Use Back Middle 2 Fingers
(Pointing fingers exaggerated)
|There are many variances of techniques people use when holding a pool cue. I believe there is no "absolute" right way to hold a cue but some methods work better than others, especially for beginners. As always,
there will be the exception of someone who can perform well, despite there unorthodox
styles. For the majority, however, good mechanics are important in execution of any
good pool shot. The holding technique or "grip" can vary the shot
dramatically. The longer you play with an improper grip, the harder it will be
adjust to a cleaner stroke.
Here is how I hold my cue... I support the cue primarily with my two back fingers (excluding pinky). The other finger may gently rest on the cue but more my focused balance point is my two fingers. I use these two fingers somewhat loosely (ie letting the cue do the work) when I tighten to much (nerves) I notice that my grip tightens and my shots are not quite on point.