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 216: Why the Contact Point Determines Your ...
On Episode 216 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach Vesa Ponnka will reveal how to find your ideal contact point for more powerful and consistent ball striking.
58 min
2
TFP 215: How to Watch The Ball and Scan Your Op...
On Episode 215 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to reduce mishits, strike the ball cleaner, and anticipate where your opponent’s shot is going.
24 min
3
TFP 214: How to Develop a Great Base of Tennis ...
On Episode 214 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Steve Smith to talk about how to develop a great base of tennis fundamentals.
103 min
4
TFP 213: Christopher Clarey - The Long Run and ...
On Episode 213 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with New York Times correspondent and author Christopher Clarey about his new book: “The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer.”
61 min
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TFP 212: Q&A Mailbag — Second Serve Consistency...
On Episode 212 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to develop a consistent second serve, how to anticipate where your opponent’s shot is going, my favorite pressure drills, and more on this Q&A edition of the show!
41 min
6
TFP 211: Vania King — Mental Health, Technical ...
On Episode 211 of The Tennis Files Podcast, former WTA pro Vania King discusses the ups and downs of a professional tennis career and her latest project Serving Up Hope.
48 min
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TFP 210: Serve Technique Masterclass with James...
On Episode 210 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach James Ludlow and Mehrban take a deep dive into the toughest shot to master with the greatest rewards: the serve.
62 min
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TFP 209: 5 Keys to an Explosive Forehand
On Episode 209 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the 5 keys to mastering an explosive forehand.
17 min
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TFP 208: Claudio Pistolesi — Pro Tour Secrets t...
On Episode 208 of The Tennis Files Podcast, pro tennis coach Claudio Pistolesi reveals his top insights from over four decades of playing and coaching on the ATP/WTA Tour that will help you reach your fullest tennis potential.
103 min
10
TFP 207: How to Win the Big Points with Mark Je...
On Episode 207 of The Tennis Files Podcast, high performance coaches Mark Jeffery and Ramon Osa will reveal how to play your best tennis when it matters most.
63 min
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TFP 206: How to Set and Achieve Your Tennis Goa...
On Episode 206 of The Tennis Files Podcast, 17-time Grand Slam Champion Gigi Fernandez will show you how to set and achieve your tennis goals. If you have a strong desire to accomplish big goals in tennis and want to maximize your potential, don’t miss this episode!
63 min
12
TFP 205: Dr. Mark Kovacs — Serve and Backhand T...
On Episode 205 of The Tennis Files Podcast, world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs will reveal how to develop biomechanically efficient technique on your serve and backhand.
52 min
13
TFP 204: How to Play Your Best Tennis with Jeff...
On Episode 204 of the podcast, mental game expert Jeff Greenwald will reveal the keys to mastering your mind, including technical and tactical adjustments in the most common pressure situations.
60 min
14
TFP 203: Lessons Learned From A Training Sessio...
On Episode 203 of the podcast, I’ll walk you through my 9 biggest takeaways that I learned from taking a private lesson at the USTA National Campus.
18 min
15
TFP 202: Sarah Stone on the Women’s Game, WTA T...
On Episode 202 of the podcast, coach Sarah Stone discusses the women’s game, WTA Tour coaching, mixed doubles tactics, how to choose the right coach for junior players, coaching mistakes and much more!
44 min
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TFP 201: Meike Babel — Mental Game Strategies F...
On this episode of the podcast, former top 30 WTA Pro Meike Babel reveals her top mental game strategies.
69 min
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TFP 200: A Very Special Mega-Episode to Celebra...
Today's episode is a very special one! We are celebrating 200 episodes of The Tennis Files Podcast by featuring clips from 11 of the most downloaded interviews and discussions over the years on the show!
170 min
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TFP 199: How to Defeat Pushers with Peter Freeman
On this episode of the podcast, Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveals 8 key strategies to help you defeat pushers, aka the most exhausting player (MEP).
