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Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files (tennisfiles.com) is committed to helping you improve your tennis game. He will uncover the best strategies, training methods, mental attitudes, and techniques that will enable you to reach your tennis potential. Mehrban will interview the top minds in tennis on…

Mehrban Iranshad


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    TFP 279: Brain Based Tennis Training with Richard Brice

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 68:26


    On Episode 279 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Tennis Hacker founder Richard Brice reveals brain based tennis training techniques to help you level up your game. Richard is a Neuro Tennis Performance Consultant who helps tennis players improve performance and address injuries using brain based training and applied neurology. He is an expert in helping tennis players train and elevate their visual system through simple exercises. On the show, you'll learn what brain based training is and how it can help tennis players improve their game, how to watch the ball better, simple eye drills to improve our vision, common areas that affect our vision on the court, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Richard! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Tennis Hacker YouTube Channel tennishacker.net/vision Tennis Hacker Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 278: Doubles Strategy for Club Level Players with Will Boucek

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 88:21


    On Episode 278 of The Tennis Files Podcast, fellow podcaster and founder of Tennis Tribe Will Boucek talks about doubles strategy for club level players. Will is an ATP & WTA Doubles Strategy Analyst, founder of Tennis Tribe, and host of the Doubles Only Tennis Podcast. He works with club level players, D1 college programs, and top 10 doubles players on the ATP and WTA tour to help them better understand their game and strategize against opponents. He has over 20 years of experience playing and coaching tennis, is a former college player, and is currently an NTRP 5.0. Will lives in Fort Worth, Texas and is constantly studying doubles. He started Tennis Tribe as a doubles blog in 2016 and has since turned it into one of the leading resources for doubles players who want to win more matches with a weekly newsletter, a podcast, and video lessons. He also reviews tennis gear including the latest racquets, shoes, bags, strings, and more. On the show, you'll learn Will's top doubles strategy takeaways from the WTA Doubles Finals, how to figure out the optimal doubles formation for club level players, the biggest myth about doubles strategy, doubles tiebreaker tips, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Will! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Doubles Only Tennis Podcast | The Tennis Tribe "Watch More Doubles" Shirts - Shop Tennis Tribe Gear (thetennistribe.com) The Tennis Tribe - YouTube Will Boucek (@WillBoucek) / Twitter The Tennis Tribe (@the_tennistribe) / Twitter The Tennis Tribe (@thetennistribe) • Instagram Inner Game of Tennis Essential Tennis Mine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 277: The 8 Racquets I'm Testing To Choose My Next Stick with Sam Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 61:15


    On Episode 277 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban and Tennis Express playtester and content writer Sam Jones will talk about the 8 racquets I'm testing to choose my next stick. Sam has always been fascinated by new racquet and string technologies and how they can help players improve their games and avoid injury. This passion led him to a position at one of the largest online tennis retailers in the world, Tennis Express, as a content writer and playtester. This is Sam's third appearance on the podcast, as I previously interviewed him on Episode 103 and Episode 222. Sam was also certified as a Master Racquet Technician in 2011. He was a 4 year member of The Southwestern University Men's Tennis Team (2001-2005), and served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Sam achieved All-SCAC (southern collegiate athletic conference) status his senior year, and then began a 10+ year coaching career. On the show, you'll learn the top 8 racquets that Sam and I picked for me to playtest, the unveiling of my racquet bracket, our initial impressions about each racquet, our predictions for which racquets will make it the farthest in the bracket, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Sam! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Tennis Express Tennis Files YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 276: 8 Keys Tennis Players Need to Level Up Their Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 23:10


    On Episode 276 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I'll reveal the 8 keys tennis players need to level up their games. On the show, you'll learn why you need to create goals and a long term vision for your game, why its important to develop an open and positive mindset, the importance of analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, why consistently putting in the work is crucial to leveling up your tennis game, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. The Tennis Files Podcast YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 275: 5 Doubles Strategies to Use Against Aggressive Opponents

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 24:07


    On Episode 275 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I'll talk about the 5 best doubles strategies to use against aggressive opponents. On the show, you'll learn about my crazy ACTA league doubles match last weekend, why you should try to hit down the line when you get the chance, how to get to the net first, how to use your strengths against an aggressive player, how to get the ball away from the net player, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. The Tennis Files Podcast Tennis Files YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 274: How to Use Mindfulness to Develop a Winning Mindset with Meike Babel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 29:23


    On Episode 274 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Meike Babel, former top 30 WTA Pro, reveals how to use mindfulness to develop a winning mindset. Meike played on the WTA Tour for 10 years and was ranked #27 in singles and #45 in doubles. She is the founder of Meike Babel Coaching, where she focuses on mental skills training and tennis coaching for tennis players of all levels. Meike was the women's tennis assistant coach at Tulane University and at Vanderbilt University.  On the show, you'll learn the power of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your training, how to perform mindfulness awareness meditation, how to label your emotions correctly, how to refocus into the present, how to integrate mindfulness into your daily practice, and much more! I hope you enjoy this episode! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! meikebabel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 273: How to Transform Your Tennis Fitness with T.C. Costello

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 51:08


    On Episode 273 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn how to transform your tennis fitness with coach T.C Costello. T.C is the Senior Director of Athlete Development at The Junior Tennis Champions Center. He is the current fitness coach of ATP Top 20 pro Frances Tiafoe and he works with WTA player Alison Riske as well as numerous ITF Top 10 players. He is also an NSCA strength and conditioning specialist & DBC Fitness Level 1. On the show, you'll learn the most important fitness principles that tennis players have to follow, how to plan your weekly fitness sessions, how Frances Tiafoe's commitment to fitness transformed his results, why consistency is so critical for improving your fitness, the best types of exercises for tennis players, the biggest mistakes tennis players make when it comes to fitness, coach Costello's experiences with tennis pros, juniors, and amateur players, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with T.C.! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Junior Tennis Champions Center Tennis Anatomy Book Complete Conditioning for Tennis T.C's. Instagram ITPA Frances Tiafoe Workout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 272: Epic Tennis Stories with Andrew Reiley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 83:21


