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4.00070230607966 out of 54.00070230607966 out of 54.00070230607966 out of 54.00070230607966 out of 54.00070230607966 out of 5 4.00 (954 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Timothy Gallwey Narrator: Dan Woren Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780739368459
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The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 White | 2/13/2014

    " This book is actually pretty good. When tennis was my only passion and my only hobby, I got so far into it, even the psychological aspects were part of my book shelf. This book improved my game about 25%. It could also teach focus and mental discipline. I really enjoyed this and I enjoyed applying it to my game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve Sharon | 2/2/2014

    " I have a stinky serve, but this book became my bible for a year or more. The inner game of everything is good for my competitive , but life-long cowardly side. I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Millin | 1/23/2014

    " An interesting take on listening to yourself - but in this case the inner, non critical self who really know what you want from life and will help you get it if you just let it. The problem is the other, surface self which is very critical about you and tries to create the scenarios you try to live up to. The secret is to focus carefully on the here and now to let the inner, subconscious self make the right decisions and actions. Interesting concept not sure how easy it is to apply in a none sporting concept. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 1/19/2014

    " This book was revelatory with respect to the science and art of skill acquisition. The book was much more than a guide on how to improve your tennis game. Basically, it describes an Eastern (Buddhist) approach to life and living. Interspersed with pages upon pages of wisdom are illustrative examples and funny stories. Can't recommend this book highly enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeline | 1/18/2014

    " must read for anyone trying to improve in any sport, and probably other things too. Practice is no longer frustrating. A bad shot: I console myself that "Self 2" (the subconscious) has learned something. A surprisingly good shot? I don't dismiss it as "luck", it was Self 2 knowing what to do. I have taught myself a lot by using his principles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayden Cook | 1/9/2014

    " This book was superb for those who play sports and are looking to improve. The book was about calming the mind to let your body play fluid throughout your game and techniques about winning mentally. I really liked when Gallwey referenced to his life experiences to get his point across. I recommend this book to all athletes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/6/2014

    " This book helped give me the courage to be an adult. I had just begun teaching in Harlem and had recently moved to NYC from Indiana. SCARY! Read this book to become a better human being. This is not a self-help book. It's closer to sports psychology/philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Augustine | 1/3/2014

    " Used to use this in my "College Success" classes. The students really dug it, though the administration did not and I was asked to stop! Still, it's a good read and is applicable to all areas of life. One of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krissy | 12/8/2013

    " This book taught me how to draw, and not only that, but also how to do anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlee Jane | 11/3/2013

    " So good! Seriously transformed the way I look at and play tennis :) Definitely something I would reccomend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gorgegnh | 8/31/2013

    " Amazing insight into what most of us spend our time doing: appearing good rather than being good at something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Poppoon | 7/12/2013

    " Similar to The Inner Game of Golf. Also very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beck | 4/13/2013

    " I read this book for a voice class while at BYU. Gallwey's theory of Self 1 and Self 2 working for and against each other is applicable to any sort of sport or activity that requires mastery. I only read it because I had to, but I still think about it whenever I am learning something new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 3/15/2013

    " Don't be fooled by the title. Tennis is just the backdrop for this timeless and deeply thoughtful classic that teaches the importance of learning how to 'get out of one's own way' in every endeavour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravyn | 1/10/2013

    " The definitive guide to sports psychology. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 10/20/2012

    " Read while in Grad school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Lowe | 9/29/2012

    " It had some really good points, but I felt it was too repetitive. It was like a brochure being made into a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 4/5/2012

    " I liked what I read, I might pick it up and finish reading it later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 2/27/2012

    " Even if you don't play tennis, in fact, it's better if you don't play tennis, this book will change your life. It will help you to see things from a completely different point of view. This is a book to keep and have for the rest of your life. It's the power of the mind and it's capabilities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ghaliya | 1/25/2012

    " This book is not only a tennis instruction book, so, don't be deceived by its title. Its tips can be tailored to exactly whatever you desire to learn or teach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 10/16/2011

    " About much more than tennis. Life and sport psychology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 7/6/2011

    " Great book on how to focus on the right things, regardless of the task. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/5/2011

    " Amazing book about tennis from the inside out. The lessons from this book apply to anything and everything in life. The book mainly focuses on allowing our right brain to take over and not let the left brain get in the way of being in the moment and living in harmony with what is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nealhonda | 11/28/2010

    " Amazing. Is not about tennis. Is a way of living life. Should be periodically reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 11/28/2010

    " One of the best books I've ever read and I don't play tennis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beck | 11/23/2010

    " I read this book for a voice class while at BYU. Gallwey's theory of Self 1 and Self 2 working for and against each other is applicable to any sort of sport or activity that requires mastery. I only read it because I had to, but I still think about it whenever I am learning something new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlee | 7/20/2010

    " So good! Seriously transformed the way I look at and play tennis :) Definitely something I would reccomend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donovan | 7/13/2010

    " How I perform in all my athletic competitions is attributable to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 12/10/2009

    " Great book on mental aspect of tennis. At the time I was taking lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 11/14/2009

    " I bought it to improve my game, but very relevant to all aspects of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerald | 11/1/2009

    " This book was recommended to help me with my golf game. I no longer play golf, but it did help my tennis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 10/21/2009

    " Amazing book. Can be applied to much more than tennis. It was at the forefront of sports psychology back in the day and has since been applied to any field where improvement can be made. "

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About the Narrator

Dan Woren is an American voice actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has worked extensively in animation, video games, and feature films. He is best known for his many roles in anime productions such as Bleach and as the voice of Sub-Zero in the video game Mortal Kombat.