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Episode 115: Carl Maes - The Professor

Control the Controllables

1h 21min

Carl Maes is best known as being former world number 1 Kim Clijster´s coach for more than a decade.

As a young coach he worked with the top players in Belgium including Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus and Justine Henin. He led the Belgian Fed Cup team to the final in 2006 and has since worked with players like Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens and Laura Robson.

Carl spent 6 years at the LTA as Head of Women´s Tennis. He was also the Academy Director at Kim Clijsters Academy for 6 years, before joining Tenerife Tennis Academy as Performance Director in 2020.

He is also currently coaching Sorana Cirstea and is the co-founder of Orange Coach Exchange, which offers webinars and one-to-one sessions where coaches can 'exchange' knowledge.

In this episode he looks back on his career, including his playing days and his journey with Kim Clijsters, as well as the Golden era of Belgian tennis. Enjoy!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:-

Check out Carl on Twitter: @carlmaes 

SotoTennis Academy

Tenerife Tennis Academy

Orange Coach Exchange 

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