    On Episode 272 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Andrew Reiley from Cult Tennis will share epic tennis stories. Andrew is the founder of Cult Tennis Youtube Channel where he tackles all aspects of the sport including players, tournaments, controversies, scandals, and more. He is a former Division III College tennis player and he majored in Nutrition and Dietetics at SUNY Oneonta. On the show, Andrew talks about epic tennis stories including the Tennis Star who Faked his Tennis Career, How Boris Becker Wasted His $170 Million Fortune, The Weird Loophole that Let Anybody Play the US Open, Why Tennis Balls are an Environmental Disaster, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Andrew! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Cult Tennis YouTube Channel Cult Tennis Instagram Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 271: Why Obsession is the Key to Your Tennis Success with Peter Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 57:41


    On Episode 271 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching to talk about why obsession is the key to your tennis success. Peter has created tons of fantastic free and premium tennis content on Youtube and at Crunch Time Coaching. He was also named the Georgia Pro of the Year. Pete hosts Tennis Con each year for players over 50, leads really fantastic 7-day and 30-day challenges, and is a great friend of Mehrban and the Summit! On the show, you'll learn how to develop an inner drive to keep improving, the biggest obstacle to staying on track and how to avoid it, how to deal with adversity, why you need a healthy obsession for the game, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Pete! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Register for Tennis Con 6 - Click Here! Crunch Time Coaching Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 270: Brad Gilbert — How to Become a Tough Competitor, Reduce Errors and Forget About Your Losses

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 54:04


    On Episode 270 of The Tennis Files Podcast, legendary tennis player and coach Brad Gilbert will reveal how to become a tough competitor, reduce errors and bounce back quickly after losses. Gilbert achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4 in 1990 and career-high doubles ranking of world No. 18. He won 20 singles titles and a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Gilbert also coached several top players, including Andre Agassi, who won six of his eight Grand Slam titles under Gilbert, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. On the show, you'll learn how to develop no quit relentlessness, avoid the perfection trap, become a tougher competitor, prepare yourself for battle, reduce errors, outthink your opponent, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with coach Brad Gilbert! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Winning Ugly Winning Uglier with Brad Gilbert Podcast Brad's Instagram Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 269: Singles Strategy Masterclass with Paul Annacone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 37:04


    On Episode 269 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn the top singles strategies and tactics from grand slam champions with Paul Annacone. Paul is a former professional tennis player and one of the world's leading coaches and commentators. During his 14 years on the tour as a player, Annacone won three ATP titles and reached a career high ranking of No. 12 in singles. He won the 1985 Australian Open doubles title and finished his career with 14 doubles titles. Annacone has worked with some of the most accomplished players ever to pick up a racket, including Federer, Sampras, Henman, and Sloane Stephens. He currently coaches ATP top 15 Taylor Fritz. On the show, you'll learn how to use your strengths against your opponent's weaknesses, the mentality you must have before each point, the optimal pre-point routine, the best tactics against counterpunchers and serve and volleyers, the most common tactical mistakes that club level players make, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Paul! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! https://paulannacone.com Coaching for Life - Paul's Book! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 268: How to Develop Winning Singles Strategies with John Craig

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 58:30


    On Episode 268 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach John Craig about how to develop winning singles strategies. John is a USPTA professional and a RacquetFit certified coach with over 35 years of tennis coaching experience. He is also the founder of Performance Plus Tennis. John has appeared on my Tennis Summits on multiple occasions to share his fantastic lessons and wisdom about improving your tennis game. On the show, you'll learn the two-rule formula for when to hit shots down the line, why you need tactical plan for your returns and where to hit them, how to take time away from counterpunchers, how to stay focused during your matches, advanced singles strategies for beginner and intermediate players, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with John! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Performance Plus Tennis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 267: The Top Practices of the World's Best Coaches with Emma Doyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 52:36


    On Episode 267 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach and speaker, Emma Doyle, about the top practices of the world's best coaches. Emma is an expert instructor, communicator, and mentor, and has helped several professional tennis players reach their potential on the WTA Tour. She currently runs coaching qualifications for a High-Performance Workplace and Coaching Certification. Emma has also been a Tennis Australia High Performance Coach, and she travels the world as a professional speaker specializing in helping people to maximize and live their potential in the corporate world using lessons learned from her tennis career. She is also the host of The Coaching Podcast where she interviewed hundreds of expert sports and business coaches. On the show, you'll learn how to empower your decision making, how to be in the present moment, how energy is a rhythm, how to manage your energy during matches, how to build your resilience, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Emma! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! What Makes a Great Coach? What Do I Wear on my Feet to Play Tennis? (2 - 6 year olds) What Makes a Great Coach Website The Coaching Podcast - Emma's Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 266: Tennis Shoes, Overgrips, and Training Tools with Harry Tong (Part II)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 63:46


    On Episode 266 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Harry Tong from Tennis Spin about tennis shoes, overgrips, and training tools to improve your game.  Harry fell in love with tennis from the age of 6. He developed an affinity for tennis equipment and gear, and worked in the tennis department of a sporting goods store in college. He is the creator of the Tennis Spin Youtube channel where he uploads daily videos about racquets, equipment, and how to improve your game. Harry is also the Shop Manager of Brad Gilbert's Tennis Nation. On the show, you'll learn about the best tennis shoes on the market for comfort, durability, and performance, why you should not skimp out on high quality tennis shoes, the top pieces of equipment to improve your tennis game, the different types of overgrips and how to choose the right one, the best new racquets coming out soon, and much more! I hope you enjoy part II of my interview with Harry! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! tennisspinusa.com TennisSpin Instagram How to put on an overgrip How to string a racquet What to do when you get a new racquet VT Advantec Friction Labs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 265: Tennis Equipment Masterclass Part I with Harry Tong

