Ken Skupski

Tennis player, Ken Skupski has been described as one of Britain’s rising tennis stars and holds the distinction of rising higher through the rankings than any British player who began the year without an official ranking.
After leaving King David High School, Ken spent four years at Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans before moving back to his “beloved” Liverpool.

Ken recently represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup match partnering Colin Flemming and was described as being a “shining light” after his winning debut against Lithuania also claiming Britain’s first Davis Cup doubles win since 2007.

My School
I attended King David High School, Liverpool from primary school through to sixth form before heading to the States on a tennis scholarship at Louisiana State University (LSU).

My Favourite Teacher
My favourite teacher was Mr Johnson. He was very good at getting the kids to get their work completed as well as enjoy their time in lessons. He unfortunately passed away soon after I left.

Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek?
I felt like I was part of the trendy groups in school but I also had a geeky side. I probably  had the best of both worlds.

My Favourite Childhood Singer/Band
I was a big fan of all music but Elton John was and still is a legend!

My Favourite Extra-Curricular Activity
I didn’t really have much time for extra curricular activities due to my commitment to tennis. I would help tutor younger kids from the lower years if they needed me but that wasn’t very often. I quite liked showing them how to do certain things because it gave me satisfaction that they were learning.

Do you remember your first school crush?
I cannot remember my first crush in school but I did have a big enough crush on one of my teachers that I ended up taking business studies in sixth form to make sure I was seeing her on a daily basis. Her name was Miss Jones.

My Favourite Book
My first book was James and the Giant Peach. I cannot remember anything about it but I really did enjoy reading it.

School Dinners
I love my mums food and she made an awesome packed lunch.

My Ambitions at School
Make sure I gave my best and gain the grades I needed to go to university.

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