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The First Serve

English, Racket sports, 3 seasons, 541 episodes, 1 day, 7 hours, 47 minutes
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The First Serve is your HOME OF TENNIS. Featuring an all year round dedicated weekly one hour 'live' tennis program, the only one of its kind on commercial radio in Australia that is also podcast right here plus commentary from the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, themed podcasts, a strong online/social media presence and print content via our website. The First Serve has one simple aim and that is to keep the tennis conversation going 12 months of the year, covering tennis from the grassroots to the elite. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, home of the Australian Open, The First Serve covers the Australian tennis scene, but also the game globally attracting listeners from all around the world. The First Serve speaks to those at the coalface of tennis all over the world. Heading up The First Serve coverage is leading tennis commentator Brett Phillips. Brett is host of our dedicated one-hour weekly radio show, leading commentator at all the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, on the ground at all the key tennis tournaments through the year providing tennis content via radio, podcasts, online and in print. Through the summer of tennis in Australia, Brett currently serves as Court Announcer on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, and in January of 2020 served as Court Announcer for the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney. HOW TO FOLLOW US FOR YOUR WEEKLY TENNIS FIX: *Download the SEN App to your iPhone or Android and you can follow us anywhere around the world, or you can also listen online at www.sen.com.au. If you're in Melbourne you can listen via the radio on 1116am or in Adelaide on 1629am. *Listen Live weekly to our one hour dedicated tennis program, the only one of its kind on commercial radio in Australia at 6pm AEST each Monday on 1116am SEN in Melbourne, 1629am in Adelaide, SEN.com.au or the SEN App (download to your phone) The show is also podcast if you miss it live, to listen to at your convenience. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts. *Live Daily Programming content/commentary on SEN during the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2020. *Like our Facebook Page & Follow us on Twitter & Instagram for daily tennis content. *Subscribe to our Youtube Channel.
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Wimbledon 2024 Review | Tennis Pundit Dave Worsley on SENZ Mornings with Ian Smith (16/7/24)

Tennis Pundit Dave Worsley joins Smithy to look back at Wimbledon, Kiwis performances on the big stage, emerging talent, upcoming Olympics, expectations & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202420 minutes, 3 seconds
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2024 E25: Wimbledon Wrap-Up, Alcaraz, Djokovic, Krejcikova

Brett Phillips is back with Episode 25 of the year, wrapping up a big two weeks at Wimbledon. We assess the state of Australian men's tennis following the grass court major, and hear from gentleman's singles winner Carlos Alcaraz, runner-up Novak Djokovic, and ladies singles champion Barbora Krejcikova. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kiwis at Wimbledon 2024 | Tennis NZ Commercial & Marketing Manager Gareth Archer on SENZ Mornings with Ian Smith (10/7/24)

Tennis NZ Commercial & Marketing Manager Gareth Archer joins the show to talk about the Kiwis at Wimbledon, Lulu Sun’s historic run in the Women’s Singles, Erin Routliffe’s rise through the rankings, Michael Venus flying the flag, the future for the game in NZ & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202417 minutes, 42 seconds
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2024 E24: Wimbledon, Courtney Walsh, Marc McGowan, Peter Odgers, Alicia Dale

Brett Phillips is back with Episode 24 of the year with the focus on Wimbledon with Award winning tennis journalist Courtney Walsh (foxsports.com.au), Marc McGowan (The Age) and Peter Odgers (BBC Commentator) all joining the show from SW19. Also on the show, 17 year old Alicia Dale after winning the ITF J60 on the Gold Coast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 13 seconds
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Wimbledon 2024 Update | NZ Tennis Great Belinda Cordwell on SENZ Mornings with Ian Smith (9/7/24)

NZ Tennis Great Belinda Cordwell joins the show to talk Wimbledon 2024, Lulu Sun making the quarterfinal, Erin Routliffe & Michael Venus in the Women’s, Men’s & Mixed Doubles & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202417 minutes, 3 seconds
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Wimbledon 2024 Update | Stuff.co.nz Senior Sports Reporter David Long on SENZ Mornings with Ian Smith (8/7/24)

Stuff.co.nz Senior Sportswriter David Long joins the show from Wimbledon to talk about Lulu Sun’s win v Emma Raducanu this morning NZT, update us on upcoming matches featuring the Kiwi chances & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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2024 E23: Wimbledon, Brydan Klein, Raphael Savelli, TV State Grade

Brett Phillips is back with another big show on Day 1 of Wimbledon with award winning Australian tennis journalist Courtney Walsh and BBC Tennis commentator Peter Odgers on the ground at SW19. Rising Aussie prospect Raphael Savelli, part of the winning Under 13's Victorian team at the Australian Teams Championships joined us in studio, along with Nikolas Baker on the phone part of the Victorian Under 15's winning team. Former Australian player Brydan Klein joined us to talk about his transition to coaching. Our regular Tennis Victoria State Grade segment and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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2024 E22: Tour Wrap - Lou Pleming, Courtney Walsh, TV State Grade, Kiranpal Pannu

Brett Phillips is back with another big show as Wimbledon Qualifying gets underway as went live to Aussie Tennis commentator Lou Pleming on Day 1 at Roehampton. The latest tour wrap, including Aussie tennis journalist Courtney Walsh in Birmingham witnessing the continued comeback of Ajla Tomljanovic. Our regular Tennis Victoria State Grade segment featured Heatherdale's Rebecca Leahey on the back of the teams first win of the season. We touch in with the Australian Teams Championships on the Gold Coast, Victorian tennis icon talks through 15 year old Koharu Nishikawa's first ITF Junior singles title and to round out the show we chat with New Zealand's No 1 male tennis player Kiranpal Pannu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 59 seconds
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2024 E21: Tour Wrap - Alex de Minaur, Wimbledon, Roger Federer, TV State Grade

