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The Inner Game of Tennis Audiobook
The Inner Game of Tennis
Written by: 
W. Timothy Gallwey
Narrated by: 
Dan Woren
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The Inner Game of Tennis Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

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    Ryan 04-27-16
    Ryan 04-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Concepts are good, but a difficult read"

    The concepts in this book are good - basically don't let your conscious mind interfere too much with your learning - but the language used is quite difficult to understand at times.

    It's also important to note that the ideas expressed in this book seemed to simply be derived from experience and may or may not have actual psychological backing.

    Not that this is a bad thing, I guess it just means you need to test for yourself and see if this works.

    In a perfect world this book would use simpler English and would have some sort of psychological trials or proof to back up the ideas expressed.

    I would still recommend this book but only to those super serious about improving their performance in their chosen sport. It's not really for the casual reader.

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    Sudhanva Kolhatkar 03-12-16
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    "Lessons for tennis and life"

    Very insightful. Goes much beyond the game of tennis. Those who are playing tennis will connect to it immediately.

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    Timothy Pruitt Seattle, WA 02-12-16
    Timothy Pruitt Seattle, WA 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome concepts to apply"

    Awesome concepts to apply to any sport or everyday life. Love the self one and self two descriptions.

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    Steve 12-20-15
    Steve 12-20-15
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    "Essential Listening"

    Everything about this audio book is quality. If you want to win at your game, this is the shortest path to victory. Champions aren't as much better at their craft than their opponents (if at all) as much as they are better at the inner game. In all sports. I don't know how I've ever won without it, and likely used it unknowingly when I have. Winning with it is effortless (literally) and euphoric.

    Read it once and since have listened to it 6-7 times so far. Well-narrated.

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    Freddie Muhammad 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read for any coach seeking a competitive edge"

    I learned about this book through another book entitled win forever by Pete Carroll I am sure glad I took you to read this to anyone looking to improve themselves and the people they coach should consume is from cover to cover.

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    Douglas M. 04-17-15
    Douglas M. 04-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "My new approach"

    This book strikes home in so many levels. Wish it could go on and on. Truly withstands the test of time. A must for any player suffering from match anxiety and self doubt.

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    ~shippage~ 04-04-15
    ~shippage~ 04-04-15 Member Since 2016

    ayyy lmao

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    "made me god tier in melee"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this and "The Art of Learning" are very good books that teach you the optimal way to practice and be consistent with any skill.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Woren – was your favorite?

    Narrator was a bit boring but the content was well worth it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, there is a lot of information in this book that needs absorbed and breaks are key to this process. Listening in one sitting will have you miss a lot of the information, this is definitely a book that should be re-read as well.


    Any additional comments?

    PPMD and Tafokints recommended the book for Smash Bros, definitely worked out. Tennis is just used for examples in this book, you should be paying attention to the underlying process of improvement he goes over in the book.

    Also if you liked this book, definitely check out "The Art of Learning", which is a just as good book and one that many prefer, I however have just started listening to it so I don't have an opinion of it yet.

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    dudley 03-26-15
    dudley 03-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "applicable beyond tennis"

    I don't play tennis.
    I love this book.
    Provides insights into peak-performance for any endeavor involving "The Zone"

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    Ana 03-05-15
    Ana 03-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love it"

    Very Nice and simple to understand..
    Not only for tennis playeres its for everyone who wants to enjoy everyday life.

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    Duane 01-31-15
    Duane 01-31-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A classic!"

    This is one of the BEST performance psychology books ever! Don't get hung up on "self one" and "self two" they are simply a means of discussing something without becoming overly technical which would lose most readers.

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