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Tennis Action or Tennis Reaction? - Essential Tennis Podcast #359

Tennis Action or Tennis Reaction? - Essential Tennis Podcast #359

June 2, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been playing your whole life or picked up a racquet for the first time yesterday: tennis is chock full of challenges, obstacles and disappointments. What really matters is your response when you encounter them, which can have a tremendous effect on your success as a player and your enjoyment of the game. In this episode we’ll discuss the difference between action and reaction, and how choosing the right one can turn your game, match, or whole tennis career around.

Why I Won’t Quit And You Shouldn’t Either - Essential Tennis Podcast #358

Why I Won’t Quit And You Shouldn’t Either - Essential Tennis Podcast #358

May 27, 2020

In life we’re frequently put in situations that feel hopeless. Where it doesn’t seem like there’s anything we can control and everything is working against us. I was recently put in an uncomfortable position exactly like that and some people around me wondered if I was going to throw in the towel. Thankfully tennis has taught me valuable lessons and in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast I’ll share which have pulled me through tough times!

Easing Back Onto The Tennis Court - Essential Tennis Podcast #357

Easing Back Onto The Tennis Court - Essential Tennis Podcast #357

May 19, 2020

Have you had a long break away from the court and you’re wondering how to transition back in an effective way? If so this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical listening! You’ll learn how to mentally, physically, and technically ease back into high quality tennis without overdoing it, injuring yourself, or setting unrealistic expectations that leave you frustrated and dejected. This is your roadmap back to the tennis court!

The Secret To Tennis Feel - Essential Tennis Podcast #356

The Secret To Tennis Feel - Essential Tennis Podcast #356

May 13, 2020

Most tennis players have terrible feel because they view “touch” as being an on/off switch. Find out how you should approach it instead in this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! You’ll even learn a feel drill that you can do right now with a racquet and ball to help develop your awareness of an element critical to developing soft touch.

Essential Tennis Changes - An Update From Ian

Essential Tennis Changes - An Update From Ian

May 13, 2020

A lot of changes have taken place at Essential Tennis over the past two months. This quick upload explains them! Not a regular tennis instruction episode. Thanks for your support!

Tennis Is As Easy As 3-2-1 - Essential Tennis Podcast #355

Tennis Is As Easy As 3-2-1 - Essential Tennis Podcast #355

April 13, 2020

Today’s special guest is a two time tennis world record holder who knows a thing or two about focusing on what matters most! You’ll learn about Angelo Rossetti’s breakthough “3-2-1 Method” for drawing his student’s attention to the most essential elements of tennis success, why thinking about the “controllables” is so important to your tennis happiness and much, much more!

Quarantine Mindset Keys - Essential Tennis Podcast #354

Quarantine Mindset Keys - Essential Tennis Podcast #354

April 9, 2020

Believe it or not being stuck at home presents 3 big opportunities for tennis players! Unfortunately they're overlooked by most because their mindset and perspective has been thrown off by the difficult situations around them. Find out how you can break free of the negativity and fully take advantage of the chances to improve your tennis game at home on this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast.

My Tennis Feel Disappeared (solution!) - Essential Tennis Podcast #353

My Tennis Feel Disappeared (solution!) - Essential Tennis Podcast #353

March 30, 2020

Some time ago, while Ian was teaching a week-long clinic, he lost the feel for his simplest, most practiced shot – the feed! It's a universally dreaded experience for tennis players to have an off day and lose one of their most trusted tools, often in the middle of a critical match. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast, Ian shares how to navigate yourself out of this common situation so you can get back to playing your best tennis when it matters most.

Improve Your Tennis At Home - Essential Tennis Podcast #352

Improve Your Tennis At Home - Essential Tennis Podcast #352

March 23, 2020

With leagues cancelled, clubs closed, and tennis courts all around the world being shut down it feels like the improvement journey has to be put on hold. Wrong! There is SO much you can do right in your own living room, garage or yard to improve every aspect of your tennis performance and IQ. In this special episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn which 6 parts of your game you can work on away from the court as well as step by step resources to help you with each of them. Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep working hard on your game!

3 Critical Tennis Improvement Tools - Essential Tennis Podcast #351

3 Critical Tennis Improvement Tools - Essential Tennis Podcast #351

March 17, 2020

There's nothing more frustrating than putting your valuable time into improving an aspect of your tennis game, only to look back weeks, months, or even years later and still be struggling with the same problems. The truth is, it doesn't matter how correct the instruction you're receiving is if you aren't following the correct process for learning, applying and developing a new habit. Here's how we've been able to see real, lasting improvement in students' games in as little as 30 minutes – and how you can, too.