More Than Just the Strokes: Personal Best Tennis in Clubland and Beyond

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Tennis is undoubtedly one of the most difficult games to play well. Players participating on a regular basis occasionally have a very good outing, but more often find themselves handicapped by a self-destructive mental game. Playing aggressively, but within oneself, is a daunting task. Few players understand how emotional and mental control have everything to do with managing one’s physical, technical and tactical skills in an effective manner. But that hidden secret is about to become public, as career tennis pro Jak Beardsworth has created a new guide to introduce all players to their personal best.

"More Than Just the Strokes: Personal Best Tennis in Clubland and Beyond" is not just another book about technical tennis tips and tricks. Rather, it is a strategic guide to conquering any tennis player’s greatest nemesis: himself. Presented in sections that cover the physical, technical, tactical, mental and emotional make-up of the sport, "More Than Just the Strokes" is already garnering praise from those who know the sport best.

Learn to trust your game. Don’t panic. Be intense and relaxed at the same time. Be at one with the game; don’t fight it. All of these are lessons that play an integral part of a winning tennis game, and Jak Beardsworth provides the tools to guide every player to their personal best. Whether a beginner or a professional, there is always room for improvement and as such, "More Than Just the Strokes" is required reading for any tennis library.

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Jak Beardsworth has been involved in the game of tennis for over thirty-five years. A three-time New England Small College champion, he has not only played, but also coached, lectured and advised both aspiring professional and recreational players.

Beardsworth is a former director of the Jimmy Connors Tennis Center and an associate to the famous "mental toughness" trainer and tour guru, Dr. Jim Loehr. He has presented seminars to fellow pros both in the U.S. and Europe, and he has participated in numerous clinics and exhibitions with Grand Slam champions and Davis Cup captains. He is a twenty-five year member of the Head/Penn national advisory staff.

Throughout the years, Jak Beardsworth has been a columnist for various local publications in New England and has written for World Tennis Magazine. "More Than Just the Strokes" is his first book.

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"'More Than Just the Strokes' is the perfect book for club players who seek to improve their competitive skills." -- Jim Loehr, Ed.D., best selling author, including "The Power of Full Engagement" and "Toughness Training for Sports," coach to several world class tennis players

"...the next best thing to having [Jak] on the court beside you." -- Cameron Myler, four-time U.S.A. Olympian

"Jak Beardsworth explains what no other instructor or instruction book has ever attempted - how to really understand the tennis game." -- Peter Eiperdauer, Austrian National Coach

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