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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

The Functional Tennis Podcast Fabio Molle

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Presented by Fabio Molle, The Functional Tennis Podcast is a downloadable audio show featuring weekly interviews from people in the tennis world. We talk to pro tennis players, coaches, parents, trainers, physios, agents, business owners and more. Huge thanks to our Podcast sponsors, Slinger.

    Aidan McHugh - Scotland's Next Gen

    Aidan McHugh - Scotland's Next Gen

    A very promising Scottish tennis prospect, Aidan Mc Hugh joins the podcast this week for Episode 97!

    Aidan told us a few good stories on this edition of the podcast & opened up about the differences between the top pros & others players that he has played 😃

    We talk:
    Growing up in ScotlandDeciding not to go to collegeThe junior circuitRelationship with Andy & Jamie MurrayRole models growing upAt the time of recording, Aidan was currently training in Roehampton 🎾
    Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!


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    Episode Chapters

    2:06 - Training on clay in the UK
    3:42 - Growing up in Scotland
    9:44 - Junior Circuit
    12:23 - Playing with the Murray’s for the first time
    18:20 - Seeing how hard the pros work
    21:00 - Role models growing up
    21:48 - Hitting with Federer

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    • 28 min
    Martin Rocca - Coach & Tennis Aid Founder

    Martin Rocca - Coach & Tennis Aid Founder

    Argentinian tennis coach, Martin Rocca joins the podcast this week from Barcelona!

    Martin is a junior tennis coach, who also set up the charitable organisation, Tennis Aid 🙌

    We talk:
    His career coachingBarcelona ATP 500Working online during the pandemicPatience while working with young kidsTennis Aid & the work they doMartin has vast experience in some of the best clubs & academies out there - so to tap into some of his knowledge was exciting 🔥

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    Episode Chapters

    2:06 - Martin’s career journey 
    8:28 - Working through the pandemic
    17:33 - Needing patience to work with younger kids
    20:37 - How Tennis aid came about
    27:59 - Is Tennis Aid needed in Europe?

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    • 36 min
    James Cluskey - Climbing My Next Mountain

    James Cluskey - Climbing My Next Mountain

    James Cluskey, a former professional player turned entrepreneur is our guest this week 🇮🇪

    James specialised in doubles, played Davis Cup for Ireland, toured the world & had plenty of success along the way 😃

    We talk:
    Tour storiesPlayers that he has played withHelping Richard Branson with his tennis gameTransitioning from tennis to life afterwardsStarting his own businessIt was about time that we had James on the show! We often mention his name, so to hear from the man himself was great 🔥

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    Episode Chapters

    4:10 - Tour Stories
    8:56 - Players that he played with
    10:25 - Starting his own business
    27:05 - What he has learned from Richard Branson
    32:59 - JC Invitational

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    • 36 min
    David Sammel - Tour Coach & Mentor

    David Sammel - Tour Coach & Mentor

    David Sammel, a former tennis player & current tour coach joins the podcast this week to talk about the importance of mindset!

    David is the coach of Liam Broady & former podcast guest, Marcus Daniell 🔥

    We talk:
    Mindset CollegeThe role that maturity plays in individualsThe negative influences of social mediaImportance of training the mindOur upcoming Functional Tennis Webinar with DavidThere are plenty of life lessons in this episode! Whether you are tennis crazy or not, you can definitely pick something up from our chat 😃

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    Episode Chapters

    2:21 - Managing his time
    19:38 - Maturity plays a big role
    37:18 - Using your phone sparingly
    52:55 - Does Federer feel more pressure now than before?
    56:48 - More information on David


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tom Gutteridge - Coach of CiCi Bellis

    Tom Gutteridge - Coach of CiCi Bellis

    The coach of CiCi Bellis, Tom Gutteridge joins us this week to talk about how he became a top level coach & what his day to day really looks like 😉

    It was fantastic to have another coach on the podcast - we always learn so much from them 😃

    We talk:
    How he got into coachingStarting to work with CiCiWhat a typical day looks likeGoals for the futureWhy he plans to use the Functional Tennis PointerTom has a really interesting story of how he started coaching CiCi, make sure to check it out 🎧


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    Episode Chapters

    3:05 - His early tennis career
    6:33 - Starting to work with CiCi
    12:38 - Decision to coach
    22:03 - Dealing with injuries
    23:57 - Typical training day in Orlando
    29:46 - Using the Functional Tennis Pointer
    31:41 - Advice for juniors


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    • 37 min
    Julia Efremova - Raising a Future Star

    Julia Efremova - Raising a Future Star

    This week we speak to tennis parent & former pro, Julia Efremova. Julia is the mother of Ksenia Efremova, an 11-year old who is widely regarded as a future tennis star! Julia and her family live at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France 💪

    We talk:
    Julia's tennis careerMoving to the Mouratoglou Tennis AcademyHer typical dayKsenia's goalsDealing with pressureJulia is the first tennis parent that we have had on the podcast & it was really nice to be able to hear about her story - albeit from a slightly different perspective than we are used to 🙌
    Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!


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    Episode Chapters

    2:18 - Julia’s tennis career
    5:11 - Moving to Mouratogloou Academy
    8:11 - Typical day for Julia
    15:19 - Typical day for Ksenia
    18:19 - Ksenia’s goals
    21:35 - Dealing with Pressure


    Find us on Social Media:

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Adam Wade 60 ,

Great podcast

This is one of my favourite podcasts, I’ve listened to every episode and enjoyed them all. The guests are always brilliant and Fabio does a great job with every episode. I’d highly recommend a listen

brihorkan ,

Great Listen

Really enjoyed these, clearly well researched by Fabio and great stories. Always a few nuggets for club players trying to improve and universal but with an Irish interest too.

JohnnyMac Coaching ,

FT Podcast

Great way to pick up some ideas and get a insight into the top players, coaches and experts in the game. Keep up the great work.

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