Peter Clarke, Ex-ATP Pro, Founder of Coachlife
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1w ago
Peter Clarke is a former professional tennis player who retired in 2007 and was ranked in the top 250 players in the world. He has recently launched the impressive Coachlife platform, where coaches for the top players in the world deliver in-depth lessons about technique, mindset, nutrition, match play, and more. I have tried the Coachlife platform, and it is an excellent tool for inspiration and improvement. Use the code TENNISNERD10 to get 10% off.  ..read more
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Jose Hernandez-Fernandez, ex ATP pro turned tennis coach
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by tennisnerd
2w ago
Jose Hernandez Fernandez (also known as Bebo) is an ex-pro player from the Dominican Republic who retired from the ATP Tour in 2020 and has since coached. He achieved success with WTA top 40 player Yue Yuan earlier in 2024 when she won her first WTA title and reached the quarter-finals of Indian Wells. I know Bebo personally, and for this podcast, we got to sit down in person and talk about his life on tour, the successes and struggles of being a tennis pro, growing up in the Dominican Republic, and what tennis organizations can do better to improve the situation for aspiring professional play ..read more
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Talking tennis balls with HEAD's Mauro Pinaffo
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by tennisnerd
3w ago
Tennis balls have been in the spotlight lately, with multiple complaints about quality and consistency from pro tennis players. Why is this happening, what has been done to improve the situation, and what can be done in the future? Mauro Pinaffo is HEAD's Senior Global Product Manager for Tennis and Padel balls and gives us all the answers and some interesting stats and details about tennis balls you might not know ..read more
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Tim Puttock, R&D Director Prince
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by tennisnerd
1M ago
Tim Puttock is back on the podcast! This time, we talk about upcoming Prince releases, their product portfolio, strategy and the recently reviewed Phantoms. Tim has a wealth of experience as a racquet engineer and I think there is a lot to learn from this conversation ..read more
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Michael Joyce, coach of Sharapova, Pegula and many more
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by tennisnerd
1M ago
Michael Joyce reached a career-high of ATP #64 and transitioned to a very successful coaching career. He worked with Sharapova for 7 years before her retirement and coached players like Pegula, Azarenka and Keys. Now, he works with American WTA-talent Ashlyn Krueger. Michael is also one of the featured coaches in Coachlife, a new platform focused for players of all levels to improve their tennis. Get 10% off using TENNISNERD10 ..read more
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Eric Lee, co-founder of Toroline Strings
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by tennisnerd
1M ago
Eric Lee is the co-founder of the hyped-up string brand Toroline. He used to play D1 college tennis and started the company alongside other strong tennis players to challenge the string market with softer, more colorful string options. They have been on a strong path in 2023/2024 with the success of pro player/content creator Karue Sell and their custom poly hybrid venture called Omakase. In this episode, we talk about their journey, racquet nerding, the string market, and the jungle of options for the consumer ..read more
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Podcast with Swingvision CEO, Swupnil Sahai
Tennisnerd | Talking Tennis with Industry Pros and Enthusiasts
by tennisnerd
2M ago
I have been a fan of the AI-driven software Swingvision since I first tried it in 2021. Apple has featured it in its famous Keynote speeches, named it "App of the Day," and given it an Apple design award. Ex-pros Andy Roddick and James Blake have been early investors, and there are also backers like Jason Liu from Strava and Albert Lee from MyFitnessPal. I was excited to sit down with Swupnil Sahai, the CEO and co-founder, to discuss Swingvision's journey so far and its future ..read more
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Rackets and runners with Luca Berg
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by tennisnerd
2M ago
Luca Berg from the YouTube channel Rackets&Runners joined me on the podcast to talk about gear. His detailed and organized racquet reviews for tennis and pickleball are rapidly growing his fanbase. We had a great conversation about gear and the world beyond ..read more
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Nikola Aracic on the GOATs, heavy racquets and underarm serves
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by tennisnerd
2M ago
Nikola Aracic from Intuitive Tennis returns to the podcast to talk about the remaining GOATs (Rafa and Novak), why heavy racquets can be bad for you, why underarm serves are disrespectful and much more. Time stamps 00:00 Intro 00:35 Rafa’s last rumble, Novak’s superpower and the player’s right to  emotions 34:05 Bublik and disrespectful and pointless shots like the underarm serve. Highlights culture on TennisTV. 58:16 The viewability of tennis, bad angles, shadows, lack of options 1:14:00 What is the white racquet? Nikola’s hunt for strings from the 90s and how his racquet preferences aff ..read more
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Tennis as therapy with Daniel Rutkowski
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by tennisnerd
3M ago
My friend and doubles partner, Daniel Rutkowski, who has been on the channel many times, joined me to discuss competitive tennis and the things many players struggle with, such as match tightness, negative self-talk, changing patterns, and dealing with pushers, etc. Daniel was a strong junior player who left tennis for years and now has been back to competitive tennis with success in German league play and several titles on the ITF Masters Tour. This is a shorter podcast, but we will be back with the longer format next week.   ..read more
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