Sporting Memorabilia

Sporting Memorabilia

Collecting sports memorabilia is a great hobby and if you are both fortunate, and canny, the items you collect can become a good investment. Searching out suitable auctions to attend can be good fun and providing you don’t get carried away with the bidding, and pay too much for something, you may pick up a…

The Inner Game of Tennis – Part 4

The Inner Game of Tennis – Part 4

Trying things out for yourself and seeing what works is the best way to learn  –  in ‘language’ jargon it’s called acquisition as opposed to ‘learning’. Young children have a natural aptitude for learning and can pick up even complex languages with ease. However, there is something that occurs with age that hinders this form…

The Inner Game of Tennis – Part 1

The Inner Game of Tennis – Part 1

The ‘Inner Game of Tennis’ is a book and thesis by W. Timothy Gallwey first published in 1974. It explores the relationship between the subconscious mind, which is intuitive, and the conscious mind which requires thoughtful direction but is not intuitive. The key to excellence is to quiet the chatter of your conscious mind and let…

It’s a Racket

”Tennis is boxing, it’s a violent sport, one against the other and it’s boxing without contact”. So said Andre Agassi  –  shots come at you and you feel them like a boxer. The difference is that you have an arm extension in the form of a racket with which to do your hitting. It’s the…