There Are No Accidents!

I Believe There are no accidents!

And it’s certainly no accident you arrived at this web site…Here’s why…

I believe that at least some of the experiences mentioned above brought you here… the desire to play better… the desire to be more consistent, more accurate etc … the desire to be more than what you’ve been up to now!

The fact that you’re here reading this means you inwardly sense the gap between where you are now and where you truly want to be. Of course you want to better yourself and your results when you play tennis. Who doesn’t?


The Question Is HOW Do You Go About

Being The Kind Of Player You Truly Want To Be?

Let Me Show You

What Playing The Inner Game Really Means

And How it Can Help You Win More Matches

Let Me Also Show You

How These Proven Techniques Work,

And How You Can Put Them To Work For You.


In my books, Playing Zen-Sational Tennis and Tennis: Play the Mental Game and audio CDs, Secrets of the Mental Game of Tennis , I show you what it really means to play the inner game.

If you are familiar with Tim Gallwey’s book The Inner Game of Tennis, my book and audio CD’s contain the practical application to Tim’s concepts plus a lot more.

In addition, Billy Jean King endorses Tim Gallwey’s books as well as mine:

Billie Jean King wrote that my first book,billiejeanking

“… Provides Clear, Easy to Follow ‘Mini Lessons’ and Tips that Will Benefit Players of any Level.”

Billie Jean King Also Says

“Since Reading ‘the Inner Game Of Tennis’ By Tim Gallwey So Many Years Ago, I Have Not Seen Another Book That Addresses Such An Essential Aspect Of Tennis So Well.”


Find Out Roger Federer’s Secret


My books and CDs show you some of Roger Federer’s secrets on how he plays the mental game and why he is so mentally tough. You can learn to play the same way… well, maybe not as good but you will know what he knows!


Truly Understanding Only One Of Roger’s Secrets

Which Is Knowing What Seeing The Ball Really Is

Will Affect Your Tennis Game

Dramatically And Immediately.


Actually, there are more than one secret and once you “understand them “” and “use them”, they will affect your entire game in an amazing way!


These Powerful Secrets Will Really Improve Your Tennis Game

And Help You Win More Matches


My personal instruction, the mental instructions and lessons in my books, or my CDs will change the way you play so that not only will you play winning tennis, but you will have more fun doing it.

I don’t have a degree in psychology, but I have actually experienced what all of you have when you play and I learned about the Inner Game of Tennis from the best, Tim Gallwey.

Here Is What One Of My Book Owners Said

About Tennis Psychology And My Book


“I own a lot of tennis books, and your book is excellent. I have read some other mental tennis books, but I have a hard time finishing them because of all the boring Psychology terms which make me fall asleep. I love your book because it is written by a tennis player. It is easy to understand, and apply.”

Thank you. P.T.

The Lessons and Tips In My two Books

Will Teach You How To Overcome:

  • Frustration
  • Anger
  • Choking
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Negative attitudes
  • Losing close matches
  • Losing to people you think you are better than
  • Missing easy balls

Playing Zen-Sational Tennis – New in 2012 Read these Reviews

Order Playing Zen-Sational Tennis now. You will get the book with free shipping anywhere in the world for $24.95.

ZT frontcover (web)


Tennis: Play the Mental Game – Published in 2006



And CD’s

Secrets of the Mental Game of Tennis – Published in 2010



Here Are A Few Of The Other Things

You Will Learn In My Books And On My CD’s


      • The “Core Principles” of the inner game.
      • What “Seeing the Ball” really means. Once you know, it will improve your consistency immediately.
      • The natural way of breathing when hitting a ball. You will be amazed at how relaxed you will be.
      • The “Mother of all Tips” that will absolutely groove your strokes immediately.
      • Tennis strategies & Tips that really work that you won’t find anywhere else.
      • 14 terrific tennis exercises to help you practice your mental game and improve your play at an accelerated rate.
      • A simple technique that will “blow you away” when you do it correctly.
      • And much more!


So, How Did I Learn This Mental Stuff?


After years of playing with intense frustration, I discovered Tim Gallwey and The Inner Game of Tennis.

I took two lessons from Tim when I was in my 30’s and that experience changed my life forever and set me on the path of playing the inner game. It was like the weight of the world was taken off my back.

 It was the most life changing experience

I had ever had and in literally 10 minutes.

 After my two lessons, I had Tim come to the Jack Kramer Tennis Club where I was an assistant under Robert Lansdorp and there he gave clinics to all my students. I then watched a master teaching the inner game and and it was from watching Tim in action that I learned how to teach the Inner Game.

Here Is My Tennis Background

As a junior, I was ranked nationally 6th in Singles and 3rd in doubles, represented the U.S. at Junior Wimbledon, played on the Junior Davis Cup team and played for the University of Southern California when we were National Champions. (Read more about me)



I admit, I wasn’t a great player, but I was a good one.

