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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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.
53 min
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
25 min
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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.
43 min
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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.
25 min
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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.
19 min
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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.
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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!
37 min
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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!!
25 min
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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.
25 min
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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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Podcast with Professional Tennis Coach Marc Lucero
So fun to speak with professional tennis coach, Marc Lucero. Marc is the current coach for both Nicole Gibbs and Stevie Johnson. By way of background, Marc played his collegiate tennis at Boston College, he also coached at the collegiate level for Princeton University and he was also a USTA Developmental Coach for several years. Please enjoy listening to this fun conversation with Marc.
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Podcast with USPTA CEO John Embree
Recorded Pre-COVID-19, such a privilege to have with us the current CEO of the United States Professional Tennis Association, John Embree. John is a tennis industry veteran. John has been President for Prince Americas and also spent 17 years at Wilson Sporting Goods where he held a variety of positions including Vice President/General Manager in the Racquet Sports Division. John serves on the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and chairs the Global Task Force. He also started the USTA Adult League program and became the first National League Administrator in 1980.
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Podcast with Pete Holtermann
Tonight, we have the privilege of speaking with Pete Holtermann, a Tennis Media/Public Relations veteran. Pete has worked for the ATP Tour and for ESPN. He 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. He is the President and Founder of HolterMedia, Inc. In this discussion, Pete shares his experiences and also offers his advice to others who are interested in getting into the media/public relations field.
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Podcast with World Team Tennis CEO Carlos Silva
Tonight, we have Carlos Silva who joined World Team Tennis (WTT) as CEO in January of 2019 to lead the organization forward. Carlos led expansion team efforts in Las Vegas and Orlando. He also led the efforts to partner with CBS Sports and ESPN to broadcast the WTT in 2019. 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. Carlos sits down with David on "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" and discusses all things World Team Tennis.
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Podcast with UTR President Anne Worcester
It's a privilege to have with us tennis industry veteran, Anne Worcester. Anne has been a past CEO of the WTA Tour, she was the Director of the Connecticut Open for over 20 years and is now the current President of Universal Tennis, often referred to as "UTR”. Anne discusses all of the very exciting events occurring at UTR. Hope you enjoy listening!
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Podcast with Prim Siripipat
Such a privilege to have Prim Siripipat on the "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" podcast. Prim was a former anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter and has also made several appearances on ESPN Radio. Currently, Prim has started a podcast called “The Next Chapter” in which Prim talks to a wide variety of athletes about what it was like transitioning to the next part of their lives after the final whistle. This project is part of “The Athletic” platform. Please enjoy listening to this great conversation!
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Podcast with Hall of Fame Tennis Journalist Ste...
Such an amazing privilege to have Hall of Fame sports journalist Steve Flink join us on the "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" podcast. Steve 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. We will get into Steve's career journey and also talk about his new book scheduled to come out in September called “Pete Sampras: Greatness Revisited”.
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Podcast with Jason Harnett
Had such a great discussion with current National Manager and Head Coach of USA Wheelchair Tennis, Jason Harnett. Jason walks us through his journey through the sport of tennis and talks about how he got involved in his current pathway, teaching Wheelchair Tennis.
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Podcast with Todd Widom
Had such a fun time talking to Todd Widom, a former ATP Tour player who also played at the University of Miami. Todd is currently teaching a select group of juniors in Broward County, Florida. As Todd explains on this episode, his teaching of these select juniors is not to be described as a tennis academy.
33 min
57
Podcast with Under Review's Craig Shapiro
We had the privilege of having Under Review's Craig Shapiro give us a first-hand perspective of what the past few days have felt like at Indian Wells. Craig was in Indian Wells a few days before the event was about to start and also stayed a few days after it was announced that the tournament was being cancelled.
16 min
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Podcast with Tim Siegel
Such a privilege to have former Texas Tech Men's Tennis Coach Tim Siegel join us on the "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" podcast. The focus of our conversation is focused on Tim's son, Luke, who suffered a traumatic brain injury shortly after Tim retired from coaching college tennis. Without going into much detail of our conversation in this description, we urge you to listen to Tim speak about his unbelievable son and his amazing family. We further urge you to look into "Team Luke Hope for Minds", as it is Tim's mission is to help Luke along with so many other individuals who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries. "Team Luke Hope For Minds" has a goal of helping families pay for items not covered or partially covered by insurance, providing advocacy and education and building support communities.
23 min
59
Delray Beach Open - The Week that Was!
