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Dan Kiernan, Director of SotoTennis Academy in Spain has teamed up with John McGahon Ireland's Fed Cup Captain and Director of MacXTennis Academy in Ireland to create a podcast that entertains, educates and energises you through this difficult period of lock down due to the Coronavirus. Hear Dan and John pick the brains and gain valuable insight into the minds of professional tennis players, coaches, parents, as well as others in High Performance Tennis.

Latest Episodes

Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Dan spent many years in the top 5 in the UK and top 250 ATP after a successful junior career including making final of the prestigious Tarbes U14 event. Dan retired aged 26 back in 2016, but as the pandemic has had an effect on us all, it has got Dan motivated to give it another go on the tour. Hear about all the ups and downs that go into these careers and the insights into why decisions like this are made. A great listen

74 MIN3 d ago
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Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Episode 47: Neil Harman - Close Quarters

Neil Harman worked tirelessly for many years as a journalist for many of the top UK Newspapers in football and then mainly at tennis correspondent. He connected with the top players such as Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka before his world fell apart in 2014, as he was sacked for plagiarism of the Wimbledon Annual that he had written for 10 years. A fantastic story of ups and downs with honest and insightful reflections from Neil. A great listen.

94 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 47: Neil Harman - Close Quarters

Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Barry Fulcher was an excellent tennis player who has turned his passion to not only coaching, but also to creating a competitive structure in the UK that allows players to compete, learn and earn. This passion has been solely driven by Barry and his own bank balance. It finally got the recognition the Progress Tour deserves as he ran the top ladies event in the UK last week which attracted all of the GBs top female players. This is only the start of his journey, as he continues to juggle his coaching and playing international veteran tennis. An inspiration to us all, as on top of this he overcame cancer a few years ago. Enjoy his story

71 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Episode 45: Michael Joyce - From top ATP player to top WTA Coach

Michael Joyce has an extremely successful playing career with a career high of 64 ATP. Michael has then gone on to coach some of the biggest stars in the women’s game including Azarenka, Bouchard, Konya, Babos and most notably María Sharapova for 7 years including 3 grand slams together. Michael gives us fascinating insights into his role as a coach from contracts to training and it is a must listen. Enjoy!

65 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 45: Michael Joyce - From top ATP player to top WTA Coach

Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

Mark Bullock has dedicated his coaching career to making tennis inclusive to all. He spent many years at ITF working and developing wheelchair tennis globally including its presence at all 4 of the Grand Slams. Over the last few years he has turned his attention to visually impaired tennis and other sports where he continues to innovate and inspire. A great listen and so many lessons for us all to learn.

66 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

Episode 43: Mike Dickson - Tennis through a ‘media’ lense

Mike Dickson has been a sports journalist for 35 years, and 30 years at the Daily Mail. He has predominantly covered tennis as his major sport during this time and has been very close to British Tennis and all it success and failures during this time. Mike shares many stories and insights during the podcast which makes it a great listen.

79 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 43: Mike Dickson - Tennis through a ‘media’ lense

Episode 42: James McGee - The light side of Vegas!

James McGee is a former Irish Davis Cup Player and number one. Reached the top 150 ATP including qualifying at the 2014 US Open in dramatic circumstances, listen out for that. Shares his insights into the tour, Irish Tennis, his mental battles and how he now put all of those learnings to great use. A great listen

69 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 42: James McGee - The light side of Vegas!

Episode 41: Mental Health Awareness Week - Anthony Ross

Anthony Ross is a world leading Sports Psychologist whose background is in Clinical Psychology. Anthony takes a look at our stories from the week and offers advice, reframes the way that we look at mental health ‘issues’ and brings an expert feedback to the many areas of Mental Health that tennis players/ coaches and everyone else experiences in this life. Thanks for supporting our mental health awareness week to all our listeners.

49 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 41: Mental Health Awareness Week - Anthony Ross

Episode 40: Mental Health Awareness Week - Matt Hingley

Matt has competed on and off on the ITF futures tour for the last 7-8 years whilst juggling a tennis coaching career to fund this. But then does he do either to the best of his ability? And what mental health difficulties does this bring? A common tennis story and so grateful that Matt has shared his thoughts and experience for many to learn from.

42 MINJUL 18
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Episode 40: Mental Health Awareness Week - Matt Hingley

Episode 39: Mental Health Awareness Week - Joe Dixon

Joe Dixon was a SotoTennis Academy Coach for 6 years and continues to work at an International Player level. Joe has experienced depression and anxiety throughout his life and this came to a head when he tried to take his life in 2018. Joe has built his life back up and is now in a fantastic place with his mental health and has shown strength in sharing his story for you all the learn and draw from. It really is a must listen.

