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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Health & Fitness
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TFP 279: Brain Based Tennis Training with Richa...
On Episode 279 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Tennis Hacker founder Richard Brice reveals brain based tennis training techniques to help you level up your game.
65 min
2
TFP 278: Doubles Strategy for Club Level Player...
On Episode 278 of The Tennis Files Podcast, founder of Tennis Tribe Will Boucek will talk about doubles strategy for club level players.
85 min
3
TFP 277: The 8 Racquets I'm Testing To Choose M...
On Episode 277 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Tennis Express playtester and content writer Sam Jones will talk about the 8 racquets I’m testing to choose my next stick.
58 min
4
TFP 276: 8 Keys Tennis Players Need to Level Up...
On Episode 276 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal the 8 keys tennis players need to level up their games.
20 min
5
TFP 275: 5 Doubles Strategies to Use Against Ag...
On Episode 275 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll talk about the 5 doubles strategies to use against aggressive opponents.
21 min
6
TFP 274: How to Use Mindfulness to Develop a Wi...
On Episode 274 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Meike Babel, former top 30 WTA Pro, reveals how to use mindfulness to develop a winning mindset.
26 min
7
TFP 273: How to Transform Your Tennis Fitness w...
On Episode 273 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to transform your tennis fitness with coach T.C Costello.
48 min
8
TFP 272: Epic Tennis Stories with Andrew Reiley
On Episode 272 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Andrew Reiley from Cult Tennis will share epic tennis stories.
80 min
9
TFP 271: Why Obsession is the Key to Your Tenni...
On Episode 271 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching to talk about why obsession is the key to your tennis success.
55 min
10
TFP 270: Brad Gilbert — How to Become a Tough C...
On Episode 270 of The Tennis Files Podcast, legendary tennis player and coach Brad Gilbert will reveal how to become a tough competitor, reduce errors and bounce back quickly after losses.
51 min
11
TFP 269: Singles Strategy Masterclass with Paul...
On Episode 269 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn the top singles strategies and tactics from grand slam champions with Paul Annacone.
37 min
12
TFP 268: How to Develop Winning Singles Strateg...
On Episode 268 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach John Craig about how to develop winning singles strategies.
56 min
13
TFP 267: The Top Practices of the World’s Best ...
On Episode 267 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Emma Doyle about the top practices of the world’s best coaches.
50 min
14
TFP 266: Tennis Shoes, Overgrips, and Training ...
On Episode 266 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Harry Tong from Tennis Spin about tennis shoes, overgrips, and training tools.
61 min
15
TFP 265: Tennis Equipment Masterclass Part I wi...
On Episode 265 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn the Tennis Equipment Masterclass Part 1 with racquet technician Harry Tong.
60 min
16
TFP 264: How to Be Relentless and Have a Clutch...
On Episode 264 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Milan Krnjetin, a former ATP pro, about how to be relentless and have a clutch mentality.
25 min
17
TFP 263: 6 Lessons I Learned From Nick Kyrgios ...
On Episode 263 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I will reveal the 6 lessons I learned from Nick Kyrgios at the 2022 City Open.
22 min
18
TFP 262: 15 Lessons From Poker That Apply to Yo...
On Episode 262 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal 15 lessons from poker that apply to your tennis game.
32 min
19
TFP 261: How to Coach Yourself and Problem Solv...
On Episode 261 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Raheel Manji from Mission Elite about how to coach yourself and problem solve through adversity.
102 min
20
TFP 260: Rick Macci — How to Excel Under Pressu...
On Episode 260 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with one of the most legendary tennis coaches of all time, Rick Macci, about how to excel under pressure, volley technique, and choosing the right grip.
44 min
21
TFP 259: How to Generate Power and the Importan...
On Episode 259 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal how to generate power and the importance of fundamentals.
56 min
22
TFP 258: Training Mistakes, Pressure Points, an...
On Episode 258 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach Jorge Capestany about training mistakes, pressure points, and footwork intensity.
