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Talking Tennis Southern Style covers tennis in nine Southern states and is hosted by longtime tennis TV & radio personality and sports journalist Sam Crenshaw. The podcast is the official show of USTA Southern, the largest section of the United State Tennis Association and represents 25% of the national members. Connecting you with tennis for kids, teenagers, college students right though adults playing into their 90s in AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC and TN.

May 20, 2021

Amy Bryant, John Shackelford, Conchie Shackelford

Coaching College Tennis at Sewanee & Emory

With the NCAA tennis championships in full swing, we interview two highly successful NCAA DIII tennis coaches. First up is John Shackelford, Director of Tennis at Sewanee. The Tigers men have won 22 conference championships and the women have captured 13. Shackelford’s women’s team, led by women’s head coach Conchie Shackelford (his wife), will play in the championship quarterfinals next Monday. Amy Bryant, Emory women’s coach, leads a team that has won seven NCAA team titles, six NCAA singles crowns and four doubles crowns. She chats about the pressure of being one of the two leading DIII women’s programs ever. The Emory women are also in the quarters next Monday. Anna Monhartova, of New Orleans, won the 2020 USTA Southern Educational Merit Award for heading up the acclaimed As & Aces.