If I’m the better player, Why can’t I win?

How you can sharpen your game by trusting your instincts. Why you may be afraid of winning. How superstitions can be helpful. How the world of tennis is only a microcosm of the big game of life. How you CAN win. Psyching-how to do it and counter it. Used book in Good Condition. And much more.

Think to Win: Strategic Dimension of Tennis, The

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.

Tennis:Winning the Mental Match

8: game plans:game plans give your efforts direction and structure. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. The emotions of a tennis match resemble those of a fight. Ch. These can be overpowered by the conscious mind, but it requires understanding, high motivation, and constant effort.

Ch. With plan a you are looking for a match-up where you have a relative advantage, most commonly pitting your strengths against an opponent's weakness. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Players may realize that winning a match doesn t really matter, but they will always want to win anyway.

Stress can be reduced by developing a more realistic perspective of the game. Rid yourself of the idea that choking will make you lose, and recognize that there are usually multiple opportunities to win, not just one. 4: reducing the stress: matches can become overly stressful, and this hinders performance.

Trying to reduce it gives rise to counterproductive behaviors such as procrastinating the finish or becoming overconfident and easing up with a lead. Avoid stressful thoughts of winning by using rituals, focusing, and relaxation techniques. Ch.

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

Timothy gallwey, clear examples, and distractions• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match playWhether you're a beginner or a pro, self-doubt, Gallwey's engaging voice, reveals how to• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, a leading innovator in sports psychology, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Introduced to the inner game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of W. Timothy Gallwey's teachings. W. Master your game from the inside out!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.

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 Random House Trade Paperbacks. Not just for tennis players, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, or even just for athletes in general, from playing music to getting ahead at work.


Killer Doubles: Strategies and tactics for better tennis

For all levels and both genders. We all play doubles, tactics, so why are most books about singles? And why do they all cover stroke mechanics when we aging adults won't be learning any new tricks any time soon? This book is for the doubles enthusiast who wants to better understand doubles strategy, and even philosophy.

Written for doubles players, about doubles players, by a doubles player. Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Vic Braden's Mental Tennis: How to Psych Yourself to a Winning 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. 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 Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Whether you are a tennis novice, a beginner ready for competition, or a professional stuck in a rut, a club player with an eye on the tournament trophy, Vic Braden's Mental Tennis shows you that your mind can be the single best tool to reconstruct your game. Vic braden is america's favorite tennis coach, recognized and respected by professionals and amateurs alike.

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.

. 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. He provides important psychological insights, being humiliated, 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, or letting down your doubles partner - and challenges you to set realistic and healthy goals for improvement.

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.

The Tennis Parent's Bible: Second Edition

The evolutionary state of tennis demands parents be more involved and informed. The tennis parent’s bible is essential reading for those interested in developing confident, self-reliant and accomplished children. The 2nd edition of the tennis parent’s bible delves even deeper than the original bestselling Tennis Parent's Bible- an essential guide for the competitive junior tennis player, parent and coach.

The second edition opens the door to thousands of hours of athlete-coach specific instruction and parental job descriptions that will save thousands of dollars and hours of wasted time, tears and anguish. Specific roles and responsibilities of the player, coach and parent are outlined for greater synergy, team harmony and accelerate athletic growth.

Frank clearly spells out what tennis parents need to know and understand about how to navigate their young tennis athletes through this maze of the highly competitive and performance driven sport. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Regardless of the stage of development, the ultimate goal of The Tennis Parent’s Bible is to maximize player potential at the quickest rate.