In this special guest episode, we sit down with fellow Chapman Panther Troy Akin and talk about his love for tennis, his life as an actor, and his latest business endeavors that – you guessed it – involve tennis! Check out his website at takinsports.com ! Enjoy the chat and be sure to keep up … Continued
NCAA Paying players! Crazy or long overdue?? I wanted to take a different approach to this episode, you’ve already heard former athletes talk about the issue. On this episode, you will hear from a female student at UCLA not involved with athletics share her thoughts on the topic of paying players, her answers might surprise … Continued
Taylor Fritz with a massive win over #2 seed Alexander Zverev!! Reilly Opelka also looks good, lets hope Francis Tiafoe can follow suit! Tune in for my thoughts on the Basel, Indoor Swiss Tournament and why Taylor needs to capitalize on a golden opportunity, taking over the #2 seed’s draw. I also like Taylor and … Continued
In this roundtable special, former Division 1 Tennis Players and current coaches Alec Dardis and Alastair Hurry sit down with me to talk all things American Tennis. We jump into a variety of topics surrounding the Americans including the current players on tour, obstacles preventing Americans from breaking through, and even a Nick Kyrgios tangent … Continued
In this episode, we take a look at the first round matches of the US Open. Specifically, we examine the American Men and Women’s performance. We highlight the Steve Johnson vs Nick Kyrgios match and ponder what went wrong for Sloane Stevens. Enjoy!
In this episode, we recap the recent action on tour, specifically Cincinnati and Winston Salem. We also look ahead to first round match-ups in the US open, particularly the Americans.
Wow it’s already Mid-August, where did the summer go? With school right around the corner, I take a trip down memory lane and give some advice and share my experiences to incoming freshman who are gearing up to start their collegiate tennis careers. We also take a look at the American’s draws in the Western … Continued
In this episode, we look back on The Hall of Fame Open and discuss the American’s performance at the Atlanta Open. We spend a lot of time analyzing the Taylor Fritz final and we look ahead to the Men’s and Women’s side of the Citi Open starting this week!
In this episode, I recap all the hottest story lines from an exciting Wimbledon! We examine the state of American tennis and tennis in general after such a captivating tournament. Plus, The World Team Tennis season has officially begun! We have all the info you need on the latest episode of The American Tennis podcast.
Friend of the show Alec Dardis joins me to break down how the first week of Wimbledon fared for the Americans. We cover Coco Gauff’s incredible journey, the Nadal and Kyrgios match, and the rest of the action from Week 1!
Justin Thompson is a Southern California native who graduated with honors from Chapman University with a degree in Television and Broadcast Journalism. In college, Justin was named the Rookie of The Year and an All-Conference selection for the highly competitive SCIAC conference. Prior to Chapman, he competed on the national junior tennis circuit. A wrist injury cut his competitive tennis career short, but he remains involved in the SOCAL tennis community as a high performance program instructor at Southern California Tennis Academy.