Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips-logo

Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips

Tennis

Improve your tennis with the Essential Tennis Podcast, the very first podcast dedicated to tennis lessons and instruction! Tennis professional Ian Westermann answers listener questions about technique, strategy, mental toughness, and much more.

Location:

United States

Description:

Improve your tennis with the Essential Tennis Podcast, the very first podcast dedicated to tennis lessons and instruction! Tennis professional Ian Westermann answers listener questions about technique, strategy, mental toughness, and much more.

Language:

English


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Racquet "technology" is Bullsh*t - Essential Tennis Podcast #406

6/7/2024
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of tennis racquet companies telling me they’ve invented the latest, greatest “technology” that will give you maximum power, control and feel all at the same time thanks to their nano - molecular - hyper - thermal - space age fibers expertly woven into your racquet by magical elves from Madagascar. In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the 5 critical racquet factors that determine if a frame is made for you or if it’s not. Learn what works best so you can play your best!

Duration:00:28:44

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Why you MISS on HARD swings! - Essential Tennis Podcast #405

5/24/2024
There are few things more frustrating in tennis than not being able to trust your hardest, most powerful shots – forcing you to stick with with safe, tentative shots that your opponents can easily attack. In this episode I'll dissect the root cause of this problem, and give you the solution for hitting hard shots you can count on...

Duration:00:20:43

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

The BIGGEST Serve Flaw holding back your tennis game - Essential Tennis Podcast #404

5/20/2024
Lurking in every club, at every public court, and probably in YOUR service motion is the single biggest flaw that's holding back your game – and worst of all, it's the toughest technique problem to fix. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I'll lay out the roadmap for defeating the dreaded "Waiter Tray".

Duration:00:29:03

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Arrogant Tennis Troll BREAKS DOWN - Essential Tennis Podcast #403

5/3/2024
After posting a video on my personal channel calling out the WORST attitude in tennis, a player named Ben realized the video was describing HIM and sent me a long email explaining what led him to become a real life tennis troll. He agreed to sit down and get everything out in the open – here is our full conversation.

Duration:00:52:57

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Weak Doubles Partner SOLUTION! - Essential Tennis Podcast #402

4/27/2024
If you HATE playing doubles with a weak partner who doesn’t know where to stand, where to aim, or how to avoid your opponents then this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is exactly for you! You’ll learn how to take matters into your own hands, dictate play, and be a hero to your weaker partner.

Duration:00:29:23

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

How to STEAL Doubles Points! - Essential Tennis Podcast #401

4/12/2024
If you’re tired of never getting the ball at the net in doubles and points lasting forever until a baseline player finally misses then this is the episode you've been waiting for. You’re about to learn how to magically appear in exactly the right place at exactly the right time so you can STEAL points from your opponents and level up your game.

Duration:00:17:57

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Why Your Forehand Feels WEAK - Essential Tennis Podcast #400

4/5/2024
If you feel like you’re trying hard on your forehand but just can't hit a powerful shot then this is the episode you've been waiting for. That’s what my recent student told me was happening to her, but when I took my first look at her contact position it didn’t make any sense. Here's how I discovered the root of her problem and the steps you can follow to start hitting more effortless and powerful forehands...

Duration:00:17:21

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Play your BEST tennis under pressure - Essential Tennis Podcast #399

3/29/2024
How would you like to play your BEST tennis in the BIGGEST moments instead of crumbling under pressure? That’s exactly what you’re going to learn how to do as I deconstruct the recent video by Karue Sell from MyTennisHQ. He had an incredible result in a set against Taylor Fritz, the current world #12, and his reaction to that result speaks volumes about the difference between the mental toughness of world class players and regular, every day ones like you and me. Hope you enjoy this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:24:45

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Your Ready Position SUCKS - Essential Tennis Podcast #398

3/22/2024
There’s a 90% chance your ready position SUCKS based on the tens of thousands of hours I’ve spent coaching everyday tennis players like you. Without checking all four boxes needed you’ll never move around the court as quickly or smoothly as you should. Find out what they are in today’s special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:17:39

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Novak's Mental Deception Revealed - Essential Tennis Podcast #397

3/15/2024
Novak Djokovic is one of the most mentally tough tennis players of all time but it’s not for the reason most people think. Find out what the secret is in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast so you can become a better competitor during matches, play your best when it matters most and level up your game.

