November 16, 2021

Episode 142: Francesca Jones - Northern Grit

Francesca Jones is a British tennis player who is currently ranked 153 in the world. Originally from Bradford, the 21-year-old moved to Spain at age 10 to train at the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy. She reached number 31 in th...

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November 09, 2021

Episode 141: Lucie Ahl - No Challenge Too Big

Lucie Ahl is a former British number 1 and WTA 161 singles player. She competed numerous times at Grand Slams and has a 100% record at the Fed Cup representing Great Britain. Life after playing tennis professionally has taken...

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October 12, 2021

Episode 137: Ben Haran - Find Your Mentor

Ben Haran is one of the leading tennis coaches in Great Britain. He is the Head Coach at Reeds Tennis Academy in Surrey, where for the past 17 years he´s guided dozens of young players to national and international level. A f...

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October 05, 2021

Episode 136: Matt Little - Andy Murray´s S&C Coach

Matt Little is one of the world´s most renowned S&C Coaches. He´s worked with Andy Murray for the past 14 years, through the highs and lows of 3 Grand Slam titles, 2 Olympic gold medals, a Davis Cup win and career-threatening...

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May 04, 2021

Episode 115: Carl Maes - The Professor

Carl Maes is best known as being former world number 1 Kim Clijster´s coach for more than a decade. As a young coach he worked with the top players in Belgium including Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus and Justine Henin. He led...

WTA Coaches LTA Tennis Academy

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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March 09, 2021

Episode 105: Marcus Willis - From Zero to Hero!

In 2016, British tennis player Marcus Willis rose to fame with one of the most memorable runs to the 2nd round of Wimbledon in the tournament´s history. In just a few weeks the the 25-year-old went from giving up tennis and c...

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February 28, 2021

Episode 102: Louis Cayer - The Guru

Louis Cayer has coached multiple Top 100 singles players, but has made his global name through coaching multiple Grand Slam Doubles Champions and World Number 1’s including changing the landscape of British Doubles over the l...

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January 26, 2021

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

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 b...

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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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December 19, 2020

Episode 87: Jodie Burrage - On the rise

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 min...

High Performance WTA Singles LTA

December 05, 2020

Episode 83: Steve Davies & Matt Allen - Into the Dragon’s Den

Steve Davies and Matt Allen are the Directors of Active Away. Both had strong tennis coaching careers at clubs and with the LTA made the decision to set up their own business running Tennis Holidays. At the start, business wa...

Coaches Grass Roots LTA

November 28, 2020

Episode 81: Nick Weal - LTA Head of Coach Education and Development

Nick Weal has spent the last 35 years as a Grand Slam Player, Grand Slam Coach and GB Davis Cup Coach and is now in charge of the LTA Coach Education. In this episode of Control the Controllables, he shares his experiences, h...

ATP Grand Slams Coaches LTA Coach Education

November 26, 2020

Episode 80: James Auckland - Pro to Parks

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’. This...

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November 18, 2020

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

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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