Coaching For Life: A Guide to Playing, Thinking and Being the Best You Can Be

Coaching For Life: A Guide to Playing, Thinking and Being the Best You Can Be

by Paul Annacone


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Coaching for Life is an autobiographic journey into the mind and heart of a remarkable man. In his own well-chosen words Coach Annacone describes his life as player, coach and the friend of many who love and work in the field of tennis. This exceptional story is full of anecdotes and exciting passages of dynamic play and deep concentration from Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, to name only two of the many intimate portraits revealed here. In the words of Paul Annacone:

Coaching for Life is not about the sport of tennis as much as it is a process-oriented journey based on the sport of tennis. It is the life I have lived, and the front row seat from which I have watched some of the greatest players compete on the most majestic courts in the world. But it is also something that can be applied to our own day-to-day life.”

In this revelatory book tennis becomes the perfect metaphor for life. In explaining how to play with perseverance, rather than luck, Coach Annacone speaks for all of us--students, teachers, business pros, homemakers, parents, journeymen and women of all kinds, knowledge seekers and athletes on the cutting edge of their chosen game, whatever that game may be.

Aristotle once said it this way---“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

We can always do better but it is best to do our best, says the author of this clear and positive paradigm for playing, living and being yourself at your best.

The champion’s way as clarified by the world greats of tennis always comes down to the basic truth of the following universal Annacone principles:

--Work not only hard but smart

--Commit and refine your process

--Prepare for and accept adversity

--Strengthen your game and see it clearly

--Take pride in your resilience and reap the reward

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633843820
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 07/03/2017
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 573,132
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

As commentator on the Tennis Channel, as life and sports coach, as memoir writer, Paul Annacone is in a class all by himself. He draws on more than thirty years experience, starting out as a top 100 tennis player and becoming, in time, one of the greatest coaches in the field. He has helped such greats as Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Tim Henman, Sloane Stephens, and many others.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword: Pete Sampras

Introduction: Nick Bollittieri

Notes of a Coach: Paul Annacone

Chapter 1: The Dream

Chapter 2: Lesson Learned

Chapter 3: The Power of Belief

Chapter 4: The Spirit of Belief

Chapter 5: Eight Steps to Success

Chapter 6: From the Bottom Up

Chapter 7: Hot Shots

Chapter 8: Moving Forward Without Stress

Chapter 9: Great Expectations

Chapter 10: Unreasonable Expectations

Chapter 11: The Magician and the Mechanic

Chapter 12: Maximizing you Potential

Chapter 13: What is the Big Picture

Chapter 14: How to Banish a Negative Sense of Inevitability

Chapter 15: How to Keep a Positive Sense of Inevitability

Chapter 16: My Daily Planner

Chapter 17: Luck

Chapter 18: My Brother the Coach

Chapter 19: Manage Your Environment

Chapter 20: The Ultimate Challenge



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