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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 (43 customer reviews)

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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.



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About the Author

Jeff Greenwald, M.A., MFT is a former tennis professional, a psychotherapist specializing in sports psychology, and an associate editor for TennisOne.com. 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.
www.mentaledge.net

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
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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.
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8 of 9 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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for tennis mental cases July 14, 2008
Format:Paperback
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.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying my tennis more - and winning! December 26, 2007
Format:Paperback
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.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Found some useful thoughts February 18, 2008
Format:Paperback
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.
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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.
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 8 days 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 18 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months ago by Shoupy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book to help you learn strategies.
Published 5 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 9 months ago by Rosita Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars My Game Has Reached a New Level Because of this Book
Extremely well written with cogent advice on how to get out of your head and play up to your skill level. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Danny Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars great little book
This book provide me with the needed insight into the game of tennis and motivated me to improve my game of tennis.
Thanks Jeff..
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Published 10 months ago by Cornell Chappelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid general methods to control your emotions
I've read several books on this issue and Jeff Greenwald sums up a lot of the concepts very well indeed, if a little too general. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stephen Li
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