars family I’ve been lucky enough to witness it’s amazing growth and success over the last few years.

The Cuestars Academy App has definitely contributed this success, especially during the lockdown with the fantastic quizzes for everyone to have a go at.

Many of the different routines put on there have also made their way to my own practice sessions. It’s great I can now use my Bradley Cowdroy Snooker YouTube channel to add my own thoughts and demonstrations of the App’s routines to aid other people’s understanding and appreciation of them.

Bradley Cowdroy
2018 Home Internationals England Junior team captain, 2019 Dorset Champion and multiple times a Cuestars Under-21 Gold Champion.

Nigel Phillips

“I’ve been using the Cuestars Acadamy app now for approximately 4 months and it has truly changed my approach to how I practice my snooker.

Keen to get myself back into competitive snooker after a long break the app has helped to structure and focus my practice time to target weaker areas of my game.

The App keeps me motivated, is helping to better plan my practice sessions, helps to recreate pressure situations and as a result strengthens all areas of your game.

Already my consistency is improving and my enjoyment when solo practicing has increased too.

Thanks to John and the Cuestars team.”


David Tuckett

“After a 30-year gap in playing snooker, I took it up again in retirement. Before John introduced me to the Cuestars Snooker Academy, I mostly practised line-ups, but the challenges that John has developed not only make my practice more fun/interesting, they also address all aspects of your game: including long pots, playing from near/up against the cushion, and using the rest.

I’m a big fan and am slowly getting personal bests on all the silver challenges. Maybe one day I’ll make the gold level … but not yet!”


Mark Ringham – South West Snooker Coaching

I am an accredited Sight Right coach and a qualified WPBSA snooker coach for adults and children. I also run South West Snooker Coaching.

“I have recently joined cuestars academy website , fantastic site with great drills and practice routines Run by John Hunter. I would highly recommend joining guys”