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The Functional Tennis Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 239 episodes, 6 days, 6 hours, 4 minutes
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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews with players, coaches, trainers and experts working at the highest level of tennis.
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WTA No. 63 Diane Parry

Mini episode this week with current WTA number 63 Diane Parry.I met Diane at the Asics Rally for Your Mind event in central Paris. We discussed:Playing in Paris as ParisianHer 1 handed backhandAdvice for parents/playersThe best advice she has receivedLouis Rouach who runs event activations for Asics also tells us about the Rally for Your Mind event.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/4/202410 minutes, 22 seconds
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Coach Life - Lessons from the junioe coaches of todays top pros

Today I chat with former pro and entrepreneur Peter Clarke.Peter was a fiery Irish promising tennis who quickly reached an ATP ranking of 229. Retiring quite young today, he got into coaching and soon after set up multiple successful businesses. He talks about growing up in Australia, his tennis days, some good anecdotes and his most recent project is called Coach Life, an online video platform. He chased down coaches worldwide for the past 12 months who worked with today's top players when they were juniors to learn their coaching methods in those early days. Currently, there are over 350 videos to learn from and I haven't watched them all but those I have, I found exceptional. On the platform are the junior coaches of Iga Swiatek, Nick Kyrgios, Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz, Genie Bouchard, Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Pete Sampras, Francis Tiafoe, Pat Rafter, Denis Shapovalov and many more. Each month a new coach will be added to the platform. And it's not all on-court coaching, there is also fitness, nutrition, mental and more.Check it out here with a free 7-day trial.EnjoyFabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/29/202434 minutes, 54 seconds
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Coach Andrea Ramundo - Junior Tennis, Italian Tennis Federation and working for your mentor for free

I chatted to Italian coach Andrea Ramundo who I met at the IMG Future Stars Event.Andrea works with promising Italian Juniors, Ilary Pistola, Tommaso Panto and Pietro Marinelli.We discussCoaching JourneyItalian Tennis FederationWhat he learned at the IMG Future Stars EventWorking for free for 1 year with his mentor Jofre PortaMember of Team Asics AcademyAndrea is super nice with some nice insights.Hope you enjoyFabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/15/202429 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tennis is Hard - High Level Junior Tennis at IMG Future Stars 2024

I'm just back from the IMG Future Stars event in Greece where I saw some of the world's best 12 years in action.Last year I did a special episode on 14 things that make these kids special, this year I decided to change it up and better understand the journey these kids are on. What stood out is how hard it is, you probably already know this but I found it interesting speaking to the parents and coaches about this.I've put together some of my learnings in this rare solo episode.If you are a parent this is an episode for you. I hope you find it useful.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social MediaInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/2/202419 minutes, 38 seconds
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Peter Hemanns - Asics Tennis Product Manager

This week I caught up with Peter Hemanns, the tennis product manager at Asics. Peter tells us aboutHis RoleWhat's new with my favourite shoe the Solution Speed 3If any updates on the Resolution and Court FFDid he know about Dimitrov wearing AsicsTechnology in their clothesThe Asics Paris and London HouseIf you are a listener to the shoe you know that Asics are our sponsors and it was a great opportunity to learn more about Asics and Peter.I hope you enjoy itFabioThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/24/202431 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Throwback] 14 things I learned watching the worlds best under 12's

In a few days, I'm off to Greece for the IMG Future Stars which brings together 48 of the World's best boys and girls along with their parents and coaches. I get to spend the week with them observing, learning and interacting with them. We've many new listeners and this was one of our top episodes into 2023 so I thought this was a timely episode to bring back up.I hope you enjoy it and if you've heard it before it's a good refresher.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/16/202417 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dad of Cam Norrie, David Norrie [Ep.223]

I am excited to have David Norrie on the show this week talking to guest host Dave O'Hare.David is the Dad of British number 1 and career-high ATP no.8 Cam Norrie.David chats about :The early days in New ZealandBuilding characterBeing a tennis parent is not easyNot specialising too earlyand more.I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/10/202448 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Art of Coaching with Brad Stine [Ep.222]

Coaching great Brad Stine joins guest host Dave O'Hare on this week's episode.Brad Stine is the current coach of US Number 1 Tommy Paul and has worked with greats such as Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, Kevin Anderson and more.He chats about:The imposter syndrome as a young coachYou can't Bullsh*t tennis playersBe the best at teaching fundamentalsStop playing to the stats Coaching is an art form, not a scienceAnd much more.It's one of my favourite episodes and is required listening for all Functional Tennis Fans.Hope you enjoyFabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/3/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tennis is difficult with Freddie Nielsen and guest host Coach Dave O’Hare

The title says it all, Tennis is difficult. Guest host Dave O'Hare kicks off his first-ever episodes as a host with Freddie Nielsen. Freddie is a former pro from Denamk, a Wimbledon doubles champ and the current Danish Davis Cup Captain.It’s a great discussion with thoughts on compassion, anger, perfection, acceptance, competing, disagreeing and more.It's a bit different to my usual conversations but its great to see 2 experienced tennis people chatting with plenty of lessons to learn.I hope you enjoy itFabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/27/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dave O’Hare, ATP Doubles Coach and our new guest host

This week former guest Dave O’Hare is back on the show.Dave will be guest hosting a few episodes of the Functional Tennis Podcast and I ask him who he has lined up. We also chat aboutEmpty locker roomsBeen process drivenThe current ball situationsHis thoughts on making doubles betterand more.I hope you enjoy the chat.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/20/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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Joel Schwarzler, Current Boys World Number 1 Junior

Today I chat with the current world number 1 junior Joel Schwarzler. Joel is from Austria with a South African mother and is transitioning to the pro tour.We chat about:Early days playing tennisDislike of his parents watching his matchesAustrian inspirationsHis coach, former pro Jurgen MelzerJunior versus pro tourHis 1st ATP PointAdvice for other juniorsI hope you enjoy the chatFabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/13/202420 minutes, 49 seconds
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Life as a 15 year old top 10 ITF with Tyra Grant

This week I speak to 15-year-old Tyra Grant, who is a top 10 ITF Junior.We previously had her mam, Cinzia Giovinco on the show as well as her coach Tom Gutteridge.Tyra is a mature hard-hitting 15-year-old. We chat aboutWhat it feels like to be a top 10 juniorWhat is hard work to herLiving away from her familyHer competitive natureAdvice for other JuniorsPlayers to watch out for in the futureI hope you enjoy the show.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/27/202422 minutes, 34 seconds
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THE PARENT-COACH RELATIONSHIP WITH BRANKA AVROMOVSKI

In this episode, join me with Branka Avromovski the father of rising star Damien Avromovski (aka 'Nana') from Bulgaria. We talk things junior tennis from coaching, rackets and, tournament play. Hope you enjoy the episode,Fabio.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastMentioned in this episode:Asics Tennis WebinarReserve your spot now for February 1st as well as secure 30 days of access to the contenthttps://asicstennisacademy.coachtube.com/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/30/202444 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Easy decision to play College Tennis with Brandon Holt

Kicking off 2024 is Brandon Holt, a former All-American with a career-high ATP 180.Brandon has a huge US Open in 2022 getting through qualifiers and then taking down US Number 1 Taylor Fritz. Brandon is also the son of former Number 1 and 3 times slam champ Tracey Austin.We chatEasy decision to play college tennisBenefits of College tennis2022 US OpenStriking with the SaberInspirations from my mamAdvice for JuniorsI hope you enjoy the episode.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/22/202438 minutes, 35 seconds
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Former ATP No.32 Pablo Andújar [Ep.215]

This week for our final episode of the year we have an in-depth chat with Pablo Andújar. Last week he was on the show along with Kenneth Carlsen advising junior players. Today there is more advice and stories throughout his career.I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 to give more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/27/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Important Lessons for Juniors with Pablo Andujar and Kenneth Carlsson [Ep.214]

Last week I got to spend the week at the Tecnifibre junior training camp in Valencia. Tecnibifre brought 5 of their juniors running from 11-16 years of age along with their parents and coaches for a week-long training camp. Their objective for to push the players outside their comfort zone on and off the court as well as give them advice which will be invaluable in their junior career. Tecnifibre wants to help these players as much as possible make the transition to the senior game.Leading the on-court sessions was former world number 32 Pablo Andujar and there also was former world number 41 Kenneth Carlsson who was there as a coach with a player. Both were so nice, full of advice, open to any questions and told great stories of life as a junior and on the tour.This episode is them talking about their experience as a Junior, lessons they learned, advice for the juniors and the 5 juniors who got to ask them a question.You could say this is an unplanned episode but the advice was so good I felt it had to be shared.I hope you enjoy it.FabioPs. We had Kenneth on the podcast before and tap here if you want to know more about himThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/18/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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Pere Riba, former ATP #65 on coaching Coco Gauff to the US Open title [Ep. 213]

This week on the podcast I speak with former world no. 65 and coach of Coco Gauff when she won the US Open title in 2023. We discuss: His pro careerDecision to retire after a road accidentTransition to coachingWorking with Coco Gauff and Brad GilbertAdvice for junior players todayI hope you enjoy! FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/7/202332 minutes, 41 seconds
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Benefits of college tennis with former NCAA Champ and ATP #63 Bradley Klahn [Ep. 212]

This week on the podcast I speak with former world no. 63 and NCAA Champion Bradley Klahn. We discuss: Advantages of college tennisHow he dealt with multiple injuries on tourDeciding to end his pro careerTransition from tennis to an office job How tennis prepares you for life aheadI hope you enjoy! FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/29/202346 minutes, 37 seconds
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Talking ATP Doubles with Rob Morgan, coach of Wimbledon Champion Wesley Koolhof [Ep. 211]

This week on the podcast I speak with top ATP doubles coach, Rob Morgan. Rob has coached players at the last 4 Nitto ATP Finals and is currently the main coach of world number 8 and Wimbledon Champion Wesley Koolhof. We discuss: Rob's learnings over the past 4 years as a top doubles coachHow he's improved as a coach in these past 4 yearsImportance of getting the player in the right mindset for matchesHow doubles has changed and where it's heading His tennis academy "M2 Performance Academy'Rob is a fountain of knowledge and even has some great advice for tennis parents at the end of the episode. His previous episode with me can be found here. We talk about his journey into tennis and the start of his coaching career. FabioThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/23/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Planning for peak performance with Matt Little, Andy Murray's S&C Coach

This week on the podcast I speak with Andy Murray's long-term S & C Coach, Matt Little. Matt works with Andy Murray to this day, alongside work for the LTA and his online conditioning programme (Contact Matt on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you would like to work with him)We discuss: Being prepared to back up your decisions as a coachRegular mobility and how older players can keep fit with busy work schedulesThe importance of setting aside training blocks for physical development of prosWhat is it when players “run out of steam”? The data of tennis players and how fan experience in tennis can be improvedSliding vs planting on a hard courtMatt is a great guy and a fountain of knowledge so I have no doubt you'll enjoy this one!His previous episode with me can be found here. We talk about how he got into the S&C world and combined it with tennis as well as working with Andy Murray and much more.FabioPre-order the Functional Tennis Saber Junior hereThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/7/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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Clive Brunskill, 40 years capturing and getting to know the world's best players

This week on the podcast I speak with 3 time International Tennis Photographer of the Year Clive Brunskill. Clive is one of the world’s best sports photographers who has been commissioned to shoot the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, David Beckham along with other celebrities Hugh Jackman, Beyonce and Britney Spears. We discuss: Differences between shooting in football and tennisFavourite tournaments to photograph atMost famous and notable photographsPhotographing the Big Four at the Laver cupHas the digital era made life as a photographer easier?Hope you enjoy hearing about tennis from behind this lens! FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/1/202344 minutes, 26 seconds
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Matt Terczynski, Hitting Partner of Hubi Hurkacz [Ep. 208]

This week on the podcast we have Matt Terczynski. Matt is a long time friend and permanent hitting partner of top 20 player Hubi Hurkacz. It was great speaking with Matt as he gives in depth insights into the life of a pro hitting partner, as well as some really useful advice for those players and parents who are starting out on their journey in elite tennis. Matt loves competing and managed to earn a spot in the Boss Open ATP 250 in Stuttgart last year, so he sure has the level to be playing with the top of the game. We discuss: Great start with Hubi as his hitting partnerWhy would a player have a hitting partnerThe mindset of Hubi HurkaczWhy it is important to feel stress in match situations instead of just practicing The key to being a hitting partner!Advice to players/parents on becoming great playersThis episode is awesome and Matt is a great guy so hope you enjoy!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/10/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kalin Davidov, The Father & Coach of Top Ambidextrous Junior Teo Davidov [Ep. 207]

This week on the podcast we have on another great tennis parent, Kalin Davidov. Kalin is the father of one of the world's best juniors Teo Davidov. Teo is an ambidextrous player. I was seriously impressed with Teo's skills and attitude when I saw him reach the semi finals of the IMG Future Stars event. We discuss: Kalin's background in pro sport coming from a volleyball career in Bulgaria His knowledge of meditation, yoga, nutrition, chinese medicine and tennisThe commitment he has made to coaching his son and how he can become a better coachThe reasons for wanting Teo to use both hands to play tennisHow Teo's game will cope with the men's gameThe importance of athleticism, olympic weightlifting and controlling the mindThere's so much to learn from this episode so I hope you enjoy it!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/3/202346 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jeff Drock, The Tennis Footwork Specialist [Ep. 206]

This week on the podcast we speak to a functional movement specialist who works specifically in tennis. He's helped to develop the movement of reigning US Open Champion Coco Gauff. Jeff Drock has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years. Originally, Jeff played college tennis at the University of North Florida where was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame! Jeff has worked as the Director of Sport Science at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida and in 2009, Jeff founded the Home Fitness Professionals Association that provides in-home and mobile fitness training business skills. In our chat, we talk about the following: The formidable Coco Gauff and her athleticism as a young teenager How Jeff got into specialising in tennis footwork and movement and how he actively improves tennis players’ movement Jeff shares his advice for young athletes and how they can improve their own fitness from various resources onlineHope you enjoy it!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/26/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kieron Vorster, The Physical trainer of Dan Evans & Sorana Cirstea [Ep.205]

In this week's episode, we jump into speaking to one of the most experienced physical trainers in our sport. I was lucky enough to speak to Kieron Vorster, the current physical trainer of Dan Evans, Liam Broady and Sorana Cirstea. Kieron has previously worked with Tim Henman, he's been the South African Davis Cup Captain and he's lead the Strength & Conditioning at the Qatar Tennis Federation. In our chat, we also cover ⬇️Dan Evans and his physical trainingSimilarities between Dan Evans & Tim HenmanWhy Djokovic's body is SO pureWhat's so impressive about Dan Evans The physical screening of junior tennis playersHope you enjoy it!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/19/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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Executing under pressure with Patrick Harding, performance coach of F1 Driver Alex Albon [Ep. 204]

Today I speak with Patrick Harding, long-time performance coach for F1 driver Alex Albon. Patrick spends 31 weeks a year with Alex has been working with him for six years. Patrick looks after all aspects of Alex's physical and mental performance. Look out for some similarities with tennis. There's lots of them!In our chat, we cover ⬇️Controlling boundaries with the athleteBuilding trust and relationshipsBeing focussed in intense momentsOptimising performance conditionsHow fit F1 drivers really areHope you enjoy it!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/31/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Educating tennis parents to optimize for success with Garry Cahill [Ep.203]

Today I speak with Gary Cahill, former Irish Davis Cup & Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup) captain as well as a previous High-Performance Director for Tennis Ireland. Gary is now the Performance Director and founder of Prodigy Tennis which provides high performance training programs to junior tennis players. Their mission is quite simple - to produce champions. In my chat with Gary, we discuss his recent research project at Dublin City University in which he looks into the journey of parents in tennis at various age groups. We discuss his findings at large in what is a really fascinating topic for any parents or coaches. This is a great chance you guys to also learn about all the different options open to junior tennis players and how to make the best decisions. FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastMentioned in this episode:New York Edition Saber now availableGet it here https://functionaltennis.com/newyorkThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/15/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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The gruelling journey to 4 Grand Slam titles - Timea Babos [Ep.202]

Today I speak to Timea Babos, a former doubles world No.1 and 4-time Grand Slam champion, as well as a former top 25 singles player. At a young age of 30, Timea tells us how her motivation and love for the game is as high as ever as she tries to move back up the rankings after injury.Timea speaks about growing up in a tennis family in her home country of Hungary and how her sister was a hugely talented player before her, having won the prestigious NCAA college tennis championships in the United States. She sheds light on her opportunity to train in and play for Great Britain when she was younger, as well as the challenges of coming from a smaller tennis nation when working her way up through the ITFs to the WTA Tour. And finally what I think you guys as listeners will find fascinating is how Timea deals with nerves, especially in the biggest stages of the sport at Grand Slams.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ball.This podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@functionaltennis YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/8/202342 minutes, 36 seconds
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Craig Boynton, coach of Hubert Hurkacz [Ep.201]

Today I speak to Craig Boynton, the coach of Hubert Hurkacz. I was lucky to meet Craig last year at the IMG Future Stars event in Greece as Hubie was playing in the exhibition match and also stayed on to train for a few days.Going into chat I didn’t know too much about Craig and I was intrigued to find out more about his early tennis and coaching career. He gets straight into it talking about stories of Pete Sampras and Jim Courier. He also talks about the type of coach he is and how he adapts to players he has worked with. He tells us about his relationship with Hubert, we touch on his match against Novak in the Wimbledon 1/4s and he ends by giving advice for our listeners who are tennis parents.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastMentioned in this episode:Personalise your Saber todayHead over to Functionaltennis.com/laser today to laser engrave your name into a saberThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/27/202349 minutes, 15 seconds
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[Job Fairy] CONTENT & MARKETING Freelancer needed

HiI am on the search for a Content and Marketing freelancer to help with this podcast. I thought this might be a good place to ask.You can get all the details here.If you know somebody who might be interested please share this with them.Thank youFabioThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/19/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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2002 Aussie Open Champ - Thomas Johannson [Ep.200]

Welcome to our 200th Episode. Today I chat with Former Australian Open winner and current coach of Sorana Cirstea, Thomas Johnsonson. Thomas gives us a look back at winning the Aus Open, what changed in his life afterwards, being forced to retire, his advice on the skills needed to be able to coach males and females, characteristics of top pros and a lot more.Hope you enjoy the episode.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastMentioned in this episode:Last chance to get a London Edition SaberCheck out the London saber at wwww.Functionaltennis.com/londonThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/18/202330 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dalibor Sirola, The Physical Trainer of Sascha Zverev [Ep.199]

It’s been a while since we had a top S&C trainer on the podcast so I’m excited to chat with Dalibor Sirola, the current S&C coach of Sasha Zverev.As well as working with Sascha, Dalibor is the head of S&C at the Piatti Tennis Centre. He has previously worked with Ljubic, Seppit, Milos, Jannik Sinner, Born Coric and Sharapova.We chat about his role at the Piatti Tennis Center, getting confidence back into Zverev, what differentiates the top players, testing players, strength levels, flywheel technology, touching on a development model for juniors and a lot more. Strength trainers are probably my favourite guests to talk to and this chat did not disappoint.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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Catchup with the Demon, Alex De Minaur [Ep.198]

