Carrom Exercises

Carrom Exercise 1

Carrom Exercise 1

Place seven pieces in a row parallel with and anywhere in front of your striking line and between the two side striking lines. Position one piece in front of your left bottom pocket and another in front of your right bottom pocket. The exact positions can vary as you increase your pocketing rate. Attempt to pocket each piece to any pocket with a single stroke. Each time you miss re-position that piece and try again. Keep a running count of the number of attempts before all nine pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 2

Carrom Exercise 2

Place three pieces in a vertical row to the left of the left striking line roughly equidistant between the two left pockets. Place another three pieces in similar positions to the right side of the board. Place two pieces in similar positions (excluding the middle one) to the top of the board. Finally place another two pieces as you did for the top of the board but this time behind your striking line. The exact positions can vary as you increase your pocketing rate. Attempt to pocket each piece to any pocket with a single stroke. Each time you miss re-position that piece and try again. Keep a running count of the number of attempts before all ten pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 3

Carrom Exercise 3

Place nine pieces in a 3 x 3 grid as follows – The bottom right piece to be placed in the centre circle; the bottom middle piece to be placed just outside the outer circle; and the bottom left piece to be placed between the striking lines on the left. These three pieces make up the bottom horizontal row. The middle row right piece to be placed just outside the outer circle and vertically above the centre circle; the top row right piece to be placed between the striking lines at the top. This completes the vertical column to the right. Based on these five positions the remaining four pieces can be placed to complete the 3 x 3 grid. Attempt to pocket each piece to the left top pocket with a single stroke. Each time you miss re-position that piece and try again. Keep a running count of the number of attempts before all nine pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 4

Carrom Exercise 4

Place nine pieces in a 3 x 3 grid similar to Exercise 3 but this time to the right of the board. Attempt to pocket each piece to the right top pocket with a single stroke. Each time you miss re-position that piece and try again. Keep a running count of the number of attempts before all nine pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 5

Carrom Exercise 5

Place one piece on the outer circle at the 12 o’clock position and attempt to pocket it to the left top pocket. Each time you miss re-position that piece and try again. Once pocketed, position another piece on the outer circle at the 2 o’clock position and repeat as before. Keep on going for the 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 6, 8, 9, 10 and finally centre. Keep a running count of the number of attempts before all nine pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 6

Carrom Exercise 6

Repeat Exercise 5 but this time to the right of the board.

Carrom Exercise7

Carrom Exercise7

Place all pieces as for a standard game. After the break attempt to pocket all the pieces in any order into any pocket. It will be left to your judgement as the whether the red is covered and penalties observed. Keep count of the number of whites that were pocketed on the first strike; a count of the number of whites that were pocketed before the first miss; a running count of the number of attempts before all 19 pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

Carrom Exercise 8

Carrom Exercise 8

Place all pieces as for a standard game. After the break attempt to pocket all the pieces in any order into any pocket. This differs from Exercise 7 in that cannons and rebounds only are allowed. It will be left to your judgement as the whether the red is covered and penalties observed. Keep count of the number of whites that were pocketed on the first strike; a count of the number of whites that were pocketed before the first miss; a running count of the number of attempts before all 19 pieces are pocketed and record on a personal score sheet.

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