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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>聽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 />鈥?focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions<br />鈥?find the state of聽鈥渞elaxed concentration鈥?that allows you to play at your best<br />鈥?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>鈥淚ntroduced to <i>The Inner Game of Tennis</i>聽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.鈥濃€攆rom 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 />聽<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鈥檚 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鈥攄escribed in haunting, point-by-point detail鈥攖he highs and lows of his celebrated career.</p>
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness for Kids (Grow ...
by , Mary Nhin

Language

English

Pages

34

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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<p><b>Mental toughness is the most important life skill we can teach our kids.</b><br /> Follow Will as he shares 5 mental toughness tips where your child will learn how easy it can be to overcome negative self-talk, anxiety, and frustration so that they can succeed!<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>The best book for raising mentally tough children </b><br />Give your child the gift of mental toughness at an early age, empowering them with patience, grit, and a perseverance.<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Empowers your child with the knowledge and skill set to embrace challenges. </b><br />How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas is based on studies showing that mental toughness can combat bullying and positively impact childrens' minds.<br /><br /> The guide teaches positive self talk skills, encourages visualization, and cultivates intrinsic motivation by goal setting.<br /><br /> These same techniques have been used by business leaders and top athletes of the world. Authors Kobe and Mary Nhin were inspired by the acclaimed works of Angela Duckworth (Grit), Shakti Gawain (Creative Visualization), and Timothy Gallwey (The Inner Game of Tennis) on the power of resilience and willpower in our daily lives.<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Overcome bullying by developing mental toughness </b><li>Supports families, educators and children dealing with bullying聽<li>Teaches mindfulness for kids聽<li>Helps children face difficult situations with confidence and a strong mind聽<br /><li>This book will compliment a collection of titles from authors like Laurie Wright (I Can Handle It), Gabi Garcia (I Can Do Hard Things), Esther Cordova (I Can鈥檛 Do That Yet), and Niels van Hove (My Strong Mind) <br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Bonus: </b><br /><br /> * Includes a Grit Growth Plan where kids can rate current skills and state goals聽<br /> * Free resources to accompany this book can be found at kobenhin.com/mental-toughness-growth-plan1.html<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>The fun doesn't stop! Check out more Grow Grit Press sports books:</b><br /> How to Win the Gold Medal in Pajamas聽<br /> How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Get your copy today and get the ebook free.</b><br /> 聽<br /><li>Wonderful resource for counselors, coaches, and teachers. 聽<br /><li>Perfect for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up.聽<br /><li> Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, soccer fanatics, and sports players</p><p><br /><em>"When I was a little girl, and Serena and I played matches together, we often pretended that we were in the final of a famous tournament. We imagined we were playing on Centre Court.聽We were Wimbledon champions many times, years before our dreams of playing there became reality." - Venus Williams</em></p><em></em>
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鈥檚 most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including 鈥渟ome real gems鈥?<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.
From the Author of Smart Pickleball: The Pickleball Guru's Guide ...
by , Randy Mantiply

Language

English

Pages

81

Publication Date

October 31, 2019

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<p>Prem Carnot, the Pickleball Guru, author of bestselling <em>Smart Pickleball</em>, is one of the World's Premier Pickleball Coaches. He has helped 1000s of pickleball players improve their game through clinics, bootcamps, and private coaching. <br /><br />In the first book of his Bootcamp Series, Prem guides you through the shot you must have to improve your pickleball game - the drop shot! Pickleball's drop shot is one of the most important skills you need to take your game to the next level! And Prem takes you through every aspect of the drop shot! When, why, where, who, and how to make the perfect drop shot.<br /></p>
Inside The Game: The Madness, Metrics, and Methods of Winning Pic...
by Steven Pustay

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English

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Publication Date

November 02, 2019

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Only the 2nd book to be endorsed by the USAPA, Inside the Game breaks new ground and brings the power of statistically significant data to help players understand what makes and breaks their game.<br /><br />"Inside the Game is a facinating read full of important and useful information designed to help those looking to improve their game" - USAPA<br />鈥?lt;br />Based on a yearlong study, the first of its kind for Pickleball, hundreds of professional and amateur games were mapped for stroke errors, ball-strike accuracy, ball speed, court position advantage and dozens of additional metrics. The results of the study provide a definitive picture of what fails when games are lost and establishes clear goals to be met for winning play. The study frames a statistically significant portrait of the game, and for the first time establishes a baseline for winning play. Interviews with professional players add perspective from their on-court experience and expand the narrative with practice tips and match strategies to help improve the level of any player's game.
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 />
Between The Lines: My Stories as a Conductor And Tennis Umpire
by Stanley Sperber

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

October 14, 2019

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<h3><b>Extraordinary events described by a man who combined his two passions into one remarkable career.</b></h3><p>Go on a truly unique ride with Stanley Sperber, the only conductor in the world who is also an internationally certified tennis umpire, as he describes true incidents from his unusual dual career.</p><p>These stories include poignant and sometimes hilarious encounters with such famous personalities as Leonard Bernstein, Danny Kaye, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta on the musical stage, as well as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe on the tennis court.</p><p>You will have a chance to join him as he conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and as he umpires at the U.S. Open and Davis Cup matches.</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>鈥?assess physical strengths and deficiencies,</p><p>鈥?improve footwork and agility,</p><p>鈥?increase speed and quickness,</p><p>鈥?enhance stamina,</p><p>鈥?increase flexibility,</p><p>鈥?reduce recovery time, and</p><p>鈥?prevent common injuries.</p><p>Throughout, you will have access to the same recommendations and routines used by today鈥檚 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鈥檒l 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>

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