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Bikes, Burpees & Backhands

Bikes, Burpees & Backhands

By bikefriendlyatl
Doubler Cup World Champion and 11 time USTA National champion David Mathews answers questions and tries to problem solve his way through the athletic field of cycling, fitness and tennis/Pickleball. Don’t be shy, you can send your questions to
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Happy Valentines and the Aussie Open!!!

Bikes, Burpees & Backhands

Happy Valentines and the Aussie Open!!!

Bikes, Burpees & Backhands

Dave Is going over transitioning through rackets with aging up and strings!!
Going over when to age up as a junior player and the four types of string!
August 30, 2021
RIP John Snyder #NFOFF #Itsnotaboutme
In this cast we look at ways our society allows our streets to continue to be unsafe for all to use. If you like or agree with it please share with your friend to hep our movement! RIP John Snyder
August 9, 2021
Camera’d radar??
BFA takes a look at a local city in the ATL that installed 6 radar machines with cameras and has sent out 30,000 tickets, but has it slowed drivers down or made the area safer?? Listen in!!!
May 8, 2021
On the road with BFA #2
Join Dave on this recap of the 15 days of #&$@ in 2015! From Jason, David, Henry and Michael those were the worst 14 days I've ever experienced! Others lost in other years were Dennis, Eric, Danny, Kurt, Charles and Donald. RIP my friends! #NFOFF #itsnotaboutme
May 4, 2021
Stories from the BFA road!
On this day I honor two of our fallen friends and pray for their families as our elected officials do very little to use the laws of the road to make our streets safer for all to use! Remembering Paul Taylor and David Cummings! #NFOFF
April 30, 2021
Cars vs Guns!
We remember our fallen friends from the last half of April then talk about cars vs guns and their misuse! Use this link to comment or give a suggestion for future podcast!
April 24, 2021
Keeping your rackets/equipment to help you play your best away from home!
Tips from 11 time National Chopin and ITA World Team Champion David Mathews on keeping your rackets up to spec to help you play your best tennis while on the road!
April 15, 2021
3/28 Fallen Friends
Going over some ideas that would possibly reduce the fatalities on our roads for everyone, and remembering our fallen friends for the next two weeks! #NFOFF #itsnotaboutme #handsfreega #heavengainedanangel
March 29, 2021
3/27 update
How tournament players can get thru their high school season without burn out and head into the summer season charged and ready to go! Updates on Our fallen friends Theo Moss and Ray Wishart final rides and the wth sure getting global hits! #NFOFF #itsnotaboutme
March 27, 2021
BCP tourney wrap up, how to hold a lead and how many tournaments should you play?
Dave has seven of the Buford City Park High Performance academy discuss two of the three topics this week! Shout out to John Williams, Atlanta Courier Collective and Buford City Park Tennis!
March 3, 2021
Tennis Chill & The Aussie Open!!
Ever wonder how to weather the wind and frigid conditions while on the tennis court? Listen in as I use some info from the world of cycling in sub freezing conditions!!
February 22, 2021
Happy Valentines and the Aussie Open!!!
Updates on the Australian Open and future Ghost Bike Placements and Valentines Day 365!!!
February 13, 2021
On The Streets and Stringing in the BFA Lab!
Join 11 time USTA National Champion as we discuss the article on 2019 cycling deaths in the US and then chat on Tennis Racket stringing, when to do it!!
February 4, 2021
BB&B Into the USTA Tourney Scene!!
See or listen to what’s new on the USTA Tournament scene from software to draws to Match App to rankings and lastly ghost bikes going out in near future!!
January 30, 2021
Bikefriendlyatl into 2021!
Tired of the same ole’ song and dance by people and organizations that are getting their share of the swamp? Well NOT HERE Listen in and watch BFA gain steam and make the politicians answer to the voices that can”t talk any longer!!!
January 26, 2021
BB&B Interview with Dalton Counts
Dalton Counts interviews Dubler Cup World Champion & 11 time USTA National Champion Dave Mathews on the status of US play and possible reasons our top players are coming from other countries!
October 15, 2020
Promo upcoming podcasts!!
Interviews with Rob Nunnery, Newly announced Franklin Pickleball Pro and former DMTA player, John Williams - former DMTA player and the highest nationally ranked player in our history and lastly Josh Nicholson father of Jayme Nicholson a fallen friend of BFA! #NFOFF
September 30, 2020
USOPEN Recap and French Open preview
In this cast I’ll review and acknowledge the champ of the US Open Tournatopia BB&B draw, Preview the French Open Draws and go over interesting developments in France with Covid 19 around!! Tournatopia draw link-
September 24, 2020
BB&B Tournatopia halfway point!
