Episodes
On Episode 221 of The Tennis Files Podcast, David Ramos, a performance analytics expert, reveals how you can analyze and improve your game through video. David is a USPTA/PTR, P1 Professional with over 20 years of diverse professional experience. He is currently the Director of Coaching Education and Performance Analytics at USTA’s National Campus in Orlando, Florida. In his role, David’s primary responsibilities include implementing strategic initiatives of USTA’s Player Development...
Published 10/20/21
On Episode 220 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveals the top 5 lessons from Tennis Con 5, a free online tennis conference featuring 40+ top experts starting on October 18, 2021! On the show, Pete will walk us through his favorite pieces of advice on how to defeat pushers, poaching tactics, training more efficiently, tennis specific fitness, Novak's zone court, and much more that he has learned from the awesome lessons coming up at Tennis Con 5 from top...
Published 10/13/21
On Episode 219 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll hear part two of my conversation with strength and conditioning coach Dean Hollingworth about the five biggest tennis fitness training mistakes that amateur players make. Dean has over twenty-five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. He has established himself as a highly regarded author, speaker, and fitness and performance consultant. Dean published the Baselinepower video series, which addresses all aspects of fitness...
Published 10/06/21
On Episode 218 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with strength and conditioning coach Dean Hollingworth about how to warm up and strength training efficiently and effectively for maximum tennis performance. Dean has over twenty-five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. He has established himself as a highly regarded author, speaker, and fitness and performance consultant. Dean published the Baselinepower video series, which addresses all aspects of fitness training...
Published 09/29/21
On Episode 217 of The Tennis Files Podcast, performance coach and yoga certified instructor Cheri Cope reveals how yoga can positively impact your tennis game by strengthening your mind and body. Cheri is a performance and motivational consultant at Cheri Cope, LLC. She received a post-master’s certification in Sports Psychology and a RYT 500hr Yoga Teaching Certification. Her coaching services include helping individual athletes, teams and businesses in the areas of motivation and...
Published 09/22/21
On Episode 216 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach Vesa Ponkka will reveal how to find your ideal contact point for more powerful and consistent ball striking. Coach Vesa Ponnka is Senior Director of Tennis at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, home to Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla, and numerous other elite players. He was selected as the 2011 USOC National Developmental Coach of the Year and has trained top junior players in the United States and Europe for national, NCAA, ITF and...
Published 09/15/21
On Episode 215 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to reduce mishits, strike the ball cleaner, and anticipate where your opponent’s shot is going. There are three phases you need to learn when the ball is in play: (1) tracking (2) zooming and (3) scanning. A lot of players end up tracking the ball when they should be scanning the opponent instead or vice versa, and many don’t zoom on the ball long enough. These terms may sound confusing, which is why on this episode I’ll walk you...
Published 09/08/21
On Episode 214 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Steve Smith to talk about how to develop a great base of tennis fundamentals. Coach Steve Smith spent many years learning and coaching under tennis legends Vic Braden and Welby Van Horn. He founded the Great Base tennis player development system, which comprises a complete system of player development that emphasizes character, learning, and self-discipline. With over 48+ years of tennis coaching experience, Steve is also...
Published 09/01/21
On Episode 213 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with New York Times correspondent and author Christopher Clarey about his new book: “The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer.” Chris is a top international sportswriter and has been a New York Times correspondent for over 25 years. He has covered Roger Federer since the beginning of the Swiss Maestro’s professional career and has interviewed him exclusively more than any other journalist since Federer’s rise to...
Published 08/25/21
On Episode 212 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to develop a consistent second serve, how to anticipate where your opponent’s shot is going, my favorite pressure drills, and more on this Q&A edition of the show! I receive tons of questions from the Tennis Files audience on technique, strategy, fitness, and the mental game. On today’s episode, I’ll answer nine of them based on what I’ve learned from decades of playing and from the top pros and experts I’ve interviewed on my...
Published 08/18/21
On Episode 211 of The Tennis Files Podcast, former WTA pro Vania King discusses mental health, technical changes, and the spirit of giving. Vania reached a career high rankings of #3 in the world in doubles and #50 in the world in singles. She also won two Grand Slams, winning the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Championship with partner Yaroslava Shvedova. Vania currently works as the Community Development Ambassador for WTA Charities, the philanthropic arm of the WTA, and is a Director...
Published 08/11/21
On Episode 210 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach James Ludlow and Mehrban take a deep dive into the toughest shot to master with the greatest rewards: the serve. James is a Certified Tennis Instructor at Online Tennis Instruction (OTI). In 2021, James  attended a tennis clinic with the Head Coach and Founder of OTI, Florian Meier. Since then, he has developed a huge passion for the technical side of tennis and had spent thousands of hours studying and testing what works and what doesn’t...
Published 08/04/21
On Episode 209 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the 5 keys to mastering an explosive forehand. On the show, you’ll learn how to execute a proper unit turn, how to uncoil your body efficiently, the most common forehand power killers, how the contact point varies for different grips, drills to develop powerful acceleration, and much more! I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you found it helpful, let me know in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to...
