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Between The Lines: My Stories as a Conductor And Tennis Umpire
by Stanley Sperber

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

October 14, 2019

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<h3><b>Extraordinary events described by a man who combined his two passions into one remarkable career.</b></h3><p>Go on a truly unique ride with Stanley Sperber, the only conductor in the world who is also an internationally certified tennis umpire, as he describes true incidents from his unusual dual career.</p><p>These stories include poignant and sometimes hilarious encounters with such famous personalities as Leonard Bernstein, Danny Kaye, Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta on the musical stage, as well as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe on the tennis court.</p><p>You will have a chance to join him as he conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and as he umpires at the U.S. Open and Davis Cup matches.</p>
Open
by Andre Agassi

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 24, 2009

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<p><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /></b></p><p>Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, <i>Open</i> is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.<br />聽<br />Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game鈥檚 highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and鈥攄escribed in haunting, point-by-point detail鈥攖he highs and lows of his celebrated career.</p>
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of...
by W. Timothy Gallwey

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

June 22, 2010

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<b>Master <i>your</i>聽game from the inside out!</b><br /><br />With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to<br /><br />鈥?focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions<br />鈥?find the state of聽鈥渞elaxed concentration鈥?that allows you to play at your best<br />鈥?build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play<br /><br />Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.<br /><br /><b>鈥淚ntroduced to <i>The Inner Game of Tennis</i>聽as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.鈥濃€攆rom the Foreword by Pete Carroll</b>
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
by , Steve Jamison

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

May 28, 2013

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The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents<br /><br />A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN鈥檚 most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including 鈥渟ome real gems鈥?<i>(Tennis </i>magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game.<br /> <br />In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. <br /> <br />Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.
54 Tennis Drills for Today's Game: Improve Consistency and Power
by Joseph Correa (Certified ...

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

March 14, 2014

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54 Tennis Drills for Today鈥檚 Game: Improve Consistency and Power<br />By Joseph Correa<br /><br />"This book will teach you how to become more consistent by adding spin to your shots which will give you the confidence to hit with more power.鈥?lt;br /><br />Do you ever ask yourself:<br /><br />How can I hit with more top spin?<br />How can I improve my deep topspin shots cross court?<br />Is there a way for me improve my slice down the down?<br />How can I be more offensive in my doubles matches?<br /><br />These are all answered in this book with pictures and detailed explanations on how to do things 10 times better than you are doing them now!<br /><br />MASTER THE GAME OF TENNIS NOW!<br /><br />Written by a professional tennis player and coach to help you reach your tennis potential no matter what your level of play. Learn basic and advanced patterns with this new training method that will get you hitting better in very little time. <br /><br />Learn to control the balls height, spin, speed, and direction with these drills.<br /><br />Copyright 2013 54 Tennis Drills for Today鈥檚 Game: Improve Consistency and Power By Joseph Correa
Endeavor to Persevere: A Memoir on Jimmy Connors, Arthur Ashe, Te...
by Douglas Henderson Jr.

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 20, 2013

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Author Douglas Henderson Jr. had a typical childhood as an African-American growing up in the Bronx in the late 1960's. Upon discovering tennis, his life would drastically change by bringing him together with Jimmy Connors. Thanks to this meeting, Henderson would become a close friend and confidante to the tennis pro and would go on to meet and work with other legendary players such as Arthur Ashe, Bjorn Borg and many more.<br /><br />Join Henderson as he takes you behind the scenes of the world of tennis from the years 1974-1997. Through his own unique voice, Henderson relays what really happened at some of the greatest matches, the locker room chats he engaged in and his own personal experiences both on and off the court.<br /><br />ENDEAVOR TO PERSEVERE is more than just an autobiography, but also a rare look into the world of tennis from someone with VIP access to some of the biggest names to ever play the game. More importantly, it's a love letter from the author to the sport that would forever shape his future.<br /><br />This work also contains many candid and rare photographs from the author's personal collection.
Rafa, mi historia (Indicios no ficci貿n) (Spanish Edition)
by Rafael Nadal

