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Pro Player Talk + Playtesters Spill the Beans on 2020 Gear

Pro Player Talk + Playtesters Spill the Beans on 2020 Gear

November 10, 2019

In this episode, we were just going to talk about the ATP World Tour Finals...but then (as we often do) we started talking and spilled the beans about new 2020 shoes and racquets! We also gossip about who we think will be retiring in 2020; if Rafa can win another French; the future of American Tennis, and Kim Clijster's comeback. On top of all that, we make some bold predictions and even place some bets for next year! Have any questions or want to continue the conversation, email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com -- HAPPY HITTING!

Playtesters Preview Next Gen ATP Finals

Playtesters Preview Next Gen ATP Finals

November 3, 2019

The NextGen ATP Finals are here, and we are ready for all the action! Take a listen as some of the playtesters dissect the tournament for these up and coming 21-and-under ATP players. The playtesters take a deep dive into the format of the Next Gen ATP Finals taking place in Milan, Italy and also navigate through the draw of these 21-and-under youngsters. Playtesters, Mark Boone and Erik Meendsen, also talk about their path to Tennis Warehouse, what they are currently playtesting, a sneak peek into some new gear coming AND answer some of your questions! Listen in as we are sure to butcher a few names, call each other out on wrong stats and geek out on all things tennis!

New Balance’s Bruce Schilling: When a Brand Becomes Family

New Balance’s Bruce Schilling: When a Brand Becomes Family

October 29, 2019

New Balance's Bruce Schilling has worked in the industry longer than most of us and has the stories to tell! He has done everything from signing some of the top players to his agency, signing top players at different brands and working to mold and shape brands to become leaders in the tennis industry. Now, as a key player in New Balance's brand he explains how New Balance is a family run organization and how this brand has quickly become part of his family. Also in this episode, he chats with us about his career and gives us some amazing stories about players like Coco Gauff and Milos Raonic and Nicole Gibbs, all who have become part of his family. He also gives us some insider info into what has helped New Balance continue to grow year after year.

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Brian Earley: What it’s Really Like to be a USTA Official

Brian Earley: What it’s Really Like to be a USTA Official

October 22, 2019

Brian Earley has spent his career as a USTA official from the highest level at the Grand Slams to the lower level ITF Challengers. He's been a part of many controversial decisions over the years, and if you saw his face, you would instantly recognize him from the times he's been called out on court to make final decisions. In this episode, he chats with us about how and why he became an official in tennis and gives us some fun insights into behind the scenes decisions with some of your favorite players including Andy Roddick, David Ferrer and let's us know what it really is like to be on the court with some of the best players this sport has seen.

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012 | Cameron Norrie: Going Pro & The Reality of Traveling on ATP Tour

012 | Cameron Norrie: Going Pro & The Reality of Traveling on ATP Tour

October 15, 2019

Cameron Norrie, one of the rising stars on the ATP, joins us from China to chat about the ups and downs of life on tour. He gives us insights on his success at the college level, the best and worst parts about being a touring pro, what separates him from the top 10 players, how to hit his signature shot and so much more.

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011 | Catching up with One of Your Favorite TW Playtester’s, Andy Gerst

011 | Catching up with One of Your Favorite TW Playtester’s, Andy Gerst

October 8, 2019

He's one of your favorite Tennis Warehouse playtesters, and one of ours too! We chat with Andy Gerst as he gives us an update on everything he has been up to since his playtesting days at Tennis Warehouse. From coaching pros like Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova to working as a National Women's Coach for the USTA, he brings a great perspective about where professional tennis is heading. We also chat new gear, philosophy, life hacks and so much more!

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010 | 2020 Tennis Shoe Trends Revealed!

010 | 2020 Tennis Shoe Trends Revealed!

October 1, 2019
Want to know what trends will be hot when it comes to tennis shoes in 2020? So do we! Today we sit down with Tennis Warehouse shoe buyer, Spencer Boller, as he gives us a sneak peek into some of the exciting new shoes coming in Spring 2020. We also talk about what sports are currently influencing tennis and what direction tennis footwear is going. And don't miss where we talk about our top 3 favorite shoes and what shoe we would bring back if we could! And he also offers some insight on the creative process behind coming up with exclusive shoes for Tennis Warehouse customers!
 

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009 | adidas: Making An Impact On & Off the Tennis Court

009 | adidas: Making An Impact On & Off the Tennis Court

September 23, 2019

Sport has the ability to directly impact social environments. But should sport come at the expense of impacting our physical environment? Thanks to adidas, the answer is no. This week is Brandography at Tennis Warehouse and we are celebrating all things adidas! Today we talk to Nathan Roach from adidas and he explains how they continue to push boundaries and are currently taking massive steps to reduce their environmental footprint and in other areas of the world of sport.

 
Nathan Roach, Senior adidas Tennis Category Manager, joins us as we talk about the massive steps the brand is taking to be a sustainable company. With goals to have 100% recycled polyester materials by 2024, he explains the shifts the company has gone through and the steps they are taking to help save the world for generations of tennis players to come. With Parley and Prime Blue, tennis fans and players can begin to do their part by wearing recycled materials on and off the court! He also speaks about the She Breaks Barriers initiative adidas has implemented to continue to encourage female athletes to get out and play!
 
And, this week only, Tennis Warehouse will match 5% of your adidas order and donate it to the Parley Foundation -- simply use "PODCAST" at Checkout!
 
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008 | Tennis Science Talk: Power Potential Explained

008 | Tennis Science Talk: Power Potential Explained

September 17, 2019

We are back at it as we join our in house Tennis University Professor, Crawford Lindsey, and string guru, Jonathan Wolfe, as they get into the nitty gritty of power potential! Bring your calculators and scratch paper as we help you tap into defining powerful potential and why that's important when selecting your next racquet!

In this episode we dive deeper into defining power potential and explaining how YOU can find the most powerful racquet that you can swing.

 

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007 |  Mark Weil: The Ups & Downs of Tennis Academy Life and Why Grigor Trained at Weil

007 | Mark Weil: The Ups & Downs of Tennis Academy Life and Why Grigor Trained at Weil

September 10, 2019

Mark Weil tells us all about how he dreamt up the Weil Tennis Academy...an academy that even Grigor Dimitrov has spent time training at! Founded in 1997 in Ojai, CA Weil was the first full-time boarding school and academy on the West Coast. He talks to us about his passion for tennis, why he created what he did and all the ups and downs in between. Learn the traits he looks for in players and his best, and worst moments as the founder and Director of the Weil Academy.

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They have trained and placed over 400 US and international students in prestigious American universities. In 2019, the Weil Academy is considered by many to be one of the most successful full time, high performance academies and they have a reputation of not only placing the most players into college programs of their choice, but also preparing these players for success at the college level. Mark Weil chats with us about how he got started in tennis, how he began the Weil Academy, what sort of players he looks for and the key traits of successful academy kids.
 
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