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Imagine what it would be like to have access to the thoughts, reasonings and concrete steps of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Tennis Coaches in the world? – That was what I was wondering back in 2015 when I set up this podcast as a part of my learning process in my attempt to one day be a Tennis Coach on the Professional Tour. Listening to the show you will get an in-depth insight into how these Tennis Coaches help Tennis Players thrive as Humans, develop as Tennis Players an ...
 
This podcast's mission is to discuss junior tennis with a focus on the journey and process of player development. We discuss trends in junior development and promote tennis events at all levels, including college, Futures, Challengers, ATP/WTA, and local events. We would like to invite our audience to share our experience raising competitive junior tennis players in the USA. We will discuss the highs and lows of being a Payer as we watch our players.
 
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Eric was a 5-time All American at Kentucky, and holds the NCAA record for most singles match victories. He made the finals of the 2012 NCAA Singles championships, where he lost to Steve Johnson. In his return to the podcast (also see Episode 28), we catch up with Eric and discuss what he's learned after being away from professional tennis for a cou…
 
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Peter Lundgren. Peter might be best known for coaching 3 world number ones in Marcello Rios, Roger Federer and Marat Safin, but he was a great player himself with a ranking high of #25 ATP and 3 ATP titles to his name. Besides the previously mentioned players Peter has had coaching stints with the…
 
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Howard Green. Howard spent six years in the Royal Marines Commandos. Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan he has extensive experience in preparing ITF, ATP and WTA players and Currently Howard is the Head of Strength and Conditioning at USN Bolton Arena High Performance Tennis Academy which he has been…
 
In this episode you are going to listen to Michael Geserer. Michael did not pick up a tennis racquet until the age of 17 but managed to play qualifying for all Slams and a career high singles ranking of #198. Formerly Michael has among other coaches Julia Goerges and is currently the coach of Jen Brady. You’ll get to know: Jen Brady’s attitude duri…
 
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Luke Passman. Luke worked 6 years at the Soto Tennis Academy as the Head of Sport Science Support and have for the past 2 years been the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at The New York Mets. You’ll get to know: The Google Earth Analogy Why and how to quantify Tennis drills What Tennis can le…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you are going to listen to Carl Maes. Carl spent 6 years at the LTA as Head of Women’s tennis, he has been the director at the Kim Clijsters Academy and have coached the likes of Kirsten Flipkens, Yanina Wickmayer, Sorana Cirstea and Kim Clijsters for more than 10 years. Carl is currently the Director of High Performance at…
 
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Nick Horvat. Nick has been the assistant coach of Mario Ancic and coached the likes of Sofya Zhuk, Timea Babos and Donna Vekic. Since 2015 he has further been a scouting agent for Yonex. You’ll get to know: Why it’s not always a mental problem How to get the best out of practices at tennis tournam…
 
Emilio is a former top 10 singles player and world number 1 doubles player. He is a 5-time Grand Slam winner and won the Hopman Cup alongside his sister Arantxa in 1990. After he retired as a player, he set up the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy with his former doubles partner Sergio Casal in 1998 where former students include Daniela Hantuchova, Svet…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Hans-Peter Born. Peter was for 26 years in charge of coaches’ education and 14 and Under development in the DTB (the German tennis federation). During his tenure at the DTB Peter has overseen the development of the likes of Laura Sigemund, Sabine Lisicki, Angelique Kerber and Sasha Zverev. Peter has bee…
 
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Mike Barrel. Mike has taught tennis for 30+ years and is the founder and CEO of evolve9. He specialises in coach education and program management for tennis coaches and centres. Among others he has worked on programs for USTA, Tennis Australia and the LTA. You’ll get to know: About the police, doc…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Izo Zunic Izo is a tennis coach with a special passion for personal development. For the past 7 years he has been coaching on the WTA tour where he has coached the likes of Ani Mijacika, Tereza Mrdeza and Magda Linette. He is a part of the Star River Professional Tennis Team and runs the IMP-attitude co…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Carlos Goffi. Carlos’ coaching career began in 1975 at the Port Washington Tennis Academy in New York, by recommendation from his mentor Harry Hopman. He has written the book “Tournament Tough”, directed Nike tennis camps for 30+ years and been the coach of both John and Patrick McEnroe. You’ll get to k…
 