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 63:03


    On Episode 265 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn how to choose the best racquets and strings for your game with Harry Tong from Tennis Spin.   Harry fell in love with tennis from the age of 6. He developed an affinity for tennis equipment and gear, and worked in the tennis department of a sporting goods store in college. He is the creator of the Tennis Spin Youtube channel where he uploads daily videos about racquets, equipment, and how to improve your game. Harry is also the Shop Manager of Brad Gilbert's Tennis Nation.   On the show, you'll learn about the new and upcoming racquets and racquet technologies, how to choose the right racquet for your game, the biggest stringing mistakes, how long racquets really last, Harry's favorite strings and overgrips, and much more!   I hope you enjoy Part I of my interview with Harry! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below!   And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! LINKS tennisspinusa.com TennisSpin Instagram How to put on an overgrip - TennisSpin How to string a racquet - TennisSpin What not to do when you get a new racquet - TennisSpin VT Advantec Friction Labs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 264: How to Be Relentless and Have a Clutch Mentality with Milan Krnjetin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 28:27


    On Episode 264 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Milan Krnjetin, a former ATP pro, about how to be relentless and have a clutch mentality. Milan started playing tennis in his hometown Novi Sad, Serbia, and he was ranked #2 in Serbia in the 18s division. He eventually came to the U.S. and played college tennis for Auburn University (top 25 program in the country). Milan played in professional leagues and on the ATP tour, where he reached a ranking of 1256 in the world. Milan eventually took a huge opportunity to be a hitting partner and coach for such players as Jelena Jankovic and Jovana Jaksic. He has an online platform called TENFITMEN which stands for Tennis Fitness Mental and a fantastic YouTube Channel which details his practices with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson, Alex de Minaur, Hyeon Chung, and most recently Nick Kyrgios, along with great tips to improve your game. On the show, you'll learn how to become a relentless player, how to develop a clutch mentality, why improving requires winning little battles every day, how to fully prepare to play your best before matches, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Milan! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! TENFITMEN Youtube Channel TENFITMENT Instagram TENFITMENT Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 263: 6 Lessons I Learned From Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 Citi Open

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 24:43


    On Episode 263 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I will reveal the 6 lessons I learned from Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 Citi Open. On the show, you'll learn the recap of my Citi Open experience, the benefits of a lower ball toss on the serve, the importance of a serious and focused mindset, a tip from Jessica Pegula on how to react when you're losing in doubles, Kyrgios big weapons in tennis, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. The Tennis Files Podcast Tennis Files Instagram Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 262: 15 Lessons From Poker That Apply to Your Tennis Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 34:53


    On Episode 262 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I'll reveal 15 lessons from poker that apply to your tennis game. On the show, you'll learn my WSOP and WPT experiences, how I compare poker to tennis, how patience can get you more wins, the emotional ups and downs in both tennis and poker, decision making practices, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. LINKS The Tennis Files Podcast Tennis Files Instagram Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 261: How to Coach Yourself and Problem Solve Through Adversity with Raheel Manji

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 104:40


    On Episode 261 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Raheel Manji from Mission Elite about how to coach yourself and problem solve through adversity. Raheel is a former Team Canada and Indiana Hoosier Captain and a former ATP ranked pro. He played #1 at Indiana University. He is also a 4-time title holder. Raheel is currently the CEO of Mission Elite. On the show, you'll learn how to develop internal toughness, the importance of being able to self-coach and be your own cheerleader, Raheel's junior and pro career, the 3 biggest mistakes amateur players make, how to become better problem solvers, and more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Raheel! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! www.missionelitetennis.com  Mission Elite Instagram Page Mission Elite YouTube Mission Elite Facebook Quarterly Book List Jocko Willink - Extreme Owndership TED Talk Interview with the Elderly Tuesday's with Morrie  12 Rules for Life The Alchemist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 260: Rick Macci — How to Excel Under Pressure, Volley Technique, and Choosing the Right Grip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:23


    On Episode 260 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with one of the most legendary tennis coaches of all time, Rick Macci, about how to excel under pressure, hit more effective volleys, and develop better forehand technique. With over 247 USTA National Championships since 1985, Rick is one of the most legendary tennis coaches of all time. He has coached five number one players; Venus and Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick, and Maria Sharapova as well as hundreds of world class professionals. Rick is the founder of Rick Macci Tennis Academy, and is also a highly sought out motivational speaker, clinician, and author. On the show, you'll learn the best way to practice volleys by yourself and at home, the top piece of advice for club level players, the true source of power and how to find it, how not to let pressure affect your stroke technique, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Rick! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! rickmacci.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 259: How to Generate Power and the Importance of Fundamentals with Peter Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 59:14


    On Episode 259 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal how to generate power and the importance of fundamentals. Peter has created tons of fantastic free and premium tennis content on Youtube and at Crunch Time Coaching. He was also named the Georgia Pro of the Year. Pete hosts Tennis Con each year for players over 50, leads really fantastic 7-day and 30-day challenges, and is a great friend of Mehrban and the Summit! On the show, you'll learn the biggest serve power leaks, how to get more fluid serve, importance of fundamentals, the role of the legs and the upper body on the serve, the different training phases and environments, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Pete! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! tennisfiles.com/powerchallenge Crunch Time Coaching Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 258: Training Mistakes, Pressure Points, and Footwork Intensity with Jorge Capestany

