Conor Niland's The Racket: Realistic Insights and Stories on Becoming a Pro

Conor Niland's The Racket: Realistic Insights and Stories on Becoming a Pro

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I speak to Irish former pro Conor Niland who has just released a book called The Racket which documents his tennis journey from the first time he picked up a racket until retirement.

Conor reached a career-high ATP 129 and made Grand Slam appearances. He recites many stories from all aspects of his journey from the junior Irish circuit, going to boarding school in the UK, missed opportunities at Bollettieri, College tennis at UCLA, turning pro, Davis Cup and more.

It’s a great insight into how hard it is to become a tennis player and it leaves you with questions. I asked Conor some of the questions that entered my mind while reading the book.

I hope you enjoy the episode.


Ps. I also to Conor also way back on episode 58 which you can listen to here)

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