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Japanese Tennis Player Kei Nishikori Concerned About Tokyo Olympics
"Concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer as Japan battles to contain the surgeon covert 19 cases. Follows, namely a Sacher, saying she wasn't sure if the Olympics should happen. IOC President Thomas Bach was supposed to visit later this week. But that trip has been canceled on the embassy. Steph Curry his a Go ahead
The Benefits of Pole Dancing as a Form of Exercise
"That leads into needing you to talk about another athletic. I don't think. I need air quotes around that obsession that you had which was pulled answering as a form of exercise and self expression so tell us about how you got into pole dancing and kind of what it did for your body and mind. Well you know i was. I was really searching for that. You know what is that form of exercise. That's gonna make me just lose track of time and get into a state of flow. I tried everything All my friends did tennis sir. Pilates none of it worked for me. But when i tried pole dancing. Oh my gosh time just stopped. And i just was able to sink into it so so it did that for me and it also was very freeing emotionally just kind of opened up my world Emotionally and it made me very strong physically like especially you know. Many of us women are strong in our lower bodies and not so much in our upper bodies but pole dancing really build your upper body strength. And i started to have our muscles for the first time so that was really fun
Sport Unites for Social Media Boycott Against Online Abuse
"Social media is spreading. Now the sport's governing body is joining all the players and clubs who have decided to stay off these platforms to protest online racist abuse. English cricket and rugby clubs of sign on so of the organizers of the Wimbledon tennis. Turk it tournament. Paul Phyllis in racist abuse online is not new, but it gives a little more context about why they're making this move right now. Yes. So, basically, I think what's happened Is that because of Cove it on because basically, I mean, look football players they used to being shouted out on the touchline zones on the Saturday afternoon that hasn't happened for a long time on a lot of the abuse has basically moved online. There's been a massive increase and a lot of it sadly. Is racist on day. Players have just had enough. And I think that what began, as you say, is the kind of football clubs doing it has now been joined by rugby and cricket. Andre Formula One have been talking about doing it, and I think what we're basically seeing here is the frustration of social media companies. Just don't move fast enough on things that impact people's lives when it comes to online abuse, and and the you know, I was listening to Terry on Rio's a former French international football player today, saying, Look when it's issues of copyright, or things that are gonna cost people money. They move fast when it's not about money, but how it impacts on people's lives and reputations. They take too long, and I think that's the thing they want. Social Media companies toe act a little bit more like a newsroom and react to things quickly, rather than Allowing things that just drag on until this such a powerful backlash that something gets done. And, you know, people have had enough. And I think you know the UK has tried to do with racism on the terraces. While the terrorists is our empty they're trying to do with racism online. Well, David McGoldrick plays for Sheffield
'Godzilla vs. Kong' Hits $70 Million in Pandemic-Era Box Office Milestone
"Vs kong the most successful box office movie of the pandemic era. So the new record yes. No tenant was the first one Which i tried to watch didn't understand it at all. Did anybody watch in it washington. Oh my god. I gotta feed. I'm gonna understand godzilla vs king gone. Yeah i mean pretty straightforward. Exactly like what it sounds like. They fight for an hour and a half and they don't set it up for another movie though there's no post credits scene And they kind of just. I don't want to spoil it for you. But neither of them dies and they just kinda go their own separate ways all right. That was fun. he's out. That's how people were hoping they were going to expand what they call the monster verse bring new monsters. But you already had the biggest ones godzilla vs com The next one that was going to be a lighthearted. I kind of a a sports comedy is ever with Godzilla playing table. Tennis and it's going to be godzilla vs ping pong. God that'd be great like short mood own.
French Open Is Delayed a Week
"Trouble for a tennis is French Opens French Open has been postponed by a week as the organizer's bank on the health situation here improving by the time it starts May 30th Francis in the grip of a third wave of Corona virus. Infections on the nation is in lockdown until it least early May. The tennis open was delayed by four months last year on just 1000 fans were allowed in each day. Elaine
Jerry Seinfeld Performs at Re-Opened Gotham Comedy Club in NYC
"I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker Jerry Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld was was back back on on stage stage in in New New York York City City as as it it reopens reopens clubs clubs theaters theaters and and music music venues venues for for limited limited capacity capacity shows shows Jerry Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld strolled strolled into into the the Gotham Gotham comedy comedy club club Friday Friday night night for for its its re re opening opening and and said said he's he's excited excited to to bring bring the the live live comedy comedy back back the the audience audience was was great great and and I I was was actually actually doing doing like like you you can can I I still still do do this this to to you you you you know know I I don't don't know know but but you you wonder wonder if if you you remember remember us us like like not not playing playing tennis tennis for for years years so so had had it it go go comedy comedy never never changes changes it's it's funnier funnier it's it's not not and and Seinfeld Seinfeld has has a a message message about about the the Big Big Apple Apple coming coming back back no no place place feels feels like like this this place place and and and and people people who who think think they they will will will will get get used used to to that that living living here here that that used used the the you you know know real real new new Yorkers Yorkers will will realize realize it it doesn't doesn't work work it it says says that's that's because because only only New New York York is is New New York York Julie Julie Walker Walker New New York York
TikTok Dances: Who gets the credit?
"Addison. Rae easterling is a white tiktok star. Who has a whopping seventy nine million followers. A burgeoning pop career and a starring role in forthcoming reboot of. She's all that because clearly. We cannot make a movie. That is not a superhero. Movie or reboot in twenty twenty. One now lives detected. Last week she performed the dance of cardi b.'s. Up which is the current number one song on the country and absolute bangor. If you haven't heard it often stuff up tennis. She performed this dance tonight. Show jimmy fallon. Addison i'm so happy to have you on the show here in studio we appreciate it. Thank you so much for for for doing this. And thank you for teaching me. Tiktok dances. I tried but the thing is. It's not actually her dance. It's true. creators are two black texas teenagers. who were just sitting in class. When they learned one tiktok biggest stars had gone viral with something that they had created in the segment. Jimmy fallon is standing on stage holding giant cue cards With the names of various tiktok dances written on them. Well his house band. The roots plays covers of each dances corresponding songs and each song plays. Addison begins a new dance including the dance. You are having deja vu hearing this. That's because this quite literally has happened before a little over a year ago tick tock actual biggest star because believe it or not having. How many followers did you say. She had a seventy nine million. Having seventy nine million followers does not make you the most followed person on the platform. Charlie allio tiktok biggest star came under fire for popularizing the renegade dance without crediting. It's true creator of black atlanta teenager named delay a harmon. Eric only credit after an online uproar. Which is exactly what's happening now to maya johnson. Chris qatar the two kids behind the up.
MIT Researcher Discusses Bias in AI and Facial Recognition
"And we need a researcher at the mit media. Lab who pioneered research into bias. That's built in to artificial intelligence and facial recognition and the way she came to this work is almost a little too on the nose as a graduate student at mit she created a muir that would project aspirational images onto her face. Like a lion or serena williams but the facial recognition software. She installed wouldn't recognize her black face until she literally put on a white mask. Boom we need is featured in a documentary called coded bias. Airing tonight on pbs. She told us about one scene. Where facial recognition tech was installed in an apartment complex in brownsville in brooklyn. We actually had a tennis association. Reach out to us to say look. There's this landlord. They're installing the system using facial recognition as an entry mechanism. The tenants do not want this. Can you support us. Can you help us understand a bit of the technology and also limitations. And what i found was the tennis. They are already had it and it was a question. Not just about the performance of these technologies you just. It seemed like every group struggled. That was the group and that was predominant in that building but it was also a question of agency and control to actually even have a voice and a choice to say. Is this a system that we want. you know. i feel like there's this kind of double whammy with this technology. Which is that. There's bias built in and because it is fundamentally good for use in surveillance and punishment it feels like it's almost disproportionately being used in communities where it is least likely to be effective or cosmos problem. Frankly absolutely and here we are seeing is that it doesn't work in terms of the technical aspects. You get identifications. You get false arrest and so forth but even if it does work you can still optimize systems as tools of oppression so putting in surveillance titles into the hands of police departments where we see time and time again. The over criminalization of communities of color is not going to improve the situation. It just automates. What has already been going on. There is now this industry of algorithm auditors being brought into tow companies if there is bias in their work cannot be a solution. Or are these problems to fundamental. I think there is absolutely a role for algorithm auditing to play in the ecosystem when it comes to accountability and understanding the capabilities and limitations of ai. Systems but what. I oftentimes see when it comes to algorithm make auditing is it's done without context so if you just audit an algorithm in isolation or a product that's using machine learning in isolation. You don't necessarily understand how it's it will impact people in the real world and so it's a bit of a catch twenty two and so much as we don't know how it's going to work on people in the real world. Should we deploy it is why you want to have systems like algorithm make impact assessments. Because it's a question of looking at the entire design. Is this even a technology. We want if it has some benefits. What are the risk. And importantly are we including the x. Coded the people most likely to be harmed if these systems that are deployed go wrong and i think that is an important place to include people right then beyond our ethnic. Auditing we really have to think about redress. So you can audit the systems right. You can do your best to try to minimize the bias. Try to minimize the harms. But we have to also keep in mind that the systems are fallible. There will be mistakes in the real world. And so what happens when somebody is harmed and this is part of ongoing work. We're doing with the algorithm ick justice league to look at. What does harm's redress look like in the context of an ai powered world. Where do you go when you're harmed and we want that place to be. I'm the algorithm. Make adjust asleep.
A ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Candlelight Vigil Planned In Alhambra, Los Angeles
"Hate vigil is set for tonight in Alhambra Vigil organizer's air asking people, especially in the San Gabriel Valley and the greater L, a area to take a stand against hate and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Village. The vigil is set for 6 30 tonight near the tennis courts at Alhambra is L. A monster park. The guy accused
"High risk" of large and dangerous tornadoes across South
"Pounding the deep south with rain and hail the size of tennis balls. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. Multiple tornadoes have been confirmed with Scattered damage reported in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. Forecasters say some three million people are at high risk from the severe weather outbreak in a region that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Heavy thunderstorms producing large hail and tornadoes will remain a threat. Overnight schools and colleges, government offices and many businesses closed early ahead of the storms, shelters and safe rooms have opened in Mississippi and Alabama. Mass. Covert vaccination clinics were also canceled in several locations. Alabama Governor
Does Google Actually Want to Hire Black Engineers?
