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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E22

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🌟 Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: 🌟

🎾 Davis Cup latest + new format working?

πŸ† WTA tour finals, lack of female coaches.

πŸ—£ GOAT debate futile?

πŸ“š πŸ–Ό Tennis history, evolution, fashion, art – Tilden, Lenglen, Lacoste, Laver.

πŸ‘ 2021 best matches.

πŸš€ Coming soon! Follow The Tours Digital Magazine WTA special, available 29th December at www.followthetours.com

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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E21

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🌟 Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: 🌟

🎾 The latest concerning Peng Shuai: her ‘reappearance’, the IOC’s involvement, hidden agendas and why comparisons with the Alexander Zverev case are unhelpful;

🎾 Novak Djokovic on challenging the status quo and fighting for better redistribution of prize money;

🎾 As new rules on toilet breaks for players are introduced – don’t fans need toilet breaks too?!

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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E20

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🌟 Another hard-hitting episode in which Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: 🌟

🎾 The murky relationship between tennis and betting.

🎾 Controlling fan behaviour – who umpires the umpire?

🎾 The welfare of Chinese player Peng Shuai and the ethics of sports globalization.

🎾 USA gymnastics – a cautionary tale for parents of aspiring athletes.

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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E18

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🌟 Karen Self and Ren Soni return to the thorny issue of in-match COACHING: 🌟

🎾 Who’s to blame – the players, the coaches, the authorities?

🎾 What can be done – some whacky solutions!

🎾 Serena Williams penalised in the 2018 US Open final – do female players get punished more than their male counterparts?

🎾 ‘Coaches want to coach’ – are the rules unenforceable?

🎾 The negative impact for lower-level players.

Plus:

🎾 Tiafoe v Sinner … Read the rest

Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E17

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🌟 Karen Self and Ren Soni are joined by special guest Indra Meier, psychologist and coach, for a hard hitting episode to discuss: 🌟

🎾 The pernicious influence of gambling in tennis – heckling players to win bets; match fixing; online abuse; betting sponsorship conflicts of interest.

🎾 Social media abuse of players – what can be done?

🎾 The dangers and repercussions of trial by social media – Zverev allegations and Djokovic vaccination status.

🎾 Advice for … Read the rest

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