Andy Murray named World Number One
Date: November 7, 2016
Andy Murray Named World Number One
Andy Murray has become the first ever British tennis player to become the Number One player in the world after he reached the final of the Paris Masters.
Andy Murray has had an incredible year, he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year, helped team GB win the Davis Cup and he won Wimbledon for the second time.
Becoming the World Number One is an incredible achievement for Murray who started playing tennis aged 3 when his mother Judy Murray encouraged him to start playing at the local courts. Judy Murray has dedicated much of her time to encouraging kids to take up tennis, promoting the sport as a way to develop a number of key life skills.
Tennis teaches Life skills
Tennis is a game that ISSOS has always promoted and we now offer in all three of our campuses, taught by LTA qualified coaches who are dedicated to making sure each student is not only taught tennis to the highest level but also the key life skills that can be taught through tennis. At ISSOS when teaching a sport, academic or an arts based elective it is important not to focus solely on the subject but the skills that that subject or activity can teach, Tennis for example has been well documented to teach life lessons including: Sportsmanship, teamwork, problem solving, discipline, work ethic, responsibility, managing mistakes and fun.
Andy Murray has been a role model for young people all over the world for many years and his dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship are all skills that are very much advocated at ISSOS and skills we would like to encourage in our students through all that we do.