To coach your own children to being good at a sport is one thing, to coach them to be champions and professionals at it is quite another. Having coached two sons to being Wimbledon champions Judy Murray deserves many accolades.
Her eldest son Jamie won the mixed doubles title in 2007 partnering Jelena Jankovic and Andy Murray won the singles title in 2013. In a country more known for its inclement weather than for producing great tennis players Judy Murray has coached her sons to be tennis superstars.
She is the ultimate coaching parent a real role model to other parent coaches. She knew when the time came to let go and let other coaches take over the primary coaching role of her sons which must have been really hard for her as a coach and parent.
She accepted the fact that Andy needed to leave home at the age of 15 to go and train in Barcelona at the Sanchez-Casal academy. Judy Murray spent every spare penny on her sons’ tennis. She would drive thousands of miles to get them to tournaments in a minibus.
The Murray family have put their hometown Dunblane in the news for positive reasons rather than the terrible school massacre which the town has been infamous for. Judy Murray is the British Federation cup captain and puts a lot back into the sport by organising events and promoting tennis.
Having won many Scottish tennis titles she was a good competitor her sons certainly got their competitive nature from their mom. When Judy Murray speaks, tennis parents and coaches should listen as very few have achieved what she has with her sons.
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