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At The Net Podcast

At The Net Podcast

By Tex-Mex Productions
Join Craig Bell and AJ Chabria, as they take a humorous look at the Great Game of Tennis. These two walk into our studio with a combined 100+ years’ experience as competitors, coaches, writers, and mentors. Though they don’t always agree on the issues, their knowledge does run deep.... almost as deep as their BS.
Episodes feature renowned guests, perspectives on sports, music, comedy, film, fitness, nutrition, travel, leisure, technology, and gear reviews — all with an interactive pop culture bent. Enjoy!
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Episode 40: At the Net with Super Neil Kenner
S1 E40 Set 1: Tennis Journey. Set 2: Fitness, healing, mindset, expansion, future plans. Set 3 : Pop Culture - music, films, fun!
1:43:18
September 2, 2020
Episode 39: At The Net with The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation
S1 E39 Set 1:  Backgrounds of Cindy (from famous parents to attending the University of Virginia ) and Carol (growing up in Shreveport, LA and attending LSU). Set 2:  The Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation & Little Mo Tennis - From the beginning to today. Set 3 : 5 FUN "Pop Culture" questions with Cindy (Remember The Titans) & Carol (Sound of Music).
1:31:35
July 11, 2020
Episode 38: At The Net with Cheryl Halpern
S1 E38 Set 1:  Growing up in West Texas, graduating from UT Austin & Winning a National USTA Mixed Doubles Title.  Set 2:  Buddy Up Tennis and partnering with Beth Gibson.  Set 3 :  Pop Culture - Favorite Tournament, East Coast or West Coast, Sunrise or Sunset??
1:25:08
July 7, 2020
Episode 37: At The Net with Dr Richard Cohen
S1 E37 Set 1:  Growing up in Pennsylvania playing tennis.  Set 2:  Raising not one, but two professional tennis players.  Set 3:  Pop Culture - does Doc Cohen ever sleep!!
2:01:36
June 8, 2020
Episode 36: At The Net with Jeanne Stasny
S1 E36 Set 1:  Growing up in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.  Set 2:  Starting the Texas Open Pickleball Championships in 2018. Set 3:  Pop Culture - spare time, what to do?
1:56:16
June 8, 2020
Episode 35:At The Net with Paul Walker
S1 E35 Set 1:  Growing up in New York, playing baseball and moving to Lakeland, Florida.   Set 2:  Life after the parachuting accident in 1994. Set 3 :  Pop Culture - favorite guests for dinner?
1:57:57
June 8, 2020
Episode 34: At The Net with Davor Dekaris
S1 E34 Set 1:  Growing up in Berlin and playing tennis throughout Europe Set 2:  Moving to the United States, working in Louisiana and building the Tennis Haus brand Set 3 :  Pop Culture - who ate my sandwich!
1:50:51
April 5, 2020
Episode 33: At The Net with Fred Shlesinger
S1 E33 ​ Set 1:  Fred's beginning in the Great Game around the Big Apple. ​ Set 2:  Family full of funny people, especially his daughter Iliza Shlesinger. ​ Set 3 :  Popping the "Pop Culture" questions with Fred.
1:33:45
March 30, 2020
At The Net "Tennis Short" with Don Crusius
S1 E33 - Tennis Short with Don Crusius Set 1:  Don's background in the tennis industry starting in the 70's. Set 2:  Don's involvment with the company Honor and Respect. 
22:04
March 29, 2020
Episode 32: At The Net with Dolph Ramseur Part 2
S1 E32 - Part 2 Set 1:  Growing Up in North Carolina  * Dolph's early love of the Great Game & Music Set 2:  College Days & Teaching Tennis * Obtaining a Professional Tennis Management Degree from Ferris State University and teaching tennis after college Set 3 :  Shift into the Music Industry * Dolph decides to leave the tennis industry in 2000 and focus on the music world by starting his own production\promotion company - Ramseur Records * Managing The Avett Brothers and other musical groups
1:11:55
March 25, 2020
Episode 32: At The Net with Dolph Ramseur Part 1
S1 E32 part 1 Set 1:  Growing Up in North Carolina  * Dolph's early love of the Great Game & Music Set 2:  College Days & Teaching Tennis * Obtaining a Professional Tennis Management Degree from Ferris State University and teaching tennis after college Set 3 :  Shift into the Music Industry * Dolph decides to leave the tennis industry in 2000 and focus on the music world by starting his own production\promotion company - Ramseur Records * Managing The Avett Brothers and other musical groups
47:03
March 17, 2020
Episode 31: AO Wrap-up "Chillin & Grillin" with AJC and CB1
S1 E31 Set 1, Set 2 & Set 3:  Sponsored by Master Systems Courts * CB1 and AJC talk  all episode about the AO, brush fires and CB1's idea about the Greatest 3 players of all -time since the beginning of modern era of tennis in 1968.
