Tag: Jose Higueras

KEN SOLOMON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS032

KEN SOLOMON talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO-URCS032

President and CEO of Tennis Channel, KEN SOLOMON discusses his illustrious TV career, the meteoric rise of TC and more.

From a college internship at Paramount Studios in the 1980s, Ken Solomon quickly started selling syndication to tertiary US markets. From there, among other things, he helped launched FX and build Fox into a TV powerhouse. He was there at the beginning of Dreamworks and became The President of Universal TV. 

Since 2006, he’s been the President and CEO of Tennis Channel, helping usher the network into the digital age and making it THE Network for Tennis in America. And beyond that, one of the fastest growing networks in the country.

He never posted wins over Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Raul Ramirez or Jose Higueras, but he ball-boyed for them all. He never scored points off Martina Navritolova or Jim Courier but he runs the network they provide commentary on.

KEN SOLOMON breaks down his rise from performing magic tricks in borrowed loafers to helming the fastest growing network on TV. He tells us what its like to collaborate and compete with networks like ESPN. And he tells us why he’s confident we will be seeing the lost Djokovic tapes sometime in the future.

The Emmy Award Winning Tennis Channel Film, STROKES OF GENIUS can be found on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/strokes-of-genius/id1404175109

Other UNDER REVIEW episodes with interviews from TC commentators: James Blake, Jim Courier, Mary Carillo, Paul Annacone

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective. For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com

 

GORDON UEHLING talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS026

GORDON UEHLING talks TENNIS with CRAIG SHAPIRO – URCS026

He trained with Jose Higueras. He’s a member of Novak Djokovic’s inner circle. And he sits in The Champion’s Box at the BNP Paribas Open. He’s invested in the future of tennis like few others and chances are you’ve never heard of this guy. And we’re pretty sure he likes it that way… If he didn’t, his Court Sense Coaching System would be called the Uehling coaching system.

GORDON UEHLING tells us why he’s all in on UTR, how he met a 15 year old Novak Djokovic and how a dynamic high tech training program covering everything from spirit to gait will help players succeed in the next decade.

UNDER REVIEW is a podcast in which tennis insiders share unique stories and insightful perspective.

For more information, please contact info@underreviewtennis.com