Baseline Intelligence is a podcast dedicated to providing a broad array of insights and perspectives for both highly competitive and recreational tennis players...
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Joel Myers: What you can learn from Coco Gauff and Ben Shelton at this year's US Open
Our friend Joel Myers joins the pod to talk about this year's US Open. We talk:1:12 Coco's breakthrough6:00 How to compete against a consistent player8:07 The Medvedev serve11:31 Ben Shelton's game16:30 The Shelton serve19:30 Closing the net in doubles25:58 What you can learn from pro doubles
Franco Herrero: How to improve your fitness and feel better on the court
Franco Herrero is our guest for the 45th episode of Baseline Intelligence. Franco is one of the premier fitness coaches in the tennis industry. He's worked with Reilly O'Pelka, Monica Puig, Sofia Lenin, and Tommy Paul. We talk:1:51 How he got started in strength and conditioning4:10 Observing a player's movement7:40 What makes Tommy so quick10:07 Applying force13:14 Training during tournaments16:39 Recovering after a match18:54 Ice baths24:19 Body weight exercises28:36 Changing directions30:42 Best advice for the 4.0 player
Grant Chen: Building a quality support team for your tennis game
Grant Chen is our guest for the 44th episode of Baseline Intelligence. Grant helped UCLA reach the elite 8 in five of his six seasons as an assistant/associate head coach and is currently the head coach at SMU. His teams have won back to back conference championships and he's earned AAC coach of the year honors two years in a row. We talk:1:38 His cell phone contacts2:52 An epic NCAA final6:34 Using a tough loss to spark growth8:28 Helping his players become pros10:06 Building a support team around a player15:07 Who's on your bus?18:38 How to become a college player24:27 Favorite doubles drill29:16 Best advice for the 4.0 player
Shelby Rogers: Why rankings mean nothing and a great tip on the backhand
Shelby Rogers is our guest for the 43rd episode of Baseline Intelligence. She has career high rankings of 30th in singles and 40th in doubles on the WTA tour. She reached the quarterfinals of both the French and US Opens, and helped lead the US team to the 2017 Fed Cup title. We talk:1:32 Her start in tennis4:04 Skipping college for the pros7:13 Building belief9:54 Difficulties of being on the road11:35 Preparing for different surfaces13:44 Practicing at tournaments18:00 Playing different opponents20:35 How to play big points23:56 Her rapping career25:55 Backhand tips** Sound effects by https://www.zapsplat.com
Joel Myers: What we learned from Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova at this year's Wimbledon
Our friend Joel Myers joins the pod to talk about the tactics, shots, and pressure points played by the best players in the world at this year's Wimbledon. We talk:1:24 The greatness of Alcaraz7:35 Chris Eubanks' magical run10:09 A great volley tip11:45 The women's championship13:45 Hanging in there when you're down14:49 Returning a lefty serve17:26 Playing on a faster court21:49 Accelerating on your forehand22:49 Surprising patterns of play26:55 Bad execution vs. a bad decision
Baseline Intelligence is a podcast dedicated to providing a broad array of insights and perspectives for both highly competitive and recreational tennis players. In addition to comprehensive discussions related to proper technique, helpful practice, training and strategy recommendations, this podcast explores the dimensions of important mental training, and the application and interpretation of meaningful tennis analytics. Just as important, this podcast aims to be a fun, entertaining and informative listen that includes candid interviews with top ATP and WTA players, up-and-coming tour players, top NCAA men’s and women’s tennis coaches, and other leading voices in the world of tennis.