The Functional Tennis Podcast

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4.7
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28 reviews
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164 episodes
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Date created
2019/06/22
Last published
2022/06/27
Average duration
32 min.
Release period
7 days

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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

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The Importance of data analytics for tennis players with Shane Liyanage [Ep. 155]
2022/06/27
This week I speak to Shane Liyanage from Data Driven Sports Analytics. Shane provides a range of data/analytical services and works with players such as Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Emil Ruusuvouri and Taro Daniel. We chat about How Shane got into the tennis data worldProcess when working with senior and junior playersShane’s teamPricing for his servicesWhat’s changed in the game on the court and from an analytical point of viewIf you enjoy this episode check out our other episodes with data analysts Mike James and Craig O'Shannessy Enjoy Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com
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High levels of fitness doesn't guarantee success - Performance Coach Lapo Becherini [Ep.154]
2022/06/20
Today I speak to performance coach Lapo Becherini. Lapo is based at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and works with players such as Holger Rune, Lorenzo Musetti, Alexei Popryin and more. We chat about his early career and the differences between soccer players and tennis players. How the world's best train. How lower-ranked players are fitter than higher-ranked players, the process when starting with new players, cramping, inertial training and more. It’s a great chat and If you enjoy it check out our previous chats with performance coaches such as Eric Hernandez, who works with Daniil Medvedev, Marcel da Cruz - The physical Trainer of Casper Ruud, Matt Little - trainer of Andy Murray, Sebastian Durand, trainer of Grigor Dimitrov, Jason Stacy trainer of Aryna Sabalenka. Enjoy Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com
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Life on the road with a war back home - Ukrainian Top 40 WTA Anhelina Kalinina [Ep.153]
2022/06/13
This week I speak to Ukrainian WTA Top 40 player Anhelina Kalinina. She tells us about how she and her family's life has been since her last visit to Ukraine in February. Anhelina also tells us about her Junior days on the ITF Development squad and what changed in her game from being a top 150 player to a top 50 player I hope you enjoy the episode. Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com
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Youngest ever Roland Garros Men's Champion, Michael Chang [Ep.152]
2022/05/31
With Roland Garros currently on, it's great timing to have the youngest ever Roland Garros men's champ in the open era on the show, Michael Chang.  I initially saw Michael at the IMG Future Stars event in Greece and asked him to come on the show, it's taken a few weeks but it happened!! We chatted about the famous match with Ivan Lendl in the 4th round where Micael cramped, hit under arm serve and was about to retire in the 5th and more. He talks about junior tennis, playing Sampras from 8 years old and offers advice for tennis parents. I hope you enjoy the episodes. Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Tina Lee - Balancing the parent/coach relationship [Ep.151]
2022/05/23
This week I chat with Tina Lee, a former player now coach at the USTA National Campus and mother to the boys under 12 winner at the IMG Future Stars, Jordan Lee, who is one of the world's best 12-year-olds. We have a great chat about her journey, her coaching role at the USTA National Campus, balancing the parent/coach relationship with her son Jordan, managing future expectations for Jordan and learnings from being on the court with Marián Vajda. I hope you enjoy it Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Felix Mischker aka Tennis Brothers - Jounrey to 1 ATP Tour Point [Ep.150]
2022/05/16
This week I speak to Felix Mischker who you may know from the extremely popular Tennis Brothers Youtube Channel.   Felix is currently documenting his journey to 1 ATP point with very interesting content on his YouTube account.  Along with his brother Lucian the Tennis Brothers' presence on social media channels has always been strong with great content.  We chat all about the Tennis brothers, Youtube, planning ahead and more. Main areas covered: About the Tennis brother Felix and LucianPlanning/filming YouTube videosManaging energy levelsSetting public goalsMost Popular YouTube VideosWhat opportunities has a large social following givenTennis costsThe level difference between Felix and higher ranked playersPlan for summer 2022Felix’s thoughts on the SaberAdvice for juniors to document their journey on socialFilming match contentHope you enjoy the episode Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Anna Bondar - Breaking the Top 100 [Ep.149]
2022/05/09
This week I speak to Hungarian WTA player Anna Bondar. Anna broke into the top 100 last year 6 years after turning pro. She tells us about her journey of breaking through and what her plans are this year. Main topics: Training in BudapestACL injury and recoveryAnna’s teamNervous last push t break the Top 1002022 goalsAdvice for upcoming playersFavourite tournamentHope you enjoy the episode Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Max Eisenbud - Super-agent & The IMG Future Stars [Ep.148]
2022/05/02
This week I am out of the office and recording live with IMG super-agent Max Eisenbud at the Tatoi Club in Athens Greece.  We are here for the IMG Future Stars event featuring some of the world's best under 12 players in the world. Max tells us about his early IMG days where on his first day at the IMG academy he met an 11-year-old Maria Sharapova. We chat about his experience as an agent, he gives advice to parents and importantly he tells us all about this fantastic under 12 event at the most beautiful club I have ever been at. Hope you enjoy the episode Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Claudio Pistolesi - 26 Years coaching with passion and enthusiasm
