Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley


This talented teen reveals his incredible pool trick shot skills.

Able to make the ball curve a jump, he pockets the balls with perfect precision.

At just 14-year-old Jaden Dupree been practising for over two years and says when his family first got a pool table he was ‘bored to tears’.

Pic by Jaden Dupree/Caters News

His trick shot skills came from him trying to find a way to ‘make pool fun’ and he now practises five hours every week day and six at weekends.

Jaden, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said: “I started playing pool in November of 2015 because my family got a pool table for fun and I was bored to tears, so I found a way to make pool fun.

“It’s taken hours and hours of practice for some tricks, but the creative mind set came naturally. 

Pic by Jaden Dupree/Caters News

“I compete in worldwide professional tournaments with the greatest players in the world. When I come up with new tricks, I shoot one I already know, and then new versions of it come to me. 

“Some tricks take one attempt, but some have taken me years to make.

“My favourite shots are the Masse Curve Shots. 

Pic by Jaden Dupree/Caters News

“They always shock people that don’t play pool at a high level, so they don’t believe the ball can curve. 

“I do feel like I’m getting better and better, as long as I keep practising consistently. 

“If you stop shooting for even two days, you’ve already declined and must practice even more. 

“Some days I practice more than 10 hours with no air conditioning, in the hottest and most humid state in America. 

“This is truly one of the most difficult sports, so it takes hours and hours of practice.”