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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 😃…
 
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 background Purchasing Prince Tennis Signing ne…
 
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 COVID Lessons learned during his time coaching His time spent working in Ireland Working wi…
 
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…
 
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 season How tennis players fitness levels compare to other athletes Casper's decision to take a year off…
 
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 like Running Tennis Camps Can Novak compete the Golden Slam? What he misses from travelling on tour Winning the D…
 
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 episode Importance of having a mentor Leadership in Tennis Producing top players on limit…
 
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 met Sharon's decision to break from tennis Dylan's life as a figure skater Travelling together High Impact Athletes It's not very often that we get the chance to see to …
 
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 success Working with her coach (& former podcast guest David Collins) The Sky Sports Scholar program The importance of med…
 
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 tennis Training with Rafael Nadal His love of golf Important factors that…
 
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 Open Training ahead of Roland Garros Coming back from injury Most memorable matc…
 
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 industry Players he has worked with Strings used by pros Surviving through the COVID pa…
 
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 Scotland Deciding not to go to college The junior circuit Relationshi…
 
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 coaching Barcelona ATP 500 Working online during the pandemic Patience while working with young kids Tennis Aid & the work they do Martin has vast experienc…
 
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 stories Players that he has played with Helping Richard Branson with his tennis game Transitioning from tennis to life afterwards…
 
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 College The role that maturity plays in individuals The negative influences of social media Importance of training the mind Our upc…
 
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 coaching Starting to work with CiCi What a typical day looks like Goals for the futur…
 
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 career Moving to the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy Her typical day Ksenia's goals Dealin…
 
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 Doha Junior vs. senior game Using social media to help fund her tennis career Tips for juniors It was great to be able to chat with Mirjam as she continues on her journey to become a top tenni…
 
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 time Improving his serve Marian & G…
 
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 Federation Receiving a cancer diagnosis How coaches can improve their communication Improving/Reflecting on match routines Adam is sti…
 
Sleep Expert, Nick Littlehales joins the podcast to talk about how people can improve their sleep patterns 💤 We talk: Advantages of getting good sleep Is napping a good thing? What can you can to get better sleep Using technology to track sleep Nick has almost 30 years of experience in the sleep industry & has worked with some of the world's top at…
 
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 Brett How tough life on tour can be Playing Davis Cup Falling out of love with tennis Inspiring Children Foundat…
 
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 Australia Why he decided to turn vegetarian Founding High Impact Athletes Being part of the ATP Player Council Life on tou…
 
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 Australia Going to college in the US Players that he works with Misconceptions about agents What to look for in a player It was a real pleasure to speak to one of the to…
 
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 Australia His professional tennis career The transition to co…
 
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 Cup Is there more pressure playing in Australia? How he got his nickname…
 
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 team Importance of video analysis Working with all levels of tennis B…
 
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 career Stories from playing tournaments in Africa What life is like on tour Playing Roger Federer Life after tennis with his ne…
 
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…
 
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 is How she got into tennis Working with other top-level athletes When she started working with Team Swiatek Creating a balance throughout the team Winning Roland Garr…
 
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 Life Tennis vs. Padel The Rafa Match and moving on to the Final vs. Federer How would he play Rafa today Unaware of Stress/Anxiety slowly building Recognising/dealing/rec…
 
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 anatomy …
 
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 about Growing up / choosing skiing over Tennis Junior Skiing scene Joining the National Team NCAA Champions Expenses …
 
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 longevity Dealing with losses How nutrition habits have changed Winning the Australian Open Having the right mindset Biggest regret in his career R…
 
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 tennis Implementing technology in training early on …
 
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 Florida Moving to Finland to start an academy Working with Emil Ruusuvuori Plans for the future It was great to …
 
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 events Practicing with other professionals Playing Khachanov in A…
 
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 College Hitting with Federer & Nadal in Miami Getting into coaching Off-season training plans with Venus Advice for juniors It was really interesting to hear ho…
 
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 Tennis Working with a sports psychologist Managing expectations & working hard Roland Garros 2020! Advice for juniors It was g…
 
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 Tennis Injuries & setbacks Breaking the Top 100 His growing YouTube Channel Illya tells us all about life on tour as a player & how he navigates his way through it all 😀 Enjo…
 
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 grip Working with Pete Sampras Partnership with HEAD …
 
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 tennis Working with Fitness Coach, Seb Durand Should top players travel wit…
 
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 Tsonga How Roland Garros conditions have changed over the years Seeing Rafa play for …
 
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 tour The Functional Tennis Webinar that he will join Advice for coaches Best memory as a coach Davi…
 
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 u…
 
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 PhD German League Tennis The importance of second serve speed Advice for juniors Philipp is super knowledgable about tennis and about different strategies tha…
 
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 junior Playing the New York Open Coaching full time Managing his successful Instagram page Gary has played college tennis, but found his calling on the court as a coach…
 
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 …
 
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 c…
 
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