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 46:14


    On Episode 258 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach Jorge Capestany about training mistakes, pressure points, and footwork intensity. Jorge is one of only twelve people worldwide that has earned the distinction of Master Professional with the USPTA and International Master Professional with the PTR. Jorge is a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute and holds a USTA Sports Science certification. He is a 6-time Michigan Pro of the Year and 2-time Midwest Pro of the Year and a member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame. Jorge was also named National Pro of the Year by both USPTA and PTR! On the show, you'll learn the biggest mistake club level players make when trying to develop their game, the proper balance between match play and practice, why closing out a tennis match is much more difficult than winning in other sports, how to have intense footwork and a relaxed upper body during matches, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Jorge! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! jorgecapestany.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 257: How to Transform Your Mindset and Play Loose Under Pressure with Jeff Greenwald

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 59:52


    On Episode 257 of the podcast, mental game expert Jeff Greenwald will reveal how you can transform your mindset and play loose under pressure. Jeff is an internationally recognized sport psychology consultant and licensed psychotherapist. He is the author of the 3rd best-selling tennis psychology book entitled The Best Tennis of Your Life and Fearless Tennis. He was also ranked No.1 in the world in the men's 35 age division, and is a two-time ITF World Champion and former ATP Tour player. Jeff has been helping athletes and professionals through his personal coaching, seminars, book, and audio programs for several decades. You'll learn how to level up your mindset and mental preparation, how to handle pressure in doubles matches, how to handle nerves when serving, how to perform your best under pressure, and much more on the show! I hope you enjoy this episode with Jeff! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! Fearless Tennis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 256: How to Mentally Prepare For Your Matches with Dr. Larry Lauer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 58:01


    On Episode 256 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Larry Lauer, a mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development, about how to mentally prepare for your matches. Dr. Lauer earned a PhD in science, exercise, and sports psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was previously the Director of Coaching Education and Development at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University. Dr. Lauer also was an assistant coach and mental coach for Michigan State Men's Tennis, helping the team reach the 2013 NCAA tournament. Dr. Lauer was a sports psychologist consultant for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He currently co-hosts the Compete Like a Champion Podcast with Johnny Parkes.   On the show, you'll learn a step by step process for how to prepare mentally for your matches, how to achieve the optimal performance state, how to figure out your ideal match temperature, the power of visualization and journaling, how to create a pre-match plan, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Larry! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Larry's Bio  Compete Like a Champion Podcast  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 255: Serve Power, Champion Traits, and Anticipation Cues with Will Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 49:57


    On Episode 255 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Will Hamilton from Fuzzy Yellow Balls about serve power, the championship traits of the best players in the world, and how to improve your anticipation. Will co-founded Fuzzy Yellow Balls, one of the biggest and most well-known online tennis instructional websites on the planet. Will has partnered with many of the game's best players and coaches to produce instructional courses, including Patrick Rafter, Bob and Mike Bryan, Gigi Fernandez, Craig O'Shannessy, Dr. Mark Kovacs, and Feisal Hassan. He is the creator of the Singles and Doubles Playbooks, which teach you the strategies you need to take your matchplay to the next level. On the show, you'll learn how to distribute your weight on the serve, why the loading of the back leg will help you hit your serve bigger, the top pieces of advice that Will has received from the legends he has worked with on his tennis programs, Will's top doubles plays that will win you more points, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Will! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Fuzzy Yellow Balls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 254: How to Get the Best Performance Out of Your Racquet with Allan Iverson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 95:17


    On Episode 254 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Babolat sales representative Allan Iverson about how to get the best performance out of your racquet. Allan has appeared on several Tennis Summits and the podcast over the years to talk about all things tennis gear and equipment. He has 25 years of experience teaching tennis and running pro shops. Allan was awarded Tennis Industry Sales Rep of the Year in 2014. He was also Babolat's National Salesperson of the Year in 2012. Allan is a USPTA P-1 with more than two decades of teaching experience.  On the show, you'll learn the most current string and racquet trends, how to choose the best racquet for your game, the ins and outs of different strings and racquets, other pieces of tennis equipment that will increase your comfort and performance, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Allan! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Babolat US Allan Iverson Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 253: Tennis is Not a Mental Game with Ramon Osa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 28:59


    On Episode 253 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Ramon Osa reveals his step by step process for how to play your best tennis under pressure.  Ramon is an expert at helping players discover the fun in tennis, while showing them what they need to do to improve their mental game, technique and tactics. Ramon is the founder of Osa Tennis 360, where he produces value-filled and fun tennis videos. He also has an awesome Youtube channel with fantastic tips and advice. Ramon believes that fun, along with the right system to develop world-class strokes and sound fundamentals, is the key to improving your tennis game. Ramon also works with Mark Jeffery to educate players around the globe about the Winning Formula and the Trust Method to help them improve their mindset and performance. Ramon gave an exclusive presentation for Tennis Summit 2022 about the mental game and it was so good that I decided to feature it on the podcast. On the show, you'll learn what pressure is and how to deal with it, how to train yourself to perform your best under pressure, the ideal routine to follow between points, how to access the “flow state”, and much more!  I hope you enjoy this episode! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Osa Tennis The Winning Formula Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 252: The Future of Tennis Tech and How it Can Help Your Performance with Swupnil Sahai

