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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: W. Timothy Gallwey

Narrated By: Dan Woren

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2008

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes


Master your game from the inside out!

With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to

• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions
• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best
• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.

“Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll


  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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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