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Adult Tennis Stories - Carolyn Roach & Erin Conigliaro

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Second Serve Podcast is the only tennis podcast created exclusively for adult recreational players by everyday tennis players. We are passionate about the game and our episodes are geared towards adults playing a sport in the later years of life (hence, the name “Second Serve”). The goal of the podcast is to promote and grow the game of tennis for adult players. This podcast discusses everything related to adult recreational tennis. Topics include the following: advice for beginners; what ad ...
 
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Why are there so many crazy sports parents? Are you one? Can your child (or you) play tennis without spending a ton of money? We are very excited to have Bill Schillings on the podcast! Bill wrote a book called Sports Parenting (Creating an environment for success...without going Bat Sh*t Crazy). Bill played at Penn State University where he was th…
 
What is the funniest reason someone has given for defaulting a court? Does a local league coordinator enjoy mixed season more? What does a local league coordinator want adult rec tennis players to know? If you want to know, please check out part 2 of our episode with an anonymous local league coordinator! We are excited to team up with Michelle fro…
 
This is our first anonymous guest! What crazy stories or silly situations does a local league coordinator have to deal with because of a few of the passionate adult rec tennis players? What is the pettiest grievance a local league coordinator has ever received? We discuss this and more! We are excited to team up with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse …
 
Claire wins the award for craziest story ever! She also tells us what the line calls were like playing in college and why she started the Me and My Racquet Podcast. Claire hosts the Me and My Racquet podcast on behalf of USTA Southern. She is the Tennis Service Representative for North Georgia and Atlanta. She played college tennis at the Universit…
 
We are really excited to have Claire here with us! Claire hosts the Me and My Racquet podcast on behalf of USTA Southern. She is the Tennis Service Representative for North Georgia and Atlanta. She played college tennis at the University of Florida where her team won the NCAA Championship (so she is better at tennis than we will ever be). Also, she…
 
What celebrities have done Cardio Tennis? What reality shows have featured Cardio Tennis? Cardio Tennis' guru Michele Krause tells us about this and more (including her experience meeting the Pope because of Cardio Tennis)! Michele has been with Cardio Tennis since it was created in 2005, including as the Global Education Director. We are excited t…
 
Have you ever played triples? Did you play it correctly? We were thrilled to speak with Michele Krause about Cardio Tennis. People have referred to her as the Cardio Tennis guru! Michele has been with Cardio Tennis since it was created in 2005, including as the Global Education Director. We are excited to team up with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse…
 
Have you ever felt like you weren't in good tennis shape? Have you tried Cardio Tennis? We were thrilled to speak with Michele Krause about Cardio Tennis. People have referred to her as the Cardio Tennis guru! Michele has been with Cardio Tennis since it was created in 2005, including as the Global Education Director. We are excited to team up with…
 
What rules do you think USTA should change? Sara is back to discuss this! Sara is currently the President of USTA TN. She started with USTA as a beginner in her 30s and fell in love with it and is now an NTRP 3.5. She is a local league coordinator, has captained numerous teams, served on committees for the Southern Section, and even started a Commu…
 
What is the best and worst part of being a local league coordinator? We loved having Sara back to discuss this and more! Sara is currently the President of USTA TN. She started with USTA as a beginner in her 30s and fell in love with it and is now an NTRP 3.5. She is a local league coordinator, has captained numerous teams, served on committees for…
 
Night job: Tennis Player Day Job: Attorney. This is the way Sara signs her emails! We loved speaking to Sara about her incredible tennis experience! Sara is currently the President of USTA TN. She started with USTA as a beginner in her 30s and fell in love with it and is now an NTRP 3.5. She is a local league coordinator, has captained numerous tea…
 
What is the one shot we should all be practicing that doesn't even require another person on the court with you? What is it like to be the President of USTA NC? We were thrilled to speak with Mark Dillon! Mark Dillon is in the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and is the President of USTA NC. He played college tennis at NC State where he won two A…
 
We were thrilled to speak with Mark Dillon! Mark Dillon is in the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and is the President of USTA NC. He played college tennis at NC State where he won two ACC singles championships, an ACC doubles championship, and NCAA All-American honors in 1981. His brother played at NC State University and his wife played tennis…
 
What is a better deal than $40 for 6 hours of instruction, a tennis racket, and a gift? If you live in North Carolina you should try the Try Tennis Program! If you live outside of North Carolina check out what options are available in your state here! We really enjoyed speaking with Allison about how to get started in tennis. Allison is the Coordin…
 
