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Second Serve Podcast is the only tennis podcast created exclusively for adult recreational players by everyday tennis players. We are passionate about the game and our episodes are geared towards adults playing a sport in the later years of life (hence, the name “Second Serve”). The goal of the podcast is to promote and grow the game of tennis for adult players. This podcast discusses everything related to adult recreational tennis. Topics include the following: advice for beginners; what ad ...
 
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What can adult recreational players learn from the pros? Should adult rec players try to hit winners? We are thrilled to have Bill back to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sp…
 
What can adult recreational players learn from the pros? We are thrilled to have Bill back to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sports marketing firms over the last thirty plu…
 
We really appreciate Kelly Gaines sharing her amazing tennis story! She is Executive Director of USTA NC. She played tennis at William Peace University, was a pro at the North Hills Club, and was the head coach of the NC State Women's Tennis team. She has an incredible background and will make you want to play more tennis! If you would like to see …
 
What are the best tournaments to attend as a fan? What is important to you? We have an expert to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sports marketing firms over the last thirty …
 
What strings does a playtester use and what shoes does she wear? Did you know whether you use a dampener is very controversial? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good tennis player, and doe…
 
What is the demo program and buy back program at Tennis Warehouse? What racquet does a playtester use? What was it like to interview Roger Federer? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good te…
 
When should you change your racquet or strings? What racquet should you buy? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good tennis player, and does a million different things! Please check out the …
 
Has your opponent ever taken a really long bathroom break? Did you think it was a strategy? Dave and Tom are back to discuss this and more! They are both NTRP 3.0s, who have been to states and sectionals numerous times. Please check out their previous episodes about annoying situations that happen on the court at: Annoying Situations on the Court -…
 
What's Your World Tennis Number? We were thrilled to talk with Kelly Gaines who is the Executive Director for USTA North Carolina and Dani Broadstreet who is the Director of Adult Play for USTA North Carolina about the World Tennis Number. You can check your number at: What is my number? or find out more information about your number at the followi…
 
What can you do to encourage your doubles' partner? Tara is back to give us more tips on how to be a good teammate and tells us about her experience at a USTA State Tournament and the USTA Southern Sectionals. Tara captained the team that won the 55 plus 6.5 State Championship and finished second at Sectionals. If you would like to see pictures of …
 
How can you be a good teammate? Have you ever showed up late to a match? Are you supportive of your doubles partner? We really enjoyed hearing Tara's advice on how to be a good teammate. Tara captained the team that won the 55 plus 6.5 State Championship and finished second at Sectionals. If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to…
 
Can attending professional tennis tournaments help your adult recreational game? Where is the best place to sit when watching a match? Is it helpful to watch the players between points? We attended the Billy Jean King Cup in Asheville, NC and the The Credit One Charleston Open in Charleston, SC and we realized watching the professionals play in per…
 
We love playing competitive league tennis, but there are social leagues and tournaments you can play in as well for all different levels and ages. We have met amazing people playing league tennis and we hope you will try it! If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of our previous episodes, please visit our website https://s…
 
We were thrilled to have Cy King and Julie Dick join us to discuss the 2022 Cy King Summer Classic and the Cy King Community Tennis Fund! If you would like to register for the Cy King Summer Classic please click on the following: Register for Cy King Summer Classic You can learn more about the Cy King Community Fund or make a donation to the fund a…
 
May is National Tennis Month! We love to play tennis but how can we encourage others to play? Tell us what we are forgetting. Let's Tennis! If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of our previous episodes, please visit our website https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you're interested in and fin…
 
We were thrilled to have Trey join us to discuss this and more! Trey is an NTRP rated 4.5 player and is self taught! He also installs and maintains tennis courts so we asked everything we wanted to know like why we have to wear special shoes and how much does it cost to have one built in your back yard. If you would like to contact Trey about tenni…
 
We know as adult recreational players we will never have an official or hawk-eye. But is there a possibility we can have something close to it in the future? We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, us…
 
How cool would it be to have James Blake and Andy Roddick invest in your company? We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, using just your iPhone! Please use our referral link for SwingVision, to save …
 
Have you ever been upset over line calls? Have you finished a match and had no idea what happened on the court? That may change soon! We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, using just your iPhone! Pl…
 
Kana is back to tell us about crazy adult recreational tennis stories in New Jersey! Playing indoors with a time limit can make everything a little more difficult because one team may want to slow down while the other team may want to speed up. It can lead to a few frustrating or funny situations! Listen to all our episodes directly from our websit…
 
Is adult tennis the same in different parts of the country? Do you have to try out as an adult? Are you required to buy the uniform? Can you flip courts? Is a win on court 1 worth more than other courts? We really appreciate Kana joining us to discuss playing tennis in a league in New Jersey. It seems like playing tennis in New Jersey can be a litt…
 
Can you learn to play tennis watching youtube? We were thrilled to have Trey join us to discuss this and more! Trey is an NTRP rated 4.5 player and is self taught! Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you're interested in and find an episode about it. We a…
 
Have you tried to change your stroke as an adult? Were you able to do it? Mike is back to discuss this and more! You can listen to other popular episodes with Mike at the following links: To Grunt or Not To Grunt https://secondservepodcast.com/2022/02/08/to-grunt-or-not-to-grunt/ Does Your Racquet Matter? https://secondservepodcast.com/2020/04/28/d…
 
Is a pickleball tournament like a tennis tournament? What is a golden ticket? Have you ever received 100 texts about one tennis match or had a full body cramp? Yubie Albert is back to discuss this and more! He is a sponsored pickleball player with Selkirk Sport, a well-known pickleball company that is based out of Hayden, ID (https://www.selkirk.co…
 
Does playing tennis help you play pickleball? Does playing pickleball help your tennis game? We were thrilled to have Yubie Albert join us to discuss tennis AND pickleball. He is a sponsored pickleball player with Selkirk Sport, a well-known pickleball company that is based out of Hayden, ID (https://www.selkirk.com/). In addition, he works as an O…
 
If your opponent hits winners during warm up, does it bother you? What if your opponent throws or breaks their racquet? Dave and Tom are back to discuss more annoying situations! They are both NTRP 3.0s, who have been to states and sectionals numerous times. It was interesting to see the differences in what bothers women versus men. Listen to all o…
 
Have you ever had something annoying that happened on the court? What did you do? Dave and Tom are back to talk about annoying situations that happened to them. They are both NTRP 3.0s, who have been to states and sectionals numerous times, and have had a few annoying situations. Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting http…
 
Has an opponent's grunt ever bothered you while playing? Is there a rule against grunting? Are there benefits to grunting? Mike is back to discuss this and more! You can listen to other popular episodes with Mike at the following links: Does Your Racquet Matter? https://secondservepodcast.com/2020/04/28/does-your-racquet-matter-tips-for-finding-the…
 
What is the USTA Early Start League? Amanda from Florida is back to discuss this league and what it is like having to guess what rating someone will be the following year. Please let us know if you have a USTA Early Start League in your area. Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting https://secondservepodcast.com. You can se…
 
Have you ever felt like weather has impacted the outcome of a match? Tom and Dave are back to give advice on playing short sets in important matches including being flexible and not being a jerk to the volunteers. Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you'r…
 
Have you ever played short sets for an important tournament? Did it end well? Have you ever had to consider the conversion ratio for the scores? We really enjoyed having Dave and Tom on the show to discuss their experience playing short sets at the USTA state tournament. They are both 3.0s who have been to states and sectionals numerous times. List…
 
Are you injured right now? Don't worry, it is still possible to win the USTA National Championship! We were thrilled to have Amanda back to discuss what it was like to have double knee replacements then win the USTA National Championship the next year! We also discuss her team members from her National Championship team getting bumped including a p…
 
We really appreciate all the incredible guests who have come on the podcast in 2021! We can't thank them enough for giving advice and sharing their tennis stories. Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you're interested in and find an episode about it. We a…
 
