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The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance | [W. Timothy Gallwey]

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

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.
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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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    Amazon Customer Miami, FL USA 05-03-12
    Amazon Customer Miami, FL USA 05-03-12

    Lauro Avellan

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    "Could be better if shorter"
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    Spend too much time with obvious things, the important stuff could told in one hour.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Casper Paludan New York 07-23-14
    Casper Paludan New York 07-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "For anyone who wants to perform"
    What made the experience of listening to The Inner Game of Tennis the most enjoyable?

    I was surprised at how spiritual it sounds to me. It's there, right underneath the surface. The ending anecdote about being stranded in a snow storm, actually brought tears to my eyes, it was really moving...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Inner Game of Tennis?

    Apart from the above mentioned passage, the description of his teaching style vs the traditional one. So eye opening, gentle, and powerful.


    Have you listened to any of Dan Woren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but for a while, I thought it was the author reading it, he commanded the material so well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of self I and self II are so recognizable that it feels like meeting an old friend...yourself, that is.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the original inner game and I have heard people say that it's the most powerful one. the principles described here are universal to all sports and all activities where performance and pressure play a part, such as for example music. I'm a musician and I'm not going to get the Inner Game of Music. This is the root and the original!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia Shenzhen, China 06-12-13
    Virginia Shenzhen, China 06-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The heart of coaching art!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Inner Game of Tennis to be better than the print version?

    Yes!much more vividly


    What did you like best about this story?

    Easy understanding! And propounding discovery, no any useless talking, lots examples elaborate, great help!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Self 1and self 2 theory!


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

    No , I listen it from time to time,


    Any additional comments?

    I want to buy his other two books, inner games of work & stress! Please !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Walker Grapevine, TX, United States 11-12-12
    Walker Grapevine, TX, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Fantastic!"

    I have seen immediate results by using the techniques described in the this book. I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dong 02-06-12
    Dong 02-06-12
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    "Great philosophies, not just for tennis."
    Any additional comments?

    As a martial arts instructor, The Inner Game of Tennis has helped me understand the body's natural way of learning and how to teach in a way that is more conducive to retained muscle memory. In only a week, I have seen great improvements in how my students are able to pick up complex movements at a much faster rate without as much effort on my part. Even students that have been notoriously difficult to teach, it feels as if I've unlocked their true learning potential. The reality is that I have finally learned to challenge them appropriately through the lessons I have learned from this book. Every instructor, no matter your sport, should read this book.

    And I also played out of my mind in my last tennis match!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Nashville, TN, United States 12-12-11
    Scott Nashville, TN, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Winning Book"

    Inspiring audio. Gave me the same inspiring feeling as I got from the book in the 80s.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ahsan 12-05-11
    Ahsan 12-05-11
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    "Excellent"
    Where does The Inner Game of Tennis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably the first audiobook I've listened to completely.


    Have you listened to any of Dan Woren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator gives an impression of understanding his content; he sounds earnest. Pleasant voice.


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

    This book is best absorbed chapter by chapter as there's so much to absorb.


    Any additional comments?

    As a book, this has to be the best self-development book I've read. It is also, reportedly, the book that started the individual/business coaching revolution in the 70s.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Axel Pilar, Argentina 11-10-11
    Axel Pilar, Argentina 11-10-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Excelent"

    Interesting to understand what games we play inside and how to let go and let it happen to improve our strokes, our confidence and ejoyment. I also liked the defense of "Competition" as a cooperative action towards your oponent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    juan 03-12-12
    juan 03-12-12
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    "Just great for any sports and life!!!"
    Where does The Inner Game of Tennis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It contains a message for life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Inner Game of Tennis?

    How to allow your mind and body to perform at their best..


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dealing with choking..


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

    Yes!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Easy to understand, and worthy every penny

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    COLLEEN 11-06-14
    COLLEEN 11-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Significantly improved my Game"
    Would you listen to The Inner Game of Tennis again? Why?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare The Inner Game of Tennis to and why?

    nothing comparable


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

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I have always been mental when it came to the game of tennis. Finally, I figured out why because of this book. Really worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Gavin
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    "Brilliant (audio)book"

    Deals with the mental game of tennis so well, from mental attitude towards learning and improving strokes, to your mental approach on court, how counterproductive your 'inner critic' is to your game, and how you should try and achieve 'psychological flow' (ie being 'in the zone'). Particularly good for overly pushy parents coaching their kids who don't realise that berating or yelling at their kids isn't helpful. Highly recommended for any tennis player at any level.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Dublin, Ireland
    3/25/14
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    "Entertaining!"
    What did you like most about The Inner Game of Tennis?

    Regardless of whether you're a fan of tennis, there are many nuggets of insightful wisdom to be had throughout. We all have a rich inner life & it's this book gets across the importance of learning to trust our bodies & think less.


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  • jeremy
    London, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "Repetitive and annoying, frankly."

    There is a central message to this book- something to do with relaxing and allowing your unconscious mind take control. There, said it. If you listen to the book, you can hear the same thing said again, scores of times, in various different (and not so different) ways. And that's it. Again and again. And again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genglei
    United Kingdom
    12/26/12
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    "Must read!!!"

    If there is a must read books list, this book has to be on the top. It's not a book only for those who want to improve their tennis skills, but for all people who want to do anything well in their lives. Actully I read this book to improve my trading skill, and it really really helps.

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