Archive for the 'Sports Books' Category

Mental Toughness

I recently read an article in the Virgin Australia Inflight Magazine that quoted Brisbane-based performance psychologist Dr Phil Jauncey as saying that “Mental toughness isn’t the ability to get your mind right before an event, it’s being able to execute when your mind is saying you can’t.” This is of primary importance to anyone who […]

Explicit Vs Implicit Systems

If you’ve ever wondered how really great athletes perform their magic, it’s because they have acquired a wide range of skills and abilities that are now part of their IMPLICIT Mental System. Matthew Syed explains in it outstanding detail with amazing clarity in his bestselling book “Bounce“. Rather than try to summarise Syed’s explanation, I […]

Lessons from a champion

I recently visited a bookstore in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast (Australia), which has a great collection of used books, and found the ultimate squash classic by World Champion Jahangir Khan aptly named Winning Squash. Once you’ve mastered the basic strokes and court movement principles, as an elite squash player, you need to get into […]

Lauren Burns – Fighting Spirit

Lauren Burns’ Fighting Spirit is a great autobiographical recount of a champion’s challenges and as the book’s title extolls, her fighting spirit. Even though I am not a martial artist, the play-by-play analysis was beyond my interest, the self-analysis and honesty revealed was quite remarkable and refreshing to read as she let us into a […]

Lessons from a champion

I recently visited a bookstore in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast (Australia), which has a great collection of used books, and found the ultimate squash classic by World Champion Jahangir Khan aptly named Winning Squash. Once you’ve mastered the basic strokes and court movement principles, as an elite squash player, you need to get into […]

Mindset Of A Champion Lessons

I recently competed at the 2010 Pan Pacific Masters Games, in the men’s squash tournament, in the 45-49 age category, I played well with significant challenges and obstacles as I noted in a previous blog post. While I was in beautiful Queensland, I took the day before and after the competition to relax and enjoy […]