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flamingowings wrote:

Katie is the featured person on today's behind the racquet post on Twitter/ instagram (do have a look, it's excellent, insightful and sometimes quite heartbreaking / inspiring)

 



-- Edited by flamingowings on Friday 31st of May 2019 08:24:03 PM


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These are good. Quick question- I dont have Instagram and dont recognise any of the people featured. Is there a simple way of seeing who is who? Are any other brits featured?

Thanks !

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JonH wrote:

These are good. Quick question- I dont have Instagram and dont recognise any of the people featured. Is there a simple way of seeing who is who? Are any other brits featured?

Thanks !


 Some people are fans or amateur players or parents of. Cam was a post not too long ago. Not sure if it works (as I am logged into my Insta account) but they usually "tag" the person (click on the picture). Insta is primarily an app so not sure if it works on a comp.

Edit: The Twitter account (which I don't have) also tags the person usually (and the name is often at the bottom of the image) and then links to Instagram.

I think I posted Cam's one in his thread but even people I don't know are fascinating. 



-- Edited by flamingowings on Saturday 1st of June 2019 06:35:37 AM

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Instagram does work on a pc, but not with full functionality (can't post pictures or comment on stories). But it is great for following players who have accounts and use them - which includes most of out ranked women.

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Yes I like instagram and follow a wide range of players (not just GB)

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Having just lost in Berkeley, Ace made some comment about Katie's 'well documented personal issues', with her opening up pre-Wimbledon on her mental health struggles. But here's something else I hadn't seen before, Joel Cannell, her boyfriend of 2-3 years now, contracted malaria last October in Nigeria and has only NOW fully recovered. The comment here is about it being the 'worst' strain of malaria. To the best of my knowledge/ experience that means cerebral malaria, which is certainly the kind most likely to be lethal. I thought I hadn't seen his name around a while. Good luck to him and Katie. She hasn't had a good time on or off court lately, but I hope she's able to settle down more in the coming months and realise a little more of her undoubted potential.

www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1147617/Katie-Swan-Wimbledon-Joel-Cannell-Laura-Siegemund-British-No-5

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Sport is incredibly unforgiving with no mitigation for the stresses of life the degree of which is variable and unpredictable. It is really healthy that Katie can be so open about her psychological well being, I Listened to an excellent podcast yesterday The Wanderer BBC sounds .... there have been a number of excellent ones released over the summer... generally they relate to all things Bolton Wanderers, I am not even a fan but came across one by chance and have been sucked in this one  featured an interview with Marvin Sordell who has been very open about the impact of the pressures of football on a young player which In his case lead to an attempt to commit suicide. The one featuring Gareth Farrelly is even better, poor bloke had a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm on the M42, the traffic there is really bad but that is really unlucky. 

Again I know not tennis related but Steve Bruce 18 months ago lost both his parents in quick succession and subsequently failed to get promotion by a whisker despite managing by hook or by crook to get his team to the play offs loosing in the final. He looked drained and put on even more weight, within 6 months he had been sacked. Undoubtedly his personal circumstances impacted his performance but in a results driven bussiness the consequences of not being always at your best are very predictable.

Nothing is perfect but he is now another 6 months on about to get his dream job managing his boyhood club and I am sure in a better frame of mind. So very happy to hear Joel is well again after such a period of protracted illness, perhaps a warning to our younger players chasing ITF points about being meticulous in the healthcare precautions you take when travelling, not suggesting Joel didnt but when your fit and young there is a tendency to feel immortal.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Thursday 18th of July 2019 05:10:00 AM

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As Katie makes the final in the 25k in Claremont, there's a nice little Oracle 'hot second' snap interview with Katie:

oracleproseries.com/a-hot-second-with-katie-swan

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Two articles in Saturday 's  Mail and Telegraph about how Katie and her family have been providing crucial food aid for the needy. Apart from having been able to continue on court practice she has been contributing to a charity effort being led by her mother from the garage at their home in Wichita in Kansas. Her mother is involved with a non-profit organisation called  Big Brother, Big Sister. With the onset of coronavirus, the local group has gone into overdrive by creating food packages for disadvantaged families unable to fend for themselves. Katie has been helping organise the packages and get them ready for delivery. 



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