The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
|Author:||W. Timothy Gallwey|
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
- focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, 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 play
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.
"Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis 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
40th anniversary edition of the classic sports psychology bestseller, Tim Gallwey, Geoff Beattie, Billy Jean King, Inner Game, The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner Game of Music, self-doubt, anxiety
Ever since Timothy Gallwey missed a heartbreakingly easy volley on match point in the National Junior Tennis Championship at the age of fifteen, he has been fascinated with the problem of how human beings interfere with their own ability to achieve and learn. His search for practical ways to overcome the mental obstacles that prevent maximum performance led to the basic discoveries first described in this, his bestselling classic.