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