31 episodes

It's a show about tennis industry professionals sharing their passion, purpose, and connecting over the sport we all know and love! Speaking with guests from the tennis industry, they'll help us see what it's like, what motivates them, and lessons they've learned through their experiences.

Me and My Racquet Claire Marie Bartlett

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It's a show about tennis industry professionals sharing their passion, purpose, and connecting over the sport we all know and love! Speaking with guests from the tennis industry, they'll help us see what it's like, what motivates them, and lessons they've learned through their experiences.

    #30 Serving Your Community with Aimee Klenske

    #30 Serving Your Community with Aimee Klenske

    Today on the show, we have Aimee Klenske! Aimee shares her story as the Community Coordinator for the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association in Knoxville, Tennessee. We discuss how she initially got involved with tennis, her many projects benefiting the Knoxville community, and her suggestions for how others can volunteer in their communities. We also talk about her time working for a theatre production, her experience as a tennis parent, and catching up on the hit show, House!  

     GKTA website: https://www.localgymsandfitness.com/US/Knoxville/233036008762/Greater-Knoxville-Tennis-Association  

    Serve and Return/Second Harvest: https://virtualfooddrive.secondharvestetn.org/drives/359

    • 24 min
    #29 Finding Your Passion with Helen Neuhoff

    #29 Finding Your Passion with Helen Neuhoff

    Today on the show, we have Helen Neuhoff! Helen shares her story as the President of Tennis Nashville and the high school tennis coach for St.Cecilia Academy and Overbrook High School in Nashville, Tennessee. We discuss how she first got involved in tennis and why she continues to be an advocate for the sport today! We also talk about traveling, gardening, and her projects for the future!

    • 24 min
    #28 William Taylor on Being a Director of Racquet Sports

    #28 William Taylor on Being a Director of Racquet Sports

    Today on the show, we have William Taylor! William shares his story as the Director of Racquet Sports for Fairfield Glade Community Club in Tennessee. We discuss his coaching philosophy, his experience as a USPTA Elite Professional, and his advice for people looking to get into the industry. We also talk about his mentors, being outdoors in his free time, and future projects!

    • 19 min
    #27 Staying Connected and Motivated (with Alison Ojeda and Jarryd Chaplin)

    #27 Staying Connected and Motivated (with Alison Ojeda and Jarryd Chaplin)

    Today on the show, we have UTK Women's Tennis Coaches (Head) Alison Ojeda and (Assistant) Jarryd Chaplin! They share their stories as elite players and coaches as well as their advice for professionals looking to get into the industry. We also talk about the mental game of tennis and ways of connecting with their players... plus Alison's love of the great outdoors and Jarryd's golf game!

    • 35 min
    #26 Being Curious and Proactive (with Kevin Theos)

    #26 Being Curious and Proactive (with Kevin Theos)

    Today on the show, we have Kevin Theos! Kevin shares his story as the USTA Southern TSR for Alabama & USPTA Southern President. We discuss his playing and professional career in the tennis industry, the USPTA Southern Career and Leader Mentoring Program, and his suggestions for people interested in the industry. We also talk cooking, books, and podcasts!   

    Become a Tennis Player Challenge! #BATPC  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9woDgln9m8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1fOqrogm1V89RJ4hFY92GGx-JDEOneII3zUcwN_V4tEkYAviFTdQOthP4

    • 19 min
    #25 The Status of College Tennis (with LSU's Andy Brandi)

    #25 The Status of College Tennis (with LSU's Andy Brandi)

    Today, I sit down with Andy Brandi (LSU's Co-Head Coach and one of the most successful college coaches in history) and talk about what is going on in the world of college tennis. We talk NCAA rules, recruiting, and advice for parents and junior players. He also talks about what he has been doing during quarantine- working on fitness and learning French!

    • 16 min

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