June 18 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Andy Murray’s mother Judy Murray gave lucky tennis players at a Chigwell school a very special coaching session on Tuesday.
Mrs Murray coached US Open and Olympic champion Andy and his brother Jamie, now a doubles player, as children and is currently captain of the British Fed Cup team.
She passed on her wisdom to a new generation of young players at Chigwell School, in High Road, as the prize for a Highland Spring water competition.
Budding tennis player Dominic Tunks persuaded judges that his year five class should win the coaching in under 100 words.
His entry said: “You (Judy) have helped your sons to be brilliant tennis players so I think you are the best person to train us.
“My class and I want to beat all the local teams in the summer.”
During the two-hour session, Judy - helped by three other coaches - took the pupils through various exercises before holding a boys versus girls game and ending the special morning with a question and answer session.
She said: “It’s great fun for me to be able to come into schools and work with kids that I haven’t met before and hopefully inspire them to try tennis or play tennis a little bit more.
“This is where it all starts. Kids learn to love the game and if they learn to love the game they are going to stay in it a whole lot longer.”