Books by René Vidal

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Stay in the game.

Down 40 Love is a metaphor for turning adversity into competitive advantage. In competitive tennis, most players quit when they are down 40 love. They lack the resilience and persistence to stay in the game long enough to transform crisis into opportunity. In Down 40 Love, I share personal stories and my championship playbook for becoming an unshakeable leader and producing unconventional results.


Play Smart To Win

Better Tactics Lead to Better Results
“Play Smart to Win is a great addition to the libraries of tennis and is invaluable to both team coaches and teaching pros.”–Dick Gould, Stanford University John L. Hinds Director of Tennis (From the Foreword)”Play Smart to Win should be read by players of any level if they’re interested in improving their game.”–Dick Savitt, Australian and Wimbledon Grand Slam Singles Champion”It’s only fitting that one of the smartest coaches in tennis writes a book on intelligent play. Rene’ Vidal’s tennis insights and wisdom are timeless.”–Paul Wardlaw, Brown University Head Women’s Tennis Coach and author of Pressure Tennis

Play Smart to Win in Business

Leadership Lessons from Center Court to Corner Office

Execute to Win

How Leaders Get Results


RENÉ VIDAL is a 7-time NCAA championship coach and nationally recognized leadership speaker with an extensive track record of empowering greatness in teams, companies, and organizations worldwide.

Known for his dynamic and enthusiastic presentation style, Coach Vidal has delivered speeches at numerous conferences, association events, and corporations such as State Farm, World Financial Group, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Coach Vidal is the author of 5 top-selling books, including “Execute to Win: How Leaders Get Results,” and “Down 40 Love: Private Lessons on Turning Adversity into Competitive Advantage.”

As host of the Down 40 Love Podcast, Coach Vidal speaks with bold leaders across industries as they share strategies for turning adversity into competitive advantage.