Latest Tennis Podcast Episodes

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Ben Shelton (NCAA): 2021 ITA All-American Men’s Singles Champion and Florida Men’s Tennis Sophomore

Cracked Interviews - October 15, 2021 16:38 - 58 minutes ★★★★★ - 93 ratings
2021 ITA All-American Men’s Singles Champion and Florida Men’s Tennis Sophomore Ben Shelton joins the show to discuss his run to the title in Tulsa, his outstanding summer of results, what it will take for Florida to defend their National Title in 2022, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5...

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How to Handicap a Professional Tennis Match Plus Indian Wells Friday & Saturday Picks!

This Week in Tennis - October 15, 2021 13:59 - 53 minutes
Join hosts Craig Doyle and Phil Naessens for another week of This Week in Tennis. The guys share let you in on their tennis handicapping process, talk about why the hype surrounding WTA players Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez is killing your bankroll plus Friday picks for Indian W...

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Ep. 57 - Improving Your Tennis Team's Performance

Tennis IQ Podcast - October 14, 2021 19:02 - 55 minutes
In this episode, Brian and Josh discuss tennis performance in various team settings such as adult teams, college teams, and high school teams. Within these teams, it is important to develop a team identity so that motivation and resiliency can be improved. Captains and team leaders play a pivota...

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Let's Finish Strong [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 8]

Great Shot Podcast - October 14, 2021 18:40 - 26 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Thursday’s Indian Wells Quarterfinal action. He makes the case for 2019 Finalist Angelique Kerber to continue her run against Badosa, then explains why he’s backing Hurkacz, Kontaveit, and ALL of the Men’s Favorites to advance to ...

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2021 ITA All-American Championships Recap [College Tennis]

Great Shot Podcast - October 14, 2021 16:58 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets contributors Matt Stachowiak and Chris Halioris join Host Alex Gruskin to recap the ITA All-American Men’s Championships. They offer their thoughts on Ben Shelton’s run to the title, name the other standout singles and doubles performances from the event, begin to debate the best...

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Go Big or Go Home [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 7]

Great Shot Podcast - October 13, 2021 19:49 - 24 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Wednesday’s Indian Wells matches. He explains why he expects Jelena Ostapenko to end Shelby Rogers’ run, makes the case for Ruud and Sinner, offers his Parlay of the Day, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review on ...

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Specific Training, Plan B Programming and Serve Mechanics (w/ Coach Dan Pfaff)

Beyond the Swing Podcast - October 13, 2021 19:17 - 1 hour
Coach Pfaff has been a direct mentor of mine for the last 6 years. I've learned more through his apprenticeship than any course, book or research article. With over 40 years of coaching experience, coach Pfaff has been through it all - in the trenches with world-class sprinters, consulting to AT...

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Jim Daugherty (NCAA): Former Valparaiso University Head Tennis Coach

Cracked Interviews - October 13, 2021 17:44 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 93 ratings
Host Alex Gruskin sits down with Valparaiso University Mne's Tennis Head Coach Jim Daugherty. The two discuss his storied 35 years coaching at Valpo, the challenges of managing a mid-major level program, learning on the job, and so much more! Don’t forget to give a 5 star review with your twitter...

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Just Slap Podcast #14 | Your Favorite Coach's Favorite Coach (Ft. Michael Sowter)

Just Slap Podcast - October 13, 2021 15:01 - 1 hour
In this episode Steven and Alex sit down with Michael Sowter, Fordham University's Director of Tennis, and discuss college tennis, the best way to get recruited onto a college team, the best ways to manage a team, and more.   Link to Global Tennis Project: www.globaltennisproject.org

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Coaching Wisdom

The GreatBase Tennis Podcast - October 13, 2021 07:00 - 45 minutes
In this episode, Steve Smith shares notes he has from talks conducted by the late Don Meyer. Steve states that one of his favorite lectures is one presented by Coach Meyer. The title of the talk, "The Best Things I Have Seen In Sports."Don Meyer was a small college basketball coach who touched t...

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Laura Vallverdu (NCAA): 2009 NCAA Singles Finalist

Cracked Interviews - October 12, 2021 20:16 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 93 ratings
2009 NCAA Singles Finalist and Director for Development at the Miami Beach Tennis Center Laura Vallverdu joins the show to discuss her illustrious college playing career, transitioning from player to coach, the value of college tennis to one’s development, and so much more!! Don’t forget to give ...

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Losing a Match: What are the Takeaways?

Outside the Lines - October 12, 2021 19:48 - 30 minutes
Competitive tennis players almost always feel emotional pain after losing a match. This is because "hating to lose" is an important psychological component of being a successful competitor. But losing also offers a chance for a player to look at what happened and set an agenda for where they'd l...

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Episode 137: Ben Haran - Find Your Mentor

Control the Controllables - October 12, 2021 18:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 23 ratings
Ben Haran is one of the leading tennis coaches in Great Britain. He is the Head Coach at Reeds Tennis Academy in Surrey, where for the past 17 years he´s guided dozens of young players to national and international level. A former player himself, Ben left home at 10-year-old to join the Slater...

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No More Wind, Please [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 6]

Great Shot Podcast - October 12, 2021 17:59 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Tuesday’s Indian Wells action. He explains why he expects Karen Khachanov to continue his recent run of success against Carreno Busta, discusses why the conditions in IW are perfect for Matteo Berrettini, offers his Parlay of the ...

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Will Djokovic get the Chance to win 21 Grand Slams?

The TennisUnleashed Podcast - October 12, 2021 10:00 - 11 minutes
Will Novak's quest for 21 Grand Slams come to an end over his health status?

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Jack Oswald: Pro player creates Cancha Bags: functional & customizable bags for tennis players of all levels!

