The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game of Tennis

Timothy] Gallwey’s teachings.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll Master your game from the inside out! This phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people.

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307758859

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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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
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game of Tennis

Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning.

Author: W Timothy Gallwey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447288497

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence. Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including an introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972. Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit. Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. It is guaranteed to change the way you play tennis forever.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Summary of W Timothy Gallwey s The Inner Game of Tennis by Milkyway Media

Summary of W  Timothy Gallwey   s The Inner Game of Tennis by Milkyway Media

In The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance (1974), tennis coach W. Timothy Gallwey argues that most people have the natural ability to improve at any endeavor they pursue.

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

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In The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance (1974), tennis coach W. Timothy Gallwey argues that most people have the natural ability to improve at any endeavor they pursue. Using tennis as a guiding example, he explains how people naturally learn new abilities, and points out how this process can be interrupted when people criticize themselves harshly, or begin to credit sheer willpower for their ability to improve… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Sports Hypnosis in Practice

Sports Hypnosis in Practice

A new guide to rational living. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall. ... The inner game of tennis: the classic guide to the mental side of peak performance (1st edn). New York: Random House. Gallwey, W. T. (1997a). The inner game of ...

Author: Joseph Tramontana

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845907303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This book offers new strategies and scripts for hypnotherapists, sports counsellors and sports psychologists working with athletes to help them achieve their peak performance. A major focus of the book is that the therapist does not necessarily need to be familiar with the sport or activity to serve as a "mental coach" to the athlete. The athlete is instructed that the goal is not to improve the mechanics of their performance (that is left up to their coaches) but, rather, to help them to relax, concentrate and focus so that they fulfill their maximum potential. They learn not to let the mental side of their game trip up the physical side, but rather to enhance it.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise

Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise

Psychological Perspectives Noora J Ronkainen, Mark S Nesti. moderators of challenge-skill balance. ... The inner game of tennis: The classic guide to the mental side of peak performance. New York: Random House. Gallwey, W. T. (2015).

Author: Noora J Ronkainen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351591980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 153

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Despite the growing literature on spirituality and its positive impact on well-being in health psychology, education, occupational psychology and leisure studies, it has been less examined in sport studies. Meaning and Spirituality in Sport and Exercise: Psychological Perspectives examines the many forms of spirituality in sport from a psychological perspective, from moments of transcendence and finding deeper meaning and value to prayer before an important competition or in adversity, such as a career-threatening injury. Based on the latest research and the Nesti’s experience in applied sport psychology service delivery, this book covers a range of novel topics linking spirituality to athlete development, injury, exercise motivation, and ageing athletes, and offers applied, practical guidance for sport psychologists working with spiritual athletes. Offering a unique contribution to the study of spirituality in sport, and to sport psychology practice, this book is vital reading for any upper-level student or academic working in sport and exercise psychology, religion and sport, or the philosophy of sport, and any practising sport psychologist.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

The Complete Handbook of Coaching

The inner game of tennis: The classic guide to the mental side of peak performance. New York: Random House. (Originally published in 1974, this book makes the case for 'natural learning' with a minimum of instructions and incentives.

Author: Elaine Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526453112

Category: Education

Page: 616

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This book provides a wide-ranging guide to the complex, multidisciplinary area of coaching, helping trainees to find comprehensive answers to their coaching questions. It allows them to identify and develop their own personal style of coaching. A specially selected group of international authors contribute various expertise and insights across three key areas: Theoretical perspectives Contexts and genres of coaching Professional practice Issues Learning is also supported by new online resources. Videos, case studies, journal articles and useful websites have been carefully collated by our contributors to help trainees make the crucial link between theory and practice.
Categories: Education

Beyond Goals

Beyond Goals

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance. New York: Random House. Gallwey, T. (2000). The Inner Game of Work. New York: Random House. Grant, A.M. (2007). When own goals are a winner.

Author: Susan David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317174721

Category: Education

Page: 384

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What is there in developmental relationships beyond setting and striving to achieve goals? The presence of goals in coaching and mentoring programs has gone largely unquestioned, yet evidence is growing that the standard prescription of SMART, challenging goals is not always appropriate - and even potentially dangerous - in the context of a complex and rapidly changing world. Beyond Goals advances standard goal-setting theory by bringing together cutting-edge perspectives from leaders in coaching and mentoring. From psychology to neuroscience, from chaos theory to social network theory, the contributors offer diverse and compelling insights into both the advantages and limitations of goal pursuit. The result is a more nuanced understanding of goals, with the possibility for practitioners to bring greater impact and sophistication to their client engagements. The implications of this reassessment are substantial for all those practicing as coaches and mentors, or managing coaching or mentoring initiatives in organizations.
Categories: Education

The Production of Reality

The Production of Reality

(Original work published 1902) Denzin,N.(1966).The significant others of a college population.The Sociological Quarterly,7(3),298. Gallwey, T. (1974). The inner game of tennis: The classic guide to the mental side of peak performance.

