Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #313 - Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

October 8, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has taken me 5 years to take action and get him on the podcast. HPTFS had an incredible impact on my development as a coach but the book also had a huge impact on the podcast. Aaron Coutts, Stu Cormack, Dan Baker, Derek Hansen among others really came to my attention from that book and led me to get them on the podcast. I hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Lewindon.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dan Lewindon (background, education and current role)?
  • Building a multi-disciplinary team
    • Structure

      • Making quick changes
    • Character
    • Skills and competencies
    • Dealing with silos
    • Continued education
      • Minimal support staff with small budgets
  • Delivering holistic performance support
    • What does this mean?
    • Understanding the demands of the sport
  • Tennis
    • Structure of support in the UK
    • Big rocks
      • Establishing what's important
      • Improving what's important

Dan can be found on Twitter @DanLewindon

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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Enjoy

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