The Mental Game

“If I’m the Better Player, Why Can’t I Win” Now Available

“If I’m the Better Player, Why Can’t I Win” was my first book. Although I wrote it over 40 years ago and it was one of the first sports psychology books, human nature hasn’t changed, so much of it still holds. And it’s a fun read because of the many stories. it’s now available on […]

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PLAN B, THE ULTIMATE WEAPON

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c  2013, All rights reserved What happens if you can’t conjure up a Plan A strategy that gives you an obvious game plan edge over your opponent? Then you go to Plan B, which relies on a wearing-away process. We all have limited reserves of willpower, and we can only withstand […]

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PERSONALITY AND THE TENNIS CHAMPIONS

By Allen Fox, Ph.D., c 2013, All Rights Reserved   When I was working on my first book, “If I’m the Better Player, Why Can’t I Win?”, I became interested in how tennis champions differed in personality from ordinary people. (As opposed to simply being superior physical athletes.) To answer this I administered personality tests […]

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CHAMPIONS ARE ALERT AND EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO ACTIONS THAT LEAD TO SUCCESS

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c   2005, all rights reserved book excerpt from “THE WINNER’S MIND” The winners seek information and mentally file away for future use every scrap of available data. Most importantly, they see what works. Much learning comes from experience, and the champions are alert. They concentrate intently on the task at hand, […]

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PLAYING IN THE WIND

By Allen Fox, Ph.D. c 2013, all rights reserved The only player who can beat Serena Williams is Serena Williams. She is superior to almost every player on the women’s tour in every aspect of the game except emotional stability. She moves faster, hits harder, and serves immensely better. If she doesn’t self-destruct nobody has […]

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