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For over 200 episodes tennis professional Ian Westermann has been answering questions for listeners all over the world with one goal in mind: making you a better tennis player. What topics are covered? Over the years no stone has been left unturned as Ian covers such topics as creating topspin, singles strategy, doubles strategy, mental toughness, stroke technique for the serve, forehand and backhand, fitness and conditioning, how to defeat pushers, and so much more.

For over 200 episodes tennis professional Ian Westermann has been answering questions for listeners all over the world with one goal in mind: making you a better tennis player. What topics are covered? Over the years no stone has been left unturned as Ian covers such topics as creating topspin, singles strategy, doubles strategy, mental toughness, stroke technique for the serve, forehand and backhand, fitness and conditioning, how to defeat pushers, and so much more.
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For over 200 episodes tennis professional Ian Westermann has been answering questions for listeners all over the world with one goal in mind: making you a better tennis player. What topics are covered? Over the years no stone has been left unturned as Ian covers such topics as creating topspin, singles strategy, doubles strategy, mental toughness, stroke technique for the serve, forehand and backhand, fitness and conditioning, how to defeat pushers, and so much more.

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English


Episodes

Dominate Your Opponent’s Backhand - Essential Tennis Podcast #306

12/11/2018
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Picking on an opponent’s backhand can be one of the most effective tactics in all of tennis! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn FIVE different plays that you can use to exploit the weak side of the players you square off against, including a wildcard that adds a tremendous amount of flexibility to how you’re able to keep them uncomfortable. Implement any one or two of them to gain the upper hand and win more matches now!

Duration:00:33:18

Get Your Tennis Stroke Unstuck - Essential Tennis Podcast #305

12/5/2018
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Do you have a tennis stroke that’s been stuck for weeks? Or maybe you feel like your whole game is in a rut even though you’ve been working hard to advance? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has the solution! It outlines 5 simple but critical things that are needed to continue moving from level to level in the game of tennis. Unfortunately most players don’t take advantage of any of them, but that stops now!

Duration:00:27:09

The Secret To Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #304

11/27/2018
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If you’re constantly disappointed in your progress on the tennis court then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is incredibly important to listen to. You’ll learn why your relationship to “left arrows” and “right arrows” explain whether or not you’ll be happy in tennis, how failures can lead to more fulfillment on the court, and why your perspective on the game at large has everything to do with which path you take year after year.

Duration:00:26:26

Best Doubles Of My Life! - Essential Tennis Podcast #303

11/20/2018
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My junior year of NCAA tennis thrust me into a crazy situation that unexpectedly produced the best doubles of my life. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I'll unpack the top 6 lessons I learned from my experience. Practical mindset, tactics, and strategy insights that you can implement in your very next doubles match!

Duration:00:31:41

Roger Federer Mindset Secrets - Essential Tennis Podcast #302

11/6/2018
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What goes on in the mind of a great champion like Roger Federer? Is it all positivity, forward progress, and confidence? Nope! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast breaks down an insightful interview that Roger gave talking about being mentally fit. You’ll learn how it deals with nervousness, distractions, and what he feels is most important to strive for each and every time he steps onto a court. Hope you find these insights inspiring and easy to put into practice!

Duration:00:23:45

Eliminate Huge Tennis Momentum Swings! - Essential Tennis Podcast #301

10/30/2018
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Ever win the first set of a tennis match 6-1 only to lose the next one 1-6? What’s up with that?! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why those shifts in momentum are actually much easier to come about than you think and what mindset you should have around lopsided scores has they travel back and forth. You’ll also learn exactly which singles and doubles patterns of play will insulate you the most from big momentum swings.

Duration:00:19:48

Maximizing Your Tennis Training Calendar - Essential Tennis Podcast #300

10/17/2018
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How many times per week should you be playing matches if you want to improve your tennis game? How about practicing or working out off the court? Mixing and matching those elements with the right ratios is critical to your ongoing development and in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn exactly how to do that. It’s time to work smarter, not harder, so you can maximize your efforts and break free to the next level!

Duration:00:30:27

Seek and Destroy For Tennis Match Success! - Essential Tennis Podcast #299

10/9/2018
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All around the world tennis players perform much better in practice than they do in matches. Why? One of the biggest reasons is they bring their practice mindset with them into competition which severely limits their chances of winning! Today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast clearly outlines exactly what you should be focusing on in practice and the big shift you should make when you walk onto the match court. Execute what you learn and you’ll win more tennis matches, period!

Duration:00:23:56

Advice For Tennis Parents - Essential Tennis Podcast #298

10/1/2018
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If your child is playing tennis, thinking about playing tennis, or you want them to give tennis a try then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to! You’ll hear Ian talk about the biggest tennis parent blunders, how to approach motivating your child on the court, and what the biggest question is that needs to be asked before pursuing the sport seriously. You’ll also hear feedback from two other Essential Tennis coaches who worked in the world of high performance...

