Projects

EPISODE 165 – TWO OLD COACHES

EPISODE 165 – TWO OLD COACHES

In this episodeOn the 165th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast two senior citizens, Steve Smith and Mark Costello, have a conversation. They have known each other since 1964, so theoretically, they should have some wisdom. When asked, the old tennis coach and the...

EPISODE 164 – VINCE LOMBARDI

EPISODE 164 – VINCE LOMBARDI

In this episodeOn the 164th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and fellow teaching pro, Ethan Matthews, discuss one of the most revered coaches in all of sport. Ethan is a diehard Green Packer fan and Steve grew up in the '60s when Vince Lombardi's...

EPISODE 163 – PAUL WARDLAW INTERVIEW

EPISODE 163 – PAUL WARDLAW INTERVIEW

On the 163rd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith interviews Paul Wardlaw. Paul is a veteran college coach with over 35 years of diversified experience. His teams have won three national titles and produced numerous All-Americans.

The author (Tennis Pressure) is best known for his work called Wardlaw Directionals. His contributions to tennis as an educator have helped literally thousands of players, parents, teachers, and coaches.

By listening to our podcast, one will quickly realize that Coach Wardlaw is a deep thinker and a premier student with an all-encompassing base of knowledge for tennis that far exceeds just the concept of directionals. The wisdom he shares is golden; it should be written down and thoroughly studied.

EPISODE 162 – ANDERSON’S ANSWERS

EPISODE 162 – ANDERSON’S ANSWERS

In this episodeOn the 162nd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Dave Anderson. Coach Anderson has been associated with Steve since 1985. He is the director of player development and pro-education at the Brookhaven facility in...

EPISODE 161 – THE TROPHY IS ENOUGH

EPISODE 161 – THE TROPHY IS ENOUGH

In this episodeOn the 161st episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith & Ivan Ozerets cover fundraising, their recent broadcasting of the US Open singles finals, simple stats pertaining to the singles finals, and a general review of ten chapters of core...

EPISODE 160 – COLLEGE COACH ADVISES COLLEGE FRESHMAN

EPISODE 160 – COLLEGE COACH ADVISES COLLEGE FRESHMAN

On the 160th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith chats with Dave Secker and Spencer Johnson.

Dave is the associate head women’s tennis coach at North Carolina State and Spencer is a UCLA-bound tennis player.

A highlight of the podcast is the advice the college coach gives the incoming freshman. Of course, there are other nuggets for tennis enthusiasts to add to their tennis treasure chest.

EPISODE 159 – JENSEN RIDEOUT INTERVIEW

EPISODE 159 – JENSEN RIDEOUT INTERVIEW

On the 159th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Jensen Rideout. Jensen is a twenty-one-year-old tennis teacher from Salt Lake, Utah.

Steve stated that posting Jensen’s podcast during the US Open is appropriate and significant. Steve’s point is simple, American tennis needs more upcoming young tennis teachers with Jensen’s values, knowledge, and communication skills. US tennis needs young coaches teaching young students with integrity and competency.

As an added bonus, Jensen sings America’s national anthem at the end of the podcast. Wow!

EPISODE 158 – A CONVERSATION W/ DAVE WATTS

EPISODE 158 – A CONVERSATION W/ DAVE WATTS

On the 158th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Dave Watts and Steve Smith exchange questions.

Dave and his family live in San Antonio. He is the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Our Lady of the Lake University. He is also the head professional at the Blossom Athletic Center. To make an understatement, Dave Watts loves tennis.

Like always, there are a number of golden nuggets from this episode to add to one’s tennis treasure chest. There are also a few laughs over a hypothetical dinner party to address ways to improve American tennis.

Episode 157 – A CONVERSATION W/ ANDY FITZELL

Episode 157 – A CONVERSATION W/ ANDY FITZELL

In this episodeOn the 157th episode of the GreatBase Tennis Education (GBTE) podcast, Steve Smith has a long, long conversation with Andy Fitzell. The two have worked on a wide variety of tennis projects for the last twenty years. Andy initially set up the GBTE...

EPISODE 156 – ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT

EPISODE 156 – ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The 156th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast is a milestone. We have presented a weekly podcast for three years.

We aim to help tennis, and on this podcast, Steve Smith and Ivan Ozerets ask for financial help.

GreatBase Tennis will continue to provide free educational tennis content. We would like those who find our content beneficial to consider contributing a minimum of $10 on a recurring monthly basis.

Besides starting a financial campaign with this week’s episode, Steve and Ivan discuss several relevant issues that would be of interest to those genuinely concerned about tennis’ growth and welfare.

Pin It on Pinterest