Sporting Life

Smooth operator puts players at ease

Sporting Life - January 2015

Behind the scenes of the Shanghai Masters with Player Control Director, Chase Larson

What do you think it takes to coordinate the world’s greatest tennis players?

The Shanghai Rolex Masters has been voted the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year by attending players since 2009, and this is largely thanks to the hard work of Player Control Director Chase Larson, his team and an army of dedicated volunteers.

Chase oversees the Player Control Centre at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, which looks after anything the players need on site; from coordinating practice courts and transportation to the airport or hotels, to managing the locker rooms and Player Lounge. A huge sports fan, Chase tells us about what it’s like working with some of the world greats and why it’s so important to have a good support team.