David Ross Education Trust

Broadening Horizons

Andy Murray inspires DRET's tennis stars

In the week that Andy Murray was named World Number One, four lucky DRET students had the opportunity to attend a training session with the tennis superstar.

Viliana Vicheva, Mark Toulson, Jack Morris and Alex Basse were selected to take part in a VIP tennis clinic at the National Tennis Centre, following the talent that they had shown in competitions such as the DRET Summer Cup.

As part of the event, each student had the chance to have a one-to-one training session with the double Wimbledon and Olympic champion. 

Andy spent time helping the tennis hopefuls to work on their serve and return skills, as well as giving them tips and advice on their game and talking about his incredible career to date.

Viliana Vicheva, a Year 10 student from Charnwood College said: "What a fantastic opportunity to meet Andy Murray! I had an amazing coaching session with him that included lots of helpful drills and fun games.

“I feel so inspired to continue playing tennis. Thanks DRET for an amazing opportunity."

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.”