Play with Freedom...And Win More! The Best Tennis of Your Life is an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation. This comprehensive guide will show you how to: Embrace nerves and play even better under pressure Maintain confidence to win more consistently Develop a pin-point focus Access an ideal level of intensity Play with a renewed sense of passion and freedom Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life? Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.
Tennis is more mentally difficult than most other sports. Because of its one-on-one nature, it feels more important than it is. Competitive matches can become highly stressful, and losing is painful. Emotions tend to get out of hand, with fears and nerves becoming difficult to control. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; and everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Dr. Allen Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and most importantly, they have been tested on court and they work.
Author: Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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 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” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. 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. 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.
Think to Win
Author: Allen Fox
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Davis Cup winner and Pepperdine coach has written the first book on the strategy and mental dimension of the game since the bestselling The Inner Game of Tennis.
Whether you are a tennis novice, a beginner ready for competition, a club player with an eye on the tournament trophy, or a professional stuck in a rut, Vic Braden's Mental Tennis shows you that your mind can be the single best tool to reconstruct your game. In his new breakthrough book, Vic Braden demonstrates how to improve your physical performance dramatically and develop a winning mental attitude - both on the court and off. Vic Braden is America's favorite tennis coach, recognized and respected by professionals and amateurs alike. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, he has been a major force in tennis - as a player and a teacher - since the early 1960s. In Mental Tennis, he draws upon his unique background and years of personal research - tested on thousands of his students - along with the latest technical and statistical information, and shows you how to maximize the potential of your mind to achieve peak playing skills, while boosting your confidence and enjoyment of the game. With his characteristic humor and charm, and using entertaining and instructive examples of famous players and matches, Vic Braden identifies common problems that can undermine your performance on the court, and explores their causes. He provides important psychological insights, and expert advice on how to overcome mental obstacles - such as self-doubt; lack of focus; guilt about winning; the stress that stems from a fear of losing, being humiliated, or letting down your doubles partner - and challenges you to set realistic and healthy goals for improvement. In addition to methods for long-term progress and fundamental behavior modification, Vic Braden's Mental Tennis also provides quicktriggers for immediate results; effective strategies to reverse years of bad habits; and tips on how to psych out your opponent, how to perform well under pressure, and how to maintain concentration and tune out external distracti
Author: Michael Zosel
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Learn how to play with a powerful vision that will elevate your game.
Author: Roetert, Paul , Kovacs, Mark
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Serve to Win
Author: Novak Djokovic
Publisher: Zinc Ink
A champion tennis player reveals his dietary secret to optimum fitness, providing weekly menus, mindful eating tips, and recipes to support a gluten-free lifestyle.
Author: Bill Scanlon, Joe Parent
From the best-selling author of ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, ZEN TENNIS will help you get out of your own way and into the Zone.
The Inner Game of Tennis
Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Random House
The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Fearless Mind
Author: Craig Manning
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Life is a performance whether youre on the field, in the courtroom, or running a household. But many of us, when asked to perform, allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind, Craig Manning teaches you how to overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, and become a high-performing individual. Learn how to unlock your mind and reach your greatest dreams. There are many mental pathways to performance, but there is only one pathway to true successhaving a fearless mind.
Thanks to its 56 videos, you can improve shot power, increase on-court speed and agility, and outlast the opposition with the enhanced edition of Complete Conditioning for Tennis, Second Edition. It’s the most comprehensive tennis conditioning resource available. The only strength and conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to maximize your training with exercises, drills, and programs that - assess physical strengths and deficiencies, - improve footwork and agility, - increase speed and quickness, - enhance stamina, - increase flexibility, - reduce recovery time, and - prevent common injuries. 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. Featuring more than 200 on- and off-court drills and exercises, Complete Conditioning for Tennis is an essential resource for players, coaches, instructors, and anyone serious about the sport.
Author: United States Tennis Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Tennis Tactics presents 58 strategic shot sequences to maximize your strengths and exploit your opponents' weaknesses. The book includes 63 drills that show you how to practice the shot patterns and make them part of your tactical approach in match play. By improving your shot making and decision making, you'll hit more winners than ever! Whether you're an all-court player, a counterpuncher, an aggressive baseliner, or a serve and volleyer, you'll find patterns to fit your style of play. You'll learn how to execute backcourt, midcourt, net play, and defensive patterns that will win key points in competition.
Author: Grant Grinnell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This (quick-fix) book gives you the tactics and mental philosophy to beat any style player, singles or doubles. The tips are pointed, cut right to the chase, are in layman's terms and summarized into powerful bullet point sections for (instant access). The book is the culmination of 38 years coaching, 50,000 hours on-court experience, years of seeking uncommon knowledge, and decades of creating the most (efficient and effective) methods to help students find their best fast! The book has 3 main sections: 1. Understanding different styles of players. 2. How to beat any style player, singles or doubles. 3. Mental toughness philosophy and mindsets. The strategy section provides potent tactics on how to beat any style player including, Singles: how to beat a big server, a great returner, aggressive baseliner, pusher, counter-puncher, hacker-slicer, and all-court player. Doubles: how to beat big serving teams, great returning teams, teams that control the net, one up one back teams, poaching teams, lobbing teams, and teams with one hot player. The mental toughness section uniquely redefines attitudes regarding winning and losing, competition, pressure, mistakes, fear, choking, and adversity to teach you how to play up to and (stretch) the upper limits of your ability. Overall, this book is tailored to save you time, improve practice sessions, free your mind and emotions from blocking the flow of your body, and give you the instantaneous tactical wisdom to consistently win!
The tennis star recounts her life and athletic career, from childhood, through her athletic successes, to her life after professional tennis, and discusses the life lessons that she learned at every stage along the way.