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The new edition of this remarkable work--Billie Jean King called the original her tennis bible--refines Gallwey's theories on concentration, gamesmanship, breaking bad habits, learning to trust yourself on the court, and awareness. "No matter what a person's complaint when he has a lesson with me, I have found the most beneficial first step," he stressed, "is to encourage him to see and feel what he is doing--that is, to increase his awareness of what actually is."
There are aspects of psychobabble and mysticism to be found here, sure, but Gallwey instructs as much by anecdote as anything else, and time has ultimately proved him a guru. What seemed radical in the early '70s is now accepted ammunition for the canon; the right mental approach is every bit as important as a good backhand. The Inner Game of Tennis still does much to keep that idea in play. --Jeff Silverman
I started to learning tennis last month so I needed a book which gave me a mental lesson.
So I ordered this book and I've read it 2 times but I'm actually not good at English. Read more
Wonderful book, even for those of us who don't play tennis - so true!!Published 26 days ago by Howard
Absolutely love this book. If you are a musician, or anyone who is trying to learn a new skill or improve their skills, buy this. Period. It's that good. Read morePublished 28 days ago by JJ Jones
I read it then bought a copy as a gift. I think it makes a good gift for a tennis player. It might be in my head but my game got noticeably better after finishing.Published 1 month ago by Kate
Bought ten of these for my tennis team We are especially impressed with the fact that Pete Carroll did the forward - added inspiration.!Published 1 month ago by david p. mickelson