In this episode, we talk with Diego Moyano - one of the most successful coaches in USTA player development. Diego has worked closely with Reilly Opelka, Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Dennis Kudla and many more. He's been referred to as America's Tennis Whisperer.Diego shares his thoughts on junior player development, including how to de…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Michael Baroch. Michael was coached as a junior by the legendary Tony Roche and went on to becoming Tony’s understudy and hitting partner for Ivan Lendl. He has had coaching stints with Mark Philippoussis and Maria Sharapova. Worked with the Vietnamese and Chinese Davis Cup Teams. Currently Mark is the …
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Ruben Neyens. Ruben is the head of Coach Development at the Dutch Tennis Federation. He calls himself a kid’s tennis tutor and has a special emphasis on the Physical Aspect of tennis. Ruben is a researcher and a tennis coach trying to bridge the gap between science and the practice court. You’ll get to …
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Philipp Born. Phillipp is a researcher and a tennis coach trying to bridge the gap between science and the practice court. You’ll get to know: The 4 different serving patterns The most used serving patterns What to focus more on in practice Enjoy the show! Timestamps: 01:00 How the presentation came abo…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Patrick McEnroe. Patrick was ranked as high as #28 in Singles and #3 in doubles as a player himself. He has been the General Manager of Player Development at the USTA and have had the longest stint in history as the 38th Davis Cup Captain of the United States which included the overall victory in 2007. …
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Rohan Goetzke . Rohan has been working at the Dutch Federation, been on the tour with the likes of Mario Ancic and Richard Krijcek, he was director of Tennis at IMG and is currently holding the same position at Court Sense Tennis. You’ll get to know: How to be consistent as a Tennis Coach What tennis pl…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Li Pingwei. Pingwei is a tennis coach and doctoral researcher in elite sports focusing on tennis. Her research provides evidence-based facts for coaches, parents and federations regarding talent selection, prediction and development. She is the founder of the China-Europe Tennis Platform, which aims to …
 
Jordan Cox was one of the highest ranked junior tennis in the US. He culminated his junior career by making the finals of Jr Wimbledon. After a few years on the pro circuit, he finished his career at Georgia Gwinnett College. He led the Grizzlies to 3 NAIA National Championships while he was there. Jordan is currently pursuing his acting career and…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you’re going to listen to Sven Groeneveld. Sven has been a coach on the ATP and the WTA Tour for the past 30 years coaching players such as Monica Seles, Mary Pierce, Michael Stich, Greg Rusedski, Anna Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and the tennis player with the longest winning streak in tennis Esther Vergeer You’ll get to k…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Dario Novak. Dario has for the past 15 years attempted to translate scientific findings into practical advice and have worked with the likes of Christina McHale, Marta Kostyuk, Donna Vekic and Borna Coric. You’ll get to know: Why the split step is important 3 different types of Split Step How to practic…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Freddie Nielsen. Freddie turned pro in 2001 and is still an active player on the doubles circuit. At the same time, he is coaching Swedish youngster Mikael Ymer and stepped in as Davis Cup Captain for Denmark at the end of 2019. You’ll get to know: The importance of a Playing Philosophy The danger of sh…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Nick Saviano. Nick has more than 35 years of experience as a coach working with ATP and WTA players including Grand Slam Winners and World Number 1’s. He was the Director of Coaching at the USTA for 14 years before setting up his Academy, the Saviano High Performance Tennis, which he is still running to…
 
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Beni Linder. Beni has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Swiss Tennis Federation for more than 15 years and worked with everyone from grassroots to the very top players of tennis. You’ll get to know: How to build on strengths How to adapt to the present Why Tennis is like Formula 1 Enj…
 
Hi guys, this time around you will get to listen to Brad Gilbert. Brad probably doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction, but in brief highlight he was ranked as high as number 4 in the ATP Rankings. After his playing career he has among others coached Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick while he won his sole Grand Slam and reached number 1 in…
 
Adam Blicher is a high performance coach and sport psychology consultant in his home country of Denmark. Adam is also the host of wildly popular tennis podcast, The Adam Blicher Show.In this episode we discuss Adam’s approach to coaching junior tennis players, how to structure an efficient practice, and the benefits & limitations of data analytics …
 
Hi guys, this time around you will get to listen to Craig O’Shannessy. Craig analyses tennis strategy and teaches players, coaches and fans patterns of play and the winning percentages that dominate tennis. Craig has among others coached the likes of Amer Delic, Rajeev Ram, Marcel Ilhan and Kevin Anderson. He was a part of Team Djokovic from 2017-2…
 
