Control the Controllables

Control the Controllables

Dan Kiernan, Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain has teamed up with John McGahon Ireland's Fed Cup Captain and Director of MacXTennis Academy in Ireland to create a podcast that entertains, educates and energises you through this difficult period of lock down due to the Coronavirus. Hear Dan pick the brains and gain valuable insight into the minds of professional tennis players, coaches, parents, as well as others in High Performance Tennis.

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Recent Episodes

Episode 132: Joe Salisbury - Double US Open Champion!

Sept. 14, 2021

It´s not been a bad few weeks for GB´s Joe Salisbury. In fact, it´s not been a bad year! The 29-year-old completed a US Open double at the weekend, winning the Men´s Doubles with partner Rajeev Ram on Friday, followed by the…

Episode 131: Facundo Lugones - Find a Way

Sept. 7, 2021

Facundo Lugones has been Cameron Norrie´s coach since 2017. The pair played together on the Mens Tennis Team at Texas Christian University for 12 months, before Facu became a Graduate Coach for the team. The 28-year-old Arge…

Episode 130: Craig Tiley - Leading from the Front

Aug. 29, 2021

If you watched any of the 2021 Australian Open in January, you wouldn´t have missed Craig Tiley. The Director of the Aussie Open was on our screens throughout the tournament as he dealt with tennis players and officials in h…

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Episode 129: Wimbledon 2021 Review

Aug. 12, 2021

We´ve kept you waiting for this episode, but it´s worth the wait! Listen to our review of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships with this year´s Mixed Doubles Champions Neal Skupski & Desirae Krawczyk. Neil has recently reached a…

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Episode 128: Maik Burlage - Smart Tennis

July 13, 2021

Maik Burlage is a former professional tennis player, and now the founder and CEO of Wingfield. The 30-year-old German played professionally for nearly 3 years, before moving into Coaching and then tech innovation. He set up …

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Episode 127: Dr Jim Loehr - The Hidden Scoreboard

July 6, 2021

Dr Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist. He´s worked with hundreds of top athletes including Olympic Gold medalists and tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles & Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. During his career …

About the Host

Daniel Kiernan

Show Host

Dan Kiernan is the owner and Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain and a former British #1 Doubles Player. He captained the men´s tennis team at Louisiana State University before playing on the Professional Tour for 3 years, winning a match at Wimbledon in 2005.

In 2010 Dan relocated from the UK to Spain to open SotoTennis Academy which has become one of the most renowned tennis academies in Europe. When he´s not on court, he can be found interviewing big names in the tennis world for the Control the Controllables Podcast or running around after his 3 children!

Dan has more than 20 years of coaching experience through all levels of the game including:
-2019 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Quarter Finalist Evan Hoyt
-2012 Juniors Boys Australian Open Champions, Josh-Ward Hibbert and Liam Broady,
-Junior Grand Slams Players
-WTA/ATP Players including WTA tournament winners and a top 100 WTA Player