The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game of Tennis Summary

Master your game from the inside out!

With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to

• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions
• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best
• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.

“Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

Book Reviews


Must Read5 star

Must read for players and coaches55

Rogelio Nadal

4 times is a charm.4 star

I read this book 4 times already and have concluded that it is best to absorbe the inspiration than try to elaborate concepts. The moment you do that, self 1 has contaminated the process and restrained self 2.45


Inner game5 star

Very good and insightful book; life changing and worth every penny55


The Inner Game of Tennis5 star

Yes, this book and help your tennis. But it can also give you a better understanding of how to live.55

Triple bogie

Loved it5 star

This book really helped not only tennis but my golf game too. It's a must read for any tennis player.55

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