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Listen each week as TENNIS magazine's top editors discuss and analyze the latest news from around the game. And we want to hear from you: Send in your text or audio messages and you could be featured on the show.
 
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No Challenges Remaining
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A podcast discussing the weekly happenings in the wacky world of professional tennis. Hosted by Ben Rothenberg and Courtney Nguyen.
 
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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips
 
Welcome to the very first tennis instruction audio podcast on the iTunes! For over 200 episodes tennis professional Ian Westermann has been answering questions for listeners all over the world with one goal in mind: making you a better tennis player. What topics are covered? Over the years no stone has been left unturned as Ian covers such topics as creating topspin, singles strategy, doubles strategy, mental toughness, stroke technique for the serve, forehand and backhand, fitness and condi ...
 
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Tennis Psychology Podcast
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Improve Your Inner Game of Tennis With Powerful Mental Game of Tennis Strategies with Mental Game Expert Dr. Patrick Cohn of SportsPsychologyTennis.com
 
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Tennis Podcast with Jon Wertheim
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SI.com is the league leader in original in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports. And we're updated continuously, delivering the level of rich in-depth coverage Sports Illustrated fans demand, at the speed of CNN.
 
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Gotta Play Tennis
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Quick ideas to help improve your enjoyment of the game
 
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We are delighted to finally be able to fulfill one of our most frequent listener requests: an interview with a chair umpire! Felix Torralba, a gold badge chair umpire who worked full-time with WTA and has also worked around the world of tennis on all corners of the globe, recently retired from officiating to take a full-time position at the Mal ...…
 
Grass, tennis' most unpredictable surface, is a fitting battleground for what may be a chaotic Wimbledon. Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan give their thoughts on the game after Roland Garros.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Ben and Courtney have a lot to catch up on after the French Open. Well, maybe a little bit less on the men’s side, where a fairly lackluster men’s tournament ended in obvious fashion–albeit in style! Rafael Nadal is really good, but we knew that. Elsewhere in the men’s game, things look much better for Andy Murray and much worse for Novak Djoko ...…
 
What more can be said about Rafa at Roland Garros? Ed McGrogan tries his best, in less than 10 minutes.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Just 20 years old, the Latvian struck 54 winners and staged a major comeback on one of the sport's grandest stages to win her first title—and it's a big one. Ed McGrogan breaks it down in under 10 minutes.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Will we get a great men's final? Ed McGrogan considers the match-up between Rafa, the in-form nine-time champion, and Stan, the forever dangerous underdog. Plus: stay until the end of the podcast for a special guest appearance.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Thursday's semifinals have given us a fascinating final to consider at Roland Garros.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Novak Djokovic's reign as Roland Garros champion came to a shocking end, Simona Halep mounted a stunning comeback, and my must-see quarterfinal was a cover-your-eyes dud. It was a busy and pivotal day in Paris, which Ed McGrogan recaps in under 10 minutesBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Only two matches were completed on a rainy Tuesday at Roland Garros, but both were significant. Ed McGrogan discusses Timea Bacsinszky's return to the French Open semifinals and Jelena Ostapenko's latest victory over Caroline Wozniacki.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
The quarterfinals are set at Roland Garros. Cilic vs. Wawrinka; Halep vs. Svitolina; Garcia vs. Pliskova—which players do you think will emerge? Ed McGrogan gives his thoughts on today's report.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at this year's French Open. And that's a good thing. Ed McGrogan breaks down a women's draw brimming with opportunity, and the latest runs of red-clay success by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were two of Saturday's big winners—not only did they win against potentially troublesome opponents, but they got their matches in before rain halted play for good. In addition, France is guaranteed a quarterfinalist thanks toBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
From Novak Djokovic's five-set scare to some extremely competitive women's matches, the first day of third-round play delivered the entertainment value we've come to expect from the Slams. Ed McGrogan recaps a great Day 6—all in under 10 minutes.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
We're into the third round at Roland Garros, where Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro will collide. Both men were tested on Day 5, as were three Top 10 seeds on the women's side. Ed McGrogan runs it down, and looks ahead on Friday's play, in under 10 mBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams didn't come into the French Open with much momentum, but a decimated draw has given their title chances a boost. We discuss their second-round wins, Wednesday's other notable results and look ahead to Day 5—all in lessBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Aside from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's tightrope walk against Renzo Olivo, the first round of play is over—and not a moment too soon. We look ahead to the second round of play in Paris and bid adieu to Alexander Zverev, whose stay at Roland Garros was a brief onBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal rolled in their Roland Garros openers, leaving the Memorial Day drama to Americans Jennifer Brady and Donald Young. Ed McGrogan breaks down the day of play in Paris in under 10 minutes.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
On this special podcast—pojdcast?—Ed McGrogan runs down Petra Kvitova's feel-good victory, Angelique Kerber's desultory defeat and the rest of the opening day's happenings at Roland Garros. All in under 10 minutes.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
It’s Slamming time again! Ben and Courtney break down the French Open draws for both the men’s and women’s. On the women’s side, where there are many favorites to choose from, who got the best and worst draws? And whose great draws and good recent forms could lead them to a second consecutive semifinal (or better)? There are multiple correct an ...…
 
