October 07, 2020

Episode 66: Kris Soutar - Mr.Tennis

Kris 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 the Scot...

October 04, 2020

Episode 65: Simon Dickson - Red Devil to SW19

Simon Dickson was one of the best junior players in the world with wins over Roger Federer and Leyton Hewitt to name a couple as he grew up. He combined this with playing football for Manchester United Juniors when he was you...

September 30, 2020

Episode 64: Steve Hewitt - People..People.. People!

Steve Hewitt is the CEO of Gym Shark, a fitness clothing and accessory brand that is currently one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. In 2021 it was valued at $1.3 billion, after starting in the home of its founder,...

Junior Tennis Tennis Parent

September 26, 2020

Episode 63: Heather Watson - WTA Tour Life

Heather Watson has been one of Great Britain’s most successful female tennis players of the last 30 years. She won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title in 2016, has won 4 WTA titles and has a career high of 38 in the world. Heat...

September 22, 2020

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

Valorie Kondos Field was Head Gymnastics Coach at UCLA for 29 years. She led them to 7 National Championships and her background wasn’t even in gymnastics. She dramatically changed her philosophies throughout her coaching car...

September 19, 2020

Episode 61: Emilio Sanchez - Viva España

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 t...

September 16, 2020

Episode 60: Lloyd and Anthony Harris - African Champions

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 philosophy in South Africa and the journey to creating an...

September 13, 2020

Episode 59: Sam Jalloh - Tennis saved my life

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 k...

September 08, 2020

Episode 58: Magnus Tideman - ATP Coach Life

Magnus Tideman is a former top 80 ATP Player who came from an amazing crop of Swedish Players, where his practice partners included Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and many more. He turned his hand to coaching 29 years ago and has ...

September 05, 2020

Episode 57: Mark Jeffery - Between the White Lines

Mark has had tennis running through his life for 60 years. He was in the military, and has worked closely with David Lloyd and Jimmy Connors on previous projects. He´s currently taking on his biggest challenge yet, as he is l...

September 02, 2020

Episode 56: Kieron Vorster - Nature or Nurture

Kieron Vorster has been a strength and conditioning coach on the ATP Tour for 25 years. He started his career with Wayne Ferreira before spending many years with Tim Henman. Kieron is currently working with British number 1 D...

August 31, 2020

Episode 55: Cameron Norrie - College Stud to Pro Life

Cameron Norrie has an illustrious College career at TCU before seamlessly moving into the top 100 ATP where his career high to date has been 40. Cameron speaks to us from the US Open bubble where we discuss positive COVID tes...

August 29, 2020

Episode 54: Nick Monroe - No stone unturned

Nick Monroe has been on the ATP Tour for the past 17 years with a career high of 30 ATP doubles. Nick speaks to us from the US Open Bubble as he prepares to play the event. Nick was a top USTA Junior, US College All-American ...

High Performance ATP Grand Slams Current Pro Players Doubles Junior Tennis US College

August 26, 2020

Episode 53: Nick Morgan - Make better choices more often

Nick Morgan is a former UK University Tennis Champion whilst graduating from Bath University before turning his career to the Sports Science world. This started at Lilleshall home of England Football and took him around many ...

August 22, 2020

Episode 52: Jonathan Overend - The voice of tennis 🎾

Jonathan worked for BBC radio for over 25 years and brought the famous moments to life for many of us including his final match for the BBC.. The Men’s Wimbledon 2013 final where Andy Murray overcame 77 years of hurt for Men’...

August 20, 2020

Episode 51: Dan Evans & Mark Hilton - US Open Bubble 2020

GB number 1 Dan Evans and his coach Mark Hilton speak to us from New York as they prepare for the US Open 2020. Hear all about the ‘bubble’ at the US Open and how preparation has been going. Enjoying Control the Controllables...

ATP WTA Grand Slams Current Pro Players

August 19, 2020

Episode 50: James Cluskey - Necker Island Networking

In our 50th episode of Control the Controllables we speak to James Cluskey, James was top 150 ATP and represented Ireland in the Davis Cup. Since retiring, James has used his tennis as a vehicle to attack the business world....

High Performance ATP Former Players Coaches Singles Doubles ITF Tennis Academy Irish Tennis

August 15, 2020

Episode 49: Bruno Argudo & Juan Beaus - Spanish Tennis vs British Tennis

Bruno Argudo and Juan Beaus both have extensive experience of being brought up through the ‘Spanish System’ as players and coaches. Yet both have had experience in the British Tennis world as players at Stirling University. B...

High Performance Coaches Junior Tennis Tennis Academy

August 12, 2020

Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Dan Cox spent many years in the top 5 in the UK and top 250 ATP after a successful junior career, including making the final of the prestigious Tarbes U14 event. Dan retired in 2016 aged 26, but as the pandemic has had an eff...

High Performance ATP Current Pro Players ITF

August 08, 2020

Episode 47: Neil Harman - Close Quarters

Neil Harman worked tirelessly for many years for many of the top UK Newspapers in football, and then mainly as a tennis correspondent. An award-winning journalist and author, Neil connected with the top players such as Andy M...

Grand Slams Journalists

August 05, 2020

Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Barry Fulcher was an excellent tennis player who has turned his passion to not only coaching, but also to creating a competitive structure in the UK that allows players to compete, learn and earn. This passion has been solely...

Former Players Coaches Junior Tennis

August 01, 2020

Episode 45: Michael Joyce - From top ATP player to top WTA Coach

Michael Joyce had a very successful playing career with a career high of 64 ATP. Michael has gone on to coach some of the biggest stars in the women’s game including Victoria Azarenka, Genie Bouchard, Johanna Konta, Timea Bab...

High Performance ATP WTA Former Players Coaches

July 30, 2020

Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

Mark Bullock has dedicated his coaching career to making tennis inclusive to all. He spent many years at the ITF working and developing wheelchair tennis globally including its presence at all 4 of the Grand Slams. Over the l...

Coaches Wheelchair Tennis

July 25, 2020

Episode 43: Mike Dickson - Tennis through a ‘media’ lense

Mike Dickson has been a sports journalist for 35 years, including 30 years at the Daily Mail. He has predominantly covered tennis as his major sport during this time and has been very close to British Tennis, reporting on all...

Journalists