Today I have a quick catchup with Queens Finalist and Current ATP number 17 Alex De Minaur. Alex was visiting the Asics House of Tennis located near Wimbledon carrying out some sponsor work and I got to quickly ask him a few questions in between his work.He tells me what high performance is for him, where the extra pop has come from in his serve this year, playing Alcaraz and he tells us his advice to be 1% better Every day.There are also 2 bonus questions in there.And if you enjoy it check out our original chat with Alex back in episode 83.EnjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/8/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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Umpiring over 5000 matches with Carlos Ramos [Ep.197]

This week I speak to renowned former chair umpire Carlos Ramos. Carlos has umpired over 5000 matches in a career of over 30 years. We chat about what life was like as an umpire on the road, umpiring all 4 slam finals and the Olympic finals. We also get into the umpire code of conduct, keeping focused in long matches, what he learned in umpiring over 5000 matches and I ask him, with all his experience watching the greats play coach, if could he be a tour coach.EnjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Cultivating Successful Athlete Sponsorships with Marina Caiazzo[Ep.196]

Today is the 5th and final part of our 5 part Asics mini-series which I recorded at the Asics house in Paris. And I chat with Marina Caiazzo, a global sports marketing expert.Marina is a former player who trained at the Bollitieri Academy with the likes of Tommy Haas and Anna Kournikova. Marina worked directly for Asics for 11 years and recently set up her own consultancy business, Sama Sports and is still heavily involved with Sports Marketing for Asics.She looks after the Asics' global sports strategy, deciding what players to work with, building long-term partnerships, characteristics she looks for in potential players. She played a big part in helping to convince the Asics board to get Novak on board when he was looking to switch from Adidas. She also gives advice for players looking for sponsorship and much more.If you are here looking to signup for the London Saber - Tap here.I hope you enjoy the episodeFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastMentioned in this episode:Join the London Saber WaitlistSignup to get early access to the launch of the limited edition London Saber. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/13/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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The stubborn Borna Coric [Ep.195]

Today is the 4th part of our 5-part Asics mini-series which I recorded while at the Asics house in Paris. And I chat to Borna Coric. Borna has recently had shoulder injuries but he is now back stronger than ever and looking extremely fit. I ask him about a characteristic that defines him, his non-negotiables, advice for parents and his advice on how to be 1% better every day.Hope you enjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/8/20239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Aiming for perfection but not expecting it - Belinda Bencic [Ep.194]

Today is the 3rd part of our 5 part Asics mini-series which I recorded while at the Asics house in Paris and I talk to Olympic champion Belinda Bencic.Belinda chats about her characteristic on the court, aiming for perfection but not expecting it, how to be 1% better every day and some advice for tennis parents. Hope you enjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/5/202311 minutes, 7 seconds
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The need to chill with Alex Molcan [Ep.193]

Today I chat with 25-year-old Slovak Alex Molcan. Alex is currently ranked in the top 80 and has a career-high of 36. He’s coached by Novak Djokovic’s former coach Marion Vadja (listen to Marian In episode 90). Alex tells us his main characteristic on the court, the importance of focus and intensity on the practice court as well as the need to chill.Hope you enjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/1/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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Secrets to returning to the Top 10 with 43 year old Rohan Bopanna [Ep.192]

Today I chat with an Asics athlete Rohan Bopanna. Rohan was one of our first-ever guests on the podcast 4 years ago, he’s one of the nicest guys, on the tour (that I’ve met) and this year at 43 years of age he has re-entered the top 10 with some great wins throughout the year with his partner Matt Ebden. Rohan tells me has no cartilage in his knees and how he has managed this as well as what has changed in his game physically and mentally that has him in great form.Enjoy!FabioPs. If you are here to find out the name of the Yoga, its called Iyengar yoga 😉Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/30/202322 minutes, 1 second
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Unleashing Marginal Gains: Asics' Rene Zandbergen on Revolutionizing Djokovic's Tennis Shoes[Ep.191]

This week I caught up with Rene Zandbergen. Rene has worked with our podcast sponsor Asics for 22 years helping develop shoes and working alongside the world's best athletes to help continually improve the Asics range of shoes.We talk about:His 22 years at Asics so farWorking with Novak to develop his latest shoes, the Court FF3The differences in the 3 top Asics tennis shoes, Resolution 9, Solution Speed FF2 and Court FF3Finding the right shoes for JuniorsUsing the correct sole for your playing surfaceSliding on hard courtsIt's a really insightful episode into Tennis Shoes and if you are like Novak and always looking for small areas to improve this episode is for you.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/23/202345 minutes, 29 seconds
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Balancing parenting & coaching your NEXTGEN child with Cinzia Giovinco [Ep.190]

This week on the podcast, I meet parent and coach Cinzia Giovinco. I met Cinzia during my week at the IMG Future Stars event in Athens, Greece. Cinzia is the parent to 11-year-old Tyson who was competing at the event. She is also the mother to US Billie Jean Cup player Tyra Grant.In our conversation, Cinzia explains how she manages to balance the involved role in her children’s careers with her own life.She also describes why parents are the most important influence on the development of junior players and how encouraging kids to have fun is the key to a long career.Hope you enjoy the insight into the parents of high-level Juniors.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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14 things I learned from the worlds best under-12 tennis players [Ep.189]

This week is a bit different to our usual weekly interviews. Recently I was away at the IMG Future Stars which features some of the best under 12's in the world. With an idea from a previous guest I decided to document what I find makes these great tennis kids so good. I was there for a full week and it wasn't a usual tournament where the players and team would leave early if beaten so I got a good chance to watch/learn and listen and gather my thoughts.These may not be new ideas but they are definitely a reminder of why these kids are so good.A big thanks to IMG for having me at the event and to the Tatoi Club in Athens for offering their beautiful facilities.I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber? Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/9/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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Coaching Magda Linette and in defence of in-game coaching with Mark Gellard

This week on the podcast, I speak to top tour coach Mark Gellard.In our conversation, Mark explains why players need to coach themselves during the game as well as giving a strong defence for on-the-court coaching.We also chat about Mark’s work with Magda and I ask him what the difference is between a top 100 player and a top twenty player.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/25/202347 minutes, 2 seconds
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Developing an elite mindset & the dreaded yips with Dr. Amanda Jane Napier Owens

This week on the podcast, I meet Amanda Jane Napier Owens - a leading sports and performance psychologist.In our conversation, we talk about how early we should introduce pressure into the training of tennis juniors, and how we go about doing this. I ask Amanda how to get players fired up before a big game and if this really improves performance.Dr. Owens gives some really fascinating insight into why anger isn’t effective in tennis, and we also discuss the science behind yips - and how players can stop it from happening to them.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sports and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/18/202349 minutes, 21 seconds
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Winning the Junior Wimbledon and facing pressure with Gianluigi Quinzi

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet coach and former player Gianluigi Quinzi.In our conversation, Gianluigi describes how mentally challenges, the media attention and pressure impacted the early part of his career.We also talk about Gianluigi’s work in the Piatti Tennis Center and I ask Gianluigi how difficult the transition from junior to pro can be.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/11/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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Making history and cracking the top 50 with Talon Griekspoor

This week on the podcast, I speak to Tallon Griekspoor.Tallon is a Dutch pro tennis player who has just reached a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 36.In our conversation, Tallon explains why the competitiveness he had with his brothers helped develop him into the player he is today.I also ask Tallon about his challenger performances in 2021And I ask Tallon what it was like to win his first ATP title, play Alcaraz and Sinner and much moreHope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/4/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tennis players vs. Football players and high performance with Andrea Bracaglia

This week on the podcast, I meet Human Movement & Sport Performance Specialist - Andrea Bracaglia.In our conversation, we talk about Andrea’s involvement in football and how he moved into the world of tennis. We chat about how andrea worls with his athletes, and Andrea explains why player development should come before short term success & results. I also ask Andrea who works harder - tennis or soccer players.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/28/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
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Training with Novak Djokovic & going pro with Jakub Menšík

This week on the podcast, I meet one of the top juniors from 2022 who has just recently turned pro - Jakub Mensik.In our conversation, Jakub tells us all about his famous 2022 Australian Open boys' singles final and what is was like to train with Novak Djokovic. I also ask Jakub about how he’s dealing with all the media attention and what the jump from junior to pro was like.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/21/202338 minutes, 7 seconds
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What makes a great player with Dr. Dario Novak

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet Dr. Dario Novak.In our conversation, Dario details what Donna Vekić and Borna Coric were like as juniors.I ask Dario about his work with Stan Wawrinka and Elena Rybakina.We also speak extensively about Dario’s research into what makes a tennis great.Hope you enjoy it,FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/14/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Testing yourself abroad and the Chinese game with Olivier Grignard

This week on the podcast, I meet Belgian coach Olivier Grignard.In our conversation, Olivier tells me how his tennis story began.Olivier also tells me about his coaching role in china, we discuss some of the cultural differences between juniors in Europe and juniors in Asia, and much much more.Hope you enjoy itFabioCarlos Rodriguez episode: https://www.functionaltennis.com/blogs/the-functional-tennis-podcast/carlos-rodriguez-former-coach-of-justine-henin-li-na-ep-143Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/7/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reality check with coach Johnny Parkes

This week on the podcast, I meet the current Lead National Coach with USTA Player Development - Johnny Parkes.In our conversation, Johnny explains why playing a young Nikoloz Basilashvili was a bit of a reality check. We also talk about Johnny’s role in the US setup, and what his biggest challenge was in his early coaching days.Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/28/202357 minutes, 2 seconds
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Influencing the Irish game with Peter Bothwell

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet former Northern Ireland player and now coach - Peter Bothwell.Peter was the first man from Northern Ireland to have an ATP world ranking in singles or doubles. He played in the Irish Davis Cup and he also won the Irish Open in 2018.In our conversation, Peter tells me about how his journey in tennis began, he also opens up about the decision to retire and why he always wanted to become a coach.Peter also tells me about his ‘non-negotiables’ and much more.Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/21/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coaching the Williams sisters and the path to greatness with Rick Macci

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet legendary coach - Rick Macci for a fantastic chat.In our conversation, Rick details his experience training Venus and Serena Williams when they were kids. Rick also shares the moment he was told they were making the film about the Williams sisters and their father King Richard - and what he felt like being portrayed on the big screen. Rick also gives some amazing advice for how players can recover from setbacks and much more.Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/14/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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From war to Wimbledon with Ivan Ljubičić

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet the former world no.3, Ivan Ljubičić.In our chat, Ivan opens up about the challenging circumstances he experienced growing up and how this lead to his tennis career, Ivan also tells me about the amazing academy he started in Losinj, Croatia, and what its like to coach Roger Federer.Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/7/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Building elite teams with Bill Eckstrom

On today’s episode, I meet online with Bill Eckstrom - CEO and founder of Ecsell Institute, the parent company of Ecsell Sports.In our chat, we discuss Bill fascinating new TedX Talk: “A New Way To Win: Re-defining the Student-Athlete Experience,” that puts forward the idea that the key to developing elite teams, in both sport & beyond, may be more down to developing strong relationships between team members rather than honing specific skills. Bill also gives his own tips for what makes a great coach and why, in his words, comfort can ‘ruin your life’.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/31/202339 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Tennis Tour Agency and coming back from injury with Matteo Tinelli

This week on Functional Tennis, I meet physical therapist and now founder of Tennis Tour Agency - Matteo Tinelli. Matteo was ATP-ranked back in 2017 and has since moved on into becoming a therapist for players and starting the Tennis Tour Agency.The TTA is an organisation that wants to make tennis more financially accessible for young players, and their families, by building a network of coaches and therapists.In today’s episode we deep dive into the genesis of the TTA & Matteo’s vision for it going forward. Matteo and I also discuss his early life in tennis, training with greats like Berrettini, and he also shares his advice on managing injury and the importance of prevention over recovery.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental well-being.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/24/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Art of coaching with Michael Logarzo

On this week’s episode, I meet Michael Logarzo to discuss the art of coaching with Michael Logarzo. Michael is a top tennis coach based in Australia and has worked with a range of players from juniors just beginning their tennis journey - to established tennis professionals like Zoe Hives.In our conversation, Michael explains why one of the keys to being a great coach is having a broad range of knowledge. We also discuss the best methods for motivating players and Michael shares some really interesting ways of keeping players engaged by making them more responsible for their own sessions.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/17/202339 minutes, 55 seconds
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ASICS Special in Marbella

This week on the Functional Tennis Podcast, I meet three top tennis pros at the ASICS event in Marbella.In the podcast I speak with WTA Top 60 Player Jasmine Paolini, British number 2 and WTA top 100 Harriot Dart, and I also meet 17-year-old Croatian tennis player Petra Marcinko.In my three chats, I ask all of them about the greatest challenge they have faced in their tennis career so far, all three give their tips for how to build discipline in your everyday life, and I quiz all three on how everyone can get 1% better everyday!Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballThis podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comTo learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/17/202332 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hi, I'm Fabio and I'm happy to announce new episodes of the Functional Tennis podcast with a slightly new format. I will continue to chat with the biggest hitters in tennis about the game but now I'll also be spotlighting how we all can get 1% better everyday!On the 17th of January, I'm serving you two episodes: An ASICS special recorded in Marbella where I talk to three top tennis players: Jasmine Paolini, Harriot Dart and Petra Marcinko. I'll also be releasing my interview with Michael Logarzo - Australian tennis coach - about the art of great coaching and how to motivate your players. Then on the 24th, I will be posting my conversation with private therapist and founder of the Tennis Tour Agency Matteo Tinelli about his exciting new business. I will be releasing new episodes every Tuesday and I'm really looking forward to the new year so we all can get 1% better everyday - together!Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballI’m happy to announce this podcast is sponsored by ASICS. ASICS is a Japanese company founded in 1949 with the purpose of giving more people the opportunity to experience how sport and movement can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. ASICS is an acronym  "Anima Sano in Corpore Sano", a Latin phrase meaning Sound Mind, Sound body. Today, the brand is still dedicated to that founding belief of demonstrating the positive effect sport and movement can have on our mental wellbeing all over the word.To learn more about ASICS visit their website here: https://www.asics.com/nl/en-nl/sports/tennis/Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/10/20232 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mental training and virtual reality with Sense Arena [Ep.171]

This week I do a deep dive into mental training and virtual reality with a new tool on the market called Sense Arena.We are also giving away a Sense Arena Kit and you can get the details here.I speak to 2 Sense Arena Ambassadors  Pavel Vizner (Former ATP doubles no.5) and Beau Treyz (ATP Coach) as well Yannick Yoshizawa.We chat about mental training in tennis, and what it means to Pavel and Beau. We then find out about Sense Arena, its advantages, how it can be used, scenarios it is used and how it can replicate real-world nerves.Yannick then gives us a breakdown of costs and further details on Sense Arena.Hope you enjoy itFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/8/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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University of Memphis Update with Conor Gannon [College Tennis Series 03] Ep.170

We are back with Irish player Conor Gannon this week in the 3rd part of our mini-series with him while he is on his College Tennis Journey at the University of Memphis.We have a general catchup with a chat about Davis Cup, adjusting to college life, improvements, mental work and the plan for the rest of the year.To listen to our previous episodes with Conor tap the links belowEpisode 1Episode 2The original episode with Conor where we dug deeper into his earlier tennis daysHope you enjoyFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/1/202215 minutes, 29 seconds
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Racket talk with the Tennis Nerd aka Jonas Eriksson [Ep.169]

This week we have our 2022 Functional Tennis Racket of the Year and who better to get on the show than Jonas Eriksson aka The Tennis Nerd.Jonas is the main man for info on rackets and strings. We discuss the lineup of rackets and he gives his thoughts on all the models.Also head over to our Instagram account to get voting and you can see the full draw here.Hope you enjoy the show and pick up some racket knowledge.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/21/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Former world no.61 and current ITF 35's world champ Fred Gil [Ep.168]

This week I chat with Fred Gil, the former Portuguese number1 and career-high ATP 61 who recently became the men's 35's worlds singles champ.We chat about his career, challenges along the way, what he is up to now and how he will always be a competitor.Hope you enjoy the episode.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/17/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tommy Paul's Physical Trainer - Franco Herrero [Ep.167]

Super chat this week with Franco Herrero,  the physical trainer of Tommy Paul and Sofia Kenin. We chat about a wide range of topicsHis upbringing and interest in Strength & ConditioningMoving from Argentina to work and become director of fitness at Evert Academy at a young ageAdvice for 8/9 years old as well as teenagers and 40-year-olds!Working with top prosWhy the best movers are the best playersAn much more.Franco is super nice and knowledgeable.Hope you enjoy it!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/3/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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4 Excerpts on Federer - [Ep 166]

I've taken 4 excerpts from previous guests that had mentioned Federer in this short episode. We havePaul AnnaconeFrancis TiafoeNikolay DavydenkoSven SwinnemIf you have any great Federer stories please let me know!FabioFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/24/202214 minutes, 9 seconds
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Landing at the University of Memphis [Conor Gannon College Series 02] [Episode 165]

This week is the 2nd part of our mini-series with Irish Tennis player Conor Gannon. I plan to catch up with Conor every 4 to 5 weeks during his 2nd year (or sophomore year) at his new University.He spent his first year (aka freshman year) at the University of Tennessee, which at one stage where the No.1 ranked university.Conor felt he needed a change and transferred to the University of Memphis. The former university of the world's number 1 doubles player Joe Salisbury who we plan to have on the podcast later this year and our podcast friend Dave O’hare, who was Joe’s doubles partner back there where they had a successful College career. Dave is now the travel coach of Joe.I have general catchup with Conor where we discuss the changes, new teammates, his coach, finding his way around the campus, the facilities, his plans for the autumn, his 1st ever Davis Cup call-up for Ireland and after we finished the call we were still chatting and he brings up one of the dangers most parents fear in the US, I was still recording and Conor was happy to share his story but I was extremely shocked.I hope you enjoy the episodeFabioFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/19/202223 minutes, 48 seconds
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Joanne Zuger - Up and Coming Swiss Player [Ep.164]

Quick chat today with up-and-coming Swiss player Joanne Zuger. Joanne is currently ranked in the 160s and is on top of 2022 goals.I find out about her career so far, her introduction to grand slam tennis, conscription in the Swiss Army which is not as bad as it sounds and more.I hope you enjoy this episode.FabioPs. Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber, our new sweetspot training tool? Check it out hereHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/12/202225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Il Maestro - Riccardo Piatti [Ep.163]

This week I speak to world-renowned coach Riccardo Piatti. Riccardo has been working as a coach for 40 years and has a wealth of experience working at the top of the game from junior to senior level.Riccardo has worked with great players such as Ivan Ljubicic, Maria Sharapova, Milos Raonic, Borna Coric, Jannik Sinner, Novak Djokovic, and Richard Gasquet as well as having numerous great young juniors at his center in northern Italy.We chat about:Where coaching started for himThe Piatti center, model and methodHis willingness to learn from people younger and older form himImportance of videoWhat he looks for in juniors as well as some anecdotes from players he has worked with.It's a super chat which I hope you will enjoy.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/5/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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Deep look into junior tennis with former ATP No.41 Kenneth Carlsen [Ep.162]

I catch up former pro and now coach and commentator Kenneth Carlsen. Kenneth was a Danish number for over 10 years as well as reaching a career-high ATP No.41.We chat a lot about junior development and some of the players he worked with (a young Holger Rune and Clara Tauson) and young juniors he is working with right now.Day-to-day life for KennethHolger Rune as a young kidTime young juniors should spend on courtGetting juniors to buy into long-term successTeaching players to be brave in high-pressure situationsKenneth's most memorable match on tourI hope you enjoy this episodeFabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/29/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pro tennis player, author and engineer - Fernanda Contreras Gomez [Ep.161]

