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.
Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: - Seeing - Movement - Adjusting - Rotation - Transfer - Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the first phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis.
CHANGE CAN BE EASY. CHANGE CAN BE FAST. Do you want a new story? Most of us do. We are all looking to shift the stories in our lives. But the question remains: How? This book is the how. A result of thousands of hours of research from the best minds in the field of human potential, Live the Best Story of Your Life harnesses the power of your personal story and provides a guide to creating positive shifts in any area of your life. Bob Litwin, a leading performance coach on Wall Street and a World Champion tennis player, brings you 33 personalized coaching sessions that will help you reach new levels of success on every level of your life. Where therapy fails, his brand of storytelling is a faster, more effective way to lasting change. Live the Best Story of Your Life does not shift what we do, it shifts who we are. It will also show you how to: • Get clear on your old stories and learn to leave them in the past. • Discover the excitement and energy of your new story. • Access the 33 strategies followed by people who always seem to win at life. Are you on the cusp of a brand new story? If you can feel change brewing, if you want that change to be painless and almost instantaneous, Live the Best Story of Your Life is your hand to hold, your private coach, the map you’ve been waiting for to live the best story of your life.
From dorm and Greek life to dating and academia, every piece of the college equation becomes a loaded opportunity for you—and your faith—to thrive. Can You Keep Your Faith in College? will help guide you through the best years of your life. You’re not alone in the struggle to maintain the faith you carried with you when you first set foot on campus. Packed with encouragement specifically for these trying years, Can You Keep Your Faith in College compiles experiences shared by students from more than fifty schools across the nation, and targets pertinent issues including, “The Transition,” academics, dorm life, peer pressure, extracurricular activities, sports, Greek life, dating, studying abroad, racial relations, and “God’s Surprise Encounters.” Don’t let your faith whittle away; build it up! It’s what defines you.
Step away from boredom and reclaim your life Feeling unfulfilled? Do you dream of a lifestyle where you can have it all – good health, wealth, freedom and happiness? You’re not alone. Upgrade Your Life is your guide to taking the power back and becoming the master of your own fate and that of your business. Author Pat Divilly has worked with an array of small business owners to help them achieve a growing business based on purpose, passion and profit whilst also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Pat offers a practical approach to setting and achieving personal and business goals, understanding that both are necessary in order to succeed in life. By promoting personal development and daily success rituals Upgrade Your Life inspires its readers to dream big and not give up in the search for fulfilment. Using the author’s own experiences, mixed in with valuable neuroscience research and popular psychology, Upgrade Your Life will help fast-track you and your business on the road to success. Learn how to implement your own game plan of simple daily steps to achieve your goals Get tips on creating the perfect work-life balance Update your daily routine to become more productive Includes a 42-day success planner to help you stay on top of your dreams
As one of America's premier tennis psychologists, Dr. Jim Taylor knows what it takes to play winning tennis. The lessons Dr. Taylor has learned from working with some of the world's best players, coaches, and juniors will change the way you play tennis. Prime Tennis introduces you to the essential mental factors that impact tennis including motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, and emotions. You will learn simple and practical techniques you can use to be your own best ally on court, stay cool when the pressure is on, and play your best tennis consistently. You will learn about the secrets that make the top pros great and how you can incorporate those secrets into your own game. Prime Tennis will teach you how to take your tennis to a new level. Ultimately, Prime Tennis will show you how to experience the Triumph of the Mental Game!
Whether it's conkers in the schoolyard, kicking a football in the park, or playing tennis on Wimbledon Centre Court, sport impacts all of our lives. But what is sport and why do we do it? Colin McGinn, renowned philosopher (and kiteboarder), reflects on our love of sport and explores the value it has for us and the part it plays in a life lived well. Written in the form of a memoir, McGinn discusses many of the sports he has engaged in - from pole-vaulting and gymnastics to windsurfing and tennis - and describes the athletic experience from the inside, as a participant, articulating what is uniquely valuable about sport as an activity. Sport, argues McGinn, takes us to our fullest potential as human beings, it's what we fling at mortality to keep it at bay, a holiday from the Unbearable Heaviness of Being. "Sport" expresses our nature, it bears upon our self-realization. If a happy life consists in one that expresses fully our natural faculties, then sports must play an essential role in our lifes. Mind-body unity, the nature of practical knowledge and physical skill, success and failure, the ethics of competition, peak experiences, the spectacle of professional sport, aesthetics and death, McGinn discusses these and many other issues while telling of his own sporting mishaps and adventures. To use the vernacular of philosophy, "Sport" captures the phenomenology of sport - what it's like to do it - and in doing so shows how sport is a way of expressing and understanding who and what we are, way beyond whether we are a good sportsman, a bad loser or a team-player. For anyone who has ever thought that there must be less humiliating ways to enjoy yourself than being thrashed on the tennis court, "Sport" will reassure you that it's time not wasted.
