Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis

The "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" podcast brings you tennis, tennis and more tennis. With podcast interviews with guests deeply rooted in the tennis industry, "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" brings the tennis world to you. You will hear from a variety of guests including some touring professionals, some touring coaches, some collegiate coaches along with some high school coaches. You will also hear from certain individuals outside of the playing and coaching arena, with each person having made a great impact on this sport.

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Randy Walker Joins David and Steve to Discuss T...
We have with us today a returning guest in Randy Walker, a sports marketing, communications and media specialist – and the Managing Partner of New Chapter Media – based in New York City. Randy is most noted for his work in the tennis industry, highlighted by a 12-year stint in the Marketing and Communications division of the United States Tennis Association that featured work on 13 U.S. Open championships, 22 U.S. Davis Cup ties and three Olympic Games. Sportsillustrated.com went as far to label Randy as “the Roger Federer of tennis publicity.” Randy is also the person who is responsible for introducing David to his co-host, Hall of Famer, Steve Flink. Enjoy this fun discussion!
41 min
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Rennae Stubbs Joins the Pod
It is an absolute privilege to have with us former number one doubles player in the world, four-time grand slam women’s doubles champion…and now a very successful commentator with ESPN and also the host of the Rennae Stubbs Tennis Podcast. Enjoy this fun discussion with such great insight from Rennae!
43 min
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Brain Game Tennis Founder Craig O'Shannessy Joi...
We are privileged to have with us the creator of Brain Game Tennis, Craig O’Shannessy. As many of you know, Craig is really a pioneer and a leading expert on employing video analysis and statistical tracking of matches to gain a competitive edge. Craig has worked with a number of players, including Novak Djokovic. Enjoy listening to this fun conversation.
58 min
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Monte Carlo Recap
Steve and David recap Monte Carlo and also discuss what to look for in the upcoming clay court events...all leading up to Roland Garros.
24 min
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SwingVision CEO Swupnil Sahai
Tonight, we are privileged to have the CEO at SwingVision, Swupnil Sahai. Backed by investors Andy Roddick and James Blake, SwingVision lets you experience tennis like the pros. We are excited to talk with Swupnil and hear what SwingVision is all about.
19 min
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Prim Siripipat of "The Next Chapter" Joins the Pod
Tonight we have returning guest Prim Siripipat as we discuss the re-launch of "The Next Chapter". podcast. Prim discusses what it's like talking to a wide variety of athletes and hearing about their transitioning to the next part of their lives...after the final whistle.
26 min
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Patrick McEnroe Joins the Pod
It is an absolute privilege to have with us the creator of the “Holding Court” podcast, Patrick McEnroe. As many of you know, Patrick has been on the broadcasting team for ESPN for 25 years and many of you have also seen Patrick on CNN. Patrick's accomplishments are aplenty, both on the court and off the court...and we walk through quite a bit with Patrick on this episode. Hope you enjoy listening!
61 min
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Indian Wells Recap Episode
David and Steve discuss the highlights of what was a tremendous BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. What a tournament!
37 min
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Indian Wells, Davis Cup, Sascha Zverev, Rafa Na...
David and Steve discuss the recent events and results of Indian Wells, Davis Cup, Sascha Zverev, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and more. Enjoy this fun discussion.
41 min
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ATP Coach Neville Godwin Joins David and Steve
ATP Coach Neville Godwin joins David and Steve to discuss his tennis journey. Neville, a former 100 player in the world, has had great success in the coaching arena where he has worked with Kevin Anderson and now is currently working with Reilly Opelka.
28 min
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David and Steve Talk Acapulco, Dubai, Doha and ...
David and Steve wrap up a very fun and eventful week in the tennis world with events in Acapulco, Dubai, Doha and more. Enjoy this fun discussion!
34 min
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David and Steve Talk Del Potro, Fed and Nadal a...
David and Steve discuss the Juan Martin del Potro retirement, Federer and Nadal playing doubles at this year's upcoming Laver Cup and also all things Delray Beach Open.
29 min
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Delray Beach Open Tournament Chairman Ivan Baron
Was a privilege to talk with Delray Beach Open Tournament Chairman Ivan Baron to discuss this year's event. Ivan also talks about some special plans to commemorate the tournament's 30th year anniversary.
8 min
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Jen Brady Joins David and Steve
2020 US Open Semi-Finalist and 2021 Australian Open Finalist Jen Brady joins us tonight. Jen is currently recovering from a foot injury and she was kind enough to spend some time with us and talk some tennis.
32 min
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Australian Open Preview
Co-Hosts David Beilinson and Steve Flink wrap up the Novak Djokovic matter and also talk about some intriguing first round matches at the Australian Open.
26 min
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David and Steve Discuss Latest Developments on ...
Co-Hosts David Beilinson and Steve Flink discuss the latest developments on Novak Djokovic.
32 min
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Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez Joins David and St...
Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez joins David and Steve to talk about her playing experiences on tour and also discusses her passion for teaching the "Gigi Method" to tennis players all over the world. Take a listen to this fun and engaging discussion with Gigi, a 17-Time Grand Slam Doubles Title Champion and also Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist.
39 min
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Paul Annacone Joins the Pod
Such a privilege to have Paul Annacone join the pod and talk about his own collegiate and professional playing career, his coaching experiences with both Pete Sampras and Roger Federer and also his television commentating responsibilities at Tennis Channel. Enjoy this fun discussion!
49 min
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2021 Year-End Segment
Friend of the Program David Zakhodin joins David and Steve as they wrap up the 2021 season and also discuss what to look forward to in the upcoming 2022 season.
