The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

Written by:
W. Timothy Gallwey
Narrated by:
Dan Woren

Unabridged Audiobook

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116
Narrator
12
Release Date
January 2008
Duration
4 hours 36 minutes
Summary
The timeless guide to achieving the state of “relaxed concentration” that’s not only the key to peak performance in tennis but the secret to success in life itself—part of the bestselling Inner Game series, with more than one million copies sold!

“Groundbreaking . . . the best guide to getting out of your own way . . . Its profound advice applies to many other parts of life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes (“Five of My All-Time Favorite Books”)
 
This phenomenally successful guide to mastering the game from the inside out has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Billie Jean King has called the book her tennis bible; Al Gore has used it to focus his campaign staff; and Itzhak Perlman has recommended it to young violinists. Based on W. Timothy Gallwey’s profound realization that the key to success doesn’t lie in holding the racket just right, or positioning the feet perfectly, but rather in keeping the mind uncluttered, this transformative book gives you the tools to unlock the potential that you’ve possessed all along.
 
“The Inner Game” is the one played within the mind of the player, against the hurdles of self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses in concentration. Gallwey shows us how to overcome these obstacles by trusting the intuitive wisdom of our bodies and achieving a state of “relaxed concentration.” With chapters devoted to trusting the self and changing habits, it is no surprise then, that Gallwey’s method has had an impact far beyond the confines of the tennis court.
 
Whether you want to play music, write a novel, get ahead at work, or simply unwind after a stressful day, Gallwey shows you how to tap into your utmost potential. No matter your goals, The Inner Game of Tennis gives you the definitive framework for long-term success.
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Jillian Petersen

Very awesome book! I don't care about tennis but the author does a great job breaking down and explain the natural learning process and how to keep things simple. This is something I'll probably revisit every few years.

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Jeff L.

Simplifies the mental game of tennis

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Vadim B.

The secret of horse whisperer for tennis and other coaches.

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Diane M.

Excellent book. As a club player this book spoke to me on many levels and has helped my game tremendously by helping me adjust my mindset. I’ve recommended this book to several teammates who are also seeing its value on and off the court.

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Shawn Hendrickson

I have looking forward to reading this book for a long time. This in my opinion something that will allow me to grow as a coach and become also a better person as well as a coach.

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