In Everyball author Mike James delves deep into his own tennis experiences, first as a child growing up playing on the 'murram' courts of Kenya, then to the hard courts of Tucson, Arizona, and finally to a 22-year coaching career in Great Britain, to bring alive his coaching philosophy of Everyball. Sometimes humorous, sometimes more serious, these parable like reflections, anecdotes and observations from a life in tennis aim to tool you up for the game of life! It's no doubt a book for the tennis coach, parent, player and enthusiast, all of which Mike is, but also for anyone interested in learning, growing and thriving in the bigger game we all have no choice but to play.
|Publisher:||Panoma Press Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)|
About the Author
Mike is an LTA Master Performance Coach and Director of Tennis for Halton UK, one of the premier tennis clubs in Great Britain. A fascination with personal and organisational change and development, high performance teamwork, and developing the ‘mindset for success’, has led Mike to explore the work of the ‘performance coach’ across other sports as well as into business and education. His mission is to help others grow, develop and thrive in whatever walk of life they find themselves in.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Sometimes we just never know
Chapter 2: Five more minutes
Chapter 3: Character
Chapter 4: Beware the woodpecker!
Chapter 5: Take a 30,000-foot view
Chapter 6: Balls matter!
Chapter 7: There’s no school like the old school
Chapter 8: Courageous purpose
Chapter 9: Choosing our attitude
Chapter 10: Knowing when to quit
Chapter 11: Practise what you preach, coach!
Chapter 12: I know
Chapter 13: Absolutes and a few other words besides
Chapter 14: The quality of our motivation matters
Chapter 15: Emotional laziness and the four Rs
Chapter 16: You reap what you sow
Chapter 17: Putting yourself on the line
Chapter 18: Choose your tools well
Chapter 19: Can you teach it?
Chapter 20: Keep your eye on the ball, son
About the Author