94 episodes

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.

Control the Controllables Dan Kiernan & John McGahon

    • Tennis
    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

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.

    Episode 94: Skupski Brothers - Together again!

    Episode 94: Skupski Brothers - Together again!

    The Skupski brothers are back playing together on the ATP Tour 2021 after a couple of years where Neal player with Jamie Murray. We here all about the split, the realities at the top level of the doubles tour and why the boys are back together.. Oh and their opinions and facts shared on the quarantine in Australia right now the Aus Open 2021. Are the players or Aus Open negligent to the Quarantine challenges?

    • 42 min
    Episode 93: Dasha Kasatkina - Tik Tok..It won’t be long till she is back at the top!

    Episode 93: Dasha Kasatkina - Tik Tok..It won’t be long till she is back at the top!

    Dasha Kasatkina has been talked about as one of the biggest up and coming stars on the WTA Tour with a final in Indian Wells and back to back Quarter Finals at French Open and Wimbledon moving her to top 10 aged 21. Then expectation hit and the last 2 years haven’t been quite the same due to not being ready to handle that pressure, but the comeback to the top of the game is on! She discusses it all. Enjoy ☺️

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 92: Justin Gimelstob - My Way

    Episode 92: Justin Gimelstob - My Way

    Our first episode of 2021. Justin Gimelstob is a polarising figure in the world of tennis. From winning grand slams to coaching John Isner into the Worlds Top 10. With commentating, Media Companies, and ATP Council in between. In 2019 his world turned upside down, as his marriage broke down, his father died and he pleaded no contest to an assault charge which led to him losing it all. He is ready to tell his story....

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 91: 2020 Review

    Episode 91: 2020 Review

    This podcast is a review of Control the Controllables in 2020. We discuss our favourites pods, our learnings and what you can expect for 2021 from the podcast. Can we also take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year and a year of health and happiness.

    • 28 min
    Episode 90: Oli Golding - The different ‘stages’ of Tennis Life

    Episode 90: Oli Golding - The different ‘stages’ of Tennis Life

    Oli Golding is a US Open Junior Singles Champion. He was a childhood star on the stage, including the West End and he now works at Santander Bank. We discuss the challenges of the journey, and his reflections on why he didn’t succeed to the dizzy heights that all had planned for him in the tennis world, but was it all a waste of time? Fanatic honest reflections that will resonate with many.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 89: Xavier Malisse - The X Man!

    Episode 89: Xavier Malisse - The X Man!

    Xavier Malisse is a former top 20 ATP player who made the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2002. He had wins over Roger Federer,Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in his career. Xavier discusses his journey into tennis, his regrets, his honest reflections on whether his talent level was lived up too. Great stories and insights from a brilliant tennis player and an even better person. Enjoy 😊

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Tennis deidre ,

Wow! What a moving podcast.

Episode 39 with Joe Dixon was so moving that I had to listen to it twice.
Many thoughts and words I have experienced and I thought I was alone. The Tennis Coach’s life is unique and very few ‘outsiders’ understand what it encompasses.
Thank you Joe for opening up.

Lets get to the point ,

Episode 92 Justin- wow

So refreshing to hear from someone who doesn’t pander, says it as it is but has the best interest of players and the sport at heart. Really interesting guy and I am sure has many more stories to tell. Excellent interview technique as usual Dan

Solihullstringer ,

So Interesting

Listened to a few of these now, really good questioning, would love hear one from club coaches on how we get more kids in to playing tennis and retaining there interest.

Top Podcasts In Tennis

Listeners Also Subscribed To