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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 Find The Perfect Tennis Pro - Essential Tennis Podcast #277

2/5/2018
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Ever feel like you and your tennis pro have completely different ideas about what a tennis lesson should be, what it should focus on, and how you can best reach your goals? That’s because tennis players and teachers can have huge contrasts in what they value: short term vs long term. Fun vs improvement. Social vs business. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will define each main type of student and teacher, so you can figure out which you are an what type of lesson relationship...

Duration:00:30:08

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Tennis Improvement - Essential Tennis Podcast #276

1/29/2018
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Have you been taking lessons for months or maybe even years but you’re not sure if you’re any better than when you started? Have you hit a million balls but you don’t FEEL any improvement in your game? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen. Ian explains why all students “don’t get it” at first when they’re learning something new, and why two elements MUST be present at the same time for any advancement to take place.

Duration:00:22:07

How To End Tennis Coach Overwhelm - Essential Tennis Podcast #275

1/8/2018
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Tired of being told that everybody else is “wrong” each time you try another tennis pro? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen so you can build a clear perspective of the game of tennis, the pressures coaches have to compete with each other, and what you should be doing to take personal responsibility of your own improvement journey to get the most out of tennis possible. You’ll learn exactly how to pick a coach, communicate with them, and what the signs are...

Duration:00:26:51

Top 10 Ways To Make 2018 Your Best Tennis Year EVER - Essential Tennis Podcast #274

1/1/2018
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This is the ultimate checklist for tennis success in 2018! Listen as Ian counts down his top ten tools, mindsets, processes, and approaches to learning that have made the biggest difference in his students over the past twelve months. Use any 5 of them in the New Year that you’ll see a huge difference in your game. Use all 10 and you’ll have the best tennis year of your life! Thanks for another year of support for the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration:00:31:44

Learn Your Tennis “Why” For More Happiness and Fulfillment - Essential Tennis Podcast #273

12/18/2017
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If you’re like most tennis players you judge your success in wins and losses, or your NTRP rating, or which team you play on. Big mistake if you want to stay happy and fulfilled on the court for years to come! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast Ian describes how finding his tennis “why” transformed his perspective on the game and as a result his happiness on the court. Find out how you can learn your own “why” now.

Duration:00:29:08

Tennis Player “Rating Distortion Syndrome”?? - Essential Tennis Podcast #272

12/11/2017
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There’s an epidemic of low game awareness among tennis players of all levels and more than likely it’s keeping YOU from improving! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the symptoms of “Rating Distortion Syndrome”, what causes it, and how you can start recovering from it today. Treatment will not only improve your tennis results dramatically but also make you a more connected player with your peers.

Duration:00:21:26

The Tennis Mastery Plan: Improvement At Any Level - Essential Tennis Podcast #271

11/22/2017
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Tired of your game being stuck at the same level, or feeling like you’ve “maxed out” your tennis potential? Good news: there’s a way forward! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast, Ian responds to a recent email he received with 3 critical points to keep in mind while you work hard to keep advancing.

Duration:00:19:44

The Secret To Steady Tennis Improvement - Essential Tennis Podcast #270

11/17/2017
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If you've been frustrated with your pace of improvement in the game of tennis then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a MUST listen! You'll learn which elements you should be focusing on, and why you're probably fixated on the wrong things. Ian also gives a book recommendation for his new favorite resource on the improvement process.

Duration:00:22:18

How To Use “Neuro Priming” For Tennis Success! - Essential Tennis Podcast #269

11/10/2017
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This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has a special return guest: Frank Giampaolo who has just published a brand new book called “Neuro Priming For Peak Performance”. Frank is a veteran tennis coach who has worked with amateur players, touring professionals, top juniors, and everything in between. Listen in as he talks about how you can improve faster and easier by using simple routines and rituals!

Duration:00:50:43

Tennis Self Improvement Story That You Can Copy! - Essential Tennis Podcast #268

11/3/2017
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Listen as Ian shares the story of a fellow player who was fed up with her tennis progress, took charge of her lesson structure, and claimed a better way of improving her game. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features lots of practical tips for finding a better coach, or leading the coach you already have towards deeper, more impactful time on the court.

Duration:00:16:31

Tennis Progress Evaluation - Improvement Process Keys! - Essential Tennis Podcast #267

10/27/2017
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Ever wonder if you’ve really “got” something new and improved that you’ve been working on in your game? Wonder no longer after listening to this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! Ian will teach you how to evaluate your progress so you can avoid moving on to the next thing too quickly, and avoid getting stuck in your development.

Duration:00:22:07

Take CONTROL Of Your Tennis Improvement! - Essential Tennis Podcast #266

10/20/2017
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Do you have a burning passion for improving your tennis game but can’t seem to find any players or coaches that share your enthusiasm? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll learn Ian’s three top pieces of advice so you can take control of your own tennis development the very next time you step onto the court.

Duration:00:20:51

3 Keys To Masterful Tennis Movement - Essential Tennis Podcast #265

10/13/2017
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If you ever feel flat footed or constantly behind the action in singles or doubles then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll learn practical, actionable things that you can execute the very next time you head to the courts to play so you can be more proactive with your movement, get to more shots, and be more successful.

Duration:00:24:33

Tennis Improvement Is NOT “Simple”! - Essential Tennis Podcast #264

10/6/2017
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Ian dives beneath the surface of a recent discussion he had with a viewer on YouTube and explores the common attitude among tennis players and coaches that improvement is easy. You’ll learn the 3 Stages of Improvement and why catchphrases don’t work in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!

Duration:00:26:55

STOP watching tennis videos! - Essential Tennis Podcast #263

8/25/2017
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Watching all those instructional videos on YouTube is helping your game improve, right? WRONG! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast reveals why information overload is a huge game killer and what you should be doing to fight it so you can continue your progress on the court.

Duration:00:14:31

How To Tell If You’re Getting Better At Tennis! - Essential Tennis Podcast #262

8/18/2017
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There are SO many ways to measure your improvement (or lack thereof) as a tennis player: all time wins/losses, individual points and matches, quality of practice, beating certain players, the list goes on. The good news is there is a single most accurate way to track your progress that MOST players aren't even using! Here's how to incorporate it into your game…

Duration:00:21:53

Tennis Pro Forehand Power Secrets - Essential Tennis Podcast #261

8/4/2017
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How do the top pros in the world accelerate SO fast at their forehands over and over without getting tired? They use the correct parts of their body, in the correct order, and they’re exceptionally well trained! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will dive into all three elements that lead to world class acceleration so you can copy them yourself.

Duration:00:16:37

24 Tennis Improvement Progressions - Essential Tennis Podcast #260

7/31/2017
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Part 2 of 2 in a series focused on how to develop real, lasting tennis technique improvements that become unconscious habits! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast picks up where the last one left off by diving head first into progressions: why they’re so vital, how you should use them, and a long list of ideas that you can use the very next time you’re on the court.

Duration:00:35:14

5 Steps To Tennis Stroke Mastery - Essential Tennis Podcast #259

5/19/2017
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There are so many different technique elements that you COULD focus on in your game, how can you possible decide which to make a priority? What’s the best way to systematically improve your skills without getting sidetracked or wasting time? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast lays out the step by step process that Ian Westermann uses to transform the games of his private students.

Duration:00:23:09

Up Is Down?! Tennis Improvement Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #258

4/28/2017
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Ian describes how in the minds of tennis players up can actually be DOWN! This story comes straight from the court while working with one of his recent private students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why awareness is so crucial to improvement and what you can do to improve your own.

Duration:00:16:50

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