Dennis Taylor and Chris Henry Headline Annual WPBSA Snooker Coaching Seminar

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Former World champion Dennis Taylor and renowned snooker coach Chris Henry were headline speakers at the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association’s (WPBSA) annual coaching seminar held on Friday evening.

Hosted at the Leonardo Hotel in Sheffield during the Cazoo World Snooker Championship, the seminar was attended by WPBSA coaches who have qualified across the three levels of the WPBSA Coaching Programme.

The evening began with an introduction from the WPBSA’s Head of Coaching and Training Development Manager Chris Lovell, who highlighted the importance of both the Parkinson’s UK ‘Introduction to snooker’ sessions and a similar coaching scheme led by WPBSA coaches in conjunction with Sense UK.

Chris Henry, who coached Mark Selby to World Championship glory in 2021 and has worked with many of the sport’s greatest players, then took to the stage to discuss his methods and highlight the benefits of his technique and aiming feedback product ‘The Balls’.

Following a short interval, 1985 World champion Taylor sat down with Lovell to discuss his life and career – talking the audience through, among other things, his early days as a professional, his memories of the late, great Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and, of course, that iconic black ball final against Steve Davis.

The WPBSA would like to thank guest speakers Dennis Taylor and Chris Henry, Leonardo Hotel in Sheffield for hosting the event and all the WPBSA coaches who attended the evening.