Duration:00:24:49

STOP Tinkering With Your Tennis Strokes! - Essential Tennis Podcast #297

9/17/2018
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Are you a tennis “Tinkerer”, “Dabbler”, or “Hacker”? Most players fall into one of those three categories whether they know it or not which keeps them from the meaningful improvement that they crave! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the hallmarks of each player personality, why it's so easy to fall into those traps, and most importantly the keys to breaking free and getting on the path to mastery.

Duration:00:23:34

How To Beat Lefties At Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #296

9/11/2018
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Hate playing lefties in tennis? This strategy podcast episode will give you the keys to success the very next time you face off against a dreaded southpaw! You’ll learn WHY left handed players have such an advantage on the court, which patterns you need to focus on to make them suffer as much as you do, and even how to position yourself and read their serves so you can return twice as effectively as you normally do. It’s all laid out step by step in this episode of the Essential Tennis...

Duration:00:30:33

How To Fix Your Serve Toss - Essential Tennis Podcast #295

9/4/2018
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If your serve toss gives you fits (especially during matches) then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll learn step by step drills that will retrain your toss for precision and confidence. Plus, you’ll learn the methodology behind our teaching approach so you can apply the same principles to ANY other tennis skill. Not only will you come to understand how to train yourself or somebody else for mastery of a new and improved physical skill but also how to...

Duration:00:31:19

Why Your Tennis Rating Is Useless - Essential Tennis Podcast #294

8/27/2018
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There’s a LOT of obsession among tennis players over the numbers next to their names. Unfortunately many of them are completely arbitrary! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the difference between useful ratings, useless ones, and how much you should really be comparing yourself to others. You’ll also learn what your “north star” should be in your training so you shoot for the right goals, make the best use of your time, and maximize your happiness.

Duration:00:21:32

Strategy Secrets From Novak Djokovic’s Analyst - Essential Tennis Podcast #293

8/20/2018
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This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a very special guest: tennis data guru Craig O’Shannessy! Craig is the official strategy analysis for Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the ATP Tour, and the New York times just to name a few. Plus, he works directly with Novak Djokovic to help him create game plans that defeat the best opponents in the world. Listen as he applies what he’s learned to everyday players like you and me so we can be more successful on the court, win more...

Duration:00:38:20

How To Keep A Tennis Diary - Essential Tennis Podcast #292

8/13/2018
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A “tennis diary” is the perfect way to track your improvement, optimize your practice sessions, and troubleshoot your opponents so you can win more matches. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the top 5 things to track, record, and document to give you the best tennis results as fast as possible. A small time investment on your new diary can reap huge breakthroughs if you focus on the right things!

Duration:00:21:37

How To Find Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #291

8/6/2018
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Ever get frustrated with your tennis development? Did you set out to make it to a certain level or play on a certain team but it feels like you’re stuck in a rut? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a critical listen because it discusses the importance of focusing on the right things to maintain your happiness and enjoyment of the sport. The wrong perspective can lead you down a path of dissatisfaction and anger, just like it did for me. Hopefully the stories told in...

Duration:00:30:51

How To Handle Tennis Cheaters - Essential Tennis Podcast #290

7/2/2018
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If you’ve ever been cheated out of a point in tennis then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to! You’ll learn how often bad calls are made (it’s probably a lot more than you think), how to deal with them in the middle of a match, and even what the “Nuclear Option” is for when things get really, really ugly. More than likely you’ll be surprised at what I have to say and what the other ET coaches think. If you play competitive tennis at all then don’t miss this...

Duration:00:28:36

Tennis Gear Myths BUSTED - Essential Tennis Podcast #289

6/18/2018
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DON’T buy a new racquet until you listen to this podcast! You’ll learn if that new frame technology can actually provide additional power, spin, and accuracy or if it’s all marketing talk. You’ll also hear Ian’s recommendation for frame and string specs from beginner all the way up to advanced tennis players. Whether you’re in the market for a new frame or simply want to optimize what you already have this is the episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ve been waiting for!

Duration:00:28:57

Don’t Listen To Tennis Haters - Essential Tennis Podcast #288

6/11/2018
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If you’ve ever had a hitting partner, teammate, or any other peer razz you for working hard to make changes to your game then today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! Recently I’ve had several different VIP students of ours share stories about their peers making fun of their improvements efforts and I think a mindset check it critical to deflecting those kinds of comments. You’ll learn why you’re special, why understanding motivations is key, and how to stay focused...

Duration:00:19:42

Andy Murray’s Secret Match Notes - Essential Tennis Podcast #287

6/4/2018
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Ever wonder what the pros are telling themselves during a match? Thanks to a sneaky courtside reporter now we know EXACTLY what Andy Murray was trying to keep in mind during one of his matches and the list he made for himself is super revealing! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn which of those 10 elements apply to you, which don’t, and what you should be focusing on during your next match.

Duration:00:21:19