Author: Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412979443

Category: Psychology

Page: 547

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Featuring a new emphasis on how to be awake in the world and how to better see the patterns we use to make sense of our own lives, this fifth edition of Jodi O’Brien’s popular book introduces the major theories, concepts, and perspectives of contemporary social psychology in a uniquely engaging manner. Compelling, original essays that introduce relevant concepts are followed by a wide-ranging, eclectic, enjoyable set of readings. By grounding social psychology in student experiences and explaining theories through stories and narratives, this one-of-a-kind book is a fascinating read that helps students understand the forces that shape their feelings, thoughts, and actions.
Categories: Psychology

Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport Exercise and Performance Psychology

Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport  Exercise  and Performance Psychology

Becoming a sport, exercise, and performancepsychologyprofessional. New York, NY: Psychology Press. Gallwey, W. T. (1997). The inner game of tennis: The classic guide to the mental side of peakperformance. New York, NY: Random House.

Author: J. Gualberto Cremades

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317230588

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

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Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology offers case analysis as a vehicle to address issues and experiences in the application of sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) and the supervision/training of individuals to become professionals in the field. A follow-up to Becoming a Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Professional (2014), this book features a discussion of real-world case examples which highlight various aspects of professional practice as well as supervision and training. Professionals from around the world, including the United States and Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia share diverse experiences, providing a uniquely in-depth, global perspective. The case studies contained in the book were selected to provide insight into specific elements of applied practice and supervision/training through a global lens as well as demonstrate the value of incorporating case analysis and reflection into one’s training and continued professional development. Case analysis is an essential part of learning and instruction. Beyond educating the reader about theories and research on related topics in the field, case analysis allows for more complex levels of learning, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of diverse scenarios. In Part I of this book, the cases focus on applied SEPP practice; Part II is comprised of cases that focus on training and supervision. This book is essential reading for graduate students and neophyte professionals in the field for whom it is critical to learn how to effectively apply knowledge to real-world sport, exercise, and performance psychology scenarios. In addition, the book is a useful resource for seasoned and expert practitioners and supervisors who can use case analysis as a means of continuing their professional development.
Categories: Psychology

Applications of Sports Psychology to the Actor s Process

Applications of Sports Psychology to the Actor s Process

The primary sources of investigation included theories from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy Gallwey, various relaxation techniques such as Progressive Muscular Relaxation ...

Author: Kristin Nemecek

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798684693854

Category: Acting

Page: 35

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Abstract: Applications of Sports Psychology to the Actor’s Process began as an observational study I conducted during the fall semester 2019 at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The study incorporated vocabulary, principles, and exercises drawn from the canon of Sports Psychology and applied to a theatrical rehearsal process in order to examine their usefulness for actors and acting educators. The primary sources of investigation included theories from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy Gallwey, various relaxation techniques such as Progressive Muscular Relaxation developed by Dr. Edmond Jacobson, exercises from Inside Sport Psychology by Costas I. Karageorghis and Peter C. Terry, as well as certain theories and methods culled from the work of Dr. Kevin Sverduk, author of The Performance Mindset: A Process-Focused System for Golf Excellence. The participants of this study were four CSULB undergraduate theatre majors at varying points in their acting training. They incorporated these particular principles and exercises from Sports Psychology into their theatrical preparations as we rehearsed a stage production entitled Words Unspoken, which was performed in the 15th week of the semester. Throughout the study, I evaluated the effectiveness of the various exercises based on Timothy Gallwey’s formula which states “Performance equals potential minus interference.” I measured an exercise or principle to be “effective” if it resulted in an increase of potential and/or decrease in interference in the participant’s performance based on three measurable categories: Emotional State, Focus of Attention, and Ability to Follow Impulses. All four participants saw improvements in at least two of the three measurable categories from the start of the semester to the final performance. While I found the methods we explored throughout the study to be valuable to the actor to varying degrees, I strongly believe their effectiveness warrants further investigation.
Categories: Acting