Start reading The Best Tennis Of Your Life on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

The Best Tennis Of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies For Fearless Performance [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Greenwald
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $14.99 What's this?
Print List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $8.99
You Save: $6.00 (40%)
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $8.99  
Paperback $11.83  
"Natural Born Heroes" by Christopher McDougall
Just as "Born to Run" inspired readers to get into the natural world, this book will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature. See more

Book Description

Play with Freedom ... And Win More!

The Best Tennis of Your Life is an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation. This comprehensive guide will show you how to:

  • embrace nerves and play even better under pressure
  • maintain confidence to win more consistently
  • develop a pin-point focus
  • access an ideal level of intensity
  • play with a renewed sense of passion and freedom

Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life? Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jeff Greenwald, M.A., MFT is a former tennis professional, a psychotherapist specializing in sports psychology, and an associate editor for He has written articles for numerous tennis publications, including Tennis Magazine and Inside Tennis, and is the author of Fearless Tennis: The 5 Mental Keys to Unlocking Your Potential, a double-CD audio program. He is a frequent speaker at tennis clubs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 335 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1558708448
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (November 13, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00506VMWE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
This book is the best psychological "coach" for serious tennis players I have yet to find. There are an untold number of sport psychology books which claim to help a player find the elusive "zone". The chapters in these books tend to droan on without a tangible connection to the player. For me, Best Tennis broke the mold because the author relates to us as players, not students. He has walked in our shoes and relates practical and applicable insight through his journey as a player, coach and psychologist. The dozens of "pressure" tennis situations succinctly described in this book will hit home for any serious player with untapped potential. I will carry this book in my tennis bag and read the circled chapters in the parking lot before my next tournament. Don't be fooled by the recreational title of the book, this book should get a serious player back on track and down the right path. Nuggets of wisdom in this book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
As a therapist and tennis player who has read numerous books and articles on the mental aspect of tennis, Jeff Greenwald's book and cd are by far the most helpful and the most relevant I've come across. While other mental tennis books are interesting and helpful, Greenwald has put together powerful and credible insights born from his own tennis career and solid mental health research and experience.

His insights ring true and they are clear, employable and even necessary for being a healthy happy human tennis playing person (and I would think especially necessary for the junior and pro level players to keep a healthy perspective). Often mental tennis advice makes sense (just think positive) but falls far short of being realistically helpful (positive thinking usually doesn't help muscles from getting tense in a close match). But Greenwald has done a superior job of organizing, articulating and delving into the heart of the issue/s that can leave every tennis player from playing their best tennis.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The author presents several mental strategies for tennis that he developed from his experiences in playing and coaching. These look to be applicable to players at any level. It was a quick read and I found that a few points stuck in my head well after I had finished reading the book that helped me improve my thought process on the court and consequently my results. I play at the 4.0/4.5 level.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for tennis mental cases July 14, 2008
This quick read will give you great tips for your mental game. It focuses on relaxing, playing freely, not thinking about the outcome and staying in the moment.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying my tennis more - and winning! December 26, 2007
This book has really improved my game - and my enjoyment playing. I learned how my attitudes have been hurting my performance in the big matches. I have no doubt that my last tournament win is directly attributable to mental strategies from 'The Best Tennis of Your Life.' Thank you, Jeff Greenwald.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Found some useful thoughts February 18, 2008
It is a nice read to have in the tennis bag and read while waiting for a match. It did have some useful angles that I have used on the court.
Worth the money.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Tennis December 28, 2010
By Jadi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
When I need a little inspiration, I read a short chapter from the book. It's more motivational than technical, which is often what I need. Sometimes the author's personal stories are a bit much, but overall he's got some good suggestions. This is not a sit down, read and improve your game kind of book. It's more of a quick pick me up.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The road towards mastery May 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Excellent roadmap, breaking down into manageable components, the numerous inner and outer human factors that interfere with experiencing one's best tennis. Bravo, job well done.

Already using some of the simple techniques to improve my game. Breath control, focus on the next point, not serving until ones's arm is relaxed, utilizing the time between points and games constructively, and letting errors go.

Refocusing after recognizing that an external or internal "should", or desired outcome, or "critic" has come into mind, and getting back to one's own "half of the court/ living in the moment".

Lot more fun to hit freely and not let one's mind get in the way.

I especially like the idea Jeff recommends to go back and review a chapter before going out to practice. Emphasis that real change takes dedication, patience and time is key.

Great bibliography. Inner game and winning ugly my favorites. Bravo Jeff.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Clear and actionable advice from an accomplished player.
Published 15 days ago by Jason Winship
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very to the point great!
Published 1 month ago by EFred
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
OK I mainly just a bunch of one liner tips. I didn't get much out of it.
Published 2 months ago by John Bunch
5.0 out of 5 stars Chapters 40 and 50 will change you
Most Of The advice you have heard it before. But those two chapters really changed my perspective. I've started applying them and I'm enjoying matches a lot more even if I lose.
Published 4 months ago by Ruben Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars It really helps!
I've played tennis for most of my life, and I was surprised by how much this little book helped. I'm playing better and enjoying it more.
Published 4 months ago by Greg Wolff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mental tennis book
fabulous book! My copy is out on loan...everyone loves it.
Published 5 months ago by julie Gouveia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. The author really knows what the tennis ...
Great book. The author really knows what the tennis player feel into the court. I recommend this. Thank you jeff to share your knowledge.
Published 5 months ago by mario rengifo
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but quite practical. It is not only talking ...
Simple but quite practical.
It is not only talking about what you need to win, but also tell you how you can do it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Shoupy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book to help you learn strategies.
Published 9 months ago by JULI
5.0 out of 5 stars TENNIS ANYONE
Great book! I read something out of it several times each week especially before a match. I gave each of the ladies in one of my classes one for Christmas.
Published 12 months ago by Rosita Taylor
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category