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INNER GAME OF TENNIS TIMOTHY GALLWEY PDF

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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A goodreads member suggested that the book is “Buddhism, secularized and westernized and applied to sports. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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I’ve read Tolle, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Frankl, Burkeman, Pressfield, and Lao Tzu – all talking about the same kind of concepts that Gallwey discusses in this fantastic piece of writing, and while it was Gallwey that pushed me over the edge I think it was all the other writers that pointed me in the direction of the edge in the first place. I wish he made this just a generic book about how to improve your game- in any sport.

I’ll be forever grateful for finding this book, and I suspect it’ll galley on my nightstand for many years to come.

Both players benefit by their gallwej to overcome the obstacles presented by the other. Natural focus occurs when the mind is interested.

Return to Book Page. Practice to play by instinct, and we can ‘get in the zone’ more often. After reading this enlightening and empowering book, I have definitively changed my state of mind.

The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential. My husband’s Goodreads account is inexplicably linked to mine. This is a book that needs to be absorbed over time, then put aside while you contemplate its messages and let them grow, before once more picking it back up galley solidifying wh I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is.

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When this occurs, the mind is drawn irresistibly toward the object or subject of interest. As tennis players we tend to think too much before and during our shots; we try too hard to control our movements; and we are too concerned about the results of our actions and how they might reflect on our self-image. No one wants to stand around on the court waiting for the big wave. This book pretends to be about tennis, but is in reality about something else entirely.

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Immediately after I finished listening to the audio book version I went over to amazon and once more gladly gave them my money in exchange for a tallwey copy. 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.

Jan 26, Arash Narchi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found it goes pretty well with the dual process theory presented in Thinking, Fast and Slowconnecting “self 1” to “system 2” and vice versa. His opponent, of course!

This page was last edited on 25 Aprilat This book is a classic — if you play tennis it’s a must read. In this use of competition it is the duty of your opponent to create the greatest possible difficulties for you, just as it is yours to try to create obstacles for him. The Inner Game of Tennis is well written, engaging, and probably the most practical and applicable book to my own life that I have ever read.

See 2 questions about The Inner Game of Tennis…. Timothy Gallwey Foreword.

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Say the word bounce out loud the instant you see the ball hit the court and the word hit the instant the ball makes contact with the racket—either racket.

Oct 09, Mario Tomic rated it it was amazing. Sep 12, Margaret Ashton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Our minds leave the reality of the present only when we prefer the unreality of the past or future. It learns by watching the actions of others, as well as by performing actions itself. The longer I live, the greater my appreciation of the gift that life itself is.

Mar 12, Jeremy rated it it was amazing. This book is life changing, I will be reading and re-audiobooking it soon. Timothy Gallwey born in San Francisco is an author gallweg has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields that he calls “the Inner Game”.

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Refresh and try again. For the player of the Inner Game, it is the moment-by-moment effort to let go and to stay centered in the here-and-now action which offers the real winning and losing, and this game never ends. Instead we have to let self 2 imagine how to do what itmothy want it to do, and then let self 2 do that. I have not read this book but I trust the reviewer.

This is a must-read for, well, basically anybody who wants to improve at whatever they do and take pride in! A very good book on the “selves” involved in learning, as well as how to learn naturally. Here and now are the gallwdy place and time when one ever enjoys himself or accomplishes anything. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, especially fellow athletes.

What I really wanted, I realized, was to overcome the nervousness that was preventing me from playing my best and enjoying myself. Jun 21, Ryan rated it liked it Recommended to Ryan by: Jun 11, Clarineat Podcast rated it really liked it. Gallwey’s seminal work is The Inner Game of Tenniswith more than one million copies in print. Sep 16, Ben rated it liked it. It was actually recommended to me by my oboe teacher, but has also been brought ga,e by shooting coaches and, yes, tennis coaches.

The book is quite strange to read if you go into it without any plans to start learning tennis in the future but you read it anyway because of all the high recommendations.

I don’t even play tennis and this book has helped my mental and physical approach to and performance in sports, namely basketball.