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show wrapping up the week on tour headlined by the title win of Number 1 Aussie and new World Number 7 Alex de Minaur. Closer to home a wrap of Tennis Victoria State Grade Round 7 with special guest Matthew Peart from Bundoora TC. Plenty of news around including the new Roger Federer doco, the latest on the Kooyong Classic, the Mailbag features regarding the upcoming Australian Teams Championships and what lies ahead for Wimbledon 2024 and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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2024 E20: Roland Garros, Courtney Walsh, Scott Webster, Jake Delaney

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6/10/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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2024 E19: Roland Garros, Greg Jones, Maurice Gleeson OAM

Brett Phillips is back in the host chair with week 2 of Roland Garros underway joined in the studio by firstserve.com.au writers Christian Montegan and Todd Scoullar to take a look at the action from the French Open. We wrap the latest from Tennis Victoria State Grade with special guest Greg Jones from Kooyong Lawn. Also joining the show Maurice Gleeson OAM, President Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria celebrating 15 years of Blind Tennis in Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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2024 E18: Roland Garros, TV State Grade, Pickelball, Cooper Kose, Taj Hibbert

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with Roland Garros underway. We have tennis reporter Courtney Walsh in Paris, followed by a tour wrap of the last week, Royal South Yarra's Aaron Leeder Chard is our guest wrapping up Tennis Victoria State Grade Round 5 action. CEO of the National Pickelball League in Australia Ron Shell and No 1 Player in the country Tom Evans came in the studio, we spoke to 14 year old Cooper Kose after winning his first ITF Junior Singles title and our college segment with Lachlan Puyol chats to Taj Hibbert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 44 seconds
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2024 E17: Rome, Adam Walton, Ashton McLeod, TV State Grade, Tim Brown

Brett Phillips is back with another big show recapping Rome and feature chats with Australia's newest member of the top 100 Adam Walton, 16 year old Ashton McLeod from NSW after winning his first ITF Junior Singles title, Miranda Poile from Grace Park Hawthorn following TV State Ground Round 4. No 1 Padel Player in AUS Tim Brown and Godfather of Padel Matt Barelle wrap up the latest Australian Padel event on the Gold Coast and Lachlan Puyol with a Aussies in College Update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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2024 E16: Rome, Hayden Jones, Tennis in TAS, Seniors, College, Tom Downs

Brett Phillips is back with another big show in the middle of the ATP/WTA Rome 1000 leading into Roland Garros. Special guests for this edition include Australia's No 1 Male Junior Hayden Jones, Tennis Tasmania CEO Darren Sturgess, Tennis Seniors Australia President Mike Evans, Lachlan Puyol with our Aussie college wrap chatting to Catherine Aulia and James Newton and Aussie tennis coach in the USA Tom Downs, plus a Tennis VIC State Grade Wrap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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2024 E15: Tour Wrap, Mailbag, TV State Grade, Jin Woodman

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the Madrid Open and the rest of the tour results including our Aussie trophy winners. The Mailbag had some interesting correspondence in it, Round 2 wrap from TV State Grade with special guests Chanchai Sookton-Eng (Fawkner) and Aidan Vaughan (Diggers Rest), 15 year old Wheelchair young gun Jin Woodman joined us from Turkey and how you can help support some young aspiring tennis players heading to the John Newcombe Tennis Academy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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2024 E14: 'Rafa' Madrid Open, TV State Grade, College, Tennis Disruption

Brett Phillips is back with another big show, with all the news around the ATP/WTA 1000 Madrid Open and the story of the week around Rafael Nadal. A recap of Tennis Victoria State Grade Round 1 with special guest Savannah James from MCC Glen Iris Valley, Lachlan Puyol brings us a college update joined by Aussies Alex Bulte and Eddie Winter and the future of tennis as we hear from some astute tennis minds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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2024 E13: Junior Nationals, Tour Wrap, TV State Grade, Padel

Brett Phillips is back with another big show chatting to the Australian 12U/14U Claycourt National Champions, a tour recap including Casper Ruud winning the biggest title of his career in Barcelona as we chat with ATP Courtside reporter Candy Reid and ATP Commentator Peter Odgers reflects on Jan Lennard Stuff maiden title in Munich. Brett speaks to Tony Moore from the Brisbane Times about what lies ahead for the Queensland Tennis Centre ahead of the 2032 Olympics Games, a Tennis Victoria State Grade preview featuring Ella Fitcher from Essendon and Lewis Miles from MCC Glen Iris is also on the show and Aussies C rocs captain Matt Barelle joins us from Spain to recap the Senior World Padel Championships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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2024 E12: Tour Wrap, Stephen Farrow, Finn Broadbent, Paul Vassalo

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest week on tour highlighted by the Monte Carlo Masters. Special guests on the show included Stephen Farrow - United Cup Tournament Director talking the topic of scheduling, Australian wheelchair athlete Finn Broadbent on the back of the Melbourne Wheelchair Classic and Director of Talent at Tennis Australia Paul Vassalo previewing the 12's/14's Claycourt Nationals in Canberra this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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2024 E11: Tour Wrap, Nick Lester, Nicole Pratt

