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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>
Open
by Andre Agassi

Language

English

Pages

400

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>
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>
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>
How to Play Pickleball: The Complete Guide from A to Z: Illustrat...
by , Richard Movsessian

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

October 10, 2018

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Pickleball legend Coach Mo has finally put all of his years of accumulated knowledge into this complete pickleball guide. This comprehensive book is the “complete Coach Mo resource,” capturing all of his knowledge on techniques and strategy. This book is fully suitable for the complete newcomer to the game but it goes on to explain how to play at the most advanced tournament level. This book is unique in its detailed explanation of stroke techniques using photographs and diagrams. There is no other pickleball book on the market that goes as deeply into the technical details of the game as this guide.Perhaps no other person in the world of pickleball has trained and coached more players than Coach Mo. Coach Mo is a natural teacher and “simplifier” with the special ability to explain complex concepts so than anyone can understand them. Teaching with homespun anecdotes, imagery, and humor, he can present advanced concepts while still being charismatic and entertaining.Even if you are a complete newcomer to the game, this is the book you need. It begins with an introduction to the game and its history. Next, the book goes on to explain the basic rules of the game and how to keep score. Starting with the serve, the book explains how to play the game shot by shot. However, this book does not stop with beginner/intermediate information. This book explains how to progress to the most advanced level of national tournament play. Along with teaching and coaching beginners, Coach Mo has developed and coached many top competitors, including national champions.This book focuses on pickleball fundamentals and basic strategy. Specifically it focuses on shot techniques, player movement, player positioning, and how to play smart, high percentage pickleball. Shot technique is an often overlooked but critical key to success. Without good technique, you can make good shots sometimes, but you can’t make good shots reliably.Are you ready to learn? If so, let this book transform your game.
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.
Absolute Tennis: The Best And Next Way To Play The Game
by , Fred Stolle

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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<DIV><I>Absolute Tennis</I> is thorough and comprehensive guide to improving your tennis. In this insightful and visually engaging book, Marty Smith, an NCAA Division I Southern Conference Champion and long-time Director of Tennis at the New York Athletic Club, shares his extensive knowledge of tennis technique, strategy, psychology and fitness in easy to understand language. His meticulous explanations of the strokes, coupled with narrated individual and sequenced photos of the world's best players, will help you develop powerful and consistent swings, play with more confidence and win a lot more. A forward thinker, Smith not only discusses the strokes of today, but also the future. Marty goes through the evolution of the game, and makes a compelling and persuasive case for three unconventional strokes that may become accepted techniques as the game continues to evolve and become faster. Recognizing that tennis is a highly athletic, tactical, and mental game, he also dedicates a large part of the book to the body, singles and doubles strategy and the mind. You will learn how to improve your footwork and movement, integrate winning game plans that highlight your strengths and expose your opponents' weaknesses, and use your inner voice to remain focused, positive and energetic, helping you attain peak performance.</DIV>
Complete Conditioning for Tennis-2nd Edition (Complete Conditioni...
by , Todd Ellenbecker

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

July 22, 2016

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Note: Audio/Video format not supported by older Kindle models. Please confirm compatibility below. <br /><br />Thanks to its 56 videos, you can improve shot power, increase on-court speed and agility, and outlast the opposition with the enhanced edition of Complete Conditioning for Tennis, Second Edition. It’s the most comprehensive tennis conditioning resource available.<br /><br />The only strength and conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to maximize your training with exercises, drills, and programs that<br /><br />- assess physical strengths and deficiencies,<br />- improve footwork and agility,<br />- increase speed and quickness,<br />- enhance stamina,<br />- increase flexibility,<br />- reduce recovery time, and<br />- prevent common injuries.<br /><br />Throughout, you will have access to the same recommendations and routines used by today’s top professional players. From increasing the speed and power of your serve and groundstrokes to enhancing on-court agility and stamina, you will be ready to take the court with confidence and endure even the most grueling matches. Off the court, you’ll learn recovery techniques and preventive exercises for keeping shoulder and elbow injuries at bay.<br /><br />Featuring more than 200 on- and off-court drills and exercises, Complete Conditioning for Tennis is an essential resource for players, coaches, instructors, and anyone serious about the sport.
The Official Travel Guide to Grand Slam Tennis: Cities, Attractio...
by Timothy Leffel

Language

English

Pages

36

Publication Date

August 24, 2014

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This book which is second in the Tour De Sports Series is a detailed guide on everything you need to know about the four major tennis tournaments and their venues. The host cities, their culture, local cuisines and the kind of courts used for the matches are all discussed at length in different chapters. <br /><br />This book serves as a great companion for those planning to travel and be part of the four major tennis tournaments. Since all the four cities and stadiums are going to continue hosting the Grand Slam, this book will be handy for many years. <br /> <br />The chapters in this book go through the four cities – Melbourne, Paris, London and New York with each of these places described at length and also some of the must visit destinations. The local food that one must have in these places is also well researched and experienced. <br /><br />The history of each of the courts and the technical aspects of the surface is also described for beginners. So once you give this book a read, be sure you can travel confidently across the four Grand Slam cities and tournaments or even just watch the games on TV with much more knowledge on what’s happening inside and outside of the stadium. <br />
Unstoppable: My Life So Far
by Maria Sharapova

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<p><b>From Maria Sharapova, </b><b>one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—</b><b>and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis </b><b>stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.</b></p><p>In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. “Maria Mania” was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world.</p><p>And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful.</p><p>But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history.</p><p>Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished.</p><p>Sharapova’s <i>Unstoppable</i> is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.</p>

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