The sensation of the summer so far has undoubtedly been Andy Murray’s historic triumph at Wimbledon. Not only did he beat the world number one, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets, but he did it in blistering heat and under the kind of pressure that most of us could never imagine. It had been 77 years since a British man had won this most quintessentially British of sporting occasions, and the pain and desperation of so many years of failure had caused many to give up hope. But finally, there came a man capable of going all the way and lifting the trophy. After a crushing defeat to Roger Federer in the final last year, Murray then went on to beat the same opponent to claim Olympic gold, and then went one step further and won the US Open. It seemed that at last the British had a challenger they could pin their hopes on, and this year he didn’t let us down.
The knock on effect of such an inspiring triumph has been even greater interest in the game of tennis all over the UK. This is great news for the grassroots of the game, and tennis clubs the length and breadth of the country have seen their numbers swelling at a satisfying rate. The only downside to all of this is that it can be hard at times to find a tennis court that is available for you to practise on, or to find a coach to help you on your way to becoming the next Andy Murray (perhaps).
If you are anywhere in the West Midlands area, you would do well to consider the first rate tennis courts and tennis coaching available at Wildmoor Spa. Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Wildmoor Spa is not only a leading centre for high quality spa treatments, there is also a first class gym and tennis courts.
First class tennis facilities at Wildmoor Spa
Anyone seeking to brush up on their backhand or experience some serious tennis coaching can benefit greatly from a Wildmoor Spa membership. Boasting three all-weather tiger-turf floodlit courts, as well as quality coaching from Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) level 4 coach Howard Kaye, there is something for all tennis lovers at this idyllically-situated spa and health club. With views across the Warwickshire countryside and all of the fantastic facilities you would expect from a leading health club, Wildmoor Spa offers budding Andy Murrays a high quality experience.
Membership to the club includes several free club sessions each week, as well as the opportunity to join tennis league teams and take part in inter-club tournaments. If you are interested in being coached, Howard Kaye can bring his considerable coaching experience to bear in providing either individual or group sessions. His LTA level 4 rating means that he is qualified to coach everyone from beginners to national standard players, and his CV includes working as a Tennis Centre Manager at some of the UK’s top clubs, as well as overseas.
Who knows, with Howard’s help and the use of the fantastic tennis club facilities at Wildmoor Spa, you may just yet become the next Andy Murray!