Former Players

Episode 71: Sergiy Stahkovsky - No holds barred

Oct. 24, 2020

Sergiy Stahkovsky is a Ukranian pro tennis player who has been ranked as high as 31 ATP. Sergiy jumped onto our screens in 2013, when he became the lowest ranked player to beat Roger Federer at a Grand Slam. He knocked the d…

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 …

Episode 69: Nick Lester - The voice behind your screens

Oct. 17, 2020

Nick Lester is the epitome of what we want from our Tennis Academy. Someone who has truly used his passion for tennis as a vehicle through his life, as a player, as a coach and over the last 15 years as a tennis commentator …

Former Players Coaches US College

Episode 68 : Kyle Spencer - US College Life

Oct. 14, 2020

Kyle Spencer is the current Head Men’s Coach at North Carolina State University. He is a former GB number 1 doubles player and represented GB at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Kyle has experienced US College in all positions as a…

High Performance Coaches LTA

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…

Coaches Coach Education Tennis Parent

Episode 66: Kris Soutar - Mr. Tennis

Oct. 7, 2020

Kris Soutar has dedicated his life to tennis in one form or another. From coaching International Players to coaching parents how to coach, he has worked across the spectrum, but always to a very high level. Kris was part of …

Episode 65: Simon Dickson - Red Devil to SW19

Oct. 4, 2020

Simon Dickson was one of the best junior players in the world with wins over Roger Federer and Leyton Hewitt to name a couple as he grew up. He combined this with playing football for Manchester United Juniors when he was yo…

Junior Tennis Tennis Parent

Episode 64: Steve Hewitt - People..People.. People!

Sept. 30, 2020

Steve Hewitt is the CEO of Gym Shark, a fitness clothing and accessory brand that is currently one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. In 2021 it was valued at $1.3 billion, after starting in the home of its founder…

WTA Current Pro Players LTA

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…

High Performance Elite Sport Coaches

Episode 62: Valorie Kondos Field - Winning doesn’t always equal success

Sept. 22, 2020

Valorie Kondos Field was Head Gymnastics Coach at UCLA for 29 years. She led them to 7 National Championships despite having no experience in gymnastics. Valorie dramatically changed her philosophies throughout her coaching …

Former Players Coaches Tennis Academy

Episode 61: Emilio Sanchez - Viva España

Sept. 19, 2020

Emilio Sanchez comes from the famous Sanchez family who have been so influential on Spanish Tennis. A former World number 1 doubles player and number 7 singles player at the same time, he won 5 Grand slam doubles titles and …

ATP Current Pro Players Coaches

Episode 60: Lloyd and Anthony Harris - African Champions

Sept. 16, 2020

In today´s episode of Control the Controllables, we speak to Anthony Harris who is top 100 ATP Player Lloyd Harris’s coach. Anthony also coached Dudi Sela in his formative years aged 11-19. We discuss his Academy and philoso…

Former Players Coaches

Episode 59: Sam Jalloh - Tennis saved my life

Sept. 13, 2020

Sam Jalloh was brought up in Sierra Leone in what was a difficult upbringing personally, but also during the civil war which added many complications which included living on the streets, seeing his best friend get shot and …

Episode 58: Magnus Tideman - ATP Coach Life

Sept. 8, 2020

Magnus Tideman is a former top 80 ATP Player who came from an amazing crop of Swedish Players, where his practice partners included Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and many more. He turned his hand to coaching 29 years ago and has…

Episode 57: Mark Jeffery - Between the White Lines

Sept. 5, 2020

Mark has had tennis running through his life for 60 years. He was in the military, and has worked closely with David Lloyd and Jimmy Connors on previous projects. He´s currently taking on his biggest challenge yet, as he is …

S&C

Episode 56: Kieron Vorster - Nature or Nurture

Sept. 2, 2020

Kieron Vorster has been a strength and conditioning coach on the ATP Tour for 25 years. He started his career with Wayne Ferreira before spending many years with Tim Henman. Kieron is currently working with British number 1 …

ATP Current Pro Players

Episode 55: Cameron Norrie - College Stud to Pro Life

Aug. 31, 2020

Cameron Norrie had an illustrious College career at Texas Christian University before seamlessly moving into the top 100 ATP. Since recording this, he has reached a career high of 12, and is the current British number 1. In …

ATP Grand Slams Current Pro Players Doubles Junior Tennis US College

Episode 54: Nick Monroe - No stone unturned

Aug. 29, 2020

Nick Monroe has been on the ATP Tour for the past 17 years with a career high of 30 ATP doubles. Nick speaks to us from the US Open Bubble as he prepares to play the event. Nick was a top USTA Junior, US College All-American…

Data Analysis Sport Science

Episode 53: Nick Morgan - Make better choices more often

Aug. 26, 2020

Nick Morgan is a former UK University Tennis Champion whilst graduating from Bath University before turning his career to the Sports Science world. This started at Lilleshall, the home of England Football and took him around…

Journalists

Episode 52: Jonathan Overend - The voice of tennis 🎾

Aug. 22, 2020

Jonathan worked for BBC radio for over 25 years and brought the famous moments to life for many of us including his final match for the BBC.. The Men’s Wimbledon 2013 final where Andy Murray overcame 77 years of hurt for Men…

ATP WTA Grand Slams Current Pro Players

Episode 51: Dan Evans & Mark Hilton - US Open Bubble 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

GB number 1 Dan Evans and his coach Mark Hilton speak to us from New York as they prepare for the US Open 2020. Hear all about the ‘bubble’ at the US Open and how preparation has been going. Enjoying Control the Controllable…

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Episode 50: James Cluskey - Necker Island Networking

Aug. 19, 2020

In our 50th episode of Control the Controllables we speak to James Cluskey, James was top 150 ATP and represented Ireland in the Davis Cup. Since retiring, James has used his tennis as a vehicle to attack the business world…

High Performance Coaches Junior Tennis Tennis Academy

Episode 49: Bruno Argudo & Juan Beaus - Spanish Tennis vs British Tennis

Aug. 15, 2020

Bruno Argudo and Juan Beaus both have extensive experience of being brought up through the ‘Spanish System’ as players and coaches. Yet both have had experience in the British Tennis world as players at Stirling University. …

High Performance ATP Current Pro Players ITF

Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Aug. 12, 2020

Dan Cox spent many years in the top 5 in the UK and top 250 ATP after a successful junior career, including making the final of the prestigious Tarbes U14 event. Dan retired in 2016 aged 26, but as the pandemic has had an ef…