Your grip strength can make or break every other aspect of your swing technique, so how much is too much (or too little)? In this episode I’ll answer a key question from one of you and try to dispel the myths! Subscribe to the Essential Tennis Podcast on your phone to automatically get
Timing, footwork, and contact point are all at least closely related when it comes to the forehand groundstroke. However, when attempting to diagnose a problem and fix it you need to know which element is at fault and what change to make! Today's show focuses on exactly those topics as I go into detail on
Have you ever played against an opponent much stronger than you who seemed to crush every ball well past your comfort level? How can we possibly bridge the gap between where we are now and that type of play? Today's episode of the podcast is dedicated to having move success against 5.0 players
The first topic in today's show is safely creating big angles from the baseline by creating more topspin. How exactly should we hit these shots without them sailing wide? I give two practice drills to get a better feel for how vertical you should be swinging. The second topic has to do with
Today’s show is completely dedicated to the two handed backhand! I discuss all of the most important technical elements related to grip, the backswing, contact point, and follow through. I also throw in some other really important factors including how energy transfers from your right side to left side during a good swing, the use
So exactly how hard and fast should you be accelerating the racket on a consistent basis? On one hand you don’t want to swing tentative and scared, but on the other going full out all the time will lead to a lot of mistakes, right? Listen to Ian talk about exactly where you acceleration level
In today’s show Ian talks about how to better handle the most feared type of player in tennis: the PUSHER! What parts of your game need to be improved and what tactics should you employ to be more successful against this dreaded opponent? Find out by listening! Ian also talks about handling low, short shots
Did you know that you can make more power and more spin without actually trying any harder? If that sounds impossible to you then you definitely need to listen to today’s podcast! Ian talks about the power of relaxation and exactly how much you should be relaxing your arm and grip during a ground stroke.
On today’s show Ian talks about three misconceptions relating to forehand improvement: one having to do with weight transfer, the second about taking the ball early, and the third about “staying low”. He talks about all three, what plays should actually be doing in regards to each technical topic, and also delivers three different drills
There is a lot of debate online about which forehand technique is the best: straight or bent arm. Today Ian talks about which he likes to teach and why. Other topics include staying positive in the face of losses on the tennis court as well as keeping your concentration when distractions are all around you.