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest week on tour, saluting the winners and dissecting the Aussies. Esteemed tennis commentator is in Monte Carlo for this weeks ATP Masters 1000. Australia's Billie Jean King Cup Coach Nicole Pratt previews this weeks qualifying tie vs. Mexico in Brisbane and we hear Storm Hunter who will spearhead the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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2024 E10: Miami Open & Tour Wrap, Paul Hanley, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the Miami Open with insights from Jannik Sinner, Grigor Dimitrov and Danielle Collins. Former world number 5 in doubles Paul Hanley joins the show, coach of Aussie Jacob Bradshaw who won his first pro singles title in Greece. Lachlan Puyol is back with the latest on the Aussies in College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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2024 E09: Miami Open, Future of Tennis, Doubles & College

Brett Phillips is back in the studio after three weeks in the Californian desert with the latest on the Miami Open, the latest of our Aussies on Tour, discussion continues on the future of the sport from 2026 and beyond, the future of doubles also on the agenda and could college tennis in the USA come to Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 5 seconds
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2024 E08: Indian Wells, Storm Hunter, Jagger Leach, Maya Joint

Brett Phillips is back with another big show for the third and final week from Indian Wells recapping another edition of the BNP Parinas Open. Special guests include Storm Hunter, Runner Up in the Womens Doubles Final, Lauren Mallon, Senior Director of Tennis and Pickleball at Fila, a major partner of the tournament and naming rights partner of the ITF J300 event held in the 2nd week. Brett also catches up with 16 year old Jagger Leach, son of former World Number 1 and Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport who was competing and away from Indian Wells, 17 year old Aussie Maya Joint joins the show on the back of winning her second ITF Pro Singles Title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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2024 E07: Inside Indian Wells, Rich Neher, Tom Fancutt, Jacob Bradshaw

Brett Phillips is back with another big show live from Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open. Special guests include Aussie players Alex de Minaur, Chris O'Connell and Thanasi Kokkinakis, along with Matt Reid (co-coach of Alex de Minaur), BJK Cup captain Sam Stosur, and Media and Marketing guru of Indian Wells Philippe Dore. Away from Indian Wells, Brett catches up with Rich Neher, Publisher of Tennis Club Business and Aussie players Tom Fancutt and Jacob Bradshaw playing on the ATP Challenger and ITF Tours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 5 seconds
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2024 E06: Paul Kilderry, Taylah Preston/Brad Dyer, Theoneste Karenzi, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show live from Indian Wells on the back of Alex de Minaur's win in Acapulco, catching up with Head of Professional Tennis at Tennis Australia Paul Kilderry, also 18 year old Taylah Preston, Australian womens tennis brightest prospect with her coach Brad Dyer, Theoneste Karenzi, President of the Rwanda Tennis Federation on the back of hosting their first ATP Challenger and Lachlan Puyol is back with our college segment catching up with a few of our Aussies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 27 seconds
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2024 E05: Jordan/Steve Thompson, Simon Alame, Candy Reid, Susie Grumley

Brett Phillips is back with another big show, chatting to the man of the week Jordan Thompson after winning his first ATP Tour title. His father Steve also jumps on for a chat. A wrap of all the other key on court tour news, plus a parents perspective with Simon Alame, father of 14 year old prospect Renee. Susie Grumley, manager of the Traralgon Tennis Association who are hosting two big weeks of ITF Pro Tennis has a chat. Tennis Commentator Candy Reid from Acapulco and Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters weigh into the Simona Halep saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 50 seconds
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2024 E04: AO Finals Question, Tour Wrap, TV Country Week

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest on tour, the Australian Open contemplating switching the womens and mens finals nights, a wrap of Tennis Victoria Country Week and all the other latest tennis news around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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2024 E03: Tour Wrap, Peter Johnston, TV Country Week, UTS, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with the latest honour roll of winners from the past week across the tours. In studio, Peter Johnston long time tennis administrator and a current tournament director talked global affairs - Saudi Arabia, Premium Tour concept, China, Davis Cup, ATP/WTA Media Coverage in Australia and about the way the game looks on court going forward. Tamatha Harding Interim CEO of Tennis Victoria gave us a Country Week Update, the latest on the Simona Halep situation, Universal Tennis Showdown and Melbourne's Alex Bulte lighting it up in college tennis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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2024 E02: Tour Wrap, Omar Jasika, Renee Alame, Jeremy Reeve, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest week on tour with special guests Omar Jasika (ATP Challenger Burnie Champion), Renee Alame (ITF J100 Brisbane Champion) Jeremy Reeve (Australian Open Stringer) and Lachlan Puyol (Play USA Podcast Host) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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2024 E01: Australian Open Recap

Brett Phillips is back with the first episode of The First Serve for 2024, our 16th year of presenting the only weekly dedicated tennis program on Australian commercial radio on the back of another Australian Open. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 59 seconds
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Australian Open 2024 Update | Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin on SENZ Mornings with Daniel McHardy (25/1/24)

Cracked Racquets Editor-in-Chief Alex Gruskin catches up with McHardy to update us on the latest news and results from the Australian Open, upcoming matches, finals tennis, NZ ice cream recommendations & ore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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Australian Open 2024 Update | Tennis Commentator Brett Phillips on SENZ Mornings with Daniel McHardy (24/1/24)