62 min
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Author and New York Times writer Chris Clarey J...
Tonight, we have with us two amazing writers. One is my co-host, Steve Flink. The other is Chris Clarey, who after covering tennis mostly for the NY Times for over three decades, has just released his book “The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer”. Super excited to have Chris join Steve and I for this discussion and talk about this wonderful book on Mr. Federer.
45 min
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Lars Graff Joins the Pod
David and Steve welcome current Co-Tournament Director of the China Open, Lars Graff, to the podcast. Lars has been involved in so many different areas in the sport, maybe most notably as a Chair Umpire for more than 20 years. Hope everyone enjoys this very interesting discussion with Lars.
36 min
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Professional Traveling Coach JY Aubone Joins th...
JY Aubone joins David and Steve as we talk JY's own tennis journey along with hearing his experiences traveling with World #25 Reilly Opelka over the past several years. Please enjoy listening to this fun discussion.
42 min
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Tennis Commentator Robbie Koenig Joins the Pod
I am so fired up tonight because not only do I have my Co-Host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink with me on tonight, but we are also joined by one of our favorite commentators, Robbie Koenig. Robbie works for a host of TV channels around the world, covering most notably the Masters 1000 events, the slams as well as being the host of the premier online tennis channel of TennisTV.com. Robbie also competed on the pro tour winning five doubles titles and reaching the semifinals of the 1998 US Open doubles draw. It is an absolute privilege to welcome to the pod, Robbie Koenig.
44 min
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The Timing of the Fall Masters 1000s
David and Steve have an interesting conversation on the timing of having two Masters 1000 events during the Fall Season and also discuss some alternatives which may fit both the players and the ATP Tour better as a whole moving forward.
25 min
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Coach Rick Macci Joins the Pod to Talk abut Upc...
We have with us today coaching legend Rick Macci. Rick is a USPTA Master Professional and seven-time USPTA national coach of the year who has trained five world number one ranked players: Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams. All tennis fans are excited to see the upcoming movie titled “King Richard” that comes out on November 19th which tells the story of Venus and Serena. The movie features actor Will Smith who plays the role of Venus and Serena's father, Richard Williams. Steve Flink and I are pleased to welcome to the pod, Rick Macci.
47 min
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Brad Gilbert Joins the Pod and Speaks with Davi...
Today we got a guy joining the pod that everyone knows as “BG”. This individual reached a career high number 4 in the world and won 20 singles titles. He’s also coached some of the very best players in the world, including Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick. Please welcome to the pod Brad Gilbert.
61 min
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Tennis Commentator Sam Gore Joins the Pod and T...
Sam Gore is a veteran play-by-play commentator and studio host at ESPN and at Tennis Channel. Sam announces professional tennis year-round and has also been a play-by-play announcer of the NCAA Tennis Championships for The Tennis Channel. It is an absolute privilege for us to have Sam on the podcast. Enjoy this fun discussion!!
31 min
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Donald Dell Joins Steve and David
If I had to list all of the items our guest tonight has accomplished in the tennis and sports industry, it would take up the entire episode. But to just name a few, this guest was the first sports agent in professional tennis representing players such as Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl; he was the founder of ProServ, one of the first sports marketing firms established in 1970; he co-founded the ATP in 1972 with Jack Kramer and Cliff Drysdale; he’s an author, a former Davis Cup player and Davis Cup captain, and was the co-founder of the Legg-Mason tournament held in Washington DC; and like my co-host, this guest was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009, please welcome to the pod, Donald Dell.
61 min
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Grip MD Co-Founder and Former NCAA Doubles and ...
We are happy to have with us on tonight former NCAA Singles and Doubles Champion from the University of Florida, two-time Olympian and now the co-founder of Grip MD, Mark Merklein. Teaching professionals all know the importance of teaching the right grips in tennis to its students. And with Grip MD, it is an important teaching tool that students can use when working on their game. To hear more about this product and to hear more about Mark, please welcome to the pod, Mark Merklein.
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Mission Elite Founder and CEO Raheel Manji and ...
We have with us two great guests tonight on the pod, both part of Mission Elite Performance. The first is a returning guest in Raheel Manji. Raheel is the Founder and CEO of Mission Elite Performance. We also have with us the COO of Mission Elite Performance, Ivan Radomirovic. Enjoy listening to this conversation as both Raheel and Ivan talk about the quick growth of this company since its inception, which started just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Laver Cup Recap with Co-Host and Hall of Famer ...
Tonight, Steve and I recap Team Europe's domination of the 2021 Laver Cup. Even without Roger, Rafa and Novak, Team Europe's lineup was loaded with six of the top ten best players in the world. And Team Europe sure played up to its potential as they routed Team World in this year's competition.
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USPTA CEO John Embree Joins David and Steve to ...
Tonight, we have with us returning guest, John Embree, CEO of the United States Professional Tennis Association, often referred to as the “USPTA”. John is a tennis industry veteran, having been President for Prince Americas and also spending 17 years at Wilson Sporting Goods where he held a variety of positions including Vice President/General Manager in the Racquet Sports Division. John also serves on the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, something that both John and my Co-Host and Hall of Famer, Steve Flink, have a common interest in. Tonight, John discusses the many initiatives the USPTA has in its sights regarding the tennis teaching profession.
37 min
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US Open Recap with Co-Host Steve Flink
What a remarkable two weeks it has been (and three weeks for one person in particular). We had two teenagers on the women’s side take the tennis world by storm and one individual on the men’s side chasing history. I’m thrilled to have my co-host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink on with me to recap it all. Enjoy listening to this fun recap of the final rounds of the US Open.
