Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis-Lessons from a Master

Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis-Lessons from a Master

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By (author) Brad Gilbert, By (author) Steve Jamison, Narrator Charles Constant

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 3 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 145266370X
  • ISBN 13: 9781452663708
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,185,900

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He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the Tour's biggest names--all by playing his "ugly" game. Now, in "Winning Ugly," Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes. The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player--to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means outthinking opponents before, during, and after a match; forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert's unconventional advice includes: How to identify the seven "Hidden Ad Points," and what to do when they come upSix reasons why you should never serve firstHow to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponentsHow to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping awayHow to handle psyching and gamesmanship"Winning Ugly" is an invaluable combat manual for the court, and its tips include "some real gems," according to "Tennis" magazine. Ultimately, "Winning Ugly" will help you beat players who have been beating you.

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Brad Gilbert, a former professional tennis player, has coached tennis stars Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. He is also coauthor of "I've Got Your Back: Coaching Top Performers from Center Court to the Corner Office." Steve Jamison is a bestselling author and America's preeminent authority on the leadership philosophy of UCLA's legendary coach John Wooden, whose basketball dynasty won ten March Madness national championships. Charles Constant has trained in Chicago and London, and has appeared onstage in theaters across the country. Now living in Los Angeles, he can occasionally be seen on television and in film.

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"Winning Ugly explains Brad's formula for a winning tennis game. He understands the mental part of tennis better than anyone I have ever met. Brad helped me improve my game and I believe he can improve yours." ---Andre Agassi