Judy Murray Weekend Special – 1st & 2nd July 2017
We think its fair to say that Judy Murray has become a British sporting icon – not just for tennis, not just for women and not just for Scotland, but for the whole of Britain.
Judy is perhaps more well known to some as the mother of two of Britains best ever tennis players, Jamie and Andy Murray, who between them have won 6 Grand Slam Titles with Andy currently sitting at World Number 1.
However, perhaps unknown to some, Judy has shaped Scottish and British tennis forever and revolutionised the sport in the UK. ?Since becoming Scottish number 1 player as a teenager, Judy went on to coach and mentor a generation of young players who are still a big part of tennis today including Leon Smith (current GB Davis Cup Captain), Elena Baltacha (former British number 1 who sadly died in 2014 aged 30) and of course her two boys Jamie and Andy.
Having been the Scottish National Coach and Fed Cup Captain, Judy now supports an increase in the female coach works force through?her programmes ‘She Rallies’, ‘Miss Hits’ and ‘Tennis on the Road’.
On 14th June 2017, ?Judy published her memoir, Knowing the Score, in which she shares her journey from a young naive player, to the Mum of 2 Grand Slam Champions and one of the most influential women in UK Sport. ?During our weekend Judy Murray special, we will be sharing with you some quotes and excerpts from her book.
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“It was the day I put the tennis balls into the tumble dryer that I realised I thought about tennis a little bit differently!”
What happens when you find you have exceptional children? ?Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? ?Or risk everything and jump in head first?
As a mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach to the Fed Cup team and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. ?As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British Tennis.
From the soggy community courts of Dunblane, to the white heat of Centre Court, Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entranced sexism.
We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. ?This is that story.