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by Andre Agassi

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

December 24, 2009

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<p><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /></b></p><p>Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, <i>Open</i> is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.<br /> <br />Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.</p>
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of...
by W. Timothy Gallwey

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

June 22, 2010

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<b>Master <i>your</i> game from the inside out!</b><br /><br />With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to<br /><br />• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions<br />• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best<br />• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play<br /><br />Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.<br /><br /><b>“Introduced to <i>The Inner Game of Tennis</i> as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll</b>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
by , Steve Jamison

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

May 28, 2013

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The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents<br /><br />A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” <i>(Tennis </i>magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game.<br /> <br />In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. <br /> <br />Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
12 TENNIS SECRETS TO WIN MORE: What You Should be Doing and Worki...
by Joseph Correa (Certified ...

Language

English

Pages

53

Publication Date

January 14, 2014

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This book will teach you important concepts that most people have never heard of or have forgotten. You will learn to compete better and perform to your maximum level. It comes with 5 bonus tennis tips and 15 serve drills.<br /><br />Learning to master the mental side of tennis has always been a difficult part of the game. Some players have decided to simply not train mentally or simply ignore it which is a big mistake. <br /><br />It is said that winning in tennis is 80 - 90 % MENTAL! Just take into account that key points in a tennis match such as match point, game point, break points, and set points, are all crucial situations that can decide the outcome of any particular competition. <br /><br />SO WHY DO MOST PEOPLE SKIP MENTAL TRAINING?<br /><br />Take into account that on average a tennis match lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Focusing for such an extended amount of time is not easy task but with the right concepts and ideas to get you there things will become more obtainable. <br /><br />Start reading and putting into practice the concepts and ideas provided in this book so that you can get the most of your game and win more often. <br /><br />Created by a professional tennis player and coach with more than 10 years of experience!<br /><br />Learning from the pros and learn what they do before, during, and after competition can change the way you view tennis and competition. If you want to win more tennis matches and tournaments, you need to buy this book and memorize the ideas within.<br /><br />Tennis is all about preparation and that's you will learn besides other very important tips and tricks to help you overcome tough competitors.<br /><br />Learn:<br /><br />- What you should be doing before your match.<br />- The best way to approach a win.<br />- The best way to overcome a loss and how to win after that.<br />- What the best players in the world are doing to warm up before their matches.<br />- Why some players can't handle match pressure situations and what you can do to overcome it.<br /><br /><br />These are just a few of the things you will learn. In today's game its important to understand what works and what doesn't. Some people repeat the the same mistakes over and over again getting nowhere, while other try to make a change for the better and find new ways to do the same things they've been doing before.
15 Tennis Serve Drills to Master Consistency, Spin, and Power: Le...
by Joseph Correa (Certified ...

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English

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Publication Date

July 07, 2014

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15 Tennis Serve Drills to Master Consistency, Spin, and Power will help you fully develop your serve using different techniques.<br /><br />Do you want to start winning more matches thanks to your serve? <br /><br />Want to make a big difference in the results you have in your matches and tournaments? <br /><br />Well, in tennis, YOU SPEND AT LEAST 46% OF THE TIME SERVING! Which means that the better you serve, the better your chance is of controlling that 46% of your match.<br /><br />The remainder of the match you spend on returning serve and hitting ground strokes and volleys during the point. This basically means that working on your forehand, backhand, over head, slice, topspin, return of serve, and other specific shots will account require a lot more time and effort to master the remaining 54% of your match. <br /><br />SO WHY NOT WORK ON WHAT MATTERS THE MOST? <br /><br />This book will: <br />- change how you serve. <br />- It will reduce shoulder injuries. <br />- It will reduce the amount of running you will have to do in your matches. <br />- It will teach you how to serve faster than ever before <br />- It will save you tears, frustration, losses, and most importantly losses <br /><br />For more great books and videos by this author go to www.tennisvideostore.com.<br />
Rafa
by , John Carlin

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

August 23, 2011

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<br />What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? <br /><br />Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. <br /><br />It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.<br /><br />Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career.<br /><br />With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. <br /><br />From RAFA:<br /><br />"During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."<br />
Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental...
by Novak Djokovic

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

August 20, 2013

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<b>Novak Djokovic reveals the gluten-free diet and fitness plan that transformed his health and pushed him to the pinnacle.</b><br /><br />In 2011, Novak Djokovic had what sportswriters called the greatest single season ever by a professional tennis player: He won ten titles, three Grand Slams, and forty-three consecutive matches. Remarkably, less than two years earlier, this champion could barely complete a tournament. How did a player once plagued by aches, breathing difficulties, and injuries on the court suddenly become the #1 ranked tennis player in the world? The answer is astonishing: He changed what he ate.<br />  <br /> In <i>Serve to Win,</i> Djokovic recounts how he survived the bombing of Belgrade, Serbia, rising from a war-torn childhood to the top tier of his sport. While Djokovic loved and craved bread and pasta, and especially the pizza at his family’s restaurant, his body simply couldn’t process wheat. Eliminating gluten—the protein found in wheat—made him feel instantly better, lighter, clearer, and quicker. As he continued to research and refine his diet, his health issues disappeared, extra pounds dropped away, and his improved physical health and mental focus allowed him to achieve his two childhood dreams: to win Wimbledon, and to become the #1 ranked tennis player in the world.<br />  <br /> Now Djokovic has created a blueprint for remaking <i>your</i> body and <i>your</i> life in just fourteen days. With weekly menus, mindful eating tips for optimal digestion, and delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, you’ll be well on your way to shedding extra weight and finding your way to a better you. Djokovic also offers tips for eliminating stress and simple exercises to get you revved up and moving, the very same ones he does before each match.<br />  <br /> You don’t need to be a superstar athlete to start living and feeling better. With <i>Serve to Win,</i> a trimmer, stronger, healthier you is just two weeks away.
The Art of Pickleball: Techniques and Strategies for Everyone
by Gale H. Leach

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

March 19, 2013

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Arizona Book Award Winner<br /><br />This book describes everything from equipment to tournament strategy in straightforward, conversational language that will benefit novice and seasoned players alike. The Art of Pickleball shows how to perform basic and advanced strokes and provides excellent tips for doubles play, mental conditioning, gamesmanship, and offensive and defensive strategies. Drills are included to help readers develop recommended shots. <br /><br />• Master the fundamentals with step-by-step illustrations and photos<br />• Choose the right paddle and other accessories<br />• Polish your skills, from overhead smashes to sinks<br />• Learn the fine points of safety<br />• Techniques designed to take you to the next level<br />• Quick answers to your questions<br />• Easy to read and understand
Levels of the Game
by John McPhee

Language

English

Pages

162

Publication Date

April 01, 2011

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<p>This account of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe against Clark Graebner at Forest Hills in 1968 begins with the ball rising into the air for the initial serve and ends with the final point. McPhee provides a brilliant, stroke-by-stroke description while examining the backgrounds and attitudes which have molded the players' games.</p>

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