The interrelationship between mental and physical stress on the tennis court, from a psychiatrist and a dentist who tag on...

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PSYCHING UP FOR TENNIS

The interrelationship between mental and physical stress on the tennis court, from a psychiatrist and a dentist who tag on such trumped-up chapter headings as ""Situational Creativity"" and ""Sex and the Singles Player."" Why do you feel depressed and tired when a match is over? Alteration in the levels of neurotransmission agents like the amines norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Amine synthesis is influenced by competition and stress. Don't play tennis on a two-week vacation in Mexico City; the altitude is too great to adjust to in so short a time. When playing in a hot, dry climate, drink eight ounces of water every half hour. Testosterone levels determine the hypertrophy of muscles. Items stored in long-memory stand a better chance of remaining useful if they are reinforced by means of relation, reduction, repetition, and rehearsal. All together now--

Pub Date: Dec. 2, 1977

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Publisher: Basic Books

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1977