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We want to continue producing The Tennis Podcast in 2018, and to make it better than ever. To do that, we need your help!
We want to continue producing The Tennis Podcast in 2018, and to make it better than ever. To do that, we need your help!
571 backers pledged £28,288 to help bring this project to life.

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We (Catherine Whitaker and David Law) want to continue producing The Tennis Podcast in 2018, and to do so, we need your help. 

Our inaugural Kickstarter in 2017 led to us hiring an editor and producing more than 100 podcasts (making it more than 360 since production began in 2012), with daily shows from the four Grand Slam tournaments, The Queen’s Club, and the Davis Cup final. 

The last 12 months on The Tennis Podcast have seen jaws on the floor at the comebacks of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and guests galore including the magnificent Mary Carillo and Mats Wilander. 

There's been the usual arguments, polls and predictions, special editions about Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios, and interview shows with Chris Evert, John McEnroe and Andy Murray.

We also produced a website with our blogs, a shop selling Tennis Podcast merchandise and live video chats on our social media channels. 

We want to do all of that and even more in 2018.

To continue producing the weekly Tennis Podcast in 2018, we need to reach our first goal: £10,000.

If we can hit £20,000, we will produce at least 50 daily podcasts from the Grand Slam tournaments and The Queen's Club. In 2017, we promised 45, but delivered more than 60 - a show every single day during those events.

The more we can raise, the more we can do.
Thank you for supporting The Tennis Podcast.

Catherine and David

Risks and challenges

Having run our inaugural Kickstarter last year, and delivered more podcasts than we had promised to deliver, we know that we are capable of doing this, and will do everything in our power to do so.

The only things that might stop us are circumstances beyond our control, such as ill health.

Even then, we will do all we can to produce shows with the help of our partners at The Telegraph and Eurosport.

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    Coffee and Cake

    You listen occasionally and want to show your appreciation by buying us a coffee and cake the next time we record at the Putney Exchange.

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    Tennis Podcast Weekly

    You listen to The Tennis Podcast every week and want to guarantee that weekly shows continue in 2018. 

    You will have your name published in our Tennis Podcast Backers 2018 list on our official website.

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    Grand Slam Dailies

    You listen to The Tennis Podcast every week AND every day during the the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, and want to guarantee that both the weekly and Slam daily shows continue in 2018.

    If Kickstarted to £20,000 we will produce the weekly show and a minimum of 50 podcasts from the Grand Slam tournaments and The Queen's Club.

    You will have your name published in our Tennis Podcast Backers 2018 list on our official website.

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    Introduce The Tennis Podcast!

    You want to be part of the show.

    Your personalised intro to the Tennis Podcast will be included alongside the likes of Andy Murray, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova in the pod’s opening credits for an episode in 2018 - 'Hi this is '(your name, or the name of your relative/friend/pet)' and you're listening to the Tennis Podcast!'

    You will also be helping to keep The Tennis Podcast weekly and Grand Slam Daily shows going in 2018, and have your name published in our Tennis Podcast Backers 2018 list on our official website.

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    Challenge Catherine and David

    Think you can beat Catherine Whitaker and David Law at predicting what will happen in the tennis world in 2018? Prove it!

    You can take them on in our exclusive Tennis Podcast predictions tournament which will run throughout 2018. Your quest for glory will be discussed throughout the year on The Tennis Podcast and via our social media channels, and the No.1 predictor gets to be congratulated in person (or on the phone/skype) in the final podcast of 2018.

    You will also get to record your own podcast personalised intro, help to keep the show going for a year and have your name published in our Tennis Podcast Backers 2018 list on our official website.

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    Guest Editor

    You get to collaborate with Catherine and David to choose the listener questions that they answer in one of our listener questions specials.

    You also get to record a personalised intro, take part in the predictions tournament and help to keep the weekly and the Grand Slam Daily Tennis Podcast going in 2018. You will also have your name published in our Tennis Podcast Backers 2018 list on our official website.

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    Emergency Tennis Podcast Card

    Something has happened in tennis and you want to know exactly what Catherine Whitaker and David Law think about it, and you want to know now. Or perhaps there's a burning issue that you are desperate to hear them debate.

    You can play your Emergency Tennis Podcast card at any time during 2018 and (assuming Catherine and David agree with your selection) they will record and release a podcast within 48 hours.

    You will also record your own personalised intro, and take part in The Tennis Podcast predictions tournament.

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    Official Tennis Podcast Mascot

    Give your pet the honour of becoming the official Tennis Podcast mascot for 2018.

    He or she will be featured weekly on the podcast’s social media channels, and will also be provided with a bespoke item of Tennis Podcast mascot uniform. 

    In addition, the mascot’s owner will receive Tennis Podcast intro and predictions tournament privileges.

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    Executive Producer

    You will effectively become the Tennis Podcast King/Queen, receiving all of our premier privileges, including:

    - Personalised Show Intro
    - Entry into the Predictions Tournament
    - Guest editor slot
    - Emergency Tennis Podcast card
    - Poll Vault Editor for a week (or none at all if, like Catherine, you prefer Poll Vault silence ...)
    - A shout-out in our podcast credits every week for 2018

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