My tennis books and CDs have helped players throughout the world achieve relaxed, automatic and instinctive play. I can help you achieve the same. Please take time to read some of these testimonials from players that have made my day!
I just recently bought your books and CD's on Tennis
Warrior mentality. It has made such a huge difference in my
game - in such a short time. Your teachings are so
revolutionary yet so simple. It wasn't my stroke
technique that needed correcting, but my mind. I feel I
have the edge now when I walk on the courts. Just weeks after
listening/reading your teachings I teamed up with my doubles
partner to win a crucial match to propel our 3.5 USTA team to
a spot in the sectional play-offs. Honestly, I would not have
been strong enough to deal with the stress without your
teachings. I would have been the weak (and probably losing)
link if not for you. So, thanks!!"
"Tom's books and
audio cassettes are the next best thing to taking private
lessons from him. I've never met him and I don't live
in Houston, but he's taught me how to think and how to increase
my wins - on and off the court."
Mary A. Sicard
"On the way to
my HLTA match I listened to Tom's tape, "Some Before
Match Pointers." Call it a coincidence, but I won my
first HLTA match ever! I just seemed to be in a better frame
of mind. Thanks, Tom."
"Tom and I have
been friends for over twenty years. It's not surprising to
me players talk so positively about his tapes. He's always
possessed exceptional athletic ability along with an unusual
analytical mind. Tom simply likes to think! At times he would
drive me crazy, but he was the driving force behind my journey
into tennis. I'm 6'1" and Tom is 5'6" but I could
never beat the little imp! All joking aside, if Tom's thinking
is on audio cassettes, you should listen! You'll never view
tennis the same way again!"
Sam Lacava,Tennis Professional
"Tom's Book is
a Refresher Course on his Tennis Lessons. What has helped
my tennis the most is his Refocus Technique----"the next
point is more important than the last mistake".
I shorten this to "next point" before the serve
and I find myself saying "forget it" to my
partner if she wants to dwell on the previous point
or game (good or bad), This has helped me
focus on the present point and it has helped me win more of
Forgot to mention,
I just bought the set of tapes and I love them! They
give simple steps to improving your game and I'm beginning
to apply them. As I'm learning to compete in a USTA
league, I find that I enjoy the process much more and have
taken the pressure off that winning a match is the only way
to succeed. These guidelines help me to simply observe
what I'm doing, what my opponent is doing, respond, and to
pick myself up and move on without becoming overly judgmental
(which for us middle aged beginners is nearly impossible!).
Thank you again!"
I wanted to tell you about how excited I am about this system
of yours. I started by finding your web site by accident.
While searching a tennis shopping site your site was advertised
at the top. I went to it and was intrigued. I
registered for the free e-mail and from the first online lesson
I found the archives section. I copied all of those
lessons, ordered both your books and the complete tape series.
I have read all the online lessons and I'm rereading them.
I have read one of your books and listened to the tapes six
times. I am noticing improvement in my game already
and I am allowing myself time to develop these mental principles
and not get angry with myself. I was one of those players
who always over emphasized the technical. I started
playing and learning tennis in 1967. At this time this
was the style. I used to teach this way in the 70's.
It was the only method I knew. Things like, "keep
your eye on the ball," "plant your feet," "hit
the ball out front," etc...! The information you
have put together is so refreshing I am filled with so much
hope. My goal is to move from a 4.0 rating to a 5.0
in a year. I believe armed with this new information
I will succeed. I just wanted to say thanks and let
you know that not only do I agree with your teaching, but
I am another bit of proof it works. I will keep you
posted on the progress of my goals. My name is Bob Fraser.
I live in Central California and the tournaments are about
to begin in February. Here we go, sold out to be a "Tennis
Warrior," till mental toughness is the major factor of
my game. Thanks again Tom."
"Tom: Thanks again for the helpful advice. I
listened to your tapes on the way to the match today and immediately
found myself hearing your voice while I was playing my match.
There was a moment when I was serving that an incident
happened that broke my concentration and I just turned and
faced the back of the fence and did not serve until I was
able to clear my thoughts. I looked at my racquet and
saw the sticker you gave me and like magic I whispered to
myself "the next shot is more important than the last one." I changed the last word so I would
not even have the word "mistake" in my head. Thanks
again for the inspiring advice. I will listen to the
tapes over and over again. I just know that your new
way of teaching is going to take me to the next level. I
have been looking for this for a long time.
Have a nice day!"
"love the tape
I ordered. the split or hop step just as your opponent hits
the ball really works. still trying to figure out how to watch
the ball and get back into position. thx tom for all
of your help."
Thank you for keeping the tips coming through. They
are very well appreciated. My son has recently gone
into professional training and your tips certainly help, not
just tennis - but life situations
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too."
Ann de Villiers
" Tom's audio
cassettes have changed my thinking, aligning it with the correct
information needed to improve my game. He's right there with
you, inside your head, challenging you to make those changes.
It's like having your own personal coach! I highly recommend
his tapes for everyone."
"Tom- I want to
add kudos for your books. I played a USTA 45's tournament
over Labor Day weekend, and I want to share this. As I went
on the court, I took your " Relaxation and How To Think
Like a Pro " with me and sat them in my chair to read
during the change overs. During the warm up, I did just what
you said, and shut off my mind, just by clicking it off. I
started " seeing " the ball even more clearly. I
played my traditional serve and volley game and hit a series
of shots because I knew where the ball was going. I hit several
outright winners under pressure situations, when my opponent
approached the net without over hitting. I just told myself
to hit out, but @ 80% effort. I continued to serve & volley
and I could " see " where shots were going and where
they were going to land. On match point, I hit a backhand
volley that landed perfectly in the corner, because I "
knew " it was going to land there, I won 6-3, 6-3.