This week I have a joyful chat with week with Mexican tennis player Fernanda Contreras Gomez.Fernanda made her Wimbledon debut this year to the joy of her late grandfather who was a former semi-finalist at Wimbledon.She tells us all about her experience there, what it meant to her and we also chat about her college days, how she decided to go pro, her plan b as well as her writing a book which is launching soon.I hope you enjoy it,Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/22/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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Highs & lows of my 1st ever Wimbledon main draw - Tamara Korpatsch [Ep.160]

Today I speak to 27-year-old Tamara Korpatsch (ranked WTA 130) who made her first main draw Wimbledon appearance this year.She tells us all about the up and downs of it, from the excitement of being a main draw player to a tense match with Heather Watson and to the disappointment of her doubles partner pulling out an hour before her 1st round double match.She also tells her about some great wins she has had, her team and her hobbies.I hope you enjoy it,Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/15/202220 minutes, 40 seconds
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Freshman Lessons 01 New mini series with Conor Gannon [Ep.159]

This week is the start of a new mini-series for the next 10 months. It involves following the progress of Conor Gannon, who we had on the show earlier this year. Conor was on a tennis Scholarship at the University of Tennessee, where at one stage last season they were ranked number 1 in the US.  Conor had to fight it out for his place on his team. For one reason or another Conor decided he wanted to leave and move to a new university that would suit his game style better.I’ll be checking in with Conor every 2 to 4 weeks to see how his progress is going and to check in on his goals for the year.Today we chat about:Pressure to performBecoming a smarter playerAdvice for players/parents planning to go on a US Tennis scholarshipThe College Tennis transfer protocolWhy the University of MemphisThe goal moving forwardIf you enjoy this show please check out all our other episodes with US college players such as Stanfords Arthur Fery who was ranked number 1 NCAA player at the start of the year, and last week's guest Adam Walton who was a teammate of Conor as well as an All American and had an illustrious College tennis career and who has made a great start to his pro career. I also recommend you check out the episode with Peter Smith who was an extremely successful coach at USC.Hope you enjoy it,Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/8/202221 minutes, 33 seconds
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Transitioning from college tennis stardom to the pro tour with Adam Walton [Ep.158]

Today I speak to Adam Walton who has made an impactful start to his pro career with 2 future titles followed by a semi-final.Adam is about to finish his master's at the University of Tennessee where he was a 4 time all All-American, number 2 national ranked in singles and NCAA doubles champion.We chat about his decision to go to college, his college days, dealing with pressure on the court and balance off the court, finding belief in himself and as well as what motivates him.It's a short impactful episode.I hope you enjoy it,Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/2/202220 minutes, 8 seconds
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Long term coach of Cam Norrie - Facundo Lugones [Ep.157]

Excited to speak to Facundo Lugones this week on episode 157 of the Functional Tennis podcast.Facundo first met Cam at Texas Christian University and has been working with him since 2017. Facundo tells us about his tennis and coaching journey insights into Cam and challenges along the way.Make sure to check out our other episodes with ATP/WTA coaches.Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/25/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Travel coach to the worlds number 1 doubles team - Dave O'Hare [Ep.156]

After a few weeks' break from the podcast, I am back this week with former guest Dave O'Hare. I haven't done too many in-person chats and really enjoyed sitting down with Dave to catch up. The last time I had Dave on the show pre the covid pandemic breakout he was on waiting on his visa to start a coaching role at the University of Memphis.He tells us what happened and his journey to working with Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram, the world's number 1 doubles team. He chats about what he learned the past 2 years, his new philosophies, judging himself, mentors and more.In this episode, I mention our other episodes with tennis coaching guru Louis Cayer and US College Tennis player Conor Gannon who Dave works with when he is back in Ireland.I hope you enjoy my chat with Dave.Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/18/202243 minutes
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The Importance of data analytics for tennis players with Shane Liyanage [Ep.155]

This week I speak to Shane Liyanage from Data Driven Sports Analytics. Shane provides a range of data/analytical services and works with players such as Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Emil Ruusuvouri and Taro Daniel.We chat aboutHow Shane got into the tennis data worldProcess when working with senior and junior playersShane’s teamPricing for his servicesWhat’s changed in the game on the court and from an analytical point of viewIf you enjoy this episode check out our other episodes with data analysts Mike James and Craig O'ShannessyEnjoyFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/27/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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High levels of fitness doesn't guarantee success - Performance Coach Lapo Becherini [Ep.154]

Today I speak to performance coach Lapo Becherini. Lapo is based at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and works with players such as Holger Rune, Lorenzo Musetti, Alexei Popryin and more.We chat about his early career and the differences between soccer players and tennis players. How the world's best train. How lower-ranked players are fitter than higher-ranked players, the process when starting with new players, cramping, inertial training and more.It’s a great chat and If you enjoy it check out our previous chats with performance coaches such as Eric Hernandez, who works with Daniil Medvedev, Marcel da Cruz - The physical Trainer of Casper Ruud, Matt Little - trainer of Andy Murray, Sebastian Durand, trainer of Grigor Dimitrov, Jason Stacy trainer of Aryna Sabalenka.EnjoyFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/20/202258 minutes, 27 seconds
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Life on the road with a war back home - Ukrainian Top 40 WTA Anhelina Kalinina [Ep.153]

This week I speak to Ukrainian WTA Top 40 player Anhelina Kalinina. She tells us about how she and her family's life has been since her last visit to Ukraine in February.Anhelina also tells us about her Junior days on the ITF Development squad and what changed in her game from being a top 150 player to a top 50 playerI hope you enjoy the episode.Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/13/202233 minutes, 58 seconds
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Youngest ever Roland Garros Men's Champion, Michael Chang [Ep.152]

With Roland Garros currently on, it's great timing to have the youngest ever Roland Garros men's champ in the open era on the show, Michael Chang. I initially saw Michael at the IMG Future Stars event in Greece and asked him to come on the show, it's taken a few weeks but it happened!! We chatted about the famous match with Ivan Lendl in the 4th round where Micael cramped, hit under arm serve and was about to retire in the 5th and more. He talks about junior tennis, playing Sampras from 8 years old and offers advice for tennis parents.I hope you enjoy the episodes.Fabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/31/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tina Lee - Balancing the parent/coach relationship [Ep.151]

This week I chat with Tina Lee, a former player now coach at the USTA National Campus and mother to the boys under 12 winner at the IMG Future Stars, Jordan Lee, who is one of the world's best 12-year-olds.We have a great chat about her journey, her coaching role at the USTA National Campus, balancing the parent/coach relationship with her son Jordan, managing future expectations for Jordan and learnings from being on the court with Marián Vajda.I hope you enjoy itFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/23/202241 minutes, 49 seconds
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Felix Mischker aka Tennis Brothers - Jounrey to 1 ATP Tour Point [Ep.150]

This week I speak to Felix Mischker who you may know from the extremely popular Tennis Brothers Youtube Channel.  Felix is currently documenting his journey to 1 ATP point with very interesting content on his YouTube account.  Along with his brother Lucian the Tennis Brothers' presence on social media channels has always been strong with great content.  We chat all about the Tennis brothers, Youtube, planning ahead and more.Main areas covered:About the Tennis brother Felix and LucianPlanning/filming YouTube videosManaging energy levelsSetting public goalsMost Popular YouTube VideosWhat opportunities has a large social following givenTennis costsThe level difference between Felix and higher ranked playersPlan for summer 2022Felix’s thoughts on the SaberAdvice for juniors to document their journey on socialFilming match contentHope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/16/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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Anna Bondar - Breaking the Top 100 [Ep.149]

This week I speak to Hungarian WTA player Anna Bondar. Anna broke into the top 100 last year 6 years after turning pro. She tells us about her journey of breaking through and what her plans are this year.Main topics:Training in BudapestACL injury and recoveryAnna’s teamNervous last push t break the Top 1002022 goalsAdvice for upcoming playersFavourite tournamentHope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/9/202224 minutes, 55 seconds
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Max Eisenbud - Super-agent & The IMG Future Stars [Ep.148]

This week I am out of the office and recording live with IMG super-agent Max Eisenbud at the Tatoi Club in Athens Greece.  We are here for the IMG Future Stars event featuring some of the world's best under 12 players in the world.Max tells us about his early IMG days where on his first day at the IMG academy he met an 11-year-old Maria Sharapova. We chat about his experience as an agent, he gives advice to parents and importantly he tells us all about this fantastic under 12 event at the most beautiful club I have ever been at.Hope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/2/202236 minutes, 39 seconds
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Claudio Pistolesi - 26 Years coaching with passion and enthusiasm

This week I speak to Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio is a former player turned coach who has worked with many players over his expansive coaching career. He now looks after a JTCC centre in Jacksonville Florida and consults with pros, one of them being Emil Ruusuvuori.We chat about many of his experiences on the court and off the court.Major topics include:Intro / Pistol PeteToughest player Claudio has ever playedMoving into coachingLearning from Monica SelesPlayers Claudio has coachedWorking with Robin SoderlingDaniela HantuchováDeciding to settle downDo you miss Rome?Berrettini could have gone to US CollegeClaudio’s GOATHope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/25/202251 minutes, 29 seconds
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Berrettini "doesnt have the level" Claudio Pistolesi gets told when trying to recruit a US College for a young Matteo Berrettini

Welcome to Tie Break 03.Next week's guest is a former player and coach of over 23 years Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio works with many great players and when he slowed down on the travelling he was based in the US and an Italian coach asked him to help get Matteo a US tennis Scholarship. Listen to see how they got it all wrong!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/22/20223 minutes, 32 seconds
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Eric Hernandez - Strength & Conditioning Coach of Daniil Medvedev since 2014 [Ep.146]

It's' been a while since I've had a strength and conditioning coach on the podcast and when the opportunity came to have Eric on I jumped on it. Eric Hernandez is the S&C trainer of Daniil Medvedev. They've worked together since June 2014 when Daniil had just finished the junior tour and was getting ready to make the transition to the senior tour and Eric has been there all the way up until Daniil because world number 1 last month.Eric chats about how he started to work as an S&C trainer, to his early days with Daniil and he gives his thoughts on various things within the S&C tennis world. He is super knowledgeable and you are bound to pick up something from this episode.Major talking pointsStarting to work with MedvedevIs Medvedev a beast in training?What is a physical big base for a tennis player? Essential strength exercises for tennis playersWhat's the secret to a long term working relationship?Eric and travelling with the Medvedev teamWorking with Gilles CervaraImportant exercises for the transition to the clay seasonStrength levels after preseason versus the end of the seasonChallenge for Daniil getting back to fitness after his hernia operationDoes Eric work with other players?Which sport has the best level of fitness?Evolution of fitness from when Eric started 10 years ago Do you have to play at a high level to be a coach to a top player?Hope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/18/202235 minutes, 26 seconds
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"I'm not his friend" S&C Trainer Eric Hernandez on his long term working relationship with Daniil Medvedev [Tie Break 02]

A short clip from next week's episode with Eric Hernandez, the strength and conditioning coach of Daniil Medvedev since Daniil turned pro in 2014.Eric tells us how he has maintained his long term relationship with Daniil.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/15/20223 minutes, 47 seconds
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Goran Novakovic - Founder of The Ten-Pro Junior Global Tour [Ep.145]

A very interesting episode this week with Goran Novakovic. Goran founded the Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour which I only became aware of recently. It's a junior tour for under 10's to under 15's where juniors are guaranteed to get a set amount of matches, costs can be more controlled for parents and players are treated like pros. Goran tells us how it came about and the major difference between his tour and other international junior tours. It's really interesting and I wish I was a junior again and could play in these tournaments.Major talking points:How did the Ten Pro events come aboutShortcomings from regular Junior International EventsWhat is the Ten Pro Format?Are draws seeded or is there a ranking system?Is it invite-only?Linda FruhvirtovaHow many events are hosted and where?How do you finance Ten Pro?The entry fee to take partWhat lessons has Goran learned from running Ten Pro events?Advice for parents with kids competing% of players who bring a coachWhat is next for Ten Pro?Hope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/11/202239 minutes
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Tie-Break 01 - You win or you learn with Ten-Pro Global Tour Founder Goran Novakovic

Welcome to a new series called Tie-Break where I mainly plan to release a short preview of upcoming episodes. I may also release a throwback from one of our 145 Plus episodes of a story that was entertaining or a lesson not to be missed. Finally, on a rare occasion, I may jump in to discuss a topical tennis matter.We start off this week with Goran Novakovic, the founder of the Ten-Pro Junior Global Tour which is a set of international tournaments for juniors in the under 11 to under 15 age category. It's an interesting story and in this short clip, he shares a story of a lesson he learned from an under 11 player.Let me know if you enjoy this idea/format.FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/7/20223 minutes, 45 seconds
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Arthur Fery - Number 1 Ranked US College Tennis Play [Ep.144]

Arthur Fery is on this week's episode. Arthur was ranked No.1 in US College Tennis earlier this year, in only his second year playing for Stanford. We chat about the Brit's decision to play College Tennis, life in the US as well his run to the last round of qualies at Wimbledon in 2021.Areas we coverGrowing  up nearly WimbledonImportance of playing french men's tournaments as JuniorsGo pro or go to College?Why Stanford?Typical DayEnjoy the team aspect?An important lesson you learned when you arrivedCoach GoldsteinA most memorable moment on the court so farCollecting a paycheck at WimbledonThe plan for Summer 2022Arthur’s GoatAdvice for juniors trying to make the College v going pro decisionHope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/4/202224 minutes, 49 seconds
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Carlos Rodriguez - Former Coach of Justine Henin and Li Na [EP.143]

Excited to have world-renowned coach Carlos Rodriguez on the Functional Tennis Podcast.Carlos is currently the technical director at the Justine Henin Academy. He has worked for over 35 years as a tennis coach with 16 years as the coach to 7-time Slam champion Justine Henin, 3 with Li Na who won an Aussie Open Slam. He also worked for 10 years running a high-performance tennis academy in Beijing as well as working with other top players.We chat aboutHis role at the Justine Henin Tennis AcademyWhat differentiates the academy from other academiesHow they select players to join the academyLi Na and JustineCarlos's GOATHope you enjoy the episodeFabio🔋 Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machineFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/29/202241 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sven Swinnen - Coach of Dominic Stricker [Ep.142]

This week Sven Swinnem joins me for a chat. Sven is a former player turned Swiss Federation Coach and looks after the up and coming Swiss player Dominic Sticker. We chat aboutEarly Tennis DaysLiving with Federer at the Swiss FederationUS College Tennis at OregonGiving the Pro tour a goMoving into CoachingWorking with Dominic StickerLearnings from training with Federer in DubaiAdvice for JuniorsHope you enjoy the episodeFabioFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/21/202228 minutes, 28 seconds
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JY Aubone - Opelka Travel Coach 2017 - 2021 [Ep 141]

This week I chat with JY Aubone. Former college player, JY quickly got into coaching and got the opportunity to coach a future top 20 tennis player; Reilly Opelka! After a first experience with the giant American, JY had to split his relationship as Reilly couldn’t offer him a full-time job as a coach. Jean Yves then went back to his studies and worked for a bank until the day he got a call from the USTA, offering a full-time job as Reilly’s coach on the tour. This healthy relationship enabled Reilly to enter the top 20 on the ATP Tour. At the end of 2021, JY became a dad and took the decision to lower his hours with Reilly. Since Jean Yves has created his own platform of coaching and offers his services to anyone from anywhere in the world. Analyzing statistics as well as footage of your matches, JY advises you with his experience. We touch on his journey to becoming the coach of one of the best American tennis players, on his best and worst moments on tour with Reilly, the working process with his athlete, and his personal life as a dad. If you enjoy it please share it with your tennis community :)Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/14/202258 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Foot Doctor - Tennis Shoes and Foot Injuries

Today I chat with Zack Thomas, known as The Foot Doctor. I came across his YouTube channel in 2021 and I've been a big fan since.He uses his medical background to help give more information about each shoe and how it can affect your foot. I love the way he slices open the shoes to show you want is inside them. We chat about all of this, including what makes a cheap shoe cheap and an expensive shoe expensive. We touch on Federer, Nadal's foot injury, common tennis injuries and more.If you enjoy it please share it with your tennis community :)Main topics2:15 About Zack3:20 Tearing up shoes5:05 What’s a good shoe for your foot?7:23 The Difference between cheap and more expensive shoes?10:04 Zack’s goto shoes11:02 People wear the wrong shoes16:00 Federer and Nadal wearing the same shoes for years17:19 Federer's new ON shoes versus his Vapor’s19:52 Common foot injuries for tennis players22:05 Best shoe for heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis23:55 Shoes for young tennis players27:15 No new tech in tennis shoes28:10 Correct shoe for each sport 29:27 Rafa’s foot injuryFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/7/202235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Frances Tiafoe - What is your why?

