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March 11, 12, and 13 2005 in London, England
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"Dr. John F. Murray helped me and he can help you. The Smart Tennis
workshops are a great opportunity to enhance your overall playing or
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"Smart Tennis Helps You Win the Inner Match!"
- Lindsay Davenport
"Thanks for the two-day workshop. I really enjoyed it and
found it of huge benefit! Have a safe journey home.
When I next
come over to the States, mine is a beer!"
Barry Cowan, ATP Tour (took
Pete Sampras to 5 sets at Wimbledon), 2005
"Dr. Murray is an excellent psychologist and I look forward to doing
more workshops with him" -
"I just played my first Veterans tournament
(Suffolk Open) since your workshop and won the tournament today! A
positive mindset was definitely the difference. I beat three players
rated higher than me and I felt so less negative and more aggressive
with my play. One even noticed the positive attitude since the last time
we played. Many thanks for your help it certainly made a difference.
Again, many thanks and Regards." -
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a Full Year of Mental Coaching at a Promotional Rate of Less
than £5 Per Week! Limited to Only 12 Players.
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How would you like a professional mental skills evaluation, feedback including
your complete performance profile, and one year of tennis mental skills training
for less than £5 per week?
Tennis players of all ability levels are invited to attend a full-day tennis
coaching and mental skills seminar in London (on and off court) with
sport performance psychologist Dr. John F Murray. Dr. Murray will
be accompanied by British tennis coach Paul Barton
on March 11, 12 and 13, 2005. Select from one of these three days for the seminar
limited to only 12 players per day.
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Comments and 2005 workshop details:
"The game with yourself is often tougher than the battle against any
Tennis (Dr. John F Murray's best-selling tennis psychology book)
shows you how to win the inner match while having fun along the way"
LINDSAY DAVENPORT - WTA TOUR
Thank you! I just made the Olympic
tennis team. A huge part of this is all the work we did! Let's schedule 10
sessions before I leave for Athens. JULIA DORSETT - USA
"How are you? I believe you are in London now. I
wanted to tell you that I won two events back to back. It was great!!! I
was in complete control of my mind and completely relaxed. I wanted to
thank you for your support and belief in me. Thanks for everything.
SHIKHA UBEROI - WTA TOUR
some about what it took to resurrect his career. “I made some phone
calls to people I believed in, as I wanted to see what they felt about
me ... people like Dr. John Murray. He has a book out; it’s called
“Smart Tennis.” He was helping some Olympic athletes at the time. You
read about athletes looking into the mental side. Not just people with
problems, but people like Tiger Woods. So I felt that was a good option
to try." RICHARD EVANS - TENNIS WEEK
"In the real world,
enthusiastic players at all levels may be able to raise their game with
tips from Smart Tennis, by John F Murray." JOHN
ROBERTS - LONDON INDEPENDENT
for all your help and support."
ERIC TAINO - ATP TOUR
"Thank you very much Dr. Murray.
The London sport psychology seminar was an awesome learning experience and I
really enjoyed it." RITWIK
BHATTACHARYA - INDIA'S #1 SQUASH PLAYER
"Smart Tennis is a very good
book!" JOSE LUIS CLERC -
FORMER ATP TOUR, 24 SINGLES TITLES
"I found that Dr. Murray's book
Smart Tennis provided lots of interesting and practical concepts useful to my
training. I especially liked the chapter on imagery."
MARIUS BARNARD - ATP TOUR
"I just want to thank you very
much. During the Olympic trials I went over the 5 steps you gave me before every
dive and I know it helped tremendously. What we did together really worked and I
made the Olympic team"
MICHELLE DAVISON - OLYMPIC SPRINGBOARD DIVER
"Thank you for making the 1998
season our best yet ... and first trip to the NCAA championships!"
CARI GROCE - WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY HEAD TENNIS COACH
"I appreciate your support
and everything you did for us while you were here. We have had a great year,
thanks to the groundwork you laid with the team. We are currently 17-1 and
ranked #16 in the country."
RONNIE REIS BERNSTEIN - FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HEAD TENNIS COACH
You will receive a complete course on mental skills performance enhancement,
on-court drills and practice, tennis coaching, a professional mental skills
evaluation with feedback from Dr. Murray, a full year of computerized
match-tracking and feedback with Dr. Murray, and a signed copy of his
best-selling book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game,” cover
endorsed by the world's number 1 ranked player Lindsay Davenport.
