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Publisher's Summary

He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the tour's biggest names - all by playing his "ugly" game. Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes.
The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player - to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means out-thinking opponents before, during, and after a match - forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert's unconventional advice includes:


How to identify the seven "Hidden Ad Points", and what to do when they come up
Six reasons why you should never serve first
How to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponents
How to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping away
How to handle psyching and gamesmanship
Winning Ugly is an invaluable combat manual for the court, and its tips include "some real gems", according to Tennis magazine. Ultimately, Winning Ugly will help you beat players who have been beating you.
©1993, 2013 Brad Gilbert and Steve Jamison (P)2013 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By WM on 05-18-18

Book for beginners tennis (meant with no judgment)

This book basically teaches us to be prepared and play to our strengths.

If you played tennis competitively and took it seriously and looking to regain that "game"... this book may not be for you. As a high-school tennis player, i felt as though it was like taking a class of which was previously taken a few times in school.... or something like that.

However experienced we may be it is always good to be reminded about the many points mentioned in this book (hence my overall positive review).

It is of my opinion that one who is already prepared should pick up "The Inner Game."

WM

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sean Winders on 02-08-18

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great stuff, must read/listen for serious tennis players. the often overlooked aspects of the game

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