It was an honour to speak to Frances Tiafoe. Currently ranked at 34 in the world Frances is a threat to any of the higher-ranked players. Frances provides great answers and is a great thinker and student of the game. We cover:[02:42] What’s it not been able to compete *[03:34] What’s it like going back to a tournament that you won?[04:23] What’s it like going back to the JTCC[06:00] Trust your training[08:15] Going back to your younger days at the JTCC[10:15] When did think a pro career was realistic[11:58] What is your Why?[13:10] Francis biggest idol and beating him[15:49] Watching tennis on YouTube and studying tennis[18:31] Francis’s GOAT[20:25] The Fed Oura[20:58] The banana slice video [21:40] Advice from Francis  [23:13] What’s it's like playing your junior tennis pals today.If you enjoy it please share it to your tennis community :)Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/28/202228 minutes, 19 seconds
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Vesa Ponkka from The JTCC - The Non For Profit Tennis Training Center

What a great episode this week with  Vesa Ponkka from the JTCC (Junior Tennis Champions Center) in College Park, Maryland. Ever since it was set up the JTCC has been run as a non for profit tennis training center which is unique within the tennis world. I really enjoyed this chat where I learned all about the center from its early days to today. You may have heard the Francis Tiafoe story before and this is where he grew up playing while his dad worked there.  Vesa has some great points which you will enjoy listening to. They are people first player second focus and they encourage all athletes to TRUST THEIR TRAINING. I hope you enjoy it.Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/24/202243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Conor Gannon - US College Tennis Freshman

Conor Gannon, a freshman at the University of Tennessee speaks to us this week about what it's like to play for the top ranked college team in the US!Conor is Irish & is currently fighting for his sport in the starting team.We talk:Where tennis began for himThe need for consistencyThe competitive atmosphere within the teamTraining drillsWe've had plenty of college tennis players on the podcast before, but never a current player. Conor has some work to do, but is working hard to make it happen 💪Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:26 - Where tennis began for him9:45 - Contemplating College Tennis14:02 - Training19:52 - What he has learned29:44 - Advice for anyone wanting to play college tennisFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/14/202233 minutes, 34 seconds
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James McCabe - My Tennis Journey

18 year-old, James McCabe joins us this week to speak about what he got up to at this years Australian Open.James was one of only two people who managed to hit with Novak Djokovic in Melbourne this year 🔥We talk:Where tennis began for himPlaying singles & doubles at the Aussie OpenHitting with Novak Djokovic in MelbourneHis Irish heritagePlans for 2022It was nice to be able to catch up with James & get to know each other a bit better. He has a solid future ahead of him 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:42 - Where tennis started for him4:22 - Coaches & Mentors5:49 - Playing against Kyrgios/Kokkinakis7:56 - Hitting with Djokovic at Australian Open13:10 - Plans for 202215:28 - Players to look out for in the futureFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/7/202219 minutes, 20 seconds
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Phil, Taylor & Jenny Dent - The Tennis Family

For the first time ever, we have 3 guests at once on the Functional Tennis Podcast. On numerous occasions, we have had 2 guests, but this is uncharted territory for us!Phil, Taylor & Jenny Dent are all former professionals & now run the Dent Tennis Academy in Texas 🇺🇸Phil is an Australian Open singles finalist & champion in doubles, as well as being a Davis Cup Winner. Taylor, Phil's son,  is a former world #21 & winner of 4 ATP Singles titles. Jenny, Taylor's wife,  is a former world #52 🔥We talk:Dent Tennis Academy in TexasReflecting on their tennis careersCoaching young talentParents becoming involvedFavourite memoriesReally hope you enjoy this episode.  It's a bit different in the sense that there are 3 guests at once but they are all super qualified & well clued in to tennis 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:34 - Academy in Texas7:03 - Players at Australian Open19:24 - Taylor Dent as a kid23:28 - Coaching Michael Chang27:23 - Parents being involved32:28 - Stand out matches in their careersFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/31/202239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Merlin Van De Braam - Head of Coach Development at LTA

This week is one of the rare occasions that we have had the opportunity to meet our guest in person.  Although we recorded the episode virtually, we met up with Merlin Van De Braam a few weeks ago in Dublin to talk all things tennis 🎾Merlin is the Head of Coach Development & Support at the LTA.We talk:Early tennis daysWorking with the ITFJoining the LTAFemale coachesCoaching your own childPsychology in TennisThis episode is great for any coaches out there, but also for any tennis parents who have children that play. There's something that everyone can learn in there - guaranteed 😅Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:34 - Journey to the LTA6:35 - Building blocks for future of British tennis11:19 - Coaching your own child19:20 - Female coaches in tennis22:05 - Psychology & Tennis30:50 - Who’s the GOAT?Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/25/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kelsey Anderson - Life On Tour As A Spouse

This week we're joined by Kelsey Anderson, who is the wife of Kevin Anderson! Kelsey has spent a number of years travelling on tour & tells us all about her life with Kevin, their daughter Keira & their dog 😀We talk:How she met KevinWatching matches from abroadHer role as 'Support Team Chairperson'Playing college golfLife on the roadThis was our first time ever having a spouse on the podcast! It's a perspective that we haven't heard before - making it all the more interesting.Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters6:49 - Her role on the team8:47 - Travelling with both a child & a dog11:04 - Meeting Kevin for the first time14:54 - Deciding to travel more16:34 - Challenges of travelling23:34 - Favorite tournamentFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/20/202230 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nikolay Davydenko - ATP Finals Champ & Former World #3

Nikolay Davydenko played tennis at the highest level over many years picking up 21 titles along the way, including the ATP Finals in 2009. This week, he joins us on the podcast!Nikolay has now retired & focuses his time on coaching, along with commentary for Eurosport.We talk:Playing junior tennis in RussiaWho the best player of his generation isHaving a winning record against NadalMental strength needed to competeCoaching at his brothers academyWinning the ATP Finals in 2009Our chat with Nikolay was informative, relaxed & has funny moments throughout. This episode is another good one - trust us!Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:22 - Junior tennis in Russia8:10 - Winning record against Nadal16:34 - Best player of his generation24:46 - Decision to retire34:52 - Aslan Karatsev40:20 - Mental strength47:32 - AdviceFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/10/202250 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sascha Bajin - Coach of Karolina Pliskova

Sascha Bajin joins us this week to talk about how he has dedicated his life to become the best tennis coach possible. Sascha is a former pro, who became the hitting partner to Serena Williams & has gone on to coach some of the best players to ever play the game. Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka & Karolina Pliskova are some of the players that he has worked with...We talk:Dealing with payers getting injuredMindset of elite playersWorking & living with Serena WilliamsTransitioning into coachingCommonalities of top athletes Our chat with Sascha is a fantastic way to start the new year...we have listened to it multiple times already 😅Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:35 - Players getting injured7:06 - Hitting Partner of Serena Wiliams18:58 - Learning from Azarenka22:40 - Coaching Naomi Osaka31:00 - Learning patience from Naomi Osaka32:29 - Working with Karolina Pliskova39:24 - Commonalities of top athletesFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/3/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Katrina Adams - Former President of USTA

This week we are joined by Katrina Adams, who is a former player, was the President & CEO of the USTA, is Vice President of the International Tennis Federation, is the Chairman of the Billie Jean King Cup Committee & has recently released her own book!We talk:Her playing careerRunning the USTAHer new book, 'Own The Arena'Gender Equality in TennisGrassroots TennisKatrina is extremely well known in tennis circles & is involved in so many different areas of the game! Her new book, 'Own The Arena' is out now & is on our reading list 😀Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:00 - Playing career5:11 - First role after retiring10:07 - Typical day running the USTA12:49 - Book: Own The Arena16:17 - Gender equality in TennisFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/27/202122 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bernard Tomic - Reignited Fire

Everyone knows Bernard Tomic & we are very excited to release this emergency bonus podcast episode with him!Bernard is now focusing on a comeback to professional tennis, with the goal of finishing in the Top 100 for the upcoming 2022 season 😉We talk:His new focusWho is on his teamHis favourite memory of his careerWhether he would beat Nick KyrgiosHow he has matured over the yearsBernard has been out of the limelight for quite some time, so to connect with him & to hear all about his new focus was super interesting. This is one of our shortest episodes, but hope you enjoy it 😀Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:00 - New focus3:47 - Team around him4:54 - Diet6:20 - Would he beat Nick Kyrgios?Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/23/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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Panna Udvardy - From 350 To Top 100 In A Year

2021 was the most successful year on-court for Panna Udvardy so far. She started the year as #350 & is now a Top 100 player!We were lucky enough to catch up with Panna to discuss what has changed for her & to understand more about her journey 🙌We talk:Preseason trainingRising up the WTA rankingsWhat has changed in her gameTrying to improve every single dayBeing sponsored by RedfooPanna has really dedicated herself to her tennis recently & it shows! We look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for her 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:07 - Preseason5:36 - Rising up the rankings8:32 - Biggest change in her game11:00 - Attention from press13:02 - Playing with RedfooFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/20/202120 minutes, 27 seconds
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Andre Villas-Boas - Inside The Mind Of The Elite

This week we have Andre Villas-Boas join us on the podcast! Andre is one of the world's top football managers, who has coached Porto, Chelsea, Tottenham & more! Andre is also the youngest manager to ever win a European title.We spoke to Andre live at the Web Summit earlier this year, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹 The topic of our talk with Andre was 'Inside The Mind Of The Elite'.We talk:Combining talent with personal driveHow he has adapted his leadership style of the yearsThe 'Untold: Breaking Point' Netflix SeriesHis love of racingAdvice for people listeningWe very rarely release podcast episodes that have taken place live in person, so this episode is a bit different for us. It's also the first time that we've had someone from football join us. A special thanks to the team at Web Summit for organizing this 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters5:28 - ‘Untold: Breaking Point’ Netflix Series6:41 - Combining talent & personal drive12:06 - Similarities between football & racing14:36 - Playing for club vs country16:13 - Leadership & adviceFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/13/202122 minutes, 36 seconds
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Anshuman Vohra - Founder of HALO Hydration

The founder of HALO Hydration, Anshuman Vohra joins the podcast this week to speak about his early tennis day & his journey to get to where he is today!Anshuman played college tennis & went on to become an investment banker at JP Morgan. He then went on to found Bulldog Gin & now runs HALO 😃We talk:His tennis & business backgroundWhat differentiates HALO from other brandsLaunching HALO right before COVIDBusiness experience helping laterAndy Murray, Patrick Mouratoglou & HALOWe had a fun chat with Anshuman & it was cool to hear about how they are involved with the tennis industry. We have been aware of HALO for some time now, so to connect with Anshuman was pretty cool 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:21 - His background6:40 - Launching before COVID12:54 - Banking experience helping later14:20 - Working with Andy Murray26:18 - Partnering with college athletesFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/6/202132 minutes, 16 seconds
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Katie Spellman - PR Consultant to Halep & Kvitova

This week we are joined by Katie Spellman, who is an independent PR consultant to two of the most successful players in women's tennis - Simona Halep & Petra Kvitova!Katie also does some work with tournaments & has previous experience working as part of the WTA as well as woking in journalism.We talk:What her role involvesHow she got into tennisWorking through the pandemicAustralian OpenBest of 5We also talk about the Peng Shuai situation in China, which is particularly relevant at the moment. There is obviously a huge media element to that story so it was great to be able to get Katie's perspective on it!Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:32 - What a PR consultant does7:56 - Schedule around grand slams14:00 - How Covid has changed how she works19:21 - Working as part of the Australian Open26:17 - Best of 5Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/29/202134 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sultan Gangji - Umpiring Wimbledon Finals

It's a special week as we are extremely happy to speak to our very first umpire on the podcast!Sultan Gangji is a former umpire that has worked at some of the biggest tennis events in the world. He has umpired Wimbledon finals & has had the best seat in the stadium for many epic matches. Sampras, Agassi, Edberg, Graf, Seles, Becker, Courier & Borg are just a few of the players that he has worked alongside 🤩We talk:Working at this years UK Pro LeagueHow umpiring has changed over the yearsSocial gatherings after matchesWimbledon FinalsMost memorable moment of his careerWe have wanted to get an umpire on the podcast for quite some time now but have had trouble securing guests as current umpires are not able to do media/interviews - so to speak with Sultan (semi-retired) was a real treat 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:55 - Working at the UK Pro League5:20 - Umpiring now vs back in the day9:15 - Umpiring while McEnroe was playing12:28 - Social gatherings after matches14:32 - Wimbledon Finals19:14 - Standout MatchFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/22/202125 minutes, 33 seconds
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Robin Montgomery - 2021 US Open Girls Champion

We are delighted to be joined by Robin Montgomery, who recently won the US Open Girls Singles & Doubles titles!Robin is 17 years old & is already proving to be a strong force on tour 😉 She has experience playing both senior & junior tournaments.We talk:Winning the US Open JuniorsPlaying a mix of junior & senior eventsWhat a typical training day looks likeHer dietPlans for 2022It was cool to speak to Robin, especially considering it has just been two weeks since we spoke to the 2021 US Open boys champion, Dani Rincon. Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:49 - Winning the US Open Junior Championships5:15 - Playing both senior & junior US open9:59 - Typical training day11:26 - Her team15:54 - Plant-based diet17:59 - Plan for 2022Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/15/202123 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rob Morgan - ATP Doubles Coach

ATP Doubles Coach, Rob Morgan from the UK talks to us this week about what it's like working with one of the best doubles teams in the world 🤩Rob currently works with Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram 👍We talk:Committing to tennis at a young ageTransitioning from singles coaching to doublesWhy he bought a Functional Tennis PointerTeam dynamic of having multiple coachesFirst Grand Slam Final with Joe & RajeevPlans to finish the yearWe have had plenty of coaches on the podcast, but it's been a while since we had a doubles coach on for a slightly different perspective 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:50 - Where tennis started for him16:30 - Working with Joe & Rajeev25:36 - Team dynamic of having multiple coaches28:29 - First Grand Slam Final32:01 - Plans for the rest of the yearFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/8/202143 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dani Rincon - 2021 US Open Boys Champion

Recent winner of the US Open Boys Singles title, Dani Rincon joins the podcast this week to chat about his transition onto the senior tour!Dani is 18 years old, trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy & has a career high junior ranking of #2 🔥We talk:Winning the US Open Junior Boys TitleTraining at the Rafa Nadal AcademyHitting with Rafa in practicePracticing with Casper RuudExpectations going forwardDani also breaks down what a typical training day at the Rafa Nadal Academy looks like. Sounds super intense...make sure you listen to hear more 🙌Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:43 - Winning the US Open Junior Championships6:34 - Training at the Rafa Nadal Academy9:04 - Practicing with Rafael Nadal 11:23 - Hitting with Casper Ruud13:02 - Expectations & transition to pro tour Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/1/202118 minutes, 52 seconds
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Liam Broady - Focusing On The Off-Court

Fresh off his maiden ATP Challenger title, Liam Broady joins us to discuss the changes that he has made in his life & how his tennis has changed for the better!Liam is coached by former podcast guest, Dave Sammel - who he credits to having played a large part of the success that he is now enjoying 😃We talk:Winning his first ChallengerChanging off-court habitsMedia PressureBeing resilientReceiving advice from other playersWorking with David SammelLiam really opened up during our conversation & gave us a very honest interview. There are also some funny stories thrown in - really hope you enjoy it 🙌Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:07 - Winning his 1st Challenger Title13:36 - Media pressure20:49 - Resilience24:24 - Andy Murray Story34:04 - Mindset College with Dave SammelFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/25/202141 minutes, 21 seconds
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Andreas Vinciguerra - Former Top 35

Former World #33, Andreas Vinciguerra joins the podcast this week to reflect on his career & to tell us about what he is up to these days!Andreas was one of the best juniors in the world growing up & continued that success through to the senior tour, where he progressed quickly 😃We talk:Growing up in Sweden Choosing between Sweden & ItalyHis junior tennis daysBeating Roger FedererDealing with injuries Andreas is also about to hold multiple Futures events in Sweden next year, which he tells us all about 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:51 - Growing up in Sweden3:21 - Junior tennis days5:58 - Playing against top tennis players8:43 - Setting up Futures events Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/18/202117 minutes, 33 seconds
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Giannis Stergiou - Hitting Partner of Maria Sakkari

It's been a while since we've has a hitting partner on the show, so we are delighted to release this podcast episode with Giannis Stergiou, who is the hitting partner of Maria Sakkari 🇬🇷Giannis works closely with Maria, as well as Tom Hill (coach of Maria), who we've had on the podcast before 😃We talk:His tennis backgroundStarting to work with MariaPressure he feels on the practice courtFitness sessionsTennis hype in Greece!Giannis is a pretty relaxed & down to earth guy, so it was nice to be able to chat with him. He also tells us 5 things that he has learned from being a professional hitting partner 💪Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:56 - Tennis background5:18 - Starting to work with Maria9:07 - Pressure on the practice court15:34 - Fitness sessions18:57 - Learning strategiesFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/11/202127 minutes, 16 seconds
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Diego Moyano - Coach of Kevin Anderson

This week we are joined by former pro, Diego Moyano. Diego now works as a full time coach to Kevin Anderson, but also does work with Sloane Stephens & Alja Tomljanovic 👌Previously, Diego worked at the USTA as the Lead National Coach, where he worked with almost every top American junior at some point! He also runs a small academy in Boca Raton - where he currently lives 😃We talk:Struggles as a pro playerHis previous role at the USTACoaching Privately Working with Kevin AndersonRunning a small academyDiego is a super busy guy, so it was nice that he ws able to take some time out of his schedule to talk tennis. Plenty of interesting stories & nuggets in this episode 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:09 - Living in Boca Raton4:31 - Professional playing career14:27 - His role at the USTA30:26 - Beginning to coach privately35:32 - Dealing with player injuries38:58 - Running a small academyFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/4/202146 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bastien Fazincani - WTA Tour Coach

Bastien Fazincani, a long time coach on the WTA Tour talks to us this week about his life on the road & what it's like coaching at some of the worlds best tennis academies!Bastien is French & lives in the French Riviera, where many top tennis academies are based. He recently left his role at the All in Tennis Academy to focus on tour level coaching 😃 He has also been in the unique position of coaching two players at a tournament that faced off against one another 👀We talk:Working at different tennis academiesCoaching both males & femalesHaving both of his players play eachotherThe commitment needed from players to progressBastien is a good friend of Functional Tennis, so it was nice to be able to get together & talk about his tennis journey so far. Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:28 - Starting to get involved in tennis14:21 - Working at different academies21:22 - Coaching Male & Female players36:14 - Starting a new chapterFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/26/202142 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tomislav Poljak - Agent & Tournament Director

Tennis agent & tournament director of the Croatia Open in Umag, Tomislav Poljak joins us for Episode 115!Tomislav is part of Starwing - a boutique sports management agency that represents top tennis players. Alongside his role as an agent, he oversees tournament operations of the ATP 250 clay-court event in Umag 😃We talk:Day to day life as an agentSigning junior talentWhat he looks for in playersRunning the Croatia Open in UmagSecuring top talent to play in UmagWe rarely get the chance to talk to tournament directors the podcast, so to get some insight into the running of a top level tennis event from Tomislav was particularly interesting. Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:33 - Spending time in Croatia 5:19 - Becoming a Tennis Agent9:49 - Recruiting battles15:56 - Signing junior talent18:51 - Running the Croatian Open in UmagFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/20/202135 minutes, 30 seconds
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Abigail Johnson - Breaking Into Tennis Commentary

Abigail Johnson, who is an up & coming tennis commentator joins us this week to discuss what its like trying to break into the industry 🙌Abigail recently commentated at her first grand slam (Roland Garros 2021) & hopes to continue working at tournaments of all levels!We talk:Getting her first break into the industryWorking at tournaments of all levelsPreparing for tournamentsUnpredictability of her working scheduleAdvice she has received along the wayAbigail is already a fantastic commentator & is only getting better! It was great to be able to speak to her before she hits the big time & covers the worlds biggest matches 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:30 - Her Tennis Background4:45 - Getting into commentary14:49 - Getting tips from other commentators19:40 - Difference between radio & TV commentary28:45 - Preparation for tournamentsFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/13/202142 minutes, 52 seconds
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Louis Cayer - Unlocking Doubles Success

Legendary Canadian Doubles Coach, Louis Cayer joins the podcast this week 🔥Louis works with the LTA & specialises in Doubles. He coaches multiple high profile British tennis players & has found plenty of success along the way 📈He has a wealth of knowledge which he has used to transform the British doubles scene!We talk:The US Open this yearHis passion for tennisWhat it takes to become a championThe differences between doubles & singlesReaching your potentialLouis is someone that we have wanted to have on the podcast for quite some time, so to finally speak to him was exciting! We wanted to get back out to play some doubles after chatting with him, so hopefully you want to do the same after listening 😂Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:14 - US Open this year 8:02 - Why he doesn’t work with singles players20:16 - Working with players to reach their potential24:45 - His book / DVD32:04 - MentoringFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/6/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jack Draper - British Teenager On The Rise

We are back from our summer break & are delighted to announce that 19 year old Jack Draper is our first guest back 🔥Jack is on a really solid trajectory to become a top level tennis player. He has shown fantastic form recently by beating top players at Queens as well as pushing Novak Djokovic to 4 sets at Wimbledon 😉We talk:When he started playing tennisGetting his first ATP PointDealing with pressureRole modelsDealing with media attentionDifference between the junior & senior gameIt was really exciting to speak to Jack & get back to releasing new podcast episodes! We hope that Jack can continue his good form & his rise to the top.Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:59 - Where tennis started for Jack3:04 - Managing school & tennis9:05 - Team that he works with13:04 - Beating top players at Queens17:48 - Playing Djokovic at WimbledonFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/30/202127 minutes, 8 seconds
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Joe O'Dwyer - Tour Coach (Re-run)

