A Comprehensive Survival Guide to Becoming a World Class Tennis Parent (or Coach)
Author: Frank Giampaolo
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Tennis Parent's Bible is a comprehensive survival guide to becoming a world class tennis parent or coach. This book opens the door to hundreds of hours of player specific instruction, while saving thousands of dollars, time and anguish. The Tennis Parent's Bible should be required reading for every inspiring player, coach and player. Tennis teaching professionals, academy directors, college coaches and/or high school coaches who have kept current with behavioral sports science will find this book an excellent reference. For tennis industry individuals who have yet to incorporate organizational or behavioral science into their teaching, this book will provide a wealth of new insights into teaching strategies. For parents of beginning recreational players to advanced tournament players, this book will prove an invaluable developmental tennis guide. For those parents currently in the trenches of junior competition this book will help you critique, re-evaluate and direct your child's tennis team. Regardless of the stage of development, The Tennis Parent's Bible will assist you, the tennis parent, in maximizing your child's tennis potential at the quickest rate. The evolutionary state of tennis demands parents be more involved and informed, due to the ever increasing demands of the game. The competition is bigger, faster and stronger. Around the globe, the competition is training more efficiently. The days of raising a talented athlete while being a passive parent are long gone. The Tennis Parent's Bible is essential reading for those interested in developing confident, self-reliant and accomplished children.
How to Train and Play to Avoid Injury and Stay Healthy
Author: Jim Martz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Correct preparation is important in all aspects of life, but if you fail to warm up properly before playing tennis it could land you in the hospital for weeks. Just look how often professional tennis players are getting injured—sometimes bringing an early end to a promising career—and consider that these athletes are in peak physical shape. So just imagine the risk you are putting yourself at when you venture out for your weekly tennis match. With images that illustrate the exercises to accompany the text, Safe Tennis teaches you how to avoid these injuries and how to properly prepare yourself with detailed warm-up plans and exercises that specifically strengthen you for the sport of tennis. This includes stretching exercises that are designed by physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine. You will also learn the correct way to cool down after your match because injuries can arise if you let your body cool too quickly. Without the worry of nagging injuries, your time on the court will be that much more enjoyable. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
We all know that mental toughness and emotional resolve are critical skill sets in competition. The Soft Science of Tennis is specially designed to improve the seemingly mysterious software skills. With this groundbreaking book, the athlete will realize an exceptional culture, stronger communication techniques, and a deeper connection. The Soft Science of Tennis helps players, parents, and coaches to identify individual personality profiles and unique cerebral designs to assist them in understanding how the athlete's inborn genetic predispositions affect their behavior on and off the court. Also included is the importance of positive character traits, life skills, and why a healthy moral compass matters. The Soft Science of Tennis dissects how to conquer essential performance anxieties such as overriding negative belief systems, eliminating internal judgment, and building coachable athletes. Rounding out this book, are several chapters, favored by high IQ coaches around the world, uniquely focused on how to change fixed mindsets, managing fear and risk, and developing confidence and self-esteem. Within these pages, it is my goal to share everything you didn't even know...you needed to know about the soft science of tennis.
Raising Athletic Royalty: Insights To Inspire for a Lifetime presents impactful words, quotes, phrases and illustrative stories designed to lift the spirits of junior athletes as they reinforce the positive life lessons athletics affords. Promising players have their best shot at greatness if they are trained by well-informed parents and coaches. Choosing the correct, optimistic words at the right time motivates, inspires, and contributes to the growth of the player. Raising Athletic Royalty combines the latest sports science discoveries and neuroscience personality profiling along with personal lessons that motivate belief, confidence and passion. In modern sports science, customizing a developmental plan begins with understanding the athlete's individual brain and body type. Raising Athletic Royalty goes beyond conventional means and gently nudges parents into the modern world of sports psychology. Understanding your child's genetic proficiencies and deficiencies will help accelerate the learning curve. Raising Athletic Royalty captures the spirit and language that every child needs to hear- the script for success and happiness on and off the playing fields. It is no accident that certain athletes become great, while the majority of athletes, some with even more natural talent, remain average at best. Whatever the sport, the days of raising a world class athlete by being a passive parent are long gone. Hobbyist parents raise hobbyist athletes. Experts agree that the 'one size fits all' training methodology is obsolete. Raising Athletic Royalty will truly enlighten and liberate parents and coaches with these exciting insights and principles.