Tennis Commentator Brett Phillips catches up with McHardy to update us on the latest news and result from the Australian Open, Novak, Coco Gauff, upcoming matches & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202416 minutes, 54 seconds
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Australian Open 2024 Update | Freelance Tennis Journalist Simon Cambers on SENZ Mornings with Sam Hewat (18/1/24)

Freelance Tennis Journalist Simon Cambers catches up with Sam to update us on the latest news & results put of the Australian Open, upcoming matches, upsets, the next generation stars emerging & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202413 minutes, 44 seconds
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Australian Open Tennis Men's Draw Preview | Tennis Commentator Robbie Koenig on SENZ Summer Days with Stephen McIvor (12/1/24) (12/1/24)

Tennis Commentator Robbie Koenig catches up with McIvor to preview the Australian Open Men’s draw, field assembled, expectations & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202415 minutes, 12 seconds
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ASB Classic 2024 Women's Draw | ASB Tournament Director Nicolas Lamperin on Mornings with Ian Smith (8/12/23)

ASB Tournament Director Nicolas Lamperin catches up with Smithy to talk about the upcoming tournament, the Women’s draw, the latest Wild Card entry of former US Open winner Emma Raducanu & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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2023 E41: Davis Cup, Matthew Romios, Nadal Academy, College

Brett Phillips presents the final show for 2023, a big 3 hour edition wrapping up the Davis Cup as Australia finish runner up to Italy in the final. Joining Brett In the studio was Matthew Romios, the 24 year old Melburnian coming off his best year on the doubles circuit, Kooyong Classic Tournament Director Peter Johnstone jumped on to update us on January's tournament, John Paci from POWA tennis filled us in on the Rafael Nadal Academy Clinic visits to Australia, our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol featured popular tennis commentator Rob Koenig and we finished the show going inside our podcast library featuring 'The Grind' discussing wildcards ahead of the Aussie summer, 'Padel Pow Wow' looking at the 2024 calendar 'Tennis in QLD' featuring new Tennis QLD CEO Kim Kachel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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2023 E40: Djokovic, TV Premier League, College, Wheelchair, Kylie Moulds

Brett Phillips is back with an abbrieviated edition of the show due to the AFL Draft taking place on SEN recapping the Novak Djokovic ATP World Tour Finals win, catching up with Tennis Victoria CEO Adam Crameri wrapping up the Premier League Grand Finals. Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment with special guest Johnny Parks at the University of South Carolina and we delve into The First Serve podcast library with 'The Push' chatting with Daniel O'Neill from Tennis Australia about the Aussie summer of wheelchair tennis ahead and 'Aussies Only' chatting with former pro turned coach, who is doing a PHD into coaching, Kylie Moulds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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2023 E39: Tour Wrap, Daniel O'Neil, Kerryn Pratt, Premier League, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with the latest on the ATP Finals, a wrap of the BJK Cup Finals and all the other on court action across the tours. Tournament Director of the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Championships Daniel O'Neil joined as did President of the International Tennis Club of Australia Kerryn Pratt. Tennis Victoria Premier League Wrap and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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2023 E38: Tour Wrap, Alicia Molik, Michael Logarzo, College, Tom Downs

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with the latest on court news across all the tours highlighted by the WTA Finals and the ATP 1000 Paris Masters. Aussie Billie Jean King Cup Captain Alicia Molik joins the show ahead of her final campaign in charge this week. Co-Host of our Junior Journey podcast Michael Logarzo previews the latest episode. Co Host of our Padel Pow Wow podcast Matt Levey updates us on Padel in Australia and Pickleballs presence. Lachlan Puyol has our college segment with University of Oregon coach Nils Schyllander, Tennis Victoria Premier League preview with MCC Glenn Iris Aaron Addison and Australian Tennis Coach Tom Downs based in the US, jumps on for a chat to share some great insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 19 seconds
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2023 E37: Tour Wrap, Lawrence Robertson, Cole Smith, Matthew Burton

Brett Phillips is back with another big show recapping the latest action on the ATP/WTA Tour, Challenger and ITF Tours. Special guest in studio was Lawrence Robertson, Director of Pathways and Tennis Services at Tennis Australia to talk through the domestic tennis scene in Australia. Cole Smith, Coach of Max Purcell also joined the show ahead of his opening round match at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris, and our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol features WA's Matthew Burton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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2023 E36: Tour Wrap, United Cup, Elijah Dikkenberg, Garry Cahill, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest on court action of the past week highlighted by the Japan Open and American star Ben Shelton winning his first ATP Title and Aussie pair Max Purcell and Rinky Hijikata saluting in the doubles. Tournament Director of the United Cup Stephen Farrow joined the show on the back of the Groups and Venues being named, young Aussie Elijah Dikkenberg took us inside his first ITF junior singles title win in Fiji. Irish Tennis coach Garry Cahill talked us through a PHD associated with decisions parents make in performance tennis that he completed. Competitions Co-ordinator at Tennis Victoria Sean Spralja previewed Premier League season and Lachlan Puyol was back with our weekly college segment with special guest James Newtown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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2023 E35: Nick Lester, AATC, Peter Johnston, Dale Roberts, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the Pro Tours, chatting to leading tennis commentator Nick Lester at the Shanghai Masters, Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches CEO Lynton Joseph was in studio, Tournament Director Peter Johnston joined re the cancellation of the Tel Aviv Open, First Serve writer Dale Roberts jumped on regarding his feature on rising ausie Philip Sekulic and our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol speaks to Casey Hoole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 28 seconds
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2023 E34: Tour, 'Australia's Open' Raphael Savelli, Viv Christie, College, Tennis West

