Open by Andre Agassi Rafa by Rafael Nadal The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras You Cannot Be Serious by. 45 quotes from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: ‘When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice tha. A phenomenon when first published in , the Inner Game was a real revelation. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that, as Gallwey.

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I wanted to overcome the inner obstacle that had plagued me for so much of my life.

Loved the concepts in this book Worth the read for aspiring tennis players and beyond. Self 1 – teller, thinker, criticizer, and Self 2 – doer. What is required to disengage oneself from this trap is a clear knowledge that the value of a human being cannot be measured by performance—or by any other arbitrary measurement.

One other thing I real Honestly this is one of the best book I’ve ever read, it really spoke to me on so many different levels.

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My husband’s Goodreads account is inexplicably linked to mine. My friend, and some would say “coach,” gave this to me to read- believing that it would help me get over a few things that I have been strugg Preface: I also liked his discussion of competition, how when two people are playing a game, each person is 1 presenting obstacles to the other player, and 2 learning to overcome the obstacles tenniz other player presents.

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Now focus your eyes and mind on the seams of the ball and let it happen. The longer I live, the greater innsr appreciation of the gift that life itself is. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. This book is a classic — if you play tennis it’s a must yallwey.

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

Pointing to the blatant cruelties and limitations involved in a cultural tjmothy which tends to value only the winner and ignore even the positive qualities of the mediocre, they vehemently criticize competition. What I really wanted, I realized, was to overcome the nervousness that was preventing me from playing my best and enjoying myself. The book gives ample evidence that’s also quite easy to relate to that Self 2 can master almost ballwey in a short amount of time, while being “in the flow”, if only Self 1 doesn’t interfere.

I find it entirely fascinating how confusing these topics can be to the intellectual mind before it finally clicks and everything seems so obvious you cannot fathom how concepts like “letting go” and “non-judgement” didn’t really mean anything to you before.

If the observations are accurate, the person’s body will adjust gallwdy correct automatically to achieve best performance.

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How do we become lucid? Oct 07, Elizabeth marked it as to-read. Some amazing insights given that this book preceded all of the empirical work within the field gsllwey psychology concerning the dual role vame the conscious vs.


Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value in winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached. I wish I could say that it should be obvious, but he states it as a fact to be learned and not just a priori. Bloody brilliant if you ask me.

Great simple concepts of visualizing your success on the field or court. I gladly pay twice for something of this quality.

Among the most vocal are youth who have suffered under competitive pressures imposed on them by parents or society. Definitely tenniis out this book, it’s loaded with value. So to achieve full potential Self 2 need to get freedom and some support from Self 1, otherwise it is stuck in its development. A book referenced by the Tom Brady.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Nonetheless, few people are ever satisfied with what is before them at the moment.

It learns by watching the actions of others, as well as by performing actions itself. It cannot just be let go; it must be focused. Jan 14, Tigran Mamikonian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page.

Author also gives an interesting perspective on winning, derived from surfers.