19 episodes

Learn from the best. Become the best. On Courtside Sessions, we're interviewing top coaches, players, and pros on how they "Elevate their Game."

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Learn from the best. Become the best. On Courtside Sessions, we're interviewing top coaches, players, and pros on how they "Elevate their Game."

    The Hard Work and Sacrifices of Jr Tennis Players | Courtside Sessions - Nina Chabli

    The Hard Work and Sacrifices of Jr Tennis Players | Courtside Sessions - Nina Chabli

    In this super exciting episode of Courtside Sessions, we sit down with Nina Chabli, a junior tennis phenom who's making waves on the court! Nina spills all the details about her journey, from her intense training routines to her big dream of winning all four junior Grand Slams. She talks about her unique playing style and how her Instagram, "@NinaTennisKid," is all about tracking her progress and memories.

    Nina also shares some amazing stories from tournaments like the international Little Mo and dives into how she stays positive and mentally tough. We get a sneak peek into her daily life, fitness routines, and the supportive, competitive vibe at her tennis academy. Plus, Nina talks about her love for beauty, her fun side playing pickleball with her dad, and her dreams of becoming an influencer.

    Some of her biggest inspirations are legends like Monica Seles, Rafa Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. She shares their secrets to handling pressure and staying positive, highlighting the crucial role of mental strength and body language. Whether you're an aspiring tennis player or just love a good success story, you won't want to miss this episode with the incredible Nina Chabli!

    • 26 min
    Early Training, College, & Mental Resilience in Tennis | Courtside Sessions - Oliver Crawford

    Early Training, College, & Mental Resilience in Tennis | Courtside Sessions - Oliver Crawford

    This episode of Courtside Sessions features ATP top 200 and Diadem Athlete Oliver Crawford. 

    Oliver recounts his training sessions from ages two to twelve and the pivotal moment at age 13 when he chose to focus on tennis full-time. Oliver also explains his decision to attend college, driven by advice to further develop his game mentally and physically.

    Oliver elaborates on the challenges of the professional circuit, including traveling alone to various countries and adapting to different cultures and speaks of his mental health challenges and the importance of regular consultations with a mental coach.

    He touches on upcoming tournaments, including preparations for Wibledon and the Australian Open.

    • 32 min
    The Mastermind Behind Your Favorite Sneakers | Courtside Sessions - Mark Kokavec

    The Mastermind Behind Your Favorite Sneakers | Courtside Sessions - Mark Kokavec

    This episode of Courtside Sessions features Mark Kokavec, a shoe designer renowned for his work on Diadem’s Court Bursts. 
    Mark discusses his early career and personal connection to tennis, including his brother’s professional career. Additionally, he shares insights from his collaborations with brands such as Reebok, Converse, and New Balance.
    Mark elaborates on his work with prominent athletes such as Venus Williams, Dwayne Wade, and Todd Martin. 
    Mark describes how he got involved with Diadem, the vision behind the Court Burst shoe, and the importance of continuous feedback from athletes to improve future shoe designs.

    • 31 min
    Building a Winning Tennis Program at FAU | Courtside Sessions - Ricardo Gonzalez

    Building a Winning Tennis Program at FAU | Courtside Sessions - Ricardo Gonzalez

    In our chat, Ricardo shares stories from his amazing career. We dive into his unique coaching style and what he looks for in recruits—spoiler: it's more than just stats!
    Whether you're a tennis fan or an aspiring athlete this episode is packed with valuable lessons and motivating tales from the world of college tennis.
    Don't miss out on this chance to hear from one of the most dedicated and successful coaches around—Ricardo Gonzalez.

    • 22 min
    From Junior Player to Grand Slam Champ | Courtside Sessions - Marcelo Arevalo Part 2

    From Junior Player to Grand Slam Champ | Courtside Sessions - Marcelo Arevalo Part 2

    In part two of Courtside Sessions with Marcelo Arévalo, we delve deeper into the Salvadoran tennis star's career. Marcelo opens up about his experiences competing in Challenger tournaments and reflects on his best singles performances. He candidly discusses the time when he found out about his herniated disk and had to make serious decisions about the future of his career.
    Marcelo elaborates on his doubles career, explaining why it became clear that focusing on doubles was the key to achieving his dreams. Join us for an insightful conversation as Marcelo provides a behind-the-scenes look at the resilience, strategy, and determination required to excel in professional tennis.

    • 35 min
    From Junior Player to Grand Slam Champ | Courtside Sessions - Marcelo Arevalo Part 1

    From Junior Player to Grand Slam Champ | Courtside Sessions - Marcelo Arevalo Part 1

    In this episode of Courtside Sessions, we sat down with Marcelo Arévalo, Salvadoran tennis star and Grand Slam champion. Marcelo shares his inspiring journey from pursuing tennis in El Salvador to becoming a top player, diving into the unique challenges he faced and the passion that kept him going. He offers great insights on the realities of climbing the tennis ranks, discussing the nerves, the intense hard work, and the ultimate payoff.

    Marcelo also chats about the importance of college tennis, working his way up the ranks, and his strategic decision to focus on doubles. He encourages young athletes to trust the process and believe in themselves. 

    • 37 min

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