High Performance Coaches LTA

Episode 78: Iain Bates - LTA Head Of Women’s Tennis

Nov. 18, 2020

Iain Bates has gone from promising British junior to University lecturer, to Team GB Manager in the Olympics. He is now LTA Head of Women’s Tennis. An impressive journey which Iain discusses with CTC Host Dan Kiernan. By his…

High Performance Elite Sport ATP Grand Slams Coaches

Episode 77: Dave Sammel - Mindset College

Nov. 14, 2020

Dave Sammel was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has spent the past 30 years as a coach in the UK working with some of the best players in GB. He is currently Liam Broady´s coach. Dave has strong views and c…

Coaches LTA

Episode 70: Simon Jones - British Tennis through many lenses

Oct. 21, 2020

GB tennis coach Simon Jones worked for the LTA in many different capacities for 31 years, before turning his hand to other sports. In this episode we explore the similarities and differences between sports, and his opinions …

Former Players Coaches US College

Episode 68 : Kyle Spencer - US College Life

Oct. 14, 2020

Kyle Spencer is the current Head Men’s Coach at North Carolina State University. He is a former GB number 1 doubles player and represented GB at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Kyle has experienced US College in all positions as a…

High Performance Coaches LTA

Episode 67: Leon Smith - The History Maker!

Oct. 10, 2020

What a story! Leon Smith went from decent junior player to coaching one of the best juniors in the world, Sir Andy Murray. He was catapulted to GB Davis Cup Captain in 2010 and guided the team to glory on the court as the 20…

Coaches Coach Education Tennis Parent

Episode 66: Kris Soutar - Mr. Tennis

Oct. 7, 2020

Kris Soutar 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 …

High Performance Elite Sport Coaches

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

Sept. 22, 2020

Valorie Kondos Field was Head Gymnastics Coach at UCLA for 29 years. She led them to 7 National Championships despite having no experience in gymnastics. Valorie dramatically changed her philosophies throughout her coaching …

Former Players Coaches Tennis Academy

Episode 61: Emilio Sanchez - Viva España

Sept. 19, 2020

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 …

ATP Current Pro Players Coaches

Episode 60: Lloyd and Anthony Harris - African Champions

Sept. 16, 2020

In today´s episode of Control the Controllables, 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 philoso…

Former Players Coaches

Episode 59: Sam Jalloh - Tennis saved my life

Sept. 13, 2020

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 …

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

Episode 50: James Cluskey - Necker Island Networking

Aug. 19, 2020

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 Coaches Junior Tennis Tennis Academy

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

Aug. 15, 2020

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. …

Former Players Coaches Junior Tennis

Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Aug. 5, 2020

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 solel…

High Performance ATP WTA Former Players Coaches

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

Aug. 1, 2020

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 Ba…

Coaches Wheelchair Tennis

Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

July 30, 2020

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 …