A pretty nifty tennis player at Andy Murray’s old school hopes the 3 times grand slam champion might return as a Physical Education teacher once he retires.
Dunblane Primary School studnet Gregor Wood was like the rest of us tennis lovign Brits sad to hear of Andy Murray’s plans to retire this year due to injury, but immediately says the opportunity for his school and has great hopes he can influence what the tennis star does next.
“He should be a PE teacher here,” Primary Seven student Gregor said. “I think he would be quite a good one.”
I was disappointed to see him retire , I kind of assumed he would go on forever but the hip seems to have put pay to his future.
Murray is a regular visitor to his old school and Gregor has met him on numerous occasions. He thinks he is a particular laid back dude who has said he hopes one of the students from his old school may follow footsteps.
Gregor met the three times grand slam winner and Wimbledon champion three times and feels like he is just one of the lads.
Gregor himself is quite a good tennis player, he credits Murray as been his inspiration. Gregor understands hard work and determination will be key to any success.
Katie Cullen another student at the school agrees, she too has met Andy Murray and agrees he is an inspirational figure but also a bit of a funny dude as well.
She added: “I was quite sad and shocked that he was in pain and been forced to retire but still happy that will soon be out of pain and able to relax and take a well earned break.
Headteacher Lorraine Slabbert also got in on the act expressing her disappointment that Andy is been forced to retire this year as he has been a “huge inspiration”.
She added: “However, with everything we do in Dunblane we talk about a positive spin on that, and actually my next thought was “what’s next for Andy and what extra impact can he have?”
In Dunblane’s High Street there is a golden post box put there in recognition of his Olympic win in 2012, and the court at the local tennis club is rarely without young Wimbledon hopefuls hitting tennis balls, inspired by the two times Wimbledon champion.