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Vic Braden's Mental Tennis: How to Psych Yourself to a Winning Game

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Whether you are a tennis novice, a beginner ready for competition, a club player with an eye on the tournament trophy, or a professional stuck in a rut, Vic Braden's Mental Tennis shows you that your mind can be the single best tool to reconstruct your game. In his new breakthrough book, Vic Braden demonstrates how to improve your physical performance dramatically and deve ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 13th 1994 by Little, Brown and Company (first published August 1st 1993)
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Julie
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vic Braden's life is ALL tennis. Some direction too detailed. Very good advice re calling ball in or out.
Tennis game hoping to improve now!
John Tipper
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty much a follow up to Tennis for the Future, Braden's big book of the 1970s. A psychologist as well as a coach, he has some good suggestions about the mental aspects of the game. But he's not up to date on certain physical techniques and he puts too much emphasis on the mind/body duality.
Jay
Mar 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
This book is interesting enough to read, but it is dated. Some of the mental advice is useful, but nothing is groundbreaking. It's worth reading if you devour tennis books, but all of Braden's advice stays at a basic level.
JP
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent treatment of a topic not covered as often as technique and strategy. Basic topics include: practice anticipating; go for consistently good execution, especially on critical shots; positive attitude; have a mental strategy in mind; focus.
Karin
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book! Glad to know I'm not the only "crazy" one out there!
Kristin
Jan 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all of my tennis friends
Excellent mental prep for matches! Helped with my focus and visualization.
Katrina
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
This book provides solid information and advice but the players cited in the text make the book feel a bit dated.
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