The Mind-Body Problem

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic, who is a former professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of world no. 8 and founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.

This conversation gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one?s true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the psychology of professional tennis that resonates with all of us.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Giving Your All, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. On Nietzsche and Tennis - The dangers of too much perspective
II. Lost Opportunities - Reflections on vacuous press conferences
III. Commitment - More than just the hours
IV. Breaking Through - Leaving nothing back
V. Tennis as a Team Sport - Davis Cup and doubles
VI. Achieving Potential - Coaching and talent
VII. Winner Take All? - Spreading the wealth?or not?

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Book details

Publication date
September 30, 2020
File size
1 MB