He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the Tour's biggest names - all by playing his ugly game. Now in Winning UglyGilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes. The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player - to recognize, analyze and capitalize. That means outthinking your opponents before, during and much after a match; forcing him or her to play your game. Winning Ugly is an invaluable combat manual for the court, and its tips include some real gems. Ultimately, Winning Uglywill help you beat players who have been beating you.
Brad Gilbert, known as the Tour's 'Giant Killer' because of his ability to beat the superstars, is among the top fifteen players in all-time career winnings. He is an Olympic medallist and has represented the United States in Davis Cup play. Steve Jamison is a writer, television producer and host.