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest on tour in Beijing with another title to Iga Swiatek, plus the Aussie latest. 'Australia's Open' Director Ili Bare reflects on the documenatry coming out in cinemas this week around the history of the Australian Open. Australian Nationals 12's Junior Hardcourt Championships boys singles champion Raphael Savelli joined the show. Australian Tennis Magazine Editor Vivienne Christie is at the ATP 1000 Shanghai Masters entering its 2nd week, Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment and the latest in the ongoing saga of axed Tennis West CEO Brett Patten plus all the other tennis news of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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2023 E33: Latest on Tour, David Wagner, David Macpherson, Tony Pi, Eddie Winter

Brett Phillips is back with another big show reflecting on the latest on tour around the globe plus all the news at home in Australia. We also showcase our First Serve Podcast library featuring World Number 3 Quad Wheelchair player David Wagner on our dedicated wheelchair tennis podcast 'The Push', David Macpherson from Launceston to coaching the Bryan Brothers and John Isner on our 'Tassie Talk' podcast and Tony Pi, head coach of Padel Gold Coast on our 'Padel Pow Wow' Podcast. Our weekly college segment this episode with Lachlan Puyol catches up with Eddie Winter at Pepperdine University in California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 26 seconds
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2023 E32: Tour Wrap, Laver Cup, Mailbag, Capra Series, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the latest on the WTA Tour, including Storm Hunter's elevation to World Number 2 in the doubles rankings. Peter Johnston, Tournament Director of the ATP 250 Zhuhai previews the new Tuesday Night 'Final' concept. A look back at the sixth edition of the Laver Cup, your correspondence in the mailbag, Steven Merker - Head Coach of Pioneer Tennis in Mackay takes us inside the Capra Series and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly College segment with special guest Alison Ojeda, Head Women's Coach at the University of Tennessee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds
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2023 E31: Davis Cup, Marc Polmans, Padel, Derek Pham, Newks23 Trip

Brett Phillips is back with another big show live from Crown Casino in Melbourne. On the menu, Australia's Davis Cup success in Manchester to see it qualify for the last 8 in Malaga in November, but also the fall out of the small crowd in neutral venues. Marc Polmans joins the show from Zhuhai, after his ATP Challenger Runner Up in China, Matt Barelle with an Australian Padel Tour Update. We go inside the 2023 Newks Trip for a group of young Aussies to John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch in Texas plus our College segment with Lachlan Puyol catching up with Derek Pham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 37 seconds
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2023 E30: US Open Wrap, Tennis West CEO sacking, Rinky Hijikata

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the US Open hearing from the winners and award winning journalist Courtney Walsh on the ground in New York. Also the latest on Tennis West CEO Brett Patten's sacking and our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol catching up with Rinky Hijikata plus all the other tennis news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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2023 E29: US Open, Fawkner TC, College, Tennis West CEO sacking

Brett Phillips is back with another show midway through the US Open with our correspondents on the ground in New York - Courtney Walsh and Dave Worsley. Jelena Ostapenko and Ben Shelton we hear from after their big wins to secure a place in the quarter finals. Away from Flushing Meadows, Tennis Victoria State Grade Champions Fawkner Tennis Club were represented in the studio by Chanchai Sookton-Eng and Marlino Pasqual. Connor Joyce with the latest news, SEN WA Commentator Peter Vlahos takes us inside the sacking of Tennis West CEO Brett Patten and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment with Enzo Aguiard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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US Open Update | SEN Tennis Commentator Brett Phillips on Mornings with Ian Smith (29/8/23)

SEN Tennis Commentator Brett Phillips catches up with Louis to update us on the latest news, results & drama from the US Open including his favourites, conditions, expectations & more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202312 minutes, 46 seconds
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2023 E28: Alex de Minaur, State Grade, College, PTPA's Ahmad Nassar

Brett Phillips is back with a big US Open Preview show with feature guest, Aussie Number 1 Alex de Minaur. Tennis reporters Courtney Walsh and Dave Worsley are on the ground in New York in the build up to Day 1. Away from New York, Connor Joyce with the latest tennis news, a Tennis Victoria State Grade semi final wrap, our regular college segment with Lachlan Puyol and special guest Craig O'Shannessy and Part 2 of our chat with PTPA (Pofessional Tennis Players Association) Executive Director Ahmad Nassar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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2023 E27: Cincinnati. Yonex, PTPA, College

Brett Phillips is back in the chair with a full wrap of an incredible Masters 1000 Cincinnati final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. The Yonex team in Australia of Robert Jordan and Athan Georgaklis are in the studio to take us inside one of the sports leading racquet manufacturers. The Tennis Victoria State Grade segment features Miranda Poile from Grace Park after they reached the finals. Our Feature chat is with Executive Director of the Professional Tennis Players Association Ahmad Nasaar, Connor Joyce is along with the other tennis news of the week and our regular college segment with Lachlan Puyol featured Geelong's Amy Stevens taking us inside her college journey so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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2023 E26: Peter Johnston in the studio, Tour Wrap, State Grade, College

Jordan Kounelis and Courtney Walsh host this weeks edition of The First Serve, wrapping up all the winners and the Aussies on the ATP/WTA/Challenger/ITF tours. Peter Johnston joins Jordan and Courtney in the studio to provide insight into his role as current ATP 250 Tournament Director, Zhuhai China in September, and Kooyong Classic Tournament Director in January. Our special guest on our weekly Tennis Victoria State Grade segment - Tom Patton from the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Our Weekly college segment was back with Lachlan Puyol with special guests Jeremy Jin & Jeremy Zhang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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Match of My Career - S01 E07 | Rameez Junaid

