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The Inner Game


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An Everyman report by Peter France Sport has always been a competition for physical supremacy, but many leading athletes today are discovering that it can play a radically deeper part in their lives: that sport can be their path to enlightenment.
The inner game is both a technique and a philosophy of sport. Tim Gallwey , author of The Inner Game of Tennis, teaches PETER FRANCE the technique by means of a tennis lesson: ' You learn control only when you lose control.' Jackie Stewart , Arthur Ashe , Mark Cox , Mike Brearley , Ian Thompson and David Hemery report on their personal experiences of the wider philosophy: that sport is the ideal means of fusing body, mind and spirit.


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Tim Gallwey
Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Arthur Ashe
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Mike Brearley
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: David Hemery
Producer: William Nicholson

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