Oct. 5, 2021

Episode 136: Matt Little - Andy Murray´s S&C Coach

Episode 136: Matt Little - Andy Murray´s S&C Coach

Matt Little is one of the world´s most renowned S&C Coaches.

He´s worked with Andy Murray for the past 14 years, through the highs and lows of 3 Grand Slam titles, 2 Olympic gold medals, a Davis Cup win and career-threatening injuries. 

Matt was by Murray´s side through two hip surgeries, his gruelling recovery and inspiring return to tennis.

He´s just released a new book, The Way of the Tortoise: Why You Have to Take the Slow Lane to Get Ahead.

In today´s episode, Matt chats to CTC Host Dan Kiernan about working with Andy, his career in S&C, and gives some fascinating insight into :-

  • His journey from young tennis player to coaching a World Number 1.
  • How he prepares himself to watch Murray´s matches.
  • How his role in Andy Murray´s team has developed through the years.
  • What working with Murray in 2016 was really like!
  • The impact Murray´s hip injuries had on the team, and how rewarding his return to tennis has been.
  • The importance of soft skills in coaching.
  • Why he recommends young tennis & S&C coaches find their own niche in tennis.
  • The inspiration for his new book The Way of the Tortoise.
  • What´s next for S&C in tennis.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:-

The Way of the Tortoise: Why You Have to Take the Slow Lane to Get Ahead by Matt Little

Andy Murray: Resurfacing

Episode 86: Jez Green - Building a Body of a Champion

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Matt Little on Twitter: @MattLittleSandC

Matt Little on Instagram: @mattlittlesandc

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