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Bounce with Deliberate practice
18 January 2018
Easy to read and written by a practitioner - the author is an professional TT player.
The basic theme of the book is that you need 10,000 hrs of practice to excel in any sport and then you need 10,000 hrs of delibrate practice, which is basically aiming to achieve in each hr of practice, the things you think are beyond your range.
The author gives numerous examples of various sport personalities in 1990's and 2000's - Kasparov, nick bollettieri etc.. I can relate to them at my age, but it will be difficult for today's youngsters who might not have heard much about these iconic players and coaches of the past.
My only grouse is that the author barely dips into the surface of the neuroscience behind the champions and their practice/perfection - the book is more anecdotal - though it quotes some science studies in between - i would have preferred a deep dive into the neuroscience/ psychology behind motivation, endurance (in continuing to practice) and how to enhance the same.