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Publisher's Summary

The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.
©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
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By Casper Paludan on 07-23-14

For anyone who wants to perform

What made the experience of listening to The Inner Game of Tennis the most enjoyable?

I was surprised at how spiritual it sounds to me. It's there, right underneath the surface. The ending anecdote about being stranded in a snow storm, actually brought tears to my eyes, it was really moving...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Inner Game of Tennis?

Apart from the above mentioned passage, the description of his teaching style vs the traditional one. So eye opening, gentle, and powerful.

Have you listened to any of Dan Woren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not but for a while, I thought it was the author reading it, he commanded the material so well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The description of self I and self II are so recognizable that it feels like meeting an old friend...yourself, that is.

Any additional comments?

This is the original inner game and I have heard people say that it's the most powerful one. the principles described here are universal to all sports and all activities where performance and pressure play a part, such as for example music. I'm a musician and I'm not going to get the Inner Game of Music. This is the root and the original!

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By Virginia on 06-12-13

The heart of coaching art!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Inner Game of Tennis to be better than the print version?

Yes!much more vividly

What did you like best about this story?

Easy understanding! And propounding discovery, no any useless talking, lots examples elaborate, great help!

Which scene was your favorite?

Self 1and self 2 theory!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No , I listen it from time to time,

Any additional comments?

I want to buy his other two books, inner games of work & stress! Please !

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By davidstone28 on 07-11-10

Brilliant (audio)book

Deals with the mental game of tennis so well, from mental attitude towards learning and improving strokes, to your mental approach on court, how counterproductive your 'inner critic' is to your game, and how you should try and achieve 'psychological flow' (ie being 'in the zone'). Particularly good for overly pushy parents coaching their kids who don't realise that berating or yelling at their kids isn't helpful. Highly recommended for any tennis player at any level.

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By Mervyn on 05-25-15

Not Just A Classic! Top Quality Too!

Tim's book is not just a Classic: it is extremely Classy too! A thoroughly excellent read. Tim breaks down the Inner Game and Outer Game with a skilled hand. Many many 'I's have been dotted and 'T's crossed with this one. Awesome read, Tim! Thanks a million!

Success is an Inside Out Job.

Mervyn Barrett
Inevitability Coach at 5sense Management Technologies Ltd

The Key Elements to Your Success are: Outcome - Action - Evaluate - Modify

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By Anonymous User on 04-24-17

Fitting for the modern psyche

The book strips back the noise of modern cognition training allowing for the simplistic yet fundamental expression of self to be exposed (this being self 2). A good reminder to remain grounded in any situation and allow our minds to learn and grow. A good commentary for continued mental stimulation and growth. Only criticism is the lack of depth in the role of enthusiasm, as this stoic approach can sometimes be misconstrued as a guide to a passive life (never to high, never to low). Thorough research will suggest otherwise, however, the message to the newcomer short be clear. Allowing self 2 to dominate, does not mean to not show vulnerability and enthusiasm. Quite the contrary in fact!

Good, easy listening.

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By Danilo Gonzalez on 08-24-17

One of the best insight books

What you will learn from this book is of so much value not only for Tennis, or every sport, but for business and life in general as well.

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