This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic, who is a former professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of world no. 8 and founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.
This conversation gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one’s true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the psychology of professional tennis that resonates with all of us.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Giving Your All, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
On Nietzsche and Tennis - The dangers of too much perspective
Lost Opportunities - Reflections on vacuous press conferences
Commitment - More than just the hours
Breaking Through - Leaving nothing back
Tennis as a Team Sport - Davis Cup and doubles
Achieving Potential - Coaching and talent
Winner Take All? - Spreading the wealth—or not?
About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:
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