He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the tour's biggest names - all by playing his "ugly" game. Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes.
The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player - to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means out-thinking opponents before, during, and after a match - forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert's unconventional advice includes:
Winning Ugly is an invaluable combat manual for the court, and its tips include "some real gems", according to Tennis magazine. Ultimately, Winning Ugly will help you beat players who have been beating you.
©1993, 2013 Brad Gilbert and Steve Jamison (P)2013 Tantor
I loved it. The narrator is perfect. I have read twice the book and now l listen to it wherever l go. l like so much when Brad tell how he lost a match to Connors after he won it.
Wish I had read this 40 Yrs ago! Great understanding of the mind game of tennis with a humorous tilt. Interesting and extremely helpful!
Not only is it didactical but also entertaining!
The inner game (also a great tennis book) sets your mind in meditation mode, winning ugly sets your mind on winning mode.
The main content of book is worth reading. However after by the first half of the book it became repetitive. I think Brad could have enriched the book by adding more substance and topics from his playing days
…you're looking for something on the whole mental aspect of the game. This is not a book of mechanics, it's about mental and physical preparation and strategy.
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