Duration:00:06:37

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

STOP leaving your tossing arm UP! - Essential Tennis Podcast #396

2/14/2024
If you’ve EVER tried to keep your tossing arm up on your serve then you MUST listen to this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast because that tip might be ruining your tennis results. Find out how long is too long to keep your arm up and how to hit your serves with the most power, smoothness and athleticism possible!

Duration:00:21:18

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Stop THINKING During Tennis! Essential Tennis Podcast #395

2/12/2024
What if you could make your best swings, hit your best shots and play your best level completely on auto pilot? Without thinking about it at all? That’s what the best competitors at ALL levels are able to do: play on instinct and habit instead of a merry go round of constant reminders and thoughts. Find out EXACTLY how to do that in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!

Duration:00:24:33

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Why You’re NOT Getting Better at Tennis! - Essential Tennis Podcast #394

2/7/2024
What if you could make your best swings, hit your best shots and play your best level of tennis completely on auto pilot? Without thinking about it at all? That’s what the best competitors at ALL levels are able to do: play on instinct and habit instead of a merry go round of constant reminders and thoughts. Learn how to do that and much more in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:22:56

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Level Up Your Tennis FAST - Essential Tennis Podcast #393

1/30/2024
If you’re an adult competitive tennis player that feels stuck with the same game, the same strokes, year after year, and you’re starting to feel like giving up - DON’T. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will reveal how to use the Improvement Circle to break out of the rut of bad habits, advance your game and reach the next level as quickly as possible.

Duration:00:17:06

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Starting Over - Essential Tennis Update

1/26/2024
The last 18 months have been a struggle and I wanted to let you know why I haven’t been posting new episodes of the Essential Tennis Podcast. Thank you so much for all your support over the years. I appreciate it tremendously.

Duration:00:18:06

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

The cause of ALL your tennis mistakes! - Essential Tennis Podcast #392

7/18/2023
The thing holding you back from the next level of tennis is something truly unexpected. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing, what level you are, how many lessons you’ve taken or how many matches you’ve won. Every player across the globe has yet to master this ONE thing and it’s keeping them from the quality tennis they’re capable of. Find out what it is and how to fix it in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!

Duration:00:24:47

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Are Tennis Lessons a Waste of Money? - Essential Tennis Podcast #391

7/12/2023
Often times tennis lessons ARE a waste of money because they simply don’t provide the type of service that students were expecting. Today’s special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a candid conversation between Ian and a player who felt ripped off. Was it warranted or did he make a mistake signing up for the coaching he did? Find out so you don’t make the same mistakes and get the most out of your tennis experience.

Duration:01:01:38

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Switching to Pickleball - Essential Tennis Podcast #390

7/6/2023
Pickleball is all the rage right now so I got some coaching and played some matches to see if it’s as great as so many people think. In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll hear my candid thoughts about what Pickleball is nailing, what the tennis community can learn from it, and whether I’ll be sticking with tennis or transitioning to Pickleball.

Duration:00:31:38

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Mental Tennis Turnaround - Essential Tennis Podcast #389

6/29/2023
The mental side of tennis used to be my biggest weakness and now it’s one of my biggest strengths. I’ve gone from being angry, self critical and spiraling out of control match after match to perfectly balancing my thoughts, feelings and mental energy. How was I able to do it? In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I look back over the last 20 years of work, reflection and learning to uncover the most important changes I’ve made that have turned tennis competition into a joy again.

Duration:00:28:47

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Terrible Match Play Solution - Essential Tennis Podcast #388

6/20/2023
If you’re sick of playing better in practice than you do in matches then this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast can’t be missed. You’ll learn the two big problems holding players back from their best performance when the pressure is really on, and most importantly, how to break free of those traps and finally become the competitive player you’ve always dreamed of.

Duration:00:22:50