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 081: How the Kinetic Chain Impacts Your Ser...
On Episode 81 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with world-renowned sports performance expert Dr. Mark Kovacs about the 8-stage model of the tennis serve.  I spoke with Dr. Kovacs about the role of the kinetic chain in the serve on The Tennis Techni...
59 min
TFP 080: Q&A 4.5+ Edition — Re-tooling Your Str...
On Episode 80 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I am back to answering questions that I've received from tennis players like you about how to re-tool your strokes, topspin and slice backhand tips, serving more consistently, advanced drills,
42 min
TFP 079: Injury Prevention and Movement Mechani...
On Episode 79 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with licensed athletic trainer and performance coach David Grant about how you can prevent injuries and improve your movement mechanics.  David is the founder of Grant Training Systems Lifestyle & Spor...
81 min
TFP 078: Strength and Conditioning for Junior A...
On Episode 78 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with sports performance coach and personal trainer Aaron Patterson about how to train our junior tennis players to become better athletes. Aaron works with junior athletes every day at the PIT Strength...
63 min
TFP 077: How to Crush Your Goals in 2019
On today's episode of The Tennis Files Podcast, I walk you through the steps you must take to reach your goals in 2019. Many of us get excited when the new year starts and we create goals for ourselves.  However,
31 min
TFP 076: How Brad Stine Coached Kevin Anderson ...
On Episode 76 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Brad Stine about how he coached Kevin Anderson, Jim Courier, and many other players to top ATP world rankings.  Brad's philosophies, systems, and strategies have enable him to consistently propel ...
63 min
TFP 075: Q&A Edition — Anticipation, Fitness, C...
On Episode 75 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I answer questions that I've received from tennis players like you about anticipation, fitness, consistency, technique, and more!  I routinely receive emails asking questions about all things tennis,
41 min
TFP 074: How to Change Your Mindset and Achieve...
On Episode 74 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Jeff Salzenstein about how we can achieve our potential by changing our belief system and attitudes.  This is one of the most mind blowing episodes I've done so far,
79 min
TFP 073: 10 Tips to Supercharge Your Tennis Game
On Episode 73 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I highlight 10 tips that can supercharge your tennis game.  These tips are from 10 of my previous podcast guests, and I wanted to highlight them in this episode because if you implement them,
41 min
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