Open by Andre Agassi Rafa by Rafael Nadal The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras You Cannot Be Serious by. 45 quotes from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: ‘When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice tha. A phenomenon when first published in , the Inner Game was a real revelation. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that, as Gallwey.

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In true competition no person is defeated. Tim Gallwey’s non-judgmental view of sport errors and mistakes in general is refreshing, especially to me, a scrutinizing perfectionist.

I read it from the perspective of a musician, although I am not much of one anymore, and felt like there was some great wisdom there. The Inner Game of Tennis: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some amazing insights given that this book preceded all of the empirical work within the field of psychology concerning the dual role of the conscious vs.

One can control the effort he puts into winning. It is effortless and relaxed, not tense and overly controlled. Before I had even finished, some of the insights of the book had already begun to change the way that I practice, audition, and perform! Oct 09, Mario Tomic rated it it was amazing. A swift and engrossing read with lasting value.

Picture the Desired Outcome Step 3: The inner game takes place within the mind of the player and is played against such obstacles as fear, self-doubt, lapses in focus, and limiting concepts or assumptions. Mary Because it was originally published in Among the most vocal are youth who have suffered under competitive pressures imposed on them by parents or society.


By reading the title you’d think it’s about tennis, but it only touches it.

Let the ball gallwye your mind, and both it and your muscles will stay appropriately relaxed. Loved the concepts in this book Worth the read for aspiring tennis players and beyond. First, it breaks down the Self into Self 1, which is basically your thinking brain always analyzing and judgingand Self 2, which is your “feeling and doing” brain. It’s well worth the read if you’re looking for some peacefulness and meaning in the never-ending rat race to achieve the perfect future you that won’t really ever come.

Slumps are part of the process. In the end both players learn and develop their skills and therefore both can win and grow.

Natural focus occurs when the mind is interested. A very good book on the “selves” involved in learning, as well as how to learn naturally. Then and only then can we know things as they are.

Oct 07, Elizabeth marked it as to-read. Things appear as they are—undistorted. Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to tightness, trying too hard, self-condemnation, etc.

Timothy Gallwey

Say the word bounce out loud the instant you see the ball hit the court and the word hit the instant the ball makes contact with the racket—either racket. Timothy Gallwey born in San Francisco, California is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of timoothy and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls “The Inner Game.

By the end of the book I sort of, maybe, found myself missing gym class, or at least missing having opportunities to do things like play softball and badminton occasionally. I have always hindered my own performance by doing all the wrong things: Sep 16, Ben rated it liked it. I wish he made this just inber generic book about how to improve your game- in any sport. Highly recommend this tfnnis to everyone, sure will be revisiting it to understand himothy the ideas presented in such a metaphoric way!


There are techniques described in Gallwey’s book, incl. My friend, and some would say “coach,” gave this to me to read- believing that it would help me get over a few things that I have been strugg Preface: Return to Book Page.

If you find yourself chastising yourself for losing focus, then you may be overcontrolling. I was so short sight in avoiding this and thinking I needed to focus instead on technique and the physical. A book yame both a tennis enthusiast and a non-enthusiast can pickup to learn about how quieting the mind can help us reach our individual potentials.

The Inner Game of Tennis Quotes by W. Timothy Gallwey

View all 3 comments. Both players benefit by their efforts to overcome the obstacles presented by the other. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. How do we gain such focus? This state is familiar to most of us but what is preventing us from being in the zone every game?