We recap the week that was at the Delray Beach Open. From Qualies to the Final Sunday, we go behind-the-scenes as we covered the event first-hand in Delray. From the amazing podcast with James Blake who was in attendance for the ATP Champions Tour event, to Saturday night with Coco, and to the Bryan Brothers winning another title in Delray, have a listen to what was such a fun week of tennis!
12 min
60
Delray Beach Open - Perspective from the Media ...
We bring in return guest, Natalie Mikolich, Director of Media for the Delray Beach Open. Natalie talks about what it's like from a media perspective in running a professional tennis tournament, along with discussing the highlight's of this specific tournament in Delray.
5 min
61
Podcast with James Blake - Analysis on the clas...
Such a privilege to have James Blake join the "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" podcast. We dive deep into James' mindset when he faced Andre Agassi in the classic 2005 US Open Quarterfinal match under the lights in New York. We break down the 5th set tiebreaker point-by point with James as he describes what it was like to play in one of the best matches under the lights in NYC.
23 min
62
Delray Beach Open Preview Time!!
It's Delray Beach Open Preview Time...Listen in as Blair Henley and I talk about all of the great events and players highlighted in this year's Delray Beach Open!!
5 min
63
Chris Evert opens up about rivalries and more
This legendary tennis star and now current tennis commentator, Chris Evert, joins in for this episode on the "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" pod as we discuss a number of items including a slightly different angle on her long-time rivalry with Martina Navratilova, her current views on US tennis players, along with a description on what you can experience at the Evert Academy. This was truly a tremendous privilege to have Chris join in on this episode.
22 min
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Episode 60 - Podcast with Natalie Mikolich, Dir...
Tonight, we have Natalie Mikolich join us on the pod. Natalie is going into her second year of being Director of Media for the Delray Beach Open, a men’s ATP 250 Tournament in February. And as you’ll hear during our discussion, Natalie is quite the tennis player as well where she helped her team capture an NCAA Title back in the early 2000s.
28 min
65
Episode 59 - Podcast with Jeff Salzenstein
Such a privilege to have Jeff Salzenstein join us on the podcast. Jeff is a former Top 100 tennis player on the ATP Tour, a Stanford University All-American and graduate, and founder and creator of Tennis Evolution where you can find so many great videos on YouTube and also subscribe to so many of his great courses. Hope you enjoy listening!!
49 min
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Episode 58 - Podcast with Coach Drew Eberly
We are so happy to have with us on tonight, Denver Pioneers Men's Associate Head Coach, Drew Eberly. Coach Eberly is in his fifth season on the coaching staff with the Denver Pioneers Men’s Tennis Team and second as associate head coach. Since joining the program, Coach Eberly has helped Denver to three Summit League titles (2015, 2016, 2017) and three NCAA tournament appearances (2015, 2016, 2017). Coach Eberly was also student-athlete at Ohio State University, where he was a doubles All-American in 2008.
17 min
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Episode 57 - Podcast with Allistair McCaw
Such a privilege to have with us Allistair McCaw. Allistair is recognized as one of the world’s leading figures in team culture, leadership and mindset. For over 25 years, Allistair has worked with numerous Olympians, Paralympians, World Champion Athletes, Grand Slam Champions and NCAA College teams. An author of three books and a keynote speaker, Allistair consults with coaches, leaders (sports and corporate), athletes and teams, where he teaches and implements the Champion Minded culture, mindset and leadership approach. Allistair's podcast, "Champion Minded", is available on iTunes and YouTube. A former 5-time World Championship competitor in the sport of Duathlon and 2 time National Fitness Champion, Allistair shares so many good lessons during our conversation.
20 min
68
Episode 56 - Podcast with Next Gen Tennis Podca...
Such a fun conversation with 14-year-old Next Gen Tennis Podcaster, Sal Katz. Sal breaks down the big events that occurred in the tennis world in 2019 and also looks ahead to what's in store in 2020. Enjoy this listening, as Sal breaks it all down for us.
26 min
69
Episode 55 - 2019 Year-End Segment with Friend ...
Such a privilege to have David Zakhodin, a friend of the program since we all started this back a few years ago, to participate in the 2019 "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" Year-End Segment. We talk the Big Three, we talk Next Gen and we talk a lot about items in between. Always a pleasure to conduct the Year-End Segments with David. Hope you enjoy listening!!
