Shankcast - A Tennis Banter Podcast
7 Ways To Improve Your Tennis At Home - Shankcast #24

7 Ways To Improve Your Tennis At Home - Shankcast #24

April 8, 2020

Tennis clubs and public courts are closed all around the world so players are completely out of luck, right? Wrong! There are 7 different ways you can improve your tennis skills right from home with no extra equipment at all. Better yet you only need THREE steps of space to do everything Megan, Kevin and Ian talk about in this special episode of the Shankcast Podcast. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

Excelling At League Tennis - Shankcast #23

Excelling At League Tennis - Shankcast #23

February 25, 2020

Tired of all the drama, frustration and intimidation that comes with league tennis play? If so don’t miss this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast because lifelong tennis coaches and players Megan, Kevin and Ian share their perspectives and experiences managing USTA teams, team captains and team players. You’ll learn what mindsets and attitudes will help you diffuse difficult situations and bring more success to your tennis experience. Hope you enjoy our tennis banter!

The Ultimate Tennis Weapon - Shankcast #22

The Ultimate Tennis Weapon - Shankcast #22

January 21, 2020

Do you have what it takes to be a successful tennis competitor? On this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis coaches discuss which is more important: loving to win or hating to lose. It’s a deep dive into tennis mindset, mental toughness, motivation and psychology that you can’t miss if you take your match play seriously. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

Play Your BEST Tennis In Matches! - Shankcast #21

Play Your BEST Tennis In Matches! - Shankcast #21

January 14, 2020

It’s a universal frustration for tennis players: putting in the work, finding your groove and hitting awesome in practice, only to start a match and have your best tennis – the tennis you KNOW you’re capable of – nowhere to be found. Don’t despair! It is possible to consistently play your best in a match setting, but it won’t happen unless you’ve prepared your mind and body first. In this episode of the Shankcast we’ll share what’s worked for us (and what’s gone wrong) along the way...

How To Advance Your Tennis Level NOW - Shankcast #20

How To Advance Your Tennis Level NOW - Shankcast #20

January 7, 2020

Each level of tennis requires different skills, tools, and abilities so working on the right things at the right time is critical to keep moving up the ladder! In this episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis coaches discuss what to focus on to advance your game right now, no matter where you are in your tennis journey. We hope you enjoy our tennis banter!

Recovering From and Preventing Tennis Injuries - Shankcast #19

Recovering From and Preventing Tennis Injuries - Shankcast #19

December 17, 2019

If you play a lot of tennis then injuries are bound to happen sooner or later. Should you stop playing? Stretch? Get a massage?? Tune in for this special episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast to hear the experiences and perspectives of three lifelong tennis players and coaches as they discuss the pitfalls, mistakes and lessons learned from their own injuries as well as the injuries of their students and clients. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

How To ACTUALLY Work Out For Tennis - Shankcast #18

How To ACTUALLY Work Out For Tennis - Shankcast #18

December 10, 2019

A quick search on the internet will give you TONS of so-called tennis specific workout routines - some of which can seriously improve your mobility, explosiveness and endurance on the court, and some of which will get you nothing more than a decent cardio workout. In this week’s Shankcast we’ll discuss how to get the most out of your workout routine, so your time spent will translate to actual gains on the court (and not just firmer buns).

How To Win Tennis Tiebreakers - Shankcast #17

How To Win Tennis Tiebreakers - Shankcast #17

December 3, 2019

The dreaded tiebreaker: that moment when all of your hard work and progress hangs in the balance, and it all comes down to a few measly points. Perhaps the scariest thing about tiebreakers is that few people really seem to know how to approach them, which is why it’s one of the common questions that we hear as coaches. In this episode we’ll cover what works, what doesn’t work and why so you can be better-equipped to win next time you face off in a tie break.

Is Celebrating in Tennis RUDE?? - Shankcast #16

Is Celebrating in Tennis RUDE?? - Shankcast #16

November 26, 2019

We’ve all heard an aggressive “C’MON!!” on the tennis court before. Is it rude or kosher? Is it gamesmanship?? On today’s episode of the Shankcast podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis players and coaches candidly share their thoughts on celebrating after tennis points, games or matches. You may just learn a little something about yourself and mental toughness along the way! Hope you enjoy our tennis banter.

Why Do People Hate Djokovic? - Shankcast #15

Why Do People Hate Djokovic? - Shankcast #15

November 12, 2019

Djokovic is one is one of the most accomplished players in the history of the game; and yet in spite all his success, he doesn't receive the same love and popularity as Federer, Nadal or Serena... In fact, numerous tennis fans flat-out don't like him. What has Novak done (or not done) to deserve being the black sheep at the top? We've got some opinions of our own – so sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of the Shankcast!

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