Podcast: Parkinson's disease, tennis, and why being kind is important with Andy Wright and Tristan Hessing

About this episode

Father of three, Andy Wright, stepped away from tennis for six years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

A chance meeting with Tristan Hessing led to a community tennis project. Now, Andy is back playing.

We talk friendship, kindness, and how playing sport can have unexpected consequences.

“[You have to] find a way to manage and cope and move forward.

“I hope that's what I've done. I hope I can do it again.”

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.