Episodes
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
On this episode of the podcast, Fabrice will reveal his four top strategies to instantly boost the amount of points and matches you are going to win. Fabrice has analyzed well over 1 million points at the ATP/WTA level and will show you four of the most effective strategies he's uncovered that you can use to play more strategically-sound tennis.  Fabrice is an expert statistician and strategist, and the founder of Tennis Profiler. His stats program has been used by tennis federations,...
Published 04/28/21
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal the 8 biggest training mistakes that are preventing you from reaching your tennis potential. Have you ever wondered what is truly holding you back from getting unstuck and progressing to the next level? You may think it’s because of the way you hit your serve or how you position yourself on the court, but most of the time you need to examine yourself at a much deeper level and fix how you approach the...
Published 04/21/21
On this episode I’ve got another Tennis Summit 2021 for you of a couple awesome mental game sessions. In case you haven’t heard, I am hosting Tennis Summit 2021, a free online tennis conference which has become the largest one in the world (over 14k players and coaches attended in 2020)!    From April 19-24, 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...
Published 04/14/21
After several months of preparation and hard work, I am super excited to announce that Tennis Summit 2021, a free online tennis conference that I am hosting, is now open for registration!   From April 19-24, 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...
Published 04/07/21
On Episode 192 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Lisa Stone, the founder of Parenting Aces, to talk about how to develop successful junior and college tennis players. Lisa has created one of the most valuable resources for tennis parents and junior players with her Parenting Aces platform. Fortunately for us, she took the initiative to research and find the best information on how to develop junior players after being urged to do so by a fellow tennis parent. Lisa hosts The...
Published 03/31/21
On Episode 191 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach Joshua Oxley talks about the importance of emotional intelligence and how to maximize your tennis potential. I connected with Josh through Clubhouse where he hosts a morning audio room answering players’ questions to help them improve with fellow coach Yannick Schramm. Josh was a highly ranked ITF junior and has played pro level tournaments. His 15 years of experience in the tennis industry includes working with Katy Dunne (ranked 180 WTA),...
Published 03/24/21
On Episode 190 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to level up your serve returns, increase your first serve power, develop a stronger mindset, and more on this Q&A edition of the show! I went back into the Q&A mailbag and selected seven excellent questions from the Tennis Files community for today's episode. I'll explain how to level up your NTRP rating, critical checkpoints to develop first serve power and second serve consistency, how to return a lefty's slice serve to...
Published 03/17/21
On Episode 189 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the most important changes I’ve made to how I approach training and thinking about tennis that has transformed my game. The top pros make tennis look simple, but it is far from an easy game. All of us have gone through struggles and obstacles in tennis and we need to keep figuring out ways how to improve to reach our potential. Sometimes it can take months or years to make a breakthrough, but we have to trust the process and...
Published 03/10/21
On Episode 188 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Illya Marchenko about his training routines, fitness workouts, and what it takes to be an elite tennis player. Illya Marchenko has been ranked as high as #49 in singles and #268 in doubles on the ATP Tour. He has won 8 ATP Challenger titles, including one just a couple weeks ago where he defeated Andy Murray in the final. Illya also reached the 4th round of the US Open in 2016 (defeating Nick Kyrgios along the way), and has...
Published 03/03/21
On Episode 187 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn how to increase your forehand power, develop second serve consistency, improve your concentration, fitness, and more on this Q&A edition of the show! I receive a ton of questions from the Tennis Files community on a wide range of topics, from technique and strategy to fitness and the mental game. Today we'll explore step by step methods and proven approaches I've learned from decades playing the game and studying the world's top...
Published 02/24/21
On Episode 186 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro tennis coach and author Beau Treyz about how approaching tennis from a more analytical and data-based perspective can help you breakthrough and reach your tennis potential. Beau is the author of “How To Tennis: Think Train and Compete to your Potential.” He played Division I tennis at the University of Nebraska and North Florida and achieved a world ranking on the ATP tour. He previously coached ATP Pro Brandon Nakashima and...
Published 02/17/21
On Episode 185 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Marcus Willis about how he went from teaching tennis lessons for 30 pounds an hour (about $40) to playing Roger Federer on Center Court at Wimbledon in 2016.  Marcus has reached a career high ranking of #322 in singles and #209 in doubles on the ATP tour. He was also ranked as high as 15 in the combined junior world rankings. But Marcus struggled to breakthrough on the pro tour until he decided to work harder than everyone else...
Published 02/10/21