"The way. Google goes about hiring. People is the stuff of silicon valley legend. There are entire websites dedicated to helping applicants. Ace google job interview. The company used to do its own rankings of undergraduate schools and the whole process which was built around hiring a certain kind of engineering talent reverberated throughout the industry. You really cannot overstate google's influence in these categories because the way that the technical interviews are set up at tech companies. That really stems from google the white boarding process where you have to go in and code on a whiteboard. Those like puzzle questions. How many tennis balls can you fit in a ub christians or legendary like you can look them up online. There's a cottage industry of how a lot of it's on youtube of how to pass these interviews and google was so influential in getting the top talent that others have really copied that approach. I wanna take a moment here and have you described the difference between engineering and everyone else because it can be hard to understand. Why the sort of technical team is treated one way and everyone else's different. What's the what's the crux of that difference not to overstate google's influence. But the of that difference very much started with google in a way. I mean they are the ones who built a whole ethos around this framework of an outspoken engineer. Who is a first principles thinker. It's it's very flattering to if you go inside a tech company hierarchy on whether or not that companies secret sauce is really their marketing or their product design. Engineers are just paid better. They are catered to their opinions are valued and the fact that we have seen a particular lack of racial diversity in technical. Workforce's is Is really alarming. Because you know that that means that when there's a discussion in the room the people who hold the power are generally going to be white asian and mail.
Becoming Part of the UK EV Supply Chain
"We'll be speaking about the company's production techniques the benefits of using wise products and of course have the company's been adapting an pivoting during the covid nineteen pandemic so flip welcome to electric specified herein sites Coup think to kick us off. I think what will be good for. Our listeners is if you can give us a bit of background about track. Wise more what. The company does not on your involvement in the company. If the is so truck wise we were founded in nineteen eighty-nine nine designs limitation started as a printed circuit design. Bureau mood soon. Enough to manufacture and in the mid nineteen nineties was asked to make a nine foot lem prince a second vote and this very large nuts circuit was one of the la gsm gsm nine hundred by station at tennis. Oh the company in fell specialized in the manufacture of them not really really conventional printed circuit boards but products using printed circuit technology. In this case would some in it was printing on tennis again. These very large Up to sell to two point eight meters length so really for the last twenty five years. Tuck wise as making provincial infrastructure. Tata's for Industry in that has been a big big business loris. So i joined the business and we but that the company had this set had this manufacturing capability which was dead. The manufacturer Bodes my feeling. Was that if we could sell it to one. Then one company we will be able to sell it to others and i joined net. She pulled business internet in two thousand on that basis remote keble. Oh i second customer office. New custom was based in melbourne. Seth australia and we ended up in shipping tons and tons of products. That to let and it to melvin. Indem ultimately go to queens exploit that Interesting journey and but yeah so that. That's that's where we started from. And what's what would you say differentiates the flex circuits the track manufacture for mother. Fpdc's yup in kosovo am flexible printed circuits. As as a not a not a new technology was people making ftc's long before trackways was ever ever involved. Am what what we did was. We took a our existing large large format manufacturing capability and really develop it to be linked limited so that is a fundamental proposition to the mockus normally flexible printed second Size are typically six. Ten minutes is twenty four inches in length. There's a handful of people on the worldwide macy's who can make make larger boats tip avail to a certain size but really check wise offering is is length unlimited. So awhile back. The longest product we made was twenty five meters. We've made fifty meter long products. I'm damn nici this week about to launch into To making seventeen eleven product. You know so linson. Limited is a real proposition of the market. Yes i think. The graph on the track wise websites of highlighting a kind of the lengths that you guys can manufacturer as i write the case Whether liberals are going to get on this something needs pulse. I we're pretty proud of this technical ability. And it's his set me of his has gained some interest on the worldwide that we keeps promote that so much space thorough menu image. Coming them in the press. Explain a little bit more about the use of. Iht's the wiring harnesses soup today. I'd like to say it was a minute my class to teach it thinking. That was actually a an approach. Were originally buy royce. Aero-engines who looking for place the why hanis inside the aero-engines with flexible printed circuits in order to excite white and decide space because the aero-engines bake roughly eight meters the from fight to oversee the flexible printed circuits with a big rolls royce at hud. We made them met made big Badges that the reason we colder to improve thomas. Technologies is is the same reason the was originally. I'm originally developed spec in the middle of the century so that they do wolf a significant improvements conventional lot hanis
Roger Federer's back, briefly
"Hello folks woke until mid week tennis. Podcast a podcast. That was very nearly recorded on wednesday evening. Following roger federer's first much back after fourteen month hiatus at three win over. Brit dan evans. How different might that. Podcast have sounded. Had it been recorded yesterday versus being recorded now of to his three-set loss to nikoloz bassett villi. That is the punchy question that i put to you. David law and matt. Roberts whoever wants to take it. I think i should say that. It's because of matt. Roberts said we're recording it now and not if i had my way which was last night because i was a bit ivory excited to just get chatted. We've been so overexcited that it would now be out of date. How how different need. I think what i'm getting at is different. Do we feel about wherever resort. And what he's capable of off the two matches than we did after one arm in a similar place but matt watched both matches more closely. So i'm going to defer to matt. Hospital pass might enjoy. I think yesterday we would have been extremely positive about federer. And i think today we probably should still be positive about federal because federer is being positive about federal and i think we should take him at his word and agree that this has been a good week for him. He gained the matches that he wanted. He felt pretty good on the court. Arise maybe didn't always align with that viewpoint today There was there was a moment in his match today where his movement did really stop almost altogether and it was quite difficult to watch at times. But i think that's a difficult thing to do to have tempered. Expectations of roger federer. But it's absolutely what we need to have and he's upbeat. He said he's already over. It flew into his press conference after the loss. Today said he's over. It is positive generally and therefore i think we probably should be as well but we certainly have a lot more data to go on now that we've seen him play this match as opposed to just one match against evans because they two totally different matches for him and we'll talk about both of them he. He was asked Today as he said my in that very immediate post loss press conference i how. How long will this take to get over this loss. Read compared to previous losses similar level tournaments similar. Sages at already over. It sounding like you know when you've been broken up with an ally. I'm completely fine. I'm completely fine. he was. He wasn't right for me anyway. I never wanted to win this tournament. It wasn't it wasn't dubai is going to be better in dubai but and yet it also as you say. We should believe him me. You know what. I d believe him i he. We should probably feel fine about it could kiss. He feels fine about it. David yeah a. I would say that occasionally impress coinc- he said everything's fine and then isn't fine line a back problem or something like that. But i thought when he came out yesterday and play his match against down evans that he started off playing very carefully moving very carefully. He wasn't explosive he was he was balanced. He was good. He looked serene the way often does and he was striking the ball very well but i just felt like he was inevitably be very careful. And that changes. The match tone in evans pushed him in. They played they played good close competitive match But and at the end federal showing some real explosive tennis in some and he was getting Any any finished with a winning. So i thought that was really really good but there was a euphoria about him yesterday. Which was all build apple. High pulled a chats. He was excited. Because he's he's like a little kid in a sweetshop isn't even. He's playing tennis and when the is on him he loves it. He loves it. He's always has but today. I mean i didn't see all of the match because i was watching. Arena against gubbay mcgruder. And i left federal watch to you both but then when that finished i turned over and i was less alarmed than i thought i would be given what i was reading on twitter. And what what i was just hearing generally because i think he was fife on down listening in the second set maybe even lose that set six one zero six to eight yeah and it was definitely the latter stages if that second set would definitely sort of hidden hope connor by a around about that time. I did actually have a little chat. we don evans on. What's up. 'cause he was watching the match he was watching the match back and he said of course he's of course he's naked and we play hard much the night before and he's he's any she referenced the kind of all of the check before the match and before the tournament ties you out and you hit you hit a bit of a wall in and it's not really surprising. The blacks thirty nine. He's going to be forty later this year. He's hasn't played for thirteen months. And now he's played six sets in twenty four
Prince Harry Tells James Corden Why He Left Royal Life
"Harry vows. He'll never walk away from the royal family but had to leave a toxic environment. He has a candidate interview. With james corden on james corden's late night show and he says i it was never about walking away stepping back rather than stepping down. He toyota told host corden. I mean the thing is though with with the whole walking away thing. The royals count really do the job remotely in another country. That is in part of the commonwealth. So harry did in fact will away because there's no sort of work from home situation here he has to be within the uk or within the commonwealth and doing his job there
Investigators conclude Atlanta's Krispy Kreme fire result of arson
"Earlier this month was intentionally set that word from Atlanta fire this morning there now offering a $10,000 reward in the case. Investigators say that fire was intentionally set on the outside of the building, but quickly spread inside, causing all of that damage. Security camera shows a suspect in all black and white tennis shoes leaving the scene You could take a look at that grainy picture. We have it online wsb radio dot com Happening Right now. The annual
Five Storylines for 2021
"Everyone on. Your sports illustrated tennis. Podcasts are last ten of being ear. Jbl joining me. We already dispensed awards handed out Various honors we toasted these six players. Who won majors in two thousand twenty in this crazy year. We have good farewell to the bryan brothers. We lamented strangeness of this rotation around the sun we have looked forward to twenty twenty one. So let's just kind of do it all out rap. Jamie how are you. How goes in your parts. Are you dusted with snow. As we are here in new york it is a little bit more than a dusting here but We are warm inside staring. It's still coming down but we are. We are all good here. I can always tell the rhythm of tennessee's in based on knows a press releases. I'm sent in when there are no tournaments On the calendar when they're no match is being played They tend to get to increasingly distant for tennis itself. It's been a while since. I've gotten a press release about An actual tournament result or a match result. So let's let's just kind of take final inventory of twenty twenty one twenty two twenty then spinning forward to Twenty twenty one. Are there any any sort of enduring memory. You're doing capsule late straight year in in in one image. What would it be in one image. That is hard. I would say if that was the case in an empty an empty stadium. An empty arena. But i think i think for me you did this a little bit in your mouth but i kind of have to agree with you that feel like all in all a twenty twenty was terrible of course across the board but for china's i do think that sport distinguish itself in many ways in. I think that for a lot of the players that you know we have been talking about for years now It was really nice to see a lot of those players breakthrough in different ways. I think of course dominic. Thiem you know had finally won his first major and you know he had a really strong year across the board You know twenty seven years old finally gets to his high ranking. Gets that major. And you know it's all done at that first ornament back first major nine only osaka of course who not only is her major haul here but then she found her voice and you know use it and use it well and i think You know we can talk a little bit more about her but you have severe kenan against him. Thank someone who we talked about. Who is young and she. You know kind of proved again that she is here and you know she's twenty twenty two years old but her first major win was not a fluke and the list goes on. I think again. These are players that we've been talking about and it was good to see them all breakthrough re cement themselves and kind of redefine their careers This year in twenty twenty such important year for everyone. I can give you my My off-court analog to that I think we're all waiting to see which of these changes are stopgap in that means in life and not just a tennis We which of these are going to be a new way of life so our zoom good replace office and are we all going to be enjoying outdoor dining going forward and how much of this is just Emergency measure it. How much this heart and into our new reality. And i think at tennis we have the same thing that we haven't had a lot of match results I'm glad you hit on the ones we did. And i did have some really good tennis but i think a lot of the discussion has been about. How do we broadcast sport. How do we travel the australian open falsifying dough high then charter private planes for everyone to then quarantine them austrailia. And we have events moving. And we've experimented with different formats for tennis and i think if any good has come out of this year it has been that tennis has finally decided to innovate to cooperate. It's not always been perfect. But i think there's a real sort of spirit of enterprise it hasn't always been around the sport
