the University of Stirling’s Head Tennis Coach was presented with the Coaching in Education Award at the Aegon Coach of the Year Awards held at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton last week.

Euan McGinn, who was chosen as the winner by the LTA coaching team, was presented his award on the night by Judy Murray.

Euan not only plays a role as Head Coach at the University of Stirling, but is also a representative on the BUSA/BUCS Sports Advisory Groups and as a director of the innovative European Universities and Colleges Tennis Association, championing the cause of student tennis with the LTA, Tennis Foundation and governing bodies across Europe.

On winning the award Euan said: “I would like to thank The University of Stirling, Tennis Scotland, Winning Students, The Tennis Foundation and the Taylor Foundation for all their support. Thanks to all the support coaches - Adam Brown (Assistant Coach), Sandy Martin (Yoga), James Dugdale (S&C) Maria Omma (S&C and Sports Massage), Ahmed Habib (Physiotherapy), Jason Atkins (Winning Students Manager). Lastly, I want to thank all the players at the University of Stirling for their commitment to tennis. The players make the programme” Euan also designs individualised and specific programmes for Tennis Scholars at the University of Stirling. The highest profile success story is current Aegon GB Davis Cup Team player Colin Fleming, who grew and developed under Euan’s Leadership whilst on the International Sports Scholarship Programme at the University of Stirling.

On the importance of the coaching awards, Judy Murray said: “It’s great to see the LTA Coaches Conference back in the calendar. I enjoyed sharing my coaching experiences with the delegates and the awards evening was an excellent addition.

“Seven categories of coaching awards recognises that we need excellence in so many different areas of the job.

“It’s important to support and recognise our workforce because it is they who will deliver our future.

“They were all winners in my opinion. Well done everyone who put it together. Bigger and better next year.”