Mental Game

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John Yandell
The Inner Game of Tennis
What I Learned from the Inner Game of Tennis: Part 1
What I Learned from the Inner Game of Tennis: Part 2
What I Learned from the Inner Game of Tennis: Part 3
What I Learned from the Inner Game of Tennis: Part 4

Sean Brawley
The Inner Game and the Hero's Journey - NEW
Body Presence
Self 3
The Inner Game Approach to Technique
The Inner Game of Carlos Alcaraz
Bounce Hit
Towards More Effective Teaching
The Inner Game and the Culture of Sports Coaching
The Origins of the Inner Game

Oliver Lingbeek
A New Perspective on Choking
Part 1
Part 2

David Sammel
Locker Room Power: The Ladder of Gain
What is Locker Room Power?

John Sherwood
Crushing the Breaker
The Inside Out Backhand

Damien Lafont
Titans of Teaching Zone Tennis
Does the Zone Exist?
Head Fixation and the Mental Game

Kyle LaCroix
The Loser's Edge

Ben Loeb
Flowing in the Zone
Emotional and Mental Pitfalls
Techniques for Developing Confidence
Self-Acceptance and Confidence

Alistair Higham
An Introduction to the 5 Stages

When Momentum is Totallly With You
When Momentum Is With You
When Momentum Is Neutral
When Momentum is Totally Against You
When Momentum is Against You

Frank Giampaolo
Match Preparation
The Art of Winning
Parental Tennis Blunders

Joey Johnson
The Panic Signal
Resistance and Breakthrough Points

Jeff Greenwald
Walking the Mental Game Talk: Confidence
Walking the Mental Toughness Talk: The Gold Ball
The Mind of the Baseliner—and How to Transform It!
The Opportunity Attack
Integrating the Technical and the Mental Games
Mindfulness: Can You Actually Change Your Brain?
Why Can't I Play the Way I Practice?
Finding Pleasure in Pressure
Overcoming Negative Emotions

Allen Fox
Winning the Mental Match
Overcoming Choking
What is Choking?
The Problem of Finishing
The Reality of Perfectionism
Unrealistic Perfectionism
Reducing Stress
Defense Mechanisms
Why Emotions Can be Counter Productive
Why Do We Want to Win?

Jim Loehr
The Only Way to Win
American Junior Tennis
The Power of Story
The Private Voice
What Our Academy Players Do
Our Academy

Jim Loehr
Our Academy
Evil: Part 1
Evil: Part 2
Evil: Part 3

Jim Loehr
Love the Battle: Rafael Nadal
Love the Battle: Pathways to Performing Under Pressure
The Ideal Performance State
The 16 Second Cure: Part 1
The 16 Second Cure: Part 2
Breathing and the Mental Game
Mastering Your Choking Response
From Positive to Negative
In Your Mind's Eye

Allen Fox
The Role of Optimism in Your Game
The Value of Optimism: Brad Gilbert
The Value of Optimism: Michael Chang
Fixing Stroke Phobias
Replacing Confidence with Discipline
Increasing Confidence
Self Belief
Personal Antagonism Doesn't Pay
Cliff Richey's New Book: Acing Depression
Should We Ban Recreational Drugs?
The Australian Open Final - and Your Game
The Diabolical Scoring System of Tennis
Breaking Down Your Opponent with Attitude
Keep the Goal in Mind
Thoughts on the Agassi Revelations
The Dangers Of Strong Emotions
Establishing Dominance
Choking, Even in the US Open Final
Becoming A Great Competitor
Even Champions Choke
Be Wary of Hidden Fear

Barry Buss
Offense As Defense
Dealing with Bad Line Calls

Keith Hayes
Head Hunting
The Best Tip Ever
Family Tennis
The Look
My Tennis Morning with Johnny Carson
The Anti-Champions
Conversations with Dr. Fox: An Advanced Degree in Tennis Theory

Jeff McCullough
Pathological Losers: My Vic Braden Interview
Rod Laver and The Mean Streak
A Practical Guide to Peak Performance: Part 1
A Practical Guide to Peak Performance: Part 2

John Newcombe
The Two Minds

Craig Kardon
What Is Confidence?

Michael Friedman