14 episodes

Get a Grip! is a tennis podcast by JTCC, hosted and produced by Father-Daughter duo, Vesa and Nicole Ponkka! Get a Grip covers the latest tennis news, topics, and trends, focuses on the history and tradition of the sport, and features guests from the tennis industry. Episodes are released on the 15th and 30th of every month, be sure to subscribe to stay up to date!

Get a Grip‪!‬ JTCC

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Get a Grip! is a tennis podcast by JTCC, hosted and produced by Father-Daughter duo, Vesa and Nicole Ponkka! Get a Grip covers the latest tennis news, topics, and trends, focuses on the history and tradition of the sport, and features guests from the tennis industry. Episodes are released on the 15th and 30th of every month, be sure to subscribe to stay up to date!

    College Tennis in the Time of COVID ft. Dave Mullins, ITA

    College Tennis in the Time of COVID ft. Dave Mullins, ITA

    JTCC Tennis For America fellows Gabby and Ava speak with ITA's Dave Mullins about the impacts of COVID to college tennis. 

    • 27 min
    Get a Grip! On COVID-19 & Tennis ft. Mary Carillo

    Get a Grip! On COVID-19 & Tennis ft. Mary Carillo

    We're back! Vesa, Nicole, and Mary Carillo meet virtually through a Zoom call to discuss COVID-19 and the implications on the tennis industry, Olympics, and sports in general.

    • 43 min
    Get a Grip! - Is Team Tennis a #Vibe or Does Tradition Stand? Ft. Frances Tiafoe

    Get a Grip! - Is Team Tennis a #Vibe or Does Tradition Stand? Ft. Frances Tiafoe

    In the second episode of Get a Grip! Vesa, Nicole, and Frances discuss tennis as a traditional individual sport and as a team sport. We also see how #hip Vesa is to pop culture and the various slang hashtags straight from Tiafoe's Instagram. The In or Out segment features former pro and current Stanford men's tennis head coach, Paul Goldstein as he shares his take on sportsmanship in tennis. 

    • 39 min
    Get a Grip - Aussies in Tennis

    Get a Grip - Aussies in Tennis

    Introducing "Get a Grip" - the new and improved JTCC Podcast! Hosted and produced by Father-Daughter duo, Vesa and Nicole Ponkka. This first episode focuses on the Aussies in tennis and the Australian Open. 

    • 27 min
    Tennis for Every Body ft. Coach Abby & Peter

    Tennis for Every Body ft. Coach Abby & Peter

    Tennis for Every Body is JTCC's mission to provide every body the opportunity to play tennis, regardless of mental or physical limitations. JTCC currently runs inclusive initiative programs with Special Olympics MD, ThanksUSA/TennisCorps, and Wheelchair Tennis. 

    • 20 min
    20 Years of JTCC ft. Vesa Ponkka

    20 Years of JTCC ft. Vesa Ponkka

    In this special episode of the JTCC Podcast, I sit down with my Dad and JTCC Director of Tennis, Vesa Ponkka, who has been a part of JTCC since day 1 in 1999. We celebrate 20 years of JTCC by reviewing some of the greatest moments and highlights from the last 20 years and discuss what the next 20 years might look like for JTCC. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

JBone320 ,

Entertaining and Informative

I really liked this podcast... great insight for players to learn from. They have some of the best pros and instructors from one of the leading tennis academies in the country. Five stars

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