Winning Ugly

Winning Ugly

Mental Warfare in Tennis - Lessons from a Master

By Brad Gilbert; Steve Jamison; Charles Constant (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452613703

Publication Date: June 3, 2013

Description
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 gamesmanshipWinning 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.


About the Author
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 America's foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Jamison is a consultant to the UCLA Anderson Scool of Business John Wooden Global Leadership Program. He has collaborated with Coach Wooden on an award-winning PBS presentation as well as several books, including the classic book on teaching and mentoring, "Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections".

Actor Charles Constant's professional storytelling career began at the age of thirteen, when he became an Actors' Equity Association apprentice. After training in Chicago and London, he went on to appear onstage in theaters across the country. Charles lives in Los Angeles.