130 episodes

Join Tennis Warehouse playtester, Michelle, as she dives into exclusive chats about all things tennis! Get a peek behind the scenes from touring pros, industry experts, the physics behind tennis, all about gear & more! You'll stay up to date & well versed in all things tennis, plus we guarantee you will learn more than you can imagine about gear (think: racquets, shoes, strings and MORE)!

Talk Tennis Michelle Heidbrink, Tennis Warehouse

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    • 4.9 • 128 Ratings

Join Tennis Warehouse playtester, Michelle, as she dives into exclusive chats about all things tennis! Get a peek behind the scenes from touring pros, industry experts, the physics behind tennis, all about gear & more! You'll stay up to date & well versed in all things tennis, plus we guarantee you will learn more than you can imagine about gear (think: racquets, shoes, strings and MORE)!

    The biggest gear & racquet switches for 2022 on the WTA! Aussie Open has begun, what are the pros using (Anismova, Svitolina, Raducanu & more)?!

    The biggest gear & racquet switches for 2022 on the WTA! Aussie Open has begun, what are the pros using (Anismova, Svitolina, Raducanu & more)?!

    We might be the only Tennis Pod NOT talking about Novak Djokovic because we are more interested in the gear the players are using! The Australian Open has begun and the ladies on the WTA have been playing for a couple weeks now, which means we've had a chance to take a peek at any gear changes when it comes to racquets, shoes, strings, apparel and more! Take a listen as Michelle and Troy discuss some of the biggest changes we have seen so far including Amanda Anismova's blacked out racquet, Elina Svitolina's new shoes and some new apparel brands and gear swaps! Let us know what we missed!


    If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


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    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting!

    • 43 min
    Brad Parks: Founder & Champion of Wheelchair Tennis Explains how it came to be after suffering a life-changing accident

    Brad Parks: Founder & Champion of Wheelchair Tennis Explains how it came to be after suffering a life-changing accident

    It isn't every day you have the opportunity to speak with a pioneer in the tennis industry. In today's episode, Brad Parks, the founder of Wheelchair Tennis, share his story with Talk Tennis. He discusses his life-changing accident which left him as a paraplegic and put him in a wheelchair at 18 years old. Turning lemons into lemonade, Brad quickly decided he would play tennis, and the rest is history. 


    The sport began to grow in the 1980s and today, wheelchair tennis is played in nearly 100 countries. There are wheelchair tournaments at all 4 Grand Slams. It is a recognized sport at the Paralympics and the Wheelchair Tennis Tour comprises more than 150 tournaments in 41 countries.


    His story is inspiring. In 2010, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, he is a 3-time Grand Slam winner, a former number 1 and a Gold Medal Winner. And because of him, the sport of wheelchair tennis is flourishing! 


    We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had capturing it! 


    Wheelchair Tennis Resources: 


    USTA: https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/adult-tennis/programs/national/wheelchair-tennis-tournaments.html

    ITF: https://www.itftennis.com/en/itf-tours/uniqlo-wheelchair-tennis-tour/ 

    Paralympic: https://www.paralympic.org/wheelchair-tennis?gclid=CjwKCAiAz--OBhBIEiwAG1rIOn9ELH7JM1bBk34RLqkg99Q2wSBCaxHrzXNMB_4BcNxCTEB9JLuawRoCsvoQAvD_BwE 


    If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


    🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com
    🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  
    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sneak Peek: 2022 New Tennis Racquets! We have hit all the new racquets launching January 2022! Listen to hear what we think so far!

    Sneak Peek: 2022 New Tennis Racquets! We have hit all the new racquets launching January 2022! Listen to hear what we think so far!

    A new year means lots of new tennis racquets!


    In this episode, some of the TW playtesters are here to divulge info on some of the newest racquets that are launching this month! Including new Yonex EZONES (98 & 100), new racquets from Dunlop as they update the SX line, new racquets from Tecnifibre (and yes, that means a new string pattern from the TF40 line), the long awaited BOOM from HEAD and a few more they are excited to tell you about! 