Stanford's Dick Gould on College Tennis
"Indulge. My my pet peeve with college tennis and stanford steer clear of this so You're not to be implicated but you look at some of these rosters and you look at where look players come from. And i always say if you're the iowa the minnesota indiana athletic director and you've got to make some cuts and you see one of your teams has eight guys from out of the country and nobody from in state. You're making my job a lot easier when the the budget ax falls on the other hand. You know we're globalist internationalists and we want to be beyond. Yeah that's a great question. Where where do you come down. You know it's really interesting. Because we'll go. For junior goal before it came to stanford and i never had a foreigner at stanford way gave a scholarship to not for any reason but i was able to get the top americans and as long as i can do that. Knew the families and everything. It was a safer bet for me. But i wasn't above a foreigner. I mean we had some foreigners our team. We came on their own. When i was in junior college we went a couple of state championships with a german player on a mexican davis cup's player on the other. And so i'm not above it So everyone thought. I wasn't but i was able to get the top american soy stuck with that that'd be also served on the advocacy committee for the integrated ten association for a long period of time. And and the first thing. I would do when when school is going to drop a program Debate one two or three two women did matter is to the roster and call it up online and see how what percentage of the team was four. If the team had more than two foreigners who appeared to be starting team in good faith. I do not feel like write a letter to a state institution and who's paying taxes. So these kids go to school and good. Faith advocate for it if they had a couple of foreigners. Okay but if they had a team of four four or five four hundred starting. I couldn't do it. And i was on a committee with the understanding. I would not write letters that circumstance. So i think that's a hard thing and i think Sometimes you cut her own throat doing that and on the other hand john we forget we were off sometime. We all we all we all forget that we all came from somewhere a we're all immigrants and and all of us essentially and and so we have been told her that we have to appreciate that and i in all my years a coaching i never saw a foreigner a foreign player abuse the system i they were turned out to be solid students. They appreciate it. Opportunity had and so many of them stadium states became citizens. Citizens are coaches in our call and our coaches were call indeed college teams today. So you can't fold it Because we all started that way. But the way i think it's a republican student institution particular and our tax payer. I think you'd be could be cutting your view to be that way.
IMG's Max Eisenbud on 2021 Tennis
"Don't know if it's an official announcement but a quasi-official announcement. There will be an australian open. Looks like it's going to start every eighth three weeks of pushback from your perspective. Good thing bad thing. When did you hear what do you make of this announcement. I mean i think it's whenever you can play. You know it's a good thing. And i think the tennis world Has done a pretty good job of trying to play and keep the players safe I think the us open the catalyst. And i think or probably appreciating more. Now what the. Us open did seeing how difficult it has been with the australian open. So i think i think the. Us open really started. Everything engage some confidence players. and then You know and then you know what's happening with. The australian open is is pretty incredible minutes many every day. Something new You're at the mercy of the government and You know players have concerns like they should And there's some pretty strict quarantine common in australia. I mean some of those That's pretty tough. I mean and you know way different than the. Us open the us open really created a bumble. A look like the players were like going to camp. You know they're playing cards and having fun and and stuff. And i don't see that way you're in australia. So what are you gonna the takeaways from all this is the it's trillion government doesn't mess around. What what. What are you telling your players. But i imagine they're calling frequently for updates telling them be ready keep training keep working You know in every day. It's something new. We're trying to keep everybody updated in real time And that's players coaches parents. Lot of anxiety. I you thought your company. You had to get ready really quick because the i was you thought you were going to need to leave on december fourteenth and that was eating up people didn't know when do i take my vacation. Especially the guys that were playing late on now all of a sudden you're not rushing. It's it's even later so you know. Tennis players are creatures of habit. I mean they have you know so this has been very a lot of anxiety for the players. Have you seen the redistribution of prize. Money going off the sydney morning herald is my source but redistribution of one hundred thousand dollars granted does or australian dollars but still hundred first round prize money. I think there's a lot to that because there is from my understanding a lot of tournaments that are going to be moved or cancelled so if you were playing three or four tournaments Compared to one now. So i think there's some sort of formula there so i'm not exactly sure that adds up but i think that's what they're trying to do since you're blind coming there instead of playing your february swing. Maybe you're playing four tournaments. So i think it's a little bit of that. Have you had any players. Have you heard of any players. Who just it's it's too much and quarantines and a tow tells and its gates call me in april. Have you heard of any players who have thought about just opting out of the next few months here. I haven't heard that. But i definitely heard that people are Very concerned about the the strict quarantine I think. I don't know the latest. But i was hearing that you know you can only leave your room for five or six or seven hours A lot of talk about you know mental that good for your mental health. You're locked in your room But listen nobody. It's all healthy. Debate concerns for each other. You know especially. I think on the men's tour Nobody nobody like angry or i can't believe they're doing that. Just more conversation like is this the right thing. Can we come and do that. And then competed the highest levels. Should we wait longer so at more debate than anyone being drawn. A line in the sand saying okay. I'm not going to do that. I think everybody appreciates what craig tightly i mean. Everybody knows craig mean. he's you know. A giant in our industry So player friendly. The whole australian open is so player from. I think everybody appreciates what he and his team are trying to accomplish. But also understand that you know. They're at the mercy of the government who is not messing around.
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Caught off guard by in a press conference you know they're expecting questions about forehands and backhands matches, and that kind of thing, and you do see it sometimes when they get asked a question on a topic, not expecting that they can kind of just freeze and shut down a little bit and I'm sure I'm sure he probably did know who gives Gibson walls but he didn't feel able to talk about it, and that is I think an illustration of the fact that has as you've been saying. historisches hasn't been told enough so that it's kind of right there in the forefront of their mind in a way that it should be. So he was Alpha Gibson You've done some some extraordinary research that that we've all read. I've watched. A film American mostow theory of the last couple of days David been listening to some other rival podcast, which we will accept in the name of research. But Black Mark Against Your name David. who was healthy Gibson most she was she was born in South Carolina in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, seven. But she she later moved to New York with her family during the Great Depression. To I think the family was sort of. Seeking economic benefits moving to to New York and sheep she. McCain. A product of the the streets of Harlem. She was in her own words a street kids she she dropped out of schools yet. She ended up completing high school I think in her early twenties she started high school, the age of eighteen 'cause she kind of just skipped it. Throughout her teenage years and she started playing paddle tennis on the streets of Harlem. That's how she she got into tennis. She was not very sporty played played all sorts of different sports. Thinks. She had a a tough and complicated relationship with her father. He opened the east to tell her. I learned from the the film that. He wanted to son and he had wished that she were boy and he was just GonNa treat you as a boy given that she wasn't one. And East, two stories of him taking up to the roof of their apartment and. Boxing with a genuine knee fist vising with her to try and as he put, it toughened her up. And it's funny. There are a lot of, as you hear people start to talk about out there is we will do what we're hearing Moose of significant people they like into her to a to a boxer. And those sort of street fighting qualities coming out. Coming out. In tennis. Yeah and that's something that she was well aware of but it's I suppose that's not that wasn't an uncommon story for people if the agent at that time, but it's a pretty extraordinary to come from a family of sharecroppers in in South Carolina job considered just just one step away from slavery really to, and there's there's a whole lot of story in between will come on bit to come from that sipping professional tennis player. Just alone is pretty extraordinary and I think it's important to mention here that the USDA at the time was the US l.. Ta and it was A. It was an all white organization. Black people were not allowed to play in US LTA tournaments and A. A rival Tennis Association the American Tennis Association the ATA was formed in Nineteen sixteen with the mission really of promoting tennis among black people and the once she picked up the game was playing on that tool and Dominating I think she ended up winning the national eighty-eight titled Ten. Times. But, it was wall she was playing on that that she was. that. She was spotted by Huber Eaten and Robert. Johnson Dr Johnson as as he's known and they realized that they were watching the Gibson who was a woman of. Great scale and they believe someone that could kind of transform the sport that I love, which was tennis and. Then, mission was to kind of find a young black player who was able to integrate the white world of tennis and they knew that it had to be a good player because they knew that that was the only sort of plan that would be accepted in that world they had to prove themselves. With a talent and with their skill and they chose. Gibson they they realized potential and keep some went to live with Eaton? And his wife during school year practicing on his core attending high school and then, and then Gibson with spend the summer traveling around this eighty-eight tennis circuit with Dr Johnson and. Steadily, Gibson's game improve and she reached the point nine, hundred fifty where she was really good enough to be playing on the main US Outta or rather than just the ATA tool. But there was there was still a barrier that had to be broken down. As, funny. One of the things that struck me about that, her involvement with the a which of course was for exclusively black tennis players was that she was an outlier even within the black tennis world because An and. This is something that I got from the. Documentary. The E, there was a certain class snobbery in the it was for the black bourgeoisie was for the Black Intelligencia and she was none of those things. So not only was she and obsolete I. Just by virtue of being a black person, she was also an outlier within the the. Should have been her her quarter of the sport. It wasn't she was. She was an outside on on every front and I dating it's possible not to. Understate. The significance of Dr Johnson in her development because he's somebody that that comes up repeatedly in her story he was also. Important to author Ashen and Leslie Allen who will will will hear from an yeah. He was overseeing an extremely significant person but as you say Matt. Until nineteen fifty, there was this huge obstacle a huge wool in the way of her. Properly, becoming a will not even a professional tennis play just competing in tennis at the highest level and it took a white woman. To change that it took alice marble, who was she the world number one at the time. I think she was the American number one I'm not sure world number one was a thing. That she was the top ranked American tennis player. She had status in cachet within the sport. Richard Evans the. The tennis journeys we'll be hearing from a bit later. Told me a story which sounds like. It will need its whole own podcast by alice marble being some sort of spy jury, second? World. War. Possible tennis relived episode on that in the future. But Alice Marble wrote a letter in American tennis American Lawn Tennis magazine. That said a portion of it said if tennis is a game for Ladies and gentlemen, it's time we acted a little more gentle people and less like sanctimonious hypocrites. If Alpha Gibson represents a challenge to the present Corp of women players, it's only fair that they should meet that challenge and one month. Later out the Gibson was admitted to the US National Tennis Championships Forest Hills, what the tournament that would later become the US Open when tennis became professional. And she became the first ever black player to compete and she went on to compete at Wimbledon. The next year. What strikes me through all of that storytelling and reading upon it is is that Combination of the activism of Alice marble the intervention. that. She. Does she has there in order to to force hands, but also the need for this this diplomacy from from out the Gibson and from Mr Johnson and the people that are trying to prepare and enable her to to infiltrate this. This sport that just doesn't allow black people to play it and. If they only were getting full on head-on and trying to break the wolves down with with. Fury in activism, it wasn't going to work. It has to be married with with the diplomacy in order to be accepted at the same time, and that's one of the most fascinating elements to me of both out there Gibson Anna thrashes story that there wasn't a single way in order to achieve the goal that eventually had in order to break into the sport and and to be accepted and Tim, and this was a moment showing. Does that quote isn't there that Dr Johnson was preparing for a world that didn't want us And I and I think there's something that we can. We can all learn from Alice Mobile's intervention that. Black people shouldn't have to dismantle the problem that they didn't create. And I think white people can and must help and marble is a is is an example of that and together they were stronger.
