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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>
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.
Playing in the Box: A Practical Guide for Helping Athletes Develo...
by Dr. Pete Temple

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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Athletes work hard in practice, putting in the time and the grind, but when it comes to game time, sometimes they miss the mark. They know they’re capable of more—and their coaches and trainers know it, too—but when the lights are on them, and the pressure rises, they often underperform. <br /><br />The truth is, physical training is only one part of any athlete’s game. The mental game is just as important, yet in young athletes, mindset is almost never a focus in development and practice—and it’s costing them results.<br /><br />In Playing in the Box, renowned sports psychologist Dr. Pete Temple describes how young athletes can use simple mental exercises to relax, improve, and achieve their goals on and off the field or court. If you’ve ever struggled in competition, Dr. Temple’s practical approach will help you develop confidence, drive, and resilience, so you can bounce back from setbacks, relax when the game gets tense, and reach your full potential.
Finding Your Pickleball Love Language: Be a Better Partner, Win M...
by Pat Brooks

Language

English

Pages

50

Publication Date

March 10, 2019

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What makes you and your Pickleball partner and partnership awesome? Enjoy this fun and sassy look into what winning (and non-winning) teams consistently do and don't do to help create your own recipe for Pickle Magic! Are you a "Good Try" Guy or an "I'm Sorry" Gal? Entertaining stories weave references from Yoda to real life Navy SEAL training into Pickleball strategies both on and off the court. The author is a part time-contributor to Pickleball Magazine and a full-time Pickleball addict! Take the Quiz along with your partner to begin building the foundation that gives your partnership an unfair advantage in achieving World Pickle Domination!
Becoming Mentally Tougher In Table Tennis by Using Meditation: Re...
by Joseph Correa (Certified ...

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 31, 2015

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Becoming Mentally Tougher In Table Tennis by Using Meditation is one of the best ways to prepare to reach your true potential. Eating right and training are two of the pieces of the puzzle but you need the third piece to see fantastic results. The third piece is mental toughness and that can be obtained through meditation.<br />Table Tennis players who practice meditation regularly will find they are or have:<br />-More confident during competition.<br />-Reduced stress levels.<br />-Better capacity to concentrate for long periods of time.<br />-Lower muscle fatigue.<br />-Faster recovery times after competing or training.<br />-Overcome nervousness better.<br />-Control their emotions under pressure.<br /><br />What more can you ask for as a table tennis player?<br />When considering unlocking their true potential most table tennis players focus on physical and nutritional goals but often overlook their inner potential through practices like meditation and visualization. It’s common to want to see physical benefits from physical exercises but what many table tennis players don’t know is that meditation has been proven to improve physical health and performance'<br /><br />Reaching your peak performance requires that you train and stimulate the body and mind. Not taking this into account can be a main reason why some table tennis players have trouble moving on to the next level. In order to do your best you must accept that the body and the mind are what will make you complete.<br />Meditation as exercise for the mind helps to strengthen your mind as you would strengthen your body, consistently evolving as you practice it. <br />Physical conditioning, good nutrition, and meditation are the three keys to achieve a state of optimal performance. Most table tennis players don’t pay as much attention to meditation as they should because their mostly worried about appearance and how others perceive them.<br />Results, in meditation, are not something you will see physically but rather in how you feel and in your new ability to control your thoughts and emotions. By starting your meditation sessions and being disciplined and consistent you will notice significant improvements in how you respond to anxiety, pressure, and stress which are three of the major issues most table tennis players have trouble overcoming in life and when trying to reach your true potential.<br /><br />Change your life and start using meditation to surpass your limits and break free!<br /><br />©2015 Correa Media Group
The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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English

Pages

234

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<p><b>Winner of the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing</b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>“The Circuit</i> is the best sports book I've read in years, maybe ever.” —Rich Cohen, author of <i>The Chicago Cubs</i> and <i>Monsters</i> </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“As sports writing goes, <i>The Circuit </i>is unusual in the very best way. Rowan Ricardo Phillips writes with such fluidity, and packs the book with bursts of brilliance. This is a compulsively readable guide to one truly Homeric year of professional tennis.” —John Green, author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.</b></p><p>In <i>The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey</i>, the award-winning poet—and <i>Paris Review</i> sports columnist—Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic tennis season. The annual tennis schedule is a rarity in professional sports in that it encapsulates the calendar year. And like the year, it’s divided into four seasons, each marked by a final tournament: the Grand Slams. </p><p> Phillips charts the year from winter’s Australian Open, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renewed their rivalry in a match for the ages, to fall’s U.S. Open. Along the way, Phillips paints a new, vibrant portrait of tennis, one that captures not only the emotions, nerves, and ruthless tactics of the point-by-point game but also the quicksilver movement of victory and defeat on the tour, placing that sense of upheaval within a broader cultural and social context. Tennis has long been thought of as an escapist spectacle: a bucolic, separate bauble of life. <br /><i></i><br /><i>The Circuit</i> will convince you that you don’t leave the world behind as you watch tennis—you bring it with you.</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>
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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