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 • 416 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!

    6 Step Match Anxiety Cure - Essential Tennis Podcast #372

    6 Step Match Anxiety Cure - Essential Tennis Podcast #372

    Do you get nervous during tennis matches causing you to play worse, get tight, and choke? If so this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen because you'll discover a step by step process for dealing with anxiety, finding peace with competitive situations, and truly performing your best.

    • 18 min
    The Key To Improvement, No Fooling - Essential Tennis Podcast #371

    The Key To Improvement, No Fooling - Essential Tennis Podcast #371

    April 1st has a very deep and special meaning for me and in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I’ll reveal what it is. You’ll learn how it has shaped my growth as a tennis player, coach, business owner and much more. This single perspective and focus has done more to help me accomplish my goals on and off the court than anything else over the last 10 years. I hope it does the same for you.

    • 14 min
    The Secret To Federer’s Success - Essential Tennis Podcast #370

    The Secret To Federer’s Success - Essential Tennis Podcast #370

    Everybody knows Roger Federer as an elite tennis player but how did he gather those skills? What and where are his roots as a person and a competitor? My special guest on this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has the answers after taking an incredible journey to dig deep and uncover Federer’s past. 

    • 45 min
    The Truth About Being Nervous - Essential Tennis Podcast #369

    The Truth About Being Nervous - Essential Tennis Podcast #369

    Do you get nervous before big tennis matches? Of course you do - you’re not a robot! The key to tennis success when the pressure is on isn’t removing nervousness but having the right relationship with it which is exactly what you’ll learn about in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast. It’s time to play your best tennis when it really matters!

    • 30 min
    Why You Don’t Get Better At Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #368

    Why You Don’t Get Better At Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #368

    Do you feel stuck with your tennis development? If so you’re probably overlooking ONE big element of improvement. Unfortunately most tennis players skip it which leads to lots of time spent on elements that don’t really matter. To find the solution listen to this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!

    • 19 min
    The Big 3 Of Success Routines - Essential Tennis Podcast #367

    The Big 3 Of Success Routines - Essential Tennis Podcast #367

    If you want to play your best tennis then setting up healthy habits and routines is critical, especially around the “Big 3”: sleep, exercise and nutrition. In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll hear what tips, tricks and rituals I use to maximize those three areas of my life so I can go into every day with the most energy, focus and drive possible.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
416 Ratings

416 Ratings

SinGoleta ,

Favorite podcast on tennis

Ian shares great insights on all the aspects of improving your tennis, from stroke technique to strategy to the mental game. My favorite episode is his interview with Dr. Peter Scales. I’m going to try to listen to that episode the day before I play a USTA match because it really helps me focus and to remember to enjoy the game. Smelling the tennis ball may seem strange, but it works for me!

Dan Heaton ,

Top-Notch Tennis Advice!

I’ve been closely following the Essential Tennis YouTube channel for a while but only recently learned about the podcast. Ian does such a great job making the advice down-to-earth and useful for all types of players. It’s also been a strong motivator as I get back on the court this summer. Awesome podcast!

Dan M in San Diegp ,

If you are passionate about improving

This podcast gives you the tools you need to become a better tennis player. The host, Ian, has a vast wealth of knowledge about tennis in general and tennis instruction in particular. He covers the whole gamut of topics, from stroke technique to mental toughness to strategy to strength and conditioning. Each episode focuses on a single topic, and Ian is extremely good at explaining things in a clear, no nonsense, calm manner. If you want to get better at tennis, give this podcast a listen.

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