When do you call a let? When do you claim the point? Have you ever had a disagreement on the court over a let call? Erin was on a trip of a lifetime hiking in Colorado so Mike filled in to discuss let questions from the Stump The Ump featuring Rebel Good. In the column from Western Wake Tennis Association, Rebel Good sets the record straight on mul…
 
What is a ratings verifier? Do you think people should be disqualified at the state championship if they are playing out of level? Should USTA use them again? We were very excited to speak with Brett Schwartz! We met Brett in Atlanta at the 2022 USTA Southern Awards ceremony. Brett is the incoming President & CEO of USTA Southern. After finding out…
 
Should you ever play with two people back in doubles? Brett Schwartz says yes! We were very excited to speak with Brett! Brett is the incoming President of USTA Southern and is the Tennis Director at the Stone Creek Club. He played and coached collegiate tennis. In addition, he wrote a book with Chris Dazet called Competitive Tennis Climbing the NT…
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we were honored to speak with Terry about her incredible story! Terry is on the Raleigh Tennis Association's board of directors, a 3.5 player, and has captained numerous teams that have won the state championships and even sectionals. If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of ou…
 
This is part 2 of our episode Kenny, who is the 4.0 18 plus singles National Champion! He is a former division 1 football player, a former top ten track cyclist in Thailand, and won the UK cheese rolling competition. He co-runs a local UTR league - called Elite Tennis League - with his doubles partner Chris Springer who he played 4.5 doubles with a…
 
We really enjoyed having Josh, Natasha, and Deanna discuss a destination tennis tournament in Cancun, Mexico! Josh Collins is the founder of the Social Tennis League. He has been a professional tennis coach for 15 years and coached his 14U team to 2nd in the Nation. He is a 4.0 NTRP rated player and has won the USTA state championship numerous time…
 
Do you want to be a National Champion? We were so excited to talk with Kenny, who is the 4.0 18 plus singles National Champion! He is a former division 1 football player, a former top ten track cyclist in Thailand, and won the UK cheese rolling competition. He co-runs a local UTR league - called Elite Tennis League - with his doubles partner Chris …
 
Have you ever been to the US Open? We went for the very first time and it was incredible! We were freaking out a little bit speaking to the President of USTA Michael McNulty in the President's office before watching Serena Williams play her last match. He discusses his background, volunteering, and his most memorable moment as a player and as the P…
 
Do you need mental tips for your doubles game? We were thrilled to have Christine from The Tennis Mind here to give us a few tips on the mental game! Christine coaches players on the mental game, is a local league coordinator, and a 4.0 rated player. If would like to reach out to Christine you can go tohttps://www.thetennismind.com. As a listener o…
 
Do you get upset about bad line calls? Do you need help with your mental game? We were thrilled to have Christine from The Tennis Mind here to give us a few tips on the mental game! Christine coaches players on the mental game, is a local league coordinator, and a 4.0 rated player. If would like to reach out to Christine you can go to https://www.t…
 
Do adult rec tennis players have common issues with the mental game? Do you feel confident on the court? We were thrilled to have Christine from The Tennis Mind here to give us a few tips on the mental game! Christine coaches players on the mental game, is a local league coordinator, and a 4.0 rated player. If would like to reach out to Christine y…
 
Have you ever played someone and felt like they were clearly at the wrong level? Was the person a self rate or an appeal? We have a new rule suggestion that may help. Let us know if you agree or if you think it is a terrible idea! If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of our previous episodes, please visit our website htt…
 
What can adult recreational players learn from the pros? Should adult rec players try to hit winners? We are thrilled to have Bill back to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sp…
 
What can adult recreational players learn from the pros? We are thrilled to have Bill back to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sports marketing firms over the last thirty plu…
 
We really appreciate Kelly Gaines sharing her amazing tennis story! She is Executive Director of USTA NC. She played tennis at William Peace University, was a pro at the North Hills Club, and was the head coach of the NC State Women's Tennis team. She has an incredible background and will make you want to play more tennis! If you would like to see …
 
What are the best tournaments to attend as a fan? What is important to you? We have an expert to discuss this! Bill is a sports marketing, sponsorship, communications and event production professional. He has worked at Wake Forest University, the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA Southern Section and numerous sports marketing firms over the last thirty …
 
What strings does a playtester use and what shoes does she wear? Did you know whether you use a dampener is very controversial? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good tennis player, and doe…
 
What is the demo program and buy back program at Tennis Warehouse? What racquet does a playtester use? What was it like to interview Roger Federer? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good te…
 
When should you change your racquet or strings? What racquet should you buy? We were thrilled to speak with Michelle from Tennis Warehouse! She is one of the most recognized playtesters in the world. In addition, she is the host of the Talk Tennis podcast, a ridiculously good tennis player, and does a million different things! Please check out the …
 
