The Tennis Nerd Podcast
By Sean Kent
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Welcome to the show for tennis nerds. We strive to go beyond the usual coverage of what just happened every week. Instead we'll bring you in depth coverage of the ATP and WTA tour, as well as focusing on equipment, tactics, psychology, and the history of the game. We will have guest from all corners of the industry and are always on the lookout for hidden stories from the tennis world!
||Clean#22 JAMES BLAKE ON SERENA/COACHING VIOLATIONS/RAFA'S FUTURE & MORE!||Former world number #4 and Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake joins us! We talk about coaching rules, Serena, the Men's final... basically everything! Follow us on Twitter at @tennisnerdpod!||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 NADAL/HALEP WIN THE FRENCH! RECAP WITH CAITLIN THOMPSON!||Racquet Magazine founder Caitlin Thompson and I recap the French Open and discus all things Paris!||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 ROME RECAP/FRENCH PREVIEW! WITH RACQUET MAGAZINE FOUNDER CAITLIN THOMPSON!||Racquet Magazine founder/editor/publisher Caitlin Thompson (@caitlin-thomps) joins me. We discuss what happened in Rome, what will happen in France, plus Pliskova's meltdown! Also - Could a koala kill Caitlin?||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 KVITOVA & ZVEREV TRIUMPH IN MADRID! PLUS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!||Big announcement! WTA Networks' David Kane is now my permanent co-host! We break down the Madrid tournament and what it all means for the French Open! Plus new segments: Required Reading Social Media Roundup Match of the Week! On the Rise! Follow me...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 WTA NETWORK'S DAVID KANE/BEING SERENA REVIEW!||WTA Networks' David Kane joins me again. We talk about all things Clay plus we review Being Serena. I have a bad cold so please forgive my stuffy voice! Follow me on twitter at @tennisnerdpod and @seankent! Follow David at @DKTNNS!||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 GRAND SLAM CHAMPION & COMMENTATOR RENNAE STUBBS!||Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) is one of the best commentators working today. Her refreshing honesty and palpable empathy make for some of the most entertaining and enlightening broadcasting today. She's also a supremely accomplished doubles...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 WTA NETWORKS' DAVID KANE!||So excited to welcome the insightful and hilarious Senior Digital Content Producer for the WTA David Kane (@DKTNNS). We cover a wide variety of topics in this engaging interview. Follow us on Twitter at @tennisnerdpod.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 MIAMI OPEN TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR JAMES BLAKE!||We talk to brand spanking new tournament director and former world number 4 ATP player James Blake. We cover everything from the politics behind wild cards, to what happened with Serena's draw, to what happened with Wozniacki. Here are some of the...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideo#14 FIRST EPISODE OF 2018! WITH RACQUET MAG'S CAITLIN THOMPSON!||Today's episode features Racquet Magazine editor/founder Caitlin Thompson. We basically just b******t about tennis for 1/2 hour. It was a lot of fun! Welcome to the show for tennis nerds. We strive to go beyond the usual coverage of what just...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 WTA YEAR-END AWARDS SHOW WITH RACQUET MAG FOUNDER CAITLIN THOMPSON!||It's time for the WTA year end awards show! With Racquet Magazine co-founder/publisher/editor in chief Caitlin Thompson!||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 OUR YEAR-END AWARDS SPECIAL WITH JAMES BLAKE!||It's our first annual year-end awards show starring author/activist and former world #4 James Blake!||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 US OPEN WOMEN'S FINAL PREVIEW W/ RACQUET MAGAZINE'S CAITLIN THOMPSON!||Racquet Magazine founder/publisher Caitlin Thompson joins us to preview the US Open Women's final! Welcome to the show for tennis nerds. We strive to go beyond the usual coverage of what just happened every week. Instead we'll bring you in depth...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 MASSIVE US OPEN MEGA-PREVIEW! WITH MATT ZEMEK!||It's our annual US Open mega-preview! We analyze the draw within an inch of its life! Joining me is awesome tennis journo Matt Zemek (@mattzemek). Welcome to the show for tennis nerds. We strive to go beyond the usual coverage of what just...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 THE VOICE OF THE CHALLENGER CIRCUIT! MIKE CATION!||This week are joined by the voice of the Challenger Circuit Mike Cation (@mikectennis)! If you've ever watched a challenger you've heard his super sweet announcing! We discuss his philosophy on announcing, life on the challenger circuit, and we get...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 SEAN WENT TO THE ROGERS CUP! (WITH RACQUET MAG FOUNDER CAITLIN THOMPSON!)||Sean went and saw his first live professional tennis in Toronto and Montreal. He reports back about what it was like. Hint: WAY EFFING DIFFERENT THAN ON TV!!! Follow us on twitter at: @TennisNerdPod and @SeanKent||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 SUPER MASH-UP EPISODE WITH THE BODY SERVE PODCAST!||I'm so excited to have Jonathan and James from the Body Serve Podcast! I was in Toronto to do stand up at Yuk Yuks and of course watch the fabulous ladies at the Rogers Cup so I reached out to them. They came to see me do my show and then we hung out..||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 The Mid-Way Point! (With Racquet Mag Founder Caitlin Thompson!)||Racquet Magazine founder Caitlin Thompson (@Caitlin_Thomps) joins me to discuss what happened at Wimbledon and where we are at the midpoint in the tennis season!||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 What we've learned from Wimbledon! (With journalist Matt Zemek!)||Matt Zemek is a tennis journalist and writer for @FanPageSports. He writes about tennis from a uniquely nerdy angle so of course we had him on! Enjoy!||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Wimbledon Draw Preview Show! With Special Guest Mrs. Tennis Nerd!||We preview the Wimbledon draw. This episode I"m joined by my wife and super tennis fan Rachel Dory. Follow us on Twitter at @TennisNerdPod and follow her at @RachelDory!||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 The State of Tennis/French Open Review and Wimbledon Sneak Peak!||Racquet Magazine founder and publisher Caitlin Thompson joins me once again. We talk about everything related to Tennis plus we review the French and preview the Wimbledon goings on!||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 The Founder of Racquet Magazine - Caitlin Thompson||This week's guest is Caitlin Thompson! Caitlin is a former D-1 tennis player for the University of Missouri and is the founder of Racquet Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to tennis. Racquet isn't your run of the mill sports mag...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Former World #4 and Best-Selling Author James Blake||Welcome to the show for tennis nerds. We strive to go beyond the usual coverage of what just happened every week. Instead we'll bring you in depth coverage of the ATP and WTA tour, as well as focusing on equipment, tactics, psychology, and the history..||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Passionate, Interesting Radio
Sean Kent travels to tennis tournaments. He is always producing authentic radio. Yes, he will say things many people don't agree with. That's not a flaw. That's called taking a stand on a lot of contentious issues instead of playing it safe. I enjoy listening to Sean -- disagreeing with someone is not a reflection of how good they are. Producing exciting, interesting podcasts without a cookie-cutter feel is a mark of a good podcaster. Sean is very good at what he does. Life is too short for boring tennis podcasts.
Funny, but the host’s profanity and interruptions detract
The host can be funny at times, and brings in some good guests. However he interrupts his guests far too frequently for my taste. Also, I would like to listen to the podcast while driving, but often I’m driving with my children. The host swears in every other sentence, which has forced me to turn off the podcast from time to time, and in any case doesn’t add to the entertainment value of what he saying.
Fun, but poorly researched episode
Was excited for this podcast, but couldn’t continue after Kent, the podcast’s creator, claims Halep has never won a Premier Mandatory (when she has won IW and is a 2x Madrid champion). I mean... I don’t even like the woman but yeah, podcast rly lost credibility with such a big gaffe.