Recommended tennis books

The following is our alphabetical list of Tennis Book and Mobile App Recommendations with clickable links. If you’ve written or read a book that should be on this list, please put the title and author in the Comments box below! If you know of a useful app that isn’t already listed, please add it in the Comments. Click here to shop at


*14 Great Coaches: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Coaching, Have A Lasting Impact by Chris Trieste

*A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis by Marissa Irvin Gould

*Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries & How to Prevent Them by James R. Andrews MD

*The Art of Coaching High School Tennis by Bill Patton

*Beating the Tennis Demons by Dr. Michelle Cleere

Bounce by Matthew Syad

Champion Minded by Allistair McCaw

*Coaching Tennis by Chuck Kriese

*The Confidence Factor by Linda LeClaire

*The Confident Athlete by Tami Matheny

*The Courtside Coach by Dr. Bryce Young & Linda Bunker

Developing Talent in Young People by Benjamin Bloom

*Emotional Aptitude in Sports by Frank Giampaolo

*First in a Field of Two by Barry Buss

*From Chump to Champ by David Benzel

*Hiding Inside the Baseline by Bobby Blair

*How To Attract A College Scholarship by Frank Giampaolo

The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

Introducing Your Child to Sports by Ross Flowers

*The Invaluable Experience by Danielle Lao

*Jimmy Connors Saved My Life by Joel Drucker

*Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change by Bob Litwin

Managing Thought by Mary Lore

*Match Chart Collection by Frank Giampaolo

*Maximum Tennis by Nick Saviano

*Match Day Preparation by Frank Giampaolo

*The Mental Emotional Tennis Workbook by Frank Giampaolo

Mindset by Carol Dweck

*Neuro Priming For Peak Performance: Customizing Tennis Audio Recordings by Frank Giampaolo

Open by Andre Agassi

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

*The Parent’s Guide to Basic Injury Prevention for Tennis by ITPA (ParentingAces readers get 10% discount by using code “aces” at checkout)

The Parent’s Manual of Sports Psychology by James I. Milhouse

Parenting in Youth Sport: From Research to Practice by Nicholas L. Holt & Camilla Knight

*The Perfect Tennis Parent by Matt Dektas

*Playing Sports Right Your Way by Bill Patton

The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine

Rafa by Rafael Nadal

*Raising Athletic Royalty: Insights to Inspire for a Lifetime by Frank Giampaolo

Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids by Keith Kattan

*Raising Your Child to be a Champion in Athletics, Arts, & Academics by Wayne Bryan

*The Russian System by Aleksey Zharinov (use code PARENTINGACES for $18 discount)

*The Secrets of Spanish Tennis by Chris Lewit

Strokes of Genius by L. Jon Wertheim

*The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle (you can also read his blog online)

*Tennis Coaches and Parents: Bridging the Communication Gap by Lisa Stone & Bill Patton

Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis by Suzanna McGee

*The Tennis Parent’s Bible by Frank Giampaolo

*The Tennis Parent’s Bible (2nd edition) by Frank Giampaolo

*Tennis:  Winning the Mental Match by Allen Fox

*Top 5 Mental and Emotional Foundations for Winning Tennis by Bill Patton

*Top 5 Strategies and Tactics to Win More Tennis Matches by Bill Patton

Totally Tennis for Me by Becky Gunn Holmes

*Tournament Tough by Carlos Goffi (Kindle edition)

Trophies, Tears, & Line Calls: The Guide for Tennis Parents by Paul Ainsworth

*Vision Training for Tennis by Bill Patton

Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert

*Working IN: The Elite Athlete’s Guide to Working Out from the Inside by Kamala Nellen

*Worthy to Win by Joey Johnson

Mobile Apps (Links In iTunes App Store)

Match! Tennis

My Game Solutions



Tennis Channel Everywhere

Tennis Locker

USTA Mobile



*Book written by a ParentingAces Radio Podcast guest

8 Comments on “Books/Apps”

  1. Raising Big Smiling Tennis Kids: a complete roadmap for every parent and coach by Keit Kattan
    Highly recommend this book for tennis parents. I read it right from the start when my kids declared tennis as their sport.

  2. Lovin’ your blog! Always looking for help to keep “the beast” under control! Suggested reading : Mindset by Carol Dweck and The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. Watched Morgan in Mobile a few weeks ago and he looks great!

  3. Would love for you to share my new book! Totally Tennis For Me is a recently released book about a little girl starting tennis for the first time. A fun read for young kids!! Sold on Amazon. Thanks so much! Becky Holmes

  4. I recently read, “Letters to an Aspiring Tennis Pro” by Alan G. Peyrouton and it blew me away. I wish it was around when my son was working so hard to make it on the challenger and satellite circuit. The author really knows his tennis. If any parent is helping their child or if there’s a player out there who has any intention of turning pro, I highly recommend this book. I found it on Amazon.

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