The Best Tennis of Your Life
The Best Tennis of Your Life is an insightful and practical guide that tackles the nuances of tennis for players at all levels. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his rich experience as a professional player, sports psychology specialist, psychotherapist, and former coach to share 50 specific tools designed to help improve any given match scenario.
This comprehensive guide will show you how to:
- Why Play even better while under pressure by embracing your nerves?
- Keep your composure to regularly win.
- Establish a laser-like focus
- Find the right amount of intensity.
- Play with a fresh sense of freedom and passion.
Why put off playing the best tennis of your life any longer? This guide will give you an advantage over others and will also prepare you for all eventualities.
Specifications of The Best Tennis of Your Life
- Dimenssions: 5.3 x 0.44 x 7.13 Inches
- Number of Pages: 160 Pages
- Date of Publication: November 27, 2007
- Publisher: Krause Publications
- Idiom: English
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The Outdoor Type –
Greenwald presents his techniques for mastering the mental aspects of competetive tennis in a clear narrative. This book is an invaluable resource for controlling a critical aspect of playing up to one’s full potential. Players at every level can gain much by employing the advice given here – this is certainly a book that I will be revisiting frequently. Like Brad Gilbert’s Winning Ugly, Greenwald provides tips and advice which can be cornerstones of success, but in a different fashion. Both books are well worth absorbing.
George A. Basham –
I like how these “bite size” chapters can be read in a couple of minutes at a time. Simple, profound and inspirational. A book to be reread many times in order to absorb all the suggestions and build a solid mental framework.
Very precise strategies to embrace the road to the Best Tennis of Your Life. It is not magic, the one needs to commit to daily apply it.
I’ve bought more than a dozen copies of this for family and friends. Bit sized bits of wisdom throughout.
I’ve been playing A grade tennis for over 30 years and never really considered the mental aspects of the game. I highly recommend this book. I got a lot out of it and now better understand how the mind and my thoughts play such a important part in the game. Gone are the days of expecting to win every point and never making a mistake. Now I don’t beat up on myself for making errors. The book’s filled with wisdom about attitude, behavior, positive affirmations and how you bring all these together to make you a better tennis player and person. I’m ordering additional books to give to my team mates. It’s one of those books that will change your life.
This book is amazing. I am embarrassed it has taken me this long in my 30 year tennis career to stumble upon this gem. Amazing tips and strategies for improving mental performance on court. This book and Inner Game are a pair. Inner Game is a little more theoretical and Best Tennis is more practical. I highly recommend both!
Gyata Stormon –
I’ve owned this book for over 10 years and it’s still my go-to book to inspire me before a match, cheer me up after a disappointing loss or to give to students who are struggling with the mental game. The 50 short chapters cover a range of situations and feelings one comes across while competing, and gives suggestions for overcoming each difficulty.
Amazon Customer –
What he has written makes so much sense. I have read ‘winning ugly’ from Brad Gilbert. He may a good playervat his time but Jeff’s book was way better. One of the best mental toughness book i’ve read but….to get the message across to some of the younger players to think likewise is another thing.
John Murray –
The next edition of this book should be subtitled “Relax, enjoy, and win” because that’s exactly what it helped me do. Yes, even at the recreational level, playing to win is part of the game (your doubles partner would no doubt approve) but subjecting yourself to an ongoing internal monologue of pressure and self-criticism is demoralizing, ineffective, and takes the fun out of the game. Jeff Greenwald tells you how to reduce pressure and relax which in my case has resulted in more wins, fewer losses, and – best of all – a lot more enjoyment. I play doubles with a very competitive group and found myself becoming uncomfortable at the prospect of playing each week but after reading The Best Tennis of Your Life I look forward to playing and really enjoy it. Read this book and smile when Hammerin’ Hank winds up for a cannonball serve to your backhand. See if you don’t return more of them and enjoy the game too!
I bought it mainly to discuss with my son who competes at the junior level. The book is easy to read (highlight), pick out the main ideas from each chapter (there are 50 of them) and try to implement those that you need, such as breathing or relaxing your body, how to get back into focus during the match and how to act when you are driven crazy by your opponent’s dirty play.