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Episode 98: Tom Hill - Return on Investment

Feb. 9, 2021

Tom Hill, aged 25 and from the UK is the coach to WTA 22nd in the world Maria Sakarri. How you may ask? We unlock this and so much more with stories from his hitting partner days, his IMG Academy days, his time coaching Dani…

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Episode 96: David Walsh - Pursuit of the truth

Feb. 2, 2021

David Walsh is the Chief Sports Writer at the Sunday Times. He is famously known for his successful pursuit of justice with cyclist Lance Armstrong and his doping charges. David continued to track the truth down despite Arms…

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Episode 95: Mark Petchey - The man who views tennis through many lenses

Jan. 26, 2021

Mark Petchey is a former top 100 ATP player and former British Number 1. He went on the be the Head of Men’s Tennis at the LTA before coaching Andy Murray as he transitioned from 350 to top 50 ATP. Mark´s last 15 years have …

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Episode 94: Skupski Brothers - Together again!

Jan. 22, 2021

The Skupski brothers are back playing together on the ATP Tour 2021 after a couple of years apart. Neal Skupski has spent the last few years with fellow Brit Jamie Murray, while Ken Skupski has paired up many times with Sant…

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Episode 90: Oli Golding - The different ‘stages’ of Tennis Life

Dec. 30, 2020

Oli Golding is a US Open Junior Singles Champion. As well as being World junior number 2, Oli was a childhood star on the stage, including the West End and he now works at Santander Bank. In this episode we discuss the chall…

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Episode 88: John Morris - ‘Show me the money’

Dec. 23, 2020

John Morris is a sports agent who currently works at the LJ Sports Group with Ivan Ljubicic. He was Nick Kygrios’s former agent for 10 years and shares many stories from the tour, as well as valuable insights and dos and don…

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Episode 87: Jodie Burrage - On the rise

Dec. 19, 2020

Young British player Jodie Burrage is already 250 WTA. She has been through 3 major surgeries, but has developed a maturity and resilience from this that puts her in a great place. In this episode Jodie discusses how that mi…

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Episode 82: Allistair McCaw - Champion Minded

Dec. 2, 2020

Allistair McCaw has dedicated his life to high performance through working with world class athletes including Xavier Malisse and Kevin Anderson on the fitness side of their game. This has evolved into mindset training and n…

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Episode 80: James Auckland - Pro to Parks

Nov. 26, 2020

James Auckland is a former British Number 1 Doubles Player with a highest ATP Ranking of 57. Listen to him talk to Dan about his journey and how key failures led to the passion and fire to drive and ‘prove people wrong’. Thi…

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Episode 79: Anne Keothavong - A full circle to the Copper Box

Nov. 21, 2020

Anne Keothavong is the GB Billie Jean King Cup Captain, and former British number 1. She reached a high of 48 in the world WTA during her career. Anne shares her story, from the big impact of her parents and upbringing, to t…

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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…

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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…

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Episode 76: Fabio Molle - Functional Tennis

Nov. 11, 2020

Fabio Mole set up Functional Tennis in 2016 and it’s now one of the biggest online tennis platforms out there. Fabio talks through his journey from the astro courts in Ireland to his fast food business, to selling Christmas …

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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…

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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 …