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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 234: The Djokovic Australian Open Saga and Tournament Preview with Gill Gross

    TFP 234: The Djokovic Australian Open Saga and Tournament Preview with Gill Gross

    On Episode 234 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with fellow content creator and Tennis Channel Podcast Network host Gill Gross about Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellations and our predictions for the Australian Open.

    Gill is the host of Monday Match Analysis on the Gill Gross Youtube Channel, which has over 12k subscribers. He is also the host of Three - A Tennis Show which focuses on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and is on the Tennis Channel Podcast Network.

    On the show, you’ll learn why Djokovic’s visa was canceled twice, who is to blame for the prolonged ordeal involving the Australian government, Tennis Australia, and the world’s #1 player, whether we think Rafael Nadal will win the Australian Open, Gill’s favorites and dark horses to win the first Grand Slam of the year, how Djokovic’s Australian Open saga ended, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Gill! 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 to your inbox!

    Monday Match Analysis
    Three - A Tennis Show
    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
    The Secrets of Spanish Tennis
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    TFP 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal Performance with Tara Collingwood

    TFP 233: How to Structure Your Diet for Optimal Performance with Tara Collingwood

    On Episode 233 of The Tennis Files Podcast, Sports Dietitian Tara Collingwood reveals how to make small changes in your diet to boost your energy and performance on the tennis court.

    Tara is a nutrition consultant to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Campus in Orlando, Florida. She is also currently the Team Dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team and Nutrition Consultant to The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Athletic Department. Tara has worked with numerous high-profile companies including Walt Disney World, Rodale Publications, Tupperware, Canyon Ranch Spa, Rosen Hotels, United Behavioral Healthcare, and many others. She owns Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting in Orlando and was also a health blogger for five years.

    On the show, you’ll learn the top 5 best and worst foods for tennis players, how to structure your meals the day before and day of a match, Tara’s simple rules for determining what ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats you should consume, sample healthy meals you can start eating today to increase your energy, why traditional sports drinks are the best way to hydrate yourself during intense exercise and what to add to them if you sweat a lot, the best snacks to eat while playing and in-between matches (hint: they are not the same!), how to prevent cramping and improve your on-court performance, how to stay consistent with your diet and nutrition, slow vs. fast digesting carbohydrates and the optimal time to eat them, how soon you should eat after a match to maximize your recovery, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Tara! 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 to your inbox!

    Dietdiva.net
    Tara’s Instagram
    Tara’s Twitter
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes

    TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes

    On Episode 232 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed fellow tennis player and content creator Dillon Sykes about his journey to reaching the 5.0 level.

    Dillon played Division III college tennis at Christopher Newport University. He plays USTA Leagues and competitive tournaments at the NTRP 5.0 level. Dillon is also the founder of Dill Plays YouTube Channel where he shares match play footage from USTA leagues and tournaments against 4.5-5.5 tennis players.

    On the show, you’ll learn how Dillon started playing tennis, the differences between 4.5 and 5.0 players, how to deal with pressure, Dillon’s set up to video record his gameplay, tips for 4.5s to get to 5.0s, his monster training routine during the pandemic, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Dillon! 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 to your inbox!

    Dill Plays Youtube
    Dillon’s Instagram
    Dillon’s Tiktok (or search for @dillplays)
    Winning Ugly
    Inner Game of Tennis
    Open - Andre Agassi
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    TFP 231: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in 2021

    TFP 231: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in 2021

    On Episode 231 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I’ll reveal the top 10 lessons I learned in 2021.

    The end of the year is almost upon us, so it is the perfect time to reflect upon the most valuable lessons from the world class coaches, pros, and experts who I have interviewed on The Tennis Files Podcast and Tennis Summit 2021. I have also learned a lot of things that I need to work on from analyzing my tennis matches and training sessions over the past year. I hope you find these lessons helpful and put them into practice to level up your tennis game in 2022 and beyond!

    In this episode, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your training, how to deal with mental roller coasters during matches, how to improve your game off the court, how to reduce negative pressure, and much more!

    I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful 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.

