How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

May 15, 15 How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

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Why does a top Premier League manager feel alone? How can you feel isolated, with no-one to turn to, in a bustling dressing room? Why can a jet-setting sporting lifestyle leave you feeling like a stranger in your own home? By Tom Reynolds for BBC Sport Elite sport can appear a privileged profession, a chance to live out the...

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The road to being a pro…

Jun 21, 14 The road to being a pro…

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Throughout my life I’ve always known that I wanted to be a tennis player. Fortunately for me I was exposed to tennis at such a young age through the influence of my parents and luckily I only had to climb under a barbed wire fence at the end of my garden in order to play at 1879 tennis club. I used to spend hours a week down...

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

May 13, 14 Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight as Life as a Pro Tennis Player by Ireland’s Number 1 Player James Mc Gee. “Let me first start by going back to 2009..”   2009-2011: For many years, my biggest concern about playing on the tour wasn’t so much about my will or ability, it was more about having...

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Tennis Player Heather Watson – “when you win, everybody’s your friend and when you don’t, it’s not just you beating yourself up it’s other people”

Nov 02, 13 Tennis Player Heather Watson – “when you win, everybody’s your friend and when you don’t, it’s not just you beating yourself up it’s other people”

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Heather Watson: I had worries, depression, and didn’t want to play tennis any more Exclusive interview: Heather Watson explains why she is at a low-key event in Devon trying to rebuild her confidence after returning to tennis from her battle with glandular fever.   It is the biggest week of the sporting year in...

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