Congrats on getting bumped! Welcome to Loserville! What is it like going from winning a lot to losing? Do you need to win in order to have fun? Carolyn and Erin discuss what it is like getting bumped and losing. Erin just wants to play good tennis (win or lose) and Carolyn is hoping to have Erin's mentality one day... Please check out our website a…
 
We are very excited to speak with Julie, who is the Executive Director of the Raleigh Tennis Association. In this episode, she discusses how adult recreational players can get involved, her most memorable time on the court, and the program that has led numerous people to find love! If you live in this area please check out all the different program…
 
It is the most exciting day of the year (or the worst)! Is your phone blowing up with requests to be on teams or are you hearing crickets and checking to see if your phone is working? In this episode, Carolyn and Erin discuss the 2021 NTRP ratings bump and whether they were surprised by the people who were or were not bumped. Please check out our w…
 
We are very excited to speak with Julie, who is the Executive Director of the Raleigh Tennis Association. In this episode, she discusses her extensive tennis background, the Rusty Racquets and Try Tennis Programs, and what she believes will keep a new player playing tennis for the rest of their lives! If you would like to see a picture of Julie or …
 
We were thrilled to have Amanda join us. Amanda is the captain of the team that won the 3.5 National Championship for both 18+ and 40+! In this episode Amanda tells us what it was like to play 6 matches at both the 18+ and 40+ National Championships, what her teammates would drink during the matches, and what she thought about the line calls! If yo…
 
We were thrilled to have Amanda join us. Amanda is the captain of the team that won the 3.5 National Championship for both 18+ and 40+! In this episode Amanda tells us what research she did, whether she flipped courts, the most memorable part, and what her team won! If you would like to see a picture of Amanda and her team please check out our webs…
 
What is it like to win the 3.5 USTA National Championship? We were thrilled to have Amanda join us. Amanda is the captain of the team that won the 3.5 National Championship for both 18+ and 40+! In this episode Amanda tells us about her team, her experience at the National Championships in Arizona and Oklahoma, and what advice she would give to som…
 
Do you feel insecure on the tennis court? If you have a bad match, do you wonder if you will get to play with the same partner again? Have you ever been left out of the lineup for an important match? Has a coaching pro ever made you feel insecure about your game? Rachel, Erin, and Carolyn discuss these questions and why we feel insecure playing adu…
 
What happens if an opponent falls during a point? Does it matter if the opponent screams? What happens if you and your doubles partner disagree on a call? In this episode we go through situations that happened on the tennis court to us where no one knew what to do or we were surprised by the rule. Please check out our new website at https://seconds…
 
Who can call a double bounce? Can you call a let if you thought the ball was out but you aren't completely sure? Who starts serving the second set after a first set tie breaker? What happens if your doubles partner is hit by a serve? In this episode we go through situations that happened on the tennis court to us where no one knew what to do or we …
 
Have you ever been on the court and didn't know the rule? What do you do when a racket comes out of your hand? What happens when a ball hits the score board and lands in the correct court? Can you stop the ball with a racket when the ball is flying out of the court? In this episode we go through situations that happened on the tennis court to us wh…
 
If you have a few minutes, what should you read? What piece of advice does a teaching pro give his beginner wife when she has had a bad day? Can you call a let if you drop your racquet? We were thrilled to have Malik, a teaching pro, and Adna, his wife and new adult recreational player, join us! Malik is a 5.0 player, previously won the USTA player…
 
What should you do about bad line calls? If you feel frustrated, what should you do? Malik answers these questions and more! We were thrilled to have Malik, a teaching pro, and Adna, his wife and new adult recreational player, join us! Malik is a 5.0 player, previously won the USTA player of the year, and is a teaching pro at the Raleigh Racquet Cl…
 
We were thrilled to have Malik, a teaching pro, and Adna, his wife and new adult recreational player, join us! Malik is a 5.0 player, previously won the USTA player of the year, and is a teaching pro at the Raleigh Racquet Club. Adna is a 2.5 who participated in the Try Tennis Program and absolutely loves the game! If you would like to contact Mali…
 
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