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Welcome to Courtside

My name is Andy and more often than not I'm to be found courtside watching my son Elijah playing the sport he loves; tennis. It's this weekly pilgrimage, coffee in hand, which led me to create the Courtside Podcast.

Courtside is a series of conversations exploring the journey sport-parents go on as we support our children in the sport they love.

Through Courtside you’ll hear from Players, Parents, Coaches and experts in the fields of sports science and adolescent development in order that as Courtside Parents we can create a positive courtside environment, meaning that our children flourish through the culture we create around the sport that they love.

So, how's your courtside culture?

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Mar 8, 2019

Grateful to Kris Soutar for joining us for a 3rd Courtside Mini where we explore the pathways which can open up when you're involved in sport.

Can sport be a catalyst for future opportunities and careers where their future can be surrounded by their passion? 

 

Please do drop me a Tweet on @courtsidedad if you have a...


Feb 15, 2019

Grateful to Kris Soutar for joining us again for a Courtside Mini  (see playing in joy) to bring his reflections around this hot, hot courtside topic:

Wrong Calls...did they see that correctly...did they...cheat?!

We've all experienced it; whether it's our child "miss-calling a line" and that awkward moment or our...


Feb 1, 2019

Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and coach. 

WWPIS provides information and training to sporting bodies, clubs and most importantly parents to help all better understands the difficulties that parents and coaches face in today’s world.

In this episode, alongside...


Jan 18, 2019

Grateful to Kris Soutar for joining us again (see playing in joy) to bring his reflections around this hot courtside topic:

Are there Glass Ceilings in Tennis for young players?

Does cream genuinely rise to the top?

Have you ever heard someone say (maybe it's your inner voice); "If only we had A, B and C then my...


Jan 8, 2019

Happy New Year Courtsiders and what better way to start 2019 than in the company of former professional tennis player, coach, commentator, Co-host of , blogger and mental health ambassador; the shortbread legend who is Naomi Cavaday

In the luxurious surroundings of a coffee shop in Pimlico, London; Andy...