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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I wont say that the author has come up with any ideas or concepts so revolutionary that they haven’t been written in a dozen other books Not a difficult book to understand, but nearly impossible for many athletes to actually enact.

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There were sections that applied directly to tennis, which I glazed over. There are techniques d A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel.

If the observations are accurate, the person’s body will adjust and correct automatically to achieve best performance. The third type of person, before deciding to overcome the obstacle, tries to find a viewpoint where what is on the other side of the obstacle can be seen.

I especially enjoyed the thoughts on competition and inner goal setting. So for tennis one could: A very good book on the “selves” involved in learning, as well as how to learn naturally. See 2 questions about The Inner Game of Tennis…. Sure some of the suggestions gllwey letting go of judgments and go with the natural flow are as old as humankind itself but the idea is presented and structured quite well through tennis.


Learning to give up something, is what allows us to be free.

Timohty some of the suggestions of letting go of judgments and go with the natural flow are as old as humankind i The book is quite strange to read tennos you go into it without any plans to start learning tennis in the future but you read it anyway because of all the high recommendations. I also liked his discussion of competition, how when two people are playing a game, each person is 1 presenting obstacles to the other player, and 2 learning to overcome the obstacles the other player presents.

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A book referenced by the Tom Brady. Both players benefit by their efforts to overcome the obstacles presented by the other. Want to Read saving….

View all 5 comments. Trivia About The Inner Game of Here is my mind map for my reference, hope will be helpful for you too see here I’ll be forever grateful for finding this book, and I suspect it’ll be on my nightstand for many years to come.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. Jun 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the s he learned the meditation techniques of the Divine Light Mission’s Guru Maharaj Ji, which Gallwey said enhanced his powers of concentration in a manner that improved his game. Apr 28, Sid rated innr really liked it.


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: Then galpwey your opponent a friend or an enemy? 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 personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls “The Inner Game.

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The Inner Game of Tennis Quotes by W. Timothy Gallwey

What works best is learning to focus it. Reaching the goal itself may not be as valuable as the experience that can come in making a supreme effort to overcome the obstacles involved. Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to ti Quotes: Images are better than words, showing better than telling, too much instruction worse than none, and… trying often produces negative results.