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Battling Your Tennis Super Villains - Essential Tennis Podcast #344

Battling Your Tennis Super Villains - Essential Tennis Podcast #344

January 21, 2020

Get ready to have your tennis match obstacles flipped on their head! In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why the things that bother you the most during competition might actually be great opportunities in disguise. This one, simple mindset shift could make the difference between winning and losing your very next showdown with a tennis foe.

Fighting The “Old Tennis You” - Essential Tennis Podcast #343

Fighting The “Old Tennis You” - Essential Tennis Podcast #343

January 17, 2020

It’s a common struggle for players on the road to tennis improvement: learning how to hit a better forehand, backhand or serve, practicing it several times, then trying to use it in a match only to find your old, bad habits coming back to bite you! The hard truth is, those old tennis habits never go down without a fight, so knowing HOW to fight them is the key to success. In this episode, Ian shares what really works (and what doesn’t) after working with thousands of students...

Swimming Over The Deep End - Essential Tennis Podcast #342

Swimming Over The Deep End - Essential Tennis Podcast #342

January 14, 2020

Have you been improving on the tennis court fast enough? If your answer is “no” then the message in this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is critical to listen to. You’ll hear the story of a little boy and a swimming pool that illustrations an essential mindset we all need to keep from getting stuck in a rut in every walk of life, on and off the court.

Double Your Tennis Net Play Effectiveness - Essential Tennis Podcast #341

Double Your Tennis Net Play Effectiveness - Essential Tennis Podcast #341

January 8, 2020

If you ever feel lost at the net then do NOT miss this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast! You’ll learn the one shift my student made to go from ducking and going the wrong way at the net to athletically pouncing on balls no matter which direction they went. Apply what you learn and you, too, can double your confidence and effectiveness at the net in either singles or doubles.

Top 10 Ways To Make 2020 Your Best Tennis Year EVER - Essential Tennis Podcast #340

Top 10 Ways To Make 2020 Your Best Tennis Year EVER - Essential Tennis Podcast #340

January 2, 2020

This is the ultimate checklist for tennis success in 2020! Listen as Ian counts down his top ten tools, mindsets, processes, and approaches to learning that have made the biggest difference in his students over the past twelve months. Use any 5 of them in the New Year that you’ll see a huge difference in your game. Use all 10 and you’ll have the best tennis year of your life! Thanks for another year of support for the Essential Tennis Podcast.

Why I’m Thankful for Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #339

Why I’m Thankful for Tennis - Essential Tennis Podcast #339

December 4, 2019

Tennis has been a core part of my life for almost 30 years and during that time I’ve come to be incredibly thankful for a great many things that the game has given me. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast will explore the top four of those things as well as give actionable suggestions on how you can make all of them a more deep, purposeful part of your own tennis experience.

Become A Tennis Improvement Machine - Essential Tennis Podcast #338

Become A Tennis Improvement Machine - Essential Tennis Podcast #338

November 26, 2019

Do you truly have what it takes to reach your next level of tennis? Today’s special guest, Bob Litwin, shares what he has discovered during his incredible journey from losing every national level match for over three years to winning 25 US National Championships, becoming ranked #1 in the world and many more impressive accomplishments. His insights into the mental game, performance and self development are incredible so don’t miss this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!

The Tennis Tension Paradox - Essential Tennis Podcast #337

The Tennis Tension Paradox - Essential Tennis Podcast #337

November 15, 2019

Tennis players are constantly caught in a terrible downward spiral of nerves, tension and errors. That probably sounds familiar but how in the world do you break the cycle?? In today’s episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn how and also why the way out is very counterintuitive. It’s time to break free of those tight, choking mistakes that lead to frustration and lost matches.

Losing to my 9 year old daughter - Essential Tennis Podcast #336

Losing to my 9 year old daughter - Essential Tennis Podcast #336

November 12, 2019

What you focus on during training and match play has HUGE implications about your level of success and development. I recently learned that the hard why while playing a classic board game with my daughter! Find out what mistake I made and how tennis players all over the world are making the same one every time they step onto the court. This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is a must listen for every player who’s passionate about improvement!

Doubles Coach in Your Tennis Bag! - Essential Tennis Podcast #335

Doubles Coach in Your Tennis Bag! - Essential Tennis Podcast #335

November 8, 2019

If you love doubles and have a passion for improvement then this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast is for you! My very special guest is Gyata Stormon who recently authored “On the Ball - Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players”. Together we discuss what the “shot cycle” is in tennis and why it’s important to understand, the biggest keys to being a supportive partner, and how to successfully use a staggered attacking formation.