Junior players at the Adam Brown Tennis Academy had a surprise visitor at their training session last week. They were working hard on their game on the newly refurbished outdoor courts at Gleneagles when who should pop by to see them but former World number one Andy Murray! The former Wimbledon champion was visiting family before heading out to the USA to start his preparations for the US Open but found the time to make a surprise visit to inspire local youngsters who also love the sport. One of the players said, “It was amazing, I looked around and Andy Murray was watching us play! We stayed social distanced but still had a good chat with him and told him what we were working on.”
Head coach, Adam Brown said “It was a real boost for the players. They have been working hard since we’ve been allowed to play again and it was great that Andy could provide them with some added inspiration ahead of their tournaments hopefully starting again soon.
We’ve been lucky enough to have former world number one wheelchair player Gordon Reid training with this group as part of his US Open preparations and then today having Andy around to offer them some advice and tips has been a fantastic end to this current training block. They’ll enjoy watching him compete at the US Open even more now!”
Joe Gill, a member of the Adam Brown Tennis Academy coaching team said, “ This was a fantastic opportunity for these players and something they will remember for a long time! As the next block of training starts as they go back to school they will all be trying that little bit harder to fulfil their potential. It was great of Andy to make time for this local tennis programme!”
The Adam Brown Tennis Academy offers lessons and training opportunities for players of all levels and abilities from 3yrs upwards. They will kick off their new programme with a FREE week of lessons starting the week beg Mon 17th August. These can be booked on the Adam Brown Tennis Academy App or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org