The Inner Game of Tennis

In his book The Inner Game of Tennis, W. Timothy Gallwey introduces the concept of the “inner game,” which refers to the psychological and mental aspects of performance. He suggests that the key to improving performance in any activity is not external coaching, but rather developing a clear and focused inner game.

According to Gallwey, external coaching can often be counterproductive, as it can create unnecessary distractions and self-doubt. Instead, he recommends focusing on the inner game and cultivating a state of relaxed concentration. By doing so, we can tap into our innate abilities and achieve a higher level of performance.

This perspective on coaching may challenge traditional approaches and offer a new way of thinking about how to help others improve and achieve their goals.