1:18:05
March 4, 2020
Episode 30: Shawna Barasch Wilson
S1 E30 ​ Set 1:  Shawna's Business Mind sponsored by SBW Tennis Academy and Miss Hits * SBW Tennis Academy and WTCA Summit in LA.  ​ Set 2:  Judy Murray and her association with Shawna sponsored by CourtHarbour * Miss Hits Tennis, TennisPal, use of technology in tennis coaching, Pam Shriver\Billie Jean King. ​ Set 3 :  Getting to Know Shawna sponsored by Masters Systems Courts * Pop culture - music, tv, food, etc etc.  
32:44
February 22, 2020
Episode 29: At The Net with Clint Sumrow & Blair Descourouez
S1 E29 Set 1:  This Set is Sponsored by Head\Penn Racquet Sports * Get to Know Clint and Blair Set 2: This Set is Sponsored by Master Systems Courts * Professional lives of both Clint and Blair Set 3 : Miscellaneous Musings or Rapid Fire * Clint and Blair answer questions on pop culture
1:36:51
February 22, 2020
Episode 28: At The Net with Johan Kriek
S1 E28 Set 1: AO - Let's Go sponsored by Court Harbour Johan talks about the Australian Open and his playing days. Set 2: AO Predications sponsored by Master Systems Johan gives us his thoughts on the Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles Draws Set 3 : Hello, Hello Anyone There sponsored by Vantaggio Sportswear Johan discusses his thoughts on the drought with American men in winning Slams Special Guest: Johan Kriek.
1:25:04
January 21, 2020
Episode 27: At The Net with Shaun Zemanek & Matt Bacon
S1 E27 Set 1: Background of Shaun & Matt Growing up Down Under (Shaun) and St. Louis (Matt). Set 2: The Real World Teaching Tennis Tennis Congress Pop culture & James Bond Set 3 : You Are The Commissioner of the Great Game You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make, if any. Special Guests: Matt Bacon and Shaun Zemanek.
2:00:16
January 16, 2020
Episode 26: Much More At The Net with CB1 and AJC "Chillin & Grillin" at Bent Tree Tennis
S1 E26 Set 1: This Set is Sponsored by Vantaggio Story Behind the Story - Our Ginny heckled by the Aussie faithful Birthdays Jack Turpin Set 2: This Set is Sponsored by Master Systems ETennis - is it a real sport and here to stay? Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC - sponsored by Court Harbour Carlos Lopez and Eco Tenis Cuba Sports Pro Daily - The Feature questions
1:46:15
January 16, 2020
Episode 25: At The Net with Rachel Stuhlmann
S1 E25 Set 1: Rachel's Formative Years A 5 year old's intuition. Newk's Tennis Academy. Missouri Tiger Tennis. Set 2: Entering the Real World Teaching Tennis, Fitness Training. Broadcasting, Writing, Speaking, Media Personality. Working with tennis software company, Courtly. Pop Culture, Socially Speaking. Set 3 : You Are The Commissioner of the Great Game You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make, if any. Special Guest: Rachel Stuhlmann.
1:18:44
January 2, 2020
Episode 24: At The Net with David Goode
S1 E24 Set 1: Good(e) things happening Young David partiipcating in tennis in Forney (junior high and high school) Set 2: Tours of Duty and Being in the Military After high school, joins the Army Serving in Desert Storm and Afghanistan Set 3 : Life after the Army Losing part of leg in a motorcylce accident Finding tennis again after a number of years away Adaptive tennis - wheelchair and standing with a prosthetic Special Guest: David Goode.
1:56:52
January 1, 2020
Episode 23: At The Net with Margot Carter
S1 E23 Set 1: Margot's World Growing up in England and playing the Great Game. Early influences. Set 2: Spherical Yellow Teaching and Coaching Tennis Around Nashville Traveling Around the USA speaking at all sorts of conferences and conventions Set 3 : You Are The Commissioner of the Great Game You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make, if any. Special Guest: Margot Carter.
1:29:28
December 18, 2019
Episode 22: At The Net with Wayne Bryan
S1 E22 Set 1: Father Wayne Early Invovlment in Tennis. Side Door Motivation for your sons and parents. Set 2: Raising You Child To Be A Champion Thoughts on how to raise kids not only in athletics but in the arts and academic world. What Type of Parents will Mike and Bob be? Set 3 : You Are The Commissioner of the Great Game You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make, if any. Special Guest: Wayne Bryan.
