Jenson Brooksby

A College Coach’s Dream: Jenson Brooksby

Blue chip junior Jenson Brooksby joined the Cracked Interviews podcast to discuss his journey to collecting silver balls at the 16’s Clay Court Nationals and Kalamazoo Hard Court Nationals, training at JMG Academy in Northern California, balancing tennis and school, and the college recruitment process.  Sacramento native Jenson “J.T.”  Brooksby

Seth Federer

You Have to Watch Seth Federer’s Recruiting Video

Let’s all be honest here. Tennis players (and recruits, specifically) are just about the most unintentionally hilarious people out there. “Slammin’ Sammy Swank” (aka Sam Swank, former South Carolina Gamecock) encapsulates all of that in his college tennis recruiting video for “Seth Federer.” Seriously, this is laugh-out-loud funny stuff. Basically


#NextGen🇺🇸 Power Rankings: October 2017

This month’s #NextGen Power Rankings were a struggle to pull together to say the least. While no one should be surprised that these youthful American tennis players are a non-stop rollercoaster ride of performances, it does make it all that much harder for the Committee (of one) to rate their


Interpreting the Way Someone Makes a Line Call

Believe it or not, there are just about a billion ways a tennis player can signify that a ball was indeed “out.” You can tell a lot about someone’s intentions by the way they make line calls. Let us guide you through the minefield and mind-games that come with the simple


Keep an Eye on Max McKennon

We’ve got more from the Fountain Valley Futures tournament.  Parsa caught up with Max McKennon, a top ranked junior out of Newport Beach CA.  McKennon decided recently to leave high school and begin homeschooling to focus more on his game and traveling for tournaments.  He discusses the college decision he

Cracked Interviews Podcast

Cracked Interviews: Stefan Dostanic is Calm, Cool and Collected

For most players, winning the silver ball at the USTA National Hard Court Championships at Kalamazoo – one of the most prestigious tournaments in junior tennis – would be a lifetime accomplishment. Yet, for Stefan Dostanic, it only gave him a spark of motivation for what’s to come next. Let me

Sam Riffice

Sam Riffice Sees American Tennis on the Rise

To start the week off right, we have another interview from Parsa. This time he sits down with the nation’s #2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 and recent Florida commit Sam Riffice. At the time, Riffice had just beaten Evan Song in the first round of the Laguna