Best Tennis Coaching Books
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1. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Author: by W. Timothy Gallwey
Master your game from the inside out! 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 focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions find the state of relaxed concentration that allows you to play at your best build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match playWhether 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.
Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis 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.
2. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bob Anderson
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3 million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage (“tech neck), and for people using computers.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled Stretches for the Digital World, with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
3. Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis–Lessons from a Master
Author: by Brad Gilbert
Touchstone (May 31, 1994)
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.
A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including some real gems (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. 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.
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.
4. Successful Coaching
Author: by Rainer Martens
As America’s best-selling coaching text, Successful Coaching has helped over a million coaches develop their coaching philosophies; improve their communication, teaching, and management skills; and understand their responsibilities as a coach. The updated fourth edition of Successful Coaching offers students as well as new and veteran coaches a comprehensive guide to every aspect of coaching.
Written by Rainer Martens, a respected and renowned sport pyschologist, longtime coach, and lifelong competitive athlete, Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, details the principles, knowledge, and skills that will help coaches build a foundation for their decisions and actions. Working through the text, coaches will define their philosophy, identify their objectives, and determine their coaching style.
Next, coaches will learn how to become skilled communicators and motivators by applying psychological principles and recommendations for positive management of athletes’ behavior. Knowing the skills required for each sport is as important as knowing how to teach and shape those skills.
5. Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Author: by Gary Mack
June 24, 2002
Praise for Mind Gym”Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary’s lessons and David’s writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game.”-Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain”Mind Gym hits a home run.
If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book.”-Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP”I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it.
Gary has important lessons to teach, and you’ll find the exercises fun and beneficial.”-Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winnerIn Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so.
Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes-many of whom he has worked with-you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental “muscle.” Mind Gym will give you the “head edge” over the competition.
6. Master Your Tennis Game: 50 Mental Strategies and Tactics
Author: by Ken DeHart
Get the advantagemental strategies for acing tennis. Get your head in the game. Master Your Tennis Game serves up quick mental techniques, tactics, and tips for boosting your overall performance and beating your opponents. Train your brain and be the best tennis player you can be.
Concise, fun, and easy to read, this book offers 50 practical and actionable methods that show you how to stay calm and concentrate during any tennis game. Even if your rival is tough competition, outsmart them with these targeted mental approaches.
Master Your Tennis Game includes:Streamlined strategiesFrom choosing your mood music to analyzing your opponent’s play style, apply these easy-to-understand tactics to your tennis game right away. Overpower any opponentFind techniques for beating common play styles, including aggressive baseliner, left-hander, and more.
Popular player profilesFrom Serena Williams to Roger Federer, learn all about your favorite tennis pros (and their strategies, too!. The ball is in your court. Focus your mind and win the match with these highly effective mental strategies for honing your tennis skills.
7. The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
Author: by Jeff Greenwald
Play with Freedom…And Win More! The Best Tennis of Your Life is an inspirational and practical guide that will help players of all levels finally master the mental game. Author Jeff Greenwald draws from his unique background as a world-class player, sports psychology consultant, psychotherapist, and former coach to provides 50 specific tools you can immediately apply in any match situation.
This comprehensive guide will show you how to: Embrace nerves and play even better under pressure Maintain confidence to win more consistently Develop a pin-point focus Access an ideal level of intensity Play with a renewed sense of passion and freedom Why wait any longer to play the best tennis of your life?
Get the mental edge with this invaluable resource and watch your game soar.
8. Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete
Author: by Jill Castle
It’s hard enough keeping up with all the nutritional needs for kids-not to mention actually getting them to actually eat many of these foods. But with athletic kids, there’s even more to pay attention to! So the unfortunate fact is, most young athletes are not eating properly to compete-too many convenient but empty calories that are actually doing them more harm than good.
As a result, these young athletes are losing energy when they should be increasing it, feeling deterred when they should be motivated, and actually decreasing muscle mass when they need it more than ever. Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance.
But how can a parent begin to get their athlete on the right track? Eat Like a Champion, written by a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition, is the must-read resource for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.
9. Complete Conditioning for Tennis (Complete Conditioning for Sports)
Author: by Mark Kovacs
Improve shot power, increase on-court speed and agility, and outlast the opposition with Complete Conditioning for Tennis, the most comprehensive tennis conditioning resource available! The only strength and conditioning resource endorsed by the United States Tennis Association, Complete Conditioning for Tennis details how to maximize your training with exercises, drills, and programs that assess physical strengths and deficiencies, improve footwork and agility, increase speed and quickness, enhance stamina, increase flexibility, reduce recovery time, and prevent common injuries.
Throughout, you will have access to the same recommendations and routines used by today’s top professional players. From increasing the speed and power of your serve and groundstrokes to enhancing on-court agility and stamina, you will be ready to take the court with confidence and endure even the most grueling matches.
Off the court, you’ll learn recovery techniques and preventive exercises for keeping shoulder and elbow injuries at bay. Featuring more than 200 on- and off-court drills and exercises combined with exclusive online access to 56 video clips, Complete Conditioning for Tennis is an essential resource for players, coaches, instructors, and anyone serious about the sport.
10. Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding
Author: by Larry Olmsted
Olmsted opens a window into a psychologically compelling world of passion and purpose. Harvey Araton, author of Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called eye-opening (People), impressive (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and enlightening (Kirkus Reviews).
Now, the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author turns his expertise to a subject that has never been fully explored, delivering a highly entertaining game changer that uses brand-new research to show us why being a sports fan is good for us individually and is a force for positive change in society.
Fans is a passionate reminder of how games, teams, and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives. Citing fascinating new studies on sports fandom, Larry Olmsted makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and physical health is; the more meaningful your relationships are; and the more connected and happier you are.
11. Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
Author: by L. Jon Wertheim
In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory.
So in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn’t a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, “essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennisa festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship.” It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions.
In the tradition of John McPhee’s classic Levels of the Game, Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match.
12. How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness for Kids (Grow Grit Series)
Author: by Kobe Nhin
Mental toughness is the most important life skill we can teach our kids. Follow Will as he shares 5 mental toughness tips where your child will learn how easy it can be to overcome negative self-talk, anxiety, and frustration so that they can succeed!
The best book for raising mentally tough children Give your child the gift of mental toughness at an early age, empowering them with patience, grit, and a perseverance. Empowers your child with the knowledge and skill set to embrace challenges.
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas is based on studies showing that mental toughness can combat bullying and positively impact childrens’ minds. The guide teaches positive self talk skills, encourages visualization, and cultivates intrinsic motivation by goal setting. These same techniques have been used by business leaders and top athletes of the world.
Authors Kobe and Mary Nhin were inspired by the acclaimed works of Angela Duckworth (Grit), Shakti Gawain (Creative Visualization), and Timothy Gallwey (The Inner Game of Tennis) on the power of resilience and willpower in our daily lives. Overcome bullying by developing mental toughness Supports families, educators and children dealing with bullying Teaches mindfulness for kids Helps children face difficult situations with confidence and a strong mind This book will compliment a collection of titles from authors like Laurie Wright (I Can Handle It), Gabi Garcia (I Can Do Hard Things), Esther Cordova (I Can’t Do That Yet), and Niels van Hove (My Strong Mind) Bonus: * Includes a Grit Growth Plan where kids can rate current skills and state goals * Free resources to accompany this book can be found at marynhin.
13. Catching-101: The Complete Guide For Baseball Catchers
Author: by Xan Barksdale
CATCHING-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field.
This book contains information on EVERY aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at almost every level from Little League to professional baseball. A few of the topics covered in CATCHING-101 are: ; Receiving ; Blocking ; Catching Pop Flies ; Throwing ; Fielding Bunts ; Plays at Home Plate ; Drills ; Pitchouts ; Pass Balls/Wild Pitches ; Giving Signals ; And More!
If you have been searching for a source with lots of high quality information about catching, this is the book for you! CATCHING-101 was written by Coach Xan Barksdale who is currently an NCAA Division I baseball coach and an ex-professional baseball player.
14. Tennis Anatomy
Author: by E. Paul Roetert
On its 25th anniversary, relive the legend-stacked, dynasty-packed, most iconic sports year ever with the athletes, teams, and more whose collective influence affected every aspect of a generation of sports and pop culture fansJordan, Shaq, Iverson, Kobe, Gretzky, Tiger, Griffey, Jeter, Tyson, the Cowboys, the Yankees, the Bulls, The Rock, Stone Cold, Kentucky, Florida, Agassi, Graf, the Williams Sisters, Happy Gilmore, Space Jam, the Olympics in Atlanta, Muhammad Ali, the Magnificent Seven and more!
Take a rollicking tour through the sports world of 1996, when debuts, comebacks, movies, and pop culture crossover changed the sports landscape forever. From college to the Olympics to the pros; from the NBA to golf, tennis, and boxing, 1996 was home to athletes and teams who were among the best marketed, most beloved, colorful, and greatest in history.
In 1996: A Biography, sportswriter and author Jon Finkel uncovers the stories behind the stories while interviewing a who’s who of ’96ers to reveal in thrilling detail how their collective influence on sports and pop culture still resonates to this day.
16. Absolute Tennis: The Best And Next Way To Play The Game
Author: by Marty Smith
Absolute Tennis is thorough and comprehensive guide to improving your tennis. In this insightful and visually engaging book, Marty Smith, an NCAA Division I Southern Conference Champion and long-time Director of Tennis at the New York Athletic Club, shares his extensive knowledge of tennis technique, strategy, psychology and fitness in easy to understand language.
His meticulous explanations of the strokes, coupled with narrated individual and sequenced photos of the world’s best players, will help you develop powerful and consistent swings, play with more confidence and win a lot more. A forward thinker, Smith not only discusses the strokes of today, but also the future.
Marty goes through the evolution of the game, and makes a compelling and persuasive case for three unconventional strokes that may become accepted techniques as the game continues to evolve and become faster. Recognizing that tennis is a highly athletic, tactical, and mental game, he also dedicates a large part of the book to the body, singles and doubles strategy and the mind.