Sept. 28, 2021

Episode 135: Ryan Jones - What it Takes

Episode 135: Ryan Jones - What it Takes

Ryan Jones is a British Coach who has been working on the ATP/ITF tour for the past 10 years.

Ryan has taken Borna Coric and Kyle Edmund into the ATP top 100 and is well on the way to the same result with young British hope Jack Draper. 

You may have seen Jack take the first set off World Number one Novak Djokovic in his Wimbledon debut this summer.

Ryan comes from a strong tennis pedigree, as the son of Alan Jones. Alan famously coached Jo Durie to the top 5 in the world back in the 1980´s. All three now work together at Junior Elite Tennis academy in the UK.

Ryan is clearly passionate about tennis and, like his dad, has discipline at the heart of his coaching philosophy. He gives us raw insight into how he works and what he believes.

He also chats to CTC Host Dan Kiernan about:-

  • The impact his father Alan Jones has had on his playing and coaching career.
  • The traits he looks for in a player.
  • Are Coaches in the UK too soft on players?
  • The sacrifices needed to be a tennis coach.
  • His journey so far with Jack Draper.
  • If becoming a Father will change his coaching style.

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:-

Episode 103: Borna Coric - Ownership

Episode 131: Facundo Lugones - Find a Way

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