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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 188: Illya Marchenko — Training and Fitness Secrets from an ATP Pro

    TFP 188: Illya Marchenko — Training and Fitness Secrets from an ATP Pro

    On Episode 188 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Illya Marchenko about his training routines, fitness workouts, and what it takes to be an elite tennis player.

    Illya Marchenko has been ranked as high as #49 in singles and #268 in doubles on the ATP Tour. He has won 8 ATP Challenger titles, including one just a couple weeks ago where he defeated Andy Murray in the final. Illya also reached the 4th round of the US Open in 2016 (defeating Nick Kyrgios along the way), and has battled top players like Stan Wawrinka, Fabio Fognini, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and David Ferrer. And Illya’s has a fantastic YouTube channel with a great mix of tour life, tennis advice, and hilarious humor.

    On the show, you’ll learn how Illya achieved his dream of becoming a professional tennis player, a typical day of training and fitness for pro tour players, tips to level up your backhand, the mental attitude you need to succeed on the court, how to deal with nerves and getting tight like the pros, Illya’s awesome YouTube channel, how he defeated Andy Murray to win his most recent title, how to come back from serious injuries, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Illya! 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!

    Illya’s YouTube Channel
    Illya’s Isolation Stretching and Mobilization Workout Video
    Illya’s Instagram
    Illya’s Twitter
    Illya’s Facebook
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    TFP 187: Q&A Edition - Forehand Power, Second Serve Consistency, Concentration Tips, and More!

    TFP 187: Q&A Edition - Forehand Power, Second Serve Consistency, Concentration Tips, and More!

    On Episode 187 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you'll learn how to increase your forehand power, develop second serve consistency, improve your concentration, fitness, and more on this Q&A edition of the show!

    I receive a ton of questions from the Tennis Files community on a wide range of topics, from technique and strategy to fitness and the mental game. Today we'll explore step by step methods and proven approaches I've learned from decades playing the game and studying the world's top coaches and pros to answer your most burning tennis improvement inquiries! 

    I really hope you enjoy the show! If there is a particularly useful piece of advice that you discovered from it, let me know 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.

    Tennis Summit
    The Tennis Files Podcast
    Livestream Workout with Dean Hollingworth from Last Year's Summit
    Leg Strength Workout - YouTube Video
    Leg Strength Workout - Free Worksheet!
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    • 43 min
    TFP 186: How to Think, Train, and Compete to Your Potential with Beau Treyz

    TFP 186: How to Think, Train, and Compete to Your Potential with Beau Treyz

    On Episode 186 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro tennis coach and author Beau Treyz about how approaching tennis from a more analytical and data-based perspective can help you breakthrough and reach your tennis potential.

    Beau is the author of “How To Tennis: Think Train and Compete to your Potential.” He played Division I tennis at the University of Nebraska and North Florida and achieved a world ranking on the ATP tour. He previously coached ATP Pro Brandon Nakashima and currently coaches ATP Pro Patrick Kypson.

    On the show, you’ll learn Beau’s data-based approach to creating optimal tennis strategy, how to practice smarter, on-court drills to improve your match-play, key principles from Beau’s new book, the concept of performing what wins the most points, how to analyze your matches, what separates the top 100 players from lower-ranked pros, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Beau! 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 every week!

    How To Tennis: Think Train and Compete to your Potential
    Beau’s Instagram 
    Beau’s Twitter
    Beau’s Facebook
    Tennis Summit
    The Tennis Files Podcast
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    TFP 185: Marcus Willis — The Greatest Run in Wimbledon History

    TFP 185: Marcus Willis — The Greatest Run in Wimbledon History

    On Episode 185 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pro Marcus Willis about how he went from teaching tennis lessons for 30 pounds an hour (about $40) to playing Roger Federer on Center Court at Wimbledon in 2016. 

    Marcus has reached a career high ranking of #322 in singles and #209 in doubles on the ATP tour. He was also ranked as high as 15 in the combined junior world rankings. But Marcus struggled to breakthrough on the pro tour until he decided to work harder than everyone else and had a support system that held him accountable. Then in 2016 his hard work paid off; he got through pre-qualifying, qualifying, and his first round match to face arguably the greatest player of all time on Center Court at Wimbledon.

