Karis Ryan is connecting with former players through her engaging chat series, ‘Court up with Karis’ for the International Tennis Club of Australia (IC).
Karis draws out the stories of life after tennis from her many and varied guests, who have been through the tricky transition of leaving the athlete identity behind and found other things.
The IC’s Beyond the Tour initiative was created to help support recently retired players as they go through the transition from pro tennis.
Karis is an IC BTT member herself, a former player and now working in media. Karis asks the big questions, but it’s a bright fun series that will leave you smiling.
Dane Propoggia, Head Coach at Hunters Hill shares what he’s been up to since on tour, how he came to the decision to stop playing and his advice to students about playing professionally.
Jaslyn Hewitt- Shehadie shares what impacted her decision to leave the tennis tour, what life has involved since, and her advice to fellow parents on their child’s tennis development. For more info about the International Club’s, Beyond the Tour initiative, visit www.beyondthetour.com.au
Mark Hlawaty welcomed his first child, Holbrook Heather Hlawaty into the world last week. Mark ‘Court up with Karis’ leading up to the birth and shared what he’s been up to Beyond the Tour. A BIG congratulations to Mark, his partner Sally and their new beautiful family from all the International Club community.
Ashling Sumner shares how tour life helped prepare her for moving overseas, how interests outside of tennis were beneficial when she retired, and her advice to players who are preparing to leave the game. Melbourne friends you can find Ashling at Michael Logarzo Tennis. For more info about The International Club’s (IC) Beyond the Tour, visit www.beyondthetour.com.au
Launching now! The International Club’s Beyond the Tour is proud to present COURT UP WITH KARIS. Each week interviews with former players will land on our digital platforms, including our FB Page, Instagram @icbeyondthetour, and the International Club (IC) website https://www.beyondthetour.com.au/