300 episodes

If you LOVE tennis, you badly want to improve, and you’re willing to work hard to achieve your goals then this is the tennis podcast you’ve been looking for! For over a decade 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, mastery mindset and goal setting, how to change bad habits, footwork, defeating nerves during matches, tournament success, tie breaker success, breaking through plateaus, advice for tennis parents, and much, much more!

Does Ian’s audio tennis instruction translate into better on court results? In short, YES!

There’s a reason why the Essential Tennis Podcast is the highest rated tennis podcast in the world: Ian’s instruction actually does bring results. Tennis players all around the planet listen to his lessons thousands of times per day and are improving their tennis as a result.

So whether your technique needs polishing, your strategy is suffering, or your mental game is leaving you a wreck on the court this tennis podcast can take you to the next level. Start listening today so you can take full advantage of all Ian’s tennis knowledge!

You’ll also hear candid, in depth interviews with luminaries, book authors, and other experts in the game of tennis like Gigi Fernandez and Craig O’Shannessey. Ian loves spending time chatting with other podcast hosts as well in an effort to bring a well rounded, balanced approach to the thoughts and perspectives presented on his show.

Subscribing to the Essential Tennis Podcast is hands down the best way to automatically get each episode that Ian publishes but you can also access each and every lesson at essentialtennis.com. From there you can manually download each .mp3 file into iTunes and listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to listen on the go.

You can also subscribe via the Podcasts App on your iPhone, the Play Music app on your Android phone, or through Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing video and written tennis lessons on www.essentialtennis.com as well. Everything at Essential Tennis is completely free and open to take advantage of. No matter what part of your game you need to improve you’ll find helpful instruction to get you to the next level.

Have you enjoyed the Essential Tennis Podcast? Then please rate and review the show! It’s already the most highly rated tennis podcast on iTunes but Ian would greatly appreciate your support by leaving your comments and rating.

Thank you so much for listening and good luck with your tennis!

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    • 4.8 • 431 Ratings

If you LOVE tennis, you badly want to improve, and you’re willing to work hard to achieve your goals then this is the tennis podcast you’ve been looking for! For over a decade 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, mastery mindset and goal setting, how to change bad habits, footwork, defeating nerves during matches, tournament success, tie breaker success, breaking through plateaus, advice for tennis parents, and much, much more!

Does Ian’s audio tennis instruction translate into better on court results? In short, YES!

There’s a reason why the Essential Tennis Podcast is the highest rated tennis podcast in the world: Ian’s instruction actually does bring results. Tennis players all around the planet listen to his lessons thousands of times per day and are improving their tennis as a result.

So whether your technique needs polishing, your strategy is suffering, or your mental game is leaving you a wreck on the court this tennis podcast can take you to the next level. Start listening today so you can take full advantage of all Ian’s tennis knowledge!

You’ll also hear candid, in depth interviews with luminaries, book authors, and other experts in the game of tennis like Gigi Fernandez and Craig O’Shannessey. Ian loves spending time chatting with other podcast hosts as well in an effort to bring a well rounded, balanced approach to the thoughts and perspectives presented on his show.

Subscribing to the Essential Tennis Podcast is hands down the best way to automatically get each episode that Ian publishes but you can also access each and every lesson at essentialtennis.com. From there you can manually download each .mp3 file into iTunes and listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad to listen on the go.

You can also subscribe via the Podcasts App on your iPhone, the Play Music app on your Android phone, or through Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing video and written tennis lessons on www.essentialtennis.com as well. Everything at Essential Tennis is completely free and open to take advantage of. No matter what part of your game you need to improve you’ll find helpful instruction to get you to the next level.

Have you enjoyed the Essential Tennis Podcast? Then please rate and review the show! It’s already the most highly rated tennis podcast on iTunes but Ian would greatly appreciate your support by leaving your comments and rating.

Thank you so much for listening and good luck with your tennis!

    Roger Federer’s Demons Exposed - Essential Tennis Podcast #384

    Roger Federer’s Demons Exposed - Essential Tennis Podcast #384

    What’s happening inside the mind of an elite competitor like Roger Federer right as things are looking most dark and pessimistic during a match? Is he visualizing holding a trophy, saying positive affirmations or some kind of special mantra? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast reveals the answer along with 4 huge takeaways that we can all learn from when it comes to mental toughness and playing our best tennis under pressure!

    • 18 min
    Tennis Friction and Flow - Essential Tennis Podcast #383

    Tennis Friction and Flow - Essential Tennis Podcast #383

    If you’ve ever felt stuck in your tennis game then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen. It features four stories from Ian’s past as a player and coach where things felt very wrong and how he was able to navigate through those tough periods. If you’ve ever lost your tennis happiness then this is a must listen!

    • 37 min
    How you SABOTAGE your Tennis Game - Essential Tennis Podcast #382

    How you SABOTAGE your Tennis Game - Essential Tennis Podcast #382

    A huge chunk of the practice tennis players do is a total waste of time. It’s a waste because the same bad habits are getting repeated again and again and again. How do you get off that merry go round of non-improvement? Find out in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast. It’s time to finally break free and make meaningful improvements to your game!

    • 19 min
    The Tennis Domination Delusion - Essential Tennis Podcast #381

    The Tennis Domination Delusion - Essential Tennis Podcast #381

    There’s a shocking truth about how points are won and lost in tennis. It’s true for the most elite professional players in the world and also true for the rest of us. Failing to understand the reality of this insight will leave you frustrated, angry and ineffective on the court. Find out what it is in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast so you can have a clear, accurate understanding of how the game truly is.

    • 17 min
    Why You’re NOT Getting Better at Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #380

    Why You’re NOT Getting Better at Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #380

    Tennis players blame all kinds of things for not improving as fast as they want including lack of time, money, training partners and quality coaching. Unfortunately there’s a much bigger, more important reason that nobody ever talks about. Find out what it is and how you can overcome it in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

    • 21 min
    I Wasted This Coach’s Time - Essential Tennis Podcast #379

    I Wasted This Coach’s Time - Essential Tennis Podcast #379

    I recently took a tennis lesson in which I wasted my coach’s time. It could have easily been avoided by taking some simple steps before the lesson started but I failed to see it coming. Find out what that mistake was and how you can learn from it to take charge of your tennis improvement and advance as quickly as possible in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

NH Angler ,

Great Pod and YT channel

Great stuff Ian!!

Liz Wie ,

Amazing golden nuggets!

Thank you Ian and company for your time and energy invested in these podcasts!! Your break from the daily podcast this year actually helped me catch up on YEARS of prior podcasts. They are truly amazing golden nuggets of tennis wisdom and listening to you literally helped turn my game around. Please keep it up.

RF_Goat ,

Thank you Ian and Essential Tennis

Thank your for creating a place where people who passionately love the game of tennis can come and listen and discuss tennis improvement. It’s so hard to find others in my local area who care about tennis the way I and so many of you listeners do. Your podcast has helped me in many ways, but especially with my mental game and becoming grateful for the ability to play the game I love, which has helped me to stay positive in my matches. As a result, I’ve played the best matches of my life and had my biggest wins. Thank you and please keep it up!

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