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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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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 hears from Naomi about the journey of reaching a career high of 174, becoming British no.3, winning 3 x ITF singles and 2 x ITF Doubles Titles and playing Venus Williams on Centre Court Wimbledon.  

Naomi has publically been very open about her battles with depression and shares with us her reflections as well as unpacks what parent's and coaches can do, to foster an emotionally healthy environment in and around sport.

Stay in contact with Naomi

Twitter: @naomicavaday
Tennish Podcast: @Tennishpodcast

Wellbeing Organisations

LTA Wellbeing: LINK


Thank you so much for listening and please do spread the word about Courtside as talking how best we support our children in their sport matters.


Andy and Catherine