40 min
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US Open Week One Recap with Co-Host Steve Flink
What a week it was! Steve Flink and I discuss highlights of what was an an extraordinary Week One at the US Open. Enjoy as we recap what possibly could have been the best first week in the history of the US Open.
47 min
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Jason Weir-Smith - Director of Racquet Sports a...
Co-Hosts David Beilinson and Steve Flink talk with Jason Weir-Smith, a former NCAA Finalist and All-American at TCU and former top 100 doubles player professionally. Jason has recently landed the role as Director of Racquet Sports at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York. We are here tonight to discuss the exciting of news of how this historical site in Forest Hills landed the South Africa - Venezuela Davis Cup tie. Enjoy listening to this fun episode.
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Hall of Famer Tracy Austin joins David and Stev...
Co-Hosts David Beilinson and Hall of Famer Steve Flink welcome to the pod another Hall of Famer, Tracy Austin. Tracy is the youngest US Open female singles champion in history winning the title at just the age of 16 years old and is also the youngest inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the age of 29. We now see her on Tennis Channel doing such great commentary. Tracy joins David and Steve as the three of them discuss the Big Three, what it's like be on tour at such a young age and also give predictions for the last slam of the year, the US Open.
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Cardio Tennis Discussion with Michele Krause
Tonight, we have with us a Cardio Tennis Consultant to the USTA, Michele Krause. Michele is based out of Florida, but has conducted Cardio Tennis sessions all over the world. She’s been featured on Tennis Channel’s One Minute Clinics and USPTA On Court among many other additional channels. It is my pleasure to welcome to the pod, Cardio Tennis’ own, Michele Krause.
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Western & Southern Open Tournament Director J. ...
Steve Flink and I are so happy to have on J. Wayne Richmond, the Tournament Director for the Western & Southern Open. The Western & Southern Open is a main stop for both ATP and WTA players as they prep for the last slam of the year, the US Open. We are excited to talk all things Western & Southern Open back in its usual location this year in Mason, Ohio.
26 min
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Blair Henley Joins David and Steve to talk Newp...
We are happy to have on not only my co-host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink, but also one of the most genuinely nicest individuals I have met in the tennis arena, Blair Henley. Blair has covered the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, ATP Finals, WTA Finals, Laver Cup, Fed Cup, Indian Wells, Miami, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Delray Beach, Houston and Newport. Blair has also written for such outlets as TENNIS Magazine, TENNIS.com, espnW.com, ATPTour.com, WTATennis.com and TennisNow.com, Hope you enjoy this fun discussion!
41 min
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Spec Tennis Founder Nate Gross
We are happy to have with us on tonight the founder of Spec Tennis, Nate Gross. Spec Tennis is played on a pickleball court and all that is needed is a paddle and orange-dot low compression tennis balls. With both Paddle and Pickleball picking up popularity, Nate has sort of combined the two sports. We are happy to have him on with us tonight, so please welcome to the pod, Nate Gross.
11 min
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The Newport Experience with Co-Host Steve Flink
Such a fun episode for the tennis historians, as my co-host Steve Flink and I discuss this past week's tournament played in Newport, along with talking about Steve's personal experience getting nominated and then inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017.
22 min
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Wimbledon Wrap-Up Episode with Co-Host Steve Flink
With Roger, Rafa and Novak all with 20 slams, we bring in Co-Host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink to break down this past week's matches at Wimbledon, along with discussing the historical significance of what all of us are witnessing while watching The Big Three.
34 min
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Mid-Wimbledon Recap with Co-Host and Hall of Fa...
Fun conversation with my Co-Host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink as we recap a very interesting Week One at Wimbledon and also look ahead to what's in store for Week Two. Enjoy!
25 min
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Tennis Channel's Steve Weissman Joins Co-Hosts ...
Excited to have Tennis Channel's Steve Weissman join Steve Flink and David Beilinson on this episode. Steve Weissman talks about his career journey and the three of us also talk college tennis, French Open, Wimbledon and some fun "not-so much quick hitters" at the end of this episode.
57 min
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WTA Professional Touring Coach Kevin O' Neill
We have with us today WTA Professional Touring Coach Kevin O'Neill, the current coach of WTA Professional Caty McNally. Kevin has been a successful professional tennis coach for almost 30 years. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts degree centered in History from University of Utah, with extensive educational work from Pepperdine University and Clemson University. Take a listen to this fun discussion as we discuss Kevin's tennis journey, his coach-player relationship with Caty and hear Kevin talk about how "McCoco Mania" came about.
31 min
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French Open Wrap-Up Episode with Steve Flink
Join Steve Flink and David Beilinson as they recap a remarkable run by Novak Djokovic at this year's French Open. Steve and David dive deep into Novak's semifinal win against the King of Clay, along with Novak's come from behind victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final to capture Novak's 19th Grand Slam Title.
29 min
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French Open Mid-Point Episode with Steve Flink
Have a listen as my Co-Host Steve Flink and I discuss the current events at the mid-point of the 2021 French Open.
31 min
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Early French Open Headlines with Steve Flink
David and Steve discuss the early headlines at Roland Garros, including the recent news of Naomi Osaka withdrawing from this year's event.
24 min
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Racquet-Pros.com Founder Mike Manzella
We have with us tonight, Mike Manzella, an experienced racquet club teaching professional and has been a certified P-1 Performance, Adult, and 10 & Under member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry since 2005. He founded Racquet-Pros.com in 2020 after finding just how difficult it was to match racquet club instructors with available racquet club jobs. By making racquet professionals and their skill sets discoverable on demand, Mike and his team at Racquet-Pros.com help find the best match for both parties’ unique needs. He has experience as both an employer and a coach, and currently serves as Executive Director of Racquets of South Towns Tennis Club, in Orchard Park, New York. Please welcome to the Pod, Mike Manzella.
