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Former professional tennis player Brad Gilbert and author Steve Jameson reveal strategies for thinking better—and winning more often—on the court.

He’s been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert’s strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren’t everything. He has beaten the Tour’s biggest names—all by playing his “ugly” game.

Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes. The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player—to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means out-thinking opponents before, during, and after a match; forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert’s unconventional advice includes

  • how to identify the seven “hidden ad points” and what to do when they come up;
  • six reasons why you should never serve first;
  • how to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponents;
  • how to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping away; and
  • how to handle psyching and gamesmanship.

Winning Ugly is an invaluable combat manual for the court and will help you beat players who have been beating you.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Winning Ugly explains Brad’s formula for a winning tennis game. He understands the mental part of tennis better than anyone I have ever met. Brad helped me improve my game and I believe he can improve yours.”

    Andre Agassi

  • "Winning Ugly is great. These are pro tactics that will improve a recreational player’s game fast. Winning Ugly teaches how to play better tennis and is very entertaining.”

    Pete Sampras

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About the Author

Brad Gilbert, a former professional tennis player, has coached tennis stars Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. The recipient of an Olympic Bronze Medal, he has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame and the Marblehead Boosters Hall of Fame. Gilbert currently works as a tennis analyst for ESPN and is also coauthor of I’ve Got Your Back: Coaching Top Performers from Center Court to the Corner Office. He lives in San Rafael, California, with his wife and their three children.