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"Back by popular demand brackets by David Law ov- tennis relived. We told you. It would be coming back. Of course, it was coming back. Don't worry. We know that actual live tennis is happening this tennis lived and. Second. One prior to the US Open is not in place of talking about live tennis. And related things it is an addition and a very special and necessary edition as well. This one will be focusing on the life, the career, the legacy of Alpha Gibson, and our next one will be focusing on the very same of thrash respectively the first african-american women and men to win Grand Slam titles in NFL Gibson's case the first African. American. Person To, be, admitted, to play. Professional tennis an extraordinary women in extraordinarily. Important figure in tennis history and one that. Hasn't been sufficiently remembered or given her Jews always over the is so. We're hoping to write that in a very tiny tiny way today certainly been. An extraordinary learning experience for us to to get to know these t plays an the significance in tennis history say thank you David for your enthusiasm. For tennis relived. Point Yeah it's very different what we're doing today and what we're doing with the Arthur Ashe podcast as well. When we were doing the Roland Garros relived Wimbledon the Olympics, they were all about events or matches or moments in time specific moments in time when we came up to realizing that the US Open for stop was going to happen and we really don't have two weeks worth of shows to fill much as I'd love to come up with twenty wonderful matches and memories which no doubt we will get to in the. List of Twelve Pete Sampras much is that he submitted for the short lift. US Open relived and fifteen Jimmy Connors matches. Including all seven from all from. Sorry. All five from nine hundred, ninety one. But When we came to to look at this and we started to try to think well, what what should we do I personally suddenly realize the the gaping chasm mind knowledge in my reading of the Games history and I think particularly Alpha Gibson I feel ashamed not to know what I now know and what we want to do with this show. Is Tell, the stories that we've discovered and to properly tell the history as best as we can. I. Think we all knew that line first black woman to play the US Open and win Grand Slam titles but I'd never properly engaged with that line or really understood what that actually. Meant or considered what she actually had to overcome to become that because tennis was this elitist sport at a racially segregated time in America. So it's an extraordinary thing that tennis was used as AVIK BY A. Gibson and now thrash. To advance the black race and I'd never really. Never really thought about that before how how, what, a, what a strength of character and what a special talent it took to be able to achieve as a black person in in that white world and it's just been. Just been happening really to have read and sort of spent time. In their lives over the last few over the last few days and weeks doing this research and and it felt very necessary and timely as well. Absolutely it is timely. It feels like the right. Right moment to be doing this I mean there's never it's never been a wrong moment to do it and we. Probably, should have done it sooner but this is a very important moment. In the civil rights movement in the black lives matter movement and two. Quite Billie Jean King via Mary Carillo you have to know your history or your destined to repeat it. So this is an attempt by us to get to know. The sports, really integral part of the sports history and yet just to. Reemphasize what David was saying. They're shame shame. Not previously having enough of an appreciation of the Gibson in her significance my second USA. Even as a fan was in two thousand seven. Previously been in two thousand and four times with my dad's just little jolie to new. York. And the opening ceremony that year. On it out the Gibson because it was the fiftieth anniversary of her first title at the US Open. She went back to back titles fifty seven and fifty eight and aretha Franklin song at that opening ceremony she she sung respect. And of course, I knew ether frankly. Very very excited to to see her and to sing along to respect and try and get my face on the jumbotron. But I had no idea twenty year old me twenty, one year old me I didn't know about the IT Gibson was and Ko is only twenty one but I had been a tennis fan for a long time and I'm not sure I ever heard her name before or if I had. Not registered it and not thought to myself you should. You should find out who that person is and what the significance is. Say I respectively very ashamed about that, but I did enjoy a Retha. And you weren't alone not knowing who out there Gibson was do we want to bring up the federal quote not to throw him under the bus but what we ourselves under the bus I? Federal join us the IT's representative of the wider. Misunderstanding or lack of knowledge of the tennis world of of certainly my generation and and yours and Roger Federer's parts of those straddles. The fact that he did not really know who she was when he was asked about a legacy. He said she was before my time. What's the exact quote? I, think you said you're putting me on the spot. I don't know who that is. I think is the quote because it was before my time and look he.
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"Rule that never JOVIC had preemptively opposed, which was a restriction of one entourage member per player. They've said thought they will a reserve one extra room per plant, but they will. need the play will be paid for. In terms of accommodation and expenses, but they will have the right to one additional room which will be? The financial responsibility of the player, but the the kind of unwritten small is. You can bring extra people. If you want to prevent you from doing, we just don't. We just laying on. The facilities to to make that easily actually made the decision yet about whether they can bring more than one person on the site. There's still working that out. They've clearly they've had some. is his personal chef is waiting by the phone to here? Yeah I mean look. Even. Lopez was asked about this on this media coal. He's he again. He was trying to be very very respectful to to plas- Light Novak and many others, and he said look. If players don't want to come, I've really respect that I understand that I said for me the the entourage issue. It is a sacrifice, but it is a small. Small sacrifice in my opinion, but it's up to them if they don't want to do it I understand it, but we've. We can't not have the tournament because of that and and What I, what I sensed, was he? He also said. We've also got to understand that. The still two months to go yet and they. The USDA have made us feel that. Things may well be better by then, and they may be able to. Do More for them by that time. I suppose it's also possible that it could go. The other way and things could get worse in the next two months. We don't. We don't really know well I I mean look the thing main well, not happen yet. Yeah, I think we all need to bear that in mind. These off plans and they have said that the event is going ahead. The governor has said it can go ahead, but that's under current conditions. Who knows whether a second wave might have happened by then that just Indian well style. MAKES SOMEBODY GO! No, that's not happening and I certainly think that that's even more of a a thing to bear in mind with the. Later dates on the provisional. Spin announced because in in in Katherine speaks beyond scientific and medical brief news that there is no. Definitive data on on covid and the way it's impacted by temperature traditionally viruses all. Less contagious in in warm weather, so it's likely that the current trends that we're saying. Nathan show is likely the current trends were saying all impacted by. The weather in the Northern Hemisphere, and as things do start to get. Get Cooler into the autumn, which is when. Is is pretty deep into the ultimate. She really that the the French Open is scheduled to happen. Could become effective, but Yeah, we should probably deviate before I speak even more beyond my scientific brief, but it's obsolete, worth worth bearing in mind before we. Before, we get too carried away now. Key getting ready carried away of. Well we'RE GONNA. Say before we book flights well. Nobody influenced because the media or not allowed in They have said that some broadcast partners will be allowed to go i. don't exactly know what that means, but the media were told on this goal. They won't be a credentialed for the tournaments side. which is no great surprise? CUSIP new to them yeah. And Lake. It's there has been I mean preemptively. There was a lot of dissent from from players particularly on the ATP, so. I had a few a few days. Straight Voices Tayside a lot of ATP. Players have been. Quite outspoken about the feelings about the US Open going ahead and subsequent to the announcement that his. Yeah nothing is changed this today. sort of a few hours day also off to the announcement. That was. Opposed by CAB Dubrovsky. VICI player. M mostly in doubles. Very Con- considered. Post. Headline my personal thoughts on the US Open meeting forward which I mean, the there are plenty of players who have said. Plenty of things and made plenty of arguments about. Why they're opposed to it happening, but I think her. Her Post probably up. All covers most of them. Certainly extremely eloquent eloquent express while summarize the the point that she's made. To give you a view of. If what and why? The the players are are opposing this decision. She says with respect while I'm appreciative that the US Open put forth big efforts to operate I have many concerns. Here is my perspective and. It's bullet pointed. She says when the US Open presented. That planet felt like being sold on an idea telling us that testing is over ninety percent accurate. We know it's around seventy percent. Will I mean that's. I. Mean we hear Roussel's things about testing anyway, but that's. What she says she says that gives the impression that health and safety players are not the priority. In reality, most decisions at already been made they play feedback rose wasn't really taken into consideration. She said it's impossible to control and enforce a bubble situation. Where plays any move in the hotel to the venue and back? And we don't know who the he plays. We'll come into contact within these that don't obey per everyone else in the tournament. At risk, she says at least half of players and not comfortable traveling to the US. I. Don't, she doesn't give any. Sort of specific evidence that presumed she in contact with other players but I you know I. Don't know how how. Dot claim can be backed up, but anyway that's what she says. She says at least half. Looks plays disappointed with no qualifying. They mixed and half doubles draw, not having qualifying into smaller doubles during creases, the lack of parity in tennis don't want to disappoint. Disproportionately moves the needle further creating a big gap between those at the top, and those in need, the income, an opportunity for growth. She says the beauty of Islam is the story of the qualify. He battled three tough matches to earn a spot in the main during the upset. This story will not. They see this is US Open's at the beach of slam is mental fortitude and the skillet takes in six doubles matches. The beach of Islam is having the opportunity to play. Mixed doubles a unique aspect of tennis. There's IT concerned with the exhaustive nasal testing. She says it would not be occasional, but multiple times a week is an uncomfortable test that hasn't proven accurate and to be subject to it. That often is a source of anxiety for players. And she says the consequences of testing positive onsite means an immediate withdrawal. No matter what round you're in and staying in a hotel room until you test negative even without symptoms, this could menial isolated for weeks on end unable to play further events. Or even go home. She says I wish. We could use this high eighties to explore new designs of how where we played tennis like some real out of the books thinking..
