Gordon Reid - “That fun I had at grassroots level is a big factor in getting to where I am now”
It was a Monday night tennis group in Scotstoun that started Gordon Reid on the road to Grand Slam and Paralympic glory. And his memories and experiences from the club where he developed his game - everything from his impressive reverse backhand to his devilishly good skill at the net - continue to impact his game today.
“It’s where it all began really,” he said. “The first session I ever went to was there it was alongside Kevin Simpson, Ryan MacDonald and Pete Muir who sadly isn’t with us anymore.
“We were the little squad that used to train every Monday night and that was the squad that made people fall in love with the sport cause they made it so fun and entertaining, and competitive.
“The games we played, the sessions we did back then I feel that now the style of play that I play and the skills that I have all have come from that"
“That fun I had at grassroots levels is a big factor in getting to where I am now and that early experience is so important in shaping your future.
“And that first part of it is what is so important because if that parts not fun enjoyable and challenging then you won’t go back"
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