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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>
The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<p><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>
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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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>
Arthur Ashe: A Life
by Raymond Arsenault

Language

English

Pages

785

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>NOTABLE BOOK</b><BR> <BR><b>The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.</b><BR><BR>Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world’s most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985.<BR> <BR> In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African-American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship.<BR> <BR> Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Raymond Arsenault’s insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect.
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.
Tennis the Winning Mindset: Learn from the Champions
by Antoni Girod

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English

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Publication Date

February 02, 2017

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Worldwide leading sports mental training expert offers you the hidden keys to winning at tennis.<br />The goal of this book : TO PUMP UP THE MIND. Just like in physical conditioning, this process happens in two steps. The first one deals with the general principles underlying mental preparation. The building of solid foundations is a necessary starting point from which players will be able to develop their mental abilities. The second step addresses specific mental training techniques, and how to adapt to the actual conditions of the game in competitive situations.<br />“ Antoni Girod is one of the best sports psychologists in the field. His approach to high performance is unique as he helps both the athlete and the coach to reach their maximum potential. ” Miguel Crespo - Ph.D. in Sports Psychology - Research officer in charge of the ITF<br />“ Through his skills and knowledge in psychology, Antoni helped me to become more efficient and calm in my job as well as in my life. Big thanks to him. Kind regards.” Lionel Zimbler - Coach of Benoît Paire (n°20 ATP)<br />
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>
Roger Federer: A Biography of the Tennis Legend
by Benjamin Southerland

Language

English

Pages

55

Publication Date

December 23, 2015

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<h2>Learn about the inspirational story of Roger Federer</h2><p>In <i>Roger Federer: A Biography of the Tennis Legend</i> you will learn about the life, professional career, and accomplishments of Roger Federer. In this biography you will read about Roger Federer’s incredible life story. Federer is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 17 Grand Slam titles, more than any other tennis player. He has been a force in the tennis world for the past ten years, and has had legendary matches against rivals, such as Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray. Federer began his tennis career in Switzerland, where he was very successful as a junior player. He rose through the ranks, and gained international recognition after winning his first Wimbledon title in 2003. Since then, he has won with grace on the world stage. In addition to tennis, Federer has been part of many large marketing campaigns and philanthropy events. Read this biography to gain insight on the career, rivalries, and personal life of this tennis great.</p><b>Here is a preview of this biography:</b><ul><li>An Introduction to the Legacy of Roger Federer</li><li>Discovering a First Love in Tennis</li><li>Early Career and Establishment as a Title Contender</li><li>International Super-Stardom, Rivalries, and the Ascent of a Tennis Icon</li><li>At Home: The Personal Life of Roger Federer</li><li>Making a Tremendous Impact: Roger’s Emotional Connection with Philanthropy</li><li>Federer’s Tennis Legacy</li></ul><b>Here is an excerpt from the book:</b><p><i>Roger Federer, the Swiss-born tennis legend, has become one of the most well-rounded and professionally accomplished humans in the history of sport. As a whole, the sporting world watches closely as talented athletes vie for victory on a public platform and engage in competitive battle for all to admire. Federer embodied the spirit of the “alpha-dog,” just as fellow “alphas” like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan similarly have. Not a single part of Federer’s career is underwhelming or anti-climactic. From the tumultuous rivalries to utter domination of his sport, Federer lives up to the designation so many professional athletes chase but never quite achieve: Legend.</i></p>
Pickleball 5.0: A Journey from 2.0 to 5.0
by Phil Dunmeyer

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English

Pages

282

Publication Date

November 23, 2017

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A pickleball book for everyone written for players of all skill-levels. Whether you are just beginning to play, intermediate, or advanced, this book will provide you with a complete overview and coverage of all aspects of pickleball play and strategies. By reading, visualizing, and applying the concepts and strategies in this book you will be able to start your journey from 2.0-5.0+ from whatever skill-level you are currently playing. In addition, there is a little bit of teacher in each one of us and this book is packed full of teaching and instructional ideas to help all of us continue to grow this great sport of pickleball.

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