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Knowing the Score: My family and our tennis story
Judy Murray

Credit: Marc AtkinsCredit: Marc Atkins
  • Sunday 17 June 2018, 1.00PM to 2.00pm
  • Free admission
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  • Piazza Building, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and being ambitious. As a parent, coach and leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis.

Join Judy, author of Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story, and learn more about her amazing life. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, find out about the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism.

About the speaker

Judy Murray is a former Scottish international tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She became Scottish National Coach in 1995, the same year that she became the first woman to pass the Lawn Tennis Association’s Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish Development School programme which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand-Slam-winning sons, Jamie and Andy.

In 2011 Judy was appointed Captain of the British Fed Cup Team and used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis across players and coaches. Judy has developed several tennis initiatives including Miss-Hits, a starter programme for girls aged five to eight, Tennis on the Road, which takes tennis into remote and deprived parts of Scotland, and, most recently, She Rallies, a programme with the LTA, to encourage more women and girls into tennis across the UK. She is the author of Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story (Penguin Books).


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