24 episodes

If you eat, sleep, and breathe tennis then the Shankcast is for you! Each and every week tennis professionals Ian Westermann, Megan Garlington, and Kevin Garlington sit down to discuss topics, questions, and frustrations common to all tennis players around the world. It doesn’t matter if you started last month, last year, or many decades ago: the humorous insights you’ll hear will give you more appreciation, understanding, and respect for the great game we all love. Our biggest goal is to provide entertaining, engaging tennis talk that not only is a pleasure to listen to but also helps maximize your tennis enjoyment and success in your matches!What topics will be covered on the Shankcast podcast? Nothing will be off limits and no stone will be left unturned! You’ll hear the hosts debate whether or not it’s kosher to try doubles opponents, if the unhand serve (ala Nick Kyrgios) is a smart play or disrespectful, how well they think they would fare against Serena Williams, the biggest mistakes tennis parents make, and much, much more! No matter what tennis topic is being discussed Ian, Megan and Kevin will share their real, candid, unfiltered thoughts so you can benefit from their many decades of experience as players, coaches, and mentors around the court. Subscribing to the Shankcast is hands down the best way to automatically get each episode as its published, each and every week! You can also check out the official Shankcast website at www.shankcast.com or subscribe on Spotify, Podbean, Stitcher, the iPhone Podcasts app, the Google Play app on your Android phone, or just about anywhere else that podcasts are found! If you’ve listened to the Shankcast and you enjoy it then please rate and review the show! Thank you so much for your support of what we’re doing and for tuning in each and every week. Also, if you’re looking for more detailed, in depth instructional materials make sure to subscribe to the Essential Tennis Podcast which Ian Westermann has hosted for over 10 years, and head over to www.essentialtennis.com where you can find hundreds of free video, audio, and written lessons designed to help you play your best.

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If you eat, sleep, and breathe tennis then the Shankcast is for you! Each and every week tennis professionals Ian Westermann, Megan Garlington, and Kevin Garlington sit down to discuss topics, questions, and frustrations common to all tennis players around the world. It doesn’t matter if you started last month, last year, or many decades ago: the humorous insights you’ll hear will give you more appreciation, understanding, and respect for the great game we all love. Our biggest goal is to provide entertaining, engaging tennis talk that not only is a pleasure to listen to but also helps maximize your tennis enjoyment and success in your matches!What topics will be covered on the Shankcast podcast? Nothing will be off limits and no stone will be left unturned! You’ll hear the hosts debate whether or not it’s kosher to try doubles opponents, if the unhand serve (ala Nick Kyrgios) is a smart play or disrespectful, how well they think they would fare against Serena Williams, the biggest mistakes tennis parents make, and much, much more! No matter what tennis topic is being discussed Ian, Megan and Kevin will share their real, candid, unfiltered thoughts so you can benefit from their many decades of experience as players, coaches, and mentors around the court. Subscribing to the Shankcast is hands down the best way to automatically get each episode as its published, each and every week! You can also check out the official Shankcast website at www.shankcast.com or subscribe on Spotify, Podbean, Stitcher, the iPhone Podcasts app, the Google Play app on your Android phone, or just about anywhere else that podcasts are found! If you’ve listened to the Shankcast and you enjoy it then please rate and review the show! Thank you so much for your support of what we’re doing and for tuning in each and every week. Also, if you’re looking for more detailed, in depth instructional materials make sure to subscribe to the Essential Tennis Podcast which Ian Westermann has hosted for over 10 years, and head over to www.essentialtennis.com where you can find hundreds of free video, audio, and written lessons designed to help you play your best.

    Excelling At League Tennis - Shankcast #23

    Excelling At League Tennis - Shankcast #23

    Tired of all the drama, frustration and intimidation that comes with league tennis play? If so don’t miss this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast because lifelong tennis coaches and players Megan, Kevin and Ian share their perspectives and experiences managing USTA teams, team captains and team players. You’ll learn what mindsets and attitudes will help you diffuse difficult situations and bring more success to your tennis experience. Hope you enjoy our tennis banter!

    • 44 min
    The Ultimate Tennis Weapon - Shankcast #22

    The Ultimate Tennis Weapon - Shankcast #22

    Do you have what it takes to be a successful tennis competitor? On this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis coaches discuss which is more important: loving to win or hating to lose. It’s a deep dive into tennis mindset, mental toughness, motivation and psychology that you can’t miss if you take your match play seriously. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

    • 42 min
    Play Your BEST Tennis In Matches! - Shankcast #21

    Play Your BEST Tennis In Matches! - Shankcast #21

    It’s a universal frustration for tennis players: putting in the work, finding your groove and hitting awesome in practice, only to start a match and have your best tennis – the tennis you KNOW you’re capable of – nowhere to be found. Don’t despair! It is possible to consistently play your best in a match setting, but it won’t happen unless you’ve prepared your mind and body first. In this episode of the Shankcast we’ll share what’s worked for us (and what’s gone wrong) along the way...

    • 49 min
    How To Advance Your Tennis Level NOW - Shankcast #20

    How To Advance Your Tennis Level NOW - Shankcast #20

    Each level of tennis requires different skills, tools, and abilities so working on the right things at the right time is critical to keep moving up the ladder! In this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis coaches discuss what to focus on to advance your game right now, no matter where you are in your tennis journey. We hope you enjoy our tennis banter!

    • 1 hr
    Recovering From and Preventing Tennis Injuries - Shankcast #19

    Recovering From and Preventing Tennis Injuries - Shankcast #19

    If you play a lot of tennis then injuries are bound to happen sooner or later. Should you stop playing? Stretch? Get a massage?? Tune in for this special episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast to hear the experiences and perspectives of three lifelong tennis players and coaches as they discuss the pitfalls, mistakes and lessons learned from their own injuries as well as the injuries of their students and clients. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

    • 47 min
    How To ACTUALLY Work Out For Tennis - Shankcast #18

    How To ACTUALLY Work Out For Tennis - Shankcast #18

    A quick search on the internet will give you TONS of so-called tennis specific workout routines - some of which can seriously improve your mobility, explosiveness and endurance on the court, and some of which will get you nothing more than a decent cardio workout. In this week’s Shankcast we’ll discuss how to get the most out of your workout routine, so your time spent will translate to actual gains on the court (and not just firmer buns).

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

WillW 000 ,

Great if you’re obsessed with tennis!

Just listened to the first episode about the legitimacy of underhand serves in a match and really enjoyed hearing everyone’s take.

I’m siding with Kevin on this one, I envision a future where underhand serves are a normal part of the game at every level.

eibrandr ,

A fresh take

I’ve been a fan of the Essential tennis podcast for a long time now. This new offering provides an interesting insight into how the team thinks. The ideas talked are interesting and varied, and the discussions are nice and lively.

Looking forward to plenty more great topic and discussions!

R

SMPM96 ,

Great listen

Brilliant podcast with great insight to all things tennis. Really enjoyable listen for any tennis fans

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