And I Was Taught

Like Most Players Are Taught.


Haven’t we been taught from an early age to try harder, work harder, and/or take more lessons, etc? That certainly worked for me up to a point and, like I said, I was a pretty good player. And, I wasn’t given any real solutions to how to win (except for strategy) or how turn things around when I was missing shots.

But Maybe You, Like I Did So Many Years Ago,

Need To Explore A Different Way Of Playing.

One That Is Proven To Work Every Time.

One That Is Just Not Understood

And/Or Taught By Most Coaches.

When you use the “Core Principles” of the mental game, the sky is the limit. You will be surprised at how much better you will play and how much more mentally tough you will be.

You Will, For The First Time,

Feel Like You Can Reach Your Potential

My concern is that, without spending some time on your inner game you will continue to struggle to reach your full potential, if you get there at all.

Most Players Are Not

Using These Mental Game Principles

“I just don’t know why.” Maybe no one has presented these ideas clearly and in such a way that they could truly experience what playing the mental game really means. Maybe, they just don’t know what playing the inner game really is.

When You Use And

Practice The Core Principles And My Mental Instructions,

I Can Guarantee That You Will See And

Experience Results Right There On The Court

With over 25 years of experience teaching the mental game of tennis, I’ve developed concepts, drills, and strategies that are proven to take your game to higher levels by developing mental toughness faster than traditional approaches. And with this mental training, you will continue to progress for the rest of your life because you will discover things about yourself that you never knew before.

Yes, these powerful concepts are easy to understand, but it will still take work and time.

Please Consider Reading My Books

or Listening To My CD’s.

Just Doing Four Lessons

Will Improve Your Consistency Immediately!

Check out

My Irresistible Offer & Guarantee


Buy my Books and/or CDs

To Help You Learn The Mental Game.

If you need more information, please continue looking around my web site, read the testimonials, read about my background, and e-mail me at or call me at 360 305-7084 if you have any questions.


Or Get Started with these 5 Powerful and Introductory Lessons.

Get these 5 Powerful and Foundational Lessons for Only $5.00

These 5 Powerful Techniques (Learn More)

Are The 5 Most Important Mental Lessons

That I Teach My Students

Just By Doing Only These 5 Lessons

You Will See Improvement Immediately.

One Of These Lessons Is The “Mother Of All Tips”


which is the ultimate exercise for stroke consistency and which is one of the Lessons you will get when you get these 5 Powerful Lessons. In addition, your tennis will continue to improve as you incorporate all my mental game principles and lessons.

My personal instruction, my books, or my CD’s will change the way you play so that not only will you play winning tennis, but you will have more fun doing it. You will learn the secret of what seeing the ball really means, you will learn how to breathe, and best of all you will learn how to relax on the court so playing will be so much more fun.

My new book Playing Zen-Sational Tennis  has over twice as many lessons (89) as my original book and is the most complete instructions on the mental game you will find anywhere.

My book Tennis: Play the Mental Game

and CD’s Secrets of the Mental Game of Tennis

Are The Results Of 25 Years Of Study And

Gives You Very Clear, Step-By-Step Instructions

On How To Play And Win The Inner Game.

Order Playing Zen-Sational Tennis: only $24.95

What You Get When You Order:

      • Book (Free shipping any where in the world)
      • Link to Dick Leach’s booklet on doubles strategy. Dick was the tennis coach at U.S.C. for many years and is a master of doubles strategy.
      • Link to the EFT Scrips for Tennis. What is EFT?
      • Free Phone Consultations

Tennis: Play the Mental Game

See The Table Of Contents And Lessons That Are In My Book

Go here to see the back cover of my book.

Go here to read book reviews

Go here to read the Press Release

What You Get When You Order:

        • Book (Free shipping any where in the world)
        • Link to Dick Leach’s booklet on doubles strategy. Dick was the tennis coach at U.S.C. for many years and is a master of doubles strategy.
        • Link to PDF of 9 Special Additional Lessons not included in my book.
        • Free Phone Consultations



Order the Secrets of the Mental Game of Tennis CD’s

Only $47

How Are These CDs Different From My Books?

See Contents & Lessons that are on the CDs

 What You Get When You Order:

      • 6 Audio CD’s (Free shipping any where in the world)
      • Link to mp3 files for immediate download
      • Book: Play Zen-Sational Tennis (see picture above)
      • Link to PDF of the complete script of the CDs
      • Link to PDF of Dick Leach’s booklet on doubles strategy. Dick was the tennis coach at U.S.C. for many years and is a master of doubles strategy.
      • Free Phone Consultations
      • 9 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Scripts that will absolutely change your emotional patterns for when you play. This is a very powerful technique and cutting edge. What is EFT?

