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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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Nov 9, 2018

Welcome to the second Courtside Mini and this months question answered by Jo Ward, former professional tennis player and current consultant, coach educator is this.

Following on from Patrick Mouratoglou's (Serena William's Coach) comments over the past month where he endorsed Courtside Coaching. What are the pros and...


Oct 30, 2018

Cici, Paige and Tabatso are 3 exceptional young tennis players whose passion and dedication to their sport, led them to leave family and friends at home and become fulltime players at Barcelona Tennis Academy 

This is the first of what we hope will be many podcasts hearing from young players talking about their sport...


Oct 10, 2018

Welcome to the start of a new addition to Courtside; Courtside Mini Podcasts where each month coaches reflect on one question you've asked. 

This month Jo Ward, former professional tennis player and current consultant, coach educator, speaker and PhD researcher reflects one month on from the...


Sep 29, 2018

Connor Grant is a Sport and Exercise Psychology Consultant, who has worked with International and Premiership Rugby Academies, Olympic Gold Medalists, Junior Davis Cup Tennis Players and The Rising Stars of Africa Football Academy.  

Last month Connor was at the Barcelona Tennis Academy which we are part of, so on a...


Sep 4, 2018

Alan Jones has coached 33 British players who've played at Wimbledon, 7 British #1 Women players and 1 Man plus Jo Durie former World number 5 and winner of 2 Grand Slam Mixed Titles.

He played mixed doubles at Wimbledon and has been a stalwart for Middlesex County Tennis in Group 1 County Week for over 20 years.

In...