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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

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


The “Natural” Tennis Swing MYTH - Essential Tennis Podcast #257

4/21/2017
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There’s a prevalent attitude among some tennis teachers and players that good technique should happen “naturally” if you just let it. Unfortunately in most cases nothing could be further from the truth! Find out why this is a myth and what you should be focusing on to make lasting, meaningful improvements to your game in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Duration: 00:16:29


Tennis Self Deception - “Better Player”?? - Essential Tennis Podcast #256

4/17/2017
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Every day countless tennis players fool themselves into thinking they’re better than they actually are… and that their opponents are worse than in reality! Don’t fall for that trap. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn which elements of tennis matter, and which are irrelevant, earning you ZERO “bonus points”.

Duration: 00:15:13


Tennis Improvement - Perception VS Reality - Essential Tennis Podcast #255

4/7/2017
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Today I have a story for you from one of our recent clinics in Indian Wells, California. It illustrates the MOST important part of beginning the improvement process: awareness. Plus, I'll share an amazing resource about how to best build your knowledge of what you're actually doing on the court.

Duration: 00:10:50


How To Prepare For a Tennis Tournament - Essential Tennis Podcast #254

3/31/2017
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Learn step by step how to prepare for a big tournament so you can make improvements and play your best when it really matters most. You'll find out how to use "periodization" to create a powerful plan of attack that anybody can utilize for big game improvement and more match wins.

Duration: 00:22:13


Mental Tennis Lies - Essential Tennis Podcast #253

2/3/2017
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So you've tried rituals, positive self talk, etc. and nothing seems to be working....STOP trying to get rid of your nerves during a match; it's what you DO with them that can really make a difference. Here are the TOP 3 mental tennis LIES that most players believe, and how to overcome each of them.

Duration: 00:16:54


Tennis Strategy Cheat Sheet - Essential Tennis Podcast #252

1/27/2017
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When going into a tennis match, is it better to come up with a strategic game plan for yourself OR to assess your opponent’s weaknesses in real time and adjust accordingly? In this podcast I’ll cover the essential strategies you should apply to EVERY match…

Duration: 00:23:00


DON’T Watch The Ball! - Essential Tennis Podcast #251

1/13/2017
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Every tennis player in history has been told to “watch the ball”, but most don’t know when they shouldn’t! Moving your eyes correctly during a tennis exchange means huge jumps in awareness resulting in the ability to anticipate what’s coming next. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn when to watch the ball, when NOT to, and what you should be looking for instead so you can literally tell the future during your match play and be much more proactive.

Duration: 00:17:24


The Narrow Path To Tennis Improvement - Essential Tennis Podcast #250

1/9/2017
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Want to improve your tennis game faster or break out of a plateau? The players who consistently break through and climb the ranks one after the other share certain attitudes and beliefs, especially when it comes to challenging themselves and leaving their comfort zones. In this episode you’ll hear how Ian uncovered a common way that players sell themselves short, an inspiring quote from a hall of fame athlete, and 6 practical ways to push yourself further and accelerate your improvement.

Duration: 00:22:13


Tennis Mindset For Success - Essential Tennis Podcast #249

12/16/2016
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There’s one thing we don’t often associate with tennis improvement: COURAGE. The truth is, as long as you’re afraid to step of your comfort zone and push yourself to try something new you WILL find yourself unable to progress. Here’s how to press forward and really succeed…

Duration: 00:17:59


Hitting Confidently In Matches - Essential Tennis Podcast #248

12/9/2016
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EVERY tennis player can relate to the disappointment of hitting confidently in practice only to have everything fall apart in a match. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast we'll discuss WHY this happens and – more importantly – HOW to fix it.

Duration: 00:17:30


Obstacle or Opportunity? - Essential Tennis Podcast #247

12/2/2016
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When you encounter a roadblock in your tennis improvement - your age, your fitness level, a difficult skill, a certain shot, etc. - what's your response? Having the CORRECT response to obstacles can be the difference between achieving your tennis goals or being stuck at the same skill level the rest of your life. Here's what I mean…

Duration: 00:12:48


Better Player = Better Coach?? - Essential Tennis Podcast #246

6/15/2016
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There’s a belief runs rampant in the tennis world that playing ability equals coaching ability; but do good players always make good coaches (and vice-versa)? Here's what matters most when considering a coach, and why the two disciplines don't completely go hand in hand...

Duration: 00:17:22


50 Shades of Tennis Strategy - Essential Tennis Podcast #245

2/1/2016
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Ever had your pro attempt to teach you something completely outside of your playing style, only to have it feel completely wrong and like a waste of time? Good news: your pro is smarter than you may think! Here’s why your comfort zone is actually hurting your game…

Duration: 00:15:43


The Worst Attitude in Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #244

1/15/2016
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Hitting with lower level players can feel like a waste of time, so why bother? Believe it or not even "worse" players have something valuable to offer –in this episode I'll tell you why.

Duration: 00:15:20

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