34 min
19
TFP 198: Craig O'Shannessy — The First Four Shots
On this episode of the podcast, top tennis strategist Craig O’Shannessy will reveal the secret formula for transforming how you play the game: the first four shots.
54 min
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TFP 197: The Top 10 Lessons From Tennis Summit ...
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban recaps his top 10 lessons learned from all the amazing 45+ Tennis Summit 2021 sessions on technique, strategy, fitness, and the mental game with Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching!
62 min
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TFP 196: 4 Pro Level Strategies to Win Matches ...
On this episode of the podcast, Fabrice will reveal his four top strategies to instantly boost the amount of points and matches you are going to win.
50 min
22
TFP 195: The 8 Biggest Mistakes in Your Tennis ...
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal the 8 biggest training mistakes that are preventing you from reaching your tennis potential.
51 min
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TFP 194: [Tennis Summit 2021 Preview #2] - Deal...
On this episode I’ve got another Tennis Summit 2021 for you of a couple awesome mental game sessions. In case you haven’t heard, I am hosting Tennis Summit 2021, a free online tennis conference which has become the largest one in the world (over 14k players and coaches attended in 2020)!
39 min
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TFP 193: [Tennis Summit 2021 Preview] - How to ...
For today’s podcast episode, I put together a preview of three summit sessions: (1) Paul Annacone on how to get unstuck and level up your game, (2) Rick Macci on grand slam habits and training secrets, and (3) Ryan Reidy on doubles positioning tactics.
52 min
25
TFP 192: How to Develop Successful Junior and C...
On Episode 192 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Lisa Stone, the founder of Parenting Aces, to talk about how to develop successful junior and college tennis players.
90 min
26
TFP 191: Emotional Intelligence and Maximizing ...
On Episode 191 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach Joshua Oxley talks about the importance of emotional intelligence and how to maximize your tennis potential.
43 min
27
TFP 190: Q&A Edition - Serve Returns, Mental Ga...
On Episode 190 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to level up your serve returns, first serve power, mental game, and more on this Q&A edition of the show!
33 min
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TFP 189: The 7 Most Impactful Changes That Tran...
On Episode 189 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the most important changes I’ve made to how I approach training and thinking about tennis that has transformed my game.
30 min
29
TFP 188: Illya Marchenko — Training and Fitness...
On Episode 188 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Illya Marchenko about his training routines, fitness workouts, and what it takes to be an elite tennis player.
77 min
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TFP 187: Q&A Edition - Forehand Power, Second S...
On Episode 187 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn how to increase your forehand power, develop second serve consistency, improve your concentration, fitness, and more on this Q&A edition of the show!
40 min
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TFP 186: How to Think, Train, and Compete to Yo...
On Episode 186 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro tennis coach and author Beau Treyz about how approaching tennis from a more analytical and data-based perspective can help you breakthrough and reach your tennis potential.
92 min
32
TFP 185: Marcus Willis — The Greatest Run in Wi...
On Episode 185 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Marcus Willis about how he went from teaching tennis lessons for 30 pounds an hour (about $40) to playing Roger Federer on Center Court at Wimbledon in 2016.
82 min
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TFP 184: How to Get Unstuck (3.5 → 4.5+) with K...
On Episode 184 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Kevin Garlington, the founder of Total Tennis Domination, on how we can go from being stuck and frustrated to rapidly improving our games.
80 min
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TFP 183: The 8-Step Process to Transform Your M...
On Episode 183 of The Tennis Files Podcast, mindset development expert Joey Johnson will reveal the 8 steps to transform your mindset and level up your performance on the court.
63 min
35
TFP 182: How to Level Up Your Tennis Fitness: 8...
On Episode 182 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal my top 8 strategies to help you transform your tennis fitness.
32 min
36
TFP 181: The Mindset, Routines, and Training Se...
On Episode 181 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Nathan Pasha about how you can elevate your training, mindset, routines and technique.
103 min
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TFP 180: 7 Ways to Improve Your Focus in 2021
On Episode 180 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn 7 ways to improve your focus during your matches and practices in 2021.
