The author Ralph Eckert, born in 1965, has been one of the top players in Europe for many years. He has been passing on his extensive experience as a player, trick shot artist and coach in book form since 1995. After Eckert's entry into the Bundesliga and the national team, he also asserted himself internationally: as Euro Tour champion in Antalya (1999), first in the Euro Tour rankings (2000) and with the Champions League title (2004). In 2003 and 2004 he became the German Champion, and as a trick shot artist he also won an official World Champion and Masters title in the USA. Already in 1998 the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) appointed him as the first international European coach h.c.. In addition to his state coaching activities in Baden-Württemberg, the author already acted as national coach in Denmark, Thailand and Morocco. Since 2006 he is an official player of the International Pool Tour (IPT).
Since 2023 he is national coach of the ladies in the German Billiard Union