0 Getting Personal with Ryan Middleton

Notts Tennis Centre Ryan MiddletonRyan Middleton on a night with James Corden, family and Mike Tyson.


Who are you? I don't know - I am still on my journey.

Family status: Married with two children; Charley (14) and Joshua (11).

Who's your hero and why? My mum. Bringing up three boys wasn't an easy task.

What would you change about yourself? Need to remember to charge my phone.

What's your guilty pleasure? Golfing holidays in the sun.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Hosting the WTA and ATP tennis events back to back.

What are your pet peeves? Lateness.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Cape Verde beach with the wife and kids.

What's the best part of your job? The buzzing atmosphere of events.

… and the worst? The long hours away from the family.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Yes.

Favourite record, and why? Annie's song, because I sang this to the wife whilst proposing in our local pub.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? The Mrs.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Take the kids to Disney Land and book flying lessons.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A drum, because I am loud and bang around a lot.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? James Cordon, Lee Evans and Robert De Niro.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? The invisible man.

Do you have any bad habits? Take away food.

... or any good ones? Attention to detail.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Always.

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? Mike Tyson Autobiography.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Be aware of other people's agenda.

What's your favourite smell? My wife's sunday roast.

What do you do in your spare time? Spend time with the kids, theme parks and swimming.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Are you busy?

What's your favourite piece of kit? 4 iron.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate, honourable and humorous.

What talent would you like to have? Play the Spanish guitar.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Free Doctor Pepper.

Ryan told us about the daily tasks of looking after the largest Tennis Centre in Great Britain. View the article here

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