Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert audiobook

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

By Brad Gilbert and Steve Jamison
Read by Charles Constant

Tantor Audio 9780671884000
8.50 Hours Unabridged
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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 up Six reasons why you should never serve first How to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponents How to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping away How 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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Summary

Summary

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 up
  • Six reasons why you should never serve first
  • How to beat a lefty, a retriever, a serve-volley player, and other troublesome opponents
  • How to keep a lead or stop a match from slipping away
  • How 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
"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
"Winning Ugly is great. These are pro tactics that will improve a recreational player’s game fast. Winning Ugly teaches how to play better tennis and is very entertaining.” Pete Sampras

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Author

Author Bio: Brad Gilbert

Author Bio: Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert, a former professional tennis player, has coached tennis stars Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. The recipient of an Olympic Bronze Medal, he has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, including the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame and the Marblehead Boosters Hall of Fame. Gilbert currently works as a tennis analyst for ESPN and is also coauthor of I’ve Got Your Back: Coaching Top Performers from Center Court to the Corner Office. He lives in San Rafael, California, with his wife and their three children.

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Author Bio: Steve Jamison

Author Bio: Steve Jamison

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. He has collaborated with Wooden on five books, and he was executive producer of the award-winning PBS television special Wooden: Values, Victory, and Peace of Mind. A popular guest columnist and lecturer, Jamison is also coauthor of Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 8.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English