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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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BEWARE OF EXCUSE-MAKING

BOOK EXCERPT FROM “TENNIS: WINNING THE MENTAL MATCH” By Allen Fox, Ph.D. c 2010, all rights reserved Hard-fought, dragged out tennis matches often become stressful. We want to win but fear we might not. One means of escaping the pressure to win is by making excuses. As bad as losing is, it doesn’t seem so […]

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