Welcome to Match of My Career Episode 7 as host Todd Scoullar sits down with former Australian pro Rameez Junaid, who takes us back to 2019 when he played at Wimbledon for the first time and a memorable 2nd round match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202329 minutes, 2 seconds
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Crunching the Numbers - S03 E07

Welcome to Episode 7 for 2023 with co-hosts Stephen Huss and Chris Tontz, who catch up with Jim Thompson, Head Coach of Virginia Tech taking an inside look at some US college numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202327 minutes
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2023 E25: Winners/News, State Grade, KLTC Foundation, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up all the winners and the Aussies on the ATP/WTA/Challenger/ITF tours. Connor Joyce from thefirstserve.com.au joined the show with the latest off court news. Our special guest on our weekly Tennis Victoria State Grade segment was top of the table Fawkner Park's Chanchai Sookton-Eng. Peter Carew, Chairman of the Kooyong Foundation supporting young Aussie players outlined the assistance they give. Our Weekly college segment was back with Lachlan Puyol with special guest Kenny Thorne, Head oach at Georgia Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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2023 E24: Wimbledon, James Watt, Manny Diaz, Zane Stevens

Brett Phillips is back with another big show recapping Wimbledon with tennis journalist Courtney Walsh on the ground in London. Kiwi James Watt on debut for Grace Park in State Grade joined us, our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol featured special guest Manny Diaz, long time head coach at the University of Georgia, 17 year old Zane Stevens jumped on the show after winning his first ITF Junior singles title, the J60 on the Gold Coast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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2023 E23: Wimbledon, State Grade, ITF J60, College, Crunching The Numbers

Brett Phillips is back with another show as Wimbledon turns the page into the 2nd week. Reporters Courtney Walsh and Josh Heriot join from the grounds of SW`19. Aside from all the action of the third major, our usual Tennis Victoria State Grade segment with special guest Kate Smith from Harkaway TC, Ryan Kebblewhite Lead Junior Performance Tennis Coach at KDV Sport wrapped up the ITF J60, Lachlan Puyol back with our college segment with special guest Stephen Huss and Stephen and Chris Tontz bring you a special Wimbledon edition of our dedicated podcast Crunching the Numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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2023 E22: John Millman, Jeremy Reeve, Rick Macci, Connor Thomson

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show on Day 1 of Wimbledon. Injured Aussie John Millman who has played seven main draws at SW19 previews the fortnight, reporters Courtney Walsh and Josh Heriot are on the ground. Making his Wimbledon debut, Aussie stringer Jeremy Reeve from Melbourne joins the show and legendary US Coach Rick Macci shares his thoughts on Novak Djokovic and AI Technology. Away from Wimbledon 15 year old Kimiko Cooper from NSW is a special guest after her success at the Australian Teams Championships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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The SA Scene: S02 E05

Host Bevan Jones is back with another episode of The SA Scene, going inside the South Australian tennis community each month, for this edition catching up with promising junior Tom Nettle and his father/coach Shane, former pro player now coach Brod Dyke and from his riverland roots to the ATP Tour - Luke Saville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202335 minutes, 57 seconds
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2023 E21: Tour Wrap, Wimbledon Qualifying, Latest News

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with the latest Tour Wrap, checking in on Day 1 Wimbledon qualifying with Courtney Walsh, Ric Curnow - Founder of the Tennis Neutral App, the latest Tennis Vic State Grade update with guest Will Ma from North Ringwood TC, Frankie Soyer - Tournament Director of the Australian Team Championships on the Gold Coast, Brigette McGuire - President of the Womens Tennis Foundation and our weekly College segment with Lachlan Puyol with guests Adam Walton and Steve Baldas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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2023 E20: Tour Wrap, State Grade, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up all the tour action from the last week, including the latest with the Aussies. Our weekly Tennis Victoria State Grade segment and College segment also feature along with all the latest tennis news around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 34 seconds
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2023 E19: Roland Garros Wrap Up, State Grade, College Wrap.

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up the 2023 French Open, along with our weekly Tennis Victoria State Grade segment and College segment with Lachlan Puyol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 14 seconds
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Crunching the Numbers - S03 E05

Welcome to Episode 5 for 2023 with co hosts Stephen Huss and Chris Tontz, who catch up during the first week of the French Open. Their hot topic for this episode is 2nd serves and the myth that your only as good as your 2nd serve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202327 minutes, 8 seconds
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2023 E18: Roland Garros, State Grade, Taylah Preston, Aleks Vukic

Brett Phillips is back with another big show with co host Betty Sekulovski crossing over to Roland Garros with updates from award winning journalist Courtney Walsh and former Australian tennis great Mark Woodforde. Our Tennis Victoria State grade segment features Aaron Leeder Chard from Royal South Yarra, 17 year old Taylah Preston joins after winning her first pro singles title and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment with special guest Aussie Aleks Vukic who went to Illinois and just 2 weeks ago cracked the top 100 for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 8 seconds
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French Open Update for Stan Sport (05/06/23)

