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

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…
Jan. 31, 2024

Australian Open 2024 Review

We´re reviewing all the action from the 2024 Australian Open in today´s episode. What a way to start the year of tennis, as Aryna Sabalenka didn’t drop a set on the way to her second consecutive Australian Open title. Jannik…
Jan. 22, 2024

Colin Fleming: Playing, Coaching and Commentating on the Best in Tennis

Today we welcome British doubles specialist and Grand Slam quarter-finalist turned coach and commentator, Colin Fleming. Colin reached a career high of 17 in the world in doubles, consistently reaching the main draws of Gran…
Jan. 14, 2024

Australian Open 2024 Preview

The first Grand Slam of 2024 is finally underway! We´ve brought our panel back together to preview everything we can expect from the Australian Open. Control the Controllables host Dan Kiernan is in Melbourne this year, and …
Jan. 10, 2024

CTC Shorts with John Millman as he retires from Professional Tennis

In today´s CTC Short we bring you a true stalwart of the tennis tour and someone who is calling time on his career after this year’s Australian Open - it´s former US Open quarter finalist and Episode 25 guest John Millman. O…

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