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Best Tennis Books

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Best Tennis Books
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The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
W. Timothy Gallwey - 1997-05-27 (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....
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Winning Ugly
Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
Brad Gilbert - 1994-05-31 (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, ...
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Rafael Nadal - 2012-05-22 (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...
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An Autobiography
Andre Agassi - 2010-08-10 (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...
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String Theory
David Foster Wallace on Tennis
David Foster Wallace - 2016-05-10 (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 - 2011-07-01
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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...
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Complete Conditioning for Tennis
Mark Kovacs - 2016-07-29
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Improve shot power, increase on-court speed and agility, and outlast the opposition with Complete Conditioning for Tennis, the most comprehensive tennis conditioning resource available!The only strength and conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to maximize your training ...
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Chris Bowers - 2015-01-01 (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 ...
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A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
Mark Hodgkinson - 2016-06-07
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Universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time, and maybe even the greatest athlete, Roger Federer is one of sport's most iconic and popular figures and is adored by millions around the world. In this graphic biography like no other, his genius and astonishing records — no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world ...
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50th Anniversary US Open Tennis Book
Rick Rennert - 2018-08-14
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Timed to coincide with the US Open’s 50th anniversary, this exquisitely produced book celebrates the most electrifying event in tennis. All of the key moments and unforgettable personalities from the competition’s 50-year history are brought to life by vibrant, exclusive photography. This book provides a comprehensive look at the tournament, from t...
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The Outsider
Jimmy Connors - 2014-05-06
Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Handbook by Nick J. Bollettieri
The Mind of a Tennis Player by Steve Ed Brady
Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe
Unstoppable by Maria Sharapova
Complete Conditioning for Tennis by Paul Roetert
Andy Murray by Andy Murray
Serve to Win by Novak Djokovic
Love Game by Elizabeth Wilson
A Champion's Mind by Pete Sampras