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"To the tennis podcast. It's not relived. It's not. An oral history, it's not Chris Evert week anymore, unfortunately, although I did very much, enjoy a Chris every week it's. It's a tennis podcast with actual sources, tennis based news and talking points in it, which is a very interesting alien prospects don't adjust your whatever device you're listening to his own This is reality. We're GONNA be talking about the prospect of actual live officials sanctioned tennis at some point in the not distant future. Myself Catholics David Law is in the house pro. I know you know doing it this way. Round David, but usually say something a bit more than a day yeah okay yeah. I'll say that Yeah, IT'S A. Visit to I I. Did you think we were done for the year when we were about? Ago Yeah six weeks ago. Yeah, I've I've always been been adjusting my expectations and thoughts and. Hopes etc sort of at every every turn along the way, but oh, yeah, absolutely. There was a long time when I was pretty certain that we've done for the what about Ema. Absolutely. Yes, ME, too. The future is a thing again. We're talking about it rather than the past. I missed the past. Just come to really enjoy the Paul the past safe, certain ground, and suddenly all the uncertainty and Rumor is back and we're not quite sure where we're heading again. Don't worry. It's still got fourteen shows with the past. Garnsey from Wimbledon as things stand at the moment and barring barring. Ya Cataclysmic Star events. Obviously which we've come to expect in life, we are going to be recording five grams slums worth of daily podcasts to Antigua and see which. One makes me all these conspiracy theories about five gene stuff. Was the coronavirus. Some sort of David Law manufactured events in order to find a way for us to produce. More podcasts in the twenty twenty David has the biggest grin on his face. It's definitely the silver lining that I can find Five slams. Yeah, we are. Explained probably explain why. Let's chase of the news because we've actually got. Live actual tennis news to to hit you with. Today today well, actually, it was more yesterday, wasn't it? Because the US Open and I mean it's been a not brilliantly kept secret right it was. It was leaked to the New York Times. It's been it's been all but confirmed for for a few days right? Yeah, it was clearly coming. Decision had been made an frankly even if you go back to late last week, and the all the plans being talked about by the New York Times and John Wertheim has been writing the story as well for sports illustrated, and then we did. We did a conference call. Would Feliciano Lopez with a? Dozen of the British journalist, because this is of course, fever tree championships week should have been the Queen's Club where Lopez won both singles and doubles titles last year, so he was talking to them a little bit about that, but he also really gave chapter and verse about the player meeting they had last week the. Zoom call now we're all we've all suddenly discovered. What zoom is over the last three months? This video conferencing ten. Days David Law I've done a lot of. but on this particular eighty, a planned meeting one they had four hundred players on, and this was the USDA and the the tools tending the players what the plan was to try to make the US Open plant. This is on the ATP side I leave. It turns out none of Novak. Djokovic handed out Roger Federer were on this call, but anyway the had four hundred people on it. And Lopez gave us chapter and verse on on this This media conference about what was said, and the lengths that they were going to to, and also that he was assured he was absolutely sure that it was going to go ahead. The US Open is going to happen. He said he also said it should happen. In my view, it's time the tennis to get rolling because. Bear in mind. He's not just tennis player these days He's a tournament director. He is going to be. Fronting one of the events that will take place in the remaining months of the tennis calendar. That's Madrid. He's the tournament director there, but he had a pretty stark message for the players in that call that we are going to have to accept less prize money. We're going to have to get used to that. We're GONNA have to basically stop being so precious what he was saying and understand be realistic about. The year we're in the climate. We're in the situation we're in and. If we want a going concern of a sport to play for for the future, we need to do something about it because otherwise. The whole system is under threat. The ATP the WTI The slams. Even and that's that's what this is all about primarily for the United States Tennis Association, they do not have. Pandemic Insurance to cover them the way that Wimbledon Do, and they also have according to The New York Times, seventy million dollars at stake from ESPN alone with the staging of the tournament, so it didn't go ahead. They would not be getting that seventeen million so. As you say we then came into this week. And yesterday we were told by under Karma the governor of New York that the event was going to go ahead. He was gonNA. Pass it. He was comfortable that it was safe and he's basically said sports are back in business in New York, which has done a fantastic job by all accounts of. Suppressing the virus in recent weeks to get to this point, it seemed frankly absurd. Maybe six weeks ago that this could have been the case I think we all pretty much written off the US Open as a possibility and anyway yesterday. He said it's coming and I think. that. The United States Tennis Association on HOP TO BE HONEST. Than, they were expecting him to reveal that news yesterday, so they quickly rushed out a statement saying yes, the event is going to go ahead. We're delighted about it. We'll have a proper announcements in presentation tomorrow that happened today on a on a live call, which also featured Serena Williams coming on with video of her own to say she was going to be there so a big old deal, which was a surprise winner..
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"To the tennis podcast. It's not relived. It's not. An oral history, it's not Chris Evert week anymore, unfortunately, although I did very much, enjoy a Chris every week it's. It's a tennis podcast with actual sources, tennis based news and talking points in it, which is a very interesting <hes> alien prospects don't adjust your whatever device you're listening to his own <hes>. This is reality. We're GONNA be talking about the prospect of actual live officials sanctioned tennis at some point in the not distant future. Myself Catholics David Law is in the house pro. I know you know doing it this way. Round David, but usually say something a bit more than a day yeah okay yeah. I'll say that <hes>. Yeah, IT'S A. Visit to I I. Did you think we were done for the year when we were about? Ago Yeah six weeks ago. Yeah, I've I've always been been adjusting my expectations and thoughts and. Hopes etc sort of at every every turn along the way, but oh, yeah, absolutely. There was a long time when I was pretty certain that we've done for the what about Ema. Absolutely. Yes, ME, too. The future is a thing again. We're talking about it rather than the past. I missed the past. Just come to really enjoy the Paul the past safe, certain ground, and suddenly all the uncertainty and Rumor is back and we're not quite sure where we're heading again. Don't worry. It's still got fourteen shows with the past. Garnsey from Wimbledon as things stand at the moment and barring barring. Ya Cataclysmic Star events. Obviously which we've come to expect in life, we are going to be recording five grams slums worth of daily podcasts to Antigua and see which. One makes me all these conspiracy theories about five gene stuff. Was the coronavirus. Some sort of David Law manufactured events in order to find a way for us to produce. More podcasts in the twenty twenty David has the biggest grin on his face. It's definitely the silver lining that I can find <hes>. Five slams. Yeah, we are. Explained probably explain why. Let's chase of the news because we've actually got. Live actual tennis news to to hit you with. Today today well, actually, it was more yesterday, wasn't it? Because the US Open and I mean it's been a not brilliantly kept secret right it was. It was leaked to the New York Times. It's been it's been all but confirmed for for a few days right? Yeah, it was clearly coming. Decision had been made an frankly even if you go back to late last week, and the all the plans being talked about by the New York Times and John Wertheim has been writing the story as well for sports illustrated, and then we did. We did a conference call. Would Feliciano Lopez with a? Dozen of the British journalist, because this is of course, fever tree championships week should have been <hes> the Queen's Club where Lopez won both singles and doubles titles last year, so he was talking to them a little bit about that, but he also really gave chapter and verse about the player meeting they had last week the. Zoom call now we're all we've all suddenly discovered. What zoom is over the last three months? This video conferencing ten. Days David Law I've done a lot of. <hes> but on this particular eighty, a planned meeting one they had four hundred players on, and this was the USDA and the the tools tending the players what the plan was to try to make the US Open plant. This is on the ATP side I leave. It turns out none of Novak. Djokovic handed out Roger Federer were on this call, but anyway the had four hundred people on it. And Lopez gave us chapter and verse on on this <hes> This media conference about what was said, and the lengths that they were going to to, and also that he was assured he was absolutely sure that it was going to go ahead. The US Open is going to happen. He said he also said it should happen. In my view, it's time the tennis to get rolling because. Bear in mind. He's not just tennis player these days He's a tournament director. He is going to be. Fronting one of the events that will take place in the remaining months of the tennis calendar. That's Madrid. He's the tournament director there, but he had a pretty stark message for the players in that call that we are going to have to accept less prize money. We're going to have to get used to that. We're GONNA have to basically stop being so precious what he was saying and understand be realistic about. The year we're in the climate. We're in the situation we're in
