Episode 130: Craig Tiley - Leading from the Front


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If you watched any of the 2021 Australian Open in January, you wouldn´t have missed Craig Tiley.

The Director of the Aussie Open was on our screens throughout the tournament as he dealt with tennis players and officials in hotel quarantine for 14 days, and a local lockdown in Melbourne.

In this episode, Craig talks to CTC Host Dan Kiernan about the difficulties of running a Grand Slam during the pandemic, and shares all the latest of what the 2022 Australian Open will look like.

Craig also looks back on his career in tennis which started in is native South Africa and includes being South Africa´s Davis Cup Captain for 3 years. He also spent 11 years in the USA as Head Coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. There he led the mens team to 2 National Team Indoor Championships, as well a 32–0 record and an NCAA Championship in 2003.

Now, as well as running the Australian Open, Craig is also the CEO of Tennis Australia.

Craig´s passion for tennis and love of helping others shines through in this episode. Enjoy!

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