1:32:26
December 18, 2019
Episode 21: At The Net with Mariano Puerta
S1 E21 Set 1: Mariano and his start in the Great Game Training in Argentina Sporting Influences Set 2: Playing, Competing and Coaching at the Highest Level Playing Rafael Nadal in the Finals of the French Open in 2005 Coaching on Tour Davis Cup Thoughts - Me Gusta or No Bueno? Set 3 : You Are The Commissioner of the Great Game You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make, if any. Special Guest: Mariano Puerta.
44:54
December 11, 2019
Episode 20: At The Net with Bill Riddle
S1 E20 Set 1: Bill's Background in the Great Game College coaching at Martin Methodist in Nashville. Raising a tennis player. Set 2: Source of focus Traveling around the world to speak, your methods and your methods to your madness Most influential players\coaches in your life. Influences in terms of business? Set 3 : Pop culture\profile with The Riddler Rapid fire questions. You've got the "magic wand" - so what change(s) do you make in the Great Game. Special Guest: Bill Riddle.
1:12:34
December 2, 2019
Episode 19: At The Net with Christina McHale
S1 E19 Set 1: Christina's upbringing in the Great Game Growing up as a dual sport athlete - eventually picking tennis as her sport Thoughts on team tennis and especially World Team Tennis Set 2: Source of focus Process behind her fitness and speed Her coaching influences Set 3 : Pop culutre\profile with CMc Rapid fire questions What changes are needed in the Great Game Special Guest: Christina McHale.
1:18:10
November 26, 2019
Episode 18: At The Net with Rick Meyer
S1 E18 Set 1: Rick's upbringing in the Great Game His confusion with ATP Texas tour player Rick Meyers Playing tennis in the Ivy League at University of Pennsylvania Set 2: Opinions on The Great Game One handed backhands Cups As a mentor, elder statesman and his role in The Tennis Congress each October Set 3 : Pop culutre\profile with Ricky Rapid fire questions Special Guest: Rick Meyer.
1:31:28
November 26, 2019
Episode 17: More, More At The Net with CB1 and AJC "Chillin & Grillin" at Bent Tree Tennis
S1 E17 Set 1: This Set is Sponsored by Dri-Soxx Story Behind the Story - Andrea gives a little love to Little Andy Roddick Birthdays Set 2: This Set is Sponsored by Vantaggio Wow, what a handshake Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC - Sponsored by Master Systems Recap of Episodes 1-16 Set 4: This Set is Sponsored by Court Harbour Rapid Fire questions for AJC and CB1 Preview of upcoming guests - Christina McHale, "The Riddler" Bill Riddle, Mariano Puerto, Army Veteran David Goode, Texas Tennis Hall of Famers - Kenny McAllister, Ron Woods, Dick King and many, many more
1:15:28
November 26, 2019
At the Net with Jim Sutter - Part 2
S1 E16 part 2 - The America We Forgot Set 1: Jim's upbringing in the Great Game Growing up in Wyoming to attending the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Playing collegiate D1 tennis at Weber State University and Montana State University Set 2: The America We Forgot 10 days\nights in homeless encampments in SoCal Set 3 : Pop culutre\profile Jim's slant Jim's interviews amongst the great unwashed What's next Special Guest: Jim Sutter .
1:22:48
November 14, 2019
Episode 16: At the Net with Jim Sutter - Part 1
S1 E16 part 1 - The America We Forgot Set 1: Jim's upbringing in the Great Game Growing up in Wyoming to attending the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Playing collegiate D1 tennis at Weber State University and Montana State University Set 2: The America We Forgot 10 days\nights in homeless encampments in SoCal Set 3 : Pop culutre\profile Jim's slant Jim's interviews amongst the great unwashed What's next Special Guest: Jim Sutter .
58:36
November 12, 2019
Episode 15: At The Net with Johan Kriek
S1 E15 Set 1: History & Geography of South Africa Athletics - Rugby was first love School Days - Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans Boys' High School) aka Affies Sugar Farming Set 2: Professional Tennis Early days on the tour - self doubt from journeyman to champion Winning titles Funny stories, life on the tour, life as a coach and life in general Set 3 : Pop culture with Johan Politics Environmental causes Rock & roll\movies\more Special Guest: Johan Kriek.