As we are on a short summer break, we have decided to rerelease another one of our favourite podcast episodes from the past!Joe O'Dwyer is an experienced tour coach & was the coach of previous podcast guests, Jeff Salzenstein, Conor Niland & James McGee! Joe is Irish but has spent most of his life in the US or touring with players 💪We talk:Tools needed to break the Top 100Unwritten rules of TennisStories of time on the tourImportance of having a good coachReaching your potentialThis episode is packed with cool stories! Joe is a natural coach (& storyteller!!). Really hope you enjoy it as much as we do 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters5:57 - Implementing a game plan25:03 - Players reaching their potential32:30 - Where can coaches learn specialised skills?38:57 - Importance of playing up42:16 - Go straight to Futures!46:29 - Travel in moderationFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Janko Tipsarevic - Former Top 10 & Davis Cup Winner (Re-run)

As we are on a short summer break, we have decided to rerelease one of our favourite podcast episodes from the past this week!Janko Tipsarevic joined us on Episode 44 to reflect on his career, coronavirus & life after tennis. Janko is a former Top 10 player & won the Davis Cup with Serbia 🏆We talk:Life during lockdownDeveloping habitsRecovering from injuries Dealing with distractionsPlaying against the worlds best playersBuilding a life after tennisOur chat with Janko is one of the best that we have ever had. We really hope you enjoy it (if you haven't heard it before!) 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:17 - Life during Lockdown9:34 - How he developed his game35:27 - Coming back from injuries40:23 - Deciding to retire46:23 - Building a life after tennis59:53 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/16/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jason Stacy - Fitness Coach of Aryna Sabalenka

Jason Stacy, the current fitness coach of Aryna Sabalenka joins the podcast for Episode 111 💪Jason has worked with other top athletes in various sports & talks to us about how he approaches things in his own way! He also talks about the importance of finding the right coach  that you can connect with 👌We talk:His early life/backgroundStarting to work with tennis playersOvercoming challenges to be where he is todayLife on the roadIt was also very cool to be able to speak to Jason, especially as Aryna holds a career high ranking of #3 🔥 We wish them the best of luck for the upcoming hard court swing!Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:45 - Jason’s Background11:21 - Starting to work in tennis23:37 - Willingness to be open43:41 - Advice for young aspiring playersFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/9/202151 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alexander Ostrovsky - Academy & Agency Owner

Alexander Ostrovsky joins us this week to talk about his tennis academy, the sports management agency that he owns & what its like running top professional tournaments 👊We talk:How he became involved in the tennis industryHis High Performance Tennis Academy in MoscowThe Sports Managements Agency that he ownsRunning top professional tennis tournamentsAlexander has accomplished so much in tennis already & continues to build everyday. It's not very often that we get the opportunity to speak to guests that are involved in so many different aspects of the game - so we really enjoyed the chat 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:53 - How he became involved in tennis3:39 - Facilities at the academy10:20 - Setting up a sports management agency13:24 - Running pro tournamentsFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/2/202119 minutes, 35 seconds
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Timo Glock - Former F1 Driver

This week Timo Glock joins us. Timo is an avid tennis fan/player, a former F1 driver & currently races for BMW in BMT 🔥Timo is a Functional Tennis follower who we have been in contact with for a while! We always like to mix it up on this podcast by occasionally bringing in guests from other sports, so we hope that you enjoy listening to our chat 😃We talk:When he started to play tennisSimilarities between tennis & racingLife as an F1 driverHis most memorable racesFitness levels needed to compete at the highest levelSpeaking to Timo was really cool! He is passionate about tennis & we hope that he can find some time in his busy schedule to continue playing 😉Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:56 - Starting to play tennis9:42 - Similarities between Tennis & Racing14:31 - His first F1 Grand Prix17:51 - Most competitive competitor19:17 - Fitness level needed to compete26:26 - Managing his busy scheduleFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/26/202132 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mike Ballardie - CEO of Slinger Bag

This week we talk to Mike Ballardie, who is the CEO of our podcast sponsor, Slinger Bag 🤩Mike has worked in tennis for a number of years, including stints working at Wilson & Prince. He now runs Slinger, the company who produce the well known portable ball machine, the Slinger Bag!We talk:His tennis backgroundPurchasing Prince TennisSigning new endorsement deals with top playersSeeing the Slinger Bag for the first timeFuture plans for SlingerSpeaking to Mike was super enjoyable & it was a pleasure to be able to have him on the show. Not only does he have a really interesting back story, but has committed to sponsoring this podcast for quite a while now.  A big thanks to him & his whole team 🙌Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:50 - Mike’s Background 19:12 - Buying Prince Tennis26:03 - First hearing about the Slinger Bag34:42 - Tennis as a lifestyle brand37:50 - Slinger becoming a ‘Connected Brand’41:51 - Advantages of trading publicly Find us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/19/202149 minutes, 10 seconds
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Larry Jurovich - Building Relationships Through Coaching

Canadian Coach, Larry Jurovich joins the podcast this week 🇨🇦Larry has worked with top juniors around the world, including a stint at the LTA. He has also worked with former podcast guests James McGee, James Cluskey & Sharon Fichman!We talk:Working during COVIDLessons learned during his time coachingHis time spent working in IrelandWorking with the LTAHis new tennis centres in Canada It was great to be able to chat with Larry, especially as he has such a wealth of knowledge & experience in the coaching industry.Fun fact: Larry also played ice Hockey for Ireland during the time that he spent living there! Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:23 - Life during COVID in Canada8:00 - Values in his tennis programs10:57 - Working with the LTA15:48 - Playing Ice Hockey for IrelandFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/12/202129 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nick McCarvel - Inside The Tennis Media World

This week we take a sneak peak into the tennis media world with Nick McCarvel 🇺🇸Nick is a sports media expert, who has worked in tennis for a number of years & is now involved with the Olympics 🤩 He is a writer, presenter, commentator & producer.Cian, who works at Functional Tennis takes over from Fabio as host for this Episode!We talk:Breaking into the industryLGBTQ Community in TennisGetting to know Billie Jean KingBoundaries between work & personal lifeStaying up to date with tennis storylinesOlympic TennisIt was great to be able to speak to Nick, especially as the Olympics draw closer. Hope you enjoy the chat & the change up this week 😃Let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:28 - Breaking into the industry4:45 - More drawn to journalism or tennis?12:35 - Setting boundaries between work & personal life16:37 - LGBTQ Community in Tennis22:36 - Getting to know Billie Jean King28:37 - Current role with the OlympicsFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/5/202133 minutes, 43 seconds
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Marcel da Cruz - S&C Coach of Casper Ruud

Marcel Da Cruz joins the podcast this week to talk about his work with Casper Ruud 🇳🇴Marcel has been working with Casper for almost 10 years & he has been instrumental in helping Casper get to where he is today!We talk:The upcoming grass court seasonHow tennis players fitness levels compare to other athletesCasper's decision to take a year offAvoiding injuriesJunior players working with S&C coachesThis episode is a deeper dive into strength & conditioning training, which was particularly interesting as it has been a while since we talked about it on this show 😉Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:25 - Getting ready for the Grass Courts 9:49 - How do tennis players compare fitness wise to other athletes15:45 - Too much muscle causing injuries19:25 - Starting to work with Casper29:58 - Working with Casper during his year off33:46 - Juniors working with fitness trainersFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/28/202139 minutes, 55 seconds
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Marco Chiudinelli - Reflecting on a Long Career

Marco Chiudinelli from Switzerland joins the podcast this week 🇨🇭Marco had a 17 year long career, which saw him rise to a career high #52 as well as winning the Davis Cup with Switzerland in 2014 🏆We talk:What life after tennis looks likeRunning Tennis CampsCan Novak compete the Golden Slam?What he misses from travelling on tourWinning the Davis CupIt was nice to be able to see what Marco is up to these days, but also to look back and remember all the good times that he has had on court 💪Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:25 - Life after Tennis6:00 - Running Camps in Halle11:50 - Can Novak complete the golden slam?16:28 - Up & Coming Swiss talent, Dominic Sticker19:41 - What he misses from his travelling days25:55 - Winning the Davis CupFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/21/202133 minutes, 11 seconds
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Garry Cahill - Leadership & Mentoring in Tennis

It was nice to be able to speak to Garry Cahill again, who has previously joined the podcast on Episode 10!Garry is a Tour Coach & former Irish Davis Cup captain, who is currently setting up his own academy 🔥We talk:What he been up to since our last podcast episodeImportance of having a mentorLeadership in TennisProducing top players on limited budgetsProblems with short term successWe haven't had podcast guests on very often for more than one episode - so it was nice to be able to tie back in with Garry 😃Check out our previous interview with Garry hereHope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:53 - Life since last podcast episode11:44 - What makes a good mentoring program?21:47 - Why some federations produce so many successful players?32:54 - Problems with short term successFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/14/202141 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sharon Fichman & Dylan Moscovitch - Life on Tour as a Couple

This week we speak to Canadian couple Sharon Fichman & Dylan Moscovitch 🇨🇦Sharon is a professional  tennis player, while Dylan is a former Olympic figure skater 😃We talk:How they metSharon's decision to break from tennisDylan's life as a figure skaterTravelling togetherHigh Impact AthletesIt's not very often that we get the chance to see to speak to two people at once on the podcast, with this interview being our first time interviewing a couple!Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:09 - How they met5:52 - Taking an indefinite break from tennis10:08 - Life as a figure skater15:05 - Inspiration to get back to tennis20:25 - Travelling together24:39 - How Yoga helpsFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/7/202132 minutes, 33 seconds
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Emily Appleton - One Step at a Time

We are joined by British tennis player, Emily Appleton this week for Episode 101 😃Emily recently won 3 of the 4 UK Pro Series titles & is just back from a trip where she was playing in Israel & Georgia 🙌We talk:UK Pro Series successWorking with her coach (& former podcast guest David Collins)The Sky Sports Scholar programThe importance of media training Plan going forwardIt was really great to be able to talk to Emily & hear about all the hard work that she puts in with her team. We wish them the best of luck going forward 💪Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:57 - UK Pro Series4:33 - Playing in Israel8:47 - Working with David Collins11:12 - Being a Sky Sports Scholar13:10 - Importance of Media TrainingFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/31/202122 minutes, 34 seconds
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Casper Ruud - Journey to the Top 20

We are proud to announce that Casper Ruud is our guest for Episode 100 🥳🎉Casper is in unbelievable form recently, having just made SF runs in Monte Carlo & Madrid, as well as capturing the title in Geneva. He is currently ranked #16 in the world ⭐We talk:Growing up playing tennisTraining with Rafael NadalHis love of golfImportant factors that helped him break the Top 20Playing his Dad in tennisIt was a real pleasure to have Casper on the show. He was a super nice guy & we wish him the best of luck going forward 🙌We also announce the winner of the Slinger Bag at the end of the episode 😉Finally, a big thanks to all of our listeners! We are delighted to have been able to release 100 episodes & hope to release at least 100 more 😉Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:18 - Recent results & form5:05 - Training with Rafael Nadal7:41 - Biggest takeaway from hitting with Nadal9:12 - Playing tennis growing up11:11 - Love of Golf20:07 - What helped you to breakthrough?22:11 - Playing tennis with his DadFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/24/202127 minutes, 9 seconds
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Matt Ebden - A Life on Tour

Aussie, Matt Ebden is our 99th guest on the podcast 🇦🇺 It was nice to be able to speak to yet another established name on tour as we near episode 100!Matt is an Australian Open mixed doubles champ, who also has a few ATP doubles titles 😉We talk:Shadows at the Madrid OpenTraining ahead of Roland GarrosComing back from injuryMost memorable matchHis enthusiasm for watchesInvesting & off court interestsMatt was training at the All In Tennis Academy when we spoke. He will play Lyon before he travels to Paris for Roland Garros 🎾Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:42 - Shadows in Madrid6:31 - Training at the All In Tennis Academy10:14 - Coming back from injury14:06 - Training with Federer15:23 - Most memorable match19:31 - Cryptocurrency & investing21:30 - Love of watchesFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/17/202128 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ron Yu - A-List Stringer & Technician

Ron Yu, a well established and respected stringer & racket technician on tour joins us for Episode 98 😃Ron has strung rackets for the likes of Agassi, Sampras, Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka & more! The list is endless 😅We talk:How he got involved in the industryPlayers he has worked withStrings used by prosSurviving through the COVID pandemicHow tour dynamics have changedUpcoming tournamentsRon joined us from his office, just a week before he is to travel to Geneva to string for Roger Federer 🔥Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:33 - How he got into the industry3:41 - Players that he has worked with5:29 - How meticulous are players?9:47 - Signing players for a year13:45 - How many rackets do pros use?15:51 - What strings do pros use?17:44 - Surviving through COVID19:26 - Upcoming Tournaments21:00 - Dynamics on tour changing over timeFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/10/202125 minutes, 46 seconds
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Aidan McHugh - Scotland's Next Gen

A very promising Scottish tennis prospect, Aidan Mc Hugh joins the podcast this week for Episode 97!Aidan told us a few good stories on this edition of the podcast & opened up about the differences between the top pros & others players that he has played 😃We talk:Growing up in ScotlandDeciding not to go to collegeThe junior circuitRelationship with Andy & Jamie MurrayRole models growing upAt the time of recording, Aidan was currently training in Roehampton 🎾Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:06 - Training on clay in the UK3:42 - Growing up in Scotland9:44 - Junior Circuit12:23 - Playing with the Murray’s for the first time18:20 - Seeing how hard the pros work21:00 - Role models growing up21:48 - Hitting with FedererFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/3/202129 minutes, 43 seconds
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Martin Rocca - Coach & Tennis Aid Founder

Argentinian tennis coach, Martin Rocca joins the podcast this week from Barcelona!Martin is a junior tennis coach, who also set up the charitable organisation, Tennis Aid 🙌We talk:His career coachingBarcelona ATP 500Working online during the pandemicPatience while working with young kidsTennis Aid & the work they doMartin has vast experience in some of the best clubs & academies out there - so to tap into some of his knowledge was exciting 🔥Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:06 - Martin’s career journey 8:28 - Working through the pandemic17:33 - Needing patience to work with younger kids20:37 - How Tennis aid came about27:59 - Is Tennis Aid needed in Europe?Find us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/26/202137 minutes, 35 seconds
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James Cluskey - Climbing My Next Mountain

James Cluskey, a former professional player turned entrepreneur is our guest this week 🇮🇪James specialised in doubles, played Davis Cup for Ireland, toured the world & had plenty of success along the way 😃We talk:Tour storiesPlayers that he has played withHelping Richard Branson with his tennis gameTransitioning from tennis to life afterwardsStarting his own businessIt was about time that we had James on the show! We often mention his name, so to hear from the man himself was great 🔥Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:10 - Tour Stories8:56 - Players that he played with10:25 - Starting his own business27:05 - What he has learned from Richard Branson32:59 - JC InvitationalFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/19/202137 minutes, 52 seconds
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David Sammel - Tour Coach & Mentor

David Sammel, a former tennis player & current tour coach joins the podcast this week to talk about the importance of mindset!David is the coach of Liam Broady & former podcast guest, Marcus Daniell 🔥We talk:Mindset CollegeThe role that maturity plays in individualsThe negative influences of social mediaImportance of training the mindOur upcoming Functional Tennis Webinar with DavidThere are plenty of life lessons in this episode! Whether you are tennis crazy or not, you can definitely pick something up from our chat 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:21 - Managing his time19:38 - Maturity plays a big role37:18 - Using your phone sparingly52:55 - Does Federer feel more pressure now than before?56:48 - More information on DavidFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/12/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tom Gutteridge - Coach of CiCi Bellis

The coach of CiCi Bellis, Tom Gutteridge joins us this week to talk about how he became a top level coach & what his day to day really looks like 😉It was fantastic to have another coach on the podcast - we always learn so much from them 😃We talk:How he got into coachingStarting to work with CiCiWhat a typical day looks likeGoals for the futureWhy he plans to use the Functional Tennis PointerTom has a really interesting story of how he started coaching CiCi, make sure to check it out 🎧Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters3:05 - His early tennis career6:33 - Starting to work with CiCi12:38 - Decision to coach22:03 - Dealing with injuries23:57 - Typical training day in Orlando29:46 - Using the Functional Tennis Pointer31:41 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/5/202139 minutes, 2 seconds
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Julia Efremova - Raising a Future Star

This week we speak to tennis parent & former pro, Julia Efremova. Julia is the mother of Ksenia Efremova, an 11-year old who is widely regarded as a future tennis star! Julia and her family live at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France 💪We talk:Julia's tennis careerMoving to the Mouratoglou Tennis AcademyHer typical dayKsenia's goalsDealing with pressureJulia is the first tennis parent that we have had on the podcast & it was really nice to be able to hear about her story - albeit from a slightly different perspective than we are used to 🙌Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:18 - Julia’s tennis career5:11 - Moving to Mouratogloou Academy8:11 - Typical day for Julia15:19 - Typical day for Ksenia18:19 - Ksenia’s goals21:35 - Dealing with PressureFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/29/202131 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mirjam Bjorklund - Breaking onto the WTA tour

Mirjam Bjorklund, an up & coming player from Sweden joins the podcast this week to talk about her transition onto the WTA Tour 🔥We talk:Playing recently in DohaJunior vs. senior gameUsing social media to help fund her tennis careerTips for juniorsIt was great to be able to chat with Mirjam as she continues on her journey to become a top tennis player 🙌Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:54 - Playing in Doha6:49 - Challenges in transitioning to the senior game9:55 - Playing Iga Swiatek in 202017:18 - Using social media platform to help fund her tennis18:51 - Tips for juniorsFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/22/202122 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marian Vajda & Goran Ivanisevic - Celebrating Novak's 311 Weeks as World #1

We have a super exciting episode this week as we are joined by the coaching team of Novak Djokovic 🔥Both Marian Vajda & Goran Ivanisevic join us to talk about Novak's journey to 311 weeks as world #1 🥇We talk:How long can Novak keep it going?What sets Novak apart from other players?Seeing Novak for the first timeImproving his serveMarian & Goran playing each other on tourIt was an absolute pleasure to have both of Novak's coaches on the show. With Goran being a more recent addition to the team & Marian being Novak's long time coach - we got to hear about the journey from multiple perspectives 🙌Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:28 - How long can Novak keep the #1 ranking?9:39 - What sets Novak apart from other players?12:11 - Seeing Novak for the first time18:19 - Improving Novak’s serve19:20 - Marian & Goran playing each otherFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/15/202123 minutes, 5 seconds
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Adam Blicher - Communicating Better as a Tennis Coach

Adam Blicher, a tennis coach/speaker/podcaster from Denmark is this week's guest.  We cover a lot of topics - including how coaches can communicate better with their players 😃We talk:His work with the Danish Tennis FederationReceiving a cancer diagnosisHow coaches can improve their communicationImproving/Reflecting on match routinesAdam is still young but is extremely knowledgable 🙌  Attend any tennis conference & the chances are that he will be there as a speaker!! Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:21 - Working with the Danish Tennis Federation10:53 - Being diagnosed with cancer17:03 - How coaches can communicate better40:51 - What players do pre match, during the match & after the matchFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/8/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nick Littlehales - World Renowned Sleep Expert

Sleep Expert, Nick Littlehales joins the podcast to talk about how people can improve their sleep patterns 💤We talk:Advantages of getting good sleepIs napping a good thing?What can you can to get better sleepUsing technology to track sleepNick has almost 30 years of experience in the sleep industry & has worked with some of the world's top athletes 👊Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:41 - Getting involved in the sleep industry15:27 - Advantages of getting good sleep30:48 - Should I nap?39:36 - What can I do to sleep better at night?45:15 - Sleep TechnologyFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/1/202157 minutes, 51 seconds
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James McGee - Tour Life & Beyond