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"From the camera and she was really out of focus. It just looks completely bizarre but yeah I mean nobody can. Nobody can get into the hospitals into the flats worldly people in Suffice Latian. All of that. We know the facts of it but actually viscerally feeling is is really really difficult. Isn't it So I'd love to hear about. It is as much as possible And we all trying. We are trying but it's It's hard to get people at the moment. Because this is a situation whereby the the the measures being taken involve is ally slating from one another in that that makes so many things so difficult and I think this whole situation is reinforced in my mind. Is that when we when we occasionally get messages from people telling us to stick to tennis when we you know doing slams? If some sort of controversy comes up maybe we maybe we do it on that more than more than the tennis in on certain days. Well I think this this whole crisis has just shown how tied up ten is's with the real world really whether it be social issues or climate issues or political issues while this is a massive health issue which is impacting tennis. And we're GONNA look at it through tennis perspective and it's so intertwined because you know I think it's a I think it's something going forward. Where when tennis does come back we will. We won't ever take it for granted. You know we will always keep it in mind with everything that's going on in the real world as tennis players have to in this in this situation And the other thing that struck me hearing matic sands talking and Dan Evans about how they just wanted to get home. We should section unusual feeling for a tennis player. I think as much as anything so used to being on the road. It happens all the time that they spend so little time at home. Tennis says in indeed they you know they have a whole team of people around them doing things for them to get to the top of the sport. You have to be quite selfishly with your time. Your effort Your focus on that team a bill to get them in the best shape possible. Get them to the top on the road fifty two weeks a year pretty much but now tennis plaza realizing that then not the center of attention in their families and they just WanNa get back home they just WanNa how when they can and that must be very confusing and different experience for the tennis as I touched on it with with both of them about the mental health elements of it. And I think it's the same for everybody who is forced to to isolate. Who's forced to stop what they're doing to what from. I am I from home for many years. But it's not everybody who who finds that easy and and look with very much the lucky ones in in so many respects we we understand the struggles that many people are going to have the next few months and if if you're one of them really my thoughts are with you. We want to provide a bit of entertainment as well as as well as information about tennis and conversations as we can. We're not GONNA stop. We're going to carry on. That's that's what we're doing right now. And that's what we intend to continue doing But in terms of the wider future as Dan said later on to me. There's just so much unknown right now. Nobody knows what's going to happen next. I really do feel for for the authorities involved in all sports. Right now Evans said he felt that the the had handled things well in communicating to the players. What was going on as best they could with such a changing scene. But we're next because we know we've got no international tennis until the end of April. The very earliest may the second on on the women's side it means such a lot for the business for all those tournaments for the tolls for all the TV deals for. Everybody works in the Sports. Who who frankly relies on it for their income. And Yeah I feel for all these people that are posting information. I saw one of our colleagues. In the photography World Ella Ling was was was decided to open up her entire library to try to sell images. Now she's got an incredible library of of images from fifteen years covering the sport but this is suddenly what she is faced with because she can no longer travel the world and supply imagery to two magazines and publications and websites. That might want to buy them. So everybody's got to try to find another way of going about an living or at least bridging the gap until they can get back out there again but for the players this is. They don't have an offseason normally. That's very long and suddenly they could be faced with with how long it could. It could be months. It's it's GonNa be a very interesting process for them to to actually become tennis plas- again I would imagine whenever it happens. Yes it's the proper and his off season we've all been cooling for I e you wish the is that. Is that the message the learning to be done here? Who is GONNA learn the hard way? Football is one of the mid season. Break Yeah Yeah I mean. It's really difficult isn't it? Because the moment we have this kind of We have this known six week periods definitive six week period of night night tennis. We're all kind of reluctant to really talk about it. Defensively in those terms because we all fear and possibly even suspect that it will end up being being longer than that but let's just for a moment thought experiment wise say it is a a six week break and come the stars of May Madrid week tennis happening again. Whether it's behind closed doors or not. Let's say that the the facts we have the as we have them at the moment bear out and the Tennessee's in carries on started me and they've had this six week break. It makes things very interesting extremely interesting in terms of who comes out of the blocks and who I mean we may. We may get the most when they eventually do start playing again. We may get the most incredible level of play. Yeah if everybody's suddenly fully fence and fresh Nichols have gone and opportunity to potentially work on the game in these six weeks which they don't really get over the off season It will help players. Who are currently you know they small group of players? Who are currently Ingrid? This is gonNA. This has gone to benefit if the more time to get back just thinking out loud. Someone like Kennedy Corey. He has this every season nomo season for him. Couple months out on the sideline Bianca and Rescue. We oversee talk about federal but finally and rescue base point where she's just fully fit. She was watching herself. Did you see that on? She did an instagram post where she was watching her match from the US Open. I think against Mertens and she just put the bottom. Some text about this is the closest. She's getting to tennis for for a long. I love that. She's literally checking herself out. She's Lychee saying check. Ma'am everyone else's pasting these instagram videos about what they're doing time off in the time often she's it she's going. I'm checking myself out brilliant. He's way in kids do time he seemed trolled by Andy. Murray yours for his hat had had anything about Stanford ring to black media. Presence IS LULLS. I find really is Andy. Murray in any position. Talk about somebody else's hair boy. My my brother. My brother sent me a message saying question for the PODCAST. Sweepstake on how many bowling tennis players are GONNA come back with full heads of After this break e said we were looking for conversation to fix well but without a miracle skits and you show receive right Jamie Murray. He's been at home playing monopoly. Vows to master it over the coming weeks Andrea pick. Petkevich started a book club which sounds like a very good idea. Seven assists past posted got stopped by a guy while walking in the streets of New York City who knew my grandfather from his football days such a small world which is like the opposite. Self-isolation isn't it. I should say that stephanus posted this one or two days ago and let's give let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say maybe America hadn't closed down at that point but it is just classics professor. He pasted something about Econ e Econ extraordinary things that basic people or something do you know? I'm an e Conte epoch. Things basic people. Yeah that was a and stories death. But he's old times I was about to shut my phone to it to see what you're referring to and then I realized I'm talking to you on it and I can't but anyway terrible Tasca best multitasking. Alex done his is a mustache. No He's created a tick tock accounts and I'm I'm wondering whether David knows what one of those is. You've got young kids David's. They mentioned tomorrow. They said that somebody at school had got one and they weren't supposed to have fun because they're not allowed to have one. They told me they're not allowed to have one. It's not a real. I have given them themselves. Rules were think fame's has painful. So what is the Tick Tock? The cat is it's a growing social media platform for like videos. Basically I don't know whether it's replaced vine think it might have done kind of remembers line was about four minutes. Five seconds long and seven Well these ones tend to be quite sure and cocoa. Goff's pretty big on and there's lots of people do dance routines and Alex Domino seems to be peel rally Looking confused posing that. We have a tennis podcast. Talk Accounts I'm just saying that we might get desperate. I'll may I can't keep up with all this stuff. I'm doing an ask me anything on Wednesday unread. It eight o'clock everything but I propose that date. I thought I didn't think all this stuff former going to talk about socialized Austin Duke about the Post David about the Post David talks about the Nineteen Alger Tennis PODCAST OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I in no style Joe. I really wish we'd called it back. Eight years ago. A move starting this thing the the tennis and miscellaneous other stuff podcasts. Yes who would you if you have to? Let's say you got caught out and you happen to be at a tennis tournament when all the restrictions came in and you happen to be in a room with a tennis player who you then had to sort.
"tennis" Discussed on Under Review Tennis Podcast
"I think that's That's kind of difficult off For Women's tennis but I don't see rather than grant snaps. The women's tennis seems to be intensely more athletic than it's been. I personally like to watch women's Danish like somebody like here. He goes in the men's side in the women's side. I mean some something something different personality and it's hard to explain but yes for that level of the woman's Woman's Dennis. It's it's not at all but he has not been able to come on to defense and that's what I that's what I'm saying but it's I don't think it's it's the woman's fault I just think about that. Magic for example graph on Martinez Nebraskan sever or some of these stars were able to translate to fans and now that process finding the next Big Star in women's tennis and A body has happened Winning magic thing tenants not on the commercial marketing players. And I think that's that's that's wrong has to come in the tennis court. And that's why the women's tennis you struggling in my opinion does move over to the men. whatever your impressions been so far this season. Well Hell. I mean.
