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Winners Mentality Tennis: The Underdog Mindset

This is a guest post from Pete at Winners Mentality Tennis. Check out his website to learn more about improving your mental game to [...]

Winners Mentality Tennis: The Underdog Mindset

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Myth Busted – “Carve” For Slice
By: Ian Westermann - 11 September 2014 - 29 Comments

The phrase “carve the side of the ball” is constantly used to describe what should be done to create slice on a serve but it does NOT happen in reality! If people want to [...]

Winners Mentality Tennis: The Underdog Mindset
By: Pete - 08 September 2014 - 0 Comments

This is a guest post from Pete at Winners Mentality Tennis. Check out his website to learn more about improving your mental game to win more matches. For the first time since Marat Safin [...]

How to Crush Annoying Players
By: Ian Westermann - 08 September 2014 - 33 Comments

We’ve all dealt with opponents who celebrate after our mistakes, make terrible line calls or grunt loudly on every single shot. Annoying, obnoxious people are everywhere, not just on the tennis court, and its [...]

90 Second Shoulder Pain Solution
By: Ian Westermann - 29 August 2014 - 19 Comments

I’ve personally struggled with rotator cuff/shoulder pain throughout my competitive career and I know how frustrating it can be! The simple exercises demonstrated in the video above take only 90 seconds to complete and [...]

Pronate on ALL Serves
By: Ian Westermann - 25 August 2014 - 56 Comments

I’ve heard it suggested many times in many different places that pronation should not be used on all different types of serves. Today’s video lesson will demonstrate otherwise. I’m a strong believer that pronation [...]

Baseball Pitch vs Tennis Serve
By: Ian Westermann - 20 August 2014 - 40 Comments

Exactly how similar are a baseball pitch and a tennis serve? Find out in today’s video lesson! Tim Lincecum slow motion video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVAjxBb6HLY Comments? Questions? Leave them down below. Thanks for watching! [...]

How to Prepare Mentally for an Important Match? –  Podcast #232
By: Ian Westermann - 19 August 2014 - 0 Comments

So how would you prepare yourself mentally for an important match? I’ll answer that question in today’s podcast episode. [...]

How Many Racquets Have I Broken? –  Podcast #231
By: Ian Westermann - 11 August 2014 - 1 Comment

So how many racquets have I smashed in my tennis career? I’ll answer that question in today’s podcast episode and will also give some advice on keeping tennis in perspective with the rest of [...]

The Upcoming Tennis US Open
By: Elizabeth Eckhart - 07 August 2014 - 0 Comments

The 2014 US Open tennis tournament is set to take place starting August 25 in New York. One of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, it’s also the last Grand Slam tournament of [...]

Ultimate Quickness Drill
By: Ian Westermann - 04 August 2014 - 10 Comments

The ability to read where the ball is and move to it with quickly is paramount to your success on the court! This is especially true in situations where you’re short on time like [...]

What Forehand Grip is Best – Podcast #230
By: Ian Westermann - 01 August 2014 - 1 Comment

What grip is best to use for your forehand groundstroke out on the tennis court? Eastern forehand? Semi-western? Full western? Find out in today’s podcast episode! [...]

3 Return of Serve Techniques
By: Ian Westermann - 28 July 2014 - 15 Comments

In today’s video lesson I’m going to show you three different techniques to use in different situations for the return of serve. It’s vital to your success on the court that you adjust your [...]

Groundstroke Accuracy Drill
By: Ian Westermann - 25 July 2014 - 32 Comments

In today’s lesson you’ll learn one of my all time favorite ways to improve forehand or backhand consistency and accuracy. The key is in not only having a target area and specific “perfect” target [...]

Developing a Winners Mentality
By: Pete - 10 July 2014 - 2 Comments

This is a guest post from Pete at Winners Mentality Tennis. Check out his website to learn more about improving your mental game to win more matches.   Have you ever found yourself losing [...]

What Grip is Best for Topspin?
By: Ian Westermann - 08 July 2014 - 44 Comments

What grip is best for topspin on the forehand groundstroke? Find out what my thoughts are during today’s video tennis lesson. The above is somewhat of a trick question, especially since pro players make [...]

Short Term Sacrifice – Podcast #229
By: Ian Westermann - 06 July 2014 - 0 Comments

What should you say to somebody who doesn’t want to make a technique change because they’re afraid it will “make them worse” at first? Find out in today’s podcast episode! [...]

By: Elizabeth Eckhart - 02 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Beneath a steady strum of rain, the second week of wet Wimbledon is well under way. But with all American players eliminated before the 16th round of play, we might have to wait for [...]

2HBH Grip Tutorial
By: Ian Westermann - 02 July 2014 - 17 Comments

Here is a quick tutorial outlining my thoughts and recommendations on what grips are best on the two handed backhand groundstroke. At the end of the day I feel it’s most important that my [...]

Dealing With Wind – Podcast #228
By: Ian Westermann - 29 June 2014 - 0 Comments

Playing good tennis on a windy day can be next to impossible! Find out what my top tips are for dealing with it both practically speaking with it comes to footwork and target selection [...]

How to Watch the Ball in Doubles
By: Ian Westermann - 26 June 2014 - 63 Comments

Here’s the scenario: you’re at the net during a doubles point and your partner is on the baseline. An opponent hits a solid shot past you and it travels back to your partner. Where [...]