KickServeRadio - Tennis Podcast

Tennis Talk-Radio & Pod Casts with the Pros!!

Welcome to the all new,, Tennis on Air, with Andy Zodin.  On, we’ll be bringing you everything tennis, from juniors to the pros, including the hottest stories, interviews, instruction, and info that you need to know.  You’ll hear from many of the greats in tennis, and other sports as well, as KickServeRadio is designed for not just the tennis junkie, but sports fans in general.  Thank you for tuning in, and supporting  We’re interested in your feedback, so email and tell us what you’d like to hear.  We’ll do our best to get done!!

Andy Zodin, Show Host         Jeremy Brieske, Producer      Sarah Zodin, Special Features

Joel Drucker has some typically thought provoking comments on what coaching in tennis truly is….and is NOT!

Never shy about his opinions on the sport he covers professionally, fame journalist Joel Drucker has a few choice ideas about the true role of a coach in today’s fast-moving world of tennis, professional and amateur!

After Naomi Osaka became #1, and promptly split with her coach, it got Joel Drucker thinking...

by Andy Zodin and Joel Drucker

The inaugural ARIZONA TENNIS CLASSIC has tennis fans in the southwest very excited! Jonny Levine joins AZ to talk about the new add to pro tennis’ March Madness calendar!

A former ATP player in his own right, Jonny Levine is thrilled to bring THE ARIZONA TENNIS CLASSIC to the Phoenix Country Club, March 11-16.  Jonny joins us on KickServeRadio to tell us why this event is perfectly sandwiched between Indian Wells and Miami, and why YOU should check it out!

Jonny Levine is bringing men's pro tennis back to his home town of Phoenix, Arizona!

by Andy Zodin and Jonny Levine

So…what’s YOUR UTR? In fact…what IS UTR? Well, it’s the Universal Tennis Rating System, and Stephen Amritraj joins AZ to tell you how it works, and why it’s hot.

Stephen Amritraj is a member of one of the most prominent and respected tennis families in our sport’s history, and he is part of the team that has the Universal Tennis Rating System in position to change the game for the years to come!!  He joins KSR to give us the lowdown on the how and the why.

Want to know more about the UTR? Of course you do!

by Andy Zodin & Stephen Amritraj

Indian Wells Garden will play host to the USA Pickleball National Championships, presented by Margaritaville!

When Margaritaville is the title sponsor for your tournament, you know you’re going to have some serious fun!  That’s probably why Marcin Rozpedski, and over 2500 entrants are so excited about the USA Pickleball National Championships, coming to the desert’s premier venue, Nov 3rd-11th.

Marcin Rozpedski is a US Open Pickleball Champion, and Sports Director at The Lakes CC in Palm Desert, CA. He's got the goods on the USA Pickleball National Championships, being played at Indian Wells, November 3rd-11th, brought to you by Margaritaville.

by Andy Zodin and Marcin Rozpedski

FILA’s International Marketing Director of Tennis, Lauren Mallon joins AZ to talk about FILA’s new and exciting line, and some of the great pros that represent them.

FILA’s Lauren Mallon appears on KSR to inform the tennis world about how exciting their latest lines are, not to mention the success of the players on tour that wear FILA.  It’s truly a classic, traditional, yet very current international brand, and those of us (myself included) in the industry, should be very pleased at what they are doing to help grow our sport, and keep it fashion forward. Thanks to Matt Van Tuinen for arranging this very special visit.

FILA's new styles blend a traditional/classic look, with cutting edge, high-tech performance.

by Andy Zodin and Lauren Mallon

Upon winning the Mixed Doubles crown at the 2018 US Open, Bethanie Mattek Sands joins AZ for one of the most fun segments we’ve ever done on KSR!

It’s always nice to win a major championship in professional tennis, they never come easy.  But winning one after an excruciating knee injury, followed by 15 months of rehab is indescribable!  Today with Bethanie Mattek Sands, we talk about THAT, and a whole lot more!!  Like Sock & Bryan…Djoker, Roger, and Rafa…Serena & Naomi, too!  BMS runs the table….in high-energy, America’s Sweetheart fashion!

Bethanie wins the mixed at the US Open, and needless to say...she's pretty damn happy!!

by Andy Zodin and Bethanie Mattek Sands

Longhorn Tennis legend Gary Plock is going into the Texas Sports Hall of Honor, and former teammate Steve Denton joins AZ in paying GP a well-deserved tribute!

He was just a country boy from Louisville, Ky that came to Texas (UT, that is) to play a little college tennis.  He would go on to play the #1 singles spot for 4 years, lead his Longhorns to a Southwest Conference championship in ’77, and take out Johnny Mac in the NCAA doubles in ’78.  Now…he takes his rightful place among the UT elite, as he is inducted into the 2018 class of the University of Texas Sports, Hall of Honor.  Teammate Steve Denton has plenty to say about why this is so well-deserved.

Congrats to GARY PLOCK on his 2018 induction into the University of Texas Sports, Hall of Honor!

by Andy Zodin and Steve Denton

Is there a case to be made for tennis fans to be disappointed in the young guns of men’s tennis? Tom Fontana thinks so! Here is his thought-provoking take on that.

With Tom Fontana’s pro experience and sharp eye for detail, he has every right to offer strong opinions about the state of the men’s game. My suspicion is that this one will definitely make you think…..this guy’s got a damn good point!

Tommy Fontana thinks today's coaches aren't forcing their players to do what is necessary to beat Federer and Nadal in majors. Does he have a point?

by Andy Zodin and Tom Fontana

CBS 4 Sports’ Michael Spencer gives us some pre-pre-season Broncos observations of interest!

CBS 4 Sports, Michael Spencer has had a close at the Broncos already.  He makes a great case for Keenum, likes the young WRs, and thinks opposing QBs should beware of D-Ware as a secret weapon on the coaching staff this season.

CBS 4 Sports Anchor Michael Spencer previews some things you need to know about the 2018 Denver Broncos

by Andy Zodin and Michael Spencer

Anne White WOW’d us with the Wimby-white body suit, and now she’s ready to rock the tennis world again with the release of LOVE MEANS ZERO!

LOVE MEANS ZERO is the story of trailblazing pioneer tennis coach/entrepreneurial genius, Nick Bollettieri. He was the first to offer an academy that’s design was to create machine-like tennis champions (Agassi, Becker, Courier, Seles, Kournikova, Sharapova to name a few).  As a result, the game as we knew it, would change forever.  Anne White was there from the outset, and this film is one of her most proud endeavors, as she will share with you today!

Anne White joins AZ to preview LOVES MEANS ZERO, airing on SHOWTIME, starting June 23rd!

by Andy Zodin with Anne White