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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.

Dec 1, 2022

Talking Tennis Southern Style - Victoria Chiesa and Stephen Tignor

Victoria Chiesa (USTA Assistant Managing Editor, Corporate Communications) describes the biggest event in American tennis this year: Serena Williams’ retirement at the US Open. An editor of USTA.com, she also chronicles the rise of other American women on the WTA Tour in 2022, most notably former Atlanta player Coco...


Nov 17, 2022

Paul Pittman and Eleanora Mauritson shepherd the Southern Tennis Foundation’s expanding number of college scholarships. Pittman chairs the Major Gifts Committee that has established 19 scholarships, beginning in 2016. In 2022 alone, the committee raised $220K to help 10 qualified high school seniors residing in the...


Nov 3, 2022

Rick Limpert and Tennis Warehouse's Michelle Heidbrink

With Black Friday ushering in the holiday gift-giving season, we talk to two recognized experts about ideas for the tennis player(s) in your life. Tennis Warehouse’s Michelle Heidbrink updates us on an improved supply chain and what trendy apparel and new racquets are now in stock.  Writer and commentator Rick...


Oct 21, 2022

Dan Kester and David Yamane

Dan Kester was a junior tennis player who also played on his University of North Carolina club team. His career path was in retail and he was an executive a national department store chain. Kester decided to combine his passion for tennis and sales. Living in Atlanta, known as the biggest tennis town in the country,...


Oct 13, 2022

Talking Tennis Southern Style with Megan Rose and Andre Ferreira

USTA Managing Director of Major Events Megan Rose talks about the variety of events she oversees including the USTA Pro Circuit and top-level wheelchair tennis tournaments, along with working on major international events such as Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. The 2023 USTA Pro Circuit calendar has 130...