The First Serve is your HOME OF TENNIS.
Featuring an all year round dedicated weekly one hour 'live' tennis program, the only one of its kind on commercial radio in Australia that is also podcast right here plus commentary from the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, themed podcasts, a strong online/social media presence and print content via our website. The First Serve has one simple aim and that is to keep the tennis conversation going 12 months of the year, covering tennis from the grassroots to the elite.
Based out of Melbourne, Australia, home of the Australian Open, The First Serve covers the Australian tennis scene, but also the game globally attracting listeners from all around the world. The First Serve speaks to those at the coalface of tennis all over the world.
Heading up The First Serve coverage is leading tennis commentator Brett Phillips. Brett is host of our dedicated one-hour weekly radio show, leading commentator at all the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, on the ground at all the key tennis tournaments through the year providing tennis content via radio, podcasts, online and in print. Through the summer of tennis in Australia, Brett currently serves as Court Announcer on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, and in January of 2020 served as Court Announcer for the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney.
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The First Serve SEN, Monday 25th October, 2021
Host Brett Phillips is back in the studio for this weeks edition of The First Serve, covering the last week in the tennis world.
Leading journalist Courtney Walsh joined the show to talk about the Australian Open
Also joining the show, former world no. 35 Brod Dyke.
The First Serve SEN, Monday 18th October, 2021
Host Brett Phillips is back in the studio for this weeks edition of The First Serve, wrapping up the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Australian star John Peers joined the show fresh off his title in Indian Wells.
Storm Sanders also joined the show as she returned to Melbourne after a lengthy stint overseas on the tour.
The First Serve SEN, Monday 11th October, 2021
Host Brett Phillips is back for a big edition of The First Serve, wrapping up the week that's been on the tour, specifically taking a look at the action from Indian Wells.
Renowned tennis journalist Christopher Clarey from The New York Times joined the show, as did rising Australian player Max Purcell.
The First Serve SEN, Monday 4th October, 2021
Brett Phillips is back this week on The First Serve, bringing you your weekly dose of tennis.
On the agenda this week:
•Australian Open update
•Weekly Tour wrap
•The First Serve's Roddy Reynolds on his latest piece on Australia's players in lockdown limbo
•Reporter Shad Powers from the grounds of Indian Wells
•Bayside Tennis' John Trickey
The First Serve SEN, Monday 27th September, 2021
Brett Phillips is back for another big edition of The First Serve, recapping the week that has been in the world of tennis.
Rising Finnish star Emil Ruusuvuori joined the show direct from The Astana Open in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Tennis Federation Vice President Yuriy Polskiy also joined the show direct from Nur-Sultan.
Brett Phillips also spoke to Ryan Hanrahan from Tennis Marketer.
The First Serve SEN, Monday 20th September, 2021
Brett Phillips is back with another big show, wrapping up the latest tour news, is joined by award winning tennis journalist Courtney Walsh, the pair catching up with John Millman in Nur-Sultan, defending his maiden ATP 250 victory in 2020. Tennis Victoria Acting CEO Adam Crameri also was on the show to chat about tennis now being permitted to be played again in Phase 1 of the Victorian covid roadmap.
Love the show guys, keep up the great work! However, I've never heard such bad pronunciation of names, even top players
I love this podcast , I have missed it, welcome back