Draw shots are used to cause
the cue ball to move directly backwards after a shot.
Draw or back spin is put on
the cue ball by striking it anywhere from a half to one and
a half tip widths low. Smoothly push the cue stick through
the cue ball, extending as much as 12 inches, before quickly
retracting the stick out of the way of the returning cue ball.
If the cue hits the object
ball straight on, it will draw directly backwards but if there
is angle, the cue ball will return at a slight angle.