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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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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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    Maria Barr Saratoga Springs, NY 05-06-17
    Maria Barr Saratoga Springs, NY 05-06-17 Member Since 2015

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    "A Classic"
    Would you listen to The Inner Game of Tennis again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again and I do on a regular basis. I find the ideas in the book to be foundational and worth hearing over and over.


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

    The whole book was awesome.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    recommended

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    Grace 04-25-17
    Grace 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent advice for musicians as well."

    So much of performance is an internal struggle. This book will help you understand it whether you are an athlete or musician. Amazing.

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    danny vilailath 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good book just not for me"

    this book has some good metaphors that you could apply to other areas in your life that you can use to help learn techniques or teach someone else.
    just wasn't what I was looking for but it may be helpful to someone else.

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    Amazon Customer 04-04-17
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    "A classic. A favorite. Timeless lesson"

    I originally read this book in the 90s and it changed my life. I didn't realize how much it influenced my tennis, and then marital arts practice, and further the inner game off the court. Having recently struggled with some inner game challenges as I'm building a business alongside having a full time job, I found myself drawn to revisit the book and the Inner Game principles. Sure enough, it has been so insightful and relieving to revisit the book. Thank you Tim. This book is a gem, and I continue to gift it to many friends.

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    Amazon Customer 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye opening!"

    As an athlete and a trainer I found this enlightening. Like everyone else I've had both "success" and "failure" in life. As I look back I see my greatest successes were when I allowed my second self to enjoy the moment and my greatest struggles have come when I gripped too tight and listened to my first self. I gotta tell you, that first self guy is brutal!

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    Amazon Customer 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Be mindful of your thoughts"

    Understand the difference between your ego and inner self, self 1 and self 2. Work to remove judgmental thoughts and focus on what you want to achieve.

    The author outlines a good way to be mindful and stay present. Quick listen, would recommend.

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    James Greeno 01-11-17
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    "revelatory"

    A gift of understanding for all walks of life. Appreciate yourself. Cherish your competitor. 5/5

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    CityGardener 11-11-16
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    "Interesting path to mastering physical skills"

    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.

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    patrick Isimang 10-09-16
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    "The Book that started it all!"

    The techniques work if you allow yourself room for self discovery and awareness without judgement. Get out of your own way and let your innate abilities take over and the process of learning will be accelerated. What love most about this book is that it hinges on the idea that no one theory or technique is set in stone. One must use it as a guide or a tool to form their own technique that they feel comfortable with. Leave room for change, afterall as time goes on we change and so must our game....

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    David 10-06-16
    David 10-06-16
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    "More than just a book on Tennis."

    really got me to think outside the box on my tennis game. I've listened to it multiple times picking up on new items each time.

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  • Ms
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    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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  • Genglei
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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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