Control the Controllables

Control the Controllables

Hosted by the Director of SotoTennis Academy, Dan Kiernan, the Control the Controllables podcast aims to entertain, educate and energise the tennis community, and bring valuable insight from all lenses of the sport to our listeners.

In our weekly episodes, Dan picks the brains of current and former professional tennis players, coaches, parents, and others involved in this game that we love.

In 2021 we were voted ´Best Tennis Podcast´ in the Sports Podcast Awards!

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Recent Episodes

#171: Ken Skupski on his Retirement from Pro Tennis

Aug. 9, 2022

Ken Skupski is one of GB´s most successful doubles players. After a career spanning 3 decades, he recently retired from pro tennis playing his last match in the Mens Doubles at Wimbledon. In today´s episode, Ken talks throug…

#170: Neville Godwin - It´s about the Player not the Coach

July 26, 2022

In today´s episode we speak to ATP Coach and former pro player Neville Godwin. Neville reached a career high of 90 in the world in singles and 57 in doubles during his career, and won the US Open Boys Doubles as a junior in …

#169: Wimbledon 2022 Review

July 16, 2022

Wimbledon 2022 was another fantastic event, full of stories and stand out performances. After all the pre-event hype around the ban of Russian and Belarusian players and no ATP/WTA points, the tennis did the talking at SW19.…

#168 Ross Hutchins: Inside the ATP

July 8, 2022

Ross Hutchins is a former top 30 doubles player and the Chief Player Officer at the ATP. He comes from a strong British tennis stock, as the son of Paul Hutchins, former GB Davis Cup captain and British tennis great. Ross wo…

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#167: Wimbledon 2022 Preview

June 28, 2022

It´s our favourite time of the year, and Wimbledon 2022 has kicked off with a bang! 9 Brits are already through to Round 2, the most since 1997. This year there are more than 60 former and current US College players in the m…

#166: Jack Draper - GB´s Rising Star on the ATP Tour

June 21, 2022

Jack Draper is one of Great Britain´s hottest up and coming prospects. At 20-years-old he broke into the world´s top 100 ATP rankings in June. It came on the same day that he picked up his first win over a top 20 player, bea…

About the Host

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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