Talk Tennis - October 12, 2021 07:05 - 36 minutes ★★★★★ - 113 ratings
As a traveling pro tennis player, Jack Oswald has seen the downfalls of the functionality of some of the tennis bags on the market. So what did he doe about it?! He created Cancha: a customizable line of durable, fashion-forward tennis bags for players with busy lifestyles. In this episode, he d...

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ATP Challenger Tour Recap [10-11-21] ft. Damian Kust

Great Shot Podcast - October 11, 2021 19:44 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Contributors Damian Kust and Jakub Bobro recap another exciting week of ATP Challenger action. They discuss Tallon Griekspoor’s pursuit of Benjamin Bonzi’s 2021 records, Dimitar Kuzmanov’s maiden title, the randomness that seems to determine who ends up cracking the Top 100, and ...

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Back to Even [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 5]

Great Shot Podcast - October 11, 2021 18:13 - 34 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin shares his picks for Monday’s Indian Wells action. He explains why he’s backing Americans Reilly Opelka and Danielle Collins to advance, makes the case for the Schwartzman and Ruud game spreads, offers up an Underdog Parlay, and so much more!! Don’t f...

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#68 Grace Melrose with Tennis Girl Nation

Me and My Racquet - October 11, 2021 14:29 - 26 minutes
Today on the show, we have Grace Melrose! We talk about her professional tennis career, starting her own company (Tennis Girl Nation) and her upcoming book. She shares the latest information about Tennis Girl Nation and the upcoming training camps, one of which is in Rome, Georgia. We also discu...

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"Keep The Same Energy"

Black Spin Global: The Podcast - October 11, 2021 00:00 - 43 minutes
Eugene and Lucy re-break exclusive coaching news – courtesy of Zack Evenden – and get into everything happening at Indian Wells among other things. Don’t forget to subscribe & leave us a rating and a review!⁣ ⁣ Share your thoughts and comments with us using: #BlackSpinGlobal⁣⁣

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Episode 2: Emma Raducanu's shock first round defeat

Tennis Talk - October 10, 2021 23:37 - 23 minutes
This week on Tennis talk, commentator Matt Brown and coach Dave Mustard bring you all the news from the world of tennis.US Open champion Emma Raducanu's shock first round defeat at Indian Wells has Dave pondering what she should be looking for in a coach.Tennis Auckland's school's and club's mana...

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Sunday Funday [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 4]

Great Shot Podcast - October 10, 2021 17:02 - 28 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Sunday’s Indian Wells matches. He explains why he’s backing Kvitova in her matchup with former Indian Wells Champ Victoria Azarenka, names his favorite spreads on the day, offers up a three-veteran parlay, and so much more!! Don’t...

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Rules USTA Players Should Know (But We Didn't) - Part Two

Second Serve Tennis - October 09, 2021 17:00 - 11 minutes
Who can call a double bounce? Can you call a let if you thought the ball was out but you aren't completely sure? Who starts serving the second set after a first set tie breaker? What happens if your doubles partner is hit by a serve?In this episode we go through situations that happened on the t...

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Inch by Inch [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 3]

Great Shot Podcast - October 09, 2021 16:37 - 29 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Saturday’s Indian Wells matches. He makes the case for a trio of American ML Favorites, names his favorite over/unders + spreads (featuring a couple of lopsided favorites), offers up two ML Parlays, and so much more!! Don’t forget...

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Tennis in the rain

Tennis Culture - October 09, 2021 07:14 - 24 minutes
Should tennis players compete in the rain like so many other sports? It made for an interesting discussion with the boys. What are your thoughts? Enjoy 

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A Second Conversation with Ben Rothenberg

Murray Musings - October 09, 2021 00:22 - 1 hour
Ahead of this episode, Scott just about managed to pull himself together and be on his best behaviour ahead of Ben Rothenberg's second visit to Murray Musings HQ. Ben kindly agreed to return to the podcast on the final day of the 2021 Laver Cup and shared his thoughts on the tournament with us, ...

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First and Second Round Indian Wells Betting Picks!!

This Week in Tennis - October 08, 2021 17:25 - 48 minutes
Join hosts Craig Doyle and Phil Naessens for another week of This Week in Tennis. The guys share their best bets for the First and Second Round of the Indian Wells WTA & ATP event. All this and more on this edition of This Week in Tennis! Hosts Craig Doyle and Phil Naessens are back for another...

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Tennis and Bagels is official media: Vansh and Owen talk about San Diego Open and Newport experiences

Tennis & Bagels Podcast - October 08, 2021 16:58 - 1 hour
Follow TNNS and communicate any bugs and fixes, or just give them a shout out: @downloadtennis (And play the Fantasy Game!!!) The team gets back together to discuss Vansh’s experience covering San Diego in person, and contrasts this with Owen’s time in Newport! They discuss everything from what...

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Tennis and Bagels is official media: Vansh and Owen talk about San Diego Open and Newport experiences

Tennis & Bagels Podcast - October 08, 2021 16:58 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Follow TNNS and communicate any bugs and fixes, or just give them a shout out: @downloadtennis (And play the Fantasy Game!!!) The team gets back together to discuss Vansh’s experience covering San Diego in person, and contrasts this with Owen’s time in Newport! They discuss everything from what...

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Not Bad For a First Friday [Aces of the Day, Indian Wells Day 2]

Great Shot Podcast - October 08, 2021 15:44 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
For today’s GSP Ace of the Day Segment, Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin offers his picks for Friday’s Indian Wells matches. He explains why he expects Ludmilla Samsonova to advance past Kudermetova, names his favorite Over/Unders and Spreads for the day, offers up a three-veteran pa...