If you read my earlier response, you’ll get an idea of how hard it is to teach this kind of wisdom simply through the written word.

The other thing I didn’t mention is the inner connectedness of this information.

A normal tennis teacher might look at a student and discern five or six things wrong the their forehand and then try to address each fault in the traditional manner. As they strive to improve in one area, they may get worse in others, as the struggle to follow the teacher’s instructions creates tension, a loss of body awareness and self judgment.

I can watch the same student, see the same faults and can figure out which body awareness exercise to guide them through. In many cases, most of the other symptoms disappear by themselves.

I know it may sound like mumbo jumbo, but it is no different than a modern person trying to explain manned flight to someone in ancient Egypt.

Anyway, I have tried to break down my experiences into very short ebooks, to see if there’s a chunk of wisdom that might get through to a reader.

If you’re interested, maybe we try to edit a chapter or two of each other’s work to see if any message gets through.

Ad agency creative director, writer & designer at https://guttmanshapiro.com. Former pro tennis player and peak performance coach for professional athletes.

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