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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips

A Sports and Tennis podcast featuring Ian Westermann
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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 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 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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Recent 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.
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!
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!
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May 27th, 2008
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Sep 19th, 2019
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