43 min
23
TFP 257: How to Transform Your Mindset and Play...
On Episode 257 of the podcast, mental game expert Jeff Greenwald will reveal how you can transform your mindset and play loose under pressure.
57 min
24
TFP 256: How to Mentally Prepare For Your Match...
On Episode 256 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Larry Lauer, a mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development, about how to mentally prepare for your matches.
55 min
25
TFP 255: Serve Power, Champion Traits, and Anti...
On Episode 255 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Will Hamilton from Fuzzy Yellow Balls about serve power, the championship traits of the best players in the world, and how to improve your anticipation.
47 min
26
TFP 254: How to Get the Best Performance Out of...
On Episode 254 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Babolat sales representative Allan Iverson about how to get the best performance out of your racquet.
92 min
27
TFP 253: Tennis is Not a Mental Game with Ramon...
On Episode 253 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Ramon Osa reveals his step by step process for how to play your best tennis under pressure.
26 min
28
TFP 252: The Future of Tennis Tech and How it C...
On Episode 252 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban spoke with Swupnil Sahai of SwingVision about the future of tennis tech and how it can help your performance.
56 min
29
TFP 251: How to Transform Your Backhand with a ...
On Episode 251 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching will talk about how to transform your backhand with a 7 Day System.
50 min
30
TFP 250: Key Tennis Fitness Concepts for Adult ...
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs answers audience questions on the most important tennis fitness concepts that every competitive adult player should put into practice. He'll cover mobility, recovery, and much more to help you gain the edge and outlast your opponents!
67 min
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TFP 249: Pushers Win, Hitters Win, Tweeners Los...
On this episode of the podcast, Mehrban and Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveal the differences between “pushers”, hitters, and tweener players and why the first two player types usually win while the tweener usually loses!
90 min
32
TFP 248: Injury Prevention and Recovery with Dr...
On Episode 248 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Mehrban spoke with Dr. Reza Ghorbani of APMI Health and Wellness Center about injury prevention and recovery for tennis players.
79 min
33
TFP 247: Preparing for Intense Practices, Devel...
On Episode 247 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach Mike Digby about how he prepares for intense practices, develops consistency, and the keys to improving your serve.
52 min
34
TFP 246: Mike Digby — Lessons Learned From Prac...
On Episode 246 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach Mike Digby about lessons he learned from practicing with the top players in the world.
49 min
35
TFP 245: [Tennis Summit 2022 Preview] - How to ...
After several months of preparation and hard work, I am super excited to announce that Tennis Summit 2022, a free online tennis conference that I am hosting, is now open for registration!
60 min
36
TFP 244: The 5 Most Common Mistakes That 3.0-4....
On Episode 244 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal the 5 most common mistakes that 3.0-4.5 doubles players make.
24 min
37
TFP 243: How to Develop A Unique Tennis Brand w...
On Episode 243 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Furi Sport’s Erick Mathelier about how to develop a unique tennis brand.
45 min
38
TFP 242: How to Choose The Best Strings for You...
On Episode 242 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis strings expert and coach Richard Groenewold about how to choose the best strings for your game.
81 min
39
TFP 241: Simple Strategies to Win More Singles ...
On Episode 241 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach and fellow podcaster Jonathan Stokke about simple strategies to win more singles and doubles matches.
51 min
40
TFP 240: Deliberate Practice and the Keys to Wi...
On Episode 240 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with tennis coach and fellow podcaster Jonathan Stokke about deliberate practice and the keys to winning in college and junior tennis.
52 min
41
TFP 239: 5 Traits That All Champions Have In Co...
On Episode 239 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed high-performance tennis and corporate coach Emma Doyle about the traits that all champions have in common.
86 min
42
TFP 238: 5 Reasons Why Tennis Players Can't Ser...
On Episode 238 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching about the five reasons why tennis players can’t serve properly.
66 min
43
TFP 237: From The Big Screen to The Tennis Cour...
On Episode 237 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with actor and tennis coach Christopher Crabb about how he went from both competing on the court and acting at the highest level to coaching famous celebrities.