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 58:34


    On Episode 252 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban spoke with Swupnil Sahai of SwingVision about the future of tennis tech and how it can help your performance. Swupnil Sahai is the Co-Founder and CEO of SwingVision, a mobile A.I. platform for shot tracking, video analysis and officiating. He is also a Co-Instructor for Data 8: Foundations of Data Science, the largest class at UC Berkeley, with 1,600+ students from across 40+ majors. He built patented A.I. for 3D object tracking at Tesla Autopilot. On the show, you'll learn how tennis tech has evolved over time, the most and least successful technological advancements for tennis players, how using SwingVision can help you improve your tennis game quickly and easily, the most important features of SwingVision and how you can review your matches and most important statistics in less time, how Swupnil Co-founded SwingVision, SwingVision's appearance in the latest Apple event, how you can keep score and challenge line calls with an Apple Watch and SwingVision in real time, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Swupnil! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! LINKS: https://tennisfiles.com/swingvision - Exclusive Free 30-Day Trial for Tennis Files Listeners and Tennis Files Bundle Discount ($100 off a Phone Mount + Annual SwingVision Membership!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 251: How to Transform Your Backhand with a 7 Day System — Peter Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 52:59


    On Episode 251 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching will talk about how to transform your backhand with a 7 Day System. Peter has created tons of fantastic free and premium tennis content on Youtube and at Crunch Time Coaching. He was also named the Georgia Pro of the Year. Pete hosts Tennis Con each year for players over 50, leads really fantastic 7-day and 30-day challenges, and is a great friend of Mehrban and the Summit! The 7 Day Backhand Challenge will start on May 23rd! If you want to transform your backhand, you can check out the link below to sign up for the challenge for free! I hope you enjoy my interview with Pete! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! 7 Day Backhand Challenge Crunch Time Coaching Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 250: Key Tennis Fitness Concepts for Adult Players with Dr. Mark Kovacs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 69:51


    On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs answers audience questions on the most important tennis fitness concepts that every competitive adult player should put into practice. He'll cover mobility, recovery, and much more to help you gain the edge and outlast your opponents!  Mark is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background in training and researching elite athletes. He is the founder of The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) of which I am a proud member, and the Kovacs Institute which is based in Atlanta, GA. Mark has trained numerous top professional tennis players, including John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey, Donald Young and Melanie Oudin. He recently served as the Senior Director of Sports Science for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mark also co-hosts The Doc and Pro Show, together with professional golfer Jason Bohn where they talk about tennis, golf, sports, and life, and how you can improve your sports performance. I hope you enjoy my interview with Dr. Kovacs! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! The Doc and Pro Show KovacsInstitute.com Kovacs Institute Instagram itpa-tennis.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 249: Pushers Win, Hitters Win, Tweeners Lose with Peter Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 93:24


    On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal the differences between “pushers”, hitters, and tweener players and why the first two player types usually win while the tweener usually loses! This episode is taken from a recent livestream that I did with Peter on Tennis Summit 2022! Peter has created tons of fantastic free and premium tennis content on Youtube and at Crunch Time Coaching. He was also named the Georgia Pro of the Year. Pete hosts Tennis Con each year for players over 50, leads really fantastic 7-day and 30-day challenges, and is a great friend of Mehrban and the Summit! I hope you enjoy my interview with Pete! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Crunch Time Coaching Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 248: Injury Prevention and Recovery with Dr. Reza Ghorbani

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 82:22


    On Episode 248 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban spoke with Dr. Reza Ghorbani of APMI Health and Wellness Center about injury prevention and recovery for tennis players.   On the show, you'll learn about the critical concept of early intervention, how to train your body to prevent injuries, the best exercises to strengthen your ankles, advanced recovery methods such as cryotherapy, Dr. Ghorbani life-changing experience visiting the Rafael Nadal Academy, why you must become proactive about treating your injuries, and much more! APMI Health and Wellness Center is having an open house on May 5, 2022, so if you're in the mid-atlantic area, contact them to arrange a visit and meet Dr. Ghorbani in person!   I hope you enjoy my interview with Dr. Ghorbani! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below!   And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! APMI Health and Wellness Center Facebook  APMI Health and Wellness Center Instagram www.apmiwellness.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 247: Preparing for Intense Practices, Developing Consistency, and the Keys to Improving Your Serve with Mike Digby

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 55:14


    On Episode 247 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach Mike Digby about how he prepares for intense practices, develops consistency, and the keys to improving your serve. Mike is currently coaching at Soto Tennis Academy in Spain. He is a former US collegiate tennis player and he graduated in 2019. He worked as a full time hitting partner with top tennis players such as Federer, Tsitsipas, Nadal, Halep, Djokovic and more. On the show, you'll learn how Mike prepares for practices with top tennis pros, the best pieces of advice he learned from his practice sessions, how Mike transitioned to coaching at an elite tennis academy, the biggest keys to win more matches, how to be a problem solver on the tennis court and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Mike! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Mike's Instagram Soto Tennis Academy Website Soto Tennis Academy Instagram Winning Ugly - Brad Gilbert Nadal's Autobiography Steven Gerrard - My Story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 246: Mike Digby — Lessons Learned From Practicing with the Top Players in the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 51:43


    On Episode 246 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach Mike Digby about lessons he learned from practicing with the top players in the world. Mike is currently coaching at Soto Tennis Academy in Spain. He is a former US collegiate tennis player and he graduated in 2019. He worked as a full time hitting partner with top tennis players such as Federer, Tsitsipas, Nadal, Halep, Djokovic and more. On the show, you'll learn how Mike got into coaching, his first experience practicing with Novak Djokovic, how Mike prepares for practices with the pros, his best and worst practice experience, top keys to being a great coach, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Mike! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Mike's Instagram Soto Tennis Academy Website Soto Tennis Academy Instagram Winning Ugly - Brad Gilbert Nadal's Autobiography Steven Gerrard - My Story Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 245: [Tennis Summit 2022 Preview] - How to Level Up Your Mental Game, Strategy and Equipment with Macci, Annacone and Iverson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 63:05


