Episode 138

ry tarpley interview

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On the 138th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith interviews Ry Tarpley.  Steve feels strongly that Ry’s story is inspirational and should be heard by older players who need to make technical changes in their games. Ry had already weathered through the competitive trenches of junior, college, and pro tennis before he completed an assessment with Steve. Upon reviewing the inefficient aspects of Ry’s technical foundation, Steve asked Ry if he would like to be ranked number one in the US in the 35s.

Ry was in his late twenties and, at the time, was discouraged to finally hear the rationale that brought clarity to his on-court troubles. Ry has a great passion for tennis and continues to work on his game. He was too busy with his new profession to play national 35’s but he did earn the #1 ranking in the national 40s; proving it is never too late to go back to the drawing board and work on basics.


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