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Recommendations from 10 articles, Bill Gates, Ben Shapiro, Shaun White and 12 others.
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The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
W. Timothy Gallwey - May 27, 1997 (first published in 1974)
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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. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played....
Open
An Autobiography
Andre Agassi - Aug 10, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight...
Winning Ugly
Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
Brad Gilbert - May 31, 1994 (first published in 1993)
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The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents.A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, ...
Rafa
Rafael Nadal - May 22, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, tennis star Rafael Nadal reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success.What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers.It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal famil...
Federer
Chris Bowers - Jan 01, 2015 (first published in 2010)
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This acclaimed sports biography, researched and written by the experienced and multilingual tennis writer Chris Bowers, considers who Federer is as a person and what place he will occupy in tennis and sporting history. Roger Federer is a legend not only in the world of tennis but also in the wider sporting arena. With a record-breaking tally of 16 ...
String Theory
David Foster Wallace on Tennis
David Foster Wallace - May 10, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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An instant classic of American sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the best mind of his generation” (A. O. Scott) and “the best tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times) Both a onetime "near-great junior tennis player" and a lifelong connoisseur of the finer points of the game, David Foster Wallace wrote about tennis with th...
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Tennis Anatomy
E. Paul Roetert - Jul 01, 2011
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See your tennis game as you never have before. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court. Tennis Anatomy will show you how to ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.Tennis Anatomy includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step...
Days Of Grace
A Memoir
Arthur Ashe - Jun 15, 1993
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Days of Grace is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--Days of Grace is the story of a man felled to soon. It remains as his legacy to us all.......
Complete Conditioning for Tennis
Paul Roetert - Aug 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Increase strength, power, agility, and quickness and take your game to a much higher level. "Complete Conditioning for Tennis" details how to make the most of your training time with exercises, drills, and programs designed to-assess your fitness level,-improve footwork,-increase speed and flexibility,-enhance stamina,-boost mental focus, and-preve...
Serve to Win
The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence
Novak Djokovic - Aug 20, 2013
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Novak Djokovic reveals the gluten-free diet and fitness plan that transformed his health and pushed him to the pinnacle.In 2011, Novak Djokovic had what sportswriters called the greatest single season ever by a professional tennis player: He won ten titles, three Grand Slams, and forty-three consecutive matches. Remarkably, less than two years earl...
A Champion's Mind by Pete Sampras