    After several months of preparation and hard work, I am super excited to announce that Tennis Summit 2022, a free online tennis conference that I am hosting, is now open for registration!   From April 18-23, over 40 world class coaches and experts will reveal proven strategies, techniques, mental and fitness exercises to level up your game. And the most awesome thing of all is you can get your ticket to watch all these online lessons, presentations and live masterclasses for free (for a limited time) at http://tennisfilessummit.com! For today's podcast episode, I put together a preview of three summit sessions: (1) Rick Macci on how to become an elite competitor, (2) Paul Annacone on how to maximize your tennis potential, and (3) Allan Iverson on how to get the best performance out of your tennis racquet.  To watch the full length version of these sessions and all 40+ summit masterclasses, sign up for Tennis Summit 2022 ASAP at http://tennisfilessummit.com!! I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast, and I look forward to seeing you at Tennis Summit 2022!  Tennis Summit 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 244: The 5 Most Common Mistakes That 3.0-4.5 Doubles Players Make

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 27:22


    On Episode 244 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I'll reveal the 5 most common mistakes that 3.0-4.5 doubles players make. In this episode, I'll walk you through my recent experiences playing USTA League doubles matches and the biggest takeaways from them, along with tips I've learned from the best coaches in the world. Fortunately I have been doing quite well this season in mixed and men's combo doubles matches (15-7) thanks to the strategies I've implemented and from paying more attention to my opponents and their tendencies. In this episode, I'll discuss picking up on doubles tells, why heavy groundstroke dippers are so useful, different doubles formations, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. The Doubles Playbook (Podcast Sponsor) Tennisfilessummit.com Tennisfiles.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 243: How to Develop A Unique Tennis Brand with Furi Sport's Erick Mathelier

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 48:24


    On Episode 243 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Furi Sport's Erick Mathelier about how to develop a unique tennis brand. Erick started playing tennis at the age of 13. His dedication to training helped him earn a scholarship to play Division I tennis. Erick has a Masters in Urban Policy and Management and eventually became an entrepreneur and a Co-Founder of Furi Sport with Michelle Spiro. Erick currently resides in New York. On the show, you'll learn the difficulties that Erick faced as a kid due to racial tensions in New York, why he switched from competitive baseball to tennis, how he Co-Founded Furi Sport, the ins and outs of how to develop unique products, Furi Sport's exciting new racquets, strings, bags, grips and other gear, how Furi Sport is helping to make tennis a more diverse sport, how people can try or view their products, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Erick! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! https://furisport.com/ Furi Sport Instagram Furi Sport Twitter Furi Sport Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 242: How to Choose The Best Strings for Your Game with Richard Groenewold

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 84:17


    On Episode 242 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis strings expert and coach Richard Groenewold about how to choose the best strings for your game. Richard is Signum Pro's USA LLC National Sales Manager and the CEO of Genesis tennis strings. He began playing tennis when he was 12 and started in the tennis business at the age of 15, selling tennis strings and racquets locally. He is a former ITF top-150 ranked singles player. He played tennis for 3 years at Open tournaments and Pro tournaments until retiring from tennis to dedicate many years to Photography. Richard opened a little pro shop in Mexico in 2008, and then afterwards became the distributor for Genesis, Signum Pro, Medspec, Topspin, Polyfibre and Polystar in México. By 2016, he took over the distribution for Signum Pro in the US, and in 2017 purchased Genesis from the founders of the brand. On the show, you'll learn about the different types of tennis strings and their characteristics, how to choose the thickness and tension of your strings, the biggest mistakes tennis players make when choosing strings, the most popular strings from Signum Pro and Genesis, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Richard! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Genesis Tennis Facebook Genesis Tennis Instagram Signum Pro USA Facebook Signum Pro USA Instagram The Tennis Depot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 241: Simple Strategies to Win More Singles and Doubles Matches with Jonathan Stokke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 53:32


    On Episode 241 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach and fellow podcaster Jonathan Stokke about simple strategies to win more singles and doubles matches. Jonathan hosts the Baseline Intelligence Podcast and is a tennis coach in Charleston, South Carolina. He spent 14 years as both a student-athlete and coach with the Duke men's tennis program. Jonathan helped Duke to two ACC Championship titles (2003, 2006) and was named the ACC Tournament MVP in 2006. He is a former All-American and two-time All-ACC pick and was also named the ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Jonathan became the first student-athlete in program history to win the ITA National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award in 2006 while also earning the USTA Sportsmanship Award.  On the show, you'll learn Jonathan's coaching philosophy for developing elite players and how it has changed over time, how to record and analyze your tennis matches and practices, the keys to developing a winning mindset, the most effective strategies for singles and doubles matches, and much more! I hope you enjoy part two of my interview with Jonathan! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Baseline Intelligence Podcast  Jonathan's Instagram Page  30 College Tennis Coaches Reveal Top Character Traits of Successful Student-Athletes Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 240: Deliberate Practice and the Keys to Winning in College and Junior Tennis with Jonathan Stokke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 55:23


    On Episode 240 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach and fellow podcaster Jonathan Stokke about deliberate practice and the keys to winning in college and junior tennis. Jonathan hosts the Baseline Intelligence Podcast and is a tennis coach in Charleston, South Carolina. He spent 14 years as both a student-athlete and coach with the Duke men's tennis program. Jonathan helped Duke to two ACC Championship titles (2003, 2006) and was named the ACC Tournament MVP in 2006. He is a former All-American and two-time All-ACC pick and was also named the ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Jonathan became the first student-athlete in program history to win the ITA National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award in 2006 while also earning the USTA Sportsmanship Award.  On the show, you'll learn what deliberate practice is and how to implement it in your training, the most effective drills you can use during your practices, the keys to success in junior and college tennis, the most important traits of a successful tennis player, how Jonathan became an elite level tennis player, the pros and cons of online tennis instruction, and much more! I hope you enjoy part one of my interview with Jonathan! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Baseline Intelligence Podcast  Jonathan's Instagram Page  30 College Tennis Coaches Reveal Top Character Traits of Successful Student-Athletes Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 239: 5 Traits That All Champions Have In Common with Emma Doyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 88:38


