Tag: #coach

  • BOT 229 – Craig Boynton – The Coach Behind the Beard

    We love it when we get the opportunity to interview someone who is on our dream list of interviewees. This was definitely one of those interviews for us. Craig Boynton, current coach of Polish standout Hubert Hurkacz, has been a consistent fixture on the ATP tour for the last 30 years. He is known for his coaching and development of such American players as Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Stevie Johnson, Jack Sock and Donald Young, Jr. He may be even better known for the massive beard he sports that makes him so identifiable in courtside player boxes. Take a listen to this entertaining interview about CB's origins, thoughts on player development and his story about the beard! This is easily one of our favorite interviews across the last 4 years. Enjoy...

  • BOT 185 – Special Guest – Eric Hechtman

    Famed tennis coach of Venus and Serena Williams, Eric Hechtman, recently took some time to chat with Bruthas on Tennis. Listen to Eric talk about his upbringing, love of nature, family and who’s on his music playlist. Of course, he talks about Venus and Serena Williams, and what it’s like to coach sisters and legends of the game. Take a seat and meet Mr. Eric Hechtman…

  • BOT 183 – Beginning of the End

    We are winding down to the last few weeks of the professional tennis tours. The Bruthas discuss Holger Rune's improbable run at the Paris Masters, FAA's hot streak and all the haps at the WTA year ending championships. Tune in and take a listen...

  • 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 143 – SPECIAL GUEST Linda Paulding

    We have a real treat for y'all on this episode. Meet Linda Paulding, lawyer and certified tennis and pickleball coach. If you are a tennis player, by now you have either heard about or played pickleball. Linda discusses with us how this growing sport has some folks trading in their tennis rackets for paddles. At the end of the interview Linda introduces the Bruthas to pickleball and boy, it was a sight to see - lol. Enjoy....