ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For four decades, Brent Zeller has devoted his life to the study of learning, and of that fabled state called “the zone.” He has done extensive research as a student, a teacher, an athlete, a musician, and through the study of philosophy, psychology, learning theory and history. He played tournament level tennis for eighteen years, attaining rankings locally, statewide, and regionally. As a tennis instructor since 1974, he has worked with thousands of people, logging 20,000 hours of on court observation. Since 1992, through his non-competitive evolutionary tennis program, Effortless Tennis, he has taught nearly a thousand people how to enjoy playing without competing, and how to succeed in a competitive environment if that is their desire. His articles on the zone and non-competitive learning have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Marin Independent Journal, Inside Tennis Magazine, The Point Reyes Light, and various Internet websites. He has also spoken at regional and national conferences of the United States Professional Tennis Association, of which he has been a member since 1975.