    On Episode 239 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed high-performance tennis and corporate coach Emma Doyle about the traits that all champions have in common. Emma is an expert instructor, communicator, and mentor, and has helped several professional tennis players reach their potential on the WTA Tour. She currently runs coaching qualifications for a High-Performance Workplace and Coaching Certification. Emma has also been a Tennis Australia High Performance Coach, and she travels the world as a professional speaker specializing in helping people to maximize and live their potential in the corporate world using lessons learned from her tennis career. Emma is experienced in Exercise Science, Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-linguistic programming and energy coaching. Emma has been featured on several of my Tennis Summits as well. On the show, you'll learn how to develop a champion mindset, the five traits that all champions have in common, how to be more resilient, how finding your purpose can help you level up your tennis game, how success in tennis and the corporate world are similar, how to become a better coach, coaching culture and the future of coaching, how to become a better listener, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Emma! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Episode 151 Inner Game of Tennis The Coaching Podcast emmadoyle.com.au acecoach.com.au linktr.ee/EmmaDoyleiii Open Door Coaching Certification - 25% off for TFP Listeners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 238: 5 Reasons Why Tennis Players Can't Serve Properly with Peter Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 69:17


    On Episode 238 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching about the five reasons why tennis players can't serve properly. Pete has coached division 1 college players and has produced state level and national champions. He has been awarded the honor of USTA Georgia Pro of the Year. He has also coached under Tony Palafox, who was John McEnroe's former coach, and Frank Brennan former Stanford University Coach who won 10 national titles. Peter has a huge passion for tennis and will do whatever it takes to get your game to the next level. He also hosts Tennis Con, one of the biggest and best annual online tennis conferences, each fall. On the show, you'll learn how the grip affects your serve, how to escape the “technique hole”, why your ego holds you back from hitting big serves, how to develop your serve the right way, the right mentality you need to level up your serve, serve strategy tips, how to participate in Pete's 7 Day Serve Challenge, and much more! Join Pete and me for the 7 Day Serve Challenge, which starts next week!  I hope you enjoy my interview with Pete! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! 7 Day Serve Challenge Pete's Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 237: From The Big Screen to The Tennis Court with Coach Christopher Crabb

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 77:13


    On Episode 237 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with actor and tennis coach Christopher Crabb about how he went from both competing on the court and acting at the highest level to coaching famous celebrities. Chris is a tennis coach in Los Angeles with an A-list rolodex of clients. His tennis students include George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Kline, Elle Fanning, Steve Carell, Pete Wentz from Fallout Boy, Dakota Fanning and Jeff Probst. Chris tutored Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated role in the film "Chaplin," for which Chris also served as tennis coordinator. He began acting at the age of eight and has starred in many commercials, movies and series including the remake of "A Christmas Carol", "Danger Bay", "Life Goes On", "Rebel Highway", and many more. Chris was a highly-ranked junior tennis player and turned pro at the age of 16. He has defeated grand slam champions Michael Chang and Jim Courier. On the show, you'll learn how Chris developed his skills in tennis and acting and how he managed to do both at the highest level, the biggest challenges he faces when teaching celebrities, his unique green jacket approach of coaching, the biggest mistakes that amateur tennis players make, why players don't play well during competition vs. practice, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Chris! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Christopher's Instagram Inner Game of Tennis Winning Ugly The Magic Key to Tennis - Eric Sage The Hollywood Reporter Article Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 236: Robin Montgomery — US Open Junior Singles & Doubles Champion

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 46:27


    On Episode 236 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed 2021 US Open Girls Singles and Doubles Champion Robin Montgomery about her incredible journey from the juniors to the WTA Tour. Robin was born and raised in Washington DC and trains at both the Junior Tennis Champions Center in Maryland and the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France. After winning both the Junior Singles and Doubles titles at the 2021 US Open, she is now focusing her efforts on WTA Tour tournaments. Robin also won the 2019 Orange Bowl title. On the show, you'll learn what separates the best junior players from the rest of the pack, how Robin structures her daily training sessions, how Robin won both the singles and doubles titles at the US Open Junior tournament last fall, how Robin prepared the day before and day of her record-setting championship wins, the advantages that left-handed players have over right-handers, Robin's team and support system, the importance of mental game training, the racquets, strings, and shoes that Robin uses on court, and much more!! I hope you enjoy my interview with Robin! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Robin's Instagram Shoe Dog - Phil Knight Psychology of Money - Morgan Housel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 235: Dr. Mark Kovacs — How to Create A Fitness Plan to Level Up Your Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 61:58


    On Episode 235 of The Tennis Files Podcast, world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs will reveal how to create a fitness plan to level up your game. Mark is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background in training and researching elite athletes. He is the Senior Director of Sports Science for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the founder of The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) of which I am a proud member. He is also the founder of the Kovacs Institute which is based in Atlanta, GA. Mark has trained numerous top professional tennis players, including John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey, Donald Youngm and Melanie Oudin. He is also one of the hosts of The Doc and Pro Show, together with professional golfer Jason Bohn where they talk about tennis, golf, sports, and life, and how you can improve your sports performance. On the show, you'll learn how busy competitive tennis players can create a consistent training plan, the key to maintaining intense footwork in an entire match, the top health and fitness changes over the past decade, equipment and apps that can help tennis players improve their game, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Mark! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! The Doc and Pro Show KovacsInstitute.com Kovacs Institute Instagram itpa-tennis.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 234: The Djokovic Australian Open Saga and Tournament Preview with Gill Gross

