Open by Andre Agassi Rafa by Rafael Nadal The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras You Cannot Be Serious by. 45 quotes from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: ‘When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice tha. A phenomenon when first published in , the Inner Game was a real revelation. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that, as Gallwey.
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This is a book that needs to be absorbed over time, then put aside while you contemplate its messages and let them grow, before once more picking it back up and solidifying what you understood on the first pass, and finding other gems buried beneath your initial lack of understanding. To the extent that the mind is preoccupied with the seams, it tends not to interfere with the natural movements of the body. Even if you don’t play tennis or even sports in general, this book and its principles of letting go of mistakes and moving forward with knowledge and experience but not self-judgment are wonderfully helpful in this grand game we call life.
Views Read Edit View history. This process can be slowed by using descriptive but nonjudgmental words to describe the events you see. An enlightened view Some simple and profound insights. Reaching the goal itself may not be as valuable as the experience that can come in making a supreme effort to overcome gallweey obstacles involved. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, especially fellow athletes. Contrary to the cat, human minds continue to be bombarded by the outside world.
I’ve read Tolle, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Frankl, Burkeman, Pressfield, and Lao Tzu – all talking about the same kind of concepts that Gallwey discusses in this tomothy piece of writing, and while it was Gallwey that pushed me over the edge I think it was all the other writers that pointed me in the direction of the edge in the first place. The Inner Game of Tennis is well written, engaging, and probably the most practical and applicable book to my own life that I have ever read.
Sep 16, Chelsea Ursaner rated it it was amazing. Although not as revolutionary as I imagined, I did get some great takeaways that I plan on using in my teaching and playing careers.
Bloody brilliant if you ask me. His opponent, of course! It’s primary thrust is agllwey help the reader learn to apply some basic principle of non-judgment and focus to thei This book is a classic — if you play tennis it’s a must read.
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Things appear as they are—undistorted. Most of the examples are innwr course heavily dependent on the tennis mediu Definitely a worthwhile read for the athlete and non-athlete alike but especially for the athlete. Great simple concepts of visualizing your success on the field or court. If you’ve ever practiced a sport and truly felt kf the zone’ then this experience will be the anchor you need to absorb the potentially abstract topics covered by Gallwey.
A very good book on the “selves” involved in learning, as well as how to learn naturally. I gladly pay twice for something of this quality. I’ll be forever grateful for finding this book, and I suspect it’ll be on my nightstand for many years to come.
Here is my mind map for my reference, hope will be helpful for you too see here A book that both a tennis enthusiast and a non-enthusiast can pickup to learn about how quieting the mind can help us reach our individual potentials. If your eyes are squinting or straining, you are trying too hard.
Most of our suffering takes place when we allow our minds to imagine the future or mull over the past. Reaching the goal itself may not be as valuable as the experience that can come in making a supreme effort to overcome the obstacles involved. I read the book and this sentence seems so not to belong this book and I’m sure that those who read it understand what I’m asking. To ask other readers questions about The Inner Game of Tennisplease sign up. So for tennis one could: Only by playing the role of your enemy does he become your true friend.
Definitely worth a read to get great ideas on how to trust your subconscious and overcome your own tendencies to over-think performance – and thereby not perform as well as you can. There are no discussion topics on this galkwey yet. Whether you play tennis or other sports or no sports at all, galleey book will relate to at least one thing in your life. Mary Because it was originally published in Now focus your etnnis and mind on the seams of the ball and let it happen.
There are techniques d A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel. But now I don’t have to because Yame have locked down the inner game. This is a book that needs to be absorbed over time, then put aside while you contemplate its messages and let them grow, before once more picking it back up and solidifying wh I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is.
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Loved the concepts in this book Worth the read for aspiring tennis players and beyond. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 28, Sid rated it really liked it. Learning to give up something, is what allows us to be free. This book isn’t really about tennis, it’s about wu wei. This is a must-read timthy, well, basically anybody who wants to improve at whatever they do and take pride in! Then and only then can we know things as they are.
This book isn’t just about tennis, it’s about learning to do anything more naturally.
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
It was actually recommended to me by my oboe teacher, but has also been brought up by shooting coaches and, yes, tennis coaches.
I don’t even play tennis and this book has helped my mental and physical approach to and performance in sports, namely basketball. One other thing I really like about this book is that it speaks about the importance of natural effortless learning which is so much powerful than consciously trying to learn a new skill. Both positive and negative thinking inhibit spontaneity. Nonjudgmental Observation of Change and Results To still the mind one must learn to put it somewhere. Having provided yourself with an image and a feeling, you are ready to hit some balls.
Feb 20, Anthony rated it really liked it.