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Jimmy White started here



Jimmy White started here

This is where Jimmy White first started playing snooker as a kid

Location: 2a Lynwood Road, Tooting Bec, London, SW17 8SB

Description: This snooker hall was once called Zan's, and was where Jimmy 'The Whirlwind' White, one of snooker's most natural players, learnt how to play.

In an interview with The Independent he says 'My dad was a coalman and was always playing snooker with his mates'.

'I must have been nine or 10 when I started but I was a natural. By the time I was 11 I was spending nearly every day with Tony Meo at a place called Zan's in Tooting in south London playing, practising. By the age of 13 I'd made a century break and taken money off everybody in every place I played. Sometimes I'd leave with hundreds of pounds in my pocket. That was a fortune to a kid. My parents and teachers went mad at me for skipping school, but there was nothing they could do, I'd always find a way to play'.



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Jimmy White started here

This is where Jimmy White first started playing snooker as a kid


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