Ian’s links go back over 25 years

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Ian Can­non says ten­nis coach­ing isn’t a pro­fes­sion that he in­tended to pur­sue, but he’s very happy that it’s his job.

He started at Ud­dingston Ten­nis Club be­fore grad­u­at­ing over to Hamil­ton, a club with which he has long-es­tab­lished ties.

He said:“it wasn’t some­thing I thought‘i’m go­ing to do this as a ca­reer’. I’m lucky enough now that it’s my job, but I still feel that re­spon­si­bil­ity to help push peo­ple on and en­cour­age them to keep play­ing the sport.

“I’ve been a mem­ber here since I was eight years old, which is 27 years ago, so quite a while! I’ve only been the head coach here for the last six years. There was some­one else who was coach­ing here pre­vi­ously.

“I work be­tween the two venues, they’re close enough to­gether, and there are enough coaches be­tween the two that they can co-ex­ist.

“A friend of mine who worked out of Ud­dingston was go­ing abroad for a year and asked if I wanted to take on Ud­dingston, so I’ve been there longer in terms of coach­ing, but longer here as a player.”

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