Shankcast - A Tennis Banter Podcast
Is Pickleball Bad For Tennis? - Shankcast #31

Is Pickleball Bad For Tennis? - Shankcast #31

June 28, 2021

Pickleball's explosive rise in popularity is impossible to avoid as a tennis player, with more and more tennis courts around the world serving dual purpose or being totally converted to accommodate for the surge in demand. Its effect on the world of tennis is undeniable – but is it a good or a bad one? Enjoy the tennis banter as we debate and discuss!

The Difference Between High School and College Tennis - Shankcast #30

The Difference Between High School and College Tennis - Shankcast #30

June 18, 2021

It's natural to think of college tennis as a natural extension of high school tennis, but (aside from being the same sport) they couldn't be more different. In today's episode, Ian, Mark and Matt share their own thoughts, experiences and challenges on making the transition. Enjoy the tennis banter!

Regulating Emotion During Important Tennis Matches - Shankcast #29

Regulating Emotion During Important Tennis Matches - Shankcast #29

June 4, 2021

EVERY tennis player has been there: you're in the middle of a match, and everything goes wrong... your technique starts to break down... you start missing easy shots... your opponent starts getting on your nerves... before you know it, your emotions take over and the rest of the match is a total disaster. In today's episode of the Shankcast we discuss the times that we've been there ourselves, and how we've learned to manage our emotions and stay calm when things go south. Enjoy the tennis banter!

(Dirty) Secrets of Working at a Tennis Club - Shankcast #28

(Dirty) Secrets of Working at a Tennis Club - Shankcast #28

May 5, 2021

Tennis clubs go to a great deal of trouble to protect their image as upstanding, family-friendly establishments, but there's a great deal that goes on below the surface. In today's episode, three present (and former) teaching pros reveal the shocking things they learned about how coaches are paid, the activities they partake in and the things they hide on and off the court. Enjoy the tennis banter!

Is Tennis Too Elitist? - Shankcast #27

Is Tennis Too Elitist? - Shankcast #27

April 2, 2021

Tennis has a reputation of being a sport of status and privilege, but is that really true or can everybody have equal access? In this special episode of the Shankcast tennis podcast three lifelong tennis players and coaches discuss whether or not tennis is too financially restrictive while lessons and club membership dues keep climbing higher and higher. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

Why Most Private Lessons are a Ripoff - Shankcast #26

Why Most Private Lessons are a Ripoff - Shankcast #26

March 29, 2021

Sometimes private tennis lessons are money well spent. Other times you're better off investing in your game other ways! In this special episode of the Shankcast podcast you'll hear from three lifelong tennis players and coaches what to look for in your next tennis lesson so you know if you're moving in the right direction. Please enjoy our tennis banter!

One Handed vs Two Handed Backhand Debate - Shankcast #25

One Handed vs Two Handed Backhand Debate - Shankcast #25

March 18, 2021

It's a debate for the ages! Which is better: the one handed backhand or two handed backhand in tennis? In this special episode of the Shankcast Podcast you'll hear three lifelong tennis lovers and coaches discuss the pros and cons of each swing and give their personal opinions about which reigns supreme. Enjoy our tennis banter!

Shankcast Reboot!

Shankcast Reboot!

March 18, 2021

We're super excited to get the Shankcast podcast rolling again! In today's bonus upload we'll introduce the two new hosts joining Ian for weekly tennis banter. You'll get to know Mark and Matt, what their experience in tennis is, and what their highs and lows are on the tennis court.

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!

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