Episodes
[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...
Published 01/25/23
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...
Published 01/18/23
Published 01/18/23
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...
Published 01/11/23
[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...
Published 01/04/23
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...
Published 12/28/22
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...
Published 12/21/22
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...
Published 12/14/22
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,...
Published 12/07/22
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...
Published 11/30/22
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...
Published 11/23/22
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...
Published 11/16/22
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...
Published 11/09/22
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...
Published 11/02/22
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...
Published 10/26/22
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...
Published 10/19/22
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...
Published 10/12/22
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...
Published 10/05/22
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...
Published 09/28/22
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...
Published 09/21/22
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...
Published 09/14/22
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...
Published 09/07/22
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...
Published 08/31/22
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...
Published 08/24/22
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...
Published 08/17/22