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Talking Tennis Southern Style covers tennis in nine Southern states and is hosted by longtime tennis TV & radio personality Sam Crenshaw. The weekly podcast is the official show of USTA Southern, the largest section of the United State Tennis Association and represents 26% of the national members.

Talking Tennis Southern Style Ron Cioffi, USTA Southern, Senior Manager, Communications

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Talking Tennis Southern Style covers tennis in nine Southern states and is hosted by longtime tennis TV & radio personality Sam Crenshaw. The weekly podcast is the official show of USTA Southern, the largest section of the United State Tennis Association and represents 26% of the national members.

    Tennis Helps 15-year-old Radio Personality Survive Leukemia

    Tennis Helps 15-year-old Radio Personality Survive Leukemia

    Five years ago, at the age of 10, Lex Stolle was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He began a years-long series of chemotherapy treatments at Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s in Atlanta. Now, his recovery includes tennis, a love he shares with his father. His talents in communication and inspiring hope in other cancer victims have led him to host a radio show on WSB on first Sunday of every month, 1-2 p.m., with assistance from the Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. He wants to have a career as a motivational speaker … and when you hear this podcast, you’ll see, he is definitely on his way!

    • 11 min
    America’s Top Junior: Georgia’s Al Parker

    America’s Top Junior: Georgia’s Al Parker

    No one can match Al Parker’s junior career … a national champion 25 times and ranked No. 1 in Boys’ 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s from 1981-86. He reminisces about playing at the University of Georgia, which hosted and won NCAA Championships in the 1980s. “We were definitely a force,” the four-time All-American said. He has been inducted into three Halls of Fame, including the Southern Hall of Fame in 2010. He rose to No. 261 on the ATP Tour but his career was limited by a back injury sustained in college. Listen to Al as he shares how he’s applied what he learned as a top junior and collegiate player to his daily personal and professional life.

    • 15 min
    Spring/Summer Buying Guide

    Spring/Summer Buying Guide

    Want to hear a behind-the-scenes perspective from a photo shoot with Frances Tiafoe and Aryna Sabalenka? Michelle Heidbrink of Tennis Warehouse talks about being on-site with the tennis stars and previewing new clothing a year in advance. She also recommends checking out the sleek designs of Naomi Osaka and Rafa Nadal shoes. Of course, the newest racquets are available and guaranteed to boost your strokes. For Father’s Day, gifts sure to please Dad include customizing a racquet, new high-performance strings or a new shirt for his next match. 
     

    • 15 min
    Promoting tennis: USTA South Carolina’s advocacy success

    Promoting tennis: USTA South Carolina’s advocacy success

    Sheryl McAlister, Senior Director of Advocacy and Community Development for USTA South Carolina, discusses their efforts in promoting tennis during National Tennis Month. She highlights their advocacy work, increased grant applications and the enthusiastic involvement of staff and volunteers. Sheryl also addresses challenges in providing quality public tennis courts and their initiatives to engage state officials and local communities.

    • 14 min
    USTA’s Martin Blackman: covering Roland Garros

    USTA’s Martin Blackman: covering Roland Garros

    USTA General Manager, Player Development Martin Blackman, discusses the growing crop of Americans showing their grit on the French Open’s terre battue. Among the players highlighted are Danielle Collins and Frances Tiafoe, along with Southerners Coco Gauff, Emma Navarro, Alycia Parks, Tommy Paul and Christopher Eubanks. Another hot topic is the Summer Olympics, which will be played at Roland Garros.

    • 12 min
    Bill Oakes on ATP pro tournaments

    Bill Oakes on ATP pro tournaments

    In this episode, we sit down with Bill Oakes, the former tournament director of the acclaimed ATP 250 Winston-Salem Open and Senior Associate Athletic Director of Wake Forest University. Bill shares his thoughts on innovative tournament formats, the significance of college tennis, and reflects on the upcoming last year of the Atlanta Open, which he also ran.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

lnt14 ,

Great job!

I am really enjoying this podcast and Sam is a fantastic host!

HalfOgre Brute ,

Fantastic podcast

One episode in and I am already loving this podcast. Great tennis coverage and the podcast sounds great. I can’t wait for the next episode.

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