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

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xxiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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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Central Library GV1002.9.P75 M88 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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

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"This is an excellent book of psychological skills that can be immediately 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
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

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