You've had what seems like a million tennis lessons, but you get out on the court and it all goes away. You revert back to old habits and what made sense in the clean green and white world of the tennis pro is lost out there on the gritty high school courts where you are losing again to Hacker Charlie. You get steamed, throw your racket and go home frustrated. This book addresses the problem of getting what you learn in lessons out onto the court where you are hitting the ball with an actual opponent. The book challenges you to take charge of your own growth as a tennis player. It presents a system of ""point projects"" to help you systematically gather tennis knowledge and effectively incorporate it into actual play situations. This system is applicable to tennis practice, practice matches, match warm-ups, and during competitive match play. The book includes a number of sample point projects on every major stroke for you to try, plus a goal-setting chapter to give you the beginnings of an overall plan for self-improvement built around your own list of point projects. For less than the cost of one tennis lesson, you can double the value of all your other lessons, and start to become your own (best) tennis pro. Praise for How to be Your Own Best Tennis Pro ""Paul Stokstad's book puts the attention of the player where it belongs: on self-development. Only by taking a serious look at your own game, by pulling apart and examining the details of every stroke, can you put it all together again as a bigger and better game. The book has an interesting, systematic method of analysis that should take any player to a new level of understanding of their own game and of tennis in general."" -Jack Kramer
"We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh," according to philosopher and psychologist William James. Great Funny Quotes gives you 2,335 reasons to laugh and be happy. Stressed at work? Burnt out from taking care of the kids? Overwhelmed by family, financial or health problems? Regardless of your situation, this hilarious book will give you an instant vacation, a chance to relax, renew your spirit and gain a fresh perspective - so vital to overcoming life's toughest challenges. Or maybe you've lost your joy. If so, this book can help you too. As Josh Billings said, "Laughter is the fireworks of the soul." So relax and enjoy Great Funny Quotes, and sweeten your life with laughter.
Drawing on more than 30 years of counseling experience and an in-depth survey of 100 couples who've been blissfully wed for years, author Dr. Neil Clark Warren has pinpointed the "special somethings" that he sees as vital to good marriages.h
"The R.E.A.L education revolution begins with an inner voyage whose milestones are self-awareness, personal responsibility, meditation, and soul assimilation."- Lisa Carberry This book is for people who want to actively connect with love, beginning with the love of self. It is for the individual who wants to connect with the messages of their soul and firmly follow their soul's guidance, exercising choice from a non-reactive, heart-centered place. This powerful and engaging book, which walks with Lisa as she bravely describes the events of her life-how she came through surviving narrow thinking communities to face her own limiting beliefs and learn the gift of choice in the present-will be, for the reader, a blessing. As a reader, you will feel as if you are journeying with Lisa through her pains and hurts and through the formation of her beliefs. You will experience the inward path she took towards creating an empowered and peaceful present that allows her to walk into and create the future of her dreams. In the process, you'll be inspired to observe the stories of your past, seeing where your pains lie, noticing your own limiting beliefs, and join with Lisa in transforming your life and transforming your teaching through an engaging dialogue with your own soul speak. Transform Your Life, Transform Your Teaching: Book One: Soul Speak is an authentic, intimate, challenging, and revealing journey into the depths of the mind's creations. Its purpose is to encourage a real, inward education revolution that exposes the truth of who and what we really are as well as the infinite power that lies within to envision, create, and manifest our best life, revealing what is possible when we actively choose to get R.E.A.L and be R.E.A.L with ourselves and others.
Paleo Tennis Diet is the best and most complete book out there for any tennis player who is looking for better performance through nutrition. With the perfect combination of knowledge, recipes and unique meal plans you will be on the road to success. The author Mariana Correa is a former professional tennis player and certified sports nutritionist that competed successfully all over the world. She shares years of experience both as an athlete and a coach bringing a priceless perspective. Look at how much Djokovic has improved with his new lifestyle. You can improve too! Win more 3 set matches, close out those tough tie breakers and feel faster, stronger and hitting the ball better on the court. A year from now you will be wishing you had embarked in this journey today. Change takes time and sometimes it’s not easy to see that transformation taking place on a day to day basis. Get started today, your future self will thank you.
