Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story

Judy Murray (Author)
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Description

What happens when you find you have exceptional children? Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first? 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 reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionized British tennis. From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray's extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism. We all need a story of 'yes we can' to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Vintage Books
Publish Date
March 17, 2020
Pages
288
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781784706494
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About the Author

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 National Development Schools programme targeting 20 kids age 8 to 11, 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 and has used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women's tennis as well as increase and improve the female coach workforce. Judy has developed several initiatives including Miss-Hits - a fun starter tennis programme for girls age 5-8 and Tennis on the Road - a mobile outreach programme which takes tennis into areas of Scotland where the sport doesn't exist.

Reviews

"This truly is the inside story of Andy and Jamie's remarkable rise. Compelling...This is a positive, life-affirming view." - Alan Patullo - Scotland on Sunday
"A cracking book" - Chris Evans breakfast show, BBC Radio 2 -
"A fascinating and incriminating document. As well as mapping out the travails of tennis parenthood, it offers a window into generations of patronising, belittling attitudes to women in sport... She should be considered a national treasure" - Simon Briggs - Daily Telegraph
"Judy's account is honest and open... She is passionate about getting children into sport...Judy Murray has plenty to feel proud about." - - Scotsman
"Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun" - Kirsty Wark - Observer
"A life both defined and enriched by tennis, which reveals a woman whose own achievements are no less impressive than those of her superstar sons" - - Radio Times