74 min
44
TFP 236: Robin Montgomery — US Open Junior Sing...
On Episode 236 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed 2021 US Open Girls Singles and Doubles Champion Robin Montgomery about her incredible journey from the juniors to the WTA Tour.
43 min
45
TFP 235: Dr. Mark Kovacs — How to Create A Fitn...
On Episode 235 of The Tennis Files Podcast, world renowned sports science and fitness expert Dr. Mark Kovacs will reveal how to create a fitness plan to level up your game.
59 min
46
TFP 234: The Djokovic Australian Open Saga and ...
On Episode 234 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with fellow content creator and Tennis Channel Podcast Network host Gill Gross about Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellations and our predictions for the Australian Open.
66 min
47
TFP 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal...
On Episode 233 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Sports Dietitian Tara Collingwood reveals how to make small changes in your diet to boost your energy and performance on the tennis court.
65 min
48
TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player...
On Episode 232 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed fellow 5.0 player and content creator, Dillon Sykes about the mind of a 5.0 tennis player.
62 min
49
TFP 231: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in 2021
On Episode 231 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal the top 10 lessons I learned in 2021.
31 min
50
TFP 230: The Best Episodes of 2021
On Episode 230 of The Tennis Files Podcast, we look back at the top tips and advice from my podcast guests in 2021!
143 min
51
TFP 229: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes Fo...
On Episode 229 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Foot Doctor Zach Thomas about how to find the best tennis shoes for your feet and your game.
48 min
52
TFP 228: USTA Leagues, Unbiased Product Reviews...
On Episode 228 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Mark Sansait about his experiences playing in USTA Leagues, recording matches for YouTube, and reviewing tennis products.
57 min
53
TFP 227: 5.0 Singles Match Analysis - My Top Mi...
On Episode 277 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn my top mistakes and winning strategies from my 5.0 singles match.
19 min
54
TFP 226: How to Handle Pressure by Changing You...
On Episode 226 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed coach Vesa Ponkka to talk about how to handle pressure by changing your perspective.
72 min
55
TFP 225: How to Prevent and Treat Tennis Elbow ...
On Episode 225 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Emma Green will reveal how to prevent, treat, and heal tennis elbow.
55 min
56
TFP 224: How to Improve Your Returns and Develo...
On Episode 224 of The Tennis Files Podcast, elite tennis pro Karue Sell will reveal how to improve your returns and develop winning strategies.
54 min
57
TFP 223: How to Simplify Your Serve and Develop...
On Episode 223 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with elite tennis pro Karue Sell about how you can simplify your serve and develop a winning mindset.
58 min
58
TFP 222: The Best Racquets For Your Game in 202...
On Episode 222 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Tennis Express playtester and content writer Sam Jones reveals the best racquets for your game in 2021.
58 min
59
TFP 221: How to Analyze Your Game Through Video...
On Episode 221 of The Tennis Files Podcast, David Ramos, a performance analytics expert, reveals how you can analyze and improve your game through video.
56 min
60
TFP 220: Peter Freeman — The Top 5 Lessons from...
On Episode 220 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Peter Freeman from Crunch Time Coaching reveals the top 5 lessons from Tennis Con 5, a free online tennis conference featuring 40+ top experts starting on October 18, 2021!
59 min
61
TFP 219: Tennis Specific Movement Training and ...
On Episode 219 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll hear part two of my conversation with strength and conditioning coach Dean Hollingworth about the five biggest tennis fitness training mistakes that amateur players make
55 min
62
TFP 218: How to Warm Up and Strength Train for ...
On Episode 218 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with strength and conditioning coach Dean Hollingworth about how to warm up and strength training efficiently and effectively for maximum tennis performance.
52 min
63
TFP 217: How Yoga Strengthens Your Mind and Bod...
On Episode 217 of The Tennis Files Podcast, performance coach and yoga certified instructor Cheri Cope reveals how yoga can positively impact your tennis game by strengthening your mind and body.
57 min
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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