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Nick Bollettieri's Mental Efficiency Program for Playing Great Tennis Paperback – March, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809232820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809232826
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,679,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

In 1978, he began the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. The concept was to have an academy that would educate students within a dual environment of intense tennis training and a specially designed academic program. Nick's vision revolutionized the way that tennis was taught. His philosophy is so successful, he has personally coached nine #1 ranked players in the world - Agassi, Becker, Courier, Hingis, Rios, Seles, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
*Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (2004).
*Honored with the prestigious Sports and Service Award by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (2003).
*Inducted into the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (2002).
*Ranked 16th on Tennis Magazine's List of the 50 Most Influential People in Tennis (2000).
*Ranked 19th on The Sporting Life's List of the 25 People Who Have Influenced Tennis in the Past Century (2000).
*Named National Coach of the Year for Tennis by the United States Olympic Committee (1999).
*Awarded the Tennis Educational Merit Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame (1999).
Bollettieri continues to be a highly sought after speaker around the world. He regularly attends each of the Grand Slam events as well as other high profile tournaments in the US, and in addition to his speaking engagements, offers clinics. Bollettieri will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July of 2014.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rick on May 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is very close to useless. Bollettieri is thorough about personal goals in terms of what anyone should strive for but, he spends too much time defining aspects of personality rather than give practical tools for implementing them. I found the writing no more technical than a junior high text with very few insights about mentally preparing yourself for tennis or life. He should have included real-world examples of how he instituted his techniques with some of the world's best players that he's coached (i.e. Becker, Agassi, Courier, Seles, and Pierce). Instead, we are subjected to his general defenitions of aspects of personality and goal setting. These are things available in any self-motivation manual. The one saving grace was small excerpts that speak of his early years and involve interesting anecdotes from his past. But, even these are mildly egotistical in their telling and do very little in terms of helping the reader with their development. Overall, a very slow and mostly useless read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
The forms in the book are probably the best part of it...they give you patterns to follow for planning out goals and evaluating your performance.
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This book is very complicated to read and to analize it. I would recomend this book mostli for coaches, parents who want theyr kids to grow up as proffesionals and of course those proffesional athletes that are looking for a breaktrough in theyr proffesional career. Nick describes the usual aspects in life that seperates a person between loosing and winning on and off the court. It describes the most aspects of menthal training. But to work with that book as an individual athlete you would need a coach, a parent, or a close friend, that is helping you and explayning you detailes in that book. even that the book is very complicated it can help you really allot. not only for tennis, but your whole life can change.
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By coffee drinker on April 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I received the book in about 3 days and it was in mint condition. Not much I can say...would buy from this seller again.
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