May 25, 2021

Episode 118: Alex Ward - Outside the Comfort Zone

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 Qualifying in 2017, losing to fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the first round. 

He retired from professional tennis in 2018, moving into coaching, and has most recently been working with Heather Watson.

In this episode you´ll hear Alex talk to Dan about:-

[06:46] His move to a Spanish Academy at 16 after being coached by his Father

[10:43] Spanish Academies v the British tennis system

[22:17] The influence the late Paul Hutchins had on his career

[25:27] How he was able to play for 10/11 years on the tour.

[30:26] His experiences at Wimbledon

[39:55] His transition into coaching and working with GB´s Heather Watson



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