Stay away from snooker - Rocket
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he still loves playing snooker but wouldn't recommend it as a career.
"Don't do it," he said. "That's the advice I give to my son.
"I would say: 'put your gear away, go and take golf up, take tennis up. Stay away from this game.'
"It's a very solitary sport. A very technical/mental sport. It's a lot of hard work for maybe not massive rewards compared to motor-racing, tennis, golf, athletics," he told RTE's Game On.
Snooker has lost audience share in the UK since 18.5 million people watched Denis Taylor's 1985 World Championship final victory over Steve Davis, still a record viewing figure for BBC2.
"Maybe in another 20-30 years it could do another U-turn and be a leading sport but at the moment it's not really a leading sport," O'Sullivan added.