Hi guys it's Max Eberle, and welcome to my official website!

When I was 12 years old I decided that I was going to be a professional pool player.  Luckily for me I was pretty much born with a pool cue in my hand because my Grandfather was not only one of the greatest hustlers of all time, my dad, uncles, cousins, and brothers could play too.  So you could say I had an unfair advantage growing up.

But it wasn’t easy, I still had to practice and compete hard to get better and eventually my heroes became my friends.  Guys like Nick Varner, Mike Sigel, Earl Strickland, Buddy Hall and a lesser known legend, Garten Bierbower.

Since I was that 12 year old kid I’ve ended up beating 19 official world champions in pro tournaments, won national and professional titles, won matches on TV, and traveled the world playing the game I love.  I even got to meet guys like Michael Jordan, Kiefer Sutherland, and Joe Rogan to name a few, and work on many Hollywood productions as a pool player and technical advisor. 

Now I’m here to help you in your quest to improve. I offer personal video analysis, live ZOOM video coaching, in person private or group lessons, several books, DVDs, and Online Video Courses designed to help you get real good, real fast! 

Welcome to my world, and make sure you sign up for all the free stuff before you leave the website.  Thanks and I look forward to helping you improve.

Max Eberle

Joe Rogan Beasts In Pool.

Joe Rogan has been a pool player for several decades and frequently visits the top local pool rooms in the towns where he appears for comedy shows.  He's a student of the game and I had the pleasure of working with him on his technique in the mid 2000s in LA.   He's...


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New Audio Book “Play Pool In The Zone” Now Available!

My brand new Audio Book (Physical CD Set) entitled "Play Pool In The Zone' Systems, Strategies, Ideas, and Methods For How To Control The Cue Ball, Pocket Balls With Accuracy, Run More Racks, And Win More Tournaments, For Amateurs And Aspiring Professional Pool...

Get Your FREE Copy Of The Zen Pool Audio Book Now With Your Order Of Zen Pool Paperback & Free Shipping!

My book Zen Pool is now available for free (plus shipping), shipped anywhere in the world for $19.95 and with it you get the 3 hour audio book mp3 files for FREE!  Save and burn the mp3 files to audio CDs and listen to them while your drive to your next tournament or...


This is a limited edition run of 200 prints and there's only 10 left! The original is 3 feet by 3 feet and glows in the blacklight, while the print does not glow. The print is a super high quality litho on think print paper printed on a 3 million dollar digital...

Play With Confidence! Zen Pool Audio Sample

Play pool with confidence.... Get this 3 hour audio book (three mp3 files) for free as a bonus for joining ProPoolAcademy.com here

Make more pool shots with a clear positive thought

In pool there is an importance to not thinking any negative thoughts right before or during a shot that you want to make.  All pool players have experienced missing right after thinking that they would miss.  This negative thought could have crept in before they got...

A Slight twist on an old faithful drill…

Back in 2011 I wrote and article about utilizing the "Pool table driving range"  which is the long straight in shot.  Practicing it everyday for a while will help so many different aspects of your game from aim to body alignment.  You can read the article here. Long...


This January 2015 I went to Yushan, China to play in the first annual China Billiard World Championship, the game is known as Chinese 8-Ball and its basically 8-Ball on a 9 foot snooker table.  It was truly a world class event sponsored by STAR Tables out of Bejing. ...

Merry Christmas!

Twenty tracks of Christmas music (an hour+) from some of America’s greatest musicians. Enjoy! 1. ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ 1979 – Ray Charles 2. What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder 3. Joy to the world- Nat King Cole 4. White Christmas & Silent Night – Dinah...

More Important Than Fundamentals

One of the things I'm most know for in teaching pool is fundamentals.  I've been blessed receive many compliments from many top players and world champions on my own technique and I'm thankful to have helped players from dozens of countries improve their physical...

7 Reasons Why I’m Thankful For You

Thanksgiving is a National holiday and special for everyone who enjoys time with their friends and family, a good feast and taking notice of all that we are fortunate have in our lives. Today is also my birthday and because of this, Thanksgiving has always had a very...

Interview with Manny PACMAN Pacquiao about improving in pool and the future of the SPORT

This past September, 2014 in the days following the Pacman Cup 10-Ball Championship, I finally negotiated a few minutes with super busy Manny to sit down and discuss the sport and what the future holds for billiards/pool.  This was after he got spa treatment following...


"The Magician" Efren Reyes Biography Early life Reyes was born in Pampanga in 1954. He moved to Manila with his family at the age of 5. In Manila, he worked as a billiards attendant at his uncle's billiards hall, where he started learning the various cue sports....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryv4whScy9k&feature=youtu.be BCA Hall of Famer Francisco Bustamante aka "Django," sit's down with me at breakfast September 20th, 2014 and discusses his life in billiards, 15-Ball Rotation, and the future of pool in the Philippines...