2:14:07
November 6, 2019
At The Net with Kati Gyulai - Part 2
S1 E14 Set 1: History and Geography of Eastern Europe Katyi's upbringing as an ethnic Hungarian growing up in Romania Fall of communism Growing up as a skier, basketball player and a tennis player Set 2: Career Success Playing - college basketball, college tennis Injuries - from college basketball to college tennis Coaching - college tennis coach at University of Louisiana Lafayette, Wyoming University and Southern Methodist University Set 3 : Grillin Katyi G with Pop Culture Music Film Controversial Dinner Guests Special Guest: Kati Gyulai.
59:21
November 6, 2019
Episode 14: At The Net with Kati Gyulai - Part 1
S1 E14 Set 1: History and Geography of Eastern Europe Katyi's upbringing as an ethnic Hungarian growing up in Romania Fall of communism Growing up as a skier, basketball player and a tennis player Set 2: Career Success Playing - college basketball, college tennis Injuries - from college basketball to college tennis Coaching - college tennis coach at University of Louisiana Lafayette, Wyoming University and Southern Methodist University Set 3 : Grillin Katyi G with Pop Culture Music Film Controversial Dinner Guests Special Guest: Kati Gyulai.
56:37
November 6, 2019
Episode 13: At The Net with Noah Rubin
S1 E13 Set 1: Behind the Racquet Origin Mental Health Side of Pro Tennis CBS Sunday Morning Interview with Ted Koppel Set 2: Noah Speak Questions about the State of The Great Game If Noah Was the Commish of Tennis Set 3 : Rapid Fire or Fast Hands with Noah Getting to know Noah Crazy Supersititions or just a little "stitious" Special Guest: Noah Rubin.
1:00:44
October 11, 2019
Episode 12: At The Net with Dr. Joy Macci
S1 E12 Set 1: Dr J Speak Getting to know Dr Joy Set 2: Rapid Fire or Fast Hanks with Dr J Questions Best Tennis Nicknames "Tenricks" with Dr J Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC CB1 Recap of the USPTA World Conference in Las Vegas Special Guest: Dr Joy Macci .
1:06:12
September 30, 2019
Episode 11: More At The Net with CB1 and AJC "Chillin & Grillin" at Bent Tree Tennis
S1 E11 Set 1: This Set is Sponsored by Dri-Soxx Story Behind the Story Birthdays Set 2: This Set is Sponsored by Vantaggio US Open Recap Men's Singles Women's Singles Doubles - Men's\Women's\Mixed Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC - Sponsored by Master Systems Transgender Tennis UTR Tennis Tournaments Set 4: This Set is Sponsored by Court Harbour United States Professional Tennis Association World Conference in Las Vegas USPTA Texas Wrap-up in mid August in Big D Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! - is Sponsored by Yonex Racquet Sports Carla Suarez Navaro - lack of effort? Doubles\Mixed Doubles - where's the peeps?
1:28:14
September 28, 2019
Episode 10: At The Net with CB1 and AJC "Chillin & Grillin" at Bent Tree Tennis
S1 E10 Set 1: This Set is Sponsored by Vantaggio Story Behind the Story Birthday's Set 2: This Set is Sponsored by Yonex Racquet Sports US Open Update\Recap (Women & Men) Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC - Sponsored by Dri-Soxx Joker "Gate" - Fake Prize Money "Gate" Set 4: This Set is Sponsored by Court Habour Bob Bryan "Gate" Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! - Sponsored by Master Systems Was it Staged - Cocosaka "Gate"?
1:00:30
September 13, 2019
Episode 9: At the Net with Tom Gullikson
S1 E9 Set 1: Getting To Know Gully Tom Talk Set 2: Davis Cup Heroes Recapping Pistol Pete Sampras' epic performance at the "Miracle in Moscow" in 1995 Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC Gully's Golf Success - Club Champion and "cash winnings" at Augusta National Set 4: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Brutal Honesty about the Modern Davis Cup Format Set 5: Gully as Commissioner of Tennis Big Picture Changes in The Great Game Special Guest: Tom Gullikson .
1:18:22
August 29, 2019
Episode 8: At The Net With College Coaches Sujay Lama and Rodrigo Almeida
S1 E8 Set 1: This Day in Tennis History Set 2: In-Depth Interviews With The Coaches International Players Training Methods College Outlook Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC Padel Pickleball Set 4: College Tennis Togs Who ya wearin' Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Cheating in tennis Gamesmansnhip Special Guests: Rodrigo Almeida and Sujay Lama.