"tennis" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"And the and sometimes an argument will start before we begin the podcast that can occasionally mean that we nearly fallout all out and don't record it at all but we always get eventually. We always make it'll be it'll be a full tennis. podcast experienced technical problems arguments and forty five minutes minutes if chat about tennis. Yeah that's exactly what it'd be. Well said that so Yeah we're underway the The campaign to get the tennis podcast up and running the twenty twenty is underway right now any backing we get from you. We we appreciate. Thank you for all your support over. The years continued to tell your friends about the show because the more listeners. We have the more chance we have to raise funds that were announced to go even more places do more shows hopefully do them better And keep this thing rolling. It's been a pleasure. Thank you for your support. Thank you Catherine. Thank you Matt I. It's one of the highlights of my career. And certainly certainly my days when I get to speak to you both and continue uh-huh..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"How strong do you need to be to play tennis to play tennis or just to start tennis? Not that strong. Like my grandmother could go out and play tennis. Right. The entry level requirements for tennis as far as strengths and said a pretty low. But what about if you want to be a really good tennis player? Oh well for any player to get the most out in themselves. The actually need to have a really good basis strength. Yeah. That's the thing that we really wanted to focus on today. We've done some podcasts in, in recent times related to strength and conditioning. I think that for tennis strength is actually a very complex thing and often, we use strength as a blanket term, but we could probably split that up into several subcategories. That's right. A lot of the times when we talk about strength really talking about different aspects of human ladder system. We have the strength aspect stability, aspects explosiveness, and these things really more distinct in themselves than they all fall under the same umbrella term or even the same training for that matter. Yeah, absolutely. And I know that, that one of the things that start when we started out this conversation on strength. One of the things that we were asking will wear as this information available for tennis players. Yeah. I really started this. We started talking about this before we decided to record about it, just actually for own games..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"You can set us direct message on Facebook or leave us comment. If you do follow slash like us, you know, you could access to some content air, and would you post there occasionally, and we'll be posting some more in the near future. That's one way. You can do it. You can also reach us on Twitter. Jacob what's what's the? We are at about tennis and use. Specifically are tied to go dot tennis. Sorry talked to tennis tactical tennis at start. Listen to him. He's crazy at technical tennis. And I'm at Glenis hill. And then also on Instagram. You can follow us at tennis and just for the record the dots getting Noord. So it would still get there. Well, that's the point. Yeah. Look, we love the stuff. Like, we are super engaged. We love the sport we love. I mean, honestly, we love every aspect of it. That's what makes the games I fascinated for us. And why we have chosen to make this such a passion for us. So don't be shy about reaching out and asking a question or engaging in some way. And look even if it's criticism we welcome that too. Because one of the big things that we've always believed is interesting getting better and finding a better way to do things. That's the question drives everything we do on. The tennis court is constantly questioning is that are better way to do things. And I I hope that apple podcasts have gotten better with time. We certainly tried to make them better with time. And if you've got a feedback for us, it would help us to a better job than we're only is, you know, you can also just messages and say nice things too. I I never mind a compliment. I I really only like to hear the bad stuff and getting so Sending your could've. criticisms, please send the nice stuff. All the house. Happy and then lost. At least if you haven't already just pup on your pud casting app of choice and rate the podcast at that. That does help us grow. Our listening Baso on that note, stay safe, and and we'll catch soon..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"So if you magin that you go in and to the gym, and you do a one rep max dead lift, and you know, what that number is. Let's say it's four hundred pounds will how many can you do Jacob in a row. What you mean me? No, I'm saying like, let's say that you're one rip max deadlocked is four hundred pounds. How many in a row? Can you do man? I totally fell for that one. You can do one Glenn. Okay. Exactly. You can do. So. So what happens then if I drop the white to three hundred pounds. How many do now I forgot my chart, but you can do more than one. That's for sure. A lot more a lot more than one. Right. And so that's maybe another way to think about this. So if three hundred pounds is all I can do one time, and I go in and trying to three hundred pounds. Well, then I'll money gonna get one of them done. But if if my friend can do four hundred pounds is one wreck max, he's going to do a lot more on me at three hundred pounds and the same thing the tennis court like if I'm going to hit a backhand. And I am every swing just pushing my maximum I'm close to the power output in my swing close to all. I can handle that I'm going to get ta. Tired of hitting back at backhands very very quickly. Whereas if I have strengthened myself so that I can hit a very powerful back end and still be comfortably below my threshold. Hit a lot more balls before. I started get tired. Yeah. That's right. So most of us judge ourself based on like most of us. We we we make. I'm not sure what the right term is here. But our procedures are perceived ability of our own playing level is based on the best things that we can do. It's not based on. I watched ten matches of myself and took data on it. And then drew what the averages were. And that's how I make my perceived ability. Right. So is it bad idea for me to give golf example hereafter? We just went into into the car thing the swift on tiles done dead lifting. I think that go is Gulf is fine. Right. So there's not there's why not. Really good data on this that the PGA has gone where psychologically they figured out that gophers as a rule draw their own self perception, virtually based on the best round that they are capable of playing. Right. So you have a handicap in golf, and when people self rate, and they make their own handicap, they almost exclusively make it the best that they can possibly play. Instead of the thing that they do on average. Shaw. Right. And so that's a really easy concept. I think for us to look at in grasp it's harder to turn inwards. And look at ourselves and realize that's us. That's you. That's me. That's my my one guy on the tour, and my other guy and the other guy and the other guy and everybody else on the tour. Right, right. Like, it's not something that were excluded from you're not the one in a hundred probably an imagine it's much easier. I think in Gulf at least you do get a handicap you get to play lots of rounds and see what your range of scores is. And it should be hopefully to wide of range from one round to the next. But you actually get information on that. Whereas when you look at tennis players every single time you play the conditions of different. And you're also playing different opponents all the time. So you don't really have even as objective measures Gulf does of what your performance is actually like. And so in that case, I think it's even hotter to get an accurate perception of way, you're Bility's at. Yeah. I think that's exactly right. I mean, we don't have. Anything that's really like a candy cap. We do have the UT our system that starting to come into more use. But that's just reminds me now of these junior players that I talked to and their coaches in their parents as they're playing ITF's in trying to transition onto the tour like I can't tell you how many times I've heard like all my my.
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"But it's not the top priority for everyone right for some people. That's just not the number one priority. Like if for instance, I think if you're working with Rafa. You know, going to the gym and getting physically stronger shouldn't be your number one priority. That's not going to win him the most matches. Right. He sent me. He's not suffering from strength deficiency. I think I think maybe there these this way to say this would be that. I can't ever think of a professional tennis player on the men's or women's sides that was too strong physically to play. Good tennis. But there certainly have been a lot of players who leave performance on the table by not being strong enough. Yeah. And I think that's exactly right. The issue is that we're leaving performance on the table. So I had a conversation with another one of the guys today. And really specifically we said look like this isn't about you having a problem, or this isn't even about just beating the guy that you lost to last time. This is a. About getting the absolute most out of yourself that you can and just to clarify for the people who are listening. This isn't going to be a podcast. We talk about professional plays for thirty minutes. Or now, this just helps give you some framework to understand that even professional players have strength officials. He's a lot of the time that are impact knit performance. And so one of the things that we're trying to do today is to help you answer that question for yourself is would getting stronger help you mo- matches. And so so maybe if you think this is a good time to do this Jacob we could talk about some of the questions that people could be asking themselves in order to answer that bigger question because I think it's that's not necessarily an easy thing for the average listener to to know the answer to. Yeah. Well, if you're open minded enough to just sit back and go away, and and if you just find that you just asked yourself. F- am I leaving a lot of performance on the table by not being stronger? If you just did that then I think there's a few places that you can start from. So this this has really become an issue for me over the last year because these guys made it really personal for me. I mean, you know, that I'm consulting for a few of the guys on the ATP right now. And so it just really hit home. Like, wow. I mean, I just thought this was something I struggled with when I was twenty five. I didn't think that this was something that to our veterans would still be struggling with when they're playing at you know, a world class level. So the most obvious place to start from me is just a ask yourself. Am I losing matches because I'm getting tired? Shaw because a lot of times people out as much because they getting tired. They get into a third set or professional ranks at the grand SAM's, a fifth set and they start losing foot speed. They start struggling to catch breath between points, they stopped making poor tactical decisions their quality of shot goes down. And these are all ways that getting tired would would make you lose matches. But I think most people hearing that question when say, well, if I'm just getting tired that means need to do more cardia, right? And the, you know, the first issue is that getting tired might not necessarily mean that your cardio is so bad, but it could just as likely be strength issue. Right. Maybe to draw a comparison. We might look at like a small hunt Aqa and those things can get great gas mileage and the dry forever. But if you make one thoat trailer, which straining at its limits the whole time, then you're that thing's gonna fall apart pretty quickly. Right. And the gas mileage goes down horribly and all the things that were beneficial about it aren't good because it's it's not really matched up to the task that set before it. And so, you know, you have to look more deeply in more closely at the style of tennis that you play the way that you're playing in particular in the matches that you're losing if you think you're losing because you're getting tired..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"And all of them trace their lineage in terms of developing that idea back to Andre Agassi Shaw. He was he was the guy at the forefront of the game. Who did it the most? And did it ironically, I don't think he built his game around it as much as some other guys did. But he was the guy who was playing on the final weekend in slams routinely for ten fifteen years and was out there on TV all the time. So he's the guy that we see in that we associate with that, Sean, certainly he was the first guy that I that I know of to become famous for return assertive. Yes. And to become known for it. And so I think that fact brings us to a great starting point and how to frame this whole discussion, which is more of a strategy one because we've talked before and some of the recent podcast about the seven the fish off of the the one and how you should think about those things and your second serve in order to play the type of tennis that you wanna be playing and we've talked about that to your identity is tennis player, and you return of serve is another piece of this puzzle that fits into how do you want to be playing points? What style of player are you? Because if you're center seven the style of your tennis doesn't match with that then that that can cause kind of dissonance in your playing style where you're gonna end up leaving points on the table. Yeah. And beyond that, I think even if the return of serve doesn't match up appropriately with the rest of your game that doesn't it self the the incoherence there can call a psychological problems and make it difficult for you to perform at your best in other aspects of your game show show. There was when I think back to my own tennis journey again. I was a very very aggressive minded junior like, hyper aggressive, right? The idea of making seven balls never ever entered my mind. It was absolutely win. The point is fast as you can. And so as a fourteen fifteen year old who had never been taught returning as something distinct on its own as distinct skill you can guess Jackley how I tried to return. I would aggress desk probably very aggressively. And that was it. And there was nothing else. It was like I'm trying to do the same thing on the return that I'm trying to do everywhere else. When you look back on that. And I use myself because I wasn't I think sort of a characterization of it, right? Like, it was very one sided when you look back on that. At least I think you can see. Okay. We'll in one sense. That's good that he's trying to do the same thing for the whole day. You know, he's trying to be three different kinds of players, Sean. There's a downside to that. Obviously all the size. If you don't have the skill to execute which I did not have the skill to execute. What I was trying to get right that that could be a problem. So let's kind of take a second and talk about these these different philosophies, and and strategically how piece together because you know, if we look at some of the great return is that stand out over the last twenty thirty years. I mean, Andre Agassi. It would be an example of very aggressive return..