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Best Tennis Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Tennis books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance (1997)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionWith more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions• find the state of “relaxed…
Author(s): W. Timothy Gallwey , Zach Kleiman, et al.

2. It’s Not My Fault: 150 Hilarious Excuses Every Tennis Player Should Know (2018)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionIn It’s Not My Fault, author Joshua Shifrin helps tennis players make sense of their most monumental losses on the court. The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful loss with “My opponent was a pusher . . . I can’t play against pushers.” Or after a bad shot, tennis gurus might try to get out of dodge by uttering, “There was a leaf on the court and I couldn’t concentrate.”Shifrin has crafted 150 funny—but all-too-real—excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include: Whether you want to…
Author(s): Joshua Shifrin, Peter Bodo

3. Absolute Tennis: The Best And Next Way To Play The Game (2017)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionAbsolute Tennis is thorough and comprehensive guide to improving your tennis. In this insightful and visually engaging book, Marty Smith, an NCAA Division I Southern Conference Champion and long-time Director of Tennis at the New York Athletic Club, shares his extensive knowledge of tennis technique, strategy, psychology and fitness in easy to understand language. His meticulous explanations of the strokes, coupled with narrated individual and sequenced photos of the world's best players, will help you develop powerful and consistent swings, play with more confidence and win…
Author(s): Marty Smith, Fred Stolle

4. Tennis Strategy: How To Beat Any Style Player – Quick-Fix Book (2015)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionNote: This book was revised and updated with the most current statistical analytics (IBM) on winning patterns of play, targets, and how beat any style player tactics in 2018.This (quick-fix) book gives you the tactics and mental philosophy to beat any style player, singles or doubles. The tips are pointed, cut right to the chase, are in layman’s terms and summarized into powerful bullet point sections for (instant access). The book is the culmination of 38 years coaching, 50,000 hours on-court experience, years of seeking uncommon knowledge, and decades of creating the most (efficient and effective) methods to help…
Author(s): Grant Grinnell

5. Tennis Anatomy (2011)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionTennis Anatomy brings the game to life with over 194 full-color anatomical illustrations depicting strokes and movements, strengthening exercises and injury-prevention exercises. The 72 step-by-step exercises are arranged anatomically for shoulders, arms and wrists, chest, back, core and legs, with explanations of how each affects performance. Authors Paul Roetert, PhD, and Mark Kovacs, PhD have both have had long tenures with the USTA. Original….
Author(s): Roetert, E. Paul, Ph.D., Mark S. Kovacs

6. Tennis Partner, The (2011)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionAn unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for StoneWhen Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other. This friendship between doctor and intern grows…
Author(s): Abraham Verghese

7. Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis–Lessons from a Master (1994)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionThe tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents.A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such…
Author(s): Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison

8. The Art of Doubles: Winning Tennis Strategies and Drills (2007)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionWhether you’re trying to improve your doubles game or are just getting started playing tennis with a partner, The Art of Doubles is the book for you. Author is your personal coach, guiding and encouraging you and your partner to play winning tennis by showing you how to: The book also includes detailed court diagrams that show you how to execute offense, defense, and tactical plays; checklists that summarize the most important points of each chapter; and on-court drills to help you improve and refine your skills. The Art of Doubles is loaded with practical, proven tennis strategies…
Author(s): Pat Blaskower

9. Tennis For Dummies (1998)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionTennis is a sport for a lifetime. It really is a game that you can enjoy long-term, both as a player and a spectator. Played all over the world on surfaces ranging from concrete to clay the game of tennis is exciting to watch and even more fun to play. Whether you’re an adult looking for a new challenge or a parent starting your kids off, Tennis For Dummies provides a terrific introduction to the sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, if you who want to start playing the game of tennis, but don’t have the motivation or information to do so,…
Author(s): Patrick McEnroe , Peter Bodo, et al.

10. How to Play Tennis: The Complete Guide to the Rules of Tennis, Tennis Scoring, Tennis Grips and Strokes, and Tennis Tips for Singles & Doubles (2014)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionIf you’re new to the game of tennis, and want to go from Neophyte to Know-It-All, then this book is for you! Tennis is a challenging and fun game, both mentally and physically. It is popular with women and men, and can be played by small children and retirees alike at varying levels of competitiveness. If you’ve just recently begun playing, you may find the sport a bit disorienting, especially when it comes to serving accurately and controlling your shots. This book will help you understand the basics of how to play tennis, and it will also help you dial in some…
Author(s): Margie Gallagher

11. Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play (1996)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionMatch point. Your opponent hits a deep-sliced approach shot to your backhand. To neutralize this attack and regain control of the point, you retaliate with a crosscourt passing shot, low with topspin. Your opponent is forced to return a weak volley to the open court, and you win the point with a passing shot down the line. Game, set, and match.This is just one of the many winning strategies you'll find in Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play. It's the first book to break down what shots to make and when to make them. You'll learn how to plan your shot selection in competition and put yourself in the…
Author(s): United States Tennis Association

12. The Mind of a Tennis Player: A Guide to the Mental Side of the Game (2016)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionThe Mind of a Tennis Player is the book every tennis player needs to effectively cope with the fears and anxieties associated with competition. Pulling from over four decades of experience as a competitive tennis player and teaching professional, author Steve Brady discusses the mental game of tennis and how to overcome issues with confidence, tension, and fear. Chapters include “What Tennis Is Really All About,” “When Faced with Adversity,” and “Implementing Five Simple Concentration Keys,” and explore practical tips and strategies to help you overcome the stress and pressures of the sport and…
Author(s): Brady, MS Ed, Steve

13. The Great Book of Tennis: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories (Sports Trivia) (Volume 6) (2018)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionThe remarkable achievement of Roger Federer winning the Australian Open to record his 20th Grand Slam Singles Title has increased the profile of tennis even further. These days, tennis has massive television and media coverage. It is hard to accept that the roots of the game were probably in French monasteries many centuries ago. It has come a long way.Tennis was one of the bastions of amateur sport but that in itself restricted the players who possibly had the time or money to compete regularly. It is half a century since the Open Era changed that but this book tells the story of the early…
Author(s): Bill O’Neill

14. Developing High Performance Tennis Players: A guide for coaches, players, parents and anyone who wants to know what it takes to be the best (2013)

 Best Tennis Books Worth Your AttentionThis book is an attempt to answer the questions that author Edgar Giffenig has pondered most of his life: What does it take to be a great tennis player and what is the most effective way to train? It is a summary of 40 years in competitive tennis as a high performance player and coach of elite athletes. Within its pages you will find a player development system that guides coaches, players and parents through the intricacies of high performance tennis training. It provides an in-depth analysis and explanation of every important aspect of the game and presents a clear and…
Author(s): Edgar Giffenig

Best Tennis Books Worth Your Attention

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The Golden Era: the Extraordinary Two Decades When Australians Ruled the Tennis World

Author(s): Laver, Rod;Writer, Larry
ID: 2712912, Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 2020;2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story

Author(s): Murray, Judy
ID: 2728259, Publisher: Penguin Random House, Year: 2020;2017, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

A People's History of Tennis

Author(s): David Berry
ID: 2534024, Publisher: Pluto Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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