44 min
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Episode 54 - Podcast with Luke Jensen
Such a privilege to have Luke Jensen on the podcast. Luke has been a grand slam doubles champion (teaming with his younger brother), a college All-American at USC , a tennis analyst on ESPN, former coach of the Syracuse University women’s team for over seven years, and he’s now involved in World Team Tennis, along with being the current Director of Racquet Sports at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY...basically, he’s been involved in pretty much every aspect of the sport of tennis.
44 min
71
Episode 53 - Nitto ATP Finals Recap with Blair ...
Fresh off covering the Nitto ATP Finals in London, we have tennis reporter Blair Henley break down the highlights of the week's event.
19 min
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Episode 52 - Podcast with Tony Minnis
It is with great privilege to have with us on a long-time college coach who spent over 20 years coaching at LSU from a period of 1991 - 2012, he’s hosted two Tennis Shows focusing on College Sports that have aired on both Tennis Channel and on FOX Sports, and recently he’s been traveling a bit teaching young tennis players and presenting on the importance of Mental Toughness. Hope you enjoy listening to this great conversation with Tony Minnis.
31 min
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Episode 51 - Podcast with Coach Billy Heiser
Such a privilege to have with us on tonight Billy Heiser, current coach of Top 20 tennis player, Alison Riske and also part of the coaching team for Dominik Koepfer. Hear Billy talk about his journey through the sport of tennis and talk about the recent success of a couple of his current players.
24 min
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Episode 50 - Podcast with Strong Kirchheimer
It is with great privilege to have with us on tonight, Strong Kirchheimer. Strong is a Northwestern University Alum and is currently competing professionally on the ATP Tour.
26 min
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Episode 49 - Podcast with Aaron Rusnak
Such a privilege to have former USTA Pro Circuit competitor and current tennis teaching professional, Aaron Rusnak, join the “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis” pod. Aaron walks us through his tennis journey describing how he got started in this great sport, his experiences on the USTA Pro Circuit from the years 2002-2008 and also sharing his unbelievable passion for passing on his knowledge and wisdom to teaching the sport to interested students.
27 min
76
LOT - Episode 4 – The Journey – Life on Tour wi...
Welcome back to Episode 4 of "The Journey - Life on Tour with Jimmy Bendeck".  Jimmy takes us through his tournaments in Houston and in Harlingen, Texas.  Jimmy also talks about an awesome experience playing in an exhibition with Sam Querrey,
26 min
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Episode 48 – Laver Cup Recap
I hope you all enjoy listening to my thoughts on the following three items: (i) my proposal regarding certain changes for the Fall Season on the ATP Tour; (ii) the nonsense of defending points on a yearly basis; and (iii) all of the awesomeness that oc...
12 min
78
Episode 47 – Kennedy Shaffer joins Court-Side w...
Have a laugh and hear one of the funniest individuals you will ever find on Twitter as University of Georgia alum and newly-turned tennis professional Kennedy Shaffer joins "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis".
31 min
79
LOT - Episode 3 – The Journey – Life on Tour wi...
Welcome to Episode 3 of "The Journey - Life on Tour with Jimmy Bendeck".  Hear Jimmy walk us through his first full week on tour where he happened to win the title with his doubles partner, along with discussing his current tournament where he is compe...
13 min
80
LOT - Episode 2 – The Journey – Life on Tour wi...
Listen to Episode 2 of "The Journey - Life on Tour with Jimmy Bendeck" .  Hear Jimmy walk us through his travels to his first Futures Event in Cancun, Mexico and describe some of the elements that all players have to face while participating in this to...
16 min
81
Episode 46 – Podcast with Tom Gullikson
Such an honor and privilege to hear from former U.S. Davis Cup Captain, former U.S. Olympic Coach and former Director of Coaching for the USTA Player Development Program, Tom Gullikson.  We hear Tom talk about how he got involved in the sport of tennis...
52 min
82
LOT - Episode 1 – The Journey – Life on Tour wi...
We introduce our first episode of our new project: "The Journey - Life on Tour with Jimmy Bendeck".  We are so excited to launch this collaborative project with Baylor University All-American and newly turned tennis professional Jimmy Bendeck.
17 min
83
Episode 45 – Podcast with Baylor University All...
Such a fun conversation with Baylor University All-American Jimmy Bendeck. Jimmy shares his tennis journey with us which includes a story of him being in Sports Illustrated at the age of 12. Shortly after appearing in Sports Illustrated,
21 min
84
Episode 44 – Podcast with Evan King
It was a privilege to sit down and talk with former University of Michigan All-American and current tennis professional Evan King after one of Evan's matches competing at the Nielsen Pro Championship in Winnetka, IL.
