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Life after Tennis


Here is an insight into Andy's plans once he has finished playing tennis - and a bit before too.  Just another example of how he intends to give back to sport after his playing days are over.  I have no doubt he will approach this part of his life with the same enthusiasm and professionalism that he has shown in his playing career.

Just hope he has a few good years left in him yet before he hangs up his racket completely.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/42151712

The young sportsmen and women who benefit from this programme will struggle to find a better mentor.

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Here are a couple of interviews with the first beneficiaries of this programme:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/42152254

http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/42152252



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 12:48:16 AM

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Sounds good, but the signs have always been good that Andy sees and is very interested in the big picture, and has already been such a support to others.

There can be distractions re his ( more in the past ) media gruffness, on court attitude at times and absolute sidelines re his own individual view ( shared by very many Scots if not by me ) on Scotland's future as a possible independent nation. There's a heck of a lot involved in that, including things sometimes rather less understood by many outside Scotland ( though some within too ), but in the end it generally comes down to a weighted yes or no, and what help he has had from British tennis he has already repaid in many ways.

British tennis and it's followers have been so privileged to have him as a player and the signs are good that he can continue to be a huge benefit.

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Fab, and I think he will be very good at it. It is interesting that he is looking to develop an independent organisation ie separate from British Tennis and no reason why he shouldnt as are his comments on education.

I personally see him as being very well educated due to an intrinsic drive for continued professional development, the fact that his wasnt a formal education has resulted in him being perfectly trained for the role in which he sees himself in the future. A bit like the way Jobs trained himself by taking what he was interested in and seeing an opportunity for collaboration.

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Interesting read. And good luck to Aidan and the Hylton girls, what a support system to have your back.

I don't think Andy is saying that his own form of education didn't perfectly train himself for his role going forward - I think he is saying that he misses all that he could have learned from dropping out of academic education, that there's a feast of knowledge and thinking skills that he would have loved to have learned, that it would have enriched him in many ways, and that there's no reason that others should miss out on that, even while striving to be world best athletes. (Obviously nearly everyone 'drops out' at some point, he's only talking about when).

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Does anyone know how this type of management works? Do they perform the services for next-to-nothing initially on the promise of a cut of any future earnings? If so, the actual chances of any type of return on investment from a pool of just three athletes must be incredibly small. I imagine this is not so much a profit seeking initiative, but I guess it would be if a similar company did not have a multi-millionaire owner.


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Born2WinTennis wrote:

Does anyone know how this type of management works? Do they perform the services for next-to-nothing initially on the promise of a cut of any future earnings? If so, the actual chances of any type of return on investment from a pool of just three athletes must be incredibly small. I imagine this is not so much a profit seeking initiative, but I guess it would be if a similar company did not have a multi-millionaire owner.


Not sure how this works, but I would imagine that making money is the last thing on Andy's mind.  I would guess that in the end it would need to be at least self sustaining but at the moment, the desire to help promising talent will be the motivation and not money.  As for there being only three athletes, you have to start somewhere. No doubt more will be added as time goes along.  Early days by the looks of it.



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