    On the show, you’ll learn the in-depth story behind Marcus’s incredible run at Wimbledon, how he was able to win against much higher ranked players, the key to transforming his career in 2016, the biggest mistakes that amateur players make, Marcus’s huge win in doubles against the defending Wimbledon champions the following year, how to succeed on the tour, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Marcus! 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!

    Will’s Instagram
    Will’s Twitter
    Ilya Marchenko's YouTube
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    TFP 184: How to Get Unstuck (3.5 → 4.5+) with Kevin Garlington

    TFP 184: How to Get Unstuck (3.5 → 4.5+) with Kevin Garlington

    On Episode 184 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Kevin Garlington, the founder of Total Tennis Domination, on how we can go from being stuck and frustrated to rapidly improving our games.

    Kevin is the Head Tennis Pro at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Oklahoma and also churns out online tennis instruction content at Total Tennis Domination. He previously worked with my friend Ian Westermann at Essential Tennis, one of the biggest and most well-known online tennis businesses in the world. Kevin is a 5.0+ player and competed at the Division I level at Oral Roberts University, as well as on the Pro Circuit in the US and Spain. Both Kevin and his wife Megan have been teaching tennis together for many years and have helped improve thousands of players with their top quality instruction. Kevin has also been a featured coach on my online Tennis Summits.

    On the show, you’ll learn why players get stuck for years at the same level, what to focus on in your game to make big improvements, Kevin’s systematic approach to developing adult tennis players, what part of the serve players struggle with most and how to fix it, winning singles strategies, Kevin’s tennis journey from a late start in his teens to Division I college tennis baller and eventual world-class coach, and much more!

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

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    Total Tennis Domination
    TTD YouTube Channel
    Tennis Summit 
    The Tennis Files Podcast
    Tennis Files YouTube Channel

    BOOKS:
    The Inner Game of Tennis
    Principles
    Poor Charlie’s Almanac
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    TFP 183: The 8-Step Process to Transform Your Mindset with Joey Johnson

    TFP 183: The 8-Step Process to Transform Your Mindset with Joey Johnson

    On Episode 183 of The Tennis Files Podcast, mindset development expert Joey Johnson will reveal the 8 steps to transform your mindset and level up your performance on the court.

    Joey is the author of the book “Worthy to Win” which outlines an 8-step mental training process to help people achieve a breakthrough in their performance. He has worked with many sectional, national, and world-ranked athletes over a 20 year period, including ATP and WTA professionals. Joey has also been a consultant for amateur, professional and Olympic athletes from many different sports. He is a great tennis player as well and competed on the ATP Tour and played Division I tennis at Ole Miss University.  

    On the show, you’ll learn why players engage in self-sabotage and how can they stop doing it, why a process-based mindset is critical for improvement, how to tap into the power of pressure, key mental toughness principles from “Worthy to Win”, how to achieve peak performance, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Joey! 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!

    WorthytoWin
    Mental IQ Test
    The Tennis Files Podcast
    Tennis Summit
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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87 Ratings

Sabina🎾 ,

Love the discussion and topics

I have listened to this podcast for a long time and it’s one of my favorite tennis podcasts. I love the focus on how to get better and the mix of sharing his own experience and interviewing coaches within every aspects of the game. Really incredible content Mehrban creates for our tennis community including the yearly tennis summit and I appreciate that a lot. Fun to listen to while learning and enjoying this wonderful sport!!

Jorge Lopez-Diaz ,

Mehrban “Frankenstein” Iranshad

What a great way to bring to life the best monster encyclopedia than to grab the best of the best in every aspect and putting it all together for everyone to nourish from. Great episode organization, great content and great humor! Recently had a job promotion which came with an hour of commute and I’m never going to dread it because it gives me the chance to enhance every aspect of my tennis career through just enjoying a great conversation with the greatest minds in the sport. Couldn't be more happy with this podcast.

Theiafo ,

Tennis Files

The podcast has been invaluable for this 70 yo tennis athlete
It covers so many venues with so many tennis pros
It has been my go to since Tennis Summit 2020 and filled a void during COVID
So thank you Mehraban😊🎾
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