31 min
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TFP 179: Top Takeaways From the Podcast in 2020
On Episode 179 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the keys to leveling up your tennis strategy, technique, mental game, and much more from the top 7 episodes of the podcast in 2020!
129 min
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TFP 178: How to Overcome Adversity and Develop ...
On Episode 178 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed current ATP and former collegiate coach Peter Smith about how to overcome adversity and develop a winning mindset.
54 min
40
TFP 177: The Best Fitness and Sleep Trackers of...
On Episode 177 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the best fitness and sleep trackers of 2020.
37 min
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TFP 176: Get FASTER On the Court with Lee Taft
On Episode 176 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world, Lee Taft, about how to become faster and stronger on the tennis court.
77 min
42
TFP 175: How to Develop a Consistent Second Serve
On Episode 175 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to develop a consistent and reliable second serve.
27 min
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TFP 174: Mindset Transformation with Nathan de ...
On Episode 174 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Nathan de Veer, a mental performance expert, to talk about mindset transformation for tennis players.
74 min
44
TFP 173: How to Find the Right Grip for Every Shot
On Episode 173 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to find the right grip for every stroke in your game.
23 min
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TFP 172: 21 Ways to Improve Your Tennis Game
On Episode 172 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I reveal 21 of the best things you can do to improve your tennis game.
42 min
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TFP 171: How to Transform Your Tennis Strokes w...
On Episode 171 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed USPTA Elite Professional, Davor Dekaris, about drills and techniques to help you transform your tennis strokes.
103 min
47
TFP 170: Pro Strategies and Techniques with Joe...
On Episode 170 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with USPTA Elite Professional Joel Myers about pro strategies and techniques to help you level up your tennis game.
54 min
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TFP 169: How to Add 15MPH+ to Your Strokes
On Episode 169 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the #1 source for more power on your strokes plus five huge power leaks that you need to fix asap.
25 min
49
TFP 168: The 5 Biggest Mistakes USTA Players Make
On Episode 168 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with the founder of Crunch Time Coaching, Peter Freeman, about the 5 biggest mistakes USTA players make.
58 min
50
TFP 167: Powerful Secrets to a World-Class Serve
On Episode 167 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’lI learn the most powerful serve advice ever given on the show from legendary coaches, grand slam champions and pro players.
68 min
51
TFP 166: The 7 Foundational Movements to Build ...
On Episode 166 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with strength and conditioning coach Justin Russ about how you can build a simple and effective training program to get stronger and move better on the court.
78 min
52
TFP 165: 6 Ways to Attack the Net
On Episode 165 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I reveal 6 ways to attack the net that will help you play more aggressively and put pressure on your opponents.
31 min
53
TFP 164: Mastering Singles Strategy with Edgar ...
On Episode 164 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite coach Edgar Giffenig about how to play smarter singles matches.
89 min
54
TFP 163: 8 Ways to Generate Massive Topspin
On Episode 163 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’re going to learn 8 ways to generate massive topspin.
25 min
55
TFP 162: The Best Tennis Racquets for Your Game...
On Episode 162 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with French tennis coach Jean-Pierre Jounier about the most important factors you need to consider when choosing a tennis racquet.
90 min
56
TFP 161: How to Develop Mental Toughness with J...
On Episode 161 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach Jorge Capestany about how you can develop a stronger mindset to help you win more tennis matches.
90 min
57
TFP 160: 7 Do's and Don't for Doubles Players
On Episode 160 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I talked about the 7 do’s and don’ts for doubles tennis players.
32 min
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TFP 159: 7 Do’s and Don’ts in Singles Matches (...
On Episode 159 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’re going to learn 7 key do’s and don’ts in your singles matches.
25 min
59
TFP 158: How to Compete Against the World’s Bes...
On Episode 158 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Jibran Mohammadi, former ATP Pro and current tennis coach, about how to compete against the world's best tennis players.
111 min
60
TFP 157: A Simple Stretch Routine for Tennis Pl...
