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Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files (tennisfiles.com) is committed to helping you improve your tennis game. He will uncover the best strategies, training methods, mental attitudes, and techniques that will enable you to reach your tennis potential. Mehrban will interview the top minds in tennis on The Tennis Files Podcast, including professional and elite tennis players, coaches, trainers, authors, and other tennis experts. Tennis is a demanding and complex sport which requires hard work, consistency, problem solving, and the determination to reach your tennis goals. Mehrban will find the answers to your tennis problems so you can break through your struggles and become a better tennis player.

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Mehrban Iranshad from Tennis Files (tennisfiles.com) is committed to helping you improve your tennis game. He will uncover the best strategies, training methods, mental attitudes, and techniques that will enable you to reach your tennis potential. Mehrban will interview the top minds in tennis on The Tennis Files Podcast, including professional and elite tennis players, coaches, trainers, authors, and other tennis experts. Tennis is a demanding and complex sport which requires hard work, consistency, problem solving, and the determination to reach your tennis goals. Mehrban will find the answers to your tennis problems so you can break through your struggles and become a better tennis player.

    TFP 165: 6 Ways to Attack the Net

    TFP 165: 6 Ways to Attack the Net

    On Episode 165 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I reveal 6 ways to attack the net that will help you play more aggressively and put pressure on your opponents.

    I always have been a baseliner since I first started playing. When I got to college, my coach Keith Puryear (who was my very first interview on the podcast, Episode #2!), showed me the fundamentals and the importance of attacking the net when the opportunity presents itself. I vividly remember a match against our conference rivals where I followed the directions of my head coach Keith and Assistant Coach Matt Bilger (who I had on the podcast a couple years back, Episode #43). They told me to concentrate on recognizing short balls and approaching the net on them instead of staying back at the baseline to create pressure on my opponent.

    If your opponents know you aren’t going to attack the net when they are in trouble, they are going to be comfortable and can hit a lower quality ball back in the court and still be in decent shape. Compare that with being out of position and knowing that your opponent is going to be rushing the net, taking time away from you and volleying your shot, giving you half as much time to recover. Attacking the net creates pressure, errors, and is a game changer.

    With that in mind, on today’s episode, you’re going to learn 6 simple and effective ways to attack the net and win more tennis matches.

    I hope you enjoy this episode! Let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

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    LINKS:
    Approach Shot YouTube Video
    tennisfiles.com
    TFP 002 with Keith Puryear
    TFP 043 with Matt Bilger
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    • 34 min
    TFP 164: Mastering Singles Strategy with Edgar Giffenig

    TFP 164: Mastering Singles Strategy with Edgar Giffenig

    On Episode 164 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite coach Edgar Giffenig about how to play smarter singles matches.

    Edgar is the founder of Giffenig Tennis and is an International Consultant for TennisGate. He was a National Coach for the USA, Germany, and Mexico. He is also a frequent speaker in coaching workshops throughout the world including my previous Tennis Summits. Edgar has 30 years of experience coaching players of all ages and levels. With his long-term tennis experiences, Edgar wrote two books entitled, “Play Tennis with Passion” and “Developing High Performance Tennis Players”.

    On the show, you’ll learn why you should think about tennis strategy like gambling, the laws of first and second serves, how to figure out the best playing style for your game, our observations about singles strategy from the U.S. Open, pre and post-match strategy tips, winning tactics for USTA League players, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Edgar! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below!

    And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight into your inbox!

    LINKS:
    Tennisgate.com
    Giffenig Tennis YouTube Page
    Edgargiffenig.com
    Tennisfiles.com/edgar

    BOOKS:
    Play Tennis with Passion
    Developing High Performance Players
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    TFP 163: 8 Ways to Generate Massive Topspin

    TFP 163: 8 Ways to Generate Massive Topspin

    On Episode 163 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’re going to learn 8 ways to generate massive topspin.

    Topspin is an extremely important part of tennis, and I’ve heard from many players that they want to hit with more topspin on their strokes. Topspin helps you avoid errors, hit higher over the net, and makes life tougher for your opponents. My topspin groundstrokes are a huge weapon for me, so I figured I would share my knowledge with you about how you can generate more topspin by making 8 technical and equipment adjustments. You may be surprised with some of the suggestions!