While working regularly with a sport psychologist would normally cost over
£5,000 for the year, it is being offered at a promotional rate for only £250! Players will be accepted on a first come first serve
basis. Reserve your place by contacting Dr. Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
calling him directly in the United States at: 561-596-9898, or contacting Mr.
Paul Barton in London at info@Londontennis.co.uk, Tel: 020 8789 0482, Fax: 020
Dr. John F Murray and Wimbledon tennis professional Paul Barton are joining
forces again to offer tennis players of all
ability levels this rare opportunity to train their tennis skills and mental
skills both on and off the court.
While this service normally costs over £5000, Dr. Murray and Mr. Barton are
demonstrating the benefits of sport performance psychology prior to Wimbledon
this year. Players will be accepted on a first come first served basis and must
pay the full yearly fee of £250 in advance to reserve one of the 12 available
spots on one of the available dates.
Players who reserve one of the exclusive spots will receive the following:
¨ A Full Day of Tennis Training
- on the court and in the classroom with Dr.
Murray and Mr. Barton. There may be other tennis
professionals present too!
¨ Complete Sport Performance Psychology Seminar
involving a unique PowerPoint
Presentation, Discussion and Challenges, Interviews and the like.
¨ On court demonstration and practice of mental skills
learned in the classroom!
For example, perform better by improving your confidence, focus, pre-shot
routines and energy control!
¨ A Comprehensive Individual Sport Performance Psychology Evaluation with Dr.
John F. Murray, exactly the same way he works with the players on the pro tour.
He has done this for over 40 professional players on the ATP and WTA Tours. He
will chart your unique mental strengths and weaknesses and show you how to
¨ A Full Year of Computerized Match Tracking and Feedback with Dr. John F.
Murray. Based on your evaluation and unique needs, Dr. Murray will create a
computerized assessment for you to use to evaluate your performances after
matches, practices and tournaments. You will given a password to a secure
website with 12-18 questions based on your needs. You will submit this
electronically over the internet to Dr. Murray and he will periodically
communicate with you by email and guide you in your progress for 12 full months!
Feel free to ask him a question any time.
¨ A complimentary signed copy of Dr. Murray's bestselling book: "Smart Tennis:
How to Play and Win the Mental Game" (cover endorsed by Wimbledon Champion
Biography of John F. Murray, Ph.D.
John F. Murray, Ph.D. is a licensed sport psychologist in Florida who works with
many professional tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours. He has received
many public endorsements from Vincent Spadea (e.g., Tennis Week, Reuters,
Tennis Magazine, ESPN) after
helping to engineer Vince's comeback from the longest losing streak in pro
tennis history. Prior to becoming a psychologist, John was a tennis
professional. He was later the sport psychologist for two NCAA division I tennis
teams, Washington State University (1997-98) and Florida International
University (1998-99). Each team had their most successful season working with
John has been an was an invited speaker at USA Tennis Teacher's Conferences in
New York City, PTR International Symposiums on Hilton Head Island, and the ATP
World Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach. He hosted the "Mental
Equipment" radio program, which aired on five south Florida radio stations. John
has appeared as an invited guest on radio and television stations worldwide
including National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Bloomberg national
radio's "Bloomberg on the Ball", PSN Television's "Tenis America Latina"
(interviewed by Jose Luis Clerc), the Florida Sunshine Network, CNN Radio,
Westwood One, and BBC Radio. In the past few years John has conducted tennis psychology
workshops at over 15 locations throughout Europe, most recently holding
workshops in London before Wimbledon and Queens.
John has contributed to many publications including Ace Magazine (UK), Tennis
Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. His top-selling book,
"Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game (Jossey-Bass)" is in its
eighth printing with cover endorsements from number one ranked tennis
player Lindsay Davenport. "Smart Tennis" is also available in Japanese (Prentice
Hall) and Spanish (Paidotribo). Dr. Murray is also co-author of "El tennis" in
Columbia (APA Tenis), and the sport psychology competency chapter in the "USA
Tennis High Performance Coaches Program (Human Kinetics/USTA)."
