The Tennis Files Podcast

Tennis Files LLC/Tennis Channel Podcast Network

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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 The Tennis Files Podcast, including professional and elite tennis players, coaches, trainers, authors, and other tennis experts. Tennis is a demanding and complex sport which requires hard work, consistency, problem solving, and the determination to reach your tennis goals. Mehrban will find the answers to your tennis problems so you can break through your struggles and become a better tennis player.

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288 episodes

TFP 288: Dr. Mark Kovacs—Strength and Conditioning for Tennis Players: From the 2016 Archive

[From the archive: This episode was originally recorded and published in 2016] On today’s episode, I spoke with world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs about strength and conditioning for tennis. Mark has trained numerous top professional tennis players, including John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, and Melanie Oudin. Stack named Mark one of the Top 31 Fitness Professionals to Follow in 2015. Mark is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background training and researching elite athletes. He has been featured in many of the biggest sports and news publications, including ESPN, the New York Times, and Tennis Magazine. Mark was also a top college player at Auburn and achieved a world ranking on the ATP Tour. Mark co-authored an amazing book and resource, Complete Conditioning for Tennis (2nd edition), which was published a couple months ago. I have a copy of his book and have had a hard time putting it down in my spare time. It has a ton of invaluable information on how we can put together a personalized fitness program using the exercises and in-depth knowledge from Mark, E. Paul Roetert (former managing director of the United States Tennis Association’s Player Development Program) and Todd S. Ellenbecker (Vice President, Medical Services ATP World Tour, and clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona). In this episode, I ask Mark questions on how we can improve our tennis fitness to become better tennis players. We also talk about Complete Conditioning for Tennis (2nd edition) and some of the principles in the book that will help take your game to the next level. Mark has an unbelievable amount of knowledge in sports science for tennis, and provided us all with a ton of value on The Tennis Files Podcast. I hope you enjoy this podcast interview episode with Mark! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below! Top 31 Fitness Professionals to Follow in 2015 Complete Conditioning for Tennis (2nd edition) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 9m
Feb 01
TFP 287: Rick Macci — How to Develop Rock Solid Technique: From the 2019 archive

[From the archive: This episode was originally recorded and published in 2019] On Episode 287 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to develop rock solid technique with legendary coach Rick Macci. This is a great interview that I had with Rick from 2019 and I want to bring it back for you because the lessons are valuable and timeless. Rick 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. He has guided his players to a combined 247+ USTA National Championships since 1985, and is widely regarded as one of the best tennis coaches of all time. Rick is also the founder of Rick Macci Tennis Academy, and is a highly sought out motivational speaker, clinician, and author.  On this episode, Rick discusses his philosophy on developing biomechanically-sound technique, gives us simple yet super-effective technique tips, and explains some huge mistakes in our technique that, if fixed, will supercharge your efficiency and power. I particularly love the power leak Rick mentions for the serve in the interview (I won't spoil it for you, you'll have to tune in to find out! :O) ). I hope you enjoy this podcast interview episode with Rick! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below! LINKS: Rick Macci Tennis Academy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33m
Jan 25
TFP 286: How to Become Mentally Stronger and Excel Under Pressure [Masterclass]

On Episode 286 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to become mentally stronger and excel under pressure. On the show, you’ll learn how to reach your full tennis potential, how to deal with negative self-talk, why obsession is a key trait of successful tennis players, how to get out of your comfort zone, how to have a healthy perspective, and much more! If you enjoyed these clips and want to listen to the full episodes featured on TFP 286, visit the links below or go to the episode number in your favorite podcast app or at tennisfiles.com/podcast.  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 280: Nick Saviano — How to Unleash Your Full Tennis Potential TFP 271: Why Obsession is the Key to Your Tennis Success with Peter Freeman TFP 226: How to Handle Pressure by Changing Your Perspective with Vesa Ponkka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 9m
Jan 18
TFP 285: 8 Key Fitness Principles for a Strong & Healthy 2023

On Episode 285 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal the 8 key fitness principles for a strong and healthy 2023 and a weekly/daily workout template! 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 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal Performance with Tara Collingwood Dartfish - Exercise Database Tennis Con Live Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

