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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

How To Win More With Age! - Essential Tennis Podcast #324

8/14/2019
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If you’re frustrated by what Father Time is doing to your tennis game then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll hear an incredibly specific, practical conversation between Ian and Brent Abel who is world ranked in men’s 70’s competition. Not only has he stayed sharp over time but he’s playing better than ever and has a tremendous amount of wisdom to share for players of all ages!

Duration:01:09:50

Top 7 Mistakes Tennis Players Make - Essential Tennis Podcast #323

8/8/2019
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What is it exactly that separates beginner, intermediate, and high level tennis players? What’s the magic combination of skills, abilities, and traits that sets them apart? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will explain the top 7 things beginners miss that keep them at low or intermediate levels of play. Plus you’ll learn exactly what to focus on instead of those mistakes so you can propel your game to the next level and beyond!

Duration:00:35:03

Rafael Nadal Misses Feeds - Essential Tennis Podcast #322

7/30/2019
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Did you know you have a lot in common with one of the best tennis players ever to step onto a court, Rafael Nadal? You do! Today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will explore the mentality and perspective around making mistakes including how the world’s most elite competitors respond after hitting a shot they clearly didn’t mean to hit. You’ll also learn my own personal philosophy about hitting and missing feeds during point play, drills, or practices.

Duration:00:17:54

Filling The Gaps In Your Game - Essential Tennis Podcast #321

7/17/2019
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This special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a conversation with Marcus Cootsona, the author of "Occam's Racquet" and "TNNS LSSNS, Filling the Gaps in Your Game". Together we discuss why tennis isn't an intuitive or natural game, how we can tell if a coach is worth taking lessons from, plus what the gaps in our games are and how we can fill them.

Duration:00:58:05

The Ultimate Guide To Video Analysis - Essential Tennis Podcast #320

7/9/2019
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So you want to do video analysis for your tennis game, but where in the world do you start?? Which camera is best? What about tripods, software, or shooting angles? Don’t worry, in today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the step by step details for all of those things and many more! Good news: it’s much, MUCH easier than most people think. In fact, you probably already have everything you need.

Duration:00:33:40

Mental and Emotional Training For Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #319

6/25/2019
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This special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a candid conversation with Dr. Peter Scales, Ph.D. You'll learn how its possible to love the game of tennis more than simply winning and losing, what mental traits separate frustrated players from satisfied ones, and how to approach your practice and competition to be as successful as possible.

Duration:00:52:04

The Raw Truth About Tennis Improvement - Essential Tennis Podcast #318

6/18/2019
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So what does it REALLY take to bring your tennis game to the next level? Today you’ll find out during this candid and open conversation between coach and student. Learn exactly what drills, mindsets, and schedules Amadou used to dramatically improve his technique and strategy over the span of 6 months so you can utilize the lessons he learned! If you take your tennis results seriously then you can’t miss his episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:56:11

5 Principles for Singles Success - Essential Tennis Podcast #317

6/11/2019
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If you lose to singles players you KNOW you should beat then today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll learn the 5 key principles needed for singles success so you can evaluate your opponent, set up effective patterns and plays, and adjust your strategy on the fly like a pro to find the best possible plan of attack. Ignoring any of the five things in this episode means leaving matches on the table so be sure to tune in if you’re serious about your tennis...

Duration:00:36:57

The Biggest Tennis Strategy LIE - Essential Tennis Podcast #316

5/21/2019
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There’s an underlying assumption being made by tennis players and coaches that KILLS the potential to win matches! Singles and doubles players alike are making this critical perception mistake that keeps them locked into losing patterns of play. Find out what that wrong mindset is, how it was holding back one of my students, and how we’re breaking him free with amazing results in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:23:48

How Play Great Tennis After A Break - Essential Tennis Podcast #315

5/14/2019
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It can happen to the most passionate of players: an injury, a change in schedule, losing access to a court… life can throw any number of things at us to keep us from the game we love. But when you’re ready to pick up your racquet and hit the court again after years - or even decades - of time away, getting back to your former level of play can feel impossible. In today’s episode I’ll discuss the best (and worst) way to get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

Duration:00:26:46

Conquering Nerves In Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #314

5/7/2019
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Do you get nervous when you play tennis matches? Do you get tight, lock up, and become a totally different player once score is being kept? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a MUST listen! You’ll learn the secret to the incredible performances of world class players, what’s happening inside their minds, and why it’s very different than most people think. Plus, you’ll hear a step by step plan to start overcoming your drops in performance during real tennis matches.

Duration:00:28:39

Backwards Bicycle Tennis Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #313

4/30/2019
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Ever heard the phrase “it’s like riding a bike” to describe something really easy to do once you learn how? Today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast uncovers a vital improvement lesson that proves nothing could be more DIFFICULT than riding a bike when one simple variable changes. Understanding these principles is critical to improving absolutely any part of your tennis game!

Duration:00:28:20

Tournament Match Recovery Blueprint - Essential Tennis Podcast #312

4/24/2019
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Want to play your BEST just hours after completing a match in a tournament? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will give you a simple 5 step formula that any player can execute at any level to quickly recover, recharge, and ramp up again for their next match. Topics include mental, tactical, hydration, and food intake so you can peak at exactly the right time and win more tennis tournament matches!

Duration:00:28:57

Should You Serve Or Receive?? - Essential Tennis Podcast #311

4/16/2019
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Do you always choose to “serve” after winning the spin before your matches? If so you’re often giving up a HUGE tactical advantage and likely missing a lot of queues that your opponent doesn’t want you to notice. That all stops today! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will teach you the psychology, math, and tactics behind choosing whether to serve or receive after the racquet spin. You’ll never look at the end of your match warm ups the same way again.

Duration:00:32:22

Top 5 Lessons From Indian Wells - Essential Tennis Podcast #310

4/2/2019
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Ready to take your tennis to the next level? Over the last 6 weeks I’ve spent a huge amount of time on the court with private and group students. This podcast pulls together all of the most important, impactful lessons that I learned alongside them! Included are actionable tips on how to prioritize your technique projects, why “weird is normal”, why quality is more important than quantity, and much more! Thanks for your patience and support of the Essential Tennis Podcast :-)

Duration:00:30:28

Defeating the Yips - Essential Tennis Podcast #309

1/17/2019
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Has one of your tennis strokes fallen into a jerky, twitching mess of hitches and hiccups? If so you’re not alone, and this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has the solution! You’ll learn how to regain confidence in your wayward stroke, find the smoothness you used to have, and finally break free to better habits.

Duration:00:35:18

Gigi Fernandez talks Mental Toughness- Essential Tennis Podcast #308

1/8/2019
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Today’s guest has had her share of mental tennis challenges on her way to winning 17 Grand Slam trophies, two Olympic gold medals, and 69 career doubles titles on the pro tour! Gigi Fernandez opens up about her past struggles with angry outbursts on the court, the key mindsets and habits that turned it all around for her, and also the practical advice that she now gives her recreational level students who come to her for advice. Find out exactly what goes through the head of an elite, world...

Duration:00:38:12

5 Principles For Tiebreaker Success - Essential Tennis Podcast #307

1/1/2019
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Do you hate playing tiebreakers in tennis? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will arm you with the techniques, tactics, and mindsets needed to be successful! You’ll learn the two biggest mistakes players make that sabotage their chances of winning tiebreakers, the single most effective strategy to use, and even the mental toughness key needed to maximize your chances of winning. It’s time you learn how to WIN these critical points.

Duration:00:31:23

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