The Tennis Files Podcast

Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files ( is committed to helping you improve your tennis game. He will uncover the best strategies, training methods, mental attitudes, and techniques that will enable you to reach your tennis potential. Mehrban will interview the top minds in tennis on The Tennis Files Podcast, including professional and elite tennis players, coaches, trainers, authors, and other tennis experts. Tennis is a demanding and complex sport which requires hard work, consistency, problem solving, and the determination to reach your tennis goals. Mehrban will find the answers to your tennis problems so you can break through your struggles and become a better tennis player.

Health & Fitness
TFP 072: How to Improve Your Tennis Technique
On Episode 72 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I talk about best practices when changing your tennis technique.  On this solo episode, you'll learn whether you need to change your technique, what strokes you should work on,
21 min
TFP 071: Playing In the Zone with Dr. Joseph Pa...
On Episode 71 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Joseph Parent about how we can play in the zone.  Dr. Joseph is the author of Zen Tennis: Playing In The Zone.  We talk about everything from why players have trouble playing well in matches v...
39 min
TFP 070: From Top Junior to World-Class Tennis ...
On Episode 70 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with my good friend Peter Freeman about his journey from a top junior to teaching tennis players worldwide how to level up their tennis games.  Pete is the founder of Crunch Time Coaching,
90 min
TFP 069: Strength and Conditioning Training on ...
On Episode 69 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Jonny Fraser about how tennis players should train when on the road.  Whether we are top-ranked players or club players, we often find ourselves traveling to a different area for a tournament,
60 min
TFP 068: How Gregory Howe Chased His Dream of G...
On Episode 68 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Gregory Howe about how he decided to quit his job as a 34-year old to travel the world playing professional tennis tournaments in search of an ATP ranking. On top of that,
58 min
TFP 067: How Leon Vessels Became a Practice Par...
On Episode 67 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Leon Vessels about how he became a practice partner for top ATP and WTA pros.  Leon has practiced with Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dmitrov, Eugenie Bouchard, Gael Monfils, John Isner,
49 min
TFP 066: Jamie Loeb – Staying Mentally Tough on...
On Episode 66 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with WTA world #164 Jamie Loeb about her rise from the juniors to playing the biggest tournaments in the world.  Jamie developed into a top junior, had a championship run at the University of North Car...
80 min
TFP 065: How Denis Kudla’s Obsession with Tenni...
On Episode 65 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP world #73 Denis Kudla about how his obsession with tennis turned into a pro career.  Denis turned pro as teenager and has had his share of ups and downs,
29 min
TFP 064: Interviews with David Goffin, Stefanos...
On Episode 64 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll hear several of my interviews with some of the best tennis players in the world and my top takeways from them to help improve your tennis game.  I spoke one-on-one with David Goffin,
51 min
TFP 063: Stringing Machine Tips and Tricks with...
On today’s episode of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Mark Gonzalez from Alpha Racquet Sports about stringing machines. I asked Mark about the different types of stringing machines, how to choose the right one for you,
54 min
TFP 062: 7 Serve Killers and How to Fix Them
On today’s episode, I review the 7 biggest serve killers and how to fix them.  Over several decades of playing the game, observing other players, learning from my coaches, and the hundreds of interviews on my podcast, Tennis Summits,
28 min
TFP 061: How Ian Westermann Created One of the ...
On today’s episode of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with my friend Ian Westermann, founder of Essential Tennis. I asked him about his passion for the game, how he went from country club tennis instructor to one of the biggest online tennis instruct...
67 min
TFP 060: Tennis Summit 2018 Preview
After nearly 4 months of hard work, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be hosting the world’s biggest online tennis conference: Tennis Summit 2018! From April 25-30, you’ll be able to watch presentations and interviews from 30+ world-class coaches on your...
62 min
TFP 059: Gigi Fernandez – The Unlikely Path to ...
On today’s episode, I spoke with 17-time grand slam champion Gigi Fernandez about her unique path to becoming one of the legends of tennis.  Gigi is widely considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time. She won 2 Australian Opens,
63 min
TFP 058: How to Hit Kick Serves with Ramon Osa
On today’s episode, I spoke with Ramon Osa from Osa Tennis 360 about how to hit kick serves.  Ramon is an expert at helping tennis players discover the fun in tennis, while showing them what they need to do to improve their technique and tactics.
47 min
TFP 057: Top 10 Things That Improved My Game in...
On today’s show, I reveal the top 10 things that improved my tennis game in 2017.  It’s always critical to periodically examine your progress so that you can figure out what is working and what you may need to change to become a better tennis player.
34 min
TFP 056: Speed, Power, and Plyometrics with Dea...
On today’s show, I spoke with sports performance coach Dean Hollingworth about how we can train to become stronger, fitter, and faster tennis players and athletes.  I first met Dean while eating breakfast before the World Tennis and Fitness Conference,...
70 min
TFP 055: James Blake — How to Unite Through Act...
 On today’s show, I had the honor of speaking with James Blake, former ATP world #4, about his new book Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together.  James has amassed 10 singles titles,
18 min
TFP 054: How to Become Champion Minded with All...
On today’s show, I spoke with sports performance specialist Allistair McCaw about how we can become Champion Minded.  Allistair was a guest on the podcast on Episode 11 of TFP, when we chatted about developing world class athletes.
34 min
TFP 053: Citi Open Recap with Ben Rothenberg
On today’s episode, Ben Rothenberg, New York Times Writer and host of the No Challenges Remaining Podcast, recapped the 2017 Citi Open with me on championship Sunday. Ben travels the globe to cover tennis tournaments,
30 min
TFP 052: Dennis Novikov on Climbing the ATP Tou...
On today’s show, I spoke with ATP Pro Dennis Novikov.  As an 18-year old, Dennis gained direct entry to the 2012 US Open singles and doubles main draws by winning both titles at the Boys 18s National Championship at Kalamazoo.
42 min
TFP 051: Level Up Your Footwork with David Bailey
On today’s show, I spoke with footwork expert Dave Bailey about how we can improve our movement on the court. Dave is the creator of the Bailey Tennis Footwork Method, used by top professionals all the way down to the amateur level.
74 min
TFP 050: Babolat Racquet and Strings Review wit...
On today’s episode I spoke with Allan Iverson, Babolat’s Sales Representative in Southern California and the 2014 Tennis Industry Sales Rep of the Year.  Allan and I discussed the history of Babolat, the best approach to choosing racquets and strings,
98 min
TFP 049: From the Ivy League to the Pro Tour wi...
On today’s show, I spoke with Yale standout and recent graduate Tyler Lu.  Tyler has played #1 at Yale since his freshman year, and was ranked as high as #64 in the country in college. We discussed Tyler’s journey from starting tennis at 12 years old t...
67 min
TFP 048: Optimizing Your Strength and Condition...
On today’s episode of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dominic King, Head of Athlete Development for Everyball Tennis at Halton Tennis Centre in the United Kingdom.  Dom is an expert in strength and conditioning for tennis players,
76 min