    Detailed time-coded episode info: 


    0:00:28 -- our favorites from 2021


    0:05:11 -- Racquet launch cadence explained


    0:05:49 -- EZONE 98 & 100 2022 Racquets Head Instinct


    0:18:21 -- new Dunlop SX Line of Racquets


    0:23:10 -- new Tecnifibre TF40 Racquets


    0:28:38 -- Babolat Pure Strike VS & Pure Strike 103


    0:32:40 -- Prince Twistpower gets 2 new Racquets: 100 Tour & 105


    Tell us what YOU want to hear in future episodes! And, if you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation, email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


    🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com
    🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  
    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting! 

    • 41 min
    The BEST Talk Tennis Episodes of 2021: Our last podcast of the year showcases some of your favorite episodes!

    The BEST Talk Tennis Episodes of 2021: Our last podcast of the year showcases some of your favorite episodes!

    The last episode of 2021 highlights the top rated podcasts of the year! Take a listen to some of the best episodes that include chats on string to help provide the most spin; a conversation about gear with one of the best ATP players of the year; a highly debated topic regarding vibration dampeners and much more!


    We want to take this moment to thank you for tuning in throughout the year, we are so excited to see what 2022 has to bring and continue to provide loads of fun, informative content every Tuesday! 


    If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


    🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com
    🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  
    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting! 

    • 34 min
    What were the best (& worst) tennis shoes of 2021?! TW Playtesters go over their favorite shoes & recap the best options for you!

    What were the best (& worst) tennis shoes of 2021?! TW Playtesters go over their favorite shoes & recap the best options for you!

    Last week, they discussed their favorite racquets of 2021, so of course, this week we shift to talking about all things tennis shoes! Tiffani, Troy and Brittany join Michelle to recap all the shoes launched over the past 365 days and even discuss some inventory issues that have caused some unfortunate issues through the year. With two big shoe launches from Nike and an iconic shoe coming back into the market from adidas, our team goes into all the details to help you decide what might be the best new tennis shoe for you! 


    If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


    🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com
    🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  
    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting!

    • 34 min
    What a Year! Playtesters discuss the best (& worst) tennis racquets of 2021 (& could use your help coming up with a racquet draft for 2022)

    What a Year! Playtesters discuss the best (& worst) tennis racquets of 2021 (& could use your help coming up with a racquet draft for 2022)

    2021 has been quite the year! And we still can't believe it is that time to say farewell to the year and recap all the tennis racquets that launched in the past 365 days! The playtesters rewind all the way back to the beginning of the year to chat about the favorite (and not so favorite) racquets of 2021! From Wilson Blades to Head Prestiges...Yonex VCORES and Babolat extended Pure Drives, Tiffani, Troy and Brittany join Michelle to recall the highlights of the year in terms of racquet launches! Stay tuned for an episode when they talk all about shoes and one where they divulge 2022 info on new gear and upcoming racquet launches! 


    As they chat, they also discuss the idea of drafting new racquets for 2022. 


    If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com  


    Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD:


    🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com
    🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  
    🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au  


    Happy Hitting! 


     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Former Ump ,

Finally some Wheelie Tennis Talk!

Thank you for this!

Wheelchair, or Adaptive Tennis is too often overlooked by the Greater Tennis Community. As a former Tennis Umpire who worked at all levels of the game, I can say unequivocally that the Wheelchair events were among my favorite and most anticipated events year after year. If you ever have the opportunity to attend one, I say go! Especially at the top level Superseries events like Baton Rouge, the tennis is dazzling, the camaraderie among the players, the tournament staff, and volunteers will blow your mind.

Dirty Sherpa ,

Only one problem…

Great tennis podcast with interesting and diverse content. My only gripe is that (thanks to this podcast) I now use the term “cheugy” far more than I’d like to admit….

c. krash ,

Best podcast for any tennis fan!

I’ve been reading and watching the TW reviews for years and have recently gotten into listening to podcasts during my workouts and work commutes. Talk tennis is the best podcast for any tennis fan whether you love geeking out on the latest gear, trends, players, or anything tennis related. Thoughtful insights from the cast who express an obvious love for for the game. I enjoy their personalities and playful banter which keeps things fun, entertaining, and real.

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