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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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Apr 8, 2018

As courtside parents, there are not many times that surpass seeing the joy on our children's faces than seeing them lift the trophy.

But can we overstate the value of winning especially in young players as they start out in their sport? Yes, says Raphael Maurer Founder and Director of Barcelona Tennis Academy


Apr 8, 2018

As courtside or in this case pitchside parents we can often either intentionally or simply a passing thought wonder what it must be like to see our children perform on the highest of stages.

For Steve and Jo that's become a reality as their boys, Jack and Tom have professional contracts with Wasps Rugby Club and...

Apr 8, 2018

As courtside parents wanting our children to do well in their sport, do we sometimes overstep the mark in our enthusiasm for their "success"?  

In this inaugural podcast, Master Performance Coach Kris Soutar helps us to see what we could and should be looking out for as our children play and express themselves.