Dr Loeher

Really fascinating another brilliant listen. So much take home. I’m going to think more like a boxer in whatever I do!!


Loving this podcast . Dan’s voice holds the attention and I love the honesty he gets back from his guests . Just love that the people on the podcast love tennis as much as me as not a lot of my friends or family know anything about it 🤣well done and much appreciated when walking the dog or gardening

Loved it!

This is my first ever review. The latest pod is just fabulous, I felt I was listening in to a group of people having a chat about their past experiences at Wimbledon. It was honest, authentic and engrossing. I love the variety Dan brings to every pod. Really a great listen. Thank You!


Such a good podcast. Really great mix of guests with interesting stories to tell. Dan does a great job guiding the conversation. These podcasts have been a great listen anytime I’m out walking!looking forward to many more!


Honestly I am genuinely upset when I finish an episode knowing I have to wait for more. Make my car journeys to London and back for work enjoyable and so many learnings taken away each time. Great host and love the genuine care and attention to each guest.

Relatable outside of the tennis world

I’m a tennis fan and a tennis parent but I take away so many learnings from these podcasts and apply them to my day job and overall mindset!

Great chats and insight

Top work Dan! Your podcasts have been such a big part of getting through the past year. It’s been a challenge for everyone and I think I can say for most people involved in the Tennis world your chats have helped keep us motivated and inspired through the year. You do so well to get more of an insi…


Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this podcast. As a tennis fanatic it is brilliant to have such a professionally done show with high quality guests being interviewed so well. Just listened to the Borna Coric interview and it is excellent. Brilliant questions and what a special guy Borna is. …

A must for anyone in tennis

Fantastic to listen to we have really enjoyed the episodes throughout lockdown thanks Dan and Jmac Scarfi’s

Absolutely brilliant for Tennis fans

The control the controllables podcast gives listeners such a great, informal insight into Tennis across all aspects of the pro game. The Nick Bollettieri interview has been my fav. to date. Keep up the fantastic insightful interviews.

Best tennis podcast out there

Love this podcast, brilliant blend of education snd entertainment and exposing areas of tennis we might not otherwise see. I like Dan’s style of bringing stories out from guests and also sharing his own experiences. Great job!

Fantastic Podcast

This podcast is loved by our tennis parents, players and coaches alike. There is something for everyone and is always thought provoking and often explores areas of the sport that aren’t covered regularly elsewhere. Couldn’t recommend highly enough- keep up the good work!

Great listening to a wide mix of people from the tennis world

I’ve really enjoyed listening to peoples different journeys through the tennis world . Great insights that the normal tennis fan may never hear without these podcasts . During another lockdown these podcasts help to keep motivation and to switch off for a while . Keep up the good work 👍

Excellent tennis podcast

Some tremendous insights into the world of tennis. This has been a throughly enjoyable listen during the lockdowns. Thanks Dan keep them coming. 🎾🎾

Control the Controllables

Brilliantly insightful interviews. A must listen for parents and younger players. So much to take away but also just some really entertaining content! Had made lockdown walks so much more enjoyable!

A podcast growing into itself

This podcast gets better and better with every episode. Dan is a great interviewer, and more so than most, pushes the interviewees, makes the conversation personal and asks the questions that you want to ask yourself. The guests get better and better and the back catalogue is worth a listen. If yo…

V good


Episode 92 Justin- wow

So refreshing to hear from someone who doesn’t pander, says it as it is but has the best interest of players and the sport at heart. Really interesting guy and I am sure has many more stories to tell. Excellent interview technique as usual Dan

Wow! What a moving podcast.

Episode 39 with Joe Dixon was so moving that I had to listen to it twice. Many thoughts and words I have experienced and I thought I was alone. The Tennis Coach’s life is unique and very few ‘outsiders’ understand what it encompasses. Thank you Joe for opening up.

So Interesting

Listened to a few of these now, really good questioning, would love hear one from club coaches on how we get more kids in to playing tennis and retaining there interest.

Control the controllable review

This is a great podcast. So many knowledgeable guests that piece together thousands of years of tennis experience and the behaviours and traits that led to their success. Dan Kiernan does a fabulous job of unpacking the mindset of an elite performer in sports and life. Get your note pad ready becau…

The podcasts everyone in tennis needs to listen to

There aren’t many car journeys I take without listening to Dan’s podcasts. As a coach, the values expressed on the shows align with mine and the insights into various peoples journeys and achievements is invaluable. I can’t recommend the podcasts enough and I regularly share episodes with the playe…


So good to hear so many different voices, journeys and stories from our amazing sport. Brilliant knowledge for all to listen to, players, parents, coaches and lovers of the sport of tennis or in fact any sport.

Coach CL

Top Pod this, supremely executed, genuine, honest, great guests, frank conversations, so lucky to have something like this, if tennis is a big part of your life.


