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Andy Murray’s mum Judy coaches tennis stars of the future at Chigwell school

PUBLISHED: 16:48 05 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:48 05 March 2013

Judy Murray coaching children at Chigwell School.

Judy Murray coaching children at Chigwell School.

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Andy Murray’s mother Judy Murray gave lucky tennis players at a Chigwell school a very special coaching session on Tuesday.

Judy Murray coaching at Chigwell School.Judy Murray coaching at Chigwell School.

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.”


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