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With Serena out—and, for now, Maria, Vika and Petra on the outside—there's more uncertainty in the women's game than ever. We take a deep dive into the WTA to assess the landscape, determine French Open favorites and predict the tour's future.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
In our first somewhat normal show together since the European clay swing began in earnest, Ben and Courtney catch up on what has happened in the past several weeks, from Stuttgart to Madrid to Rome. Firstly, we assess the form and future of Maria Sharapova, the predominant protagonist of those tournaments, even if her runs ended early at the la ...…
 
In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: How can you help a tennis player let go of bad shots? First, you need to identify what is causing the frustration. Hitting a bad shot is not frustrating in and of itself. You’re reaction to bad shots makes them frustrating. Think of the mistake a ...…
 
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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips
 
There are so many different technique elements that you COULD focus on in your game, how can you possible decide which to make a priority? What’s the best way to systematically improve your skills without getting sidetracked or wasting time? This episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast lays out the step by step process that Ian Westermann uses ...…
 
In a decision that had been anticipated for months, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli surprised many by not granting Maria Sharapova any wild card–not even into qualifying–for Roland Garros, locking out the two-time champion there as she continues to work on rebuilding her ranking following her 15-month absence due to a posi ...…
 
It’s Eurovision season again, and it’s NCRvision season again! One year after we launched the NCRvision Song Contest, we’re happy to be able to bring it back to you to gear up from the results show, which will be coming in a few days. It’s possible that some of these amazing songs have faded from your memory (or that you missed them altogether) ...…
 
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We are delighted to be able to fulfill a wish of many of our listeners for years now by bringing on Jamie Hampton (a.k.a. Julie Hamilton) as a guest, who has been out of sight as she rehabs various injuries but not out of our minds of many listeners. Ben and Jamie discuss her mindset as she copes with setbacks, the perspective she’s gained on t ...…
 
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Ian describes how in the minds of tennis players up can actually be DOWN! This story comes straight from the court while working with one of his recent private students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn why awareness is so crucial to improvement and what you can do to improve your own.…
 
In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: Why do some tennis players sabotage themselves when leading a match or set and eventually end up losing in a 3rd set tie breaker? First, you need to identify the problem: What is the challenge? Sometimes when players are up, they start to play sa ...…
 
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There’s a prevalent attitude among some tennis teachers and players that good technique should happen “naturally” if you just let it. Unfortunately in most cases nothing could be further from the truth! Find out why this is a myth and what you should be focusing on to make lasting, meaningful improvements to your game in this episode of the Ess ...…
 
With best wishes, Ben and Courtney convene after Serena Williams’ announcement that she is expecting her first child this fall, and may already be as far as 20 weeks into her pregnancy. Does this change how we look back on her title at the Australian Open in January, when she already would have been roughly two months pregnant? And what does th ...…
 
A group of Americans recently traveled to Cuba for the first work project in decades: repairing dilapidated tennis courts at the National Tennis Center in Havana. Having traveled the globe for feature reporting for Sports Illustrated, Wertheim explains hBy podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
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Every day countless tennis players fool themselves into thinking they’re better than they actually are… and that their opponents are worse than in reality! Don’t fall for that trap. In this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast you’ll learn which elements of tennis matter, and which are irrelevant, earning you ZERO “bonus points”.…
 
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With a quarter of 2017 now complete, Ben and Courtney try to make sense of it all. But does it make sense, really? Daria Kasatkina won Charleston in an all-teen final, which should be a big result. But what are results anyhow, when every player seems to have a roughly equal share of success and failure these days? Which characters and plotlines ...…
 
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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips
 
Today I have a story for you from one of our recent clinics in Indian Wells, California. It illustrates the MOST important part of beginning the improvement process: awareness. Plus, I'll share an amazing resource about how to best build your knowledge of what you're actually doing on the court.
 
