Snooker Cue Ball Force Impact

Hello World !

I want to build a project in which its capable to show the foce taken from the cue ball. Means how hard or soft the cue ball being hit by the cue.

What sensors should i use for the project.

i am thinking of 2 methods.

Can i use hammer hit sensors for that ? or shld i try to build it with Image sensor that how far and how much time it took from 1 point to the impact ?

i m confused. any help in this regard is highly appreciated.