Control the Controllables

Control the Controllables

Dan Kiernan, Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain has teamed up with John McGahon Ireland's Fed Cup Captain and Director of MacXTennis Academy in Ireland to create a podcast that entertains, educates and energises you through this difficult period of lock down due to the Coronavirus. Hear Dan pick the brains and gain valuable insight into the minds of professional tennis players, coaches, parents, as well as others in High Performance Tennis.

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Episode 128: Maik Burlage - Smart Tennis

July 13, 2021

Maik Burlage is a former professional tennis player, and now the founder and CEO of Wingfield. The 30-year-old German played professionally for nearly 3 years, before moving into Coaching and then tech innovation. He set up Wingfield with the aim to bring affordable smart match and performance anal…

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Episode 127: Dr Jim Loehr - The Hidden Scoreboard

July 6, 2021

Dr Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist. He´s worked with hundreds of top athletes including Olympic Gold medalists and tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles & Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. During his career he´s also worked with military Special Forces, Hostage Rescue teams, surgeo…

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Episode 126: Arthur Fery - Le Wizard

June 29, 2021

In this episode we speak to British youngster Arthur Fery. The 19-year-old came within 1 match of making the main draw at Wimbledon this year, beating former top 40 player Matthew Ebden in the Qualifying at Roehampton. Arthur has recently hit a career high world ranking of 840. He had a successful …

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Episode 125: Brits at Wimbledon Special!

June 25, 2021

We´ve had to wait two years, but we´re now just a few days away from watching the green grass of Wimbledon on our screens! To celebrate the return of SW19, we´ve brought together a group of 10 former and current British Tennis players to talk about the highs and lows of being a British tennis playe…

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Episode 124: French Open Review & Wimbledon Preview

June 22, 2021

As the grass court season moves into its second week, our Grand Slam panellists are back! Former Belgium number 1 Xavier Mallise, and GB Coach Mark Hilton join host Dan Kiernan to review the French Open and preview Wimbledon. Hear their thoughts on all the action at Roland Garros, and what the shor…

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Episode 123: Luke Jensen - Choose Confidence

June 15, 2021

If you were a tennis fan in the 80´s and 90´s, you wouldn´t have missed the Jensen Brothers! The original American doubles brothers, Luke & Murphy Jensen were known for their high energy on court, chest bumping and high fives, as well as their long hair and bandanas. Nicknamed the Rock n Roll tenni…

About the Host

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, winning a match at Wimbledon in 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