Head Coach, Adam Brown has won the 2017 Coach of the Year Award at the Tennis Scotland Awards. This accolade reflects Adam’s enormous effort and hard work in coordinating all the programmes running from the Gleneagles Arena as well as undertaking the roles of Central District Coach and Regional Coordinator for Performance Programmes at the Gannochy National Tennis Centre at the University of Stirling.
Adam covers all aspects of tennis from introducing the game to 3yr olds right up to ensuring there’s something for advanced club players as well as providing excellent opportunities for those junior players who wish to excel, whatever their age. Many of the players involved in his programmes have represented their district and county in national competitions.
Adam is always willing to take opportunities to inspire local players by running events around Grand Slams and the Davis Cup, regularly giving up his time to ensure the players have opportunities and importantly fun. He always manages to find classes suitable for everyone’s needs so no one misses out.
He also regularly invites players from all over Scotland to events he puts on to provide the chance for players to take on different opponents and always in a fun setting.
For those who are keen to progress their tennis he has provided opportunities for players to travel to England and abroad to Belfast, the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium, the Vilas Academy in Majorca and La Manga in Spain.
He is always willing to give up his time voluntarily to providing inspiring opportunities for players. Last year players in his programme were given the
opportunity to be ball kids at Andy Murray Live in Glasgow and at the Brodies Legends Event at Gleneagles.
This national award is Adam’s sixth recognition in eight years. He has previously won Tennis Scotland Coach of the Year (2009), Participation award for his Central mini tournament tour, Tournament of the Year for the North of Scotland Autumn Open and in 2013 he was Coach of the Year at the Stirling Sports Awards. In 2015 he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award.
Adam said “I am shocked and surprised to win this award! I would like to thank my excellent coaches who have all contributed to making my programmes a success. I have particularly enjoyed seeing the number of children playing tennis increase over the past year. Hopefully we will continue to be able to offer tennis opportunities to everyone in Central Scotland and Perthshire!”