22m
Jan 11
TFP 284: Nick Bollettieri — How to Achieve Your Dreams and Help Others Succeed: From the 2019 archive

[From the archive: This episode was originally recorded and published in 2019] Legendary tennis coach and icon Nick Bollettieri sadly passed away in December 2022, but his impact on his students, coaches, and the entire tennis community will live on forever.   For this episode, I have resurrected my 2019 interview with Nick about how to achieve your dreams and help those around you reach their true potential. Nick had over 60 years of unrivaled experienced coaching the world’s best tennis players. He founded the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, where he worked with such players as Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Jim Courier, Serena and Venus Williams, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Rios, Kei Nishikori, and Boris Becker, just to name a few. Nick also co-founded the nonprofit fitness camp, Camp Kaizen with his wife Cindi. He wrote for tennis magazine as an instruction editor and was featured in tv series and documentary films. Nick was also a very accomplished author, having written numerous books, including Bollettieri’s Tennis Handbook, My Aces My Faults, and a recent Biography entitled Bollettieiri - Changing the Game. On top of all this, Nick was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame and told me that he has been inducted into 12 others as well. On the show we cover the mindset you must have to achieve your goals, why every top performer has a great team behind that person, why you must get to know your students if you want to help them reach their true potential, Nick’s exercise routine at 88 years old, and much more! I hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below! Nick Bollettieri - IMG Academy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30m
Jan 04
TFP 283: The Best of 2022 - Serve Technique, Mindset, Fitness Routines, Nutrition, Singles & Doubles Strategies, and More!

On Episode 283 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the best advice in tennis strategy, technique, mental game, and much more from the top episodes of the podcast in 2022! For this special year-end episode, I sorted through all of my interviews with grand slam champions, former ATP/WTA players, world-class coaches and tennis experts, and my solo episodes from 2022. Then I selected the most downloaded episodes and took clips from each of them containing the best advice on how to create a fitness plan, simple strategies to win more singles and doubles matches, how to reduce errors, how to become mentally tough, and a lot more! If you enjoyed these clips and want to listen to the full episodes featured on TFP 283, visit the links below or go to the episode number in your favorite podcast app or at tennisfiles.com/podcast.  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 238: 5 Reasons Why Tennis Players Can't Serve Properly with Peter Freeman TFP 270: Brad Gilbert — How to Become a Tough Competitor, Reduce Errors and Forget About Your Losses TFP 235: Dr. Mark Kovacs — How to Create A Fitness Plan to Level Up Your Game TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes TFP 244: The 5 Most Common Mistakes That 3.0-4.5 Doubles Players Make TFP 241: Simple Strategies to Win More Singles and Doubles Matches with Jonathan Stokke TFP 239: 5 Traits That All Champions Have In Common with Emma Doyle TFP 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal Performance with Tara Collingwood The Tennis Files Podcast Tennis Summit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2h 49m
Dec 28, 2022
TFP 282: How to Win Singles Matches with Jonathan Stokke

On Episode 282 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach and fellow podcaster Jonathan Stokke about how to win singles 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 how to formulate singles strategy, how to hide your weakness from your opponent, what type of serve players should master first, tips to refocus when you get nervous, return strategies, and much more! I hope you enjoy 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 Part I and Part II of Jonathan’s Last Interview with me on the Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59m
Dec 21, 2022
TFP 281: 8 Tennis Goals for 2023 with Peter Freeman

On Episode 281 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching to talk about our 8 tennis goals for 2023. 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 why setting goals is important, why staying in your comfort zone will not make us improve, how to identify if you’re a singles or a doubles player, how to improve fitness and avoid injuries, 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! TENNIS CON LIVE - Join me, Peter, Gigi Fernandez, Kevin Garlington, Karue Sell, Jeff Greenwald, Ryan Reidy and many others LIVE at Innisbrook Resort in Tampa! - March 30-April 2nd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56m
Dec 14, 2022
TFP 280: Nick Saviano — How to Unleash Your Full Tennis Potential

