JTCC PODCAST

Tune into JTCC Podcast for Insights from ATP Pros 

Tune into the JTCC podcast and learn about what the journey from being a junior player at JTCC to an ATP Tour professional involves from JTCC alumni Denis Kudla and Frances Tiafoe who provide their advice to parents and players based on their personal experiences.

 The JTCC Podcast, which is released bi-weekly, is hosted by Nicole Ponkka with content addressing issues faced by both parents and high-performance student-athletes in different phases of their development.  

“The Mental & Emotional Journey through Junior Tennis featuring Denis Kudla” focuses on Denis’ mental preparation and his emotions throughout his outstanding junior career that included attaining a top three ITF junior world ranking and reaching the 2010 US Open Junior Final. He also discusses his family’s involvement and his advice to junior players and parents today. 

“Becoming a Champion: An Inside Look at a Competitor’s Mindset featuring Frances Tiafoe” follows Frances’ journey to the pros that has taken him at age 21 to a career high ATP world top 30 ranking. With an incomparable competitive spirit, Frances tells the story of his growth as a junior and his determination to succeed at the professional level. 

The JTCC Podcast is a resource not only for JTCC players and parents, but for everyone involved in high-performance sport, especially those interested in what goes into building a lifestyle revolving around sport, specifically tennis.  The JTCC podcast is an opportunity to examine JTCC’s training and competitive philosophy in-depth. JTCC is fortunate to have access to highly respected coaches, trainers, and leaders in the tennis industry. 

Upcoming JTCC Podcasts will feature Ben Cappuccitti, JTCC Director of Competition, and Asaf Yamin, JTCC Director of High Performance.

HOW TO ACCESS THE JTCC PODCAST: The JTCC Podcast is available on the iTunes/Podcast app and Buzzsprout by searching JTCC Podcast then clicking on SUBSCRIBE to be notified when a new episode is posted and to stay tuned for upcoming episodes! 

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