Podcasts and Interview

Two nerds talking tennis

Davis Cup stringer, racquet reviewer, and amateur pizza maker, Henrik Wallensten is back on the podcast. Just two nerds talking tennis.

I’ve known Henrik for many years and we’ve traded and talked racquets before. He gets his hands on all the latest frames and writes reviews for Tennisnerd and the Swedish Tennis Magazine. He recently shared his thoughts about the Prince ATS Textreme Tour 98, which I will include in my upcoming review. In this episode of “two nerds talking tennis”, we get into some upcoming racquets, why we both carry several different racquets in our bags at all times, swing weights and specs and a lot more. I hope you like it.

Besides stringing for the Swedish Davis Cup team, Henrik plays advanced level tennis himself and travels to Germany to play in the league there as well as the Swedish league, ITF Seniors tour and local tournaments in Sweden. He has a big serve and a strong forehand and tends to enjoy racquets that are a little more on the powerful side (like a HEAD Extreme for example) that he then customizes to his specs (we talk about his go-to specs in the podcast).

The Tennisnerd podcast

You can listen to the podcast below or on other audio platforms like Spotify and iTunes.

I do publish some episodes on my YouTube channel, but generally find the audio format more suitable and appealing for these types of talks.

If you have any suggestion for guests that you would like to listen to on the Tennisnerd podcast, let me know in the comments below. I also plan to bring Henrik on again because there are certain topics like upcoming racquets and customization that we can discuss on a deeper level. Do you have a question for us to tackle on the podcast?


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  • The word I think you are looking for is the 'yips' (the medical term is 'focal dystonia')
    It comes from golf ... it typically affects golfers when putting & it's where the conscious tries to overrule the subconscious to the point where the brain almost freezes. Darts players and musicians get it too.

  • I really enjoyed this podcast, guys. Looking forward to hearing about the new racquets that shall not be named. The American baseball equivalent of your “rubber elbow” condition is known as “Steve Blass Disease”. He was a very successful professional baseball pitcher whose career ended abruptly when he could no longer feel how to throw the ball. Roger Angell wrote a classic article about this bizarre story that you might find interesting [https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1975/06/23/down-the-drain].

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