20 min
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History of American Men and Roland Garros
Steve and David talk about the history of the American men and their struggles at Roland Garros.
28 min
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Murphy Jensen Joins the Pod to Talk Tennis and ...
Murphy Jensen joins the pod tonight to discuss his tennis journey and also his current work at WEconnect Health Management which is an addiction relapse prevention and real-time outcomes digital health platform, providing custom support and connection for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. A lot of people remember Murphy winning the 1993 French Open Doubles Tournament with his brother, Luke Jensen, in remarkable fashion…including celebrating by Luke breaking Murphy’s jaw after match point. Murphy teamed up with his brother to win a total of four ATP doubles titles. Enjoy this fun and energetic conversation with Murphy Jensen!
41 min
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Steve and David Dive Deep into the Sampras - Ag...
On tonight's episode, my Co-Host Steve Flink and I dive deep into the Pete Sampras - Andre Agassi rivalry. As many may know, Andre was my idol growing up and I followed him and his results religiously. Many of you also know that Steve’s latest book is called “Pete Sampras: Greatness Revisited”. If you haven’t purchased that book yet, definitely go ahead and go get that book…such great writing and such great insight from Pete and from his peers. Hope you enjoy this fun discussion on such a great rivalry.
58 min
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Long Beach State Women's Head Coach Jenny Hilt-...
We have with us today long-time Head Women’s Coach of Long Beach State, Coach Jenny Hilt-Costello. Coach Hilt-Costello has taken the women's tennis program into the national elite during a run that has included 22 Big West regular season or tournament titles in 18 seasons, 13 NCAA tournament berths, and 17 consecutive nationally-ranked seasons. I’m excited to hear about her tennis journey, so without further ado, please welcome to the pod, Coach Jenny Hilt-Costello.
23 min
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Mary Carillo Joins David and Steve to Talk All ...
So excited to have Mary Carillo join Steve Flink and myself tonight as we discuss all things tennis. We cover a lot of material with Mary in this episode starting with her experience winning the 1977 French Open Mixed Doubles Title with childhood friend John McEnroe, to how she got started in her broadcasting career, to covering the Big Three and also asking Mary her thoughts on some of the great rivalries that we have had throughout the history of the sport. Please enjoy this extremely fun conversation with Mary Carillo.
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Steve Flink and David talk Miami Open
Co-Host and Hall of Famer Steve Flink discusses all things Miami Open with David. Enjoy this fun conversation as we wrap up what was such an impressive tournament for a number of players on both the Men's and Women's side.
18 min
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Update with Former UMASS Tennis Player Brittany...
We are so happy to have with us back on the pod tonight, Brittany Collens. For those that have listened previously, you know that Brittany was a 2017 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. Brittany and her teammates have been in the news as of late because of a recent preposterous, delusional and illogical decision by the NCAA that took away the team’s Atlantic 10 title, along with all three years of their wins due to a $504 clerical error which we will get into the details during our conversation. There have been quite a few updates that Brittany will be sharing with us tonight since we last spoke in October. It is my privilege to welcome back to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Brittany Collens.
15 min
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Tennis Media and Public Relations Veteran Pete ...
We have with us returning guest, Pete Holtermann, a Tennis Media and Public Relations veteran. Pete has worked for the ATP Tour and for ESPN. Pete is the current Media Director for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and is also the current Media Director for the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston. Pete is also the President and Founder of HolterMedia. Enjoy listening to this conversation as Pete discusses navigating the tennis tour through a pandemic.
23 min
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Co-Hosts Steve Flink and David Beilinson talk R...
We are back on with my co-host tonight, Steve Flink, a Hall of Famer. Steve won’t brag about himself, but I sure will, Steve is an absolute living legend in our sport. Have a listen as we talk Roger's return to the courts and much more!
24 min
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Tennis for America Fellow Natalia Munoz
Tonight we have with us a guest who, at just the age of 22 years-old has already given back so much to the sport of tennis. This guest recently graduated from Long Beach State University where she competed at the collegiate level and was named 2nd Team All-Big West her Junior Year in both singles and doubles, and is now in the midst of her first year as part of Tennis for America, a new program formed by the ITA, where she is currently working for the Sloane Stephens Foundation. We are happy to have with us on tonight Natalia Munoz
16 min
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Director of Development and Brand Manager at th...
We are so happy to have with us on tonight Lindsay Linhart, the current Director of Development and Brand Manager at the Sloane Stephens Foundation. The Sloane Stephens Foundation was established in 2013 by professional tennis player and US Open Champion Sloane Stephens to enhance the quality of life and shape constructive futures for underserved youth through exposure to tennis, life-long learning and healthy life-style choices. The Foundation empowers children to dream and achieve big, on and off the tennis court, by countering limiting factors such as poverty, community violence and inequitable academic opportunities. The Foundation’s primary programming is in the Compton community in Los Angeles, but they welcome opportunities to partner with like-minded communities and organizations across the globe. It is my privilege to welcome to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Lindsay Linhart.
