Control the Controllables

Control the Controllables

Dan Kiernan, Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain has created a podcast that entertains, educates and energises you through this difficult period due to COVID-19. 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

ATP WTA Grand Slams Former Players

#147: Australian Open 2022 Preview

Jan. 17, 2022

With the first Grand Slam of 2022 underway, we´ve brought our panel of former pros back together to preview the Australian Open. What a few weeks it’s been, tennis has been global news with the Novak Djokovic visa saga, and …

Episode 146: 2021 Highlights!

Dec. 29, 2021

In today´s episode, Dan sits down with Vicki to chat through their favourite moments and key learnings from 2021 on Control the Controllables. Listen to some of the most inspirational stories from this years guests, and find…

WTA Current Pro Players

Episode 145: Sonay Kartal - Focusing on her own path

Dec. 14, 2021

In this week´s episode we get to know up-and-coming British player Sonay Kartal. Sonay, 20, has had an impressive 2021. After coming back from injury earlier in the year, she won the UK Pro League Masters event. She also won…

ATP Current Pro Players Doubles

Episode 144: Rohan Bopanna - First-time Grand Slam Champion at 37

Dec. 7, 2021

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has achieved so much in his playing career. A Grand Slam champion, he has also reached multiple Grand Slam finals, and reached number 3 in the world in doubles. On top of this, he is alread…

Coaches Coach Education

Episode 143: Keith Reynolds - Are we selling the game of tennis the right way?

Nov. 30, 2021

Keith Reynolds is a British tennis coach who has experienced the sport at all levels. He is the co-owner and founder of The Watchorn Tennis Club in Derbyshire which has produced 29 National Champions. He´s also coached many …

WTA Grand Slams Current Pro Players LTA

Episode 142: Francesca Jones - Northern Grit

Nov. 16, 2021

Francesca Jones is a British tennis player who is currently ranked 153 in the world. Originally from Bradford, the 21-year-old moved to Spain at age 10 to train at the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy. She reached number 31 in t…

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, competing at Wimbledon in 2004 & 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