2022/04/25
This week I speak to Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio is a former player turned coach who has worked with many players over his expansive coaching career. He now looks after a JTCC centre in Jacksonville Florida and consults with pros, one of them being Emil Ruusuvuori. We chat about many of his experiences on the court and off the court. Major topics include: Intro / Pistol PeteToughest player Claudio has ever playedMoving into coachingLearning from Monica SelesPlayers Claudio has coachedWorking with Robin SoderlingDaniela HantuchováDeciding to settle downDo you miss Rome?Berrettini could have gone to US CollegeClaudio’s GOAT Hope you enjoy the episode Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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Berrettini "doesnt have the level" Claudio Pistolesi gets told when trying to recruit a US College for a young Matteo Berrettini
2022/04/22
Welcome to Tie Break 03. Next week's guest is a former player and coach of over 23 years Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio works with many great players and when he slowed down on the travelling he was based in the US and an Italian coach asked him to help get Matteo a US tennis Scholarship. Listen to see how they got it all wrong!
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Eric Hernandez - Strength & Conditioning Coach of Daniil Medvedev since 2014 [Ep.146]
2022/04/18
It's' been a while since I've had a strength and conditioning coach on the podcast and when the opportunity came to have Eric on I jumped on it. Eric Hernandez is the S&C trainer of Daniil Medvedev. They've worked together since June 2014 when Daniil had just finished the junior tour and was getting ready to make the transition to the senior tour and Eric has been there all the way up until Daniil because world number 1 last month. Eric chats about how he started to work as an S&C trainer, to his early days with Daniil and he gives his thoughts on various things within the S&C tennis world. He is super knowledgeable and you are bound to pick up something from this episode. Major talking points Starting to work with MedvedevIs Medvedev a beast in training?What is a physical big base for a tennis player? Essential strength exercises for tennis playersWhat's the secret to a long term working relationship?Eric and travelling with the Medvedev teamWorking with Gilles CervaraImportant exercises for the transition to the clay seasonStrength levels after preseason versus the end of the seasonChallenge for Daniil getting back to fitness after his hernia operationDoes Eric work with other players?Which sport has the best level of fitness?Evolution of fitness from when Eric started 10 years ago Do you have to play at a high level to be a coach to a top player?Hope you enjoy the episode Fabio ? Podcast powered by Slinger - The world's most portable ball machine Find us on Social Media: Instagram: Instagram.com/FunctionalTennisPodcast YouTube: Functional Tennis Podcast Twitter: twitter.com/functennis Website: www.FunctionalTennis.com Facebook: Facebook.com/FunctionalTennisOfficial
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"I'm not his friend" S&C Trainer Eric Hernandez on his long term working relationship with Daniil Medvedev [Tie Break 02]
2022/04/15
A short clip from next week's episode with Eric Hernandez, the strength and conditioning coach of Daniil Medvedev since Daniil turned pro in 2014. Eric tells us how he has maintained his long term relationship with Daniil.
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4.7 out of 5
28 reviews
conlin664 2022/03/20
Good Host, with Great Guests
I discovered the podcast only after buying some Tennis Match Journals from Fabio. I was looking for something for my daughter who plays tennis and get...
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Vinnie D #23 2021/02/12
a great tennis podcast
Fabio does a great job doing the deep dive with all his guests. As an older player who started competing later in life, I’ve been playing a lot of ca...
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Rokky90 2021/01/25
A great discovery for any tennis fan
Fabio is a really good interviewer. I like how he asks more technical tennis player questions than most media people (e.g. what strings Robin Soderli...
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NIKKI_G606 2020/09/25
Functional Tennis
Fabio does a great Job of growing his brand and showing the ins and out of the tennis community!! Follow him on IG and subscribe as he will have some ...
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dragui_91 2020/07/30
Great podcasts
I have listened to all of the podcasts, and in my case, it really helped me to become a better coach. The podcasts are really enjoyable as well. I bel...
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Jjktennis 2020/05/15
Great listen
I’ve watched Fabio build and grow the functional tennis brand for the last 2 years. His podcast always has interesting people involved in tennis
mark finnegan 2020/04/22
Super podcast
Great job and a great listen on all of the interviews done so far Fabio. You do a great job of asking insightful questions that extract valuable infor...
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Charles Martin 2004 rocks 2020/04/11
Great Podcast
I love this podcast because it covers all the details about tennis. If your curious about anything you go to this podcast
downtown87 2020/04/07
Fantastic for TRUE tennis fans
If you are looking to truly understand the inner workings of tennis on all levels this is the podcast for you. Fabio is an outstanding host who asks ...
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kicksevesoutwideintheadcourt 2020/03/20
Good dude, smart cat
Episode 37 is absolute magic, incredible behind the scenes chatter with Craig Shapiro, the host of the UNDER REVIEW TENNIS PODCAST, the guy was absolu...
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