What A Former World Class Player Says

Here is what my friend Ken Stuart wrote in the Foreword for my book. (Ken is a former world class player and the owner of Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, CA).

“If you are reading these words, two things are certain: You are likely serious about your tennis and you believe there is something out there that is going to make you a better tennis player. This book is it!

During my tennis teaching days, I was often asked; ‘Ken, can you teach me a forehand, backhand, overhead smash, footwork, etc.’ I always answered in the affirmative and followed it with, ‘Oh yeah, I can also teach you how to play tennis because they (your strokes) are not much related to playing the game.

Rarely, if ever, do you have the opportunity to read something that has been written first hand. This book will make you a better tennis player because the information in it is tried, tested and true. And it comes from a great tennis player in his own right; David Ranney. Dave’s experience speaks for itself, and his advice in this book is solid. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine the value of the content in this book.

Who has a better forehand, Roger Federer or Andre Agassi?

      • Who has a better backhand, Lindsay Davenport or Serena Williams?
      • Who was a better player, Pete Sampras or Rod Laver?

The answer to each of these questions is that it is essentially indistinguishable. The logical conclusion is then that if ‘strokes’ don’t make the difference among all these greats then what does? EXACTLY!

It is the mental part of the game that each of these people is commonly great at. You too can become a much, much better player without changing your strokes. The great coach Robert Van’t Hof once said; ‘If you do the right thing at the right time in tennis you are likely going to win.’ The catch is how do you get there? This book will give you a path to follow. Use it and you’ll be miles ahead of people you are equal with now.

You need only to look back at how many countless hours you have put into the development of your strokes. Now you have to spend the same dedication on the mental part of your game. Dave Ranney will guide you through the steps you need to practice to become a much better tennis player.”

Here Is What A USPTA Teaching Professional

In Texas Discovered

“I have been reading your newsletters since about October of last year (2006). After much skepticism I purchased your book. Because it is not very expensive, I could afford to take a chance to read about what you teach. As a tennis instructor I am always curious as to what else is going on in the tennis industry to try to keep up with what is going on out there.

I Have To Say,

Your Book Has Helped My Game Immensely.

I have never felt IN MY ENTIRE LIFE I have ever played up to my potential. I played one year of college tennis at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX in 1987 – 1988. I got burned out (just very frustrated) and swore I was never going to play again. Long story short, I ended up teaching lessons in 1993 and have been ever since.

After reading your e-book (and I am not done yet) my game has elevated immensely. I have to tell you that I am starting to hit shots that I know that I can make. I should say, I am allowing my body to make the shots that I know it can make. Other people can actually see what I know that my body is capable of doing. I am also not getting angry and letting my conscious mind interfere with my other subconscious mind. I haven’t finished your book yet, because I am having so much fun focusing and concentrating on the spin of the ball to the blur of my racket and breathing through the bounce and the hit during rallies and from the serve through the return during those shots as well.”

Mike Alcott, USPTA

Head Tennis Professional,

The Briar Club

Houston, TX 77027

 These Concepts Really Need To Be Experienced

For You To Get The Improvement You Would Like.

If you would like some help in actually experiencing these concepts, I can help you cut down on the time it takes for you to learn how to do these things and I can make sure you are really doing them the way they need to be done.

However, I Have Written My Book Very Carefully

To Make It Very Easy For You

To Be Able To Experience These Concepts

From Just Reading My Book Or Listening To My CD’s.


So, if you, or any of your friends would like some personal help, please contact me at or call me at (360) 305-7084 and let’s figure how to get together in person.

Or, just order my books or CD’s and get started on an exciting new way to play this wonderful inner game of tennis.

If You Are Still Not Sure

About All This “Mental Game” Stuff,

then be sure to read “Is the Mental Game for You” to see if this is something you want to do and read “Mental Training Steps You need to Take to Play the Mental Game” so you will know what you may be getting into.

Since You Have Read This Far,

Don’t You Think It Is Time

For You To Start Your Mental Training

And To Really Begin To Play The Real Inner Game?

You have nothing to lose and so so much to gain.

And if you contact me and let me do a complimentary, no obligation evaluation of your game, this will give you a good idea what I teach. Just email me or call me to schedule a day and time. My email address is: or phone me at 360-305-7084 anytime between 9AM and 9 PM Pacific time.

Or, at the very least, start with purchasing the 5 Powerful And Important Lessons and if you are really feeling adventuresome, order my books or CD’s and start seeing what you are really capable of on the tennis court.

If you haven’t read my My Irresistible Offer & Guarantee yet, please do as this should take away any doubt to the fact that what I am saying is going to work for you. If it doesn’t work, there is no risk to you.

E-mail me at or call me at 360 305-7084 if you have any questions.

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