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan discuss the new dynamic of the Roger-Rafa rivalry, Nick Kyrgios' renewed sense of purpose, Miami champion Johanna Konta and runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, plus this week's tennis in Charleston and around the world in Davis Cup.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
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Learn step by step how to prepare for a big tournament so you can make improvements and play your best when it really matters most. You'll find out how to use "periodization" to create a powerful plan of attack that anybody can utilize for big game improvement and more match wins.
 
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Wrapping up the happenings in Indian Wells, Ben and Courtney cover the popular champs and the odd ways their matches were pitted against each other. First, is the surprising win of Elena Vesnina reflective of a current landscape of opportunity in women’s tennis? And where might this title lead her? And for Roger Federer, how much is about him s ...…
 
Steve Tignor and Ed McGrogan reconvene to recap a busy BNP Paribas Open and look ahead to the Miami Open. Plus, a discussion about what went wrong for the sport after Sunday's long WTA final in Indian Wells.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
With Maria Sharapova’s ban set to end in just over a month, we’ve assembled an all-star lineup to discuss her impending return and the many questions it raises in this our fourth episode (here are 1, 2, and 3) about Sharapova’s saga. First, Ben speaks with Markus Günthardt, the tournament director of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart where Sh ...…
 
In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: When tennis players get frustrated with their game, what can they do to turn it around and not tank the match? When things aren’t going a players way and they are losing, they tend to get down and disappointed. If this happens, you may have some ...…
 
If you can’t see stars on a clear desert night, are they still there? Ben and Courtney contemplate these quandries and more as they reunite in Indian Wells, where lumpy draws made for exciting clusters of fun, the #1 dude lost to a guy outside the top 100, and Madison Keys returned for her first tournament in five months. We discuss patience wi ...…
 
With the tours spending three weeks in the region, there’s no better time to check in with NCR’s Middle East correspondent, Reem Abulleil, for a quick catch-up on the doings over there. After a rough go of things last year, Caroline Wozniacki made good, despite some rain on her parades. And what to make of Elina Svitolina, who has stealthily pi ...…
 
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The well-spoken and very talented American claimed a long-awaited first title—and he's still just 24. We discuss his winning in Memphis, Karolina Pliskova and Roger Federer, who will apparently play through 2019.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
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It’s been a slowish month of tennis, anthem nightmares notwithstanding, so Ben and Courtney turn to the ever-reliable mailbag to fill out most of this week’s show. With the popularity of the Australian Open, should hard court tournament directors adjust their court speeds accordingly? What are fair expectations for Maria Sharapova’s return to t ...…
 
Ed McGrogan and Steve Tignor discuss the recently completed first rounds of each international team competition, and look at what's happened on the tours in February.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
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There was an eye-catching ending to Davis Cup this weekend, so Ben and Courtney open by discussing Denis Shapovalov’s howitzer into the face of chair umpire Arnaud Gabas, and all the various conversations it starts. Should tennis players drastically rein in their tantrums? Should rules change? Or would an overreaction clamp down on a sport that ...…
 
Back home from their Australian adventures, and with time to process the “dream finals” of the Australian Open, Ben and Courtney rouse and reflect on what to make of the Serena-Venus and Federer-Nadal finals, and what they say about the current state of tennis, both for the players involved and the weekend’s presumed losers (i.e. Angelique Kerb ...…
 
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Essential Tennis Podcast - Instruction, Lessons, Tips
 
So you've tried rituals, positive self talk, etc. and nothing seems to be working....STOP trying to get rid of your nerves during a match; it's what you DO with them that can really make a difference. Here are the TOP 3 mental tennis LIES that most players believe, and how to overcome each of them.
 
The season's first major gave us Serena's 23rd Slam—at the expense of her sister—Dimitrov's revival, CoCo's breakthrough and, perhaps, Federer's greatest win ever. We discuss it all.By podcast@tennis.com (TENNIS.com).
 
In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: How can players get over their fear of failure and anxiety in matches? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in tennis and other mental game barriers that limit your performance. *Download a free ...…
 
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