Luke Jensen - Coach of NY Empire and VP of Awesome for World Tennis Tennis as well as ESPN Analyst and 1993 French Open Doubles Champion with Murphy Jensen.

Episode 14 - Luke is not only the coach of World Team Tennis' NY Empire but he also holds the title of Vice President of Awesome! for the WTT...and Luke Jensen was awesome as the guest of episode #14!Luke Jensen is always entertaining and full of energy and on this podcast Luke tells a number of great stories as we talk about topics that include the following:- Luke's transition from Director of Tennis with the West Side Tennis Club to his roles with World Team Tennis as coach of the NY Empire and as VP of Awesome with the WTT.- World Team Tennis and the one-site season at The Greenbrier in West Virginia...we talk safety protocols, energy and enthusiasm of WTT, and the importance of top players getting match play and sharpening their skills in preparation for the US Open.- Luke's background as a multi-sport athlete followed by his focus on tennis while growing up in a small Michigan town.- Embracing "beast mode" and "mauler" mentality as he imposed the "big game" on his opponents while advancing to Junior Davis Cup, becoming #1 junior player and then playing at USC.- Teaming with Patrick McEnroe to win the '84 French Open junior doubles title while at the same time John McEnroe blew a 2-set and 1-break lead against Ivan Lendl in the '84 men's singles championship- How Jimmy Arias fixed Luke's forehand after it was "lost" for 5 years.- Winning the '93 French Open doubles title with brother, Murphy Jensen.- A look at Luke's favorite players.World Team Tennis:https://wtt.comLuke Jenson on Linkedin: Serve and Return Podcast Twitter:@serve_returnpodHave a suggestion for a Serve and Return Podcast guest? email Chris at cmtrieste@gmail.comChris' book - 14 Great Coaches: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Coaching, Have A Lasting Impact and Return Website:

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