1:35:14
August 29, 2019
Episode 7: At The Net with CB1 and AJC "Chillin & Grillin"
S1 E7 Set 1: Tour Talk WTA ATP Set 2: Rapid Fire As We Exchange Verbal Volleys Personal Pop Culture Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC Dingles\Pringles Off The Wall(s) Follow-up on tennis skills competition - Kei Nishikori's appearance on a Japanese game show Set 4: Manufacturers Moment Clubs and Facilities Trending Up? Trending Down Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Coaches "Lampooning" Coach Cliches
1:28:56
August 29, 2019
Episode 6: A Visit With Marc Provissiero At The LATC
S1 E6 Set 1: Conversation with Marc Provissiero High-profile projects: NBC's The Office; SNL; Breaking Bad; Better Call Saul, etc etc The dearth of tennis in comedy and entertainment Set 2: On Court Coaching Debate CB1 and Marc -vs- AJC Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria - Miscellaneous Musings with AJC Rapid Fire Questions with Marc * No Justice, No Peace Set 4: Developing Talent Using other sports in cross training methods Optimal age to start competitive tennis? Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Tennis is bigger than ever, yet also smaller than ever?? Special Guest: Marc Provissero .
3:25:10
August 26, 2019
Episode 5: Recapping At The Net
S1 E5 Set 1: Introducing our producers from Tex Mex Productions Dave the Brain Darian (DMac) McBrayer Soliciting and your feedback via email, twitter, instagram, and facebook Set 2: Tennis Industry Association particpation data over the years Facilities thriving? Some tennis facilities,an endangered species. Why? Set 3: What's your game Mr. Chabria? Miscellaneous musings with AJC The Gossip - Ali Riske/Stephen Amritraj Bollywood Wedding US Open, Brilliant Marketing, Fan Week Expansion US Open Ball Boy and Ball Girl tryouts Set 4: Tennis "Togs" Talk Brand Awareness and statistics Sports Illustrated's most fashionable: Serena Williams Whatever happened to: the warm up suit? Remember velour? Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Tennis in the entertainment industry Previewing S1 E6 guest, Marc Provissiero, Hollywood Lit Agent and Executive Producer
1:38:59
August 1, 2019
Episode 4: At The Net with Jason Marshall
S1 E4 Set 1: Interview with Jason Jason's experience as a nationally ranked junior, college and tour player Set 2: Tennis and Gambling, - A "match" made in heaven? Set 3 : What's your game Mr. Chabria?- Miscellaneous Musings with AJC E-Sports and Grand Slam Tennis Peter McNamara In Memoriam Pickle Talk Set 4: T-Talk World Team Tennis Invesco Series Updates Hall of Fame Wrap-up US Open Series Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Studies show less long-term allegiance among sports fans Problems in the Pressroom The "numb" look, cliches galore, uptalking, vocal fryyyy Special Guest: Jason Marshall.
2:48:03
August 1, 2019
Episode 3: At The Net with Dr. Cliff Sheats
Set 1: Interview with Dr. Cliff Sheats Are diets good for you? ATP and WTA World Tours Which foods are pro-inflammation? Which foods are anti-inflammatory? Set 2: Wimbledon wrap-up Serena/BJK "dust up" Jelena Djokovic a "no show" at Centre Court for the final? Set 3: What's Your Game Mr. Chabria? SW19, unfair partisan crowd? World Team Tennis past favorites, Washington Kastles' new rooftop venue McEnroe as player...and broadcaster Favorite broadcasters? Set 4: "Coach Them Up" Supercoach phenomenon Best coaches of the tour? Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! (In)equality in prize money, match duration, entertainment value? Special Guest: Dr. Cliff Sheats.
2:13:27
July 26, 2019
Episode 2: At The Net with Craig Kardon
Set 1: Interview with Craig Kardon State of American tennis Favorite moments as a tour coach Set 2: Wimbledon Update Ladies final Gentleman's final Set 3: Whats your Game Mr. Chabria? All-Star Game for tennis and skills competition\contest Sunglasses Superstitious? Or just a little "stitious"? Set 4: Our Cup(s) Runneth Over Davis Cup Laver Cup Fed Cup ATP Cup Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Grunting, yelling, screaming Special Guest: Craig Kardon.
1:45:55
July 25, 2019
Episode 1: Tennis As It "Seams" To Us
S1E1 Set 1: SW19 Mid-Wimbeldon Report & "UN"professional predictions Set 2: Manufacturers' Moment DRI-SOXX Vantaggio Tennis Set 3 : What's Your Game Mr. Chabria and Miscellaneous Musings with AJC Tennis News You Can Almost Use American Tennis - What's Up?? Set 4: T Talk The largest junior tennis tournament in the world Set 5: GET OFF MY LAWN!! Women's US Soccer Team
3:10:58
July 24, 2019