More about John F. Murray, PhD. and his new book


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)

Edition: 1

ISBN-10: 0787943800

ISBN-13: 9780787943806

Dimensions: 4.96 x 6.77 x 0.87 inches

Shipping Weight: 0.53 lbs

Available at major bookstores and online at and other stores.


Book Description

“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





Author: diannegsagan

Dianne G. Sagan has written over 25 books and more than 300 articles in her 20 years as a ghostwriter and published her own work traditionally and indie. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She's an experienced speaker at writers' conferences in the region and an experienced facilitator for writers classes and workshops.

4 thoughts on “More about John F. Murray, PhD. and his new book

  1. I’m totally unathletic, but this man’s writing sounds interesting even to someone like me.

  2. I know where to go if I’m ever able to play tennis. Thanks for sharing the information about John’s book with us.


  3. 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!
    Denise Cassino

  4. 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.

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