20 min
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Steve Flink and David talk Australian Open
We are so happy to have on with us what we hope is the first of many episodes with my new co-host at "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis", Steve Flink. As many of you know, Steve is a sports journalist who has been a columnist and editor with magazines such as World Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine and Tennis Week. Steve has also done a lot of work for Tennis Channel. In 2017, Steve was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Contributor category. We have had him on a couple times previously, and I think I must have caught him in a lapse of judgement when I asked him to collaborate with me going forward. That said, I am so thrilled Steve agreed to be a co-host with me. It is my privilege again to welcome back to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Steve Flink.
36 min
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Brian Wilson - Former NCAA Doubles Champ and Cu...
We have with us today Brian Wilson, Associate Director of High Performance at the Darling Tennis Center, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brian was ranked #1 in Southern California in the juniors before attending the University of Illinois. In 2003, Brian was the NCAA doubles champion partnering with Rajeev Ram and the team went undefeated and won the NCAA team championship. In 2004 he was ranked #1 in the NCAA in singles. He played on the ATP tour for five years and won over 15 titles in singles and doubles. Brian played in the main draw of the US Open and Australian Open. While playing World Team Tennis, Brian had wins over Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter. Since Brian started coaching in 2008, he has been involved in two of the most successful and acclaimed tennis centers in the country, Darling Tennis Center HP Coach 2008-2012 and was Director of Junior Tennis at Northwest High Performance Tennis from 2012-2018. Brian then rejoined the Darling Tennis Center in 2018. Please enjoy this fun conversation with Brian!
27 min
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Bjorn Fratangelo Discusses Delray Beach Open an...
Tonight, we have with us 2011 French Open Junior Champion (where, by the way, he beat Dominic Thiem in the final); he’s previously been in the Top 100 and now with injuries hopefully behind him, he’s looking back to getting within the Top 100 again; it’s been great catching up with him just after his appearance at the Delray Beach Open, please welcome to the pod, Tennis Professional and “Food Connoisseur”, Bjorn Fratangelo.
22 min
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Former USTA National Coach and Former Universit...
We have with us today a tennis coaching veteran in Dustin Taylor. Dustin has had two stints at the USTA and he was also the Associate Head Coach at the University of Virginia from 2014 - 2017 working with Coach Brian Boland where the team won three consecutive national championships, two NCAA Singles Champions and one National Indoor Singles Champion. And while Dustin is no longer in collegiate coaching and no longer traveling as much helping guys on the pro tour, Dustin is still entrenched in the tennis industry acting as the Business Development Manager at HarTru LLC. Enjoy listening to this fun conversation!
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Top 70 ATP Ranked Professional Dominik Koepfer
We have with us today ATP Tour Tennis Professional Dominik Koepfer. Dominik tuned pro in 2016 and has seen a steady climb in the rankings reaching a career high ranking of 61 in September 2020. Many of you may remember Dom’s Round of 16 US Open match in 2019 vs eventual runner-up Danil Medvedev in what was such a tightly contested battle. Dom played his college tennis at Tulane University where he had an incredible Senior Year in 2016 which we will get into during our discussion today. It is my privilege to welcome to the pod, Dominik Koepfer.
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Tulane Men's Head Tennis Coach Mark Booras
We have with us today 12th Year Men’s Head Coach of the Tulane Green Wave, Coach Mark Booras. Coach Booras was named head coach for Tulane men’s tennis in 2008 and was tasked with rebuilding a program that was discontinued for four years as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, Coach Booras has orchestrated the program’s improbable return to national prominence as a top-30 team in the country. We are happy to have him on, he’s also a Chicago guy…so he’s already on my good list…please welcome to the pod, Coach Mark Booras.
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Former Top 70 ATP Tour Professional Jesse Levine
Recorded prior to the rescheduling of the 2021 Delray Beach Open, we have with us today former top 70 ATP Tour Professional Jesse Levine. As a 13-year-old in 2001, Jesse won the U.S. Clay Court 14 Nationals singles championship, and as a 15-year-old he won the USTA boys' 16s doubles championship with his doubles partner. As a 17-year-old, Jesse won the 2005 Wimbledon boys' doubles championship. Playing one year of No. 1 singles as a freshman for the University of Florida in 2007, Jesse lost only one match, finishing his career with a 24–1 record. Professionally in June 2009, Jesse scored his most significant victory defeating former world No. 1 Marat Safin at Wimbledon. We are thrilled to have him on with us tonight, please welcome to the pod Jesse Levine.
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Delray Beach Open Tournament Director Mark Baron
We are so happy to have with us on tonight Mark Baron, the Tournament Director of the ATP 250 Delray Beach Open...one of my favorite tournaments to cover every year. In what has been a crazy year with the COVID-19 virus, Mark and his team have had to stay extremely nimble with the conditions of the current pandemic situation which has a resulted in certain scheduling changes. For this year, with the Australian Open being moved to February, the Delray Beach Open will be played during the first week of January, instead of its usual mid-February time slot. I am excited to talk all things Delray with Mark…and it is my privilege to welcome to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Delray Beach Open Tournament Director Mark Baron.
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Tennis Coach Sandy Mittleman - Owner of Mittlem...
We have with us today Sandy Mittleman. Sandy has coached tennis players from thirty different countries at the USTA National, ITF, ATP and WTA Tour levels. Sandy’s coaching of 3 USTA 18s National Champions is proof of his coaching, player development and management skills. We are happy to have him on, so please enjoy this engaging discussion with Sandy Mittleman.
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Cameron Lickle - COO NeuroTennis
We are so happy to have with us on tonight the COO of NueroTennis, Mr. Cameron Lickle. Many of you may know Cameron from his partnership with former 7-time Grand Slam Champion, Mats Wilander with their “Wilander on Wheels” program. Cameron is a 2003 graduate of the US Naval Academy where he was a captain of the tennis team in both 2002 and 2003. Currently Cameron is the acting COO for NeuroTennis. NeuroTennis is a wearable wrist band that improves all aspects of your tennis game. And because its coaches you while you play, it's unlike any other sports wearable on the market. Enjoy this fun conversation with Cam!