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"Glen hill. Jacob mayer. Welcome to another episode of the technical tennis podcast. And today, we're going to talk about retain of says. Yeah. So we. Kind of working our way through a lot of different aspects of preparing to play competitive tennis matches. And we've even talked some about some of the strategy and mentality aside of competing during a match. We've talked a little bit about serving strategy. But we haven't really talked at all yet about return of sieve. And what we think about how we spend at Tom at a practice. Go. I know that we have mentioned this in a previous episode with those of you who didn't catch that. But we have addressed the fact that given the the the fact that every single point that you play in a match is going to start on your end with either assertive or retentive says that should be where you are spending a huge amount of time that you spend on the missing the should be investing a lot of your practice time in practicing the return of. Yes. I mean, you're trying to serve is gonna be depending on who you are either. The return with a servant cell are going to account for the single most the single highest sort of ratio of points in a mash in a mass that's going to be determined by lunch shot as a terrible way to say that. But maybe we could try and tackle that again. You wanna go whenever another shot at that? I don't have a better way to say it. I think maybe we could say like this that depending on your style of play or what your strengths out of the either the return or the return of serve is going to be the single biggest point of differentiation between who wins and loses the match for you would that be a- away. You might think about that. Yeah. I think that's that's pretty good. At least, you know. I'm just trying to get to the this. This very personal fact for me, right? When I was in my first five years of playing tennis. Like, we were practising all the shots or thought is practicing all the shots. And then sometime after playing tennis for five years starting to play tournaments and whatnot. I looked back and realized I've never practiced had a return serve. You know, my coaches just kind of said, well, you just returned kinda like that you stand back there and you hit back in. Then you go play. And were it was the worst part of my game by far and like that single shot cost me twenty percent of all the points played in a match routinely show show. I mean, it's it makes a huge difference. It's interesting when I think back to my own tennis journey and growing up in the top pros that were coming to preeminence in the game at that time and Agassi stood a pot because he was this first guy that I can really remember that focused on China said brought his game in a sense. And he was known for his retain of seven his aggressiveness on the return of serve. I mean, I think there's some people that still would consider him the greatest retainer in the history of this. I'm not sure that I would agree with that anymore. But certainly at the time he was the guy that I can remember that distinctive and known for his return to save and I chose. I was just gonna say to me that shows how much the focus has shifted in the sense because I didn't practice to say when I was young so much. It wasn't really something that coaches really focused on that much. Yeah. It's good to hear that. Because sometimes I just thought like that. I got the short end of the stick there. But the thing that really stands out to me about Andre is that he seemed to be one of those characters in history that marks. A significant change, but like a generational shift or an evolution in the game. Did I think before Andre we sort of thought like, yeah, you know, maybe you can attack the second serve maybe run around at you hit a forehand or or or something like that? But there wasn't anyone that stood out matching and match out where you were afraid to hit second serves to the guy because he was going to try and hurt you off of both sides. You know, now there's a lot of guys in the game like that..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"I'm wearing the clothes that I'm gonna play matching I wouldn't need to pack clothing in my tennis bag, and that's a fair question. But the reality is things go wrong and things always go, according to plan at so what what we want to do we pack for for tennis match is prepare for the reasonable unexpected events that might occur. So I'm not going to pack a snake bite kit in my tennis bag because the odds of me getting bitten by a snake in the middle of tennis match. I'd like to think pretty low that would not be reasonable thing to pack in there. But if we talk about clothing, Australian, well, I was gonna say, maybe he live in Arizona. But. Astray Leah to I guess, so if you think about the types of clothing items that you might pack in your bag a lot of people will pack an extra shut. And if it's sweaty, you know, it's very hot and humid out change shirts. Maybe at the end of the first set, and I think that's a great starting point. But if you think about that situation, I would say if you're looking at bashes resets matches that one you should always packed two extra shits at a minimum. Because maybe you want to change it at the end of every set. And if it goes three sets, you're going to need that extra shed anywhere. But maybe something unexpected happens. Like you spill water on your phone Gatorade on yourself. And over sudden. Now, you're shuts and stuff that you don't wanna be playing and what's playing be. You're gonna play without showed on a lot of places that will get you disqualified. So there's a reason to have one shirt beyond what you would expect to actually use your match in your bag right along the same lines, and Jake you can talk about this one extra socks. I usually bring lots of exercise. I actually go full. I don't know if you know this, but I go full two extra outfits. And usually I go. Like an out and one outfit would be two pairs of socks per outfit. So you're one pair socks, and you've three bucks in your bag. Nope. I'm wearing one pair, and I'll have four in my bag. Oh, okay. Yeah. Yeah. I, you know, it's it's one of those things where like if you get a blister, and you need to change things, or if you step in a puddle, or if it's you know, I played a lot of tennis in central Florida where it can just be oppressively, humid. If. If sloshing around and wet socks is going to be a problem for you. Then there's just no substitute for being able to change them. And on that note, people wet socks are going to be the primary suspect when it comes to blisters wet socks rubbing on your flash, which your socks get wet relatively quickly. If it's relatively hot where you're playing that's going to cause blisters. And typically, I'm going to assume that your shoes you somewhat decently. Is you're going to be playing a match in them. And so I would say that if you're going to get a blistering match, you've gotta look at your socks, first and foremost that if you are the type of it gets often, you should be changing socks at the end of every set not just shuts. Yeah. And the other thing that we deal with that. Actually, I have my guys on the tour which might be a little bit overkill for some people. But it's something I've been doing for a long time because of the environment's been playing is a second set of shoes because if you really really sweating through or if you're just kinda dripping down your legs than your shoes get too wet. And in the socks isn't gonna be good enough because I basically putting them into a pool. Absolutely. And so I if you are not in a situation where you're tennis bag is big enough to fit in all of this stuff or you are interested or you don't have the means to carry two tennis shoes because I get it. Choose can be pricey just keep this as a guideline and a way to get this conversation. Started with yourself about you know, how you pack your tennis bag before matches on the shoes front. One thing. I'm just gonna point out real quick to when it comes to being prepared. So people get a brand new pair of tennis shoes. And the first wear them is to play a match, and that's not a good idea..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"Everybody. My name's Glen hill. And I'm Jacob Mayer. Welcome to another technical tennis podcast. And today, we're gonna talk about something that on the surface might seem a little more mundane than some of the other topics that we discuss on the podcast, which is namely, how to pack your bag for tennis match tennis bag specifically. Yeah. I mean, this is really what is this really about me? Why are we going to dedicate a whole podcast to packing your tennis back? That's a good question. Jake. So there's a way in which we have to understand that nothing that we do exist vacuum. And so the way that we prepare for matches. He's going to impact the way that we play matches and inevitably packing. Your bag is a pot of your preparation for matches. Because if you go to compete, and you don't have everything that you need or things set up the way that you need them to be then that is going to not just impact your ability to do things because you don't have something. It's also going to impact your emotional state. I'm not sure how to talk about this. But I see it all the time where somebody gets flustered because they've forgotten something that they just feel like having on that day or some. Unexpected conditions come up, and they're just not prepared for and then they get uncomfortable. And then it becomes a little emotional like thorn in their side that almost gives them an excuse if things go poorly. Absolutely, absolutely. So I think you all can see this when you watch professional players plant because very rare that they will go out in the court and not have what they need. And when they do out in the court and have what they need the professionalize it. You're seeing on television have people that go and get it for them before their matches urva. But what you can see is people get very upset about a small thing. That happens, you know, dispute overlying call or some other incident allowed in the stands and next thing you NAR, they're still throwing a little bit of attention about fifteen muttering under that brass giving docks. The empire twenty thirty minutes later. They're still upset about this thing that happened because it it was emotionally upsetting and have carried that forward. And so for. Recreational players competitive players. You don't have people to run off in the middle of the match and get things for them. Not having something that you need can be one of those little spots that light a kind of a fire of on settlement and caused you to play distracted tennis. Yeah. I mean, can you imagine Rafa showing up to a match and not having his water bottles? Right. I mean, it's on it's absolutely unthinkable. It's comical when you like just imagine him doing little organization thing with all his water bottles. Like, what have you just didn't have them like? But I mean, literally he wouldn't start a match. He would just be like, no we have to. Yeah. Absolutely. In which I would even even happen in the first place. But so now that we've touched at least briefly on why it's important. Let's let's heat down to the nitty gritty of what sort of things should we pack and understand folks as you're listening in that your bag, and what you put in your tennis back may look a little bit different from. We're not going to give you a prescriptive list. We are certainly going to give suggestions and some ideas of things that may or may not be useful for us specifically. But certainly we can stop the prices of thinking a little bit more deeply about the kinds of things that you keep in your bag and the kinds of emergencies that you're prepared for. I wanna start with a recent story from the tour. Okay. First thing that I put in my bag. I learned from a young player that has just recently broke into the top fifty and another player was telling me about what a great job there. Coach has done with them. And I thought oh, man. Yeah. I mean, this guy's top fifty in the world. Now. Coach must be really good wonder what he's doing. You know, what the other player said do not? He's like man he's doing so. Well, now the guy shows up with his bag and like he even brings his shoes. Before he show to practice sometimes..
"tennis" Discussed on Tactical Tennis
"They everybody. My name is going hill. And I'm Jacob Mayer. Welcome to the technical tennis podcast, and it's a really international edition today. I'm recording from a bungalow and Costa Rica in between surfing's, Asians, I'm recording from somewhere in Greater London. A couple of miles from Roehampton the site of Wimbledon qualification tournament just a heads up to everybody. Jake's recently, become a first time father. So if he happens to start speaking incoherently or falls asleep in the middle of the podcast, probably because he's a little sleep-deprived. I'm gonna make laws of predictions. I think for the next couple of weeks, and then all of them that are wrong. I'm gonna completely blame on sleep deprivation. Well, we're not really going to be doing in today's episode because where we're gonna talk about excitement levels, and how they impact the way that you play tennis and probably if we're. Going to do that. We should start out by talking a little bit about what excitement levels are are. We referring to like when my newborn baby just starts screaming like for no particular reason. Well, that would be. Yeah. That would be a level of excitement level. Okay. So that is so so if we if we think about. People in their average stay. People generally normal normal people don't walk around in a state of excitement. Right. I mean, we're pretty calm. And if you think about like on a scale of one to ten like zero would be you asleep. I mean, you're you're you're in a very low excitement state when you're asleep or maybe like deep meditation and ten would be like, I am literally scared for my life. You know? Petrified or complete not a mind bending rage. Like an emotional excitement state. That's the absolute extreme you're talking about jumping full sweat like full flight or flight response. Like your body is as activated as possibly could be would be attend. Yes. Exactly. And obviously, we hopefully, I hope for your sake people that you very rarely hit attained because that's just not a great place to be generally speaking. But what we do is exist at various emotional states, excitement states throughout the day and in different circumstances. And most of the time when we when we have a change in our state, it's because of a reaction to an external stimulus in some form. And what happens when we play tennis matches is that we will typically go through a range of excitement states German tennis match, and this is one area where I think that most players don't really do a good job of managing their excitement state. And I think more importantly understanding at what excitement state they have their peak performance and how they can go about creating that desired excitement state for them to play their best tennis in a way that they have control over the process. Yeah. So I want to start this conversation off for me personally. Raising my hand and saying that despite studying this stuff even formally in graduate school. This is one of the things that I think I was most terrible at when I was competing. Like, yeah. It's it's really hot especially because nobody talks about it. It's really I think in on address area. And I think maybe just a little context on this really quickly. So maybe a people made that connection yet. I mean, imagine if you go out and try to play tennis and a state of complete and total rage, right? Where you're just so angry. You can't even form cohesive thought, and you probably not gonna play very well. Or the flip side of that is if you go out and play in a state of complete and total detachment and lassitude like where you're just hop asleep on the court, you're probably not going to play very well there..