Some shoutouts, discussion at the halfway point of the USOPEN and Novak’s defat!
September 8, 2020
BFA/DMTA Tournatopia draw 1
Dave going over the men’s USOPEN draw, making a couple special announcements and still pleading for safer streets for all!!
August 30, 2020
Tournatopia, Williams, Nation and road safety!
Dave goes over Tournatopia draw coming out on the 27th at 6pm, two great families and shoutouts and the Western and Southern open leading up to the US Open!
August 26, 2020
Representation and RIP Skip Rey
Hope you never need legal representation for a cycling crash but here’s some tips to help! Back to school with Covid-19. RIP Skip Rey, thank you for your service and the great memories!
August 10, 2020
BB&B chats about Junior tennis and cycling on the roads of USA!
Dave chats about blowing out your points before moving up levels in tournament play, then discusses the perception of drivers about cyclists on our roads today! Lastly is it better to sit or stand when climbing hills?
August 5, 2020
BB&B Junior Panel discussion on Fear!!
Gathered a group of junior tennis players and discussed why there’s fear when going from the practice court to match play! Listen in and leave us some future ideas for discussion!
February 28, 2020
Australian Open Racket Bracket wrap up
Wrap up of the ATP in Australia and ROS Announcement.
February 7, 2020
Tournatopia & Tid Bits
Dave gives some thoughts on some of the happenings at the Australian Open, Tournatopia updates and other thoughts on safer streets for all!
January 30, 2020
BB&B Aussie Open Racket Bracket Preview!!
Here's the link for those wanting to play!! Maybe I'll give away a Bikefriendlyatl Sweat Suit!! Let's go, I hope you loose!!!
January 17, 2020
High School Tennis!!
Coach Dave dives into some of the good, bad and ugly of high school tennis from around the southeast!
January 15, 2020
Pre Tournatopia draw and BFA Ambassador Program
Going thru the hot players in this weeks tournaments down under and getting ready for the Tournatopia Draw later this week and interdicting the BFA ambassador Program.
January 12, 2020
2020 First Edition!
Thanks to a New Year and announcements! Tune in and let’s get our roads safer!
January 9, 2020
Zwifting- Badge hunting and new items in Zwift!!
Dave discusses new items in Zwift, Gran Fonda, New Years Day spin and our new trainer, Kurt Kinetic R1!! Any questions on trainers please ask, let’s get you goin this winter!!
December 25, 2019
Zwift Park Perimeter. Loop & Volcano Climb BAGDES
A wrap up of the BFA Meetups for these two Badges today! Please comment for wishes and information as we roll around Zwift and get In better shape!!
December 23, 2019
Zwift Volcano Meetup ride!
On Sunday BFA will meetup on Zwift and ride the Volcano ride to get the badge! Please friend us as .Bikefriendlyatl on Zwift to get on the list to be invited!!
December 22, 2019
BB&B On Zwift New Features!!!
Dave goes into the Zwift app for those interested in getting in better shape on a smart trainer!! A few shoutouts along the way too!! Please visit us at
December 15, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
Ghost Bike Updates 11/8/19
Dave gives Ghost Bike Anniversaries and any updates on latest occurrences on the streets!
November 8, 2019
DFYMCA Pickleball Coordinator Dave Mathews Answers Today’s questions!!
Got any questions please leave me a voice mail!!
November 5, 2019
What NOT to do at a USTA Junior Tournament!!
11 time USTA National Champion discusses items that make or Crete an unpleasant tournament experience for your junior player/student! Other shoutouts for DMTA/BCP Players!!!
November 4, 2019
BIGDOG wraps up the ATP season...
Talking about the ATP Basil and Paris tournaments. Happy birthday Taylor Fritz! Get our app at
October 29, 2019
Da Point System
World Team Champion and 11 time USTA National Champion chats about how to maneuver the ranking system without getting caught in the “chasing points” mentality!
October 25, 2019
Episode 3 of 3 with DFYMCA Youth Volleyball Coordinator Sara Mathews
What motivates you? Coach Mathews discusses what drove her early on and how to use your friends strengths to drive you to be better! You are invited to download our new App Bikefriendlyatl, Inc for both iPhone and Android from
October 22, 2019
Episode 2 of 3 with coach Sara Mathews of DFYMCA VB
In this episode Sara and Dave chat about passive aggressive mentality and the team atmosphere. Link for our free BFA app -
October 19, 2019
Dave interviews Sara Mathews on Parent-Coach-Student relationship
In episode 1 Dave and Sara chat about the Parent -coach relationship, perspectives, body language and being coach able! Stay tuned for episodes 2 & 3! Please send In voice messages!
October 17, 2019
Lessons & Scheduling!
In this episode 11 time USTA National Champion chats about the etiquette of Scheduling lessons in any sport, canceling them without causing a hardship and how guardians should treat the class and instructors their student is involved in.
