©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
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...
Apart from the above mentioned passage, the description of his teaching style vs the traditional one. So eye opening, gentle, and powerful.
I have not but for a while, I thought it was the author reading it, he commanded the material so well.
The description of self I and self II are so recognizable that it feels like meeting an old friend...yourself, that is.
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!
Yes!much more vividly
Easy understanding! And propounding discovery, no any useless talking, lots examples elaborate, great help!
Self 1and self 2 theory!
No , I listen it from time to time,
I want to buy his other two books, inner games of work & stress! Please !
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!
This is probably the first audiobook I've listened to completely.
The narrator gives an impression of understanding his content; he sounds earnest. Pleasant voice.
This book is best absorbed chapter by chapter as there's so much to absorb.
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.
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
Spend too much time with obvious things, the important stuff could told in one hour.
It contains a message for life.
How to allow your mind and body to perform at their best..
Dealing with choking..
Easy to understand, and worthy every penny
An intriguing way to think about learning physical skills. Reminds me of "system 1" and "system 2", but named backwards.
Since this book has been written, Eric Franklin has published his work about the efficiency of using imagery and proprioception do unlearn poor physical and replace them with new ones. Seems to me this idea is similar, but doesn't rely on the notion of two selves for success.
I read this book because someone has used the theory to derivative a book about acting, with some success, so I wanted to read the original text.
Glad I did for that comparison, but didn't glean much that is new from it. The second set of ideas proposed, regarding performance, are simply healthy attitudes towards competition, and have long been adopted into the main stream (though still seldom practiced, lol!). So though perfectly legitimate, no longer seem new.
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.
"Not Just A Classic! Top Quality Too!"
Tim's book is not just a Classic: it is extremely Classy too! A thoroughly excellent read. Tim breaks down the Inner Game and Outer Game with a skilled hand. Many many 'I's have been dotted and 'T's crossed with this one. Awesome read, Tim! Thanks a million!
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"The genesis of modern performance coaching"
a classic must read or listen for anyone with an interest in performance coaching for themselves or others.
"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.
perfect for competitive people with internal and external struggles, I read this as a competitor of both sports and video games and I look forward to using its teachings.
"Excellent insight for tennis players"
Excellent insight for tennis players and no doubt the inspiration for the book 'the power of now'
"This makes you think"
If you want to understand yourself better, what makes you tick, why you find certain skills hard to master and why you don't perform your best in a competition then listen to this.
"Let the inner game replace your innner voice"
This is one of those books that works very well with audible. The layout lends itself to being spoken and its easy to follow the story. The inner game emerged from the author's experience as a tennis coach and so the story unfolds based on his journey. The information contained can be applied to multiple areas of life and work and not just tennis. The concept of self 1 and self 2 made sense and having experienced this in real life it made the book seem more plausible.
Psycho-cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. It covers aspects of the human mind and its impact on the body. The inner game of tennis is about how to get out of the way of the conscious mind so that it allows your body to perform naturally.
Personally, his voice and style work well for the book for me. As stated earlier the material really works as an audio.
Yes its well laid out and the narrative lends itself to being on in the background. Some books you have to concentrate hard on and its easy to lose the thread. This book flows well and allows you to do other things whilst listening.
The book was a game changer when first written and the concepts have heavily influenced other sports and are now readily adopted across coaching and sports psychology. The book is practical and you'll pick up many useful tips and techniques that you can apply in everyday life as well as 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.
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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