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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips

Ian Westermann - Tennis Professional

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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips
Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips

Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips

Ian Westermann - Tennis Professional

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Improve your tennis with the Essential Tennis Podcast, the very first podcast dedicated to tennis lessons and instruction! Tennis professional Ian Westermann answers listener questions about technique, strategy, mental toughness, and much more.

Latest Episodes

Finding Gold in Tennis Losses - Essential Tennis Podcast #328

If you’ve EVER been down in the dumps after losing a tennis match then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to hear! You’ll learn some stats from professional player results that will blow your mind, a new perspective on what it means to “fail” in tennis, and also a step by step approach to practically break down your losses so you can come away with priceless insights into your own game. The result: consistent improvement instead of getting stuck in negativity.

-1 s3 weeks ago
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Finding Gold in Tennis Losses - Essential Tennis Podcast #328

Nadal’s Guide To Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #327

Every once in a while we get a glimpse into the mind of a champion like Rafael Nadal. That’s exactly what happened during his post match press conference after the US Open final this past Sunday where he won his 19th grand slam title. He was asked about negative thoughts, the slam race, adjustments as he ages, and possibly becoming world #1 again. His responses were filled with wisdom and insight which I’ll share with you in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast along with my thoughts on how you can apply them to your own game!

-1 sSEP 12
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Nadal’s Guide To Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #327

5 Signs of a BAD Tennis Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #326

There are great tennis lessons and BAD tennis lessons, but how do you tell the difference?? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will dive deep into the top five ways you can tell that a tennis lesson won’t get you where you want to go. Of course, different players are looking for different types of lessons, too, so you’ll also learn about what to look for depending on your goals and aspirations on the court!

40 MINSEP 4
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5 Signs of a BAD Tennis Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #326

HUGE Podcast Announcement! New Show from Essential Tennis!

We're super excited to announce a brand new audio podcast from Essential Tennis called the "Shankcast"! This is a quick update to give you the details on that show plus let you know how you can get FREE access to any of our online coaching programs, but only through the end of September. If you love tennis then you'll absolutely love the Shankcast podcast. Go subscribe today! http://www.essentialtennis.com/shank

4 MINAUG 23
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HUGE Podcast Announcement! New Show from Essential Tennis!

Anticipating Your Opponent’s Shots - Essential Tennis Podcast #325

How would you like to tell the future on the tennis court by knowing EXACTLY what your opponent is going to hit next? You can do it! But only if you know exactly what to look for, watch, and analyze as your foes move around the court and prepare to hit each shot. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn all 5 elements needed to deconstruct your opponent, read their patterns and intention, and show up in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Nothing is more fun!

31 MINAUG 22
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Anticipating Your Opponent’s Shots - Essential Tennis Podcast #325

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

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!

69 MINAUG 15
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How To Win More With Age! - Essential Tennis Podcast #324

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

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!

35 MINAUG 9
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Top 7 Mistakes Tennis Players Make - Essential Tennis Podcast #323

Rafael Nadal Misses Feeds - Essential Tennis Podcast #322

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.

-1 sJUL 31
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Rafael Nadal Misses Feeds - Essential Tennis Podcast #322

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

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.

58 MINJUL 17
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Filling The Gaps In Your Game - Essential Tennis Podcast #321

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

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.

33 MINJUL 10
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The Ultimate Guide To Video Analysis - Essential Tennis Podcast #320

Latest Episodes

Finding Gold in Tennis Losses - Essential Tennis Podcast #328

If you’ve EVER been down in the dumps after losing a tennis match then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to hear! You’ll learn some stats from professional player results that will blow your mind, a new perspective on what it means to “fail” in tennis, and also a step by step approach to practically break down your losses so you can come away with priceless insights into your own game. The result: consistent improvement instead of getting stuck in negativity.

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
Finding Gold in Tennis Losses - Essential Tennis Podcast #328

Nadal’s Guide To Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #327

Every once in a while we get a glimpse into the mind of a champion like Rafael Nadal. That’s exactly what happened during his post match press conference after the US Open final this past Sunday where he won his 19th grand slam title. He was asked about negative thoughts, the slam race, adjustments as he ages, and possibly becoming world #1 again. His responses were filled with wisdom and insight which I’ll share with you in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast along with my thoughts on how you can apply them to your own game!

-1 sSEP 12
Comments
Nadal’s Guide To Tennis Happiness - Essential Tennis Podcast #327

5 Signs of a BAD Tennis Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #326

There are great tennis lessons and BAD tennis lessons, but how do you tell the difference?? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will dive deep into the top five ways you can tell that a tennis lesson won’t get you where you want to go. Of course, different players are looking for different types of lessons, too, so you’ll also learn about what to look for depending on your goals and aspirations on the court!

40 MINSEP 4
Comments
5 Signs of a BAD Tennis Lesson - Essential Tennis Podcast #326

HUGE Podcast Announcement! New Show from Essential Tennis!

We're super excited to announce a brand new audio podcast from Essential Tennis called the "Shankcast"! This is a quick update to give you the details on that show plus let you know how you can get FREE access to any of our online coaching programs, but only through the end of September. If you love tennis then you'll absolutely love the Shankcast podcast. Go subscribe today! http://www.essentialtennis.com/shank

4 MINAUG 23
Comments
HUGE Podcast Announcement! New Show from Essential Tennis!

Anticipating Your Opponent’s Shots - Essential Tennis Podcast #325

How would you like to tell the future on the tennis court by knowing EXACTLY what your opponent is going to hit next? You can do it! But only if you know exactly what to look for, watch, and analyze as your foes move around the court and prepare to hit each shot. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn all 5 elements needed to deconstruct your opponent, read their patterns and intention, and show up in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Nothing is more fun!

31 MINAUG 22
Comments
Anticipating Your Opponent’s Shots - Essential Tennis Podcast #325

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

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!

69 MINAUG 15
Comments
How To Win More With Age! - Essential Tennis Podcast #324

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

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!

35 MINAUG 9
Comments
Top 7 Mistakes Tennis Players Make - Essential Tennis Podcast #323

Rafael Nadal Misses Feeds - Essential Tennis Podcast #322

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.

-1 sJUL 31
Comments
Rafael Nadal Misses Feeds - Essential Tennis Podcast #322

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

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.

58 MINJUL 17
Comments
Filling The Gaps In Your Game - Essential Tennis Podcast #321

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

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.

33 MINJUL 10
Comments
The Ultimate Guide To Video Analysis - Essential Tennis Podcast #320