Published 07/28/21
On Episode 208 of The Tennis Files Podcast, elite tennis coach, Claudio Pistolesi will reveal pro tour secrets to unlock your tennis career. Claudio is the Director of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) Bolles in Jacksonville, Fl. He ranked as high as #71 on the ATP Tour. He trained and coached many top ATP/WTA Tour pros, including Monica Seles, Robin Soderling, Simone Bollelli, Daniela Hantuchova Takao Suzuki and AI Sugiyama. He is also a volunteer coach for the University of North...
Published 07/21/21
On Episode 207 of The Tennis Files Podcast, high performance coaches Mark Jeffery and Ramon Osa will reveal how to play your best tennis when it matters most. Mark Jeffery is the founder of Big Point Player Training. He is a 12 years British HM Forces veteran, former Army champion, and mentors players and coaches on how to perform their best under high pressure. Ramon Osa is a world-class tennis coach, Tennis Summit instructor, and the founder of OsaTennis360. On the show, you’ll learn the...
Published 07/14/21
On Episode 206 of The Tennis Files Podcast, 17-time Grand Slam Champion Gigi Fernandez will show you how to set and achieve your tennis goals. If you have a strong desire to accomplish big goals in tennis and want to maximize your potential, don’t miss this episode!  Former world #1 Gigi Fernandez is widely considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time. She is a Hall of Famer, winner of 17 Grand Slam doubles titles with various partners, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Mary Joe...
Published 07/07/21
On Episode 205 of The Tennis Files Podcast, world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs will reveal how to develop biomechanically efficient technique on your serve and backhand. 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...
Published 06/30/21
On Episode 204 of the podcast, sport psychology consultant, Jeff Greenwald will share helpful advice on how to play your best tennis. 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, is a two-time ITF World Champion and former ATP Tour player. Jeff has been...
Published 06/23/21
On Episode 203 of the podcast, I’ll walk you through my 9 biggest takeaways that I learned from taking a private lesson at the USTA National Campus. I recently took a trip to Orlando and booked a one-on-one lesson at the USTA National Campus a few days before returning home. This training session was a big eye opener to the areas in my game that could use some work. Right after the lesson, I jotted down my key takeaways from the lesson in the notes app of my iPhone and decided that I would...
Published 06/16/21
On Episode 202 of the podcast, coach Sarah Stone discusses the women’s game, WTA Tour coaching, mixed doubles tactics, how to choose the right coach for junior players, coaching mistakes and much more! Sarah has been coaching on the WTA tour for over 10 years. A former professional player, Stone has a vast amount of experience at the very top of women's tennis. Sarah was the coach of Samantha Stosur who was a 3-time grand slam champion whilst under her tutelage. Additionally, she has coached...
Published 06/09/21
On this episode of the podcast, former top 30 WTA Pro Meike Babel reveals her top mental game strategies. 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. She was the women's tennis assistant coach at Tulane University and at Vanderbilt University. On the show, Meike will share how she reached the elite ranks...
Published 06/02/21
Today's episode is a very special one! We are celebrating 200 episodes of The Tennis Files Podcast by featuring clips from 11 of the most downloaded interviews and discussions over the years on the show!  Here's the list of tennis experts, coaches, and players you'll hear from in this special 200th episode of The Tennis Files Podcast: Jorge Capestany (Episode 161) Emilio Sanchez (Episode 129) 7 Do’s and Don'ts for Doubles Players (Episode 160) Edgar Giffenig (Episode 164) Taylor Dent...
Published 05/26/21
On this episode of the podcast, Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveals 8 key strategies to help you defeat pushers, aka the most exhausting player (MEP). There’s a certain type of opponent that amateur tennis players routinely struggle playing against. These players have no weapons (except their mind and grit), their strokes look inferior...and yet they somehow find a way to take you out of your comfort zone and eventually defeat you. Fortunately Coach Peter Freeman will walk you...
Published 05/19/21
On this episode of the podcast, top tennis strategist Craig O’Shannessy will reveal the secret formula for transforming how you play the game: the first four shots. In this strategy masterclass, Craig presents mind-blowing statistics that definitively prove why we are focusing on the wrong rally lengths in practice, how to change our training and tactics for maximum results, and how to dominate the first four shots to win more matches. Craig is widely recognized as the world leader in...
Published 05/12/21
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban recaps his top 10 lessons learned from all the amazing 45+ Tennis Summit 2021 sessions on technique, strategy, fitness, and the mental game with Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching! You’ll learn Mehrban’s biggest takeaways from Craig O’Shannessy, Louis Cayer, Jorge Capestany, Satoshi Ochi, Peter Freeman, and many more from this year’s epic summit, which had over 11,000 players and coaches who attended! Pick one of these lessons that resonates with...
Published 05/06/21