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A reference book filled with ideas, techniques, and quotations and stories from more than 50 tennis greats and celebrities.

DE. A reference book filled with ideas, techniques, and quotations and stories from more than 50 tennis greats and celebrities. Learn about the importance of etiquette and the proper mind-set, which will help anyone achieve their fullest potential as a player and reshape their life forever. The Zen of Tennis: A Winning Way of Life EAN 9780967979687 93. 0 руб.

Zen Tennis is a tennis program that incorporates elements of yoga . How often have we felt in life that people don’t understand the real me, or don’t know who I am inside.

Zen Tennis is a tennis program that incorporates elements of yoga, mindfulness, martial arts and sport psychology to build. His books resonated with me many years ago, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior being the first. s & RecreationSports & Fitness InstructionCoachZen TennisPosts. English (US) · Español · Português (Brasil) · Français (France) · Deutsch. Well, Julian Baggini wants to challenge the notion of a real you in his Ted Talk.

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This is a reference book filled with ideas and techniques including quotes and stories from over 50 tennis greats and celebrities. Release Date: January 2002. Publisher: Koran, Nancy. Weight: . 0 lbs. Dimensions: . " x . ". You Might Also Enjoy.

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Source(s): Koran, Nancy. Subtitle: "A Winning Way of Life". it's like the way people laugh when a tennis ball gets stuck in the net. Illustrations by Carl Anders Aabo.

A reference book filled with ideas, techniques, and quotations and stories from more than 50 tennis greats and celebrities. Learn about the importance of etiquette and the proper mind-set, which will help anyone achieve their fullest potential as a player and reshape their life forever.
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This book seems to have gleaned a perfect review rating and while I don't like ruining it's streak, I must protest. I was looking forward to reading this book so much. It seemed promising as I have been searching for a book about the deeper aspects of the game and how they parlay into ones overall quality of life. But I was incredibly disappointed to find out that it's more like an outdated How To guide and sad Q&A for yokels going to the country club and people who aren't familiar with using the Google machine than it is anything deep and resembling self improvement, especially for the player. Anything in The Zen of Tennis can be found easily online from a variety of trusted and much more contemporary sources. How can this book be from this century when it reads like its from the 80s and the cartoons are perhaps from Weimar-era 30s. There is a stark use of unfunny snobbery in the content and imagery; I know they are cartoons, but there's always a grain of truth even in humor. They just reminded me of dirty cocktail napkins from the 70s. NOT at all what I'd equate to a classy game and it doesn't help that they are all over the book.

I couldn't believe what I was reading at times. The examples of what is proper etiquette and what's not are ludicrous. If you don't know to cease play when your opponent bends over to tie their shoe and think you are entitled to aces while they're crouched over, you have a problem and might not even be mentally sound. Anyway, just go to Wikipedia and read the rules, then come back and try again. But you don't need this book! Or, if you don't know what to wear, definitely don't read this book or you'll end up looking like Regis Philbin in 1992 in all whites with knee socks and short-shorts. And in the book it actually has a part in the Q&A about "can I wear my regular panties or do I need tennis panties?" Seriously? Again, if you need to ask about things like underpants, don't get this book. Just go online and visit a storefront which sells tennis gear - see what we're wearing out there, and watch tennis and see what dudes like Ferrer and Nadal are wearing, and what girls like Azarenka and Schiavone are wearing, and you'll be fine.

Anyway, besides the set up and let down of the content and corny cartoons, the main and underlying problem with this book is that it's sadly outdated. Things have changed and it's not all for the worse. It's not all about whites anymore unless you're playing Wimbledon or at snooty, expensive clubs which this author seems to suggest we all play at, and that tennis is still a rich, white sport (thanks, but I don't want to play at the clubs the author describes). I resent that as I've never paid an entrance fee and still manage to play with amazing people at beautiful public courts. You just need a good racket, some balls, and some good people to play with. At the end of the day, tennis is a game of respect and etiquette, and it is as much mental as it is physical. I do live my life by the same guidelines that I approach the game with, but I will keep looking for a book which has more to offer in the way of personal development and respect for the game.

The two stars are for the parts of the book contributed by former tennis greats. There are some redeeming qualities of this book found in the insights they offer but that's only a shred of the overall work.
Aver
The title of this book is misleading. There is little, if any, meaningful Zen in this book. The title might more accurately have been "The Etiquette of Tennis". An example of a book that is truly infused with principles of Zen, such as staying in the moment and not being caught up in the past or future, is "The Best Tennis of Your Life" by Jeff Greenwald. That book is an example of a meaningful understanding and incorporation principles of Zen into tennis.
LadyShlak
Boring
Kefym
The use of the word ZEN in the title confuses the issue. We are looking for a book with tips about applying Zen principles to our tennis game. THE IS NOT THE BOOK! It is cute, gives some encouraging advice but certainly not helpful with suggestions and lessons that teach relaxation. Nothing personal - just not worth the purchase.

Willie
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I just finished this book, and I have to say, I'm rather impressed with the wealth of information presented. Yes, the one reviewer who said that included in the book are some basic things like "bring extra balls", but you know, anyone who plays tennis knows that there are plenty of people who really need this simple "common sense" fact pointed out to them.

However, there's a LOT more than "simple common sense" in this book - the author clearly knows her stuff, and she's also brought together essentially a who's who of tennis stars to share their wisdom. Stuff like how to avoid feeling rushed and how to tactfully slow down an opponent is priceless. As someone who plays a bit slow, I got my money's worth on that one tip.

Lastly, the book is a fun read. You can open it to any page and get something out of it. Rather useful in a book like this.
Gavinranara
I began this book thinking that I would learn all about how I could beat my mom at Tennis, but by the end of the book I learned much more. I learned that technique and practice is important but also having an optimistic outlook and good etitique is too. I learned how to be a classier person and how when I lose or win what to say to the other person and also to myself. Additionally, it was the positivity in my game that helped me beat my mom for the first time ever! This book really changed my life, I think more constructively and encouraging than I ever have and recommend it for people who want to change not only their thoughts on the Tennis Court but also for people who want to change the way they think about everything!
Siramath
I have been playing tennis all my life but never considered the nuances of the sport and the total effect it had on my life. I read this book before a match and it helped me to focus on what is important about my playing, besides the winning and competing, how it is the shared experience of both of us or the four of us trying to be considerate and polite, yet still trying to win. I am a more relaxed player and person now that I know the unwritten rules of the game.
Zen is a state of mind and playing tennis, if well played, brings us to another state of mind. A winning way of life is really a good title for this book. I was surprised to see how much the etiquette spoke in this book can apply to any area of our lives. Presented in humurous, entertaining and original way, this book expose all the different aspects around and on the tennis court.

I also enjoyed the collective of the short presentations from the tennis greats.

Great gift for all beginners and those who have been playing for a long time but never got any answers about very basic questions on the etiquette of tennis.
The Zen of Tennis: A Winning Way of Life ebook
Author:
Nancy Koran
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