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Serena Williams wins 2013 WTA Championships

Once again, Serena Williams has proven that she is the best female tennis player in the world. Serena swept through her competition in the [...]

Serena Williams wins 2013 WTA Championships
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Jammed Groundstroke Solution
By: Ian Westermann - 21 April 2014 - 22 Comments

Do you get too close to the ball on your forehand or backhand groundstroke over and over again? If so today’s video tennis lesson is for you! In my experience teaching passionate tennis players [...]

Tennis Elbow – Gear Solutions
By: Kevin Wickham - 19 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Most of us have experienced it at some point or another. That dull thud in your elbow that develops to a sharp devastating pain within a week’s time.  While it can be annoying to [...]

Top Drop Shot Tip
By: Ian Westermann - 03 April 2014 - 25 Comments

Do you struggle hitting an effective drop shot consistently? Most players do and in my experience it’s due to people thinking that they need a TON of spin to hit a solid dropper. That [...]

Late Groundstroke Cure
By: Ian Westermann - 25 March 2014 - 37 Comments

Do you struggle with catching your forehand or backhand groundstroke late? For many tennis players this is a chronic problem and breaking free of it can be very difficult. That’s exactly why I designed [...]

Ultimate Groundstroke Power Drill
By: Ian Westermann - 20 March 2014 - 24 Comments

The vast majority of tennis players simply don’t get the as much out of their groundstrokes as they put into them. Why? They don’t use their body effectively or efficiently. Today’s video tennis lesson [...]

Roger Federer’s Forehand Grip Revealed
By: Ian Westermann - 13 March 2014 - 34 Comments

So what grip does Roger Federer use on his forehand groundstroke exactly? Find out in today’s video! Many of you may be surprised to find out that Roger doesn’t turn his hand under the [...]

Rafael Nadal’s Forehand Grip Revealed
By: Ian Westermann - 13 March 2014 - 15 Comments

There’s been a lot of debate online about what grip Rafael Nadal uses on his forehand groundstroke so I wanted to prove what it is once and for all. Today’s lesson will show you [...]

Tennis Grips Explained and Demonstrated
By: Ian Westermann - 05 March 2014 - 25 Comments

Don’t feel badly if you ever get confused by all of the different tennis grips. There’s a ton of them! Today’s video lesson is going to demonstrate each of the following grips: Continental Eastern [...]

Return of Serve Footwork
By: Ian Westermann - 26 February 2014 - 34 Comments

The return of serve is a vital shot to your success in either singles or doubles and yet MOST club players are missing a crucial part of their preparation for the swing. Today’s video [...]

2 Tips for Better Touch
By: Ian Westermann - 18 February 2014 - 30 Comments

Today’s lesson will show you two fun drills that you can do at home to improve your touch, especially for soft shots around the net. You’ve probably seen professional players smoothly “catch” a ball [...]

One Handed Backhand Like Stan
By: Ian Westermann - 12 February 2014 - 86 Comments

In today’s lesson I’ll be teaching you the top three things that you need to do for your one handed backhand to be more like Stanislas Wawrinka’s: Positioning: way too many club players accept [...]

Ultimate Kick Serve Drill
By: Ian Westermann - 31 January 2014 - 60 Comments

Many players try for years to develop a good kick serve with no luck at all. If that sounds familiar don’t be frustrated, it’s a tough swing to get a feel for! That’s exactly [...]

Roger Federer Ultimate Super Slow Motion Compilation
By: Ian Westermann - 21 January 2014 - 8 Comments

There’s no doubt that Roger Federer is one of the most beautiful players to watch on the court – especially when the footage you’re watching is in super slow motion! The video above is [...]

Singles Serve and Volley Strategy
By: Ian Westermann - 06 January 2014 - 11 Comments

Serve and volley can absolutely still be an effective tactic to use in singles. Even in 2014 The key is knowing when to use it and what targets to chose which is exactly what I’ll be [...]

Doubles Serve and Volley Strategy
By: Ian Westermann - 06 January 2014 - 14 Comments

If you want to become a high level doubles player then being comfortable with serve and volley tactics is absolutely crucial! Serve and volley doesn’t always work (nothing does!) but if you can’t execute it confidently [...]

Singles and Doubles Strategy Foundations
By: Ian Westermann - 31 December 2013 - 29 Comments

What are the most important strategical elements to really have down pat as part of your singles and doubles game? That’s exactly what I’ll be focusing on in today’s video tennis lesson: several foundational [...]

Adidas Barricade 8 vs Adidas Adizero Review
By: Ian Westermann - 12 December 2013 - 1 Comment

Wondering which of Adidas’ newest tennis shoe models is right for you? I’ve worn both the Barricade 8 and the Adizero in competition over the past couple months and in this review I’ll tell [...]

Defeat the Inside Out Forehand – Singles Strategy Lesson
By: Ian Westermann - 26 November 2013 - 31 Comments

Ever play against an opponent in singles who is incredibly fast and hits only forehands? It seems like no matter how good of a cross court backhand you hit they run around it and [...]

3 Step Distraction Solution – Podcast #223
By: Ian Westermann - 25 November 2013 - 4 Comments

Do you have a hard time keeping your focus during tennis matches? Are you instead constantly distracted by your annoying opponent, his/her terrible line calls, spectators, players on the next court and a long [...]

What Style Should You Play?
By: Ian Westermann - 21 November 2013 - 8 Comments

Today’s lesson topic is all about singles strategy. Specifically, which style of play is best to use during a match? John wrote in and told me that he was having an “identity crisis” because [...]