From Novak Djokovic’s secret gluten-free diet comes this fantastic book. Gluten-free Tennis Diet is the best book for any tennis player who is looking to fine tune their body to play their best tennis yet. If you’d like to win more matches and feel better on the court this book is for you. A year from now you will be wishing you had started today. The journey to greatness is not easy, but every step you take forward brings you one step closer to your goals. You will improve your performance through the right nutrition. This book includes a clear explanation of what you need to succeed and includes over 50 recipes that will set you on the path of greatness. The author Mariana Correa is a former professional athlete and certified sports nutritionist that competed successfully all over the world. She shares years of experience both as an athlete and a coach bringing a priceless perspective.
Tennis is one of the most challenging sports in the world, requiring a heady cocktail of technical skill, physical prowess, and mental strength. It can be an intimidating game for beginners to pick up, while experienced club players often struggle to improve. And 99.99% of tennis players never play professional-standard tennis, while also dreaming what it would be like to do so. In this multi-purpose guide to the sport of tennis, a former highly ranked British junior provides a raft of practical tips for improving your game, while uncloaking the myths which surround the halcyon turf of the professional game. This book outlines all of the key basic tennis techniques, provides you with the best drills to improve your game, and explains how to develop the skills that professional players possess. It also handholds you through the world of junior tennis, and explains why all may not be as it seems inside expensive academies and the junior tennis circuit. And the book furthermore contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the importance of talent versus practice. Tennis Player 2.0 is your guide to becoming the tennis player you want to be, for players of all skill levels, while also outlining what it is possible for you to achieve in the game of tennis. About the Expert Christopher Morris was ranked in the top 20 juniors in Britain in both short tennis and lawn tennis as a teenager. He was also part of the first state school team to reach the British schools finals. An insider in the British LTA scheme, Morris was part of several of the top junior development squads, where he regularly played against several players, both male and female, who went on to play professional tennis. He also worked with the highest rated LTA coaches of the time. Morris has since become a successful freelancer writer, with his work featuring in Newsweek, Yahoo and Seeking Alpha, amongst many other publications. His personal website is christopherpaulmorris.com. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
According to Alan Fine, every one of us has the capacity for greatness. So what is it that's stopping us from reaching our true potential? The answer: too much information. Most people who want to get better at hitting golf shots, negotiating with clients, delivering presentations, or any field of endeavour - seek out new information. They read a book, take a class, employ an expert tutor. But as Alan Fine has learned from many years of coaching athletes and businesspeople, this 'outside-in' approach often doesn't produce the results people want. More information becomes a distraction rather than a solution, and high performance remains elusive. Fortunately, there is a better way. Fine has developed and honed a unique 'inside-out' approach to performance improvement which is not about gaining new knowledge, but instead about using the knowledge you already have. Through a simple four-step process, Fine shows how to remove the obstacles that get in the way of applying your existing skills to unlock your natural potential. No matter who you are or what you do, this book will help you get better.
'The Expert Guide' is the bible for your happy and successful life in Switzerland. An ideal book for the newly arrived and the seasoned resident. It contains must-know information on immigration and permits, advice on making friends and immersing yourself in Swiss life, savvy tips on finding the right job, the perfect place to live, on how to save money on your taxes and health insurance, and the best ways to enjoy Switzerland's stunning landscape and its vibrant cultural life. This is the book with everything you need to know to enjoy living in Switzerland.
Duncan Bannatyne reveals how to set up a business and make it a great success. Having started out with ice cream van, he knows exactly how it can be done - and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. In a series of clear and easy-to-follow chapters, Duncan removes the barriers to getting started as an entrepreneur, and helps to plan a way forward through those potentially difficult early days. He shows that there is no substitute for hard work, and insists that you must be completely honest with yourself about your own strengths and weaknesses if you are to succeed. He outlines the key attributes you will need and how you can develop them to achieve your dreams. Backed with fascinating examples from his own career and case studies from a wide range of other entrepreneurs, this book provides the perfect wake-up call for you to change your life for the better.