Talking Tennis with Linda

Delve into the world of tennis with in-depth interviews from experts both on court and off court. Find out what makes a good tennis commentator, learn top tennis tips from the pros, and discover what it's like behind the scenes at Wimbledon. Powered by the Caversham Lawn Tennis Club ( in Reading, England, this podcast is for anyone with a passion for tennis, no matter where in the world. So, come in, sit down, and make yourself comfortable as host Linda Serck, a former BBC presenter, chats with an exciting array of guests, including BBC Radio 2 sports supremo, Mike Williams, and Amazon Prime tennis commentating ace, Lee Goodall.

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Sunday Jun 27, 2021

Nino Severino has a sports CV as long as my arm, but here talks about life as a touring coach, the work of the Elena Baltacha Foundation, mental health in professional tennis, and how tennis players are increasingly using professional fighters to up their game. He also answers that all-important question: Who would come out best: Andy Murray in the boxing ring with Anthony Joshua, or Anthony Joshua on the tennis court against Andy Murray?!
Music: Ooeez | voiceover: D-Rey Kickit

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Linda Serck chats with female tennis pro Panna Udvardy, who charts her journey from a five-year-old in Hungary to a 22-year-old training in Florida. She reveals some top inspirational tips and the sheer dedication that comes with being a pro. This episode is also essential listening for any parent who is considering supporting their child in a tennis career. Panna will be playing at Wimbledon this year, so let's all show her lots of support! Music: Ooeez | voiceover: D-Rey Kickit


Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Welcome! Do you know what the most common rally length is? The answer may just transform the way you play... In this episode, top WTA tennis coach Mark Gellard charts his coaching journey from Reading, UK to Florida, USA. He tells presenter Linda Serck how he became the hitting partner for Martina Hingis and Venus Williams, and offers up some truly golden coaching nuggets.
Music: Ooeez | voiceover: D-Rey Kickit | Caversham Lawn Tennis Club

Sunday Mar 28, 2021

Welcome! In this episode, enjoy behind-the-scenes Wimbledon insights with BBC sports supremo, Mike Williams. He's the 'sports guy' on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show with Zoe Ball but also has eight years' worth of Wimbledon coverage under his belt. He talks about what it's like commentating on centre court, why he asked Andy Murray what his favourite smartphone app was, and how he irked tennis 'bad boy' Nick Kyrgios.
Music: Ooeez | voiceover: D-Rey Kickit | Caversham Lawn Tennis Club

Saturday Mar 13, 2021

Episode one features an in-depth conversation with Lee Goodall, who commentates on the world's greatest tennis matches for Amazon Prime. Take a listen as he charts his tennis journey using a sawn-off racquet in Zambia to the balmy days at Caversham Lawn's junior club nights, through to becoming a commentating supremo behind the mic. Lee also offers some top tips on becoming successful in the commentating world.

Saturday Mar 13, 2021

Welcome to the podcast that delves into the world of tennis through in-depth interviews with those who make the tennis world go round, including coaches, players, commentators, and more.
The podcast is presented by former BBC broadcaster Linda Serck and is powered by the Caversham Lawn Tennis Club.
Music by Ooeez, voiceover by D-Rey Kickit.

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