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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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May 11, 2018

A teacher of an Olympian Rower, a coach of Olympian Rowers, a step mum of a current Olympian Rower and the founder of, Eira Parry is this weeks guest.

Eira understands the pressures on athletes and coaches as they pursue their dreams and goals. She also knows firsthand what it's like to be a parent cheering her stepson on. 

Eira brings all that experience and learning into episode 4 of Courtside, it's a must listen. 

  • What is it that young athletes need from their parents?
  • What is it that parents need from their athlete's coach?
  • When was the last time you simply praised your daughter or son for being brave enough to publically pursue their dream?

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