9 min
85
Episode 43 – Podcast with KU All-American Nina ...
It was a privilege to have with us the third First Team All-American from the University of Kansas, Nina Khmelnitckaia, on our recent podcast. Nina discusses how she got involved in the sport, her successful junior career and her amazing collegiate exp...
32 min
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Episode 42 – Podcast with KU All-American Anast...
It was a privilege to spend some time with recent University of Kansas graduate and First Team All-American, Anastasia Rychagova. We discuss how Nas got involved in the sport, how one of her teammates helped bring her to the University of Kansas,
30 min
87
Episode 41 – Mike Cation joins “Court-Side with...
We were privileged to have Mike Cation join us on a recent "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" Facebook Live segment. Mike is a current USTA Challenger Circuit commentator and is also the creator of "The Coffee Cast with Mike Cation".
26 min
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Episode 40 – Guest Noah Rubin joins Court-Side ...
We had the privilege of recently having tennis professional Noah Rubin as a call-in guest to one of our weekly Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis segments. Noah was kind enough to discuss his recent comments made on social media regarding some serious su...
21 min
89
Episode 39 – Podcast with KU All-American Janet...
Had an absolute blast chatting with First Team All-American and recent University of Kansas graduate, Janet Koch. Did you know Janet's first time in the United States was when she flew into Kansas her freshman year?
33 min
90
Episode 37 – Podcast with KU Senior Athletics A...
It is with great privilege to have University of Kansas Senior Athletics Administrator Jim Marchiony share his unbelievable career journey with us on the pod. Jim also shares his thoughts on the very exciting Big XII Conference Champion KU women's tenn...
36 min
91
Episode 36 – Podcast with Tennis Professional N...
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Tennis Professional and "Behind the Racquet" creator Noah Rubin. Noah discusses his journey through tennis, including providing specific insight on what it's like to face Roger Federer for the first time on a tenni...
28 min
92
Episode 35 – Podcast with Coach Josh Leighton
Had the privilege of spending some time today with Coach Josh Leighton. Coach Leighton is a fourth generation tennis teaching/tennis coaching professional. Coach Leighton is currently the head coach at Deerfield High School,
18 min
93
Episode 34 – Podcast with Michael Russell
Such a privilege to have Michael Russell discuss his tennis journey with us on the pod. Michael played on tour for a remarkable 17 years and is now working with the USTA helping coach several young professionals, including Mackenzie McDonald.
9 min
94
Episode 33 – Podcast with Middle Tennessee Head...
What an awesome privilege to talk with one of the true coaching gems in college tennis, Middle Tennessee Head Coach Jimmy Borendame. Coach Borendame is currently in his 9th year at Middle Tennessee. The work that Coach Borendame has put into this progr...
23 min
95
Episode 32 – 2019 Australian Open Quarterfinals...
The 2019 Australian Open Men's Quarterfinals starts tonight!  Before the first ball is hit, hear myself and expert analyst, David Zakhodin, break down each of the four match-ups.   Can Frances Tiafoe keep his amazing run alive and upset Rafa?
21 min
96
Episode 31 – 2019 Australian Open Round of 16 P...
We were pleased to have friend of the program and expert analyst, David Zakhodin, join us as we break down each of the Round of 16 matches at the Australian Open.
23 min
97
Episode 30 – Podcast with Markus Dayton
A very big thank you to Markus Dayton, creator of the College Tennis Recruitment Video Group Facebook Page, for providing a world of information to families and kids that are interested in pursuing collegiate tennis.
31 min
98
Episode 29 – “Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis”...
Have a listen to another "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" segment, as we discuss the breaking news regarding Andy Murray, the recent U.S. Davis Cup Captain appointment, along with some Australian Open talk.  Midway through this segment,
16 min
99
Episode 28 – Podcast with OU Men’s Volunteer As...
Hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation with former Indiana University tennis star and current University of Oklahoma Men's Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach, Raheel Manji. Raheel walks us through his tennis journey and explains with humor how...
23 min
100
Episode 27 – 2018 Year-End “Court-Side with Bei...
As promised, we have made available the 2018 Year-End "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis" Facebook Live segment (Episode 60 of "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis") available as an audio podcast.  We had a blast on the segment and we hope you enjoy listen...
50 min