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!
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...
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!
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!
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).
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.
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.
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!
It speaks a lot to a person’s love of tennis – that they would invest their valuable time and money into weekly lessons to improve their game. So here’s the big question: are you really getting the MOST out of those lessons you possibly can? In this episode of the Shankcast podcast we draw from our collective 75+ years teaching on court and lay out the best mindset and attitude to have during your lesson, the best way to prepare (and follow up), and the top things that keep most students from success...
There’s no question about it: every parent of an aspiring tennis player wants to see their child succeed and be the best they can be. Yet despite the best intentions, being a tennis parent can be a tricky thing, and if approached the wrong way can risk spoiling your child’s enjoyment of the game – or worse – your relationship with them. We put our experiences as coaches (and parents) out in the open and hope you and your child can benefit from what we’ve learned along the way. Enjoy the banter!