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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

The Functional Tennis Podcast Fabio Molle

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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

    Tina Lee - Balancing the parent/coach relationship [Ep.151]

    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 it
    Fabio

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    • 40 min
    Felix Mischker aka Tennis Brothers - Jounrey to 1 ATP Tour Point [Ep.150]

    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 episode
    Fabio

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    • 33 min
    Anna Bondar - Breaking the Top 100 [Ep.149]

    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 episode
    Fabio

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    • 23 min
    Max Eisenbud - Super-agent & The IMG Future Stars [Ep.148]

    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 episode
    Fabio

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    • 35 min
    Claudio Pistolesi - 26 Years coaching with passion and enthusiasm

    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 GOAT
    Hope you enjoy the episode
    Fabio

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    • 50 min
    Berrettini "doesnt have the level" Claudio Pistolesi gets told when trying to recruit a US College for a young Matteo Berrettini

    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!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Adam Wade 60 ,

Great podcast

This is one of my favourite podcasts, I’ve listened to every episode and enjoyed them all. The guests are always brilliant and Fabio does a great job with every episode. I’d highly recommend a listen

brihorkan ,

Great Listen

Really enjoyed these, clearly well researched by Fabio and great stories. Always a few nuggets for club players trying to improve and universal but with an Irish interest too.

JohnnyMac Coaching ,

FT Podcast

Great way to pick up some ideas and get a insight into the top players, coaches and experts in the game. Keep up the great work.

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