“Max Eberle has flawless fundamentals and a deep knowledge of the game of pool. He also has a great understanding of the mental aspect of the game, and is a terrific teacher. I could think of no better person to instruct you in this complex and beautiful game.”

Joe Rogan

Los Angeles, CA

Listen to what Joe Rogan says about how his game benefited from taking pool lessons with Max… 

“This DVD has really improved my pool game and I have been playing for years.  But some of these tips are exactly what I needed to get to the next level.  Just won the High Pockets Nine ball Tournament. Thanks Max!”

David Dlugach

Memphis, TN USA

“Max has developed a vast knowledge of pocket-billiards that not only works in theory, but on the table where it really counts. Learning his techniques will help players from the beginner all the way up to the more advanced player.”

CJ Wiley

Dallas, TX

“Max, Hey, I’m a 20 year old college student and just got your dvd (Powerful Pool with Max Eberle) today and couldn’t stop watching it. I just wanted to say that you made a great product that has a wonderful style of teaching. I really appreciate it! Worth every penny.  Thanks! Your fan and student”

Salim Leclercq

“Max, I honestly felt that my pool game had hit a rather large plateau. No matter what it was I tried to do differently, the game just felt the same. Then as if by sheer happenstance I came across your website. Watched your short videos and went through your boot camp and felt I would be a fool not to purchase your DVD set. I have watched them several times to ensure that I have taken in all that you have had to say and show me. My game has improved to heights that I never thought would be possible this quickly. You truly are a master of your sport and I greatly look forward to one day being able to shoot on the same table as you. Thank you for all your help and keep up the great work.

Matthew Fitzwater

Hornell, NY

Hi Max,
I loved it and would definitely like to see more!  I will certainly share with others.  Keep up the good work.  Your DVD set was the best money I ever spent on pool instruction.  Which I have had for more than a year now.  It has been a big help to me in both my game and instruction.  Thanks again for all you have done to help bring my game back.  I love all the videos you send.

Steve Register

Washington State, USA

Hello, I received the book and DVDs a couple of days ago and wanted to say that the information in them are extremely helpful for me. You do a great job on explaining why things work the way they do and not just saying this is how you do it. The simple references to other sports help the mind absorb why it works. I have gotten as far as the bridges in the first DVD and my game has already improved 20 percent with just stance and stroke improvements. Thank for making the DVDs.

Richard Greenman


“Thanks Max!
As soon as I received your DVD’s, I made a pot of coffee and was glued to the TV until I watched all three DVD’s.   Can’t wait to read the Zen book… I liked your DVD series because you really nail down the details of how you do exactly what you are demonstrating.”
Dale Pastel


“For those of you who might not have ever seen Max play, he possesses the soundest fundamentals I have ever seen, I would highly recommend any advice/instruction he has to offer.”

Corey Harper

UPA Rookie of the Year 2005

“Max, I really appreciate your emails.  I find them real informative and I have really benefited from your Powerful Pool DVD.  As I have mentioned in the past, your instructional DVD is the best that I have ever bought and has helped me tremendously. 

If you put out anything else, I’ll be one of the first to purchase.  Without mentioning any names, some put out products just to make money.  You put out a product and have a genuinely way of showing the consumer that you care about their success.  Within 2 months, my shot making and stroking abilities improved measurably. 

I credit you for that Max and I am grateful.  I may be 69, but I’m still improving.  Please make more videos.  Maybe something on kicking and banking (hint-hint).  Hope you had a nice Christmas.  Best of luck with your game in the New Year and continued success in your business endeavors. ‘Now I’m stroking the ball’”

Doug Cormier


“Working at it now, realized that when I had changed my stance to the “modern snooker stance” last year summer, it messed up my game. now in undoing all of that and working on my alignment I can feel and see the difference, not coming as 2nd nature yet, however the feeling is coming back as well as the results – only after 2 days! (smiled for the 1st time this year, literally).

Thanks for an excellent DVD, wish I had it before I took the brits advice. Should be #1 on anybody short list of dvds to get.”

Alexander P Chang

“Max, I just wanted to let you know since I have received your tapes I went from an APA 4 TO a 5.  I was a 4 for 2 years and just wasn’t getting any better….

What’s up Max! That’s pretty motivating what u sent! I’d say since your drills and all that you’ve sent me, I’ve improved my game by a lot. Although I still have a lot to practice on still. It’s amazing how quick one can forget the basics and fundamentals that are extremely necessary to be consistent. Since all you’ve sent me i would play some small time bar tournaments and would usually place 4th or 3rd and sometimes 2nd!

