Judy Murray visits Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:57 23 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 23 March 2017

Judy Murray at David Lloyd Hatfield

Judy Murray at David Lloyd Hatfield

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As Andy Murray and brother Jamie prepare for the Davis Cup tie in France next month, their mother, Judy, was at David Lloyd Hatfield last week.

Judy was in town to impart her coaching expertise, passion and knowledge on to the David Lloyd Club’s tennis coaching team and juniors alike.

On her visit the 57-year-old former Fed Cup captain, who is a coach consultant for David Lloyd, said: “My aim is to get children engaged and active through sport and enjoying tennis in particular.

“The same motor skills underpin every sport and these can be developed in a fun and natural way through family play.

“A child’s first port of call when they want to try any activity is the parent so the more we can engage the whole family, the better.

“Sport has so many wide-ranging benefits in terms of life skills so I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with the whole family.”

While at the centre on the Hatfield Business Park, Murray hosted a one hour junior coaching masterclass for the health and fitness clubs’ junior members aimed at increasing participation.

Steve Whelan, junior tennis professional at David Lloyd Hatfield, added: “It was terrific having Judy down here.

“It is great to see how Judy simplifies coaching for all levels, whilst managing to keep the session’s fun and engaging.

“I’m excited to see Judy build the coach workforce and improve the level of coaching across our David Lloyd clubs, as a result of our three year agreement with her.”

David Lloyd Hatfield was the second stop of a six-day tour for Murray, which saw her travel the UK to five other David Lloyd clubs.


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