From the Publisher
"I choke, you choke, we all choke. The question is how you handle it. Thats one of many questions that this easygoing, engaging, practical book will answer."
Cliff Drysdale Tennis Commentator, ESPN and ABC Sports Former U.S. Open Champion
"Great players execute well during points (10% of match time), but they also give the appearance of champions between points (90% of match time). The three Rs give you a way to test yourself and provide practical, specific ideas on how any personality type can be more effective in handling the critical between-point time."
Stan Smith Former U.S. Open and Wimbledon Champion
"This book provides players at all levels with important guidelines for coping with challenges to the emotional aspect of competitive tennis."
Jeff Moore Womens Tennis Coach University of Texas
"This book is a valuable tool for both the established touring pro and the weekend player. Sports psychology is really only useful when it can be applied in a practical way. The methods and lessons expressed in this book are truly unique and comprehensive. This book is as essential to your game as is your racquet."
Benjy Robins Tour Manager 1981-1991 Association of Tennis Professionals
"Karl Slaikeu and Robert Trogolo give valuable advice on how tennis players can best use the 25 seconds between points. Their 3-Rs system is laid out in a practical, easy-to-follow manner. Their use of the "STOP" technique, the three distinct game plans and application to performance anxiety and other sports is especially useful."
Dave Snyder Mens Tennis Coach University of Texas
"The 3 Rs is a great way to keep your composure and regroup time and again while on the tennis court. I am positive that it would have helped me during my tennis career if it were available. I strongly recommend that you should read this book and implement the 3 Rs to your game."
Danie Visser Davis Cup Captain Federation Cup Captain
"If the mental aspect of your tennis game is getting you down, read this book! The 3Rs system makes your mind work for you instead of against you."
Billie Jean King Director and Co-Founder World TeamTennis Holder of a record 20 Wimbledon titles
About the Author
Karl Slaikeu, Ph.D., a lifelong tennis enthusiast, lives in Austin, Texas, and is president of Chorda Conflict Management, Inc. He also offers sport psychology consultation to tennis players at all levels, as well as their families, and conducts workshops and seminars for coaches.
The creator of the 3 Rs® model, Slaikeu played tennis at the collegiate level and now has two children active in tennis as well.
In his spare time, Slaikeu enjoys reading, trout fishing, and, of course, playing tennis.
Robert Trogolo has spent many years as a professional tennis player and coach. After spending several years on the pro tour, he went on to coach players such as Michael Chang, Kevin Curren, and Richey Reneberg. He also coached the Malaysian Davis Cup team.
Through Trogolo Tennis International, Inc.(based in Austin), Trogolo consults tennis clubs and advises players new to the womens and mens pro tennis tours.