Have you read the best book ever written on how to play inner tennis and be more mentally tough?
If you haven’t read Timothy Gallwey’s Inner Game of Tennis then this would be a good place to start learning about how the body and mind work together. This book has been my “Tennis Bible” and is truly one of greatest book written on sports psychology.
Did you know that you don’t have to think about winning and that winning will take care of itself? Not only should you not think about winning when you are playing, but thinking about it is extremely destructive. You will win automatically if you play better than your opponent. You don’t have to think about it.
Want to win every time you play?
Find a 2-year-old to play and I guarantee that you will usually win. That wouldn’t be very satisfying would it? Wouldn’t learning how to play your very best every time you played be a better goal?
My approach to tennis will help you to play really well every time but it will not guarantee that you will always play better than everyone all the time. But don’t you think you would feel pretty good about how you played if you did play really well? In my book, Playing Zen-Sational Tennis, you will learn to play better than you usually do as well as be able to “fix” your errors “on the spot.” And, guess what? You just may win more matches.
By not worrying about winning, your whole being will change. You will be more relaxed on the court, feel better about how you are playing and maybe you will even have more fun. This will, in turn, help you win (if you play better than your opponent) because you will be playing at a higher level.
Even if you don’t win, by playing inner tennis, your game will improve at a faster rate, and you will know that you played your best.
Could it be that one of the reasons you are reading this is because you don’t like how well you are playing? Here is the bad news. If you think winning is where it is at and you can’t let go of trying to win, then playing inner tennis is not for you. And, if you don’t like how well you are playing, then you need to work harder and longer on your game, right? Oh, you are doing that already and it isn’t working? Well, maybe you need to take a look at your “inner game.”
In addition, one of the most important and critical concepts is letting go of judgments. If you like to judge yourself, your shots, how well you are doing etc. and don’t want to change, then inner tennis is not for and will not work for you. But, if you are open to another way of playing and begin to use the mental techniques found in my book, you will surprise yourself on how talented you really are.
By not judging, I am not saying not to be aware of what is going on and whether your balls are going in or not. I mean judgments as to whether you are doing good or bad or whether you hit a good shot or bad shot. There are no bad shots. There are only shots that didn’t go where you wanted them to go. Likewise, there are no good shots. There are only shots that went where and how you wanted them to go.
Wouldn’t it be better for you to have some tools that will reduce the number of “bad shots” and increase the number of “good shots?”
My book, Playing Zen-Sational Tennis is the practical application of Tim Galway’s book The Inner Game of Tennis. Click here or on the links to get my book. It will show you inner tennis concepts and specific mental techniques that will absolutely improve your game. And I guarantee it.