Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game
"The game with yourself is often tougher than the battle against any opponent. Smart Tennis shows you how to win the inner match while having fun along the way."--Lindsay Davenport, world's #1 ranked player for 1998
Become a More Competent-and Confident-Tennis Player
Smart Tennis is the secret weapon that tucks right into your tennis bag. Apply these proven principles of sport psychology to your game and gain a winning advantage both on and off the courts.
"Smart Tennis is a must for players at all levels-from beginners to Wimbledon champions! An outstanding book for understanding and improving your mental game."--Vic Braden, tennis telecaster and researcher
"If you ever want to use the title of this book to describe how you played your last match, then Smart Tennis is for you."--David Higdon, senior writer,Tennis Magazine
"This is an excellent book of psychological skills that can be immediately applied on the tennis court."--E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., Administration of Sports Science, United States Tennis Association
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Understanding Your Personal Needs
Attention Control Staying Focused
Imagery Your MindBody Time Machine
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