On Episode 157 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I am going to walk you through a simple stretch routine that will increase your flexibility and help you recover faster from your tennis matches and training.
28 min
61
TFP 156: Winning Gold Balls on the Senior Tour ...
On Episode 156 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis elite coach from Web Tennis, Brent Abel, about winning gold balls on the senior tour.
76 min
62
TFP 155: Lower Body Strength Workout Routine wi...
On Episode 155 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I walk you through a simple lower body workout routine that will increase your strength, balance, and coordination to help you play better tennis.
23 min
63
TFP 154: A Simple Dynamic Warm Up Routine with ...
On Episode 154 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I am going to walk you through a complete dynamic warm-up routine with no equipment that will help you perform your best on the tennis court and stay healthy.
30 min
64
TFP 153: The 5 Elements of a Solid Tennis Found...
On Episode 153 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach John Craig about the five areas of your game you need to develop to have a solid tennis foundation.
84 min
65
TFP 152: How to Improve Your Game After a Long ...
On Episode 152 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban is going to present his five-step process for how to get back on the court and start improving your game again.
51 min
66
TFP 151: Unleash Your Tennis Potential with Emm...
On Episode 151 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach and speaker, Emma Doyle, about how to unleash your tennis potential.
91 min
67
TFP 150: Volley and Serve Technique with Gregg ...
On Episode 150 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Gregg Le Sueur from Online Tennis Instruction about how to level up your volley and serve technique.
94 min
68
TFP 149: How to Become a Complete Player with M...
On Episode 149 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Marc Sophoulis, the Head Coach at Melbourne International Tennis School about how to become a complete player.
89 min
69
TFP 148: How to Overcome Fear and Expectations ...
On Episode 148 of The Tennis Files Podcast I spoke with Danielle Lao, top 200 WTA pro, about the mindset, preparation, and resilience you need to become an elite-level tennis player.
95 min
70
TFP 147: Building Your Roadmap to Mental Domina...
On Episode 147 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with 17-time Grand Slam champion Gigi Fernandez about how you can develop a strong mindset and play confidently against your competition.
52 min
71
TFP 146: Top 10 Takeaways From Tennis Summit 2020!
On Episode 146 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I reveal my top 10 strategy, technique, mental, and fitness takeaways from Tennis Summit 2020 with my good friend Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching. We recorded this live episode at the end of my annual online tennis conference, which was a smashing success with 13,778 registrants!
63 min
72
TFP 145: The Release and Loading Stages of the ...
On Episode 145 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with world renowned sports science and fitness expert, Dr. Mark Kovacs, about the release and loading stages of the tennis serve.
23 min
73
TFP 144: Equipment Trends and Gear Q&A with Bab...
On Episode 144 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Babolat sales representative Allan Iverson about equipment trends and tennis gear.
45 min
74
TFP 143: Critical Singles Strategies and Tactic...
On Episode 143 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with one of the most legendary tennis coaches of all time, Rick Macci, about critical singles strategy principles to level up your game.
38 min
75
TFP 142: How to Become a Resilient Competitor w...
On Episode 142 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Larry Lauer, a mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development, about how to become a more resilient competitor.
66 min
76
TFP 141: Proven Secrets From The World’s Best C...
On Episode 141 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I reveal nine proven secrets that I’ve learned from interviewing and studying the best tennis coaches, pros, and experts on the planet over the years.
35 min
77
TFP 140: World-Class Doubles Strategy with Loui...
On Episode 140 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with world-renowned coach and doubles expert Louis Cayer about world-class doubles strategy.
41 min
78
TFP 139: Dealing with COVID-19 and Training at ...
On Episode 139 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I discuss the huge impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the tennis world, and how we can still improve our tennis games while isolated at home.
39 min
79
TFP 138: Athlete Monitoring, Workload and Recov...
On Episode 138 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with sports science expert, Tim Roberts, about athlete monitoring, workload and recovery.
71 min
80
TFP 137: How Using Tennis Technology Can Improv...
