The Tennis Files Podcast

Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files (tennisfiles.com) 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.

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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
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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
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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
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TFP 047: Longevity and Success in Tennis with C...
Today I spoke with Charlie Hoeveler, CEO and Founder of US Sports Camps. Charlie discussed his secrets to success and longevity in tennis and how he manages to run the largest sports camps organizations in the world.
45 min
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TFP 046: The Mental Game with Jeff Greenwald
On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Greenwald, an internationally recognized sports psychology consultant and licensed therapist who specializes in the mental game of tennis. Jeff gave us some fantastic advice on how we can pla...
25 min
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TFP 045: Kastles Owner Mark Ein’s Thoughts on t...
Mark Ein, founder and owner of the six-time World Team Tennis Champion Washington Kastles, was thrilled to hear that two members of the Kastles family sealed their places in the 2017 Australian Open final. Mark, who is also an investor, entrepreneur,
11 min
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TFP 044: Mindfulness-Based Tennis Psychology wi...
On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Neil Endicott, a coach and author who specializes in Mindfulness-Based Tennis Psychology (MBTP). Neil discussed how tennis players can play more confident and effective tennis by training the menta...
60 min
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TFP 043: How to Run a Successful Tennis Program...
On today’s show I had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Bilger, Director of Tennis at Chantilly National Golf and Country Club. Matt was my former assistant coach at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County where I played Division I college tennis...
39 min
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TFP 042: How Clay Thompson Changed His Perspect...
On today’s episode I spoke with professional tennis player Clay Thompson, a serious contender for most interesting man in the world (move over, Dos Equis guy!). Clay grinds mostly Challengers and some Futures events as he pursues his dream of becoming ...
123 min
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TFP 041: Coaching Elite Junior Tennis Players w...
On Episode 41 of TFP I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Blicher about coaching elite junior players and high-performance tennis principles. I first heard about Adam when I searched for tennis podcasts on iTunes. The Adam Blicher Show popped up,
60 min
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TFP 040: Tennis Serve Technique with Brian Smith
On today’s episode, I spoke with Brian Smith, creator of Performance Tennis Training, about tennis serve technique. Brian and I went through each phase of the tennis serve, from the grip to the finish. The serve is easily the most important part of the...
59 min
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TFP 039: Todd Ellenbecker—Injury Prevention and...
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Todd Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS (whew!). Todd is the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP Tour and a Director of Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Arizona.
39 min
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TFP 038: How to Choose a Racquet with Wilson Sa...
On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Preston Lemon, a Territory Sales Manager for Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Preston, a former college tennis player at Virginia Tech,
62 min
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TFP 037: How Luca Corinteli Became an Elite Col...
On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Luca Corinteli from the University of Virginia Men’s Tennis team. Luca is an elite tennis player and was ranked as high as #2 in doubles in the country with partner Ryan Shane.
55 min
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TFP 036: 6 Quick Tips to Improve Your Tennis Ga...
On Episode 36 of TFP, Kim Selzman from The Tennis Quick Tips Podcast and tennisfixation.com joined me to give you some of her best tips to help you improve your game. Kim started playing tennis at 40 years old and fell in love with the game immediately...
37 min
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TFP 035: Martin Blackman—USTA Player Development
On today’s show, I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Blackman, General Manager of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Player Development Program. Coach Blackman is responsible for partnering with the U.S.
28 min
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TFP 034: Brian Boland—Turning College Tennis Pl...
On Episode 34 of TFP, I had the honor of speaking with Brian Boland, Coach of the 2013, 2015, and 2016 NCAA Division I Championship University of Virginia Men’s Tennis program. Coach Boland shows us how we can produce better leaders and human beings th...
100 min
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TFP 033: Dr. Mark Kovacs—Strength and Condition...
On today’s episode, I spoke with world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs about strength and conditioning for tennis. Mark has trained numerous top professional tennis players, including John Isner, Sloane Stephens,
69 min
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TFP 032: 10 Tools to Become a Better Tennis Player
Today I discuss 10 of my favorite tennis tools that I regularly use and recommend. These tools will help you improve your tennis game in many different ways, from learning more about the game to finding hitting partners.
