May 19, 2020

Episode 15: Will Herbert - Tour Physio

Episode 15: Will Herbert - Tour Physio

Will Herbert is currently Kyle Edmund’s physio. He´s previously worked with pro players Alexander and Misha Zverev and Ana Ivanovic to name a few.

Will Herbert was a top UK Junior player funded through the LTA system. He´s used his tennis to create an opportunity to be part of the pro tennis world as a physio.

In this episode, Will talks to us during lockdown in the UK. He gives an insight into the role of a physio on a pro players team, and shares his experiences working with Zverev, Ivanovic and Kyle Edmund. He also tells us the story behind Ivan Lendl´s nickname for him! A great story, enjoy!

After recording this episode, Will was part of Emma Raducanu´s team at the 2021 US Open where she won her first Grand Slam, aged just 19-years-old. 🏆


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Listen to Will Herbert chat to Control the Controllables about:-

  • His reflections on his junior tennis journey.
  • The pros and cons of the Wimbledon wildcard for British players.
  • How it was his tennis that got him his first job as a physio working with Ana Ivanovic.
  • A typical day working with a pro player during a training block and competing.
  • How big is the role of the physio on a pro player´s team?

More Episodes to listen to:

Episode 134: Alistair Filmer - Developing a US Champion

Episode 86: Jez Green - Building a body of a Champion

Episode 82: Allistair McCaw - Champion Minded 

Episode 56: Kieron Vorster - Nature or Nurture

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