Get a Grip!

Get a Grip!
Get a Grip! is a tennis podcast by JTCC, hosted and produced by Father-Daughter duo, Vesa and Nicole Ponkka! Get a Grip covers the latest tennis news, topics, and trends, focuses on the history and tradition of the sport, and features guests from the t…

Get a Grip! - Is Team Tennis a #Vibe or Does Tradition Stand? Ft. Frances Tiafoe
Feb 15 • 39 min
In the second episode of Get a Grip! Vesa, Nicole, and Frances discuss tennis as a traditional individual sport and as a team sport. We also see how #hip Vesa is to pop culture and the various slang hashtags straight from Tiafoe’s Instagram. The In or…
Get a Grip - Aussies in Tennis
Jan 30 • 27 min
Aussies in Tennis & Australian Open
Tennis for Every Body ft. Coach Abby & Peter
Aug 6, 2019 • 20 min
Tennis for Every Body is JTCC’s mission to provide every body the opportunity to play tennis, regardless of mental or physical limitations. JTCC currently runs inclusive initiative programs with Special Olympics MD, ThanksUSA/TennisCorps, and Wheelchair…
20 Years of JTCC ft. Vesa Ponkka
Jun 28, 2019 • 19 min
Celebrating 20 years of JTCC
Junior Career vs. Pro Career ft. Claudio Pistolesi
Jun 20, 2019 • 48 min
Discussion on the comparison between junior tennis career and pro tennis career ft. Claudio Pistolesi.
College Recruitment, UTR, & Options After Junior Career
May 20, 2019 • 29 min
JTCC’s Taka Bertrand and Megan Moulton-Levy discuss the college recruitment process, UTR, and options for players after their junior career.
Catching up with Sports Broadcaster, Mary Carillo!
May 6, 2019 • 27 min
Q&A with world renowned sports broadcaster, Mary Carillo
Instagram LIVE Q&A ft. Frances Tiafoe’s Coach, Zack Evenden
Apr 22, 2019 • 19 min
JTCC Podcast’s first episode recorded on Instagram Live. Zack Evenden answers mine and viewer’s questions about life on the road as a professional tennis coach to Frances Tiafoe.
High Performance Mindset & Mentality ft. Asaf Yamin
Apr 8, 2019 • 11 min
JTCC Director of High Performance, Asaf Yamin, details what a true high-performance mindset and mentality must entail. Listen to get an insight into what makes a high-performance athlete from the inside out.
JTCC Competition Philosophy ft. Ben Cappuccitti
Mar 25, 2019 • 22 min
JTCC Director of Competition, Ben Cappuccitti, dives deep into what it means to compete and what makes a true competitor. Listen to get an insight to JTCC’s unique competition philosophy and how it has helped us reach the top.
Becoming a Champion: An Inside Look at a Competitor’s Mindset ft. Frances Tiafoe
Mar 6, 2019 • 14 min
I sit down with JTCC alumnus and current professional tennis player, Frances Tiafoe, to learn about his mindset throughout his successful junior tennis career that got him to where he is today.
The Mental & Emotional Journey through Junior Tennis ft. Denis Kudla
Feb 5, 2019 • 25 min
An athlete’s junior career is what gets them into the pros - learn all about Denis Kudla’s mental and emotional journey through his junior tennis career that helped shape the professional player he is today.