Category Archives for "Mindset"

FB TFP 232_ Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes

TFP 232: Inside the Mind of a 5.0 Tennis Player with Dillon Sykes

On Episode 232 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I interviewed fellow tennis player and content creator Dillon Sykes about his journey to reaching the 5.0 level. Dillon played Division III college tennis at Christopher Newport University. He plays USTA Leagues and competitive tournaments at the NTRP 5.0 level. Dillon is also the founder of Dill Plays […]

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FB TFP 226_ How to Handle Pressure by Changing Your Perspective with Vesa Ponkka

TFP 226: How to Handle Pressure by Changing Your Perspective with Vesa Ponkka

On Episode 226 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with coach Vesa Ponkka about how to handle pressure by changing your perspective.Coach Vesa Ponkka is the Director of Tennis at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, home to Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla, and numerous other elite players. He was selected as the 2011 USOC National […]

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FB TFP 224_ How to Improve Your Returns and Develop Winning Strategies with Karue Sell

TFP 224: How to Improve Your Returns and Develop Winning Strategies with Karue Sell

On Episode 224 of The Tennis Files Podcast, elite tennis pro Karue Sell will reveal how to improve your returns and develop winning strategies.Karue achieved a career high #371 ATP Tour ranking, 15.01 UTR rating, and is Naomi Osaka’s practice partner. He won over 100 matches at UCLA and reached the NCAA team final. Karue […]

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FB TFP 217 How Yoga Strengthens Your Mind and Body with Cheri Cope

TFP 217: How Yoga Strengthens Your Mind and Body with Cheri Cope

On Episode 217 of The Tennis Files Podcast, performance coach and yoga certified instructor Cheri Cope reveals how yoga can positively impact your tennis game by strengthening your mind and body.Cheri is a performance and motivational consultant at Cheri Cope, LLC. She received a post-master’s certification in Sports Psychology and a RYT 500hr Yoga Teaching […]

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5 FB TFP 216 Why the Contact Point Determines Your Success in Tennis with Vesa Ponkka

TFP 216: Why the Contact Point Determines Your Success in Tennis with Vesa Ponkka

On Episode 216 of The Tennis Files Podcast, coach Vesa Ponkka will reveal how to find your ideal contact point for more powerful and consistent ball striking.Coach Vesa Ponkka is Senior Director of Tennis at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, home to Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla, and numerous other elite players. He was selected as […]

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1 FB TFP 213_ Christopher Clarey - The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer

TFP 213: Christopher Clarey – The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer

On Episode 213 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with New York Times correspondent and author Christopher Clarey about his new book: “The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer.”Chris is a top international sportswriter and has been a New York Times correspondent for over 25 years. He has covered Roger […]

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FB TFP 212_ Q&A Mailbag — Second Serve Consistency, Doubles Movement, and Pressure Drills

TFP 212: Q&A Mailbag — Second Serve Consistency, Doubles Movement, and Pressure Drills

On Episode 212 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to develop a consistent second serve, how to anticipate where your opponent’s shot is going, my favorite pressure drills, and more on this Q&A edition of the show!I receive tons of questions from the Tennis Files audience on technique, strategy, fitness, and the mental […]

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