When Ketzel WeinrachÕs beloved brother Potsie goes missing in Las Vegas, she not only must try to find him, she must confront her familyÕs shady history and their ties to the legendary Jewish mob, Murder, Inc., as well as her troubling relationship to her cousin Perry (who runs a strip club on the outskirts of Vegas), her long and apparently not-so-loving marriage to her recently departed husband Morty Tittelman (a self-styled professor of dirty jokes and erotic folklore), and her own failed career as a stand-up comic.
In the world of high performance sports, successful athletes need both customized hardware (Mechanics & Athleticism) as well as pre-set software (Mental & Emotional) skills to thrive in competition. Emotional Aptitude in Sports takes a deeper look into the emotional dominance every athlete seeks. Under developed emotional skill sets impede athletic progression, regardless of technical, mental or athletic skill sets. This book is an "In the trenches" guide to achieving the internal calmness during the heat of battle that's found inside champions.
Getting Money Without Being Taken for a (full) Ride
Author: Dion Wheeler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Family & Relationships
Discusses financial aid available for student-athletes, explains the college recruiting process, and includes contact information for colleges and universities that offer scholarships based on athletic ability.
In its depth of vision and omnidirectional grasp of the rhythms and textures of modern life. A Smuggler's Bible marked the debut of one of contemporary fiction's most compelling and original authors. Upon its first publication in 1966, it drew a chorus of critical acclaim and comparisons to William Gaddis's The Recognitions and Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano. Used once upon a time to convey contraband, the familiar hollowed-out bible reappears transformed as a metaphor for the earnest attempt, perhaps futile, by David Brooke to project his life into the lives of those who have affected him to varying degrees of residual puzzlement, fascination, profit, frustration, and damage. These people -- a reserved English bookseller in Brooklyn Heights, the bizarre tenants of a Manhattan rooming house, his mother on a day of haunting insight, a mercurial and narcissistic professor of history, and finally his own father confronting death -- are the subject of David's vaunted "projections," the eight pseudo-autobiographical manuscripts he has written, now housed safely aboard a transatlantic liner on their way to a mysterious old man in London. David is the reader of his life, and as he broods over the stories, attempting to conjure his identity from its disjointed parts, yet another voice intercedes, a cunning interlocutor who alternately guides and thwarts his attempts to find a pattern of meaning in the profuse details of life. Book jacket.
Inspired by a true story, A Lynching in the Bible Belt is an interraccial love story intertwined with a young lawyer's pursuit of justice against a wealthy white supremacist, who, in the guise of Christianity and under distortions of scripture, espouses racism and contempt for "race mixing" and incites a member of his religious fellowship to lynch an African-American high school student and his white girlfriend. Subplots include how the young lawyer gains strength and courage from his upbringing, from his best friend from childhood, and from the woman he loves, and stands up to prejudice after having lived with guilt over his own silence when confronted with prejudice in the past. The story explores the institutional prejudice that still prevades the field of law, how tolerance and racism are both passed on in families from one generation to the next, and the problems of interracial romance in the face of family prejudice. Ultimately, however, the story is about friendship, love, courage, and how they triumph over prejudice. A Lynching in the Bible Belt includes much courtroom drama, including, for sake of accuracy and authenticity, actual legal cases and principles of law, drawing from the author's experience as a trial lawyer.
From amazing to zany, this exceptional array of Bible trivia covers the entire spectrum. Friends and family of all ages will enjoy countless hours of fun-filled learning that will fascinate both new believers and old saints.
Insider advice on finding the most entertaining and enriching attractions for kids in Houston, Texas. Includes information on hotels, restaurants, and shopping destinations, as well as monuments, museums, and places of historical significance, such as NASA's Mission Control Center.