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Who is Judy Murray?

Judith Mary Murray, OBE (née Erskine; born 8 September 1959) is a Scottish tennis coach. She is the mother of professional tennis players Jamie and Sir Andy Murray.

Judy Murray ‘sexually assaulted by senior executive’ at awards dinner

Judy Murray has described how she felt “sick to my stomach” after she was sexually assaulted by a senior education executive at an awards dinner.

Writing in The Sunday Post, Ms Murray said the incident had taken place eight years ago at an after-dinner panel for a “major education establishment” where a “very senior person from that organisation” had put his hand first on her knee, and then down her trousers.

She said women had “found their voices” and were standing up to inappropriate and sexist behaviour, and urged more men to challenge sexist and misogynist behaviour.

Describing the incident, Ms Murray wrote: “Towards the end of the meal, it was clear he had had quite a bit to drink and he put his hand firstly on my knee. I didn’t know what to do so I removed his hand and leaned forward to pour myself some water and as I did he slipped his hand down the back of my trousers.

“At that point, I got up and went straight to the bathroom. I wanted to throw up. It rocked me so badly. I sat in the loos for ages and decided to do the speech – the show must go on and all that – but I didn’t go back into the room until I knew it was time for me to go on stage.

“As soon as I had done my bit, I walked back to the table, picked up my bag and left. I spoke to nobody. The incident left me feeling sick to my stomach for a long time.

Judy Murray Biography, Wiki

Judy Murray is a tennis coach who briefly played the sport professionally. She was born Judy Erskine on 8th September 1959 in the Bridge of Allan and qualified as a tennis coach aged 17 before going to the University of Edinburgh to study French and Business.

She worked in retail and had two sons, Jamie and Andy, who are both successful players, the latter winning Wimbledon in 2013. In 2011 she was appointed as captain of Great Britain’s team in the Federation Cup; in this capacity she mentors leading women players.

She has been behind many important campaigns that look at fitness and tennis. ‘Set4Sport’ encourages children to be active, ‘Miss Hits’ inspires more young girls to play tennis and ‘Tennis on the Road’ which seeks to develop interest in tennis in deprived or remote areas of Scotland.

She has been a strong advocate for the game in Scotland and aims to produce a legacy that gives it a strong place in the country. Her work in the Federation Cup and with ‘Miss Hits’ has attempted to encourage more women into tennis.

Judy Murray Biography Wikipedia
Judy Murray
BornJudith Mary Erskine
8 September 1959 (age 62)
Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
OccupationTennis coach
Spouse(s)William Murray​​(m. 1980; div. 2005)​
ChildrenJamie Murray, Andy Murray
Parent(s)Roy Erskine (father)

Judy Murray Career

Murray was born in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Roy Erskine, an optician and former footballer who had played for Stirling Albion in the 1950s, and his wife, Eileen Shirley (née Edney). She says that growing up, there were no indoor courts in Scotland, so she played tennis in the summer and badminton in the winter.

She won 64 titles in Scotland during her junior and senior career, and decided to have a go at the professional tour in around 1976. Murray gave up the idea of competing professionally as she was homesick and was robbed in Barcelona.

However, she had played against players such as Debbie Jevans and Mariana Simionescu. Murray claims that her playing style did not have any big shots but she was quick around the court and read the game well. She thus decided to go to Edinburgh University to study French and German before switching German in favor of business studies and represented Great Britain at the 1981 World Student Games.

She began coaching and was the initial coach for both her sons before handing over the reins as their professional careers bloomed.

Aside from her own sons, she has coached multiple players at regional and national levels under the auspices of the British tennis governing body, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). In December 2011 she was elected to lead the British Fed Cup team as their captain.

She says she took the job in part to raise the profile of female coaches and alleviate some of the sexism that she says remains in the sport. She resigned as Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain in March 2016.

Murray was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh on 8 October 2013.

Judy Murray FAQ’s

Who is Judy Murray?

Judith Mary Murray, OBE (née Erskine; born 8 September 1959) is a Scottish tennis coach. She is the mother of professional tennis players Jamie and Sir Andy Murray.

How old is Judy Murray?

Judy Murray is currently 62 years old.

Is Judy Murray divorced?

Yes, Judy Murray is divorced.

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