The First Serve

The First Serve


The First Serve is your HOME OF TENNIS. Featuring an all year round dedicated weekly one hour 'live' tennis program, the only one of its kind on commercial radio in Australia that is also podcast right here plus commentary from the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, themed podcasts, a strong online/social media presence and print content via our website. The First Serve has one simple aim and that is to keep the tennis conversation going 12 months of the year, covering tennis from the grassroots to the elite. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, home of the Australian Open, The First Serve covers the Australian tennis scene, but also the game globally attracting listeners from all around the world. The First Serve speaks to those at the coalface of tennis all over the world. Heading up The First Serve coverage is leading tennis commentator Brett Phillips. Brett is host of our dedicated one-hour weekly radio show, leading commentator at all the Grand Slams & Fed Cup/Davis Cup ties, on the ground at all the key tennis tournaments through the year providing tennis content via radio, podcasts, online and in print. Through the summer of tennis in Australia, Brett currently serves as Court Announcer on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, and in January of 2020 served as Court Announcer for the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney. HOW TO FOLLOW US FOR YOUR WEEKLY TENNIS FIX: *Download the SEN App to your iPhone or Android and you can follow us anywhere around the world, or you can also listen online at If you're in Melbourne you can listen via the radio on 1116am or in Adelaide on 1629am. *Listen Live weekly to our one hour dedicated tennis program, the only one of its kind on commercial radio in Australia at 6pm AEST each Monday on 1116am SEN in Melbourne, 1629am in Adelaide, or the SEN App (download to your phone) The show is also podcast if you miss it live, to listen to at your convenience. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts. *Live Daily Programming content/commentary on SEN during the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2020. *Like our Facebook Page & Follow us on Twitter & Instagram for daily tennis content. *Subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

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Host Roddy Reynolds is back with another episode of The Grind, with special guest Mark Woodforde, who after some reflection about transitioning from player to commentator/administrator, puts on his ITF Board Member Hat to discuss Davis Cup and the World Tennis Tour (formerly the 'Futures Tour') and its purpose in transitioning players further up the tennis ecosystem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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