Control the Controllables

Hosted by the Director of SotoTennis Academy, Dan Kiernan, the Control the Controllables podcast aims to entertain, educate and energise the tennis community, and bring valuable insight from all lenses of the sport to our listeners.

In our weekly episodes, Dan picks the brains of current and former professional tennis players, coaches, parents, and others involved in this game that we love.

We were voted ´Best Tennis Podcast´ of 2021, 2022 and 2023 by the Sports Podcast Awards!

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Recent Episodes

April 8, 2024

Change is Coming to Tennis with Jonathan Overend

Tennis is being disrupted, whether we like it or not! As we prepare to debate this in our first ever Control the Controllables Live Show on April 19th, never has it been clearer that we need to sit up and listen. Today´s epi…
March 30, 2024

Announcing our First Live Show in London!

We´re excited to announce that Control the Controllables is coming to London! We´re hosting our first LIVE SHOW on Friday 19th April 2024. This is your chance to come and join CTC Host Dan Kiernan and our special guests as t…
March 19, 2024

How to Nurture the Next Generation of Great Tennis Players with Justin Sherring

In today´s episode we speak to top British tennis coach, Justin Sherring. Justin has had the distinction of bringing through some of the brightest young tennis players of British tennis’ current golden generation including J…
March 8, 2024

Sue Anstiss: Empowering Women in Sport

To mark International Women´s Day, we have author, podcaster, presenter, campaigner, triathlete and all-round inspiration Sue Anstiss on the show. Sue has been campaigning for women in sport for over 20 years through her org…
March 3, 2024

Olivia Nicholls: A Different Route to Success in Tennis

In this week’s episode we are speaking to British doubles player Olivia Nicholls. Olivia is a former Wimbledon mixed doubles semi-finalist and a role model for young players looking to make it on the tour. She took the non-t…
Feb. 11, 2024

Jonathan Overend - The Voice of Tennis is Back

In today’s episode we welcome the voice of tennis for his second appearance on the show, it´s Jonathan Overend! Jonathan speaks to us in a week where Sky Sports are launching their own tennis channel in the UK and Ireland, S…

About the Host

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Daniel Kiernan

Show Host

Dan Kiernan is the owner and Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain and a former British #1 Doubles Player. He captained the men´s tennis team at Louisiana State University before playing on the Professional Tour for 3 years, competing at Wimbledon in 2004 & 2005.

In 2010 Dan relocated from the UK to Spain to open SotoTennis Academy, which has become one of the most renowned tennis academies in Europe. When he´s not on court, he can be found interviewing big names in the tennis world for the Control the Controllables Podcast or running around after his 3 children!

Dan has more than 20 years of coaching experience through all levels of the game including:
-2019 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Quarter Finalist Evan Hoyt
-2012 Juniors Boys Australian Open Champions, Josh-Ward Hibbert and Liam Broady,
-Junior Grand Slams Players
-WTA/ATP Players including WTA tournament winners and a top 100 WTA Player