ATP Grand Slams Former Players Coaches

Episode 85: Wayne Ferreira - Iron Man

Dec. 12, 2020

Wayne Ferreria is a former World Number 6 in singles and 9 in doubles. He has had an incredible tennis career, which saw wins over 3 generations of greats of the game including Bjorn Borg, Roger Sampras and Roger Federer, wi…

Coaches Grass Roots LTA

Episode 83: Steve Davies & Matt Allen - Into the Dragon’s Den

Dec. 5, 2020

Steve Davies and Matt Allen are the Directors of Active Away. Both had strong tennis coaching careers at clubs and with the LTA made the decision to set up their own business running Tennis Holidays. At the start, business w…

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Episode 81: Nick Weal - LTA Head of Coach Education and Development

Nov. 28, 2020

Nick Weal has spent the last 35 years as a Grand Slam Player, Grand Slam Coach and GB Davis Cup Coach and is now in charge of the LTA Coach Education. In this episode of Control the Controllables, he shares his experiences, …

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Episode 80: James Auckland - Pro to Parks

Nov. 26, 2020

James Auckland is a former British Number 1 Doubles Player with a highest ATP Ranking of 57. Listen to him talk to Dan about his journey and how key failures led to the passion and fire to drive and ‘prove people wrong’. Thi…

High Performance Coaches LTA

Episode 78: Iain Bates - LTA Head Of Women’s Tennis

Nov. 18, 2020

Iain Bates has gone from promising British junior to University lecturer, to Team GB Manager in the Olympics. He is now LTA Head of Women’s Tennis. An impressive journey which Iain discusses with CTC Host Dan Kiernan. By his…

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Episode 77: Dave Sammel - Mindset College

Nov. 14, 2020

Dave Sammel was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has spent the past 30 years as a coach in the UK working with some of the best players in GB. He is currently Liam Broady´s coach. Dave has strong views and c…

Grand Slams Former Players Coaches Doubles US College

Episode 74: Stephen Huss - Wimbledon Champ

Nov. 4, 2020

Stephen Huss partnered Wesley Moodie to win the Men’s Doubles Championship at Wimbledon in 2005. The pair came through qualifying, beating the 1st 2nd and 3rd seeds en route. Stephen reached a career high of 21 in the world …

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Episode 70: Simon Jones - British Tennis through many lenses

Oct. 21, 2020

GB tennis coach Simon Jones worked for the LTA in many different capacities for 31 years, before turning his hand to other sports. In this episode we explore the similarities and differences between sports, and his opinions …

Former Players Coaches US College

Episode 68 : Kyle Spencer - US College Life

Oct. 14, 2020

Kyle Spencer is the current Head Men’s Coach at North Carolina State University. He is a former GB number 1 doubles player and represented GB at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Kyle has experienced US College in all positions as a…

High Performance Coaches LTA

Episode 67: Leon Smith - The History Maker!

Oct. 10, 2020

What a story! Leon Smith went from decent junior player to coaching one of the best juniors in the world, Sir Andy Murray. He was catapulted to GB Davis Cup Captain in 2010 and guided the team to glory on the court as the 20…

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Episode 66: Kris Soutar - Mr. Tennis

Oct. 7, 2020

Kris Soutar has dedicated his life to tennis in one form or another. From coaching International Players to coaching parents how to coach, he has worked across the spectrum, but always to a very high level. Kris was part of …

High Performance Elite Sport Coaches

Episode 62: Valorie Kondos Field - Winning doesn’t always equal success

Sept. 22, 2020

Valorie Kondos Field was Head Gymnastics Coach at UCLA for 29 years. She led them to 7 National Championships despite having no experience in gymnastics. Valorie dramatically changed her philosophies throughout her coaching …

Former Players Coaches Tennis Academy

Episode 61: Emilio Sanchez - Viva España

Sept. 19, 2020

Emilio Sanchez comes from the famous Sanchez family who have been so influential on Spanish Tennis. A former World number 1 doubles player and number 7 singles player at the same time, he won 5 Grand slam doubles titles and …

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Episode 60: Lloyd and Anthony Harris - African Champions

Sept. 16, 2020

In today´s episode of Control the Controllables, we speak to Anthony Harris who is top 100 ATP Player Lloyd Harris’s coach. Anthony also coached Dudi Sela in his formative years aged 11-19. We discuss his Academy and philoso…

Former Players Coaches

Episode 59: Sam Jalloh - Tennis saved my life

Sept. 13, 2020

Sam Jalloh was brought up in Sierra Leone in what was a difficult upbringing personally, but also during the civil war which added many complications which included living on the streets, seeing his best friend get shot and …