Has your opponent ever taken a really long bathroom break? Did you think it was a strategy? Dave and Tom are back to discuss this and more! They are both NTRP 3.0s, who have been to states and sectionals numerous times. Please check out their previous episodes about annoying situations that happen on the court at: Annoying Situations on the Court -…
 
What's Your World Tennis Number? We were thrilled to talk with Kelly Gaines who is the Executive Director for USTA North Carolina and Dani Broadstreet who is the Director of Adult Play for USTA North Carolina about the World Tennis Number. You can check your number at: What is my number? or find out more information about your number at the followi…
 
What can you do to encourage your doubles' partner? Tara is back to give us more tips on how to be a good teammate and tells us about her experience at a USTA State Tournament and the USTA Southern Sectionals. Tara captained the team that won the 55 plus 6.5 State Championship and finished second at Sectionals. If you would like to see pictures of …
 
How can you be a good teammate? Have you ever showed up late to a match? Are you supportive of your doubles partner? We really enjoyed hearing Tara's advice on how to be a good teammate. Tara captained the team that won the 55 plus 6.5 State Championship and finished second at Sectionals. If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to…
 
Can attending professional tennis tournaments help your adult recreational game? Where is the best place to sit when watching a match? Is it helpful to watch the players between points? We attended the Billy Jean King Cup in Asheville, NC and the The Credit One Charleston Open in Charleston, SC and we realized watching the professionals play in per…
 
We love playing competitive league tennis, but there are social leagues and tournaments you can play in as well for all different levels and ages. We have met amazing people playing league tennis and we hope you will try it! If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of our previous episodes, please visit our website https://s…
 
We were thrilled to have Cy King and Julie Dick join us to discuss the 2022 Cy King Summer Classic and the Cy King Community Tennis Fund! If you would like to register for the Cy King Summer Classic please click on the following: Register for Cy King Summer Classic You can learn more about the Cy King Community Fund or make a donation to the fund a…
 
May is National Tennis Month! We love to play tennis but how can we encourage others to play? Tell us what we are forgetting. Let's Tennis! If you would like to see pictures of our guests or listen to any of our previous episodes, please visit our website https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you're interested in and fin…
 
We were thrilled to have Trey join us to discuss this and more! Trey is an NTRP rated 4.5 player and is self taught! He also installs and maintains tennis courts so we asked everything we wanted to know like why we have to wear special shoes and how much does it cost to have one built in your back yard. If you would like to contact Trey about tenni…
 
We know as adult recreational players we will never have an official or hawk-eye. But is there a possibility we can have something close to it in the future? We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, us…
 
How cool would it be to have James Blake and Andy Roddick invest in your company? We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, using just your iPhone! Please use our referral link for SwingVision, to save …
 
Have you ever been upset over line calls? Have you finished a match and had no idea what happened on the court? That may change soon! We were thrilled to interview Swupnil Sahai, CEO of SwingVision. SwingVision is the A.I. tennis app that brings you pro-quality shot tracking, video analysis, and line calling on any court, using just your iPhone! Pl…
 
Kana is back to tell us about crazy adult recreational tennis stories in New Jersey! Playing indoors with a time limit can make everything a little more difficult because one team may want to slow down while the other team may want to speed up. It can lead to a few frustrating or funny situations! Listen to all our episodes directly from our websit…
 
Is adult tennis the same in different parts of the country? Do you have to try out as an adult? Are you required to buy the uniform? Can you flip courts? Is a win on court 1 worth more than other courts? We really appreciate Kana joining us to discuss playing tennis in a league in New Jersey. It seems like playing tennis in New Jersey can be a litt…
 
Can you learn to play tennis watching youtube? We were thrilled to have Trey join us to discuss this and more! Trey is an NTRP rated 4.5 player and is self taught! Listen to all our episodes directly from our website by visiting https://secondservepodcast.com. You can search for any topic that you're interested in and find an episode about it. We a…
 
Have you tried to change your stroke as an adult? Were you able to do it? Mike is back to discuss this and more! You can listen to other popular episodes with Mike at the following links: To Grunt or Not To Grunt https://secondservepodcast.com/2022/02/08/to-grunt-or-not-to-grunt/ Does Your Racquet Matter? https://secondservepodcast.com/2020/04/28/d…
 
Is a pickleball tournament like a tennis tournament? What is a golden ticket? Have you ever received 100 texts about one tennis match or had a full body cramp? Yubie Albert is back to discuss this and more! He is a sponsored pickleball player with Selkirk Sport, a well-known pickleball company that is based out of Hayden, ID (https://www.selkirk.co…
 
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