Tag: #california

  • BOT 227 – Indian Wells, the First Week

    The Bruthas give a rundown of their activities during the first week of the BNP Paribas Open. Included in the review is their involvement in the Taste of Tennis and Desert Smash pre-events, as well as their experiences in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Bruthas also discuss highlighted matches from the early rounds of the tournament. Visit bruthasontennis on Instagram or Facebook to see all the content captured. A gift bag giveaway of BNP Paribas Open merch is just around the corner...

  • BOT 226 – Heading to the Desert

    It's been a few weeks since the Bruthas have been able to chat and in this episode, everyone gets caught up.  They review the February results from the ATP and WTA tours as well as some significant off-court activity.  They also encourage attending pre-BNP Paribas Open events like the Taste of Tennis and the Desert Smash.  Listen in and get ready for Tennis Paradise in Indian Wells.

  • BOT 205 – Special Guest – Robert Howland – USTA Foundation

    On this episode the Bruthas chat with Robert Howland, Senior Director, Head of Programs and Social Impact for the USTA Foundation. Robert provides an update on the investments being made by the USTA Foundation, particularly on the west coast. We are extremely excited about the grand opening of the resurfaced courts at Harvard Park on 7/20/2023 with Frances Tiafoe. This location is the home of our friends at the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program (NJTL chapter). Listen to Robert speak about future projects to grow the game in underserved communities, as well as how you can learn more.

  • Restless in Paradise – An Indian Wells Event at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open

    Checkout our conversation with teaching pro Jeffrey Smallwood as he talks about his apparel line (Restless) as well as a very special event he’s hosting at this year’s BNP Paribas Open. We’re excited to help Jeffrey in this inaugural edition and hope that you will join us as well. Please contact Jeffrey at 215-375-0315 for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • BOT 156 – The Return To Indian Wells

    After being cancelled in 2020 and postponed in 2021, Indian Wells returned to its rightful place on the calendar in 2022. Although missing marquee names like Federer, Venus and Serena, this year's tournament has produced some very compelling draws. Listen in as the Bruthas discuss the anticipated matchups as well as share what a ridiculously great time they had at the Citi Taste of Tennis event.

  • Spotlight Series – Meet Maxi Duncan!

    We've been talking about her and now it's time that you've met her. Meet Maxi Duncan, featured player of our 2022 Spotlight Series. As one of the top recruited juniors, Maxi landed as the #1 player at Harvard University as a Freshman. This is only the tip of the of iceberg for Maxi though - follow us as we follow Maxi on her journey to become the player she is destined to be. Follow at bruthasontennis.com/spotlight-series/.

  • Spotlight Series Player Announcement

    In this episode the Bruthas announce the player who will be the focus of their 2022 Spotlight Series.

  • BOT 145: “King Richard” Review Panel

    We know you've been waiting for it fam, and right here, right now, we're going to give it to ya! The highly-anticipated "King Richard" film has been on The Bruthas' radar for a while now, and its recent release has spawned multiple thought-provoking reactions and emotions...not only from The Bruthas, but from the viewing public as well. On this episode, they explore their inner-most thoughts around the film in a public forum with a few friends, Cecil Harris and Albert Chen. Both Cecil and Albert host the popular series "All-American," a podcast focusing on sports icons. Check out Season One here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-american-tiger-woods/id1525472214?i=1000488643448 Season Two of "All-American" will focus on Venus and Serena, so be sure to check that out when it drops in 2022! Peep their bios below, and enjoy the show! Cecil Harris is a veteran sports journalist who covered the 2018 U.S. Open for the New York Daily News. In the 1990's he covered U.S. Opens and tennis tournaments at Madison Square Garden for Gannett Newspapers. He's also the author of four books: "Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution," "Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters," "Call the Yankees My Daddy: Reflections on Baseball, Race, and Family," and "Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey." Albert Chen is an author, journalist and podcast producer. He was a senior editor and staff writer at Sports Illustrated and wrote “Billion Dollar Fantasy,” a book about sports gambling.

  • BOT 137 – Indian Wells Review

    The next generation of players on both the ATP and WTA tours are proving that the future of tennis is certainly bright. Not sure how many people had Azarenka/Badosa, Basilashvili/Norrie in their finals brackets but they surely delivered us some tennis deserving of the desert paradise they were in. Listen to the Bruthas breakdown this very unique fall edition of the BNP Paribas Open!

  • BOT 136 – Indian Wells Preview

    Rescheduled - Not Cancelled! The 2021 edition of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California is finally here. Listen to the Bruthas break down the men's and women's singles draws and give their champion predictions. Welcome to Tennis Paradise!