James McGee, a former professional player from Ireland is this week's guest 🇮🇪James played on tour for many years & now works with the charitable organization, Inspiring Children Foundation in Las Vegas 🤗We talk:Spending time with Bob BrettHow tough life on tour can bePlaying Davis CupFalling out of love with tennisInspiring Children FoundationPlans going forwardHope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters3:06 - Spending time with Bob Brett7:05 - His last tennis match20:14 - His favorite match29:09 - Mental exhaustion after playing on tour31:32 - Inspiring Children Foundation44:57 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/22/202149 minutes, 54 seconds
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Marcus Daniell - Creating Positive Impact In The World

This week we talk to Marcus Daniell, the ATP Top 50 doubles player from New Zealand 🇳🇿Marcus is a busy man - juggling a pro tennis career & multiple off-court projects, but is able to still pull it off 💪We talk:Quarantine in AustraliaWhy he decided to turn vegetarianFounding High Impact AthletesBeing part of the ATP Player CouncilLife on tour!Marcus is a really nice guy that is easy to listen to! It was great to be able to talk tennis, but also about things going on off the court for a change 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:54 - Routine during quarantine in Australia5:52 - Changing up his diet18:24 - High Impact Athletes28:17 - People involved with HIA36:45 - ATP Player CouncilFind us on Social Media:YouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/15/202149 minutes, 41 seconds
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Marijn Bal - IMG Tennis Agent

We have an agent on the podcast for the first time ever this week! 🤝Marijn Bal is a Dutch agent at IMG, who works with some of the biggest names in tennis 🎾We talk:Quarantine in AustraliaGoing to college in the USPlayers that he works withMisconceptions about agentsWhat to look for in a playerIt was a real pleasure to speak to one of the top tennis agents out there! Marijn is a man that wears many hats as you'll find out when you listen 😉Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters2:06 - Quarantine in Australia5:37 - Working with players in Australia15:21 - How to choose which brands to work with27:38 - Players that he worked with early on34:19 - How he discovers talentFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/10/202148 minutes, 34 seconds
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Robbie Koenig - "Tennis Nearer the Gods"

The legendary South African commentator, Robbie Koenig is this week's podcast guest 🇿🇦Robbie is a former player and coach who now finds himself in the commentary box  🎤 He is well known in the tennis world for his coverage of some of the best moments in the sport 💪We talk:Quarantine in AustraliaHis professional tennis careerThe transition to commentaryHow he comes up with his iconic one-linersTraveling on the tennis tour There are even a few Netflix movie/documentary suggestions in the episode 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters6:59 - Quarantine in Australia10:14 - Historical match analysis12:27 - Playing professional tennis25:27 - How he got into commentary28:30 - Legendary commentary lines!34:14 - Playing Andy Murray in DoublesFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/6/202148 minutes, 18 seconds
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Alex De Minaur - 'The Demon'

Alex De Minaur, the current #1 Australian player on the men's side joins us from Melbourne to talk about his journey so far  🇦🇺Alex is currently #23 in the world, plays Davis Cup for Australia and already has an ATP title to his name in 2021 🔥We talk:Playing Nadal at the ATP CupIs there more pressure playing in Australia?How he got his nicknamePlaying against his mentor, Lleyton HewittFriendship with Nick KyrgiosSpecial thanks to Asics Tennis for helping set up this interview 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters1:41 - Freedom after quarantine in Melbourne4:18 - Rematch against Nadal at ATP Cup6:12 - More pressure playing in Australia?7:16 - Asics Solution Speed Tennis Shoes15:11 - Was playing professional always the dream?20:58 - First time being called 'The Demon'21:47 - Playing against his mentor Lleyton Hewitt23:35 - Relationship with Nick KyrgiosFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/30/202126 minutes, 59 seconds
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Craig O'Shannessy - ATP Strategy Analyst

Craig O'Shannessy, a strategy analyst to the pros joins the podcast this week to talk about how data & video can help players play smarter.Craig used to work with Novak Djokovic and is currently working with Matteo Berrettini & Jan-Lennard Struff 🔥We talk:Dynamics of joining a teamImportance of video analysisWorking with all levels of tennisBeing part of team DjokovicAccessing tennis dataCraig is one of the leading strategy analysts out there! There are also a few stories in there - don't miss it 😉Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:15 - Dynamics of working in a team environment8:08 - Is tennis behind in video analysis?9:44 - Advantage of using a strategy Coach19:04 - What types of players he works with23:29 - What it's like working with the Djokovic & Berrettini35:34 - When should you start using a strategy coach?46:26 - Sports psychologist or strategy coach?Find us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/25/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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Matwe Middelkoop - Making it on the ATP Tour

Dutch tennis ace, Matwe Middelkoop joins us on the podcast for our first episode of 2021! Matwe has been on tour for many years and has plenty of interesting stories 😉We talk:Choosing to specialize in doubles late in his careerStories from playing tournaments in AfricaWhat life is like on tourPlaying Roger FedererLife after tennis with his new clothing brandOur chat with Matwe is fun, high energy & makes for easy listening 🔥 Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters3:18 - Hitting a roadblock in his career8:15 - Working with psychologists12:02 - Playing tennis in Africa24:56 - Psychology of playing players that are injured 29:28 - Dealing with sponsors31:31 - Playing Roger Federer40:43 - Quarantining in AustraliaFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/18/202148 minutes, 41 seconds
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10 Memorable Podcast Moments from 2020

For our last episode of the year, we have mixed it up a bit! We are bringing you 10 memorable moments from episodes that aired in 2020 🔥We have snippets from former top 10 players, grand slam winning coaches & much more.  Be sure to check out the full episodes individually 💪We are in a fortunate position to have so many fantastic moments to choose from. These are just a few of our favorites & are in no particular order 😉This is our last episode of 2020. We will be back soon and hope to bring you more interesting podcast episodes 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters3:35 - Matt Little6:10 - Sergi Bruguera8:04 - Joe O’Dwyer10:12 - Mansour Bahrami13:37 - Nick Saviano15:57 - Daria Abramowicz18:26 - Janko Tipsarevic20:54 - Robin Söderling23:38 - Piotr Sierzputowski26:31 - Paul AnnaconeFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/28/202029 minutes, 58 seconds
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Daria Abramowicz - Iga Swiatek's Sport Psychologist

Daria Abramowicz joins this weeks podcast. Daria is the Sport Psychologist of current Roland Garros Champion, Iga Swiatek 🇵🇱We cover many topics, including:What her role on the team isHow she got into tennisWorking with other top-level athletesWhen she started working with Team SwiatekCreating a balance throughout the teamWinning Roland Garros 2020Daria gave us some very cool insight into Team Swiatek and how they operate/work together 🔥 This is just the start for this team by the sounds of it!Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters4:29 - What her role involves11:55 - How she got into Tennis18:42 - Working with Iga while she studied full time25:07 - Time leading up to Roland Garros 202034:15 - Simona Halep match at Roland GarrosFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/21/202059 minutes, 16 seconds
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Robin Soderling - Former World Number 4

This week we speak to Robin Soderling, a man who needs no introduction! 🇸🇪 We cover many topics & Robin offers great bits of advice. Some of the areas we cover:Staying fit/Family LifeTennis vs. PadelThe Rafa Match and moving on to the Final vs. FedererHow would he play Rafa todayUnaware of Stress/Anxiety slowly buildingRecognising/dealing/recovering from monoRS Tennis Balls / Padel / FutureListener questionsThroughout, Robin offers plenty of advice that you will want to hear 🙌Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Find us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/14/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mark Kovacs - Sport Scientist and Human Performance Specialist

This week we chat to Mark Kovacs, Mark has combined his scientific brain and his passion for tennis to create the Kovacs Institute. We touch on many topics throughout this chat and Mark shows a wealth of knowledge in so many important areas of the game.Mark is author of 2 must have tennis books, Complete Conditioning for Tennis and Tennis anatomyWe cover:His days as a Junior with Lleyton Hewitt/Andy RoddickCombining a phd with tennisBreaking down the makeup of a top 50 playerTennis BenchmarksBest athletes in the world // Comparing AthletesTraining periodisationThe benefits of players taking a break each yearWhat is the Kovacs instituteWeights for Junior PlayersWearable technologyFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/7/202058 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bonus Episode - Life as a Pro Skier and the Journey to the Top of the Slopes

I thought it would be great to see what the life of a professional skier is like. I speak to Trevor Philp and Erik Read, 2 Canadian World Cup and Olympic skiers and we hear about their journey to the to top the Skiing world.We talk aboutGrowing up / choosing skiing over TennisJunior Skiing sceneJoining the National TeamNCAA ChampionsExpenses as Skier / The TeamTeam sport or individual sport?The different skiing eventsOlympics versus the World CupTypical Ski DayShutting offCan you make money?Planning for the FutureCanada V The States/Europe/RussiaAccidentsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/4/202045 minutes, 42 seconds
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Robert Lindstedt - Grand Slam Doubles Champ

Swedish Doubles player and Grand Slam Champion, Robert Lindstedt joins the podcast this week 🇸🇪Our chat with Robert was insightful, surprising, funny & everything in-between 😅We talk about:Secrets to longevityDealing with lossesHow nutrition habits have changedWinning the Australian OpenHaving the right mindsetBiggest regret in his careerRobert was extremely honest and open in this interview.  It's definitely worth a listen 👌Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:2:35 - Secrets to longevity7:11 - Dealing with losses12:04 - How nutrition has changed15:36 - Winning the Australian Open27:44 - Biggest regret in careerFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/30/202036 minutes, 57 seconds
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Matt Little - Andy Murray's S&C Coach

Andy Murray's longtime S&C Coach, Matt Little joins us this week 🇬🇧Matt has worked with Andy for the majority of his career and has been part of some of the greatest moments ever in tennis - Grand Slam titles, Olympic golds, Year-end #1 rankings, the list goes on 🔥We talk about:How he got into tennisImplementing technology in training early onHow training has changed over the yearsBeing part of Team Murray during 2016Working alongside Ivan LendlCelebrating winsHis new bookOur chat with Matt is one of our best podcast episodes yet. The episode is slightly longer than our usual length and could have talked for much longer 😃Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:3:43 - Getting into tennis as a child11:31 - Implementing technology early on16:19 - How training has changed over the years28:20 - Introducing data related change in teams47:32 - Being part of Team Murray during 201654:20 - Celebrating after a win1:05:27 - Matt's new bookFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/23/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Federico Ricci - Experienced Tour & Academy Coach

Federico Ricci, an experienced tour & academy coach joins us this week! 🇮🇹Federico is the current coach of Emil Ruusuvuori, but has coached a number of players over the last few years 🔥We talk about:How his coaching journey started in FloridaMoving to Finland to start an academyWorking with Emil RuusuvuoriPlans for the futureIt was great to be able to chat with Federico about the differences between coaching in an academy and coaching an individual player on a full time basis. It was also eye-opening to hear about the number of weeks each year that he travels for work. Being a tour coach often means that there are very few weeks off! 😯Hope you enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:4:24 - Developing his coaching skills12:19 - How he started working with Emil Ruusuvuori18:29 - Emil's transition to professional tennis21:15 - Instilling belief in players from Finland29:42 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/16/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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Zizou Bergs - Up & Coming Belgian Star

Zizou Bergs - the young Belgian tennis player that won his first ATP match last month in Antwerp joins the podcast this week 🇧🇪Zizou made headlines earlier last month for beating Vinolas in R1 of the European Open and pushed Khachanov to 3 sets 👏We talk about:ATP events vs Futures eventsPracticing with other professionalsPlaying Khachanov in AntwerpPutting in the work & constantly improvingJuggling Study and TennisThere are plenty of interesting parts in this interview! Don't miss it 🔥Hope you enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:2:10 - Difference between ATP & Futures events6:05 - Practicing with other pros9:14 - Playing Khachanov in Antwerp13:17 - Who is part of his team?14:42 - Difference between Tennis Federations in Belgium17:08 - Why he studies in Europe rather than in USFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/9/202023 minutes, 48 seconds
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Eric Hechtman - Coach of Venus Williams

Eric Hechtman, the coach of Venus Williams is this week's podcast guest🔥 Eric is the full-time coach of Venus and travels with her to tournaments around the world!We talk about:Life after CollegeHitting with Federer & Nadal in MiamiGetting into coachingOff-season training plans with VenusAdvice for juniorsIt was really interesting to hear how Eric manages his time between his family, coaching Venus and his role as tennis director at Royal Palm Tennis Club.  Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:5:36 - Life after College7:21 - Being a Hitting Partner for Federer & Nadal11:29 - Starting to work with Venus Williams14:20 - Top 3 Learning Points from Venus16:23 - Best moment with VenusFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/2/202023 minutes, 42 seconds
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Piotr Sierzputowski - Coach of Iga Swiatek (2020 Roland Garros Champion)

Iga Swiatek's coach, Piotr Sierzputowski joins the podcast this week! Piotr has just recently coached Iga to a Roland Garros title - with Iga being the first Polish player to ever win a slam 🔥We talk about:How he got into TennisWorking with a sports psychologistManaging expectations & working hardRoland Garros 2020!Advice for juniorsIt was great to be able to speak to a coach that has had so much success recently! Piotr really opened up during the interview, which allowed us to really understand what was going on in the Swiatek camp in the run up to Roland Garros 😀Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:5:46 - How he got into Tennis15:15 - Why Iga has transitioned so well into the senior game29:31 - How hard did the team work during lockdown?31:56 - Attitude after winning Roland Garros R144:18 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/26/202049 minutes, 43 seconds
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Illya Marchenko - In's & Out's of the ATP Tour

Ukrainian tennis player, Illya Marchenko is on this week's podcast! Illya is a current pro player, who has a career-high ranking of #49 🔥We talk about:How he started playing TennisInjuries & setbacksBreaking the Top 100His growing YouTube ChannelIllya tells us all about life on tour as a player & how he navigates his way through it all 😀Enjoy! 💯Check out his YouTube channel hereLeave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:8:31 - How he started playing Tennis15:51 - Most Unpleasant Matches18:01 - Learning points after playing top players21:57 - His growing YouTube ChannelFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/19/202032 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kevin Niksich - The Tourna Grip Story

This week we are talking to Kevin Niksich, who runs the tennis brand Tourna. Tourna's blue  overgrips are well known across the globe and are used by plenty of top professionals 🔥Kevin's father started the company & Kevin now runs it along with his brother & father.We talk about:Origins of the gripWorking with Pete SamprasPartnership with HEADCurrent Players using TournaOther grips & machines availableKevin tells us some cool stories and talks a bit more about the brand and how it started. The company is still a family business - one that has taken over tennis!Some of the players to have used Tourna: Sampras, Courier, Murray, Bryan Bros, Pliskova, Roddick, Shapovalov, Isner - the list goes on! 😮Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:4:04 - Origins of the grip6:31 - Pete Sampras & Tourna12:45 - Current Players using Tourna20:35 - Other Grips AvailableFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/12/202030 minutes, 48 seconds
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Casey Cordial - Sports Medicine Chiropractor

An essential member of Grigor Dimitrov's team joins us this week. Casey Cordial is a sports medicine chiropractor that works and travels with Grigor 🔥Casey has worked with numerous professional athletes, including other tennis players!We talk about:How he got involved in tennisWorking with Fitness Coach, Seb DurandShould top players travel with a physio?A typical day with GrigorMonitoring sleepWe talk about these points & much more in the episode. It was great to hear some real insights into how pro athletes take care of their bodies.Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Find out more about Casey on his websiteEpisode Chapters:2:22 - How he got into Tennis8:50 - Working with Fitness Coach, Seb Durand13:42 - Typical Day with Grigor Dimitrov25:30 - Monitoring Sleep33:18 - Other tennis pros he has worked withFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/5/202049 minutes
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Sergi Bruguera - 2x Roland Garros Champion

Two-time Roland Garros Singles Champion, Sergi Bruguera joins us this week.Sergi is a former Top 3 player and is a true clay-court specialist.  He won back to back French Open titles in the '93 & '94 and was a finalist in '97 🔥We talk about:His career & coaching TsongaHow Roland Garros conditions have changed over the yearsSeeing Rafa play for the first timeCaptaining Spain at Davis CupPlaying on hard-court for the first time at 18 Sergi is the most successful player that we have ever had on the podcast. It was a true pleasure to have him on and hear more about his story 🙌Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:6:05 - How Roland Garros conditions have changed9:23 - Playing on hardcourt for the first time at 1813:20 - Winning Roland Garros against Courier17:54 - Toughest ever opponent21:06 - Seeing Rafa for the first time23:30 - Thoughts on new Davis Cup format24:45 - Bautista Agut coming back after fathers death28:44 - Coaching Tsonga & his rehabilitationFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/28/202040 minutes, 12 seconds
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David Collins - ATP Doubles Coach

This week we talk to ATP Doubles Coach, David Collins.David coaches a number of different players in both singles & doubles - but is best known as the coach of John Peers & Michael Venus 👌We talk about:Who does the player stats?Playing on the pro tourThe Functional Tennis Webinar that he will joinAdvice for coachesBest memory as a coachDavid is fortunate enough to have been involved in tennis for a long time and really knows his stuff 😃Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:3:34 - Who does the player stats?12:08 - Playing on the Pro Tour19:16 - Functional Tennis Webinar23:29 - Best memory as a coachFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/21/202026 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tina Pisnik - Former WTA Top 30

Tina Pisnik, a former WTA top 30 player from Slovenia joins the podcast this week.Tina, now retired from professional tennis coaches in Chicago. During her playing career, she was involved in the Olympics on two separate occasions, won WTA tournaments and played all of the grand slams 🔥She retired after a car crash that she was involved in, set up a tennis club, set up a coffee shop & captained the Slovenian Fed Cup team.We touch on all of these moments, along with the importance of mental health in tennis.Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:4:46 - Struggling with Injuries & mental health9:09 - Having Mark Petchey as a coach12:52 - What she has learned from her career16:06 - Representing Slovenia at the OlympicsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/15/202021 minutes, 47 seconds
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Philipp Born - Combining a PhD & Tennis

This week we speak to Philipp Born, a tennis coach who has studied various tennis patterns as part of his doctorate.Philipp talks to us about:Various tennis patterns that he studied for his PhDGerman League TennisThe importance of second serve speedAdvice for juniorsPhilipp is super knowledgable about tennis and about different strategies that can be used on-court.  The episode is slightly different to others - but offers an insight into patterns & strategies that pros use in real life from a different perspective.Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Check out the breakdown of the tennis court that Philipp was talking about hereEpisode Chapters:1:32 - Mixing Tennis & a PhD13:17 - Pros training with certain patterns21:58 - Importance of Second Serve Speed25:14 - Advice for juniorsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/8/202037 minutes, 34 seconds
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Gary Kushnirovich - Juggling Coaching & Instagram

Gary Kushnirovich joins the podcast this week.Gary is one of the most passionate people about tennis out there... no question!We talk:Struggling to find tennis video content as a juniorPlaying the New York OpenCoaching full timeManaging his successful Instagram pageGary has played college tennis, but found his calling on the court as a coach!It's another short episode - meaning that there is no excuse to miss it! 😉Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:2:14 - Gary's Tennis Journey7:50 - Playing New York Open15:29 - Gary's Instagram Account19:44 - Slinger BagFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/1/202024 minutes, 57 seconds
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Karue Sell - A look inside the US Open bubble

