June 29, 2021

Episode 126: Arthur Fery - Le Wizard

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...

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May 25, 2021

Episode 118: Alex Ward - Outside the Comfort Zone

Alex Ward is a British tennis coach and former player. He reached a career high ATP ranking of 242, winning 14 Futures titles. Alex was part of the 2010 GB Davis Cup squad and played Wimbledon in 2016 & 2017. He came through ...

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April 20, 2021

Episode 113: Lewis Burton - "The Model" Tennis Player

Tennis fans will know Lewis Burton as a former British tennis player who reached the final of the Wimbledon boys doubles in 2010. Non-tennis fans will know Lewis as the boyfriend of TV presenter Caroline Flack when she tragic...

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December 30, 2020

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

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 challe...

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August 19, 2020

Episode 50: James Cluskey - Necker Island Networking

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....

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August 12, 2020

Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Dan Cox spent many years in the top 5 in the UK and top 250 ATP after a successful junior career, including making the final of the prestigious Tarbes U14 event. Dan retired in 2016 aged 26, but as the pandemic has had an eff...

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July 22, 2020

Episode 42: James McGee - The light side of Vegas!

James McGee is a former Irish Davis Cup Player and number one. He reached the top 150 ATP including qualifying at the 2014 US Open in dramatic circumstances, listen out for that. James shares his insights into the tour, Irish...

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July 11, 2020

Episode 34: Paul Casey - Bleed Green

Former Irish National Coach Paul Casey talks from the heart about his ideas on how Irish Tennis can and should develop, from his experiences as a player and as a coach for 40+ years. Paul talks to Control the Controllables ab...

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June 27, 2020

Episode 30: Peter Bothwell - Realities of the Futures Tour

Irish Davis Cup Player Peter Bothwell has recently retired from the ATP/ITF Tour after 6 years of professional tennis. We dig into why Pete has made that decision at the age of 24 and the realities of the futures tour and in ...

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June 04, 2020

Episode 22: Dan Kiernan: Control the Controllables

Dan moves to the other side of the microphone, as he chats with Graeme Foreman. Dan discusses the influence of his North East upbringing and how this led to his Control the Controllables philosophy out at SotoTennis Academy i...

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June 03, 2020

Episode 21: Ian Barclay - Not in the net!

Ian Barclay or ‘Barkers’ as he is known in the tennis world, talks us through his incredible coaching career. From how he got into tennis in Australia, to the amazing journey of taking Pat Cash from aged 11 to Wimbledon Champ...

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May 27, 2020

Episode 19: Conor Niland - The luck of the Irish

Ireland’s Davis Cup Captain and ATP 129 at his best, Conor Niland talks through his journey from Edgbaston to Limerick, on to Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York playing against Novak Djokovic. We also dig into the details around...

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May 14, 2020

Episode 14: John Hicks - A British Coaching Legend

In this episode we speak to 87-year-old British coach John Hicks about his tennis story. From the early days, to his favourite Wrexham squad, the British players such as Tim Henman and Andy Murray who he helped shape, to what...

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May 08, 2020

Episode 12: Lee Childs- Life is one big competition.

Head Coach of the prestigious Queens Club in England, Lee Childs discusses his tennis journey. Lee had a very successful junior career and was the Under 18 European Champion in singles and doubles in 2000. He also won the US ...

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May 06, 2020

Episode 11: Ali Collins- You cannot be (too) serious!

WTA player Ali Collins talks candidly about how tennis is taken too seriously at a young age and the effects it can have on a players mental health, if we are not careful. The 20 year old from Dunblane, Scotland is a former j...

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