    I hope you enjoy this episode! Let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

    And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight into your inbox!

    Racquets
    Pure Aero 16x19
    Wilson Blade 16x19
    Pure Aero VS 16x20
    Yonex EZONE 100 16x19

    Strings
    RPM Blast
    RPM Blast Rough
    Solinco Tour Bite
    Volkyl Cyclone

    Resources
    Tennis Files YouTube Channel
    Thread on Strings and Spin
    Most Spin-Friendly Racquets Video (Tennis Warehouse)
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    • 27 min
    TFP 162: The Best Tennis Racquets for Your Game with Jean-Pierre Jounier

    TFP 162: The Best Tennis Racquets for Your Game with Jean-Pierre Jounier

    On Episode 162 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with French tennis coach Jean-Pierre Jounier about the most important factors you need to consider when choosing a tennis racquet.

    A lot of tennis players make the costly mistake of picking a racquet based on their favorite player, what their friends use, or even worse, how the racquet looks. Luckily for you, on this episode Jean-Pierre and I will show you exactly how to choose the optimal racquet for your game.

    Jean-Pierre has two YouTube channels, Team-Tennis.FR and Team-Tennis [English], geared towards helping players with strategy, technique, and tennis equipment. He has done a lot of in-depth reviews on the latest tennis racquets, and so I brought him on the podcast to help us with this area of the game that so many players both enjoy and struggle mastering. Jean-Pierre is also a great player and has been a practice partner for several tennis pros.

    On the show, you’ll learn the different types of racquets, the main factors to consider when choosing between them, common mistakes players make when testing racquets, the most popular racquets among different levels, the impact of strings when testing racquets, tips to improve your tennis game, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Jean-Pierre! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below!

    And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight into your inbox!

    team-tennis.fr
    Team-Tennis Youtube Channel (English)
    Team-Tennis Youtube Channel (French)
    Team-Tennis Facebook Page
    The Building Blocks of Tennis Success eBook (Free Download!)
    Inner Game of Tennis
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    TFP 161: How to Develop Mental Toughness with Jorge Capestany

    TFP 161: How to Develop Mental Toughness with Jorge Capestany

    On Episode 161 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed elite tennis coach Jorge Capestany about how you can develop a stronger mindset to help you win more tennis matches.

    Jorge is one of only eleven people worldwide that has earned the distinction of Master Professional with the USPTA and International Master Professional with the PTR. He is a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute and holds a USTA Sports Science certification. Jorge is also a 6 time Michigan Pro of the Year and 2 time Midwest Pro of the Year and a member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame.

    On the show, you’ll learn the top mental mistakes amateur players routinely make, exercises you can do on and off the court to become a mentally tougher player, Jorge’s simple system for knowing what to work on next in your game, how to become a more clutch player, strategies to close out matches and start them stronger, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Jorge! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below!

    And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox!

    Inner Game of Tennis
    CapestanyTennis.com - Free Mental Toughness Video Course + eBook!
    TennisDrills.TV
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    TFP 160: 7 Do's and Don't for Doubles Players

    TFP 160: 7 Do's and Don't for Doubles Players

    On Episode 160 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I discuss 7 key do’s and don’ts for doubles players.

    I played mostly singles as a junior player. So I really had no idea about what the fundamentals of doubles were, how to move, and even how to volley very well because I spent just about every minute on the court hugging the baseline unless I got a short ball. After law school, I started playing a lot of USTA league tennis, which was a ton of doubles. I gradually picked up a few more doubles strategies, and then my doubles game really picked up when I started Tennis Files around 2015, because I got to interview a ton of expert coaches on the subject. I then developed this deep hunger to really learn the top strategies from the best coaches in the world.

    So for this episode, I put together a list of doubles mistakes I’ve made and learned to correct through experience, and winning strategies, to share with you to help you improve your doubles game.

    I hope you enjoy this episode! Let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

    And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox!

    LINKS
    Youtube Tennis Files Channel
    Apple Podcasts 
    Google Podcasts
    Spotify
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    • 34 min

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