Say hello to new senior coach Rob Morris!
Surrey boy and Loughborough University undergraduate, Rob Morris, is making his debut summer working for CMT Learning this year as a senior coach.
Rob has played tennis since he was eight-years-old and has grown up surrounded by a tennis fanatic family. During his junior years he competed in numerous British Tours, national championships and represented his home county of Surrey in both summer and winter championships.
Currently a 3:2, Rob reached a career high ranking of no.5 in the UK in under 18s.
Since attending Loughborough University, Rob has competed and trained for the first and second men’s teams in the BUCS League and Cup. He is returning to the university in September 2016 following his year on placement at IBM in London as part of his Business Management course.
Rob is an LTA level 2 qualified coach and has been coaching during the evenings and weekends for his local club with players of varying abilities during his placement year and has been a seasonal coach during his school holidays for the past few years.
We are looking forward to welcoming yet another Loughborough University student to the coaching team this summer and Rob had this to say about joining us:
“I’m looking forward to working with the coaches to provide a fun and enjoyable learning environment for the players,” said Rob. “I can’t wait to get started!”
Want to know more about Rob? Check out how he replied to our quick fire questions….
How old were you when you started tennis? “I was eight when I started playing tennis and my first tournament was Carshalton junior tennis tournament!”
What is it about tennis that makes you enjoy it so much? “Every opponent is different so you have to adjust your style dependent. I also like the competitive side of tennis of course.”
What is your best achievement in tennis to date? “Winning men's and u18 Surrey County closed in the same year.”
How long have you been coaching for? “I have been coaching for six years now.”
What is your favourite food, film and band? “Hmmm this is hard.. I love GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) so that’s my favourite food, all James Bond films, and house and cheese music.”
What is your guilty pleasure? “Starbucks…it’s getting a little out of hand now.”
Who is your favourite tennis player and role model? “Rafa all the way! His passion and attitude on court is formidable.”