A fantastic listen for anyone involved in the sport of tennis. Dan is an amazing host and his catalogue of guests is bringing me back time and time again! 🎾

The Best Podcast for Slightly Crazy Tennis Parents

This podcast has the biggest breadth and depth of guests to help any tennis parent understand what they have got themselves into! The podcast has hopefully made me a slightly less crazy tennis parent as well as being extremely thought provoking and ultimately applicable not just to tennis but also …

Holistic tennis information

The control the Controllables podcast is an absolutely outstanding listen that gives information across many different areas of tennis. - Takes the listener inside the minds of players and their decision making on court in the biggest situation. - Gives insight on the players differing pathways…

Dave Sammel

Another cracking listen. The podcast series has got me through my endless walks in lockdown. The podcast really is a must for any tennis fan- fascinating. Highly recommended.


I’d give this series more stars if I could! A really fascinating insight into the world of tennis - transferable to everyday life too. Hosts Dan Kiernan, former British tennis No 1, and Irish Fed cup captain, John McGahon talk to players, coaches, parents, commentators, physios and more. Every epis…

Amazing Podcast!

Love the content of the podcast and getting background on the players and life on the tour. Would love to see a current top ten player featured on the podcast???

Inspiring and informative

I started listening to CtC about ep30 and since then I’ve been alternating between the new episodes and catching up on the old ones. The podcast doesn’t just keep me entertained on my commute, it provides so much more. I’m a NE England club tennis player well past my low-level best, but I love play…

Episode 14 with Hicksy

Just finished listening to episode 14. It brought back fond memories of being on his squad 19 years ago and a reminder of what an inspiration coach he was. His anecdotes took me right back and put a smile of my face . Thanks for putting this Podcast together. Keep it up.

Lovely stuff

As a (bad) tennis player and (hopefully better) tennis Dad, can’t recommend this enough. Learn something new about the game, and especially about player development, every single episode. Keep it up!

Entertaining and insightful

Keep it up lads, always a great listen

Superb podcast

I love to listen at tennis podcast and this one is of the tops in my list. Great passion, great guests and very well organized by Dan and John. Hard to pick my favorite. Please support the podcast.

Peter Gillespie

Great tennis podcast. Superb job Dan - keep going with the great guests and chat. You are a natural and I’m sure will lead to more media work. Only suggestion is can you improve the sound quality?


Just listened to the podcast, really enjoyed it, keep up the good work. Come on evo 👍✅🎾 Bazza.

World class

Every podcast worth listening to bringing a different insight into incredible peoples life journey and how tennis played a huge part in it. Can’t recommend more.

Highly recommended!

Control the Controllables is shaping up to be the best performance focused tennis podcast out there. In particular, CTC has a wealth of really strong advice for optimising your mindset for consistent, high-level performance. If you have a passion to grow and learn from elite level practitioners, th…

Great Podcast

Love the podcasts. Dan and John have put together an excellent listen. You’re providing such valuable insights to the tennis community.

Ep 42- James McGee

Really enjoyed this podcast. During his professional career, James stayed with us about 4 years in a row while he played the Tiburon Challenger. He was and still is one of the most genuine and inspirational people our family has had the pleasure to spend time with. He will continue to do great thi…


As a huge tennis fan this podcast is absolutely brilliant. So informative and fascinating to hear deep insights into the different aspects of the game and the various levels/ areas within in it. Thank you


Love the show. Please keep this going. Makes my journeys!!!


Fantastic guys!


Wow just wow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🌈🎾

Great stuff

Really good. Informative and enjoyable for coaches and players. Highly relevant, grounded and embedded in the realities of our sport. 👏👏👏

Thank you

Thanks for all your kind words and support in listening to the show. It’s been a privilege speaking to these amazing guests. Lots more to come 😊 . Dan

Control the Coronables

Great podcasts, some interesting discussions and great stories from the guests throughout.

Brilliant podcast made with the best of intentions

How people respond to a crisis tells you a lot about them. Dan and John have used their time to help bring the amazing stories and learnings from fantastic guests. The time & effort which has gone into this podcast is phenomenal in such hard times. Highly recommend you listen to every guest but Pai…


Really enjoying this series of podcasts, have kept me going through lockdown here. Dan and John have great range of guests with interesting & different backgrounds, just feels like I’m listening in on chat amongst friends. Great stuff guys.

Entertaining and insightful

Great tennis content that gets to the heart of what you really want to hear. Good mix of people and topics.

Episode 21

Excellent podcast with Ian! Keep up the good work.

Control the Coronables

Brilliant podcast series. An amazing range of guests to learn from and great questioning from Dan and John. Very thought provoking subjects and the honesty of both the guests and presenters leads to great entertainment 👍

Loving the listen

Podcasts are new to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed this one. I have listened to nearly all now and can’t wait for the next one. Well done Dan and John


Really enjoyable listen with a great variety of guests and topics, both Dan and John have done a great putting this together and are highly knowledgeable in there craft and come across in a relaxed and humorous manor. With some outstanding guests, hearing each person talk about there journey or st…

Brilliant Tennis Podacst

Great insight to all levels of the game from great guests and knowledgable hosts!

Great Tennis Podcast

Fantastic podcast, great guests and really interesting discussions.