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 of winning tiebreakers, the single most effective strategy to use, and
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 against, including a wildcard that
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, tactics, and strategy insights that you can implement
When you have a righty-lefty duo in doubles who should play which side? Is it best to have forehands in the middle or forehands on the outside when returning serve? Lots of variables are at play when answering this question and today I'll be talking about such topics as return of serve, poaching, covering lobs,
What can you do to make up for a doubles partner that always stays on the baseline no matter what? In today's episode of the Podcast I'll teach you what to do in three different specific situations on the court so you can be more successful.
My guest on today's podcast is Fuzzy Yellow Balls co-founder Will Hamilton. Together we discuss what working with the best doubles team of all time was like. He talks about exactly why Bob and Mike Bryan have been so successful, and what parts of their game YOU can copy and implement for more
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This episode of the podcast is completely dedicated to an extremely important shot in tennis: the return of serve! Listen in as I talk about the most important elements of a good singles and doubles return of serve. When should you try to beat a poaching player down the alley? Where should you aim your
On today’s show Ian talks about the three essential technique elements to hitting an effective drop shot. Make sure you’re doing all three! He also discusses managing a partnership within a doubles match. What should you do when your partner is missing easy shots and getting upset? How about when it actually starts affecting your
Podcast #142: Learn what is most important to putting together a winning strategy both in singles and doubles play!
Stroke technique is only part of winning a tennis match. Being mentally tough and putting together a winning game plan are completely separate and even more important than technique a large percentage of the time. Today Ian talks about what is most important tactically to winning both singles and doubles matches. Start winning more matches