Irish Tennis Updates Podcast

Irish Tennis Updates Podcast

By Adam Wade
I get to chat with prominent figures in the world of Irish tennis. Current players, past players, and anyone else I can get.
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Aistis Slajus Interview
Hello, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’ve got a really special episode with the founder of the Get a Grip Tennis Academy, based in David Lloyd Riverview, Aistis Slajus. Aistis grew up in Lithuania, won the national senior championships aged 15, represented his country in Davis Cup and was captain of the Fed Cup team before moving to Ireland over 10 years ago. And he is now one of the top coaches in the country. His story is fascinating, his attitude and outlook on life and performance is inspirational and I think we can all take a lot from this episode. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
45:36
June 28, 2020
James Cluskey Interview
Hello, and welcome to episode 19 of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m speaking to James Cluskey. James reached a career high doubles ranking of 145 and won 16 pro doubles titles, including 2 Challengers. Since retiring in 2015, he has broken the world record for the longest doubles match, at over 60 hours, and founded his own high-performance company. He has also written a book, that’s coming out in the next couple of weeks. We talk about James’ junior days, his time in US College, his highlights from playing on tour, what it’s like coaching Richard Branson tennis, his thoughts on Irish tennis and much more. I think this is a really great episode, I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
1:03:34
June 21, 2020
Jane Fennelly Interview
Hi, welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for joining me again. This week I’m speaking to Jane Fennelly, a five-time Fed Cup player for Ireland, most recently last year in Montenegro. We discuss her junior days in a thriving Donnybrook, her Fed Cup debut while still a junior, her experiences in US College, how tennis is helping her today in her life and career, the importance of enjoying tennis, and a whole lot more. I really enjoyed talking to Jane and I think that her reflections on how tennis has helped shape the person she is today are fascinating and that we can all take something from them. I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
35:41
June 14, 2020
Paul Casey Interview
Hello, and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. This week I have a great episode. I’m talking to Paul Casey. Paul has been involved in Irish tennis his whole life and is one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the country. As a player, he attended college in the US and since then he has dedicated himself to coaching. He was formerly the national coach, he spent many years working in Kilternan, and he has worked with a huge number of players who went on to compete internationally and represent Ireland. For the past 15 years, Paul has been based in Glenageary. Paul’s burning passion for tennis really comes across in this interview. He talks about his early days in tennis, 2 people that had a major impact on his coaching career, the various stages of his coaching career, his thoughts on a variety of issues in Irish tennis, why tennis is like chess and a whole lot more. I think there is a huge amount to take from this episode and I hope you find it as interesting and enjoyable as I did. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action. Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out. I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
1:01:52
June 7, 2020
Garry Cahill Interview
Hi, and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. This week I think I've got a great episode with a great guest. Garry Cahill has done it all in Irish tennis. He spent 13 years as High Performance Director at Tennis Ireland, during which time he was instrumental in setting up the National Tennis Centre in DCU. He has been captain of the Irish Davis and Fed Cup teams. And last year he set yp Prodigy Tennis, that offers a wide range of services and programmes to help develop tennis in this country.  We talk about where tennis started for Garry, his experiences in tennis, his advice for parents, coaches and players, and much more. I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
47:10
May 31, 2020
Simon Carr Interview
Hi guys and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m talking to the current Irish number one on the men’s side, with a career high ranking of 512, and the winner of one pro singles title, currently aged 20, it’s Simon Carr. I was really looking forward to talking to Simon and I think that this was a great chat. We talk about the lockdown and return to tennis, Simon’s successful junior career, winning his first title last year, playing Davis Cup for Ireland, his ambitions for the future and much more. I really hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed it. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis .You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
40:33
May 24, 2020
John McGahon Interview
Hi all, and welcome back to another episode of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Today I’m talking to former Davis Cup player and currently one of the very top coaches in the country, and the current Fed Cup captain, John McGahon. We talk about how he is adapting to and learning from the current situation, his best and worst experiences in tennis, the highlights of his career, what he loves so much about coaching, and much more. I really enjoyed this chat and think John has some really great stuff to say. Hope you enjoy! I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
1:09:01
May 17, 2020
Peter Bothwell Interview
Hi all and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for joining me again. Today I am lucky enough to be talking to Peter Bothwell, current pro player with a carrer high singles ranking of 602, and Irish Open champion in 2018. I was really excited to be talking to Peter. We chat about what it was like to be at an event when everything was called off, how visualization has helped him turn his singles form around, how he nearly but didn't go to college in the US, what is was like playing Medvedev and Tsitsipas, why he had to wear a tennis dress, and much more! I think this is a really good chat. I hope you enjoy! I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com 
49:54
May 10, 2020
Fabio Molle Interview
Hello and welcome back to the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. Today on the show is Fabio Molle, the founder of Functional Tennis, one of the very best tennis social media accounts in the world. Keep listening to learn exactly what Fabio does. I was really excited to have Fabio on the show. We talk about how he thinks tennis will look after the lockdown, how and why he started Functional Tennis, the highlights along his journey so far, his thoughts on professional tennis at the moment, and more. I really hope you will enjoy this episode. I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com 
31:20
May 3, 2020
Conor Niland Interview
Hi guys and welcome to episode 11! I'm really excited to have Conor Niland on the show this week. He retired from pro tennis in 2012 but has stayed involved in the game since then, and is currently the Davis Cup captain. His career highlights included his Wimbledon and US Open apperances and his three ATP Challenger titles. We talk about his memories of these experiences, how he got into tennis, the main challenges he faced on tour, what he would do differently if he could do it all again, and he tells me his favourite thing about tennis.  I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
