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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>
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>
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.
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 />
Black and White: The Way I See It
by Richard Williams

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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The fascinating, “upfront and unapologetic” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) memoir of Richard Williams, a businessman, tennis coach, and father to two of the greatest athletes and professional tennis champions of all time—Venus and Serena Williams.<br /><br />Born into poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana in the 1940s, Richard Williams was blessed by a strong, caring mother who remained his lifelong hero, just as he became hero to Venus and Serena later on. From the beginning of his life, Richard’s mother taught him to live by the principles of courage, confidence, commitment, faith, and love. He passed the same qualities on to his daughters, who grew to love their father and value the lessons he taught them, contrary to public rumors. “I still feel really close to my father,” says Serena. “We have a great relationship. There is an appreciation. There is a closeness because of what we’ve been through together, and a respect.”<br /> <br />A self-made man, Williams has walked a long, hard, exciting, and ultimately rewarding road for seventy years, surmounting the many challenges to raise a loving family and two of the greatest tennis players who ever lived. <i>Black and White</i> is the extraordinary story of that journey and the indomitable spirit that made it all possible.
Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental...
by Novak Djokovic

Language

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.
At the Line Pickleball: The Winning Doubles Pickleball Strategy
by Joe Baker

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 05, 2017

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<p>Would you like to learn the winning strategy used by all of the top pickleball players? Look no further than this shot-by-shot guide that will take you through every phase of the game, showing you the highest percentage shot for about every playing situation. Players at all levels can benefit from this well illustrated and easy-to-understand strategy guide.</p><br /><br /> <p>Author Joe Baker’s videos on pickleball strategy have been watched by hundreds of thousands of fans. In collaboration with top players and coaches in the sport, he is now sharing the techniques and strategies in this guide.</p><br /><br /> <p>Baker also covers topics like court coverage teamwork and communication, dinking targets, the pitfalls of too much aggression, ball striking technique, and his winning philosophy. Diagrams make the information easy to follow.</p><br /><br /><p>Advanced pickleball strategy is not obvious and as a consequence, most players never reach their potential. Not understanding the best strategy is often what keeps a good recreational player from becoming a tournament player. This book can help you avoid common mistakes and help speed your way to playing high-percentage pickleball. Quizzes at the end of each chapter test your knowledge of the material and help you process the advice.</p>
Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sport...
by , United States Tennis As...

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 22, 2016

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<p>Improve shot power, increase on-court speed and agility, and outlast the opposition with <i>Complete Conditioning for Tennis</i>, the most comprehensive tennis conditioning resource available!</p><p>The only strength and conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, <i>Complete Conditioning for Tennis</i> details how to maximize your training with exercises, drills, and programs that</p><p>• assess physical strengths and deficiencies,</p><p>• improve footwork and agility,</p><p>• increase speed and quickness,</p><p>• enhance stamina,</p><p>• increase flexibility,</p><p>• reduce recovery time, and</p><p>• prevent common injuries.</p><p>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.</p><p>Featuring more than 200 on- and off-court drills and exercises combined with exclusive online access to 56 video clips, <i>Complete Conditioning for Tennis</i> is an essential resource for players, coaches, instructors, and anyone serious about the sport.</p>
Rafa, mi historia (Indicios no ficción) (Spanish Edition)
by Rafael Nadal

Language

Spanish

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 21, 2011

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¿Cómo se forja un campeón? ¿Qué hay que hacer para ser el mejor del mundo en un deporte como el tenis?<br />Con sencillez, franqueza e inteligencia, Rafael Nadal guía a los lectores por el dramático y triunfante viaje de su vida, sin perder nunca de vista el trofeo que más valora en este mundo: la unidad y el amor de su familia.<br />Desde que inició su trayectoria profesional ha ascendido meteóricamente y es el tenista profesional más joven que ha ganado los cuatro títulos de Grand Slam.<br />Su historia empieza en la isla de Mallorca, donde la familia Nadal ha vivido durante generaciones. Entrenado por su tío Toni desde que tenía 4 años, educado por sus padres en la modestia y el respeto, Rafa ha conseguido la inusual hazaña de ser una persona sencilla, laboriosa y amable, y un ejemplo de conducta en todos los aspectos de la vida.
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 anad 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

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