Now I’ve been winning them regularly and I know I would prefer 9 foot tables I found it much easier on the bar boxes!  Anyways thanks for all the advice and vids you’ve been sending me Max! I’m looking forward to what your going to send next!   By the way your CDs have helped me improve my game and I see improvements weekly.  They are gradual but have put me on the righ path for improvement.  I would like to see any drills that you recommend.”


Maryland, USA

“Max just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your Powerful Pool DVD. As an experienced player I thought my
fundamentals were good. You have retooled me with VERY positive results already achieved. Thanks!!”

Rod Neely


“Max, I purchased the dvd set about two weeks ago. and already have seen great improvement in my game. I have always been a decent player but had reached a plateau and could not figure out why I was not improving.

The answer was the basic …fundamentals that you teach in the dvds. Secrets that I had never learned. Now I am concentrating on aligning my shots properly and all my shots are going in on a regular basis and my cue ball control has also improved greatly.

I recently played a couple of players that I used to have trouble beating and this time I beat them rather easily. Hope there may be another set of dvd’s on the way.”

Mark Parsons

Salisbury, MD

“Hi Max, Just want to inform you that I have received the DVD. The delay was due to the postal company here.  I would also like to congratulate you on the DVD. It is excellent!  Regards,”

Arun Anand

“Thanks Max.  Thanks for working with me on my bridge.  A week or so later, and it’s starting to feel more normal to have a really solid bridge.  It frees me up to focus on speed, spin and my contact point.  It’s odd, but my loose ‘dynamic’ bridge was taking up mental bandwidth, though I wasn’t consciously aware of it.  The absence of that diversion is pretty remarkable.”



“Max’s skills are absolutely ridiculous!! Seriously this man Plays and Coaches w the Best of them… Much respect and admiration times X as an absolutely rare talent, amazing soul, and priceless contribution to the World.”

Sterling Williams

Los Angeles, CA

“Yea I’ve been playing heavy for about 3 years now, which realistically isn’t long at all. However I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to waste time. If I’m gonna invest time and effort into something its because i want it to be worthwhile. I have bought multiple books and DVDs over the past few years, none of which really made any sense. The people that made those products know how to PLAY pool themselves, but

Max Eberle TEACHES pool in great detail and I would greatly recommend any aspiring champion to make one more small investment in their game.

Since I bought the Powerful Pool DVDs I have made leaps and bounds in my game that were literally because of the simple yet CRUCIAL information in these DVDs. Simply put: If you want to gain knowledge which directly inverts into skill, buy these DVDs; You won’t be Disappointed!”

Dustin Ragsdale

Alabama, USA

“If you are serious about mastering fundamentals, I can’t say enough on how much knowledge Max will impart to you and your game! With a committment to practice You’ll see amazing results, almost instantly!

…Hey Max, I’m getting much better @ finding the aiming/stroking line! today I just threw balls up! and started shooting straight down the rail! It was amazing to me how everything I’ve learned from disc one made the shot feel so much more natural! whether I made or missed the ball! I pretty much made a lot of them, but hey! I’m not gonna sit up here and act like I didn’t miss any! LOL! For me, I am getting the distinct feeling when I am in line with my shot!

I’ve never really had that feeling until a week or so ago! so I know your instruction is working! and I am grateful that someone of your caliber and experience really wants to help ALL players, at all levels! I believe in a couple of months people are really gonna start to notice how I am hitting, and pocketing balls! I still haven’t quite got the stance down but I am learning to put my right toes on the stroking line and I seem to have more consistency, and success!

I am viewing disc two, but realize that I haven’t mastered the basics yet!…. but I’m getting so much useful information, I find myself trying to incorporate it all! I know it all will one day be in place so for right now, I have to keep reminding myself that I have to take small steps to walk, bigger steps to run, and full steps to sprint! Take care! M.E. and I’ll keep you posted!”

Ed Sellers

Van Nuys, CA

“I think Max’s DVDs and the book are the best I’ve ever seen, very professional, thanks Max for sharing!!!”

Pedro Custodio

“Max Eberle puts aspiring and experienced players on the path that will provide the foundation for world class play.”



“I was just re-reading your Zen Pool, its very helpful, thanks!”

Bryan Binns

Plano, TX

Thanks Max.  That really makes a better way to look at control and helps in shot making also.


“Just got the DVD “Powerful Pool.” Great material Max!!! Some of the best instructional material I’ve seen and I have seen almost everything.

People You better get a set and Max you better request some more. I used many of your teachings when playing
with a bunch of friends last night and the results were amazing!!! Especially on long tough shots. My ability to make the long shots went way up when I used your alignment teachings. Thanks Max and I’m coming to get a game with you soon. LOL JK”

John Shifflet

Souix Falls, SD

“Max’s uncanny perspective to analyze and correct flaws in your playing will undoubtedly improve your game; his unique instructional style goes far beyond other pool methods and books in your relentless drive for perfection.”

Will Soper