Book Review – The Inner Game of Tennis

“Tennis?” you’re muttering. “Tennis?! What does tennis have to do with psionics?”

And, of course, the answer is: “Not much.”

However, The Inner Game of Tennis is more about how you use your mind than about how to perform a perfect serve or how to hit the ball across the net by whapping it with a racket.

It’s about dealing with the chattering in your head, and the self-doubt and self-sabotage, fear of success/failure, and useful forms of concentration.

Aha! Now you see why this would be a good book to read, if you are interested in psionics. There are several other spin-offs such as The Inner Game of Golf and The Inner Game of Music. For our purposes, it doesn’t really matter which one or ones you read, unless you also play golf or the guitar. The original Tennis is easy to get, in just about any format you like.

Title: The Inner Game of Tennis
Author: W. Timothy Gallway
Publisher: Bantam Books paperback, Toronto
Year: 1988
ISBN 0-553-27372-8

The original hard-cover edition was published in 1974 by Random House (presumably in New York), and there’s a Kindle edition, now.

Short version: read this book.

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