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Stephen Amritraj - Chief Tennis Officer at UTR
We are privileged to have Chief Tennis Officer and Tournament Director at Universal Tennis, often referred to as “UTR”, Stephen Amritraj join the podcast tonight to discuss the recently announced three-year UTR Pro Tennis Series Tour.
19 min
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2020 Year-In-Review with Friend of the Program ...
We have with us today David Zakhodin, a day one "Friend of the Program", to discuss our annual "Year-In-Review" segment. While this segment almost didn’t happen because of the pandemic and we didn’t know how much tennis would be played in 2020, thankfully the tour was able to get in quite a few tournaments in the latter part of the year. Enjoy listening to this fun discussion where we hit on a variety of interesting topics that occurred throughout this crazy and very unique year.
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Match Tennis App Founders Lindsay Lee-Waters an...
We are so happy to have on with us tonight both Heath and Lindsay Lee-Waters, the creators of Match Tennis App which at a high level is basically your virtual tournament desk for signing into tennis tournaments and so much more. Lindsay is a former top 35 WTA player and Heath is a veteran ATP/WTA Registered tour coach since 1998. Heath's professional players have won more than 90 professional titles on tour and his junior students have won more than 30 gold balls. We are happy to have both of them on tonight to learn more about their current venture, the Match Tennis App. It is my privilege to welcome to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, both Lindsay and Heath.
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Oklahoma Sooners Men's Head Tennis Coach Nick C...
We have with us tonight Men’s Head Tennis Coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Nick Crowell. In four seasons at the helm for the Sooners, Coach Crowell has compiled a record of 65-32 and has led OU to three NCAA tournament berths while coaching three players to All-American honors. He coached the 2017 NCAA Doubles champs in Spencer Papa and Andrew Harris who beat teams ranked 6,3,4, and 1 to take home the title. Coach Crowell has coached players that have gone on to win 119 professional titles. Prior to his arrival in Norman, Crowell spent 13 years as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Florida State University where he helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA tournament in each of those seasons. Coach Crowell also has experience in the junior ranks. In 2010 he coached the Florida USTA Under-18 Team to a national championship. The win marked the first time since 1983 that the Florida team had won the prestigious tournament. For his efforts he was named the USTA Florida Junior Coach of the Year. A native of Amarillo, Texas, Crowell spent his playing days at the University of Texas. He was a two-time All-American in doubles and won the ITA National Indoor Championship in doubles with partner Michael Blue during his senior season. We are happy to have him on the pod tonight. Please enjoy listening to this fun conversation.
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Former University of Illinois All-American Denn...
We are privileged to have on with us Dennis Nevolo, a former top 350 ATP Ranked Professional, a former All-American at the University of Illinois, and a former Illinois High School State Singles Champion. We talk all things junior tennis, college tennis and professional tennis. Dennis gives us specific insight on what it's like to compete at all levels. Enjoy this fun discussion!
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TopCourt Director of Business Development Brad Cox
We are so happy to have with us on tonight Brad Cox, the current Director of Business Development at TopCourt. TopCourt is an online instruction and storytelling platform enabling tennis fans to learn from the game's best players and top coaches. Brad has quite the tennis background himself in that he trained at IMG Academy from the ages of 14 – 18 and trained with all of the pros that came through the Academy, including Kei Nishikori. Brad went on to compete collegiately at the University of Kentucky where he was an All-American his junior year, along with being a captain his junior and senior year. And to add a "fun fact", Brad may or may not have been a contestant on the Bachelorette. We are happy to hear Brad’s journey through the sport of tennis and to learn more about his current venture at TopCourt.
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UMASS Graduate Brittany Collens
We are so happy to have with us on tonight Brittany Collens, a 2017 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. Brittany and her teammates have been in the news as of late because of a recent preposterous, delusional and illogical decision by the NCAA that took away the team’s Atlantic 10 title, along with all three years of their wins due to a $252.00 clerical error which we will get into the details during our conversation. It is my privilege to welcome to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Brittany Collens.
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Mission Elite Performance Founder and CEO Rahee...
We have with us a returning guest in Raheel Manji. Raheel is the Founder and CEO of Mission Elite Performance. Raheel, a former standout collegiate player at Indiana University, former collegiate coach at University of Oklahoma and also a professional tennis title holder, talks about his previous experiences and how it all came together to start Mission Elite. Hope you enjoy listening to this passionate conversation with Raheel!
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Oklahoma State Associate Head Coach Scoville Je...
We are privileged to have Oklahoma State Associate Head Coach Scoville Jenkins on with us tonight. Some of Scoville's accomplishments include the following: On August 16, 2004, at the age of 17, Scoville became the first African-American to capture the Boys' 18 USTA National Hard Court title in singles in the tournament's 89-year history. In 2004, Scoville reached the semi-finals of Junior Wimbledon, the quarter-finals of both the Junior US Open and the Junior Australian Open, and was ranked 6 in the ITF junior rankings. Professionally, Scoville reached a career high ranking of 187 and faced Rafa Nadal in the second round of the 2005 US Open and faced Roger Federer in the first round of the 2007 US Open. He’s currently in his 3rd season as the Associate Head Men’s Tennis Coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys after previous stops at Kennesaw State, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin. Please enjoy listening to this fun discussion.
