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

    4 of 6 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

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    erik 11-10-17
    erik 11-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "this is a must read for all athletes"

    great insight. I know this subject and coach. but, this strengthened my knowledge of subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mariusrex 10-01-17
    Mariusrex 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "indepth view of the mental process during the game"

    so: the last point is a bliss -
    -interesting points about the feel of winning and losing
    -the selfblame game secrets are unveiled
    -the true motivation of playing
    -and t best point is on the self one and self two -namely I think the conscious and subconscious interactions and the love of letting them cooperate

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    Louis Rafetto 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gallwey is always worth the time"

    Gallwey has an understanding of life and fulfilling potential that is worth taking in by anyone who wants to better understand what it takes to grow more than just their tennis game, although read earnestly, the reader will surely do that as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CYRIL 09-03-17
    CYRIL 09-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much about Tennis"

    This book had more tennis information than business information. I thought it would focus more on strategy but it doesn't...

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    David S. Mathew 08-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Only Game that Counts"

    I picked this up on the advice of a personal trainer who noticed I was struggling with calisthenics. It may be hard to believe a book could make training easier or more effective, but that has definitely happened in my case. The advice contained here truly opened my eyes on how to focusing and achieve my best possible game. This book is beyond highly recommended! Go for it!

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    Gabriel 08-10-17
    Gabriel 08-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Recommended to me by Chicago Bears Safety"

    When an NFL player recommends a book about tennis you question why then you buy and in the first couple of chapters know why. An elite athlete would listen to it.

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    J&S Ferly Atlanta, GA 06-22-17
    J&S Ferly Atlanta, GA 06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible Depth of Insight, Wisdom"

    This is a breakthrough book for anyone on the path to better self knowledge and continual learning. By the end, it occurred to me that this isn't really a tennis book. It has changed how I see my authentic sincere self.

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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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  • Alan Hughes
    6/25/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Ramwell
    Manchester, UK
    12/5/15
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    "Let the inner game replace your innner voice"
    What made the experience of listening to The Inner Game of Tennis the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    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.


    What does Dan Woren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Personally, his voice and style work well for the book for me. As stated earlier the material really works as an audio.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 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.


    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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