I recommend Dr. John F. Murray’s new book:
Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game
(Smart Sport Series)
Media: Paperback Book, 272 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass (March 03, 1999)
Dimensions: 4.96 x 6.77 x 0.87 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.53 lbs
Available at major bookstores and online at Amazon.com and other stores.
“The game with yourself is often tougher than the battle against any opponent.
Smart Tennis shows you how to win the inner match while having fun along the
–Lindsay Davenport, world’s #1 ranked player for 1998
Become a More Competent-and Confident-Tennis Player – Smart Tennis is the
secret weapon that tucks right into your tennis bag. Apply these proven
principles of sport psychology to your game and gain a winning advantage both
on and off the courts.
“Smart Tennis is a must for players at all levels-from beginners to Wimbledon
champions! An outstanding book for understanding and improving your mental
–Vic Braden, tennis telecaster and researcher
“If you ever want to use the title of this book to describe how you played your last
match, then Smart Tennis is for you.”
–David Higdon, senior writer, Tennis Magazine
“This is an excellent book of psychological skills that can be immediately applied
on the tennis court.”–E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., Administration of Sports
Science, United States Tennis Association
November 18, 2008 at 10:37 pm
I’m totally unathletic, but this man’s writing sounds interesting even to someone like me.
November 20, 2008 at 1:17 am
I know where to go if I’m ever able to play tennis. Thanks for sharing the information about John’s book with us.
November 20, 2008 at 2:57 am
This book is so much more than tennis – life is a mental game and we all need to know how to play it! Good book, John!
November 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm
As Denise wrote, I think tennis is just one aspect. This book appears to be more of a ‘get up and go’ motivational tipster book and tennis can be replaced with almost anything else in our life we stagnate on.