30 min
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TFP 031: 7 Effective Technical Fixes for Your T...
On today’s show, I discuss 7 of the best technique tips I’ve ever learned in my 20+ years of playing and coaching tennis. These tips are awesome because they are easy to implement, and you will notice the positive effects on your game immediately.
22 min
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TFP 030: 15 Tennis Pros Answer: “How Can Our Au...
On today’s episode, 15 professional tennis players answer the question: “How can our audience improve their tennis games?” I placed their answers in this episode and commented on their responses. The idea for this unique episode came to me when I atten...
52 min
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TFP 029: How To Dominate College Tennis with Da...
Today my guest is Dave Mullins, former head coach of the Oklahoma Women’s Tennis Team. Dave has had an extremely successful coaching career. His accomplishments include five NCAA tournament appearances, five ITA regional championships.
80 min
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TFP 028: Jeff Salzenstein – From Top 100 to Eli...
Today I spoke with Jeff Salzenstein, a former top 100 ATP Pro and one of the most well-respected tennis coaches in the game. Jeff has battled against many of the best tennis players in the world throughout his career. He has combined that experience,
70 min
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TFP 027: Grand Slam Champion Andy Ram On His Ca...
On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking with three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Ram. Andy won the 2006 Wimbledon mixed doubles championship, the 2007 mixed doubles French Open title, and the 2008 Australian Open men’s doubles championship.
33 min
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TFP 026: 2016 Citi Open Recap with Mulumba from...
On today’s episode, Mulumba from Tennis Column and I discuss the 2016 Citi Open championship matches and recap our thoughts about the players’ performances.  This year’s tournament brought us a lot of fantastic matches and showcased the talents of many...
78 min
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TFP 025: 2016 Citi Open – Day 2 Analysis with M...
On this episode, I spoke with Mulumba from Tennis Column about the action at the 2016 Citi Open up to the 2nd day of the main draw (Tuesday). I met Mulumba last year in the Citi Open media tent. It was the first time both of us reported on the event,
62 min
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TFP 024: Stephen Warboys – Playing Jimmy Connor...
My guest on today’s show is Stephen Warboys. Stephen became the #1 Junior player in the world and peaked at #73 on the ATP Tour. Throughout his career, Stephen has gone head-to-head against some of the biggest legends to ever play the game,
42 min
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TFP 023: Choosing the Right Coach for Your Tenn...
Today I spoke with Scott Baxter, CEO and Founder of PlayYourCourt.  Scott is a USPTA certified tennis coach with over 12 years of coaching experience.  He used his problem solving skills and passion for tennis to create a unique platform to help you fi...
37 min
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TFP 022: Taking Your Game to the Next Level wit...
I spoke with ATP Pro Junior Ore on Episode 22 of The Tennis Files Podcast.  I first met Junior at the Aspen Hill Club when he was 7 years old. Everyone at the club knew that he was a very unique talent who loved tennis and could make it to the highest ...
75 min
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TFP 021: My Experience Playing an ITF Futures T...
On today’s episode, I discuss my experience playing in my first professional tennis tournament, an ITF Futures event. Futures tournaments are where pros first earn ATP and WTA points to increase their rankings and gain entry into Challengers and eventu...
30 min
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TFP 020: Winning in Your 60s with World Champio...
Today I spoke with Dan Waldman, a world champion tennis player. Dan, who is 60 years old, regularly competes on the ITF Senior Circuit in national and international tennis tournaments, and has won several of them.
37 min
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TFP 019: 7 Reasons Why You Lose Tennis Matches
On today’s episode, I discuss 7 reasons that caused me to lose my match in a men’s open tournament this past weekend. Analyzing your losses and figuring out what to improve is one of the most important things you can do for your tennis game.
32 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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TFP 006: Simplify Your Tennis Technique with To...
Tomaz Mencinger from feeltennis.net shows us a simpler way to learn and play tennis more efficiently with his unique feel-based approach to the game.
66 min
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TFP 005: From South Africa to the ATP Tour with...
Today on TFP I spoke with Punch Maleka, former ATP professional.
64 min
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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
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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
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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
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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