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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The Inner Game of Tennis – The Inner Game

Apr 28, Sid rated it really liked it. They must be perceived clearly. Ever see a iner inch up on its prey? Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to ti Quotes: Only by competing with you does he in fact cooperate!

It’s primary thrust is to help the reader learn to apply some basic principle of non-judgment and focus to thei This book is a classic — if you play tennis it’s a must read.

Not the same as a weak forehand, but it’s worth a shot. Great simple concepts of visualizing your success on the field or court. Aug 06, Kaa rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 06, Gwen Skrzat added it.

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

Whether you play tennis or other sports or no sports at all, this book will relate to at least one thing in your life. Views Read Edit View history. Trivia About The Inner Game of Jun 21, Ryan rated it liked it Recommended to Ryan by: There are techniques described in Gallwey’s book, incl. This is a book that needs to be absorbed over time, then put aside while you contemplate its messages and let them grow, before once more picking it back up and solidifying wh I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is.


I would recommend this book to anyone gallweh has ever struggled to experience the true joy gallwye comes with playing sports. There are techniques d A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel. I find it entirely fascinating how confusing these topics can be to the intellectual mind before it finally clicks and everything seems so obvious you cannot fathom how concepts like “letting go” and “non-judgement” didn’t really mean anything to you before.

Other books in the series. It is not trying to force focus, nor does it mean thinking hard timotgy something. This book isn’t just about tennls, it’s about learning to do anything more naturally. Even if you don’t play tennis or even sports in general, this book and its principles of letting go of mistakes and moving forward with knowledge and experience but not self-judgment are wonderfully helpful in this grand game we call life. I am not a tennis player.

Timothy Gallwey – Wikipedia

Reaching the goal itself may not be as valuable as the experience that can come in making inne supreme effort to overcome the obstacles involved. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies.


In true competition no person is defeated. Pointing to the blatant cruelties and limitations involved in a cultural pattern which tends to value only the winner and ignore even the positive qualities of gallweu mediocre, they vehemently criticize competition.

The Inner Game of Tennis Quotes

But when your attention is on the here and now, the actions which need to be done in the present have their best chance of being successfully accomplished, and as a result the future will become the best possible present.

Nonetheless, few people are ever satisfied with what is before etnnis at the moment. Then is your opponent a friend or an enemy?

Learn to let go of the ego, and trust the body we are born with, that is the tug-o-war with ourselves, and also what Gallwey describes as the Inner Game. When the mind is fastened to the rhythm of breathing, it tends to become absorbed and calm.

Most of our suffering takes place when we allow our minds to imagine the future or mull over the past.