Joe Swail: (after beating Ken Doherty at the Crucible in 2004): Iíve never really believed in coaching but it was desperate measures so I went to see Del. Within three shots he had sussed out the problem and within 15 minutes he had sorted it. I had developed a bad habit, just a small technical problem, and he spotted it right away. Tonight was probably the best I have ever played.

Tony Drago: Results donĻt lie and I have dropped down the rankings because I have been playing bad snooker. Now I am enjoying the game again and this is all down to Del Hill. I have been working very hard in practice and with Del's help maybe I can even win my first ranking event.

Graeme Dott: Del helped me to reconstruct my game to such an extent that I won the world championship. This was my first major tournament win. I owe so much to the big man.

Reanne Evans: I asked Del for some coaching at the European championships in Carlow. He helped me a lot with my technique and it paid off - I won the title!

Peter Ebdon: I visited the Snooker Farm during my run-up to winning the world championship and Del gave me some really useful practice routines to go away and work on.

Stephen Lee: Since working with Del thereís been a definite improvement in my game. He also helps me to control the nerves and is a great calming influence. He knows the things that need to be said during the intervals.

Nigel Bond: Del is in a different class as a coach. He kept faith with me during a long spell of dreadful form and heís now got me cuing well. Iím hitting the ball sweetly again

Kelly Fisher, former world ladiesí champion: I went to see Del and found his routines and ideas were fantastic. Iím now playing with so much more confidence after seeing him

John Parrott: Del was absolutely brilliant for the England team during the Nations Cup. He was a tremendous inspiration to us all.

Ronnie OíSullivan: Nobody could have had anyone better than Del in their corner. Heís a top man and a top coach. I have known him for a long time and he knows me better than anyone.

Young England internationals Mitchell Mann (far left) and Michael Wasley with Del during a coaching session at the farm. Mitchell (15) the reigning Junior Pot Black champ says: The farm is something else - and Del makes tough training a pleasure and fun. I hope to have him as my coach for the rest of my career. Michael (17) says: I canít wait to come back. Del doesnít mess with your head or cue action - he just sorts everything out with a smile. Heís the best.

Michael Judge: I wanted to work with Del for a long time before I actually went to the Snooker Farm - and itís the best thing IĻve ever done. The farm is fabulous and his great family made me so welcome. Del showed me a few things and the routines he gave me have made me a much more consistent  player. Itís great when you get help from the best in the business.

Tim Dunkley (snooker coach) wrote to World Snooker: Thank you for allowing me to attend the World Snooker coaching course at the Academy in March 2007. It was a fascinating two days which has opened my eyes to a whole new world of coaching. Del Hill was a revelation. I hung off his every word and could easily have stayed longer. The man is a legend. I have now fulfilled a dream of becoming a qualified coach. When I was talking to some of the juniors at my club last night I held their attention like never before.

Adam Duffy (England International): Del is the best in the business. I came to Del not knowing what was wrong with my game. I had been wanting to visit the farm for ages because I know its the place to go. When I was there I loved every minute of it because he is a top man and the best coach in the game! He makes you feel like you want to play. He gave me some good routines to do and made me more solid and I've never enjoyed practice so much. Del does a lot for me and I really appreciate everything he does. There is know doubt I will be visiting Del and the Farm for  years to come!

I LOVE IT, NO I REALLY REALLY LOVE IT! Cheers Tommy thanks for the great company and the battles on the baize son!