Huge congratulations to Louis Murray, who has risen up the squash rankings to claim the number 1 spot in England at Under 17 level. Adding this accolade to his recent victory at the highly competitive Under 19s South West Regional Championships, a feat all the more impressive given he is still only 16 years old.
Louis Murray, Lower Sixth, has put in a vast amount of work over the last few years; training relentlessly throughout lockdowns and managing this alongside his GCSEs and his transition into A-Levels. However, the commitment to his goals has paid off, and he is reaping the rewards of his hard work now the season has reopened.
Louis has travelled far and wide to compete in tournaments around the UK, and the list of his achievements is long and prestigious, but with Louis already looking ahead, the sky is the limit for what he can achieve. He now aspires to go to undergraduate college in the USA as a student-athlete so he can further his academic and sporting potential.
Tim Smith, Truro School Squash Coach, said, “Louis’ greatest asset is his unrelenting will to compete and win. He shows a considerable capacity to build, structure and convert long rallies with marvellous mental tenacity and fortitude. He is always looking for new ways to fine-tune and improve, while his attention to detail is what separates him from his closest peers.”
Dan Sanderson, Director of Sport, commented, “We are very proud to have Louis at our school, and we are very excited to hear about his latest success. Truro School squash coach Tim Smith is preparing the boys for another crack at the national title, and the team are hoping to go one better than the 2nd place finish in 2019. With Louis in his current form and the return of other key players from injury, it could well be their year!”
Ranked No. 1 in England (U17s)
Boys U19s Southwest Regional Champion (aged 16)
Boys U17s and U19s Cornish Junior Champion (aged 16)
Represented Cornwall senior team (aged 15)
Played professional challenger tour tournaments as a wildcard