View Full Version : Local Tennis Hero

28-06-2016, 09:28 PM
I've been hering a lot about Marcus Willis over the last few days, but had no idea he's based in Warwick: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/wimbledon-warwick-tennis-coach-marcus-11535190

29-06-2016, 09:31 AM
Not heard of him, but I'm not a tennis fan.

But it is good to be featured in the press for good reasons.

29-06-2016, 05:11 PM
I'd never heard of him either but I'm just watching television and he seems to be doing well against Federer

30-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Apparently, he was on the verge of quitting tennis - or, at least coaching - at the beginning of the year, but his girlfriend persuaded him to stick with it. I be he's glad he did.

01-07-2016, 08:19 AM
Not a bad day's pay off was it? :)

04-07-2016, 09:02 PM
He got something like 30,000 for his appearance, didn't he?

05-07-2016, 08:04 AM
The landlord of my local says it was 50k according to the paper he was reading at the time. - Definitely not to be sneezed at for a few hours work.

I wish this guy well for the future, I hope we haven't heard the last of him.

05-07-2016, 06:29 PM
Fingers crossed that we haven't.

22-08-2016, 09:04 PM
Marcus' success seems to be attracting new people to tennis; I hope that some of them stick with it beyond the end of the summer holidays: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-37148520

23-08-2016, 08:14 AM
Fingers crossed for another few winners.

When I was an apprentice, I worked with an old guy who had been a Warwickshire County player in his younger years. As a 60 year old he was still pretty nifty on the court.