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Kris Soutar’s Tennis Journal is a show created specifically to bring you the amazing stories behind amazing people. There are a mix of shows covering specific topics that relate to tennis and other transferable fields. Then on top there are regular guests who are all high achievers in their fields. With your feedback this show will grow and evolve as time goes by.

Kris Soutar’s Tennis Journal Kris Soutar, Tennis Coaching

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Kris Soutar’s Tennis Journal is a show created specifically to bring you the amazing stories behind amazing people. There are a mix of shows covering specific topics that relate to tennis and other transferable fields. Then on top there are regular guests who are all high achievers in their fields. With your feedback this show will grow and evolve as time goes by.

    Entry 61 – Kris Gray – Tenerife Tennis Academy

    Entry 61 – Kris Gray – Tenerife Tennis Academy

    Entry 61 brings you Scottish tennis coach, Kris Gray.



    Kris is the co-owner of the Tenerife Tennis Academy and has had quite the tennis journey. Having trained in various European locations as a junior and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Juan Carlos Fererro, David Ferrer and David Nalbandian.



    We talk through his junior playing days, his decision to quit competitive tennis, his journey into coaching and then the setting up and building of his boutique tennis academy in Tenerife.



    I really enjoyed catching up with Kris again and it was great to see how well he has done in recent years and he will only go from strength to strength.



    If you would like more information on his academy, check it out on https://www.tenerifetennisacademy.com



    Intro/outro music by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://www.olinightingale.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Entry 60 – Being consumed

    Entry 60 – Being consumed

    Entry 60 is a 7 minute dive into something I've been wrestling with recently.



    My hope is you can relate to this topic and find personal solutions to work through it.



    I would love to hear how you tackle this topic and welcome any feedback.



    Intro/outro music by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://olinightingale.com

    • 7 min
    Entry 59 – Howard Green – Marine Commando to Supermovers

    Entry 59 – Howard Green – Marine Commando to Supermovers

    This journal entry brings you former Marine Commando, Howard Green.



    Howard left the marines and ventured into the world of strength and conditioning. Shortly after, he was attracted by the chaotic nature of tennis.



    Over the last 11 years he has built a brilliant reputation in the tennis world and now leads the fitness programme at Bolton Arena, England.



    Having spent some time as the fitness coach to Ana Ivanovic, he has taken stock and focused his efforts on developing the physical attributes of young emerging tennis players. He has created a fantastic programme called Tennis Supermovers which breaks down the fundamental movements required to build great physical foundations. This is now available for anyone. See the link below.



    https://www.tennissupermovers.com



    Howard and his friends have also just completed an incredible challenge for their friend who has tragically been diagnosed with MND. They climbed the 3 peeks in Yorkshire, England in 12 hours, carrying their friend on a stretcher. They are raising funds for MND and I have copied the link below.



    https://gofund.me/b679eef2



    I could have spoken to Howard for hours on end about his time as a Marine and the transferable learning into the world of tennis. He makes so many great points about developing players. Pass it on to your tennis friends.



    Intro/outro music by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://www.olinightingale.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Entry 58 – Be a show off

    Entry 58 – Be a show off

    This weeks episode will feel like an actual journal entry. There is no guest as I had a week off so I decided to chat for 10 minutes on something I've changed my mind on in recent months.



    Take a listen and let me know your thoughts on my reframe.



    Intro/outro music by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://www.olinightingale.com



     

    • 11 min
    Entry 57 – Rosie Sterk – Smashing through doors

    Entry 57 – Rosie Sterk – Smashing through doors

    This journal entry brings you, 17 year old tennis player, Rosie Sterk.



    Rosie has just secured her full tennis scholarship at Montana University and I thought it would be great to chat around that process and some other tennis topics. What I wasn't prepared for was just how amazingly articulate, wise and passionate Rosie is.



    We take a dive into her teenage tennis years and she gives fantastic opinions and advice on what could be done to attract and retain more female competitors. We also go through her life changing experience of being a WTA Futures Stars player at the 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen. It is clear to me, when Rosie spots a slightly open door, she smashes through it and maximises the opportunity.



    I was blown away by Rosie in this chat. Please pass it on to your tennis friends, parents, players and coaches.



    Intro/outro by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://www.olinightingale.com

    • 48 min
    Entry 56 – Lara Suarez-Neves – To motherhood…. and beyond

    Entry 56 – Lara Suarez-Neves – To motherhood…. and beyond

    I am delighted to bring you Lara Suarez-Neves, mother, tennis coach and, now, working in brand identity within the tennis world.



    It is vital we get the messages from this podcast out there for people to speak about. Lara tells her story into tennis playing and coaching. Her coaching career was put on halt when she became the mother to two beautiful girls. Lara talks brilliantly well about how becoming a mother instantly changed her identity and made it very difficult for her to maintain a career she had worked so hard to build over the years.



    She has now created Seven Love Studio which has a niche focus on building the brand identity of tennis clubs, organisations and coaches across England. If you would like to know more about her business, please click on the link below.



    https://sevenlovestudio.com



    Please share this episode far and wide, especially with mothers who may be experiencing the same emotions Lara has.



    Thank you for sharing your journey Lara.



    Intro/outro music by http://www.hueandcry.co.uk



    Artwork by http://www.olinightingale.com



     

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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Howard Green

What a life and what an interview. Listened driving up from Surrey to Hull on Friday. A must for coaches and athlete players. Start this training early and get it to be a mind set. Great style of questioning Kriss, you asked them just right and let him run. Listened to about 5 and looking forward to the next one.
Regards Mike.🎾

Steph Smyth ,

Amazing podcast, great insight into tennis

Loved the Kris Gray podcast, good friend of mine, been lucky enough to play at his Tenerife Tennis Academy 🎾

Jjp1572 ,

Great Podcast

Brilliant podcast with a wide variety of guests, keep them coming.

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