On Episode 137 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis technology expert Alex Johansson about the best tech and equipment you can use to level up your game.
52 min
81
TFP 136: Functional Training Principles with Mi...
On Episode 136 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with legendary strength and conditioning and functional training coach, Mike Boyle, about the critical principles you need to know to get better results with your tennis fitness training.
55 min
82
TFP 135: The 5-Step Framework for Improving You...
On Episode 135 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn my 5-step framework for improving your tennis game and fulfilling your career goals.
29 min
83
TFP 134: The Tennis Fitness Mega Episode
On Episode 134 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I put together a special mega compilation of the best fitness advice ever given on the show.
154 min
84
TFP 133: What’s in My Racquet Bag in 2020
On Episode 133 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn about every single piece of gear that's currently in my racquet bag.
29 min
85
TFP 132: Key Strategies and Tactics at the Aust...
On Episode 132 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Peter Freeman, the founder of Crunch Time Coaching, about the key strategies and tactics the pros used at this year’s Australian Open.
71 min
86
TFP 131: How to Unlock Your Mind for Peak Perfo...
On Episode 131 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with certified mental performance consultant, Zoran Stojkovic, about how to unlock your mind for peak performance.
76 min
87
TFP 130: How to Hydrate and Prevent Cramping wi...
On Episode 130 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with sports-scientist Andy Blow about how to properly hydrate and prevent cramping.
64 min
88
TFP 129: How to Play Aggressive Tennis with Emi...
On Episode 129 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with former ATP Top 10 singles and doubles player and Grand Slam Champion, Spanish pro Emilio Sanchez, about how to develop a more aggressive tennis game.
66 min
89
TFP 128: How to Serve and Volley Like A Pro wit...
On Episode 128 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with a former ATP pro, Taylor Dent, about how to serve and volley like a professional tennis player.
92 min
90
TFP 127: 13 Tips to Ace Your Goals in 2020
On Episode 127 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn 13 tips to achieve your tennis goals in 2020.
38 min
91
TFP 126: The Power of Positive Thinking with Wh...
On Episode 126 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with professional wheelchair tennis player, Kaitlyn Verfuerth, about how she overcame a devastating accident to become an elite athlete through the power of positivity and determination.
70 min
92
TFP 125: Explosive Movement From the Ground Up ...
On Episode 125 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dean Hollingworth, about movement, strength and explosive power.
86 min
93
TFP 124: How to Break Through Mental Barriers a...
On Episode 124 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll hear clips of my interviews with several world class mental experts and tennis players about how to break through mental barriers and achieve your potential.
101 min
94
TFP 123: The Winning Formula for Tour Pros (It’...
On Episode 123 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with former ATP Pro Fazal Syed about what it takes to make it as a professional and have a long and successful career on tour.
68 min
95
TFP 122: From College Tennis Player to Energy B...
On Episode 122 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with a former Division 1 college tennis player, academy owner, and founding and managing member of Arrowbar, Andrew Golub.
79 min
96
TFP 121: Michael Russell - The Grittiest Player...
On Episode 121 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Michael Russell, former ATP Pro and current tennis coach, about the grittiest player in history.
52 min
97
TFP 120: The 21 Habits of Winning Tennis Players
On Episode 120 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the 21 habits of winning tennis players.
48 min
98
TFP 119: Tennis Fitness Fundamentals with Natha...
On Episode 119 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with fitness expert Nathan Martin about the fundamentals of tennis fitness.
63 min
99
TFP 118: How Discipline and Work Ethic Unlocked...
On Episode 118 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with South Korea’s Daniel Yoo, a former ATP Pro, about how his commitment to discipline and work ethic unlocked his dreams of becoming a professional tennis player.
78 min
100
TFP 117: Q&A Edition - Playing Serve and Volley...
On Episode 117 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I am back to answering questions that I received from our fellow tennis players about playing against serve and volleyers and counterpunchers, maintaining fitness and improving movement, controlling power on our strokes, hitting faster serves and more!
44 min