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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>
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness Series (Book #1...
by , Mary Nhin

Language

English

Pages

18

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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<b><span>Can we help our kids feel more confident, c</span><span>alm, focused, motivated, carefree....during performances? </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>The answer, YES we can! But how? </span></b><br /><span></span><br /><span>By incorporating these simple strategies into their life!</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas </span><br /><ul><li><span>Encourages positive self-talk tips, goal-setting, and rituals </span></li><li><span>Teaches visualization</span></li><li><span>Develops a growth mindset</span></li><li><span>Cultivates self-confidence</span></li><li><span>Increases focus, grit, and perseverance</span></li></ul><span></span><br /><span>This self-help guide provides the skills necessary to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Help your child defeat negative self-talk, anxiety, frustration, and anger. </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>The books in the Grow Grit series help teach kids the techniques used by business leaders and top athletes of the world. Begin helping kids create the best possible self one can imagine. Your kids will not only want to face challenges but embrace them.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Bonus:</span><br /><ul><li><span>Includes a Mental Growth Plan where kids can rate current skills and state goals </span></li><li><span>Makes a perfect gift for any kid who likes sports</span></li><li><span>Free resources to accompany this book can be found at kobenhin.com</span></li></ul><span>A wonderful addition to any home or school library! </span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Perfect for ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and up.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span><b>This book is an easy to read, instruction guide with simple, actionable tips to help develop grit and achieve success.</b></span>
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.
Captain's Mate: A Practical Guide for Tennis Captains, League Pla...
by Matt D. Talford

Language

English

Pages

127

Publication Date

December 10, 2017

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You learned how to play… now learn how to be a team captain!<br /><br />Captain’s Mate is the tennis leadership manual no league player, captain or coach should be without! In it, author Matt D. Talford gives you a unique perspective into the world of amateur tennis, as seen through the eyes of a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Adult League Captain.<br /><br />Packed with drills and mini games that are both educational and fun, Captain’s Mate will…<br /><br />* Help you methodically prepare for the forthcoming league season<br />* Teach you how to take the guesswork out of setting your match day lineups<br />* Help you get the most out of team practices<br />* Provide you with a set of situational and mental focus drills that will sharpen your tennis game<br />* Share life lessons that can be used both on and off the court<br /><br />Whether you keep it on your bookshelf or in your tennis bag, make Captain’s Mate part of your tennis toolkit and take your team and your game to THE NEXT LEVEL!<br />
A Guide to Singles Badminton Tactics & Strategy
by Sean Donnelly

Language

English

Pages

13

Publication Date

July 06, 2014

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This short, simple, and to the point book tells you everything you need to know to master singles badminton strategy.
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>
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.
You Cannot Be Serious
by , James Kaplan

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

June 10, 2002

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<b>A no-holds-barred, intimate memoir by John McEnroe—the bad boy of professional tennis.</b><br /><br />John McEnroe stunned the tennis elite when he came out of nowhere to make the Wimbledon semifinals at the age of eighteen—and just a few years later, he was ranked number one in the world. <i>You Cannot Be Serious </i>is McEnroe at his most personal, an intimate examination of Johnny Mac, the kid from Queens, and his “wild ride” through the world of professional tennis at a boom time when players were treated like rock stars. <br /><br />In this “bracing serve-and-volley autobiography” (<i>The Boston Globe</i>) he candidly explores the roots of his famous on-court explosions; his ambivalence toward the sport that made him famous; his adventures (and misadventures) on the road; his views of colleagues from Connors to Borg to Lendl; his opinions of contemporary tennis; his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth; and his roles as husband, father, senior tour player, and often-controversial commentator.

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