If you haven’t noticed, ESPN really does cover more than the NBA and college football, they are going wall-to-wall with their coverage of Wimbledon the next two weeks. This week we talk with Former ATP Tennis Pro Jeff Salzenstein.
You can say tennis has been in our guest’s blood for a long time. Following a successful junior career and winning 2 NCAA team titles at Stanford where he was an All-American, Jeff played for over 10 years on the pro tour – being ranked in the top-100.
- Wins over David Nalbandian 2000 – Costa Rica Challenger
- Mardy Fish – 2000 Bronx Challenger
- Dmitry Tursunov – 2001 Aptos Challenger
- Greg Rusedski – Delray Beach 2004
Now he has a great website and produces videos on the basics of tennis. From tips on technique, footwork, strategy, nutrition, fitness, and mindset to making tennis fun. It’s really a sport you can play your entire life/
1997 U.S. Open – 2nd round – close 4-setter to Michael Chang who was No. 2 in the world
1. With Wimbledon 2012 underway, how about some early impressions…
2. Just in the last few years the racket and string technology continues to change, your opinions and analysis on that…
3. You’ve been a big proponent of nutrition and fitness, how important is it right now and give us some nutrition tips
4. You’ve shot a lot of great instructional videos and they are available on jeffsalzensteintennis.com what do young kids starting out now really need to start working on and your opinion of the USTA 10 and under tennis initiative.
5. You had a pretty big serve when you were playing, are you glad you don’t have to stand down a John Isner serve on a high bouncing hard court?
6. Your opinion on Tennis in the Olympics and how cool will it to watch Olympic Tennis at the All England Club this summer?
7. Some good footwork drills that juniors can work on off the court.
8. I know there are a lot of them, but the biggest difference between college and pro tennis..
9. Ways to improve watching live tennis.
10. The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in your professional or personal life?