Karue Sell, who is Naomi Osaka's hitting partner talks to us about what life is like inside the bubble in New York.Karue 🇧🇷 joins us from a suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium & tells us how things are being done differently this year and gives us an insight into his daily routine with Naomi.It's a short episode, but very interesting!Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:2:41 - Arriving in New York8:54 - Player Suites in Arthur Ashe Stadium13:07 - More focus - fewer distractions!14:58 - Could this model work in other locations?Find us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/28/202020 minutes, 11 seconds
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Paul Annacone - Former Coach of Federer & Sampras

Paul Annacone joins us this week for a chat.We talk about what it's like coaching top players such as Sampras, Henman, Federer & Sloane Stephens 😃We also cover topics like mindset, preparation & pressure. This episode is one of our best and we can all learn so much from it 💪Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:1:42 - Paul's current day jobs13:20 - Coaching Federer vs. coaching Sampras21:54 - Federer vs. Sampras at Wimbledon 200131:43 - Evolution of coaching40:41 - His best tennis momentsFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/25/202047 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jude O'Reilly - Off Court Performance Gains

This week we speak to Jude O'Reilly, who is a personal performance advisor 😁Jude has had many years of experience working with top professional athletes - most notably in golf.  Jude talks a lot about how athletes can improve through off-court techniques and tells us in detail about ways that top athletes use these techniques. We also talk about the transition from the junior to pro game.Enjoy! 💯Leave us a review on iTunes 📱Episode Chapters:1:29 - Intro about Jude4:57 - Transition from Junior to Senior game12:44- What you can train inside yourself21:26 - Importance of sleepFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialJude Contact DetailsWebsiteTwitterHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/18/202039 minutes, 50 seconds
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Conor Niland - Grand Slam Stories & More

Former pro player, Conor Niland joins the podcast for a chat about his playing days.We talk about stories from his playing days, playing Federer as a child, training with Sampras & Murray as well as advice for junior players 🔥Hope you enjoy!Leave us a review on iTunes 😀Episode Chapters:3:05 - Playing at Wimbledon & US Open7:27 - Playing Federer as a kid & training with Sampras18:04 - What he has learned through the years23:03 - Sending your child to an academyFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/11/202033 minutes, 54 seconds
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57 Mikael Torpegaard - From NCAA #1 to Pro Tour

Mikael Torpegaard, the Danish #1 male player joins the podcast this week 💯Mikael talks about his days as a college tennis player, playing Davis Cup and about how he is adjusting to the pro tour.Some interesting topics in this episode - especially about playing Nadal as a student 🤩Let us know what you think & leave us a review on iTunes!Stay safe & have a great week!Episode Chapters:3:15 - Playing Junior Tennis9:35 - How college changed his game15:50 - Playing Nadal in Davis Cup22:42 - Main College rivals27:29 - Life on TourFind us on Social Media:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/4/202036 minutes, 10 seconds
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56 Dan Kiernan (Part 2) - Covid & Depression in Tennis

Dan Kiernan is back for Part 2!This episode focuses on the challenges that tennis & tennis academies have faced because of COVID. We also talk at length about mental health issues and how important it is to talk about them.It was our first time talking about mental health on the podcast this week. Really eye-opening stuff. Check it out!Let us know what you think & leave us a review on iTunes!Stay safe & have a great week!Episode Chapters:1:37 - Challenges for the academy during COVID11:48 - Mental Health in Tennis20:50 - Tennis needs more security!29:01 - Advice for young playersWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/28/202034 minutes, 27 seconds
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56 Dan Kiernan (Part 1) - Soto Academy Director & Former Pro

Dan Kiernan, the owner & director of Soto Tennis Academy joins the podcast this week. We talk Coaching, Tour Life, Wimbledon, Soto Tennis Academy (program, schooling & costs). Dan is honest, transparent and says it as it is. It's very refreshing to listen to him!We had a long chat with Dan, so decided to split our conversation with him into two separate episodes. This is Part 1.Let us know what you think & leave us a review on iTunes!Stay safe & have a great week!Episode Chapters:5:30 - How Dan ended up coaching10:52 - Playing at Wimbledon21:07 - All about Soto Tennis Academy30:48 - Core values at Soto Tennis Academy35:45 - Cost of attending SotoWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Twitter: twitter.com/functennisInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/21/202043 minutes, 36 seconds
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55 Peter Smith - Coach of Steve Johnson & Sam Querrey

Professional tennis coach, Peter Smith joins us this week. Peter has been a successful college coach for many years and now coaches on the professional tour (Steve Johnson & Sam Querrey).Peter talks to us about:     How he came successful in coaching     What made Steve Johnson the best ever college player     Learning competitiveness vs. being born with it     College Coach vs. Tour CoachPeter has also coached his children and gives some advice on how to keep the parent/child relationship healthy. Hope you enjoy the episode. Episode Chapters:8:54 - What made Peter a successful coach12:29 - Why Steve Johnson was so good in college18:38 - Born with competitiveness or learned?37:11 - Keeping parent/child relationship healthy44:42 - College Coach vs. Tour CoachWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/14/202056 minutes, 34 seconds
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54 Jonas Forejtek - Former World No.1 Junior

Former Junior World #1, Jonas Forejtek joins the podcast this week. Jonas has won the US Open Boys Singles title and has decided to pursue tennis full time. You may know him from the famous video of him hitting with a wooden spoon online.Jonas talks to us about:Learning how to hit with the Wooden SpoonChanging his on-court mentalityWinning US OpenPlaying Davis CupHEAD Tennis RacquetsIt is a short episode, but worth listening to.Hope you enjoy it!Listen on your favorite podcast app!As always, tell your friends, tennis buddies or anybody you know that may be interested in listening!Episode Chapters2:27 - The Tennis Pointer (Wooden Spoon)8:04 - Changing on-court mentality10:12 - Winning US Open16:11 - Most memorable tennis moment19:27 - HEAD Tennis RacquetsWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/7/202024 minutes, 20 seconds
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53 Karue Sell - 10 Things I've Learned as Naomi Osaka's Hitting Partner

Karue Sell, the hitting partner of Naomi Osaka joins us this week for Episode 53!Karue has played pro, coached and is now a hitting partner to 2x Grand Slam Champion, Naomi Osaka. He has previously worked as a hitting partner for the USTA.He talks to us about:·      College Tennis @ UCLA·      Turning Professional·      Starting to work with Naomi·      10 things he has learned from Naomi·      His new website, My Tennis HQ Listen on your favorite podcast app!As always, tell your friends, your tennis buddies or anybody you know that may be interested in listening!Episode Chapters1:51 - College Tennis @ UCLA8:25 - Turning Professional14:00 - Starting to work with Naomi Osaka16:12 - 10 things Karue has learned from working with Naomi37:18 - HEAD Pro Tour 2.0 Racket42:26 - My Tennis HQ - Instagram & WebsiteWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/30/202052 minutes, 6 seconds
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52 Nick Winkelman - Athletic Performance & Science Expert

For Episode 52, we are joined by Nick Winkelman, an athletic performance and science expert, who has many years of experience working with professional athletes. Nick's journey started off in the US, but he now finds himself working with top athletes in Europe.During the episode, Nick discusses:His new book -  The Language of CoachingThe difference between internal and external cue wordsThe Coaches Communication LoopHow to prolong your career and much more!Nick is a slightly different guest from our usual ones but offers just as much insight as anyone we have had on the show.  We always try to showcase the sport from all different perspectives - and Nick is the perfect person to help us do it.As always, tell your friends about the podcast!I hope you enjoy it.FabioNick has kindly offered 30% off his book, the Language of Coaching which can be ordered from http://www.humankinetics.com/ Use the code FTCOACH30 for 30% off. (valid until July 25, 2020)Episode Chapters:08:28 - Nick's Book - The Language of Coaching16:00 - Internal & External Cue Words28:23 - Coaching Communication Loop40:23 - How to Prolong Your Career51:49 - Sleep Tracking Devices & Importance of SleepWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/23/202056 minutes, 44 seconds
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51 Andreas Seppi - 18 years on the ATP Tour

Andreas Seppi joins us this week for Episode 51 of the Functional Tennis Podcast.Andreas has 18 years of experience on the ATP Tour and has beaten some of the biggest names in the sport: including Federer, Nadal & Wawrinka.Andreas talks to us about: ·     Growing up in Italy·      Meeting Jannik Sinner for the first time·      Moving to Colorado·      His favorite match & favorite grand slam·      Life after tennis Andreas was very generous with his time and gives us a true insight into the life of a professional player. Don’t miss this episode.As always, tell your friends about the podcast!I hope you enjoy it.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a 5-star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/16/202032 minutes, 29 seconds
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50 Tom Hill - Coach of WTA Top 20 Maria Sakkari

WTA Tour Coach, Tom Hill joins us for Episode 50 of the Functional Tennis Podcast. Tom has coached some of the world’s top players, including Danielle Collins and currently Maria Sakkari. He has a remarkable story, especially considering how young he still is. What he has accomplished in a matter of a few short years can usually take upwards of many more for others.Tom talks to us about:·      Moving to IMG Academy to train as a child·      College Tennis·      Becoming a hitting partner to Sharapova and other top players·      Transitioning from hitting partner to coach·      What he has earned from coaching top 40 playersAs always, let us know what you think and let your friends know about us!I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcsatFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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49 Mansour Bahrami (Part 2) - The Master Entertainer

We can back to the Mansour Bahrami story and follow on from where we left at the last episode with him losing all his money in a Casino shortly after landing in Nice, France.I hope you enjoy the rest of his story.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcsatFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/2/202044 minutes, 23 seconds
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49 Mansour Bahrami (Part 1) - The Master Entertainer

It was a pleasure to have the great Mansour Bahrami on the Functional Tennis Podcast. He has a fascinating story with all the challenges he had to over come first in Iran and then in France. It you shed tears easily have the kleenex ready as there are a couple of times where you really feel for the pain that Mansour had to endure.This interview was much longer than our usual and honestly we probably need a few more hours also. I've split it up into 2 episodes with part 1 this week and part 2 next week.I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcsatFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/26/202046 minutes, 13 seconds
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48 Craig Tiley - Australian Open Tournament Director and Tennis Australia CEO

Super episode this week with Craig Tiley who is the Tennis Australia CEO and the tournament director for the Aussie Open.  He has done an amazing with with Tennis Australia for 15 years. The Aussie tennis system is world renowned and Craig has put a great system in place that has seen many players move successfully into the senior game.He has also been at the epicentre of turning the Aussie Open from the least favourite of the Slams to the most favourite. When you speak to the players they absolutely love it and all the work that has gone into to make it so special.Craig tells us about:His days as a NCAA D1 Winning CoachHis desire to help peopleChallenging himselfDeveloping a great system in AustraliaWhats needed to break into the top of the gameHis 1st time meeting Roger FedererTennis Australia during the Covid Situation and the coaches reliefListener question 1 on his best moment as tournament directorListener question 2 on the best to develop a business with focus on high performance tennisI hope you enjoy the episode.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcsatFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/19/202032 minutes, 6 seconds
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47 Liam Smith - Tennis Coach of Gael Monfils

This week we speak to Liam Smith, the coach of Gael Monfils. Liam is a very experienced coach that has worked with great players at all levels as well as working for academies and Federations around the world.We talk about:His early coaching days at Saddlebrook and Van de MeerBeen part of a great Aussie system that has produced world class playersWorking with Radu Albot and Gael MonfilsHad he learned form Radu and Gael.Coaching 2 ATP players at the same time (Radu and Matt Ebden)Transitioning from junior to seniorsHis new online Tennis Player Development CourseHis ideal male and female playerI hope you enjoy the episode.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/12/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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46 Nick Saviano from the world renowned Saviano Tennis Academy

This week I speak to the man behind the world renowned Saviano Tennis Academy, Nick Saviano. Nick was a former top 50 player who quit tennis to start his own academy and has worked with some great players from a very young age to been in the players box on the Grand Slam finals day as well as securing places places for countless teenagers in top US universities.We talk aboutHis academyWhat it was like to be a Top 50 player in the 70's along with his most memorable matchHelping juniors on the big decision to go pro or to collegeWorking with Sloane Stephens as an 11 year old and the feeling of seeing somebod you have worked with win a SlamWorking with Genie BouchardHow to get the most out of female players and how they mature quicker than the boysThe parents as a junior players CEONick's new online courseWe also have a question from one of our listeners.I hope you enjoy the episode.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
5/5/202054 minutes, 37 seconds
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45 Neal Skupski - ATP Top 30 Doubles

This week I speak to Top 30 Doubles player Neal Skupski. Neal is the younger brother of Ken Skupski who we spoke to in episode 12.  Neal came through the US college system and made a decision after college to concentrate on doubles and it's proved to be a wise one.We talk aboutCurrent Covid-19 situation with training, eating and old friendUS College tennisHis brother taking a risk playing doubles with him with his low rankingTeaming up with his current partner Jamie MurrayWhat Neal has learned form JamieHow Louis Cayer has helped his gameTravelling with your countrymen and downtimeMemorable matchesRafa as a doubles playerAdvice for young playersI hope you enjoy the episode!And if you want to listen to his bro's Ken episode tap hereFabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/28/202050 minutes, 16 seconds
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44 Janko Tipsarevic - Former Top 10 & Davis Cup Winner

I am super excited to have Janko Tipsarevic on this weeks episode. Janko is a former top 10 player, won the Davis Cup as well as 4 ATP Titles and 15 Challengers. His career span nearly 20 years on the pro tour excluding his years as the world number 1 from under 14's to under 18's.He tells us all about his career, we talk about the highlights and struggles as well as his love for philosophy, playing Federer, Roddick and his academies and alot more.It's packed with great insight and tips. Hope you enjoy it!FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/21/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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43 Kyle Edmund - Top 20 ATP Player

This week we speak to career high ATP #14 Kyle Edmund. This recording was taken fro our Instagram live feature with Kyle.I had not intended to convert the Instagram live series to the podcast but feedback from our viewers was great and I also found Kyle answers very insightful so thought it would be great for an episode of the podcast.We chat about his current setup in lockdown, training tips, his forehand, beating Andy Murray, differences in the different levels of the pro game and much more.Hope you enjoy it!FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional at:Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/14/202033 minutes, 18 seconds
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42 Mike James - Strategy coach and data analyst

This week we speak to strategy coach and data analyst, Mike James. Mike has worked with some top pros and coaches. He worked alongside Magnus Norman to analyse Stan Wawrinka pre and post injury and is currently working with NextGen Miomir Kecmanovic.We talk about working with the above guys, tennis stats, interpreting stats, hawkeye, gps training equipment and moreHope you enjoy it.FabioWin some FREE Functional Tennis Products by leaving us a  5 star review with your Twitter/Instagram handle.Find Functional Website: www.FunctionalTennis.comInstagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisFacebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficialTwitter: twitter.com/functennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
4/7/202048 minutes, 13 seconds
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41 Thai Kwiatkowski

This week we speak to Top 200 ATP player Thai Kwiatkowski. Thai was the 2017 NCAA champion and has been on the pro tour for the past 2 years. He tells us about his tennis, plans during the COVID lockdown, differences in the college and pro game and other tennis nuggets.If you are new to the Podcast, hello and welcome. If you have been here before and haven't subscribed please hit the subscribe buttonHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/31/202029 minutes, 52 seconds
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40 Sebastien Durand - Advice for Players to stay fit during the lockdown with world renowned strength and conditioning coach Seb Durrand

Excited to bring you this bonus episode of The Functional Tennis Podcast.We speak to Sebastien Durand,  the strength and conditioning coach of Grigor Dimitrov for over 10 years, one of the fittest players and best movers on the tour.Seb wanted to share how to turn this negative lockdown situation we are in into a positive situation and he dives into it. He offers great advise that you should definitely listen to.He also talks about how he is handling the lockdown personally, his early tennis days, how he became a fitness trainer and a lot more.If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review on your podcast app 😀 Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/28/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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39 Sebastian Lavie

This week to speak to former pro Sebastian Lavie who has recently setup the Lavie Tennis Academy at the Nextgen arena in Auckland New Zealand. As a 9 year living in New Zealand he relocated with his family to train in Australia and then at 10 they all moved to France where he spent most of his teenage years training at he Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and living with Patrick Mouratoglou. We hear about the challenges and fun along the way as well as bringing his learnings from the setup and Team at the Mouratoglou academy to his own Academy.Some of the areas we cover:Where Tennis BeganPacking everything into a container and moving to EuropeStay in France or move back home to NZ?Living with Patrick MouratoglouWhen Grigor Dimitrov arrived at MouratoglouCost of training at the AcademyWhat would he do differently as a kid todayWas there a Plan b?Failure at pro tourGreat coachesBest / favourite matchGoing from top junior to a senior playerJunior with sponsorship dealsGetting his first pointDream of a tennis academy College tennis versus direct routeLife at The Lavie Tennis AcademyIf you are new to the show welcome and check out our other episodes. If you liked the episode please share it with your tennis loving friends and family :)FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/24/20201 hour, 52 seconds
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38 Simone Vagnozzi - Top 100 ATP Coach

This week we speak Italian Simone Vagnozzi, former pro player and ATP coach of Stefano Travaglia. Simone retired as a player at age 31 and has been coaching on the tour for the past 5 years. I've been following his Instagram account @SVTennisTeam for a while now and he puts out some good content. We talk aboutWhy there are so many good Italian Pro playersWhat is special about top playersWorking with Stefano TravagliaBeating Djokvoic at Roland Garros when coaching Marco CecchinatoLearning from MedvedevWorking with top Juniors and long term planningHis new academyAdvice for coaches and playersTap the Play Button!!POWERED BY HEAD TENNISHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/17/202023 minutes, 26 seconds
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37 Craig Shapiro - Host of the Under Review Tennis Podcast

This week I speak to fellow podcast host, Craig Shapiro. Craig is the founder of the Under Review Tennis Podcast and he speaks to the unwritten heroes of tennis. Craig tells us about his show as well as his days working with Andre Agassi as a stringer, what happened after his short stringing career, his documentaries on Agassi and Patrick Mourtaglou, the burning down of the Wilson Pro Staff factory and more. Press the Play Button!!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/10/202025 minutes, 7 seconds
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36 Kholo Montsi - ITF Boys No.12

This week we speak to South Africa Number 1 boys Junior and ITF World Number 12 Kholo Montsi.Kholo is a great young kid with a wise set head on his shoulders. His positive attitude and fighting spirit shines though during the interview and I love his win or learn outlook on every match.We talk about:Where tennis began for himTraining with Anthony HarrisPart of the South African ATP Cup TeamWhat he learned at the ATP CupKevin Anderson / Lloyd HarrisHis first friend on the ATP TourFuture PlansAs usual a big shout out to podcast sponsors, HEAD !!Tap the PLAY Button !!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
3/3/202026 minutes, 31 seconds
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#35 - Stefano De Pirro - Full Time Physio of Denis Shapovalov

This week we see life on tour from the view of Italian Stefano De Pirro who is Denis Shapovalov's full time physio.We speak about:His match day routine (Pre and Post)Injury preventionDenis's perfect body for tennisHow Stefano became a physioEating versus ice bath recoveryHis I LOVE MONDAY MORNINGS posts on InstagramI hope you enjoyed it and picked up at least 1 bit of knowledge that can help you.Thanks to our podcast sponsors HEAD :)Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/24/202042 minutes, 55 seconds
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34 Alexander Waske - Tour Coach and Academy Owner

