Abertay Student, Ross Taylor, has been named as the Tennis Scotland Young Volunteer of the Year.
Ross, originally from Glasgow and a member of Drumchapel Tennis Club, is currently in his 3rd year studying Sports Development and Coaching at the University of Abertay. He has been a driving force in the development of tennis at his University club. In his role as captain he has worked closely with the University and the city to create bigger and better tennis playing opportunities across Dundee.
His passion and determination motivates people to get on court, even those who would never have thought about picking up a racquet. When he isn't studying or playing tennis himself, he is coaching, running tournaments or helping the club to develop. In Ross' time as Captain, he has helped the club rise from 10 to 51 members and has also been innovative in setting up charity tournaments for MacMillan Cancer Support across the country, from Skye to Glasgow!
Reacting to the award, Ross commented, "Tennis has, in many ways, given me more than I ever thought was possible. From my own playing experiences to growing the game as a coach and a University ambassador, Tennis has become something I am fiercely passionate about sharing with everyone I meet. It has taken me around the UK including the Isle of Skye and, without those experiences; I would not be as confident or as motivated as I am today."