The Behind the Racquet with Mike Cation and Noah Rubin
The Behind the Racquet Podcast is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Tennis Star Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner, tennis commentator Mike Cation.
Martin Redlicki and the move from college to the pros
The two-time NCAA Champion joins Noah Rubin and Mike Cation for a talk about the transition to the pros after a successful career at UCLA, and discusses the difficulties of the first year, his ambitions, the rumors about UCLA's style, and who's better at Fifa...Redlicki or Rubin? As always, join the discussion @noahrubin33 or @mikectennis
Posted on 24 July 2019
Scheduling Made Difficult...
The complexities of how the 99% have to piece together their schedule month to month, and sometimes week to week, is the topic for Mike and Noah this week, as Noah took a last second wild card in to the event in Binghamton, New York. The complexities of entry rules are vast, and we tackle it this week. As always, contact us @Noahrubin33 or @mikectennis for thoughts, and make sure you watch the stream this week from Binghamton at:https://www.usta.com/en/home/pro/pro-tennis-events/usta-pro-circuit-men-s-live-streaming.html
Posted on 22 July 2019
Elusive Confidence, and the Difficult of Streaks (and should Novak turn heel?)
On the heels of our conversation with Bradley Klahn, Noah and Mike discuss how difficult it is to maintain momentum and confidence, even after picking up big wins. And on the flip side, finding your way out of those negative slides when you get in to one. That, and we talk about why everyone hates Novak, and can he turn that around. Interact with us: @noahrubin33, and @mikectennis
Posted on 15 July 2019
Bradley Klahn with Noah Rubin inside the New Balance Winner's Circle
A bonus episode as Noah and Mike talk to Bradley Klahn, winner of the USTA Pro Circuit event in Winnetka on Sunday in the New Balance Winner's Circle. We talk about his anxiety that he talked about in his Behind the Racquet profile a few months ago, as well as start the discussion on streaks and confidence that Noah and Mike will talk about later tonight.
Posted on 15 July 2019
As Manic Monday unfolds at Wimbledon, and the USTA Pro Circuit resumes in Winnetka, Noah Rubin and Mike Cation tackle happiness, and explore some of the longstanding barriers for players on tour. Join the discussion, by chatting with us @noahrubin33, and @mikectennis on all of your social media platforms.And please review us on itunes or your favorite podcast app. It helps us get noticed!
Posted on 8 July 2019
The Television Episode (and hey look, Noah's playing Wimbledon!)
Lots to discuss in today's half hour. -Noah Rubin qualifies for Wimbledon -Sooooo many changes with the ATP Player Council and we begin the discussion on how to make tennis better for television. What are your thoughts? Get in touch: @mikectennis or @noahrubin33
Posted on 1 July 2019
Wimbledon Whites, and On Court Coaching
This week, while Noah is competing (and, winning) at Wimbledon qualies, we chat about the clash of tradition of Wimbledon with today's players, especially during qualifying. As well, there's lots of talk about on court coaching at the US Open, and we disagree with none other than Roger Federer. As always, find us online @noahrubin33, and @mikectennis
Posted on 24 June 2019
Coffee Cast Powered by Behind the Racquet: Mental Health
It is never an easy topic to discuss, but today, Noah Rubin and Mike Cation begin the discussion about Mental Health within the sport of tennis. We talk about the immediacy of the frustration, despair, and loneliness felt after a loss, as well as the lack of resources available. And about the brave conversations being had by Katie Swan and Nicole Gibbs, among others, on Behind the Racquet. Listen, think, and interact with us @noahrubin33 @mikectennis
Posted on 17 June 2019
Coffee Cast Powered by Behind The Racquet: Tennis Finances
Welcome to the new sounds on the Coffee Cast, as we partner with Noah Rubin to begin a weekly show dedicated to exploring the in depth issues that he exposes on Behind the Racquet. This week, we talk finances. Vasek Pospisil started a tweetstorm discussing the financial inequities within our sport, and we wanted to break that down further. His tweet says a player ranked ~300 made 77K last year. Accurate? Maybe not. And that's before expenses. We let you know what those are. Welcome to the journey Behind the Racquet.
Posted on 14 June 2019
Coffee Cast with Cation: Noah Rubin Edition
His Behind the Racquet series has brought notoriety to many of the difficulties faced by himself, and his peers. But today, on the Coffee Cast, Noah Rubin goes in depth on the basic day to day difficulties faced by many within the sport, and some of the momentous changes he believes are necessary to keep the sport relevant, and keep its athletes in a better state mentally and physically.His thoughts are not a definitive set of finished reforms, but more of a jumping off point. Listen, think, and let him (and me!) know what you think.