Roland-Garos 2023. Every Match. Ad-free. Four Courts in 4k UHD. Live & on Demand. The Home of Grand Slam Tennis, Stan Sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20232 minutes, 2 seconds
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2023 E17: Roland Garros, State Grade, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show on Day 1 of Roland Garros with our team of reporters on the ground - Duncan McKenzie McHarg, Courtney Walsh and Roddy Reynolds chatting all things French Open. Our Tennis Victoria State Grade segment catches up with Beaumaris Lawn TC Team Captain Charlotte Barthomeusz and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly college segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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French Open Update with Duncan McKenzie-McHarg for Stan Sport (29/05/23)

Roland-Garos is now streaming on Stan Sport. Every match. Ad-free. Four courts in 4K Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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2023 E16: Italian Open, Rohan Williams, Chris Clarey, State Grade, Padel, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode wrapping up the two weeks of the Italian Open and other key results around the tour. Rohan Williams, coach of Alex Bolt joined the show from Roland Garros qualifying. Esteemed New York Times Journalist Christopher Clarey jumped on to chat Rafael Nadal and a pending autobiography on the 14 time French Open champion to come out in 2024. Tennis Victoria State Grade, Australian Padel Tour and College are also on the menu amongst all the other tennis news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 57 seconds
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2023 E15: Italian Open, Tennis Neutral App, State Grade, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode in the middle of the Italian Open, chatting with long time Italian tennis journalist Ubaldo Scanagatta. Also founder of the Tennis Neutral App Rick Curnow joined the show to address one aspect of UTR that no one really understands. Tennis Victoria State Grade wrap with special guest Belle Thompson, our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol checking in with the Aussies, a tribute to Australian tennis legend Owen Davidson and all the tennis news floating around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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2023 E14: Madrid Open, Nick Lester, State Grade, Junior Wrap, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big show wrapping up a big fortnight in Madrid with leading tennis commentator Nick Lester, a wrap of the Aussies around the world, the latest in Tennis Victoria State Grade, Tennis Australia Director of Talent Paul Vassalo joined to wrap the 12's and 14's Claycourt Nationals, a look back at the ITF J100's in Canberra and Mornington with Frances Soyer and our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol with an update of the Aussies and special guest, long time Stanford college coach Dick Gould Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 10 seconds
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2023 E13: Rick Macci, Latest on Tour, Peter Johnson, ITL, Seniors, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode of the show, joined by co host Courtney Walsh. The latest on tour with the Madrid Open and the Aussies around the globe. Feature guest: Legendary American coach Rick Macci, coach of five world number 1's including the Williams sisters. Peter Johnson Tournament Director of the ATP 250 Zhuhai on tennis returning to China. The latest on Tennis Victoria State Grade, an introduction to the Independant Tennis League in NSW, a wrap of Seniors action so far in 2023 and our weekly college segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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2023 E12: Tour Wrap, TV Pennant, College Segment

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode of the show on the back of Andrey Rublev winning the Monte Carlo Masters, a preview of the upcoming Tennis Victoria State Grade Pennant season, an insight into the Ashley Cooper Open Age Championships and Melbourne Wheelchair Classic, Tennis Australia Level 3 Coach Craig Christopher on coaching to compete and our weekly college segment with Lachlan Puyol and a special feature on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 43 seconds
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2023 E11: Tour Wrap, Kevin Hicks, Dayne Kelly, Ally Osborne, Ashley Fisher

Brett Phillips is back with another big show saluting all the winners on tour in the past week around the globe including the Aussie trophy winners. Guests included Kevin Hicks - President of Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club on the back of a big Easter weekend of tennis in Australia, Aussie pro Dayne Kelly after winning his 16th ITF singles title, fellow pro Ally Osborne on the ITF Player Panel regarding positive changes to the womens calendar for Q2 of the season and former pro Ashley Fisher as part of our College segment with host Lachlan Puyol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 21 seconds
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2023 E10: Miami, Lawrence Robertson. Charlie Camus, College.

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show recapping the Miami Open to round out the Sunshine double. Joining the show was Lawrence Robertson, Director of Game Development and Pathways at Tennis Australia to recap the first quarter of the year with the roll out of the new Competitive Play Calendar, along with 16 year old rising prospect Charlie Camus and our aussie college segment with Lachlan Puyol catching up with JoshCharlton and JP Smith. Plus all the other tennis news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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2023 E09: Miami Open, Tennis Calendar, Dane Sweeny, Thomas Pavlekovich Smith & Ellen Perez

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show in the middle of the Miami Open, as we hear from Indian Wells winners Carlos Alcaraz and Elena Rybakina, who are in contention to claim the sunshine double. Also joining the show is thefirstserve.com.au writer Connor Joyce to talk through his article 'The Tennis Calendar' needs a shake up. The latest Australian Pro Tour ITF singles champion Dane Sweeny also joins the show after his Canberra 25K win. Lachlan Puyol is back with our college segment chatting to Thomas Pavlekovich Smith and Ellen Perez and all the other tennis news floating around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds
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2023 E08: Indian Wells, Priscilla Hon, Marc Polmans, Donna Kelso

Brett Phillips once again brings you the show from Indian Wells wrapping up another big tournament in Tennis Paradise hearing from singles champions Carlos Alcaraz and Elena Rybakina. Brett also sits down with Aussie Matthew Ebden after winning his first Masters 1000 title in the doubles. Also from Indian Wells, Brett sits down with long time WTA Supervisor Donna Kelso about her life on tour. Also joining the show, Canberra winners on the Australian Pro Tour Priscilla Hon and Marc Polmans and Lachlan Puyol is back with our weekly aussie college segment checking in with Chen Dong, Steffi Webb and reflecting with Peter Luczak about his time in college. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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2023 EO7: Indian Wells, Jarrad Bunt, Chris Tontz, Aleks Vukic, Matt Ebden