76 MINJUL 16
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Episode 39: Mental Health Awareness Week - Joe Dixon

Latest Episodes

Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Dan spent many years in the top 5 in the UK and top 250 ATP after a successful junior career including making final of the prestigious Tarbes U14 event. Dan retired aged 26 back in 2016, but as the pandemic has had an effect on us all, it has got Dan motivated to give it another go on the tour. Hear about all the ups and downs that go into these careers and the insights into why decisions like this are made. A great listen

74 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Episode 48: Dan Cox - I’ll be back!

Episode 47: Neil Harman - Close Quarters

Neil Harman worked tirelessly for many years as a journalist for many of the top UK Newspapers in football and then mainly at tennis correspondent. He connected with the top players such as Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka before his world fell apart in 2014, as he was sacked for plagiarism of the Wimbledon Annual that he had written for 10 years. A fantastic story of ups and downs with honest and insightful reflections from Neil. A great listen.

94 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 47: Neil Harman - Close Quarters

Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Barry Fulcher was an excellent tennis player who has turned his passion to not only coaching, but also to creating a competitive structure in the UK that allows players to compete, learn and earn. This passion has been solely driven by Barry and his own bank balance. It finally got the recognition the Progress Tour deserves as he ran the top ladies event in the UK last week which attracted all of the GBs top female players. This is only the start of his journey, as he continues to juggle his coaching and playing international veteran tennis. An inspiration to us all, as on top of this he overcame cancer a few years ago. Enjoy his story

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 46: Barry Fulcher - Progressive minded

Episode 45: Michael Joyce - From top ATP player to top WTA Coach

Michael Joyce has an extremely successful playing career with a career high of 64 ATP. Michael has then gone on to coach some of the biggest stars in the women’s game including Azarenka, Bouchard, Konya, Babos and most notably María Sharapova for 7 years including 3 grand slams together. Michael gives us fascinating insights into his role as a coach from contracts to training and it is a must listen. Enjoy!

65 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 45: Michael Joyce - From top ATP player to top WTA Coach

Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

Mark Bullock has dedicated his coaching career to making tennis inclusive to all. He spent many years at ITF working and developing wheelchair tennis globally including its presence at all 4 of the Grand Slams. Over the last few years he has turned his attention to visually impaired tennis and other sports where he continues to innovate and inspire. A great listen and so many lessons for us all to learn.

66 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 44: Mark Bullock - Tennis is for everyone!

Episode 43: Mike Dickson - Tennis through a ‘media’ lense

Mike Dickson has been a sports journalist for 35 years, and 30 years at the Daily Mail. He has predominantly covered tennis as his major sport during this time and has been very close to British Tennis and all it success and failures during this time. Mike shares many stories and insights during the podcast which makes it a great listen.

79 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 43: Mike Dickson - Tennis through a ‘media’ lense

Episode 42: James McGee - The light side of Vegas!

James McGee is a former Irish Davis Cup Player and number one. Reached the top 150 ATP including qualifying at the 2014 US Open in dramatic circumstances, listen out for that. Shares his insights into the tour, Irish Tennis, his mental battles and how he now put all of those learnings to great use. A great listen

69 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 42: James McGee - The light side of Vegas!

Episode 41: Mental Health Awareness Week - Anthony Ross

Anthony Ross is a world leading Sports Psychologist whose background is in Clinical Psychology. Anthony takes a look at our stories from the week and offers advice, reframes the way that we look at mental health ‘issues’ and brings an expert feedback to the many areas of Mental Health that tennis players/ coaches and everyone else experiences in this life. Thanks for supporting our mental health awareness week to all our listeners.

49 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 41: Mental Health Awareness Week - Anthony Ross

Episode 40: Mental Health Awareness Week - Matt Hingley

Matt has competed on and off on the ITF futures tour for the last 7-8 years whilst juggling a tennis coaching career to fund this. But then does he do either to the best of his ability? And what mental health difficulties does this bring? A common tennis story and so grateful that Matt has shared his thoughts and experience for many to learn from.

42 MINJUL 18
Comments
Episode 40: Mental Health Awareness Week - Matt Hingley

Episode 39: Mental Health Awareness Week - Joe Dixon

Joe Dixon was a SotoTennis Academy Coach for 6 years and continues to work at an International Player level. Joe has experienced depression and anxiety throughout his life and this came to a head when he tried to take his life in 2018. Joe has built his life back up and is now in a fantastic place with his mental health and has shown strength in sharing his story for you all the learn and draw from. It really is a must listen.

76 MINJUL 16
Comments
Episode 39: Mental Health Awareness Week - Joe Dixon
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