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Tina Pisnik - Former Top 30 WTA Player
We are privileged to have with us former top 30 singles player on the WTA Tour, Tina Pisnik. Tina was a participant of all major slams reaching the third round in the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Her accomplishments include winning one title on the WTA tour where she defeated two-time slam winner and former number one in the world, Amelie Mauresmo. She also represented her country Slovenia in both Fed Cup and at the Olympics. After Tina's professional playing days were over, Tina has focused her time on teaching tennis. Hope you enjoy this fun conversation with Tina Pisnik!!
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Gabby Hesse - Tennis for America Fellow
We are super pumped to have with us on tonight Gabby Hesse, who at the age of 22 has already given so much to the sport of tennis. Gabby recently graduated from Florida Southern College where she competed at the collegiate level, and is now in the midst of her first year as part of Tennis for America, a new program formed by the ITA. Hope you enjoy this fun discussion with Gabby!
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Bleachr LLC CEO Kristin Geer
We are so happy to have with us on tonight, Kristin Geer. Kristin is the CEO of Bleachr LLC, which houses the TennisOne app…a topic that we discuss in some detail as part of our conversation. Kristin has a unique background in that she has spent 16 years as an investigative reporter, before successfully transitioning her journalism skills to help businesses and organizations tell their stories…which is what Kristin is certainly doing now at Bleachr LLC. It is my privilege to welcome to the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod, Kristin Geer.
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Baylor University Men's Interim Head Coach Mich...
We are privileged to have with us newly appointed Men’s Interim Head Tennis Coach at Baylor University, Michael Woodson. Coach Woodson is entering his 5th season with the Baylor Bears where Coach Woodson and his program are looking forward to doing some pretty big things this upcoming season. Prior to Coach Woodson’s time at Baylor, Coach Woodson both played and then coached at Valparaiso University where he contributed to bringing in the greatest recruiting class in the history of Valpo where those players, highlighted by Jeffrey Schorsh and Charlie Emhardt, rewrote the school’s history books both individually and as a team. We’ve had Coach Woodson on the podcast a couple times previously, and we are pleased to bring him back on again.
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Podcast with New Chapter Media Managing Partner...
We have with us tonight Randy Walker, a sports marketing, communications and media specialist – and the Managing Partner of New Chapter Media – based in New York City. Randy is most noted for his work in the tennis industry, highlighted by a 12-year stint in the Marketing and Communications division of the United States Tennis Association that featured work on 13 U.S. Open championships, 22 U.S. Davis Cup ties and three Olympic Games. Sportsillustrated.com went as far to label Randy “the Roger Federer of tennis publicity.” We are privileged to have him on with us tonight, please welcome to the pod, Randy Walker.
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Steve Flink Talks Newest Project with "Court-Si...
We are so happy to have with us a return guest on tonight, Steve Flink. Steve is a sports journalist who has been a columnist and editor with such magazines as World Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Week and Tennis Channel. In 2017, Steve was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Contributor category. Tonight, we will focus on Steve’s newest book which is called “Pete Sampras: Greatness Revisited”.
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New York Empire Championship Coach Luke Jensen ...
Tonight, we have with us returning guest Luke Jensen who just finished a remarkable season with World Team Tennis and taking home the Championship in one of the most dramatic fashions we have ever seen in this competition. Luke has basically contributed in every which way you can to the sport of tennis. Whether it was his successful professional career which included winning the French Open doubles title with his brother Murphy, to coaching a collegiate team to commentating and now coaching the New York Empire, he hasn’t lost an ounce of energy after all of these years, please welcome back to the pod, Luke Jensen!!
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Iowa Hawkeye Men's Head Tennis Coach Ross Wilson
Recorded slightly before the shocking news of the cutting of the Iowa Men's Tennis Program which will occur after the 2020-2021 season, we spoke with 6th Year Men’s Head Coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Coach Ross Wilson. During his six years as Iowa’s head coach, Coach Wilson has coached three All-Big Ten honorees and a number of student-athletes into the program’s top wins lists. Eight of Wilson’s student-athletes rank in the top-15 in single-season doubles wins, including five that are in the top-15 in career doubles victories. Coach Wilson played his collegiate tennis at Ohio State where he was a standout from 2002-06. He was a two-time NCAA All-American and three-time ITA national doubles champion. He was part of the only doubles tandem in the history of college tennis to ever win back-to-back ITA National Indoor titles (2005 and 2006) and was part of the No. 1 ranked doubles team in the nation those seasons. We are happy to have him on…please enjoy listening to this fun discussion with Coach Ross Wilson.
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Wichita State Men's Head Coach Danny Bryan
We have with us today 4th Year Men’s Head Tennis Coach of the Wichita State Shockers, Danny Bryan. Coach Bryan played his collegiate tennis at LSU where he ranks among LSU’s all-time wins leaders; Tennis runs deep in his family as his father and three uncles played collegiate tennis, while his grandfather played professionally. Currently, Coach Bryan is doing a great job leading his Wichita State squad to success. Enjoy listening to Coach Bryan's journey through the sport of tennis!
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World Team Tennis CEO Carlos Silva
Tonight we have with us returning guest Carlos Silva who just finished a remarkable season with World Team Tennis. By way of an introduction, Carlos joined World Team Tennis as CEO in January of 2019 to lead the organization forward. A veteran media and digital executive, Carlos has built and sold companies in the TV and Media convergence space over the last 25 years. He has also raised more than $250M for the startups that he has operated. Hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation with Carlos!
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Podcast with Texas A&M Head Women's Coach Mark ...
