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.
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"Despite being published in the 1990s, this book remains relevant. It's not a memoir of former professional tennis player Brad Gilbert's life. Rather, it offers practical tips, advice, and suggestions on playing golf that are as applicable to club players as they are to those on the professional tour. Charles Constant's narration is clear. His voice rises when an emotional anecdote calls for it and remains steady when he offers the listener one of Gilbert's many pieces of advice in list form. Gilbert covers the game exhaustively--from mental preparation to choosing which approach to take against certain types of players. Constant's narration is as reliable as the repetitive thumps of a tennis ball volleyed in a big match. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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