September 24, 2019
BB&B USOpen Tourneytopia midway point!
Thanks to all that played this time, half way home and it's been quite action packed in NY! What are your thoughts? Leave me a voice message in the app for future podcasts!
September 3, 2019
Bikes, Burpees & Backhands US Open Tourneytopia preview
Dave goes thru the early rounds looking at some of the matches that might throw some of our followers for a loop and cost you to not win the FREE Wilson Racket Bag! Link is
August 24, 2019
BB&B Tourneytopia Wimbledon Half way point!!
Join Dave as he notes the entered players and those that threw darts at the players to pick!!! To download our BFA app go here:
July 8, 2019
BB&B and Keith Evans go over the Wimbledon Men’s draw prior to the Tournatopia drew posting
Here’s the link for entering our draw, And the link to download the Bikefriendlyatl app. Https:// Enjoy
June 28, 2019
Jr tournament wrap up!
Summary of items that might help parents, coaches and players to get along better while on the tournament scene. Some of the problem areas and how to solve these with a few simple solutions!! Wimbledon tournatopia BB&B racket bracket begins this Friday the 28th!! More in this podcast!!
June 25, 2019
The State of the Game!
In this episode Dave and former top 200 ATP ranked Keith Evans discuss coaching now versus 15-20 years ago, the tournament scene and league play!
June 17, 2019
BB&B Part 2 of 4 on Through Deep Waters
Dave dives into the discussion and details with Michele Fitzpatrick Thomas in her book “Through Deep Waters” about losing her father to a drugged driver in a cycling crash that took his life and her journey down this dark road.
June 16, 2019
BB&B Thru Deep Waters part 1 of 4
Go down this steep and dark road as David chats with Michele Fitzpatrick Thomas and brother Jeremy about cycling and the tragic event that took their fathers life.
June 13, 2019
May 28 Tennis & Heat!
Going over the do’s and don’t of playing tennis in the heat and also how to handle parents/coaches off the court in tournament play!
May 28, 2019
RIP Eben Hardie, I'll miss you Bubba!
A few stories of and with my late friend Eben Hardie. He will be missed greatly! Until we meet again bubba!
May 14, 2019
BBB-Tony Tran part 3 of 3
In this final part Dave and Tony discuss K-tape and its use, conditioning the body and thoughts on Pickleball!
May 13, 2019
BB&B with Tony Tran part 2 of 3
This part talks about blisters and how to treat them and getting to the calloused phase. Also we talk about the Achilles’ tendon. Shout out to Steve Choe and John Williams!!
April 9, 2019
BB&B Talks w/Tony Tran part 1
11 time USTA National Champion Dave Mathews chats with Certified Athletic Trainer Tony Tran about Advil, icing, heat, tendinitis and ways to keep you on the playing field longer and how to rehab those injuries. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 soon!
April 8, 2019
Remembering a Great Man- James Redd!
Honoring a great man/coach, James Redd of Central High School.
February 28, 2019
Bikes, Burpees & Backhands- Bill Patton Interview part 3 of 3
Bill Patton, the author of “The Art of Coaching High School Tennis” discusses with 11 time national champion Dave Mathews conditioning todays high school player and how to treat missed practices amongst other topics.
February 24, 2019
BB&B Bill Patton Interview Part 2 of 3
11 time USTA National Champion, David Mathews continues interviewing Bill Patton the author of “The Art of Coaching High School Tennis”. This is part 2 of 3 and topics in this part are periodic action, do I make lineup changes and positive peer pressure! Part 3 coming soon!
February 19, 2019
Bikes, Burpees & Backhands - Bill Patton Part 1
Join 11 time USTA National Champion, Dubler Cup World Team champion David Mathews as the author of “The Art of Coaching High School Tennis”, Bill Patton chat about several topics of discussion from picking a team to deciding the singles and doubles lineups in this session. There are 2 more sessions to come soon!
February 17, 2019
BFA Cold Weather Cycling Gear
Learn from the Polar Bear cycling club what to wear and use in the winter to make your cycling a pleasurable experience!
January 28, 2019
Aussie Open Mens Final Recap!
What an imprecise display of flawless tennis by Novak! Tune In with the BIGDOG and get the ins and outs of the match! See y’all next in France for sure!
January 27, 2019
Australian Open Womens Upate/recap!
BIGDOG going thru the ups and downs of the Women’s final!
January 26, 2019
Tennis-Cold Weather Play!
BIGDOG goes over some helpful tips on keeping the percentages in your favor with cold weather conditions.
January 25, 2019
Aussie Open finals outlook and predictions!
Bigdog’s insight and predictions on this years mens and women’s finals!
January 25, 2019
Aussie Open Edition
An update on the Australian Open, Men’s and Women’s Semifinal matches. Also thoughts on new tie break play, racket abuse and conditioning of the athletes.
January 24, 2019