So much fun to have with us today a Texas A&M lifer...Head Women's Tennis Coach Mark Weaver. Coach Weaver played his collegiate tennis for the Aggies in the early 90s; he later served six years as a volunteer coach for the A&M women’s team before being hired as the women’s assistant coach in 2007, and then eventually becoming the head coach for the women’s team on July 30, 2015. Please welcome to the pod, Texas A&M Women’s Head Tennis Coach, Mark Weaver.
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Podcast with Vanderbilt University Women's Coac...
We have with us today Vanderbilt University’s longest tenured coach, Geoff Macdonald. Coach Macdonald is in his 27th season as the head coach of the women’s tennis team. He’s won three National Coach of the Year honors, several Conference Coach of the Year honors, he’s guided his team to a National Championship in 2015, and as a player, he won the ACC singles title at the University of Virginia (slightly before the internet existed). Hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation!!
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Podcast with University of Notre Dame Men's Ass...
We are privileged to have with us University of Notre Dame Men's Assistant Coach Greg Andrews who returned to his alma matter where he was a two-time captain just five seasons ago. During his career, Coach Andrews reached a No. 20 national ranking in singles and a No. 7 national ranking in doubles. He ranks second in program history in dual doubles wins (68); third in overall doubles wins (93); fifth in dual singles wins (77) and wins at No. 1 singles (38); and seventh in all-time singles wins (113). Please enjoy listening to this fun conversation with Coach Greg Andrews.
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Podcast with Clemson University Men's Head Tenn...
We are happy to have with us tonight first year Head Coach at Clemson University, Robbie Weiss. While this is Coach Weiss’ first year as a head coach, by no means is this his first rodeo in coaching. He most recently came over to Clemson after having spent three years as the Assistant Coach at Alabama. As a player, Coach Weiss won the high school state championship in Illinois; he also won the NCAA Singles Championship while he was at Pepperdine, and while on the pro tour, he had wins over guys named Becker, Edberg, Lendl and Rafter. Please welcome to the pod, Coach Robbie Weiss.
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Podcast with Wheelchair Tennis Professional Dan...
I am absolutely honored to have with us Wheelchair Tennis Professional, Dana Mathewson. When I originally heard Dana's story, I knew I had to get her on the pod. Dana has had Paralympic experiences and also numerous grand slam wheelchair tennis experiences, including competing at the past three US Opens. One of the coolest things about conducting my podcast is being introduced to and meeting such amazing guests and hearing their awesome journeys through the sport of tennis. And with Dana, this is no exception. It was truly an honor to have Dana on my podcast. Hope you enjoy this amazing discussion!
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Podcast with Case Western Reserve University Me...
Tonight we have with us Coach Todd Wojtkowski who is in his 12th season at the helm of the Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team and has built Case Western into one of the top programs in Division III during his time with the squad. Before the 2020 season was cut short, his Case Western Reserve Spartans compiled an 18-1 record and were ranked 9th in the ITA poll while also holding the 2nd highest Team UTR in D3. He’s coached two national champions, six All-Americans and has amassed over 200 wins in just 12 seasons. He was recently awarded the 2019 USPTA Midwest College Coach of the Year. Please enjoy listening to this fun conversation.
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Podcast with Ohio State Men's Tennis Coach Ty T...
So great to have Ohio State Men's Tennis Coach Ty Tucker join in on this episode. Coach Tucker has battled both against and teamed with Andre Agassi in his junior days; he won nine USTA National Titles and was a finalist 11 times; and has been the current Head Coach at Ohio State for over 20 years, having tremendous success. Enjoy listening to Coach Tucker's journey as he talks all things tennis.
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Podcast with Denny Schackter
Recorded Pre-COVID-19, such a fun discussion with Denny Schackter. Denny has worked in various capacities in the Tennis Industry for over 50 years. Denny was the Head Tennis Coach of the Wisconsin Badgers from 1972-1981; he was a 2008 Inductee into the Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame; he has served on a number of committees at across various levels…more numbers than I can count, and has currently been focusing on his company, Tennis Priorities, where Denny works with placing professional tennis coaches at various tennis clubs throughout Indianapolis, Milwaukee, the Greater Wisconsin Region and also the Chicagoland area.
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Podcast with Wisconsin-Whitewater Men's and Wom...
Recorded Pre-COVID-19, we are so happy to have with us on tonight, the Head Coach of both the Men’s and Women’s teams for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, Coach Frank Barnes. Coach Barnes has been the men’s head tennis coach since 2002 and the women’s head tennis coach since 2003. Both teams have recently experienced some of the best years in school history. Coach Barnes is also the director of the Warhawk Tennis Camps, one of the top summer tennis camp programs in the country.
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Podcast with New Trier Trevians Boys Head Coach...
Such a fun time talking to New Trier Trevians Boys Head Tennis Coach Tad Eckert. Coach Eckert was the 1989 Illinois High School State Singles Champion and part of a two-time Team State Champion in 1987 and 1988 at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Coach Eckert played collegiately at the University of Notre Dame where his 1992 team finished 2nd in the NCAAs. And in Coach Eckert's 12 years as the Boys Varsity Coach at New Trier High School, he has amassed 11 Team Trophies, including 3 State Championships. Hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation!!
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Podcast with Laura Vallverdu
We have with us tonight former stand-out player and former coach both at the University of Miami, Laura Vallverdu. Laura is now the Associate Director of Player Development & Academy Manager at Miami Beach Tennis Academy and is also the Founder of “Tennis Between Lines”. We hope you enjoy listening to this great discussion as Laura takes us on her tennis journey starting from a young child all the way up to today.
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