Welcome, I’m Shaun Murray and I am a LTA Level 4 Qualified Coach. I have now been Coaching for over 20 years, with unrivalled experience and enthusiasm for the game of tennis, both playing and teaching. I started playing Tennis at the age of 17, when my dad ( David Murray) took me to a small, but lovely little club, called Davenport. I fell in Love with the game from the start and then had ambitions to become a Professional player, I became Club Champion, and remained champion for 10 years. I then took my LTA Coaching exams, of which I passed and never looked back. I had fantastic Coaching Mentors, in Jim Edgar, Mark Furness and Bart Smethurst, who helped develop me as a coach, and as a person, and player.
I believe coaches should still be developing themselves continually as Players, and as Coaches as this demonstrates leadership. I train 5 days a week in the gym, so I can play the best tennis I can for club and County, and myself in ITF Tournaments. I like to Coach & Teach in a fun style, I am very friendly and competitive, I like to achieve and push myself to achieve, and also the people I coach. I get them to where I hope they can get.
I also think as a coach I teach, more than just tennis, I believe we mentor and teach many different Life Skills especially to children.
In fact this is the most important job we have as a Coach and Role model,
I love to teach and see children grow into capable adults not just in tennis, but in life aswell. Seeing a child improve in confidence and competance and develop into a wonderful person, is the biggest achievement that you as a coach, played a small part in their life.
Out of 36 tournament wins & runner ups spots in various Leagues Tournaments, County and National wins that my pupils have been involved in, over the last 12 years. None give me greater pleasure than seeing them play at Club level for the Local club and being a good person.