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 018: How to Choose The Right Strings for Yo...
Today’s guest on The Tennis Files Podcast is master racquet technician Tim Strawn. Tim is the Executive Director of The International Alliance of Racquet Technicians. He has an extensive amount of stringing and racquet knowledge,
111 min
TFP 017: Coaching the #3 Doubles Team in the Wo...
My guest today is my friend and ATP coach Othmane Garma.  Othmane coaches Treat Huey, who with Max Mirnyi, is the #3 doubles team in the world.  Treat is ranked #26 on the ATP doubles tour, and he spoke with me on Episode 7 of The Tennis Files Podcast....
91 min
TFP 016: How Jesse Witten Took a Set off Djokov...
My guest today is ATP Pro Jesse Witten. Jesse has been ranked as high as #163 in the world and reached the 3rd round of the 2009 US Open, where he took a set off tennis superpower Novak Djokovic. Jesse has also played in the main draws of the French Op...
36 min
TFP 015: Tennis Prodigy Sophie Chang on Turning...
Today’s guest is rising WTA tennis pro Sophie Chang.  At only 18 years of age, Sophie reached career high rankings of #569 in singles and #283 in doubles this week. Sophie is very well-spoken, intelligent, and mature beyond her years.
70 min
TFP 014: Nutrition, Sleep, and Supplements with...
My guest today is Jeff Rothschild, a Registered Dietitian (RD) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Jeff’s clients include Mike Bryan, Stefan Kozlov,
94 min
TFP 013: Formulating a Winning Game Plan Before...
Today I host a solo episode discussing an aspect of tennis that is widely ignored and severely underutilized: match strategy. Tennis players often play matches without thinking through the strategies and point patterns which will maximize their success...
29 min
TFP 012: How the Universal Tennis Rating System...
On Episode 12 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dave Fish, coach of Harvard University Men’s Tennis, about the Universal Tennis Rating system (UTR). UTR provides tennis players worldwide a common scale to determine their level of play based on ...
69 min
TFP 011: How Allistair McCaw Develops World-Cla...
Allistair McCaw is today’s guest on The Tennis Files Podcast. Allistair is a world class sports performance specialist and owner of The McCaw Method. He has trained some of the best tennis players in the world, including Kevin Anderson,
52 min
TFP 010: How to Get a College Tennis Scholarshi...
On Episode 10 of TFP, I spoke with Doug Neagle, Head Coach of the Towson University Women’s Tennis Program. Doug talked me through the recruiting process, important rules that parents, coaches, and players must follow,
85 min
TFP 009: Jason Jung on the Challenger Tour and ...
ATP Pro Jason Jung is ranked #245 in the world. He is a regular on the Challenger Tour and is working hard to make the main draws of ATP and Grand Slam events. Jason spoke with me about his junior career, college tennis,
40 min
TFP 008: Life on the Futures Tour with Tennis P...
ATP Pro Collin Johns talks about his experiences playing on the Futures Tour. Futures events are lower-tier professional tournaments where tennis players grind out wins to move up in the rankings. Collin has picked up ATP points in Futures events all o...
42 min
TFP 007: How Treat Huey Became a Top-Ranked Dou...
Treat Huey, ranked #30 in the world on the ATP doubles tour, is my guest on today’s episode of The Tennis Files Podcast.
41 min
TFP 006: Simplify Your Tennis Technique with To...
Tomaz Mencinger from shows us a simpler way to learn and play tennis more efficiently with his unique feel-based approach to the game.
66 min
TFP 005: From South Africa to the ATP Tour with...
Today on TFP I spoke with Punch Maleka, former ATP professional.
64 min
TFP 004: 10 Key Concepts for Tennis Success
Today on TFP I talk about 10 crucial concepts that every tennis player needs to understand and implement in order to maximize their tennis potential.
30 min
TFP 003: How to Become an ATP Pro with Paul Har...
Our guest today is former ATP professional Paul Harsanyi. Paul talks us through his training, how he was able to rise to the professional level, and the key differences between the top-ranked players.
34 min
TFP 002: Focus on the Process with Keith Puryea...
My guest on this episode is Keith Puryear, Head Coach of the Navy Women’s tennis team. Keith has over 560 wins as a coach at the Division I level, and he was my college tennis coach when I played at UMBC.
47 min
TFP 001: The First Episode of The Tennis Files ...
On this episode, I introduce you to Tennis Files and the reason why I created it: to help you improve your tennis game. Since this is the first episode, I also give you some background on who I am, and my passion for tennis. I explain how TFP is unique from the other tennis podcasts, and speak about the benefits of playing tennis.
27 min