Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Sunday Read

I will try to post this each Sunday just some articles I have read on the net that you may find interesting.The first this week is an article about Andy Murray who turned out for an amateur teams event recently having to call his own lines and buy his own lunch!Link

And this tongue in cheek article about French Player Richard Gasquet cleared of Drug Charges ....his defense he kissed a girl!Link

And who can forget In 1993, when Monica Seles was 19-years of age, an incident on court changed her life and forever altered the career of what may well have been the best female tennis player in the history of the women’s game.LINK

And finally a book review , The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.LINK
Coyne in his book writes about practice and repetition "“Repetition is invaluable and irreplaceable. There are, however, a few caveats. With conventional practice, more is always better: hitting two hundred forehands a day is presumed to be twice as good as hitting one hundred forehands a day. Deep practice, however, doesn't obey the same math. Spending more time is effective—-but only if you’re still in the sweet spot at the edge of your capabilities, attentively building and honing circuits. What’s more, there seems to be a universal limit for how much deep practice human beings can do in a day. Ericsson’s research shows that most world-class experts—-including pianists, chess players, novelists, and athletes—-practice between three and five hours a day, no matter what skill they pursue.”

This is a very interesting read and many sections of the book applies to the game of tennis.

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