Language

Spanish

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 21, 2011

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驢C貿mo se forja un campe貿n? 驢Qu茅 hay que hacer para ser el mejor del mundo en un deporte como el tenis?<br />Con sencillez, franqueza e inteligencia, Rafael Nadal gu鉚a a los lectores por el dram謾tico y triunfante viaje de su vida, sin perder nunca de vista el trofeo que m謾s valora en este mundo: la unidad y el amor de su familia.<br />Desde que inici貿 su trayectoria profesional ha ascendido mete貿ricamente y es el tenista profesional m謾s joven que ha ganado los cuatro t鉚tulos de Grand Slam.<br />Su historia empieza en la isla de Mallorca, donde la familia Nadal ha vivido durante generaciones. Entrenado por su t鉚o Toni desde que ten鉚a 4 a帽os, educado por sus padres en la modestia y el respeto, Rafa ha conseguido la inusual haza帽a de ser una persona sencilla, laboriosa y amable, y un ejemplo de conducta en todos los aspectos de la vida.
At the Line Pickleball: The Winning Doubles Pickleball Strategy
by Joe Baker

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 05, 2017

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<p>Would you like to learn the winning strategy used by all of the top pickleball players? Look no further than this shot-by-shot guide that will take you through every phase of the game, showing you the highest percentage shot for about every playing situation. Players at all levels can benefit from this well illustrated and easy-to-understand strategy guide.</p><br /><br /> <p>Author Joe Baker鈥檚 videos on pickleball strategy have been watched by hundreds of thousands of fans. In collaboration with top players and coaches in the sport, he is now sharing the techniques and strategies in this guide.</p><br /><br /> <p>Baker also covers topics like court coverage teamwork and communication, dinking targets, the pitfalls of too much aggression, ball striking technique, and his winning philosophy. Diagrams make the information easy to follow.</p><br /><br /><p>Advanced pickleball strategy is not obvious and as a consequence, most players never reach their potential. Not understanding the best strategy is often what keeps a good recreational player from becoming a tournament player. This book can help you avoid common mistakes and help speed your way to playing high-percentage pickleball. Quizzes at the end of each chapter test your knowledge of the material and help you process the advice.</p>
La gu鉚a definitiva - Entrenar con pesas para tenis (Spanish Edit...
by Rob Price

Language

Spanish

Pages

169

Publication Date

April 17, 2012

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La gu鉚a definitiva, Entrenar con pesas para tenis es la gu鉚a de entrenamiento m謾s completa y actualizada espec鉚fica para deportes en el mundo hoy en d鉚a. Contiene descripciones y fotograf鉚as de casi 100 de los ejercicios m謾s efectivos de entrenamiento con pesas, flexibilidad y abdominales usados por atletas en todo el mundo. Este libro presenta programas de entrenamiento con pesas espec鉚ficos para tenis que puede usar a lo largo de todo el a帽o para mejorar su desempe帽o y obtener resultados. <br /><br />Este libro har謾 que aumente su fuerza, agilidad y resistencia haciendo posible reveses, derechas y saques m謾s poderosos y precisos. Al seguir este programa los jugadores de tenis de todos los niveles llegar謾n con fuerza hasta el punto final del encuentro.<br /><br />Tanto principiantes como atletas avanzados y los que entrenan con pesas pueden seguir el libro y utilizar sus programas. Miles de atletas a lo largo del mundo, desde atletas recreacionales hasta profesionales, disfrutan los beneficios de 茅ste libro y de sus t茅cnicas, y 隆ahora usted tambi茅n puede hacerlo!
Rafa
by , John Carlin

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

August 23, 2011

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<br />What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? <br /><br />Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. <br /><br />It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.<br /><br />Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career.<br /><br />With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. <br /><br />From RAFA:<br /><br />"During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."<br />

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