John received masters' degrees both in sport psychology and clinical psychology,
and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. His doctoral
dissertation examined psychological factors on the 1996 national champion
University of Florida football team. He completed a full-year internship in
applied sport psychology at Washington State University and a postdoctoral
fellowship at Florida International University, serving as the sport
psychologist to both university athletic departments. He is currently in private
practice in West Palm Beach, Florida.
John is past-president of the Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida
Psychological Association and remains active playing competitive tennis in the
Men's adult age divisions in Florida. He is married with a 14-month old daughter.
To book a place please reply to this E-mail requesting a booking form - which we
will be E-mailed straight back to you.
Tel: 020 8789 0482
Fax: 020 8789 0479
John F Murray, PhD
Tel in the USA: 561-596-9898
Fax in the USA: 561-805-8662
Below are some public comments from Dr. Murray's
clients and workshop participants:
"I just thought I would give you an
email to inform you that I have just played my first Veterans tournament
(Suffolk Open) since your workshop and won the tournament today! A positive
mindset was definitely the difference. I beat three players rated higher
than me and I felt so less negative and more aggressive with my play. One
even noticed the positive attitude since the last time we played. Many
thanks for your help it certainly made a difference. Again, many thanks and
"Dr. Murray is
an excellent psychologist and I look forward to doing more workshops
with him!" Uri Geller
"I had no idea how much
I learnt that day! I just followed your instructions about not analyzing
everything, being positive and just enjoying myself out there and IT DID WORK!
This time I concentrated on my performance not winning. I’m not worried anymore.
I know what to do now! Thank you again! You're my hero.”
"Your presentation was very comprehensive and pitched at the right level. The
1on 1 feedback was very useful. Your comments on my problem
definition/identification was most illuminating. You had a great balance of
sport and psychology skills - for sure this gives you a great mix for your
chosen profession. Bottom line is that I was very much looking forward to
the session and definitely got some good value out of it. I'm looking
forward to giving the email thing a try and afterwards we can discuss the
best way forward."
would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you. I found it of
great use and am finding myself enjoying playing tennis a great deal more.
When I now play I find myself in a much more relaxed state of mind and tend
to focus on my own performance rather than on winning. There were several
highlights for me, one being the chance to have a hit with Eric. I found the
mix of classroom/ playing a good way of keeping attention on the subject
matter. If there were any lowlights I cannot remember them. Once again
thanks for a great day and look forward to reading my evaluation."
"Lewis was very interested in your feedback and I am sure as he was reading
it by the look on his face and the comments he was making like how would
john know that … that he was very impressed. He really enjoyed the day and
we now know what is happening and can work on this for the future. I have
read some of the book and was very impressed with how it can help even in
every day life. I had never been interested previously, but found the book
very easy to read and digest. We will be sitting down whilst he is on his 6
week break from school and completing the questionnaire, Do you have an
electronic version of the questionnaire, to save me time in typing the
questions out, so that we can revisit it at a later date. Thank you once
last I found some time to thank you for a great session last Friday in
Sutton Junior Tennis Centre. I had no idea how much I learnt that day! Just
the day after meeting you I had a match with a player who hasn't got any
technique but wins her matches just by waiting for your mistakes. Usually it
takes about 3HR to play a match against her-she gets everything back! I just
followed your instructions about not analyzing everything, being positive
and just enjoying myself out there. IT DID WORK! After just 1HR 15min I won
6-3,6-2.I realised it wasn't as difficult as in the past. This time
I concentrated on my performance not winning. I know there will be hard
matches coming my way.But I'm not worried anymore.I know what to do now!
Thank you again! You're my hero now."
Lots of love,
very much enjoyed the session in London with you! Am already benefiting from
much of what you have said and written. I need to learn (or practice)
replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. Am focusing now on
performance rather than outcome and this is the most significant step
forward I’ve made recently. I’d be interested to hear about the evaluation
and what areas need most attention. Cheers for now – hope you had a good
Interesting Reading and Audio Files!
Interview with Dr. John and Vince Spadea
►Dr. Murray Interviews Andy Roddick
and 3 other pros
►Free ACE Magazine Article & Confidence Checklist!
►Dr. John F Murray in Sports
Radio with Dr. John and Gold Medalist Dan Jansen discussing Paula
Radcliffe and Comebacks
►Introduction to Sport Performance Psychology Audio
John F Murray, PhD
Tel in the USA: 561-596-9898
Fax in the USA: 561-805-8662