On Episode 280 of The Tennis Files Podcast, legendary coach Nick Saviano reveals how to unleash your full tennis potential. Nick is widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent tennis coaches and experts in the field of coaching education. He has 45 years of world-class tennis experience—nine years playing on the ATP tour, followed by 35 years as a high-performance coach. He helped train over 50 tennis players who have gone on to professional tennis careers on the WTA and ATP tours, including Grand Slam winners, Olympic gold medalists, and world’s number one in singles and doubles. Nick established The Saviano Method (TSM), which he has incorporated into the Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy. He also recently unveiled Maximum Tennis, which features online tennis training and insights that maximize your results and give you the edge you have been looking for. On the show, you’ll learn the biggest impediment that prevents players from reaching their full potential, how to become consistent so that you can reach your goals, how to develop mental discipline and utilize visualization, how to deal with nerves and getting tight during crunch time situations, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with Nick! 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: maximumtennis.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 15m
Dec 07, 2022
TFP 279: Brain Based Tennis Training with Richard Brice

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

1h 8m
Nov 30, 2022
TFP 278: Doubles Strategy for Club Level Players with Will Boucek

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

1h 28m
Nov 23, 2022
TFP 277: The 8 Racquets I'm Testing To Choose My Next Stick with Sam Jones

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

1h 1m
Nov 16, 2022
TFP 276: 8 Keys Tennis Players Need to Level Up Their Games

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

23m
Nov 09, 2022
TFP 275: 5 Doubles Strategies to Use Against Aggressive Opponents

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

24m
Nov 02, 2022
TFP 274: How to Use Mindfulness to Develop a Winning Mindset with Meike Babel

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

29m
Oct 26, 2022
TFP 273: How to Transform Your Tennis Fitness with T.C. Costello

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

51m
Oct 19, 2022
TFP 272: Epic Tennis Stories with Andrew Reiley

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

1h 23m
Oct 12, 2022
TFP 271: Why Obsession is the Key to Your Tennis Success with Peter Freeman

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

57m
Oct 05, 2022
TFP 270: Brad Gilbert — How to Become a Tough Competitor, Reduce Errors and Forget About Your Losses

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

54m
Sep 28, 2022
TFP 269: Singles Strategy Masterclass with Paul Annacone

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

39m
Sep 21, 2022
TFP 268: How to Develop Winning Singles Strategies with John Craig

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

58m
Sep 14, 2022
TFP 267: The Top Practices of the World’s Best Coaches with Emma Doyle

On Episode 267 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Emma Doyle about the top practices of the world’s best coaches. Emma is an international high-performance tennis coach turned corporate/team coach specializing in helping leaders and teams harness their energy, discover their purpose, and achieve high performance under pressure. She does this by inviting her clients to adopt a curious champion mindset and utilizing proven coaching tools to unleash human potential. She is a former D1 US college tennis player and has represented her native country of Australia as a world team coach on 20 occasions. Emma utilizes the lessons that she has learned from being an international high-performance tennis coach and transfers these skills into her corporate coaching. She is a qualified Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Emotional Intelligence certified practitioner.  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

52m
Sep 07, 2022
TFP 266: Tennis Shoes, Overgrips, and Training Tools with Harry Tong (Part II)

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

1h 3m
Aug 31, 2022
TFP 265: Tennis Equipment Masterclass Part I with Harry Tong

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

1h 3m
Aug 24, 2022
TFP 264: How to Be Relentless and Have a Clutch Mentality with Milan Krnjetin

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

28m
Aug 17, 2022
TFP 263: 6 Lessons I Learned From Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 Citi Open

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

24m
Aug 10, 2022
TFP 262: 15 Lessons From Poker That Apply to Your Tennis Game

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

34m
Aug 03, 2022
TFP 261: How to Coach Yourself and Problem Solve Through Adversity with Raheel Manji

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

1h 44m
Jul 27, 2022
TFP 260: Rick Macci — How to Excel Under Pressure, Volley Technique, and Choosing the Right Grip

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

47m
Jul 20, 2022
TFP 259: How to Generate Power and the Importance of Fundamentals with Peter Freeman

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

59m
Jul 13, 2022