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    • 33 min
    TFP 230: The Best Episodes of 2021

    TFP 230: The Best Episodes of 2021

    On Episode 230 of The Tennis Files Podcast, we look back at the top tips and advice from my podcast guests in 2021!

    For this special episode, I went through my podcast platform, found the most downloaded episodes of the show this year and selected the best tips and advice from my awesome guests which include world-class coaches, tennis experts, and elite players. You’ll learn their secrets for retooling your strokes, developing a consistent contact point, how to develop your serve technique, how to improve your focus on the ball, how to train properly to reach your potential, the best warm-up exercises, how to play well under pressure, how to hit more spin on your second serve, and much more!

    I really hope you enjoy this episode! If you learned something useful 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.

    TFP 214: How to Develop a Great Base of Tennis Fundamentals: Steve Smith
    TFP 216: Why the Contact Point Determines Your Success: Vesa Ponkka
    TFP 205: Dr. Mark Kovacs — Serve and Backhand Technique Q&A
    TFP 210: Serve Technique Masterclass with James Ludlow
    TFP 215: How to Watch the Ball and Scan Your Opponent
    TFP 186: How to Think, Train, and Compete to Your Potential with Beau Treyz
    TFP 218: How to Warm-Up and Strength Train for Tennis with Dean Hollingworth
    TFP 204: How to Play Your Best Tennis with Jeff Greenwald
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    • 2 hr 25 min
    TFP 229: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes For Your Feet with Foot Doctor Zach Thomas

    TFP 229: How to Choose the Best Tennis Shoes For Your Feet with Foot Doctor Zach Thomas

    On Episode 229 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed Foot Doctor Zach Thomas about how to find the best tennis shoes for your feet and your game.

    Zach is a Podiatrist, tennis player, and is known by many as Foot Doctor Zach. He publishes very unique video reviews and teardowns of the most advanced tennis, basketball, running and training shoes for athletes. Zach currently has 20k subscribers on his YouTube shoe review channel. Lately I have resorted to binge watching Zach’s tennis shoe reviews and particularly enjoy when he cuts open and examines tennis shoes layer by layer.

    On the show, you’ll learn the top tennis shoes for different game styles, injuries, and foot types, the most important characteristics of tennis shoes that you must consider, the biggest mistakes people make when buying tennis shoes, what shoe size to select and adjustments to make when one foot is bigger than the other, shoe tying techniques to enhance shoe comfort and performance, the difference between hard court vs. clay court shoes, Zach’s favorite tennis shoes of all time, a sneak peak into how Zach creates his tennis shoe reviews, and much more!

    I hope you enjoy my interview with Zach! 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 to your inbox!

    Foot Doctor Zach Youtube
    Zach Thomas Twitter
    Zach Thomas Instagram
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Mch from RVA ,

Love the podcast

I love listening to this podcast! Merhban has interesting topics, great guests, and a very relaxing voice. (I cant listen to some podcast channels as the voice(s)are annoying.) Merhban is humble (will tell stories of his own struggles) and a little corny, but in a good way where he makes it fun! I have been listening to him for a long time and I am glad to have posted his 100th review!!!

H C Asad ,

Contact point

The contact point episode is one of the best! Not only the instructional particulars but very importantly the emphasis on contact point as a key priority. For me, the episode arrived at an essential time: I was struggling with what to really focus on for development— mental, footwork, strategy, technique? Knowing we can really only concentrate on one or two things at a time. The episode brought me the answer: point of contact. Interestingly, as the episode discusses, working on contact point also requires footwork, strategy and tactics. By coincidence (or not) I had already ordered a special racquet designed to help with contact point training. Here we go! Thank you Mehrban for continuing the Tennis Files!

The tennis files ,

The tennis files with Mehrban Iranshad

Fantastic podcast with useful tennis tips especially for different level tennis players and coaches. This podcast got me through the 2020 pandemic and I listened on my way up to 2021 sectionals with my 4.5 team. I think technically you have what you have at playoffs but mentally it’s always good to listen to Mehrban! Keep up the great interviews and content!

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