The Best Tennis Of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies For Fearless Performance

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Writer's Digest Books, Nov 27, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Play with Freedom...And Win More!

The Best Tennis of Your Life is an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation.

This comprehensive guide will show you how to: Embrace nerves and play even better under pressure Maintain confidence to win more consistently Develop a pin-point focus Access an ideal level of intensity Play with a renewed sense of passion and freedom Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life? Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.


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Find Pleasure in Pressure
Play With Gratitude
Separate Productive Worry From Unproductive Worry
Use Winning and Losing as Springboards for Future Success
Behave Your Way Into the Zone
Momentum Is With You If You Think It Is
Focus Your Attention on What Matters
Loosen Up When It Counts
Talk About Skill Development Not Potential
Develop Positive Chemistry With Your Doubles Partner
Dont Let Your Emotions Run the Show
Develop Emotional and Physical Flexibility
Smile to Expand Your Perspective
Keep Your Cool When the Bad Line Call Happens
Dont Fall Into the NegativeFiltering Trap
Treat Sitters With the Same Intensity as Other Shots

Focus on Your Game Not Your Opponents Ranking
Build Your Game With a Vision
Engage in the Learning Process
Visualize After Errors and Before Matches
Dont Get Too Satisfied After a Big Win
Be Patient Against Pushers
Strike the balance Between the outcome
Broaden Your Definition of Confidence
Give Yourself Permission to Miss
Leave Your Expectations Off the Court
Establish Your Presence Before Serving
Face Your Fears
Play for Yourself
Focus on Your Game Plan in Tiebreakers
Get Comfortable With Winning
Separate Your SelfWorth From Your Performance
Create Your Ideal Intensity Level
Go Out of Your Comfort Zone
Narrow Your Focus in the WarmUp
Ignore Your Inner Critic
Get Out of Your Head on Break Points
Let Go of the Last Point
Channel your Anger
Trust Your Body
Become a Taskmaster When Closing Out a Lead
Quite your mind
Train Yourself to Be Loose
Play With Controlled Aggression
Optimize Your Time Between Points
Set Performance Goals
Choose Your Tennis Coach Wisely
Never Give Up
Stop Mind reading
Be Patient With the Process
Its Never Too Late to Play the Best Tennis of Your Life
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About the author (2007)

Jeff Greenwald, M.A., MFT is a former tennis professional, a psychotherapist specializing in sports psychology, and an associate editor for He has written articles for numerous tennis publications, including Tennis Magazine and Inside Tennis, and is the author of Fearless Tennis: The 5 Mental Keys to Unlocking Your Potential, a double-CD audio program. He is a frequent speaker at tennis clubs.

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