The predominance of British tennis players over the years was bolstered by a single soul, Judy Murry. She has not just taken the Murray brothers from the soggy courts of Dunblane to the white vibes at Wimbledon’s Center Court. She has also revolutionized the scenario of tennis in the United Kingdom. In an interview to Tennis Channel, she revealed about her role in her sons’ Andy Murray and Jamie Murray’s success.
She began coaching her boys on a shoestring budget and taught then tennis using innovative methods. Even before Jamie and Andy Murray began to amble, she had imbibed the spirit of tennis in them and spent hours hitting the balls with her boys.
“I started out when my kids were toddlers as a volunteer at our local club so when my kids were small it was all about, how do you make it difficult for your opponent, how are you gonna win,” she said.
She has spent a lot of time with her sons while swinging racquets on the tennis courts. She spoke about Andy’s game when he first picked up a tennis racquet. Andy Murray had both hands on forehand and backhand which was similar to the French Polynesian tennis player, Fabrice Santoro.
“They never got caught up in grips and Andy played double handed like Fabrice Santoro on both side,” Judy continued. “He was little and I thought he will find his way but he was wonderful skills and I knew that. I taught him to play the game by playing with him.”
Andy Murray was present at the London Marathon 2019 and displayed his new set of gnashers. The only tennis player to win two Olympic Gold medals, spent thousands of pounds to fix his teeth. Presently he is recovering from back surgery which he underwent after Australian Open 2019.