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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

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

How To Use An Online Tennis Course - Essential Tennis Podcast #286

5/29/2018
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If you've ever wondered how to BEST make use of a digital tennis training program then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You'll learn the big mistakes most players make after signing up for online coaching plus a four step process to follow so you can make the most of your investment.

Duration:00:22:57

She LOST Her New Forehand! - Essential Tennis Podcast #285

5/21/2018
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Ever take a great tennis lesson only to have all your improvements go down the drain in your next match? If so today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a MUST listen! Ian tells the story of a recent student who made incredible improvements only to have them disappear 24 hours later. You’ll learn what he did to fix the problem, what you can learn from that story, and three practical application points to help you continue your tennis advancement.

Duration:00:24:57

The Tennis Knowledge Deception - Essential Tennis Podcast #284

5/14/2018
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Today you’ll hear the story of one of our recent VIP students who was very much a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” case. She had an unusual disconnect between her practice service swings and her “real” serves that provides a perfect illustration for tennis players and coaches everywhere. If you take improvement seriously then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to understand because it explains why so much good information goes completely to waste on the court.

Duration:00:22:23

Broken Tennis String Opportunity - Essential Tennis Podcast #283

5/7/2018
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What’s your reaction when you break a string on your last racquet? Or you have a match on a windy day? Or your opponent has a style that you hate? We’re all faced with challenges every single time we step onto the court. The question is how do we respond! Today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a story about the ET pros hitting outside for the very first time. Find out how Kevin dealt with breaking a string and what you can learn from his challenge.

Duration:00:22:07

The Secret To Tennis Mental Toughness - Essential Tennis Podcast #282

4/30/2018
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Today’s special guest is best selling author, Ted X speaker, and Rio Olympic Games coach, Ed Tseng. He’s a mental performance consultant and tennis coach who has a dramatically more simple approach to mental tennis than the status quo. Together we tackle of of the most common tennis mental pitfalls including falling into a slump after winning the first set, dealing with negative or bossy doubles partners, how to navigate a match where our “Plan A” isn’t working, slow starts in matches, match...

Duration:00:38:57

The ULTIMATE Tool For Tennis Improvement - Essential Tennis Podcast #281

4/23/2018
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Thousands of tennis players all over the world have heard me recommend a specific improvement tool that I’ve said over and over is the single most powerful thing they can do to advance their tennis game...but STILL haven’t done it! Today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast tells the story of a specific student who finally pulled the trigger and is now reaping the rewards. Plus, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the technology he’s using.

Duration:00:22:24

Solving Unforced Errors - Essential Tennis Podcast #280

4/16/2018
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Most tennis singles and doubles points end with an error! That means if you spend time minimizing them your results will improve which is exactly what this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will tell you how to do. You’ll learn exactly what an unforced error is, what causes them, and how to minimize them through proper training and mindset.

Duration:00:23:47