Team Bath Tennis players and coaches enjoy inspirational Q&A session with Australian Open men’s doubles champ Joe Salisbury
Australian Open men’s doubles champion Joe Salisbury provided an insight into his career and some inspirational advice during an online Q&A session with Team Bath Tennis players, parents and coaches.
Salisbury – whose success alongside Rajeev Ram in Melbourne in January made him only the fourth Brit during the Open era to win a men’s doubles Grand Slam title – looked back on his experiences as a junior, at US college and now on the professional tour.
He also spoke about how he has dealt with any setbacks in his career and the work he has put in to achieve his current status as one of the world’s best doubles players.
Salisbury has a host of connections with Team Bath Tennis having previously been coached by Tom Corrie, who this year was appointed as Regional Player Development Centre Head Coach at the Sports Training Village.
Former Team Bath Performance Tennis Coach Rob Morgan is Salisbury’s current coach, along with Justin Sherring, and Team Bath Director of Tennis Barry Scollo was Team GB’s captain when Salisbury won men’s doubles gold at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea.
Scollo said: “A huge thank you to Joe for taking the time to speak with us, just days after finishing his season by reaching the semi-finals at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, and to Tom Corrie for organising it.
“It was fantastic to see more than 60 of our players, parents and coaches on the call with Joe, who provided some refreshingly open and honest insights into his experiences and career.”
Team Bath Tennis was this year named as University of the Year by the LTA and will resume coaching courses for U18s from Monday, December 7th – visit www.teambath.com/tennis for further details.