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Title:
Smart tennis : how to play and win the mental game
Author:
Murray, John F., 1961-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Understanding your personal needs -- Attention control : staying focused -- Imagery : your mind-body time machine -- Confidence : expecting only the best -- Energy control : the right balance of power -- Goal setting : masterminding achievement -- Competition management : playing smart tennis.
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ISBN:
9780787943806
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Book

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"The game with yourself is often tougher than the battle againstany opponent. Smart Tennis shows you how to win the inner matchwhile having fun along the way."--Lindsay Davenport, world's #1ranked player for 1998

Become a More Competent-and Confident-Tennis Player

Smart Tennis is the secret weapon that tucks right into your tennisbag. Apply these proven principles of sport psychology to your gameand gain a winning advantage both on and off the courts.

"Smart Tennis is a must for players at all levels-from beginners toWimbledon champions! An outstanding book for understanding andimproving your mental game."--Vic Braden, tennis telecaster andresearcher

"If you ever want to use the title of this book to describe how youplayed your last match, then Smart Tennis is for you."--DavidHigdon, senior writer,Tennis Magazine

"This is an excellent book of psychological skills that can beimmediately applied on the tennis court."--E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D.,Administration of Sports Science, United States Tennis Association


Author Notes

JOHN F. MURRAY, Ph.D., is an international tennis pro, an award-winning columnist, and has an academic background in both sport and clinical psychology.


Table of Contents

Smart Sport Series
PrefaceRick Frey
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Understanding Your Personal Needs
2 Attention Control: Staying Focused
3 Imagery: Your Mind-Body Time Machine
4 Confidence: Expecting Only the Best
5 Energy Control: The Right Balance of Power
6 Goal Setting: Masterminding Achievement
7 Competition Management: Playing Smart Tennis References
Recommended Reading
About the Author
About the General Editor
Index