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EPISODE 196 – GREG MORGAN INTERVIEW

EPISODE 196 – GREG MORGAN INTERVIEW

On the 196th episode of the GreatBase Tennis, Steve Smith and Ivan Ozerets talk tennis with Greg Moran. Their guest is a veteran tennis teaching professional, an award-winning writer, and a longtime club owner.

Greg’s third book, “The Truth About Tennis”, was recently released. Like his long career, his latest book is complete. The read will certainly help further educate anyone and everyone connected to the great game of tennis.

Our listeners will be inspired by Greg’s passion and commitment to our game. Plus by listening, one will be enlightened and entertained.

EPISODE 195 – FROM PARENTING TO IMPROVING TENNIS

EPISODE 195 – FROM PARENTING TO IMPROVING TENNIS

In this episodeOn the 195th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a tennis discussion with Ainsley Catalano. His guest makes his living as an analyst in commercial real estate. Ainsley also has tennis experience as a player, teacher, and parent....

EPISODE 194 – DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ADMINISTRATOR

EPISODE 194 – DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ADMINISTRATOR

On the 194th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and Ivan Ozerets talk tennis with Dave Anderson. Dave, a frequent guest, is a veteran coach with an outstanding track record. He has worked at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas for over 30 years.

Their discussion is the fourth of four Dave’s Do’s & Don’ts. The first three lists were centered on parents, players and coaches. The last focus on the work of tennis administrators.

Owners, operators, and directors surely will benefit by listening to David’s input. To create a healthy and productive tennis culture parents, players, coaches and administrators certainly need to understand their roles and responsibilities.

EPISODE 193 – US TENNIS & BEYOND

EPISODE 193 – US TENNIS & BEYOND

In this episodeOn the 193rd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and Ivan Ozerets interview Javier Palenque. Their guest has an unstoppable passion for the improvement of tennis. He is totally committed to researching how tennis is governed around the...

EPISODE 192 – USTA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

EPISODE 192 – USTA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

On the 192nd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith, Ivan Ozerets and Dave Anderson address the USTA Player Development (USTA PD) program.

The following are attached:

1) A letter written by Jose Higueras on American tennis
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m8rnoacjivjOMt3sc5lRDo9Nccub9wgQ/view?usp=sharing

2) A letter written by Wayne Bryan on American tennis
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wIEoZk1rEZKlP3M_g9uZCEyCCVeB9I88/view?usp=sharing

3a) Patrick McEnroe holding three significant tennis positions – spoof by Steve Smith
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_T6m_bo3EP4_7VaQUIYEwYf7X_sS9Ie/view?usp=sharing

3b) Craig Tiley turning down the opportunity to direct the USTA PD – letter by Steve Smith
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JmPx3pIfvp3FWlCYoZu5rGmarbVhHqIz/view?usp=sharing

Additional input from numerous podcasts and various blogs were also interfaced with the experience of Smith and Anderson.

A book should be written on the subject. One title for consideration: Honey & Money Isn’t Funny.

EPISODE 191 – NOT JUST ANOTHER INTERN

EPISODE 191 – NOT JUST ANOTHER INTERN

In this episodeOn the 191st episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Lawrence Hyde. The Englishman recently spent 350-plus hours studying with Steve. The primary topics covered were: tennis, tennis teaching, coaching, character...

EPISODE 190 – 32 TENNIS THOUGHTS

EPISODE 190 – 32 TENNIS THOUGHTS

In this episodeOn the 190th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Ilja Semjonovs. The theme of the session was based on the title of a hockey podcast called 32 Thoughts with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek. Ilja, who has spent...

EPISODE 189 – ANDY DURHAM INTERVIEW

EPISODE 189 – ANDY DURHAM INTERVIEW

On the 189th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and Ilja Semjonovs interview Andy Durham.

Andy has a lifetime of diversified experiences in tennis. The veteran tennis educator has a deep connection with match analysis. He was mentored by Bill Jacobson, the father of electronic charting and the founder of Compu-Tennis.

Andy is leading a campaign to have Bill inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Bill is one of the best tennis minds the game has ever known. His intellect and innovative thinking reached millions of fans watching televised tennis from their living rooms.

Andy is shining a bright light on Bill’s contributions with https://www.racketstats.com/. Mr. Durham’s project offers a free and simple introduction to match charting.

We are confident that our listeners will thoroughly enjoy spending time with Andy. To make an understatement, he has an extremely high Tennis IQ.

EPISODE 188 – MARK BEY INTERVIEW

EPISODE 188 – MARK BEY INTERVIEW

In this episodeOn the 188th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and Lawrence Hyde talk tennis and life with Mark Bey. The discussion starts with Mark's beginning days in junior tennis. He also shares his experience playing college tennis under the...

EPISODE 187 – DO’S AND DON’TS FOR TENNIS PLAYERS

EPISODE 187 – DO’S AND DON’TS FOR TENNIS PLAYERS

On the 187th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Dave Anderson shares Do’s and Don’ts for Players.

Dave previously shared a similar list for parents and coaches. His next list will be for tennis administrators.

Dave joined Steve in 1985 as a student. Steve revised a general recreation curriculum into a comprehensive curriculum for students seeking occupational competency as tennis-teaching pro-managers. Dave spent a third year in the two-year program working as a lab instructor. Then he had autonomy directing one then two tennis clubs in a nearby town. In the second five years of the ten-year project, the collective efforts of their small group produced more Texas state champions than Dallas and Houston combined.

On another podcast, Steve and Dave have promised to discuss the Florida academy scene. For a short period of time, the two led the program at the now-defunct Seguso-Bassett Tennis Training Center; which is now the Chris Evert Tennis Academy.

Since then, Dave has spent more than 30 years in Dallas. He is based at the Brookhaven Country Club and has led a junior program that has produced more than 500 college tennis players. To make an understatement, he has a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share.

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