30:16
April 26, 2020
Paul Fitzgerald Interview
Hi all and welcome to episode 10!   I'm looking to release one episode a week for the time being. This week I think I've got a great episode for you. It's a little longer than usual but I think it's really entertaining.  I'm chatting to Paul Fitzgerald, current Munster coach and DLTC player. Paul has had a great journey in tennis and tells me about his experiences representing his province aged just 15, his junior success in Ireland, how he continued that success while on a scholarship in the US and his experiences in tennis since then. I really hope you enjoy this episode.   I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well.   If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
59:40
April 19, 2020
Ruth Copas Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 9 Today I chat to Ruth Copas, current Fed Cup player and recent graduate of the US tennis college system. I really enjoyed chatting with Ruth. We talked about how tennis started for her, her best tennis memories, her favourite thing about tennis and more.  I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com
31:00
April 15, 2020
Mark Finnegan Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 8 of the Irish Tennis Updates Podcast.  This episode I chat to Mark Finnegan. Mark has a fanstastic story in tennis, from junior player with a lot of success here in Ireland, to US college player, to college coach, and now he has come back to Ireland and is helping send more players on scholarships to the States.  We talk about all this, as well as Mark's views on tennis in Ireland at the moment, and more. I hope you are all keeping well at the moment and managing to get some exercise in and stay well. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com  
47:42
April 13, 2020
Julie Byrne Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 7 Today I am chatting to Julie Byrne. Julie is currently in her final year of a tennis scholarship in the States. We talk about how corona virus has affected her tennis season. We also talk about how she has gotten to this point on her tennis journey, and her plans after college. Also, Julie attempts my first ever tennis quiz. Listen to the end to see how she gets on I really enjoyed this chat with Julie,and hope you will find it interesing and entertaining too I hope you are all keeping well during these diffucult times. I wish you the very best for the coming weeks and months If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.   Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis  You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action   Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out   I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com   Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
33:04
April 8, 2020
Osgar O'Hoisín Interview
Hello and welcome to episode 6! This time I speak to Osgar O'Hoisín. Osgar completed a four year tennis scholarship in the US at the end of last year and has been playing pro events ever since. We talk about these experiences for him, his advice for players, how the corona virus crisis is affecting him and much more. I thought this was a really interesting and insighful chat. Many thanks to Osgar for his time I hope you are all staying safe during this challenging time If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance. Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis You can also subscribe to my monthly newletter there, for a recap of the month's action Finally, remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu. A great site with great prices, well worth checking out I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
37:32
March 23, 2020
Sinead Lohan Interview
Welcome to episode 5! This time I chat to Sinead Lohan. We discuss her tennis journey, her experiences of life on tour and her thoughts on tennis in general and on Irish tennis. I really enjoyed this chat, and I hope you will too During this episode, I also give some updates on Irish tennis over the last couple of weeks, both at home and abroad. Tune in for the latest Simon Carr, Peter Bothwell and Karola Bejenaru updates and more. Also, I give a shoutout to new tennis podcast Game to Love. The two hosts, based in the UK,  give a every-few-daily entertaining and fun look into the world of tennis. Do check them out, the podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts, including the app you are using right now! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the show and leave a comment on iTunes. Also, share the show with anyone you think may be interested. It really does help me grow the podcast, so thank you in advance.  Don't forget to check out and follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE for daily updates on everything Irish tennis I am always really happy to receive any feedback about the show, or anything else. Let me know what you thought by sending an email to irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the show!
28:40
March 11, 2020
Jenny Claffey Interview
This time I chat to former Irish number 1, Jenny Claffey. In a career plagued and shortened by injury, she enjoyed some good success in 2015 and 2016, in winning three pro titles. Jenny tells a great story and has a great message for any aspiring juniors out there. A real insiration. So well worth a listen, hope you enjoy.  Remember to check me out on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE I welcome any feedback you may have about this episode or any others. Please email irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Also don't forget to use the code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu
35:36
December 22, 2019
Sam Barry Interview
Today I chat to Sam Barry. Sam retired earlier this year. He reached a career high 246 in the world and won 30 pro titles during his career. He talks about his junior success, being a hitting partner at the ATP finals, what it was like to miss out on Wimbledon qualifying by just 1 place in 2016 and much more. I would like to thank Sam for his time and wish him all the best in the future. I hope you enjoy this episode. If you have any feedback at all please do not be shy to contact me on Twitter, on at irishtennisupdates@gmail.com Remember to use the code TENNISUPDATEIRE5 to get 5% off your order at tennispro.eu Thanks for listening. Until next time
40:20
October 19, 2019
David O'Hare Interview
Former Memphis University alumni and with a career high doubles ranking of 117 in the world, Dave talks to me about his early playing days, his professional success, his current and upcoming coaching work, his encounter with Roger Federer and his opinion on who is the greatest of all time. Remember, follow me on Twitter @TennisUpdateIRE Please get in touch with any feedback you may have for me, positive or negative And use the discount code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening
52:47
September 17, 2019
Julian Bradley Interview
I get to speak to Julian Bradley, current 341st in the world in the doubles ATP rankings. He gives some fascinating insight into his experiences of the US college tennis system, how being Irish has affected him and his plans and ambitions for the year to come. And lots more.  Send any feedback to me on Twitter, twitter.com/TennisUpdateIRE Or email irishtennisupdates@gmail.com And remember, use the code TennisUpdateIRE5 to get 5% off your order on tennispro.eu
36:55
September 8, 2019