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 …

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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 63: Heather Watson - WTA Tour Life

Sept. 26, 2020

Heather Watson has been one of Great Britain’s most successful female tennis players of the past 30 years. A Grand Slam Champion, Heather won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title in 2016, and has won 4 WTA titles and has a care…

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Episode 32: Martin Lee - Management of disappointment

July 4, 2020

Martin Lee is one of a very select few British Male Players to reach the ‘Holy Grail’ of Top 100 ATP. Was it an easy journey there? Find out more....

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Episode 29: James Trotman - Born to Coach!

June 24, 2020

James Trotman was a top 10 player in Europe from an early age who went onto win multiple Junior Grand Slams. He was then struck down with a career-ending illness. Not one to dwell, he put his passion into his coaching and ha…

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Episode 26: Dan Evans - Skills pay the bills!

June 15, 2020

GB tennis player Dan Evans talks to Control the Controllables about his incredible journey which has taken him inside the top 100 ATP on 3 occasions. The British number 1 discusses how he overcame injuries and a drug ban, an…

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Episode 21: Ian Barclay - Not in the net!

June 3, 2020

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 Cham…

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Episode 20: Paul Jubb - NCAA Champ

May 30, 2020

Paul Jubb was dealt an extremely difficult start to life as he lost both parents at an early age. This wasn’t going to stop him achieving what he wants in a sport that he loves. In 2019, Paul won the Division 1 NCAA Tennis C…

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Episode 18: Calvin Betton: Train with purpose

May 24, 2020

Calvin Betton has been a tennis coach for more than 20 years, working at all levels. He has developed a passion for purposeful practice and skill acquisition and we attack both subjects with live examples from his career. Co…

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Episode 16: Emily Webley-Smith - The comeback queen.

May 20, 2020

Emily Webley-Smith has been competing on the ITF/WTA tour for the past 18 years. She has reached a career high of 240 in singles and 113 in doubles. Emily has overcome 7 major injuries during her career, but she continues to…

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

May 8, 2020

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

May 6, 2020

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 …

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Episode 9: Coach Life on the ATP Tour with Mark Hilton

April 29, 2020

From talented British junior, to a successful playing career before moving onto the ATP Tour as a coach, Mark Hilton has an amazing story. As well as helping GB´s Liam Broady reach World Junior number 2 in 2012, Mark has als…

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Episode 7: Eden Silva & Evan - From Heathrow to Wimbledon Quarter Finals

April 16, 2020

Eden Silva and Evan Hoyt discuss their unexpected run to being the longest standing British tennis players at Wimbledon in 2019. After being given a wildcard into the Mixed Doubles, they reached the quarter-finals going furt…