This week we speak to former pro (Top 100 singles, Top 20 doubles) and academy owner Alexander Waske.  Alexander runs the Alexander Waske Tennis University in Frankfurt Germany. He has worked with pros such as Kerber, Melzer, Haas, Berankis and currently works with Bemelmans, De Loore, Gunneswaren and former world number 1 junior and junior slam winner Jonas Forejtek who is also famously known for his video as a 12 year hitting with the wooden spoon!Alexander tells us about:His academy and academy lifePlayers he works withWhat he looks for in playersJonas Forejtek and the pointerWhat’s needed to break into the top 100Advice for players, parents and coaches.It was great to have him on the show and promise you will love this episode.We mention the Tennis Pointer on the show and here is the link to itShout out to our Podcast Sponsors Head.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/18/202029 minutes, 21 seconds
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33 Jonny O'Mara - Top 50 ATP Doubles

This week I speak to 24 year old Scot Jonny O'Mara. Jonny has moved up the doubles rankings quickly and having recently got to the quarters of the Aussie Open he has an exciting year ahead.We speak aboutChallenges transitioning from the Junior to Senior tourGoing to College in the UKDifference in attitudes between Futures and Challenger/ATP levelLouis CayerDoubles partner relationshipsPlaying without expectationsHis Golf Handicap and moreIf you are new to the Podcast please hit the subscribe button!Finally a big shoutout to our Podcast sponsors HEAD.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/11/202035 minutes, 30 seconds
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32 Joe O'Dwyer - Tour Coach

This week we speak to tour veteran Joe O'Dwyer. Joe was the coach of one of our recent guests Jeff Salzenstein who said we should get him on the show. Joe is also Irish but spent most of his life in the US or touring with players but I had seen him in Dublin on a few occasions. Joe is known for his good stories and tennis wisdom. We hear plenty of stories with players you'll know as well as advice for tennis players of all levels who want to be pros and tools they need to get there.Its definitely one of our more entertaining episodes but also carries just as much advice.Hope you enjoy it!!Shout out to our Podcast sponsors Head.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
2/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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31 Marcus Willis

This week we speak to pro Marcus Willis. Marcus is known for his impressive run at Wimbledon in 2016 where he came through pre-qualies, qualies, taking down players such as as Medvedev, Rublev, Sugita and going on to face Roger Federer in Round 2 of the main draw on a packed Centre Court.Marcus tells us about:Junior Career and difficulties moving into the mens gameBuild up and aftermath to the Wimbledon runChallenges he has faced throughout his careerHow parenting has changed his outlookPreparing for a return to the tourAdvise for JuniorsAnswer some questions from our Instagram followersTap the PLAY button above and enjoy.Thanks to our Podcast sponsors Head, who make the best rackets in the game 😀I mention The Functional Tennis Match Journal and Practice Journal on todays episode and you can check them out here.If you use Apple Podcast, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher or have another favourite podcast player you will find us there, just search for "Functional Tennis"Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/28/202032 minutes, 10 seconds
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30 Mike Digby - Professional Hitting Partner

This week we speak to full time pro hitting partner, Mike Digby.Englishman Mike graduated from US College in 2019 and decided to work as a full time hitting partner rather than go after a singles/doubles career. He tells us why he choose to go down this route and how he got into it as well as 10 things he learned from hitting with some of the best players in the world such as Federer, Osaka, Tsitsipas, Nadal, Halep, Djokovic and more. Download a review of Mike's 10 points hereYou can follow Mike on Instagram here or checkout his website hereBig thanks to our Podcast Sponsors HEAD 😀 Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/21/202039 minutes, 23 seconds
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29 David O'Hare - From 1 night in Jan 2019 in New Zealand as a Club Coach to Coaching at the ATP Tour Finals

This week we have 29 year old Irishman David O'Hare on the podcast.  David (Dave) is a former pro who quit due to an unfortunate injury but used his connections to stay in the game and to coach some of the worlds best doubles players.He talks about his Junior and College (#3 ranked doubs) career and how he went from a coaching gig in New Zealand just before the 2019 Aussie open to be drafted in as a coach to Luke Bambridge to coaching at the ATP Tour finals with Rajeev Ram and his College doubles partner Joe Salisbury.We speaks openly about the challenges on the tour and sometimes it's not what it's made out to be. It's very interesting and I really enjoyed my first in person chat and look forward to more in the future.Shout out to our Podcast Sponsors Head who have just realised a new Prestige which I am looking forward to testing.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/14/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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28 Jake Eames - Former Pro & Founder of Letour

This week we speak to Jake Eames who is involved in tennis on a few different levels. He is a former pro from Australia who:Is a coach and works with promising Aussie JuniorsHitting partner to WTA pros such as Caroline Wozniacki, Ash Barty, Sam Stosur and moreFounder of Letour, an upcoming tennis brand adding colour to he game with eco friendly clothing and awesome designsI was lucky to meet Jake In Australia 12 months ago and I through it would be a great idea to share his story on the podcast.Its a great listen, hope you enjoy it!!Shoutout to our Sponsors HEAD, you rock  😀 Follow Jake and Letourhttps://www.instagram.com/eamesjakehttps://www.instagram.com/letourtennis/Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
1/7/202037 minutes, 2 seconds
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27 Jeff Salzenstein - Former Top 100

You may seen some of Jeff's instructional video online, I certainly have and was very excited to get him on the Podcast.Jeff Salzenstein is a former Top 100 players who played during the Agassi / Sampras generation and then at the early Federer / Nadal generation. He gives some great insight into his career, stories about Sampras, Federer and his fun Irish coach Joe O'DwyerHe also gives great advise on life lessons on and off the court.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/30/201958 minutes, 33 seconds
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A look inside Functional Tennis with a review of 2019 and preview for 2020

With everyone so busy this week spending time with their family I originally wanted to not upload an episode this week but I decided to do a solo slow and do a review of Functional Tennis in 2019, plans for 2020 and thank yous. This episode helps give us a small look inside Functional Tennis.If you have have any suggestions for 2020 you can find me at:email - [email protected] - @functionalTennisTwitter - @fabmolAlso huge thanks to your Podcast sponsors HEAD.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/24/201917 minutes, 49 seconds
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26 Rashid Ahmad - Founder of touchtennis

This week we speak to the founder of the touchtennis, Rashid Ahmad. touchtennis is a fun adaptation of tennis.Rashid tells us all about his early days writing about classic tennis matches to figuring out a way to beat tennis pros with his rules to growing touch tennis into an International tips. There are also business and life tips throw in.It's a fun but interesting episode which you cant miss!!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/17/201934 minutes, 37 seconds
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25 Regina Cortina - Pro Tennis Photographer

This week we have a short episode with Mexican Pro Tennis Photographer Regina Cortina.As well as speaking to players and coaches we like to talk to people working in tennis who  don't hit tennis balls!Regina tells us how she got into photography and tennis as well as travelling around the world and how she gets the key shots.You can check out Regina's awesome work here.Huge thanks to our Sponsors HEAD who make our favourite tenis rackets here at Functional TennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/10/201919 minutes, 15 seconds
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24 Brett Masi - USC Head Coach

This week I am super excited to speak to USC (University of Southern California) Head Coach Brett Masi. USC are one the US's best College Teams, and have won countless national titles. It was a privilege to speak to Brett.Brett tells us about his College Coaching career, working with players such as Steve Johnson and Robert Farah and legendary coach Peter Smith, winning a National Title and been able to deal with the pressure of coaching at USC and trying to keep their success moving forward.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
12/3/201938 minutes, 50 seconds
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23 Dominik Koepfer - From playing twice a week at 16 to top 100 at 25

This week we speak to German player Dominik Koepfer. Dominik had one US College option at The University of Tulane, he took it and by end of it he was the top college player in the US and has managed to raise the level of his team bringing them from an unranked team to a top 25 team. He tells us about his journey from playing only twice a week as a junior to becoming a Top 100 ATP player and challenges he met along the way. We also speak to Dominik's assistant coach at Tulane, Niall Fitzgerald who tells us what coaches and the other players saw in him.Shout to our Podcast Sponsors HEAD, our #1 rackets at Functional TennisHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/26/201928 minutes, 27 seconds
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22 Billy Heiser - ATP Tour Coach

This week we have ATP/WTA Coach Billy Heiser who is part of the Add2PErformace Team and together with them he is the coach of Top 20 WTA Alison Riske and Top 100 Dominik Koepfer.Billy is a young coach but has helped his players move quickly through the rankings. He tells us what it's like been a coach, working with and the qualities of his players, we speak about coach finances and salaries and he offer advice on how to improve as a coach.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/19/201926 minutes, 2 seconds
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21 Dave Mullins - What you need to know about US College Tennis

In episode 20 we speak to Dave Mullins who works for the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) and he tells us the in and outs of College Tennis and what you need to know if you have thought about College Tennis.Dave was a top junior playing in the Junior Grand Slams, he played College Tennis at Fresno State followed by a playing on the Irish Davis Cup team and then moving into College Coaching where he spent 10 years achieving different levels of success throughout his tenure.Dave has plenty to offer in this episode and if you want to know more about College tennis this episode is for you.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/12/201948 minutes, 49 seconds
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20 Jay Clarke - Rising British Star

This week we have a short and snappy episode with the 21 year old Jay Clarke. Jay is a former Tennis Europe Number 1, British Under 18 number 1 and within 2 years of starting out in the mens circuit was in the worlds best 200. He tells us how he achieved this with the coaching help of his family and without the need to base himself in an expensive academy. He talks about his focus to move from the Futures tour quickly, his great matches at Wimbledon as well as telling us whats its like to play Roger Federer on the grass of SW19.Thanks to our Podcast sponsors Head. Tap the PLAY button and enjoyHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
11/5/201926 minutes, 48 seconds
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19 Simon Konov of Top Tennis Training - Founder of one of the worlds best online tennis training platforms

I am a long term fan of the Top Tennis Training and was delighted to have its founder Simon Konov on todays episode. Simon tells us all about how he got started in tennis and onto coaching and how over working left him in hospital where soon after Top Tennis Training was born where now they offer great tennis training courses as well as putting out great content on all their social platforms. We hear all about how he runs Top Tennis Training day to day along with his business partner / ex pro Alex Slabinsky and also talks about working with top pros such as David Ferrer and Nalbandian as well as Roger Federer!!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/29/201947 minutes
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18 Kris Soutar - Master Performance Coach with over 27 years experience working with top players and coaches

In this weeks episode we speak to Scottish Master Performance coach Kris Soutar who many people told me I must interview! It was great to eventually chat to him where we talk about all the things he is involved with on a daily basis from working with top coaches around the UK to travelling and working with Judy Murray, online work and his passion projects, The Service Box and the Tennis Journal Podcast. He also offers great advice for coaches, parents and kids which you should take onboard.Tap the Play Button!!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/22/201941 minutes, 9 seconds
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17 Noah Rubin - Pro player and the founder of Behind The Racquet

Excited to have Noah Rubin on this weeks podcast. Beating Benoit Paire on his Grand Slam debutThe successful Behind the Racquet platform which Noah is the brains behind. It provides a platform for tennis players to share their mental health challenges throughout their careerFormer Junior Wimbledon and USTA Nationals championSpent 1 year at Wake Forest, reached the NCAA finals and went proATP/WTA level versus ITF JuniorsInjury challengesIf you find it interesting please share with your tennis friends and family.Thanks to our new sponsor HEAD Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/15/201929 minutes, 6 seconds
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16 Kaja Juvan - Teenager breaking into the WTA while studying and finishing exams at home

This week we have rising teenager Kaja Juvan from Slovenia. Kaja has quickly moved from a top ITF junior to just outside the WTA Top 100 with her rise only slowing down due to her commitment to finish school. She tells us about missing the US Open due to exams, playing Serena at Wimbledon, easy going parents, advice for juniors, difference between WTA players and top Juniors and more.If you are new to the Functional Tennis Podcast, Hello! 👋 Please hit the subscribe button on your favourite podcast app and share with your tennis friends!!Hope you enjoy the showHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/8/201931 minutes, 37 seconds
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15 Sarah Stone - Founder of the WTCA

Delighted to have Women's Tennis Coaching Association founder Sarah Stone on this weeks episode.Sarah tells us about growing up in the tennis world, partnering Sam Stosur, coaching her to 3 grand slam doubles titles and world doubles number 1. She tells us about the WTCA and how it helps coaches and how to get involved. We touch on some controversial tennis topics and she ends offering advice for juniors and advice.Tap the play buttonsHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
10/1/201942 minutes, 37 seconds
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14 Nikki Roenn - String, stringing, rackets and customisation (Unstrung Customs)

This week we have Nikki Roenn from Unstrung Customs who talks about his tennis career and how he moved into the string and customisation business. Unstrung Customs string and customise rackets for pros and players all over the world, they use 3d printing to make custom pallets affordable and a quicker process and also offer a custom racket painting service.If have have any interest in string, stringing, rackets and racket customisation you should have a listen. Nikki answers questions from our Instagram followers in all the sections above. You'll learn some simple tricks to get your strings setup better as well as advice on some new strings. He even tells us about the rackets of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray which he has worked on. Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/24/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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13 Florian Mayer - Former Top 20 ATP Pro

We speak to former top 20 ATP pro Florian Mayer. You may remember Florian unorthodox strokes and jumping backhand dropshots. He made life difficult for so many players on court and the list of players he beat is very impressive. Florian tells us about his career, best matches, playing a 16 year old Rafa, beating Rafa at the Shanghai masters, the 3 players he could not beat, dealing with injuries and more!Press the play button and enjoy!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/17/201927 minutes, 28 seconds
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12 Ken Skupski - Dad & Pro Doubles Specialist

Super excited to have Ken Skupski on this weeks episode. I know Ken quite a while as he is a great customer from my real job, FunkyChristmasJumpers.com!!.Ken is a doubles specialist and he has enjoyed success on the world tour and even more since the arrival of his kids. He has 3 kids and tells us what it's like to be a pro with kids and how he deals with it. He tells us of his dream coming through having his brother as a partner to having to end that partnership (His brother Neal now plays with Jamie Murray). We also speak about his early days playing doubles as a young kid, moving into college tennis tennis and then onto his pro journey. He also talks about the exciting World Team Tennis.Tap the play button, I promise you will enjoy it!Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/10/201949 minutes, 24 seconds
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11 Kathinka von Deichmann - The first Liechtensteiner to play in a Slam

This week we speak to the first Liechtensteiner to play in a Grand Slam, Kathinka von Deichmann who played in the 2018 US Open. Kathinka tells us about her early days in Lithuania, training in Europe, her first slam and whats happened over the past 12 months. Her positivity shines through and will bring her success in the future.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
9/3/201922 minutes, 59 seconds
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10 Garry Cahill - Performance Coach, ex Davis Cup Captain & Leadership speaker

On this weeks episode I speak to a good friend of mine Garry Cahill. Gary has been at the top level of Tennis performance training in Ireland for over 10 years with the National Federation and is now setting up his own performance business, Prodigy Tennis, which he will work with not only with players, but academies and Federations outside of Ireland. He speaks to us about all things tennis and gives great advice for players, parents and coaches. Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/27/201949 minutes, 3 seconds
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9 Paul Jubb - The 2019 NCAA Division 1 Singles Champ

This week we speak to the 2019 NCAA Division 1 Singles Champ. Paul tells us about his junior days, been advised to go to college in the USA, winning the NCAA's singles title and getting a Wimbledon wildcard.If you found this episode interesting please share with your tennis friends and subscribe so you don't miss out on next weeks episode.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/20/201918 minutes, 8 seconds
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8 Anthony Harris - Coach of ATP Top 100 Lloyd Harris

We speak to Anthony Harris, coach of ATP Top 100 Lloyd Harris. Anthony has done so much good for tennis in South Africa with his Match Foundation helping kids from under privileged background find success in tennis and life.We speak aboutHis early tennis days and becoming No.1 in ZimbabweGoing straight into High Performance coachingBuilding an academy in Cape TownThe Match FoundationLloyd HarrisAdvice for Coaches and JuniorsHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/13/201939 minutes, 29 seconds
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7 Rohan Bopanna - Former World No. 3 Doubles Player

Super stoked to have the super nice Rohan Bopanna on this week's episode.Rohan has been playing pro tennis for 20 years and is currently still a top doubles player. He has been ranked as high as Number 3, has played in 3 slam finals winning 1. Rohan tell us aboutManaging his body after 20 years in the gameDoubles in 2019 compared to 20 years agoPlaying doubles with singles playersGrand Slam FinalsWinning his first Challenger title in my home club in DublinHis all time favourite matchThe Rohan Bopanna Tennis AcademyHis love of coffeeMake sure you subscribe and share this episode with your tennis friends 😀 Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
8/6/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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6 Phil Hofmeyr - Inventor of the TopspinPro

On this week's episode we have the inventor of the TopspinPro, Phil Hofmeyr.Phil tells us how he came about with the great invention of the TopspinPro as well how he got it from that stage to now selling all over the world. The tennis product market can be very hard to break into and Phil has definitely achieved this. Tap play and listen to Phil's great story.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/30/201932 minutes, 56 seconds
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5 Mark Petchey - Player, Coach & Commentator

I was very excited to speak to Mark Petchey, former pro players, coach and commentator for over 20 years. I remember seeing/listening to him commentating and providing valuable player insights from my younger days and it was a privilege to speak to him.We talk about:Wimbledon 2019 reflectionWhy the speed of the courts must changeRoger is the last link to Serve and VolleyMental ability of the top 3/4Look at tennis in 5 yearsPlaying Agassi in 94Beating Chang/Stick/HaasMoving into coachingAndy Murray as a 16 year oldMaria SakkariEsteban CarrilFelix Auger-Aliassime ball toss issueLife as a coach v commentatorHawkeye DataPrime videoAnd moreHope you enjoy it. We have had some audio issues which I though where my fault speaking over guests but after concentrating on not speaking over Mark and our next recording and editing I have realised it my issue but a software issue. Apologies about this and from episode  7 it will be fixed.Remember hit the subscribe button!!FabioHave you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/23/201944 minutes, 34 seconds
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4 Allistair McCaw - The Champions Mindset

We are delighted to have Allistair McCaw in this weeks episode. Allistair has a vast array of experience in the top level of tennis and many other sports and professional fields.Allistair isMindset expertPhysical trainerKeynote speakerMotivatorPodcast hostGrowth mindsetConsultantMultiple book authorAreas that we cover with Allistair are:His early lifeLeadershipCoach and player characteristics you should look out forDifference between Kevin Anderson and Svetlana KuznetsovaCommitment to workAdvantages of going to UniversityBalance (on court)Advice to his 15 year old selfHope you enjoy it!Allistair has 3 books:Building a great team cultureChampion minded7 keys to becoming a great coachand you can find Allistair at the below channelsWebsiteInstagramTwitterFacebook Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
7/16/201923 minutes, 14 seconds
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3 Alex Hunt

Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/23/201926 minutes, 8 seconds
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2 Marius Copil - All Round Nice Guy & Romanian #1

Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/23/201927 minutes, 57 seconds
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1 Holger Rune - The Junior Roland Garros Champion

Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/23/201912 minutes, 5 seconds
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0 The Introduction

Introducing the Functional Tennis Podcast. A brief intro Functional tennis and whats in store.Have you seen the Functional Tennis Saber?Check it out here and don't miss the video of Stan Wawrinka crushing the ballFind us on Social Media:Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisYouTube: Functional Tennis PodcastTwitter: twitter.com/functennisWebsite: www.FunctionalTennis.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
6/22/20191 minute, 15 seconds