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode of the show from Indian Wells. Special guests on the ground include Jarrad Bunt (Coach of Jason Kubler) Chris Tontz (Coach of Claire Liu), Aleksandar Vukic and Matt Ebden. Tennis Victoria's Andrew Reynolds wrapped up the big Warrnambool Labour Day Tournament, Emily Smith, Tournament Director of the Canberra ITF 25's previewed the week ahead and Lachlan Puyol was with us again for our Aussie College wrap with special guests Josh Goffi, Head Coach at South Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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2023 E06: Indian Wells, Peter Luczak, Tom Fancutt, Christian Devlin, College Wrap

Brett Phillips is live from Indian Wells for this weeks show with a full preview to a big fortnight in Tennis Paradise, catching up with The Desert Sun's sports reporter Andrew John, also Alex de Minaur's coach Peter Luczak after his Acapulco title win, Swan Hill ITF 25K champion Tom Fancutt, Christian Devlin, President of Swan Hill Tennis Club on hosting an ITF event and Lachy Puyol is back with our Aussie college wrap with special guest Oliver Good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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Padel Pow Wow S01 E01

Padel Pow Wow is hosted by Matt Levey, Game4Padel in Melbourne and Matt Barrelle, the ‘Godfather’ of Padel in Australia and inaugural President of the Australian Padel Federation.  The guys each month go inside the world of Padel in Australia and globally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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2023 E05: Women's Tennis, Tristan Schoolkate, College Wrap, 135 Tennis Analytics

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode of the show wrapping up the big bunch of Aussie winners over the weekend led by Max Purcell going back to back on the ATP Challenger Tour. Melbourne trio Taylor Briffa and Ella & Maggie Fitcher were in studio fresh off playing the Pat Cash Cup and chatting about their tennis journey. Swan Hill ITF singles champion Tristan Schoolkate chatted to us, our college wrap and we profiled Australian based 135 Tennis Analytics partnership with Tennis Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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2023 E04: Tour Wrap, Heath Davidson, College Wrap

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show wrapping up a big week on tour with Iga Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz returning in style and two Australian Challenger wins to Thanasi Kokkinakis and Max Purcell. In studio was Tim Connolly, Manager of Hume Tennis & Community Centre joined by Australia's No 1 ranked quad wheelchair player, current world number three Heath Davidson to reflefct back on a big January and the big picture of wheelchair tennis. Lachlan Puyol also joined the show with his weekly aussie college wrap catching up with Kody Pearson and Connor Di Marco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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2023 E03: Tour Wrap, Kim Birrell, Matthew Dellavedova, Emmy Mugisha

Brett Phillips is back with another big edition of the show wrapping up another big week on tour with the highlight being the breakout win of Yibing Wu of China. Kimberly Birrell joined the show from Orlando after her biggest win taking out the ITF 60K. Tennis Victoria Country Week Tournament Director Andy Reynolds joined. Australian tennis player Matthew Dellavedova was our studio guest with a very revealing insight into his tennis life. Rwandan Emmy Mugisha shared his tennis dreams with us and Lachy Puyol with his weekly US College update, focusing on the Aussies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 4 seconds
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2023 E02: Davis Cup, Rinky Hijikata, Storm Hunter, VIC State Grade, College

Brett Phillips is back with another big episode taking your calls and texts, reflecting on the Davis Cup Qualifiers and a full tour wrap, catching up with Rinky Hijikata and Storm Hunter after lifting the Burnie International trophies. Paul Aiken jumped on the show to talk about the return of State Grade tennis in Victoria, Lachy Puyol in the US wrapping up the Aussies in college this week and we projected forward what the performance benchmark should be for the Aussies on tour in 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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2023 E01: AO Wrap, Competitive Play, Wildcards, Padel, College

Brett Phillips is back with the first episode of The First Serve for 2023 reflecting on the Australian Open, going inside Team Sabalenka with Data Analyst Shane Liyanage, an update on the new Competitive Play Calendar with Tennis Australia's Lawrence Robertson, Head of Game Development and Pathways, First Serve writer Roddy Reynolds on his piece 'Whats the deal with Wildcards' Matt Barelle, President of the Australian Padel Federation on the inaugural Australian Padel Open and host of our Play USA podcast Lachlan Puyol with the latest news about our Aussies in college catching up with Casey Hoole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 13 seconds
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2022 E45: Davis Cup, AATC & Voyager Tennis, Stephen Huss, Peter Johnston

Brett Phillips is back with the final edition of the show for 2022, looking ahead to the Davis Cup Final between Australia and Canada. A round table coaching discussion featuring AATC CEO Lynton Joseph & Professional Pathways Manager Michael Robertson along with Voyager Tennis Director of Coach Development Ryan Henry. 2005 Wimbledon champion Stephen Huss also joined the show to reflect on 2022 and Tournament Director of the Kooyong Classic Peter Johnston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202259 minutes, 31 seconds
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The SA Scene - S01 E06 Debbie Sterrey

Welcome to the sixth episode of The SA Scene, hosted by Bevan Jones, going inside the South Australian tennis community each month. In this edition, Bevan catches up Tennis SA CEO Debbie Sterrey about her role and also of General Manager of the upcoming back to back Adelaide Internationals in January at 'The Drive' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202213 minutes, 40 seconds