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episode 155 – Constantinos Alevizopoulos Interview

episode 155 – Constantinos Alevizopoulos Interview

On the 155th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith interviews Constantinos Alevizopoulos. The two have never met in person. The young tennis coach from Greece first met Steve by studying a technical training tape and then thoroughly studying the free educational content provided by GreatBase via the Internet.

The bulk of their conversation is about Stefanos Tsitsipas. Constantinos has an experience that so, so few have in tennis. He experienced being around a top-five ATP player during the player’s formative years. After all, perhaps only a percent of a percent of a percent climb the ladder of pro tennis to such an elite level. Both Constantinos and Stefanos were taught by Giorgos Fountoukos, who used Vic Braden’s educational materials as a resource.

EPISODE 154 – GREG PATTON INTERVIEW

EPISODE 154 – GREG PATTON INTERVIEW

On the 154th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith interviews Greg Patton. Coach Patton is 70 years young and has 50-plus years of experience to share. In a perfect world, Greg’s passion and love for tennis is placed in a bottle and everyone drinks the Patton Potion. The liquid is magical and gets everyone fired up about tennis.

The human spirit, altruism, team building, family, top juniors, college tennis, world team tennis, and much, much more are covered.

Listeners will love to listen to Greg. Tune in, sit back, and enjoy.

Episode 153 – RUNNING THE GAMUT W/ DAVE ANDERSON & ANDRES bARBOSA

Episode 153 – RUNNING THE GAMUT W/ DAVE ANDERSON & ANDRES bARBOSA

On the 153rd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Dave Anderson and Andre Barbosa join Steve Smith. Collectively, the three have over a hundred years of tennis teaching and coaching experience.

Their conversation covers the gamut; touching upon a wide variety of topics.

We are confident that our listeners will be able to add at least a few more golden nuggets to their tennis treasure chest by tuning in.

EPISODE 152 – JIM ROGERS INTERVIEW

EPISODE 152 – JIM ROGERS INTERVIEW

On the 152nd episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Jim Rogers. The Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba has expertise in three sports: hockey, tennis, and golf.

Their discussion covers the benefits of learning on red clay, the golfer’s mentality towards technique, accountability in tennis coaching, the differences between European and North American tennis, chirping from the hockey culture, playing club tennis in Germany, and much more.

EPISODE 151 – NICOLE ERICKSON INTERVIEW PT. 2

EPISODE 151 – NICOLE ERICKSON INTERVIEW PT. 2

On the 151st episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith interviews Nicole Erickson. She is a Mental Performance Coach and is based at the FM Performance Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. She has worked with numerous players and coaches associated with Steve and the results and, therefore, feedback has been outstanding.

The focus of their conversation is directed toward her new online project, “The Parents Championship Course.”

We would highly recommend parents contact Nicole (nicoleeric@gmail.com), register, and complete her course. The course will help parents help their players and themselves. Ideas, thoughts, and concepts are shared that can be and should be difference-makers.

EPISODE 150 – DAVE SECKER INTERVIEW

EPISODE 150 – DAVE SECKER INTERVIEW

On the 150th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Dave Secker.

The Englishman gives us an update on his team. To make an understatement, the Wolfpack have gained a tremendous amount of respect based on their rapid climb from obscurity to reaching the NCAA team final at the end of the 2023 season.

Dave also shares thoughts on Diana Shnaider, who played for North Carolina State this past year. The nineteen-year-old Russian entered college as the number 3 junior in the world and, as of this writing, is ranked 88 among WTA professionals.

As always, we hope to add golden nuggets to one’s tennis treasure chest and strongly believe listening to Dave Secker is a sure way to do so.

EPISODE 149 – REVIEWING BASICS W/ DAVE ANDERSON

EPISODE 149 – REVIEWING BASICS W/ DAVE ANDERSON

In this episodeOn the 149th episode of the GreatBase Tennis Education (GBTE) podcast, Steve Smith has a conversation with Dave Anderson, a long-time associate, and highly accomplished coach. Steve asks David questions with the purpose of reviewing technical and...

EPISODE 148 – STUART VAN HORN INTERVIEW

EPISODE 148 – STUART VAN HORN INTERVIEW

On the 148th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith talks with Stuart Van Horn. They talk about the playing and teaching career of Stuart’s father, Welby Van Horn. His record as a player and teacher is nothing short of elite.

In his era, Welby played against the best and beat the best. In 1939 at the age of 19, he was the youngest US Open finalist until Pete Sampras broke the record. His playing career was cut short by World War II and an asthmatic condition, yet he played professionally for a decade and was in the top ten in the world numerous times.

EPISODE 147 – DAVID SCHWARZ INTERVIEW

EPISODE 147 – DAVID SCHWARZ INTERVIEW

Under the leadership of their head coach, Claremont-Mudd-Scripts’s women’s tennis team has won the national championship in three of the last four years. Dave Schwarz also led Middlebury College to two national championships. He is the fifth coach in college tennis history to win national titles with both the men’s and women’s teams. He was the first tennis coach to win national titles at two different schools.

We are confident that our listeners will enjoy Dave’s story because he is humble, and honest and had to earn his position the good ole’ fashion way. Simply put, as a player and coach, he figured out how to add up his different and diversified experiences to be successful. The interview produced numerous golden nuggets for one’s tennis treasure chest.

Our GreatBase Tennis Education (GBTE) offers 15 years of daily Facebook posts, 5 educational courses, 500+ Instagram clips, and nearly 150 podcasts for free. (www.greatbasetennis.com).

David Schwarz’s Website: https://www.daveschwarztennis.com/

EPISODE 146 – THIS AND THAT W/ ANDRES BARBOSA

EPISODE 146 – THIS AND THAT W/ ANDRES BARBOSA

On the 146th episode of the GreatBase Tennis podcast, Steve Smith and Andres Barbosa talk tennis. Andres is a veteran tennis coach who lives and works in Miami and understands our curriculum’s history and depth.

GreatBase Tennis Education (GBTE) aspires to help educate tennis players, parents, coaches, and administrators. In addition to the podcast, GBTE offers numerous articles, five online courses, five hundred plus Instagram posts, and fifteen years of daily Facebook posts.

GBTE’s educational content is free. Thank you for sharing our content.

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