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!
Doubles partner drama is a universal part of playing tennis which is why this episode of the Shankcat podcast is critical to listen to! Lifelong coaches Kevin, Megan and Ian will discuss the ins and outs of dealing with negativity, ball calls, coaching, and low levels with doubles partners. They’ll even share their thoughts on how to “break up” with your partner and move on to happier times on the court. We hope you enjoy our tennis banter!
There is a timeless battle all tennis players feel between wanting to win matches and wanting to improve their swing technique. Should you fix your serve or go with “old faithful” since team season is in full swing? Today you’ll hear the unfiltered thoughts of three lifelong coaches as they discuss that paradox and much more having to do with managing your improvement process on the court. Please enjoy our tennis banter on this episode of the Shankcast podcast!
Are your tennis lessons actually moving you in the right direction or are they wasting your time? In this special episode of the Shankcast podcast you’ll hear three lifelong tennis coaches with a combined 75 years of experience on the court bare all and spill the beans about what makes a good tennis lesson, a bad tennis lesson, and everything in between. Hope you enjoy our tennis banter!
What's the best tennis racquet of all time? Who factors should you look at when deciding the right racquet for yourself? Find out what weight, balance, size and stiffness are right for you and also take a trip down memory lane with Megan, Kevin and Ian as they discuss frames with a very special guest on this episode of the Shankcast podcast. Enjoy our tennis banter!
Do you get frustrated with tennis players who “throw” games, sets, or even whole matches to try and keep their rating low? If so you can’t miss the roundtable discussion in this episode of the Shankcast because Kevin, Megan and Ian are joined by a special guest who has first hand experience in massaging his record of play. Hear firsthand what thoughts, opinions, and arguments float to the surface as they hash out the tricky topic of ratings and competition. Enjoy the tennis banter!
When the dust settles and it's all said and done who in this incredible era of tennis players will have the most grand slams?? Serena Williams? Roger Federer? Maybe Novak or Rafa? Today on the Shankcast podcast you'll hear Kevin, Megan and Ian give their official predictions as well as defend their stances. Tennis banter at it's finest!
If you’ve played competitive tennis then you’ve experienced bad calls. It comes with the territory, but how can we deal with it effectively? Should you confront your opponents or let it slide? Is “hooking” them back ever the right choice? On this episode of the Shankcast Kevin, Megan and Ian will answer those questions and many more so you know exactly what to do the next time you head onto the court. Thanks for listening to our tennis banter podcast!
Let’s be honest, tennis drives us all nuts from time to time, but why?? What is it about our sport that brings out the best and worst in people? Maybe post importantly: how can we get a handle on those things so we can enjoy the sport more, compete more effectively, and improve more steadily? Those are the questions Kevin, Megan and Ian discuss on this special episode of the Shankcast, the world’s number one podcast for tennis banter, inspiration, and appreciation.