Andy Murray inspires SGS tennis star

In the week that Andy Murray was named World Number One, one lucky Skegness Grammar School student had the opportunity to attend a training session with the tennis superstar. 


Following the talent he had shown at his tennis club in Spain, Alex Basse, who is currently a boarder at Wainfleet Hall, joined three other DRET students to take part in a VIP tennis clinic at the National Tennis Centre.


As part of the event, Alex had the chance to have a one-to-one training session with the double Wimbledon and Olympic champion. Andy spent time helping the tennis hopeful to work on his serve and return skills, as well as talking about his incredible career to date.


Alex said: "Thank you to the school and to DRET for giving me this amazing opportunity that I never would have had otherwise.


"All of my friends at the tennis club in Spain and my parents can’t believe it! It was incredible."


The DRET students were also thrilled to gain advice from Andy’s Strength and Conditioning coaches, and took home a brand new tennis racket and sports kit as a lasting memory of the day. 


Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager for the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Andy Murray is a global sporting icon and we are delighted that our students were able to spend time with him thanks to the support of our sponsor. 


“Everyone was in awe of Andy’s achievements and I hope that this once in a lifetime experience will spur our students on to reach their full potential.”