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While there is plenty to do off the court to improve your physical fitness or technique, there are also ways to improve your mental game during this down time!

We have selected just a few great podcasts which include tips on how to improve your game, interviews with players and advice from top coaches around the globe.

If podcasts aren’t your thing, there are plenty of great books (also e-books) and articles to keep you entertained and provide the inspiration you need for when we can take to the courts again.

Podcasts

Essential Tennis Podcast: https://www.essentialtennis.com/category/podcast/

Top picks:

  • Mental and Emotional Training for Tennis
  • How to Play Great Tennis After A Break
  • Conquering Nerves in Tennis

Functional Tennis: https://www.functionaltennis.com/pages/the-functional-tennis-podcast

Top picks:

  • Interview with David O’Hare
  • Dave Mullins – What you need to know about US College Tennis
  • Regina Cortina – Pro Tennis Photographer
  • Joe O’ Dwyer – Tour Stories and Advice

The Tennis Podcast: https://play.acast.com/s/thetennispodcast

Top picks:

  • Marion Bartoli – Winning Wimbledon, Overcoming Anorexia, Coaching Ostapenko
  • Larry Stefanki interview – Coaching Ríos, Henman, Roddick; Turning down Andy Murray

College Tennis Coaches Podcast with Dave Mullins: https://www.wearecollegetennis.com/author/coachespodcast/

Top picks:

  • The Art of Winning – Chase Hodges
  • Coaching Longevity & The Bigger Picture – Sheila McInerney

Kris Soutar’s Tennis Journal: The Podcast: https://theservicebox.com/kris-soutars-tennis-journal-podcast/

Top picks:

  • Road Tripping with Judy Murray
  • Barry Fulcher – Progress Tour – Bridging the Gap in Competition

Irish Tennis Updates: https://anchor.fm/adam-wade/episodes/Osgar-OHoisn-Interview-ebqpde

Top picks:

  • Interview with Osgar O’Hoisin
  • Interview with Sinead Lohan
  • Interview with Owen Casey (part 1 and 2)
  • Interview with Ross Niland

Tennis.com Podcast: https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/5/

Top picks:

  • Emilio Nava on Leaping from Juniors to the Pros
  • Captain Kathy Rinaldi on Leading Team USA
  • Irina Falconi on Coming Back with a Reset Mind
  • Mary Carillo on Acing the Broadcasting World
  • Bob and Mike Bryan on Retiring at the 2020 US Open

Tennis Files Podcast: https://tennisfiles.com/tennis-files-podcast/

Top picks:

  • How to Unlock Your Mind for Peak Performance with Zoran Stojkovic
  • How to Serve and Volley Like A Pro with Taylor Dent
  • The Power of Positive Thinking with Wheelchair Tennis Pro Kaitlyn Verfuerth

Tennis Talks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwZDlj3oXqUZ8fDbfy8z8cw

Top picks:

  • Interview with National Coordinator for Women in Tennis – Gráinne O’Neill

 

E-Books

Best Tennis E-Books: https://bookauthority.org/books/best-tennis-ebooks

Some of these are free too!

Books

There are many great tennis books whether for coaching, psychology, improving tennis fitness or autobiographies by your favourite players. Most are available to purchase as E-Books too. We’ve listed our top picks below!

Advantage by James Cluskey 

Former Pro and Davis Cup player tells all in lessons from sport and business to achieve your goals. Order your copy here: https://hccollective.co/advantage-book/

Psychology Books

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance – Timothy Gallwey
  • Winning Ugly – Brad Gilbert

Autobiographies

  • Open – Andre Agassi
  • My Life: Queen of the Court – Serena Williams
  • Serious – John McEnroe
  • Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story – Judy Murray

Resources for Coaches

  • World Class Tennis Technique – Paul Roetert and Jack L. Groppel
  • Tennis Skills and Drills – Scott C Williams and Joey Rive
  • Tennis Coordination Exercises – Peter Farrell

Articles

Just for the Kids!

The USTA have great fun and games for kids that you can print! Check it out here: USTA Fun and Games

Amazon has made audible for children available free of charge while schools are closed! You can find the link here: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen