Rocky Lang has been involved
in the motion picture and television business all his life and
recently Executive Produced, Girl Fight for Lifetime
Television. He has produced, written and directed motion pictures,
documentaries, television shows, MOWs and mini-series including
White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Jeff Bridges.
He is the author of seven published
books including, How I Broke Into Hollywood, (Regan Books, Harper/
Collins), Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors, (Andrews McMeel),
The Big Nasty, (Cable Publishing), Lara Takes Charge, (HLPI Books),
Differences, Differences, (HLPI Books) and most recently, Growing
Up Hollywood, Tales From The Son of a Hollywood Mogul, (HLPI
Books) and If You Thought Your Divorce Was Bad, Wait Until You
Read This Book, (HLPI Books)
author, tennis player
Rocky Lang lives in Toluca Lake, California and plays tennis
at the beautiful Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, about 13 miles
further west. Playing competitive tennis matches there he noticed
seeing the same players over and over again, causing him to start
taking notes about the matches against them.
Rocky immediately saw the benefits
of recording his opponents' weaknesses and strenghts and other
notes about the matches and discussed his findings with Braemar
tennis staff. Encouraged by their response he talked to baseball
player Reggie Smith and UCLA Men's Tennis Coach Billy Martin.
He learned that in professional baseball as well as in college
tennis, coaches and players take notes about games and opponents.
So, Rocky created the booklet
Learn Your Game and designed it to be customizeable,
allowing clubs like Braemar to buy quantities to sell to their
members. The book basically consists of 145 pages with the same
worksheet, all in a neat 7.5x5" format. Those 145 pages
seem to be more than enough for many years of charting tennis
Weaknesses and Strengths?
Venus Williams famously said, "Tennis is mostly mental.
You win or lose a match before you go out there." Tennis
takes concentration and thought, paired with practice and talent,
in order to achieve great results. Charting the strengths and
weaknesses of an opponent you just played allows you to reflect
on that match, learn about the opponent and your own game, and
plan what you need to do in the next match against the same opponent.
This is a method used by many different athletes in all ball
sports. Referring to those notes often is the key to remembering
and improving, especially when facing that same opponent again.
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this book! Instead of me telling them what they did, it is now
on them to think about what happened in the match. I love when
I see them start to reflect, and I know they are starting to
understand the game. This book is a huge tool to get your player
Director of Tennis
Braemar Country Club
this workbook and like many things in life the simple, functional
ideas are often the best! We will be ordering many more and look
forward to a continued relationship."
Director of Tennis
Brookhaven Tennis Academy