April 13, 2021

Episode 111: Jonny O´Mara & Toby Smith - Double Trouble

Episode 111: Jonny O´Mara & Toby Smith - Double Trouble

In this week´s episode we speak to GB´s Jonny O´Mara and his coach Toby Smith.

Jonny O´Mara is a doubles specialist from Scotland who has reached a career high ATP doubles ranking of 44. He´s been working with fellow Scot Toby Smith for more than two years. Toby is the former Head Coach of Tennis Scotland, as well as working with many top British Players to the highest level of the Junior Game. He is also the big brother of GB Davis Cup Captain, Leon Smith. 

They have a wonderful player/coach relationship that has organically grown the last 15 years and we are lucky get an insiders view into what makes them tick. 

Here´s a glance at the episode...

[14:20] Jonny describes his relationship with Toby.

[22:00] Toby explains what he likes to do when he starts working with a new player.

[29:00] Jonny explains why he doesn´t like the phrases ¨talent¨ or ¨potential¨

[35:09] Jonny discusses making the decision to concentrate on doubles

[39:52] Listen to Toby´s thoughts on Jonny deciding to focus his career on doubles.

[46:24] Toby describes Louie Cayer´s influence on his coaching

[1:08:05] Is Jonny happy with where his career his currently?

[1:21:01] Find out who has improved the most on court in the past 13 months, the player, or the coach?!


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