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:11


    On Episode 234 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with fellow content creator and Tennis Channel Podcast Network host Gill Gross about Novak Djokovic's visa cancellations and our predictions for the Australian Open. Gill is the host of Monday Match Analysis on the Gill Gross Youtube Channel, which has over 12k subscribers. He is also the host of Three - A Tennis Show which focuses on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and is on the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. On the show, you'll learn why Djokovic's visa was canceled twice, who is to blame for the prolonged ordeal involving the Australian government, Tennis Australia, and the world's #1 player, whether we think Rafael Nadal will win the Australian Open, Gill's favorites and dark horses to win the first Grand Slam of the year, how Djokovic's Australian Open saga ended, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Gill! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Monday Match Analysis Three - A Tennis Show Tennis Channel Podcast Network The Secrets of Spanish Tennis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal Performance with Tara Collingwood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 68:28


    On Episode 233 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Sports Dietitian Tara Collingwood reveals how to make small changes in your diet to boost your energy and performance on the tennis court. Tara is a nutrition consultant to the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) National Campus in Orlando, Florida. She is also currently the Team Dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team and Nutrition Consultant to The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Athletic Department. Tara has worked with numerous high-profile companies including Walt Disney World, Rodale Publications, Tupperware, Canyon Ranch Spa, Rosen Hotels, United Behavioral Healthcare, and many others. She owns Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting in Orlando and was also a health blogger for five years. On the show, you'll learn the top 5 best and worst foods for tennis players, how to structure your meals the day before and day of a match, Tara's simple rules for determining what ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats you should consume, sample healthy meals you can start eating today to increase your energy, why traditional sports drinks are the best way to hydrate yourself during intense exercise and what to add to them if you sweat a lot, the best snacks to eat while playing and in-between matches (hint: they are not the same!), how to prevent cramping and improve your on-court performance, how to stay consistent with your diet and nutrition, slow vs. fast digesting carbohydrates and the optimal time to eat them, how soon you should eat after a match to maximize your recovery, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Tara! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Dietdiva.net Tara's Instagram Tara's Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 65:06


    On Episode 232 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed fellow tennis player and content creator Dillon Sykes about his journey to reaching the 5.0 level. Dillon played Division III college tennis at Christopher Newport University. He plays USTA Leagues and competitive tournaments at the NTRP 5.0 level. Dillon is also the founder of Dill Plays YouTube Channel where he shares match play footage from USTA leagues and tournaments against 4.5-5.5 tennis players. On the show, you'll learn how Dillon started playing tennis, the differences between 4.5 and 5.0 players, how to deal with pressure, Dillon's set up to video record his gameplay, tips for 4.5s to get to 5.0s, his monster training routine during the pandemic, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Dillon! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Dill Plays Youtube Dillon's Instagram Dillon's Tiktok (or search for @dillplays) Winning Ugly Inner Game of Tennis Open - Andre Agassi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 231: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 33:32


    On Episode 231 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I'll reveal the top 10 lessons I learned in 2021. The end of the year is almost upon us, so it is the perfect time to reflect upon the most valuable lessons from the world class coaches, pros, and experts who I have interviewed on The Tennis Files Podcast and Tennis Summit 2021. I have also learned a lot of things that I need to work on from analyzing my tennis matches and training sessions over the past year. I hope you find these lessons helpful and put them into practice to level up your tennis game in 2022 and beyond! In this episode, you'll learn how to get the most out of your training, how to deal with mental roller coasters during matches, how to improve your game off the court, how to reduce negative pressure, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. The Tennis Files Podcast YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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    TFP 230: The Best Episodes of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 145:48


    On Episode 230 of The Tennis Files Podcast, we look back at the top tips and advice from my podcast guests in 2021! For this special episode, I went through my podcast platform, found the most downloaded episodes of the show this year and selected the best tips and advice from my awesome guests which include world-class coaches, tennis experts, and elite players. You'll learn their secrets for retooling your strokes, developing a consistent contact point, how to develop your serve technique, how to improve your focus on the ball, how to train properly to reach your potential, the best warm-up exercises, how to play well under pressure, how to hit more spin on your second serve, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful from it, let me know in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox. TFP 214: How to Develop a Great Base of Tennis Fundamentals: Steve Smith TFP 216: Why the Contact Point Determines Your Success: Vesa Ponkka TFP 205: Dr. Mark Kovacs — Serve and Backhand Technique Q&A TFP 210: Serve Technique Masterclass with James Ludlow TFP 215: How to Watch the Ball and Scan Your Opponent TFP 186: How to Think, Train, and Compete to Your Potential with Beau Treyz TFP 218: How to Warm-Up and Strength Train for Tennis with Dean Hollingworth TFP 204: How to Play Your Best Tennis with Jeff Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TFP 229: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes For Your Feet with Foot Doctor Zach Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 50:47


    On Episode 229 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Foot Doctor Zach Thomas about how to find the best tennis shoes for your feet and your game. Zach is a Podiatrist, tennis player, and is known by many as Foot Doctor Zach. He publishes very unique video reviews and teardowns of the most advanced tennis, basketball, running and training shoes for athletes. Zach currently has 20k subscribers on his YouTube shoe review channel. Lately I have resorted to binge watching Zach's tennis shoe reviews and particularly enjoy when he cuts open and examines tennis shoes layer by layer. On the show, you'll learn the top tennis shoes for different game styles, injuries, and foot types, the most important characteristics of tennis shoes that you must consider, the biggest mistakes people make when buying tennis shoes, what shoe size to select and adjustments to make when one foot is bigger than the other, shoe tying techniques to enhance shoe comfort and performance, the difference between hard court vs. clay court shoes, Zach's favorite tennis shoes of all time, a sneak peak into how Zach creates his tennis shoe reviews, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Zach! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Foot Doctor Zach Youtube Zach Thomas Twitter Zach Thomas Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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