One of the basic essentials in pool and billiards play is pool cue chalk. Without a well-chalked cue stick, it's almost impossible to get the kind of cue ball control and finess you need to play a quality game of pool. Skilled pool players chalk their stick before nearly every shot to insure good cue contact and prevent miscues.
Pool cue chalk comes in many colors. It is advisible to buy it in a color that matches your table felt color to minimize the messy look of chalk dust on the table surface between brushings..