I had to play the # 1 seed a couple of hours later and lost
the first set because of a series of unforced errors. I re-read
your book on " refocusing " after a missed shot.
The next shot is going to be better than the last missed one.
I refocused and changed by attack plan and won the 2nd set
6-3. Unfortunately, I ran out of gas because of a lack of
better conditioning on my part, but I knew in my mind that
I was creating fear in my opponent every time I came to the
net. He was a pusher and lobbed every return of service and
I had to hit 3-4 overheads, but I never lost focus during
the battle. Even when I missed, the refocus technique made
me play the next shot better and often time for a winner.
But I knew my opponent was just hoping I would just miss or
get more tired. I got more tired, but your book made me feel
like I had won. I will purchase your supplements and get in
better physical condition, but mentally I felt I was always
in the match. After the match I analyzed the match and I could
have done some tactical and mechanical things differently,
but mentally I stuck with my serve and volley game plan and
I know I am approaching the next level in "Thinking Like
a Pro ", I can win ever time I step on the court. Keep
up the great work and I would like to come out and take a
camp with you and possibly work with you in the future. Lastly,
my ranking in the Mid-Atlantic is going up. I look forward
to the day when I can meet you personally and take a camp
Thanks - Don Johnson
For beginning, sorry for my poor English, but I would like
to thank you very much for two amazing lessons from your web
site, lesson - Direction Reaction and Whole Unit Approach.
I am a tennis beginner (unfortunately 37 yrs. old), but after
reading and practicing that on the court I have dramatically
increased a percentage of balls hit properly and in the court
borders. Really, when I stopped thinking about steps on the
forehand preparation and try to hit the ball instinctively,
the pleasure of the tennis game has became incomparable.
The best for you from Croatia (Goran Ivanisevic state)"
What really is fascinating to me is how the two aspects, strokes
and the mental side, work together. Now, after your book they
are complimentary. Before your book they were fighting inside
I read both your books and think they are EXCELLENT! You really
know your stuff. I have also read through the few technical
points you make on your website and I have to say my experience
has shown that your observations are absolutely correct.
"Tom, I was glad
to rate your tennis site as a 10 at rawsport.com. Your site
is easily within the best 25 tennis sites on the web as far
as I am concerned. I have definitely learned a lot from
your thoughtful techniques. I also want you to know
that I really enjoy the tennis tips and I look forward to
your emails.. A few months ago, I also purchased your
two books and I can truly say that my tennis has reached a
higher level . Thanks for all your help now and in the
Reading your books "The Truth About Winning" and
"The Relax Technique" brought immediate results
to my game. I am in excellent physical shape, but before
applying the concepts in your books, I used to get extremely
tired during matches (even practice matches), from, what I
realize now, was nervous energy and "trying too hard".
It was amazing to see and actually feel the difference during
my matches. I did lose points and games, but I was completely
relaxed and did not feel tired at all. To me, that has
been the biggest difference."
Rey F Medalle
Union City, California
After reading your website, email lessons and purchasing your audio tape
series, I am watching the French Open with new "eyes".....I can see the
"mental" part of the game with the professionals. Thanks for sharing your
Your tapes are very insightful, and I wish you were closer to take lessons. I love your approach to the mental game, which I find, has been my stumbling block at times. I plan on listening to them over and over again, until they sink in, as well as applying your tips while on the court.
Thank you again for opening up another whole area of development for me, I will keep you abreast of my progress."
Ft. Worth, Texas
I received your 2 books on the truth about
winning and relaxation. I have read through them both twice
and have played twice this week. By following the rules of
" the next shot is more important than your last
mistake," and your last shot can affect you in 2 ways, my
wife has already noticed an immediate improvement in my on
court disposition and body language. My focus has also began
to improve, primarily focusing on the current point and not
squandering energy on past points or errors that have already
happened and cannot be changed. I am playing in a tournament
this weekend, and I am curious as to see how I hold up. Any
ways, I have enjoyed your books and look forward to developing
my "warrior attitude."
"I ordered your books and tapes and receive your monthly
email lesson. Your advice about not changing your stroke, but
changing your thinking is priceless and it works! I no longer
suffer from analysis paralysis."
"I just listened to your CD a couple of times and it
immediately made a huge difference to my game, It was
I listened to the ABC's of tennis and the tip on how to
increase speed. I am very satisfied and I will keep studying.
Who needs a trainer when I have your books and CD's, this is
Have a nice day Tom,
Marcote te Pas
"Got a chance this past weekend to listen to your CD's and read your book "The Truth About Winning." Excellent information, I will definitely be applying these principles in my matches from now on. You really make a lot of sense. I really enjoyed the techniques for increasing speed on court and am looking forward to trying them out. Even though I am a good player and very fast, I do tend to stand around admiring my shots from time to time! I'll be looking to eradicate that this week. Congratulations on a great teaching system. I would have no hesitation recommending it to anybody who plays tennis. I believe players of every standard can benefit greatly from it. Tennis coaching in general needs a lot more guys like yourself!"
All the Best,
"I have enjoyed all your books, t-shirt and tapes. They have helped to improve my game tremendously. I have forwarded your email letters to my teammates. I appreciate your work."
"I read about your book, THE TRUTH ABOUT WINNING, in the
Tenniserver.com email newsletter, and I bought it from
Amazon.com. It's a great book and I definitely see how it
applies to many areas of life in addition to tennis.
By the way, I'm just now reading your book for the second
time. It's definitely something you have to study in
order to really absorb what you're saying."
Thanks again for providing this wonderful resource.