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Want to play your BEST just hours after completing a match in a tournament? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will give you a simple 5 step formula that any player can execute at any level to quickly recover, recharge, and ramp up again …
Do you always choose to “serve” after winning the spin before your matches? If so you’re often giving up a HUGE tactical advantage and likely missing a lot of queues that your opponent doesn’t want you to notice. That all stops today! This episode …
Ready to take your tennis to the next level? Over the last 6 weeks I’ve spent a huge amount of time on the court with private and group students. This podcast pulls together all of the most important, impactful lessons that I learned alongside them…
Has one of your tennis strokes fallen into a jerky, twitching mess of hitches and hiccups? If so you’re not alone, and this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has the solution! You’ll learn how to regain confidence in your wayward stroke, find…
Today’s guest has had her share of mental tennis challenges on her way to winning 17 Grand Slam trophies, two Olympic gold medals, and 69 career doubles titles on the pro tour! Gigi Fernandez opens up about her past struggles with angry outbursts o…
Do you hate playing tiebreakers in tennis? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will arm you with the techniques, tactics, and mindsets needed to be successful! You’ll learn the two biggest mistakes players make that sabotage their chances …
Picking on an opponent’s backhand can be one of the most effective tactics in all of tennis! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn FIVE different plays that you can use to exploit the weak side of the players you square off a…
Do you have a tennis stroke that’s been stuck for weeks? Or maybe you feel like your whole game is in a rut even though you’ve been working hard to advance? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast has the solution! It outlines 5 simple but cri…
If you’re constantly disappointed in your progress on the tennis court then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is incredibly important to listen to. You’ll learn why your relationship to “left arrows” and “right arrows” explain whether or…
My junior year of NCAA tennis thrust me into a crazy situation that unexpectedly produced the best doubles of my life. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I'll unpack the top 6 lessons I learned from my experience. Practical mindset, ta…
What goes on in the mind of a great champion like Roger Federer? Is it all positivity, forward progress, and confidence? Nope! This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast breaks down an insightful interview that Roger gave talking about being ment…
Ever win the first set of a tennis match 6-1 only to lose the next one 1-6? What’s up with that?! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why those shifts in momentum are actually much easier to come about than you think and wh…
How many times per week should you be playing matches if you want to improve your tennis game? How about practicing or working out off the court? Mixing and matching those elements with the right ratios is critical to your ongoing development and i…
All around the world tennis players perform much better in practice than they do in matches. Why? One of the biggest reasons is they bring their practice mindset with them into competition which severely limits their chances of winning! Today’s epi…
If your child is playing tennis, thinking about playing tennis, or you want them to give tennis a try then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to! You’ll hear Ian talk about the biggest tennis parent blunders, how to …
Are you a tennis “Tinkerer”, “Dabbler”, or “Hacker”? Most players fall into one of those three categories whether they know it or not which keeps them from the meaningful improvement that they crave! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast …
Hate playing lefties in tennis? This strategy podcast episode will give you the keys to success the very next time you face off against a dreaded southpaw! You’ll learn WHY left handed players have such an advantage on the court, which patterns you…
If your serve toss gives you fits (especially during matches) then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! You’ll learn step by step drills that will retrain your toss for precision and confidence. Plus, you’ll learn the meth…
There’s a LOT of obsession among tennis players over the numbers next to their names. Unfortunately many of them are completely arbitrary! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the difference between useful ratings, useless o…
This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast features a very special guest: tennis data guru Craig O’Shannessy! Craig is the official strategy analysis for Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the ATP Tour, and the New York times just to name a few. Plu…
A “tennis diary” is the perfect way to track your improvement, optimize your practice sessions, and troubleshoot your opponents so you can win more matches. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn the top 5 things to track, rec…
Ever get frustrated with your tennis development? Did you set out to make it to a certain level or play on a certain team but it feels like you’re stuck in a rut? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a critical listen because it di…
If you’ve ever been cheated out of a point in tennis then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to! You’ll learn how often bad calls are made (it’s probably a lot more than you think), how to deal with them in the middl…
DON’T buy a new racquet until you listen to this podcast! You’ll learn if that new frame technology can actually provide additional power, spin, and accuracy or if it’s all marketing talk. You’ll also hear Ian’s recommendation for frame and string …
If you’ve ever had a hitting partner, teammate, or any other peer razz you for working hard to make changes to your game then today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen! Recently I’ve had several different VIP students of ours…
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Podcast Details
Started
May 27th, 2008
Latest Episode
Apr 24th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
278
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes

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