Joe Salisbury visits Weybridge Tennis Academy
On Thursday,13th February 2020, Joe Salisbury visited Weybridge Tennis Academy, where Joe trained for a number of years!. Starting at 6PM with the younger sections, we were so pleased to see how excited these young players were to be in the presence of a grand slam winner!
Everyone got a chance to partner Joe in a game of doubles champion where some very good tennis from both Joe and the junior players was on show. I think a number of the young players saw their chance to oust Rajeev Ram as Joe's doubles partner!!
With the older sections arriving, a group photo of the younger section was taken so they could always remember this momentous occasion. Fingers crossed that this experience will really inspire them to pursue tennis with a whole new mindset!
One of the most exciting parts of the evening was the chance for everyone in attendance to take a look at the famous Australian OPEN trophy! Some lucky players got their chance to hold the trophy and no doubt dream of winning it themselves one day!
Joe then hosted a Q&A. Some great questions were asked by the players so fingers crossed some golden nuggets of advice were taken on board!
The moment then came for Joe to be presented with a LIMITED EDITION Weybridge Tennis Academy jacket, complete with his initials and the most exciting part..."AO 2020". Certainly a proud moment for the Australian Open champion!
After a final group shot, the evening was officially over for Joe.
It was an inspiring evening for the players, such a great opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of a real Grand Slam Champion. Joe was very encouraging as he watched and hit with players, patiently answering questions, and smiling continuously for a stream of photos. A true legend in Surrey!!