Hi guys, hope you are all continuously safe, healthy and happy! This time around you will get an insight into the thoughts of Wim Fissette. Wim started his coaching journey on the tour with Kim Clijsters and have for the past decade been coaching the likes of Sabine Lisicki, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, Johanna Konta, Angelique Kerber and is cu…
 
Hi guys, during these Corona Times I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to listen and learn from some very clever and experienced Coaches. This time around you will get an insight into the thoughts of Dirk Hordorff. Dirk has coached a multitude of players but to name a few he coached Rainer Schuettler during all of his career. He has coache…
 
Hi guys, another Corona special that I hope you’ll enjoy. On this episode I talk to Carlos Rodriquez all the way from Bejing, China and due to the government restrictions, the only way that we were able to reach each other were by phone and the sound quality is therefore not amazing. The episode is going out anyway and it’s my hope that the quality…
 
Beau is currently the travelling coach for Brandon Nakashima. Beau played college tennis at Nebraska (Big 10 Doubles Champion) and played 4 year on the Futures/Challenger circuit.Before joining Brandon's team, Beau was a High Performance coach at the Brymer-Lewis Tennis Academy in Southern California.Beau is passionate about maximizing tennis perfo…
 
It’s Corona-time globally and I wish all of you and your families happiness and health through these times. Robert Davis asked me half a year ago who was on the top of my Wishlist for a Podcast interview. I promptly answered Magnus Norman, and that is exactly who you guys will get to listen to in this episode. You’ll get to know: Balancing being a …
 
An increasing amount of data is becoming available within tennis. As coaches we need to navigate through the jungle of information. How do we interpret the data? What stats are true, but not relevant? and ultimately how can stats help player development, scouting of opponents as well as inform us about winning patterns of play? Mike James helps us …
 
Kevin is the coach of Caty and John McNally, and has coached several women on the WTA tour as well working with National level junior players.In this episode we discuss what fundamentals junior players should be focused and we explore the lessons Kevin has learned from 25+ of coaching.https://payersandplayers.com/2019/10/08/episode-47-kevin-oneill/…
 
Ronnie Schneider was the #1 recruit in his class, he won Kalamazoo 3 times (16s Singles & Doubles and 18s Doubles), was an All-American at UNC, reached a career high ATP rank of 406, and is currently the volunteer assistant at Indiana University, where he is getting his MBA.In part 2 of our conversation, we talk about his experiences of playing at …
 
In part 1 of our wide-ranging conversation with Ronnie Schneider about his junior career, including winning Kalamazoo 3 times (16s Singles, 16s Doubles, and 18s Doubles)and playing in the US Open (both junior and Main Draw doubles).Ronnie was the #1 recruit in his class in each of his 4 years of high school, and was an All-American at the Universit…
 
We talk with Heath Waters, Sr. about his philosophy on junior tennis development. Heath Waters is one of only a handful of coaches in the world to be a current ATP and WTA registered coach on the men’s and women’s professional tennis tour. Heath’s professional players have had wins over many top world ranked tour players such as the likes of Andy M…
 
Andy Brandi served as a partner of the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute since 2007 before joining the USTA staff in August 2010. While at USTA he led the Player Development team for 12 & Under Boys. From 2001-06, Brandi was Director of Tennis for IMG and the Evert Tennis Academy. From 1984-2001, he was the head coach of the University of Florida wom…
 
We discuss how Petros Chyrsochos developed into an NCAA champion. His coach in Cyprus, Demetrius Herodotou, was instrumental in his development - working with Petros as beginner and taking him to the junior Grand Slams.Following his junior career, Petros chose to play college tennis at Wake Forest, where he has won national championships both as a …
 
In this episode we talk with Tony Bresky, the head coach at Wake Forest – the defending NCAA National Champions. Coach Bresky shares his thoughts on college tennis recruiting, how important culture is to building a championship team, his outlook for the 2019 season, and how thankful he is for leaving his career in Finance behind.…
 
We discuss the developmental path of Eric Quigley, the NCAA leader in career singles wins. Eric was a 5-time All American at University of Kentucky, and reached an ATP ranking of 297. Eric was not a tennis prodigy, but with his passion and commitment became one of the top ranked juniors in the USA and had a stellar college career.Eric now resides i…
 
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