Judy Murray encourages young tennis players after visit

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Westerton Tennis Club were delighted to have a special guest attend their club tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Judy Murray popped in to give some wise words of encouragement to the junior members and to watch the club’s Road to Wimbledon 14 and under event.

Judy went onto the court with her racket to advise the children on movement, feet positioning and how to hold the racket properly.

She even entertained the children with stories of how although Nadal and Djovovick are Andy’s biggest rivals on court - they are like family to him off court because they spend so much time together. Andy was only 11 when he first played Djokovic, then aged 12.

She complimented the children on their various techniques and was impressed with their abilities. She also praised club members on how well the courts looked and admired the new facilities.

Head coach, Alasdair Davie, presented Judy with a racket vibration dampener and told her the club was celebrating it’s centenary this year.

Judy said: “100 years wow, I’ll attach it to my racket right now.”

Westerton Tennis Club is taking part in this year’s Great British Tennis Weekend with many free open days planned. For dates of events, how to register, and for more information, go to www.westertontennis.org.uk or visit https://clubhouse.lta.org.uk/opendays and put in your postcode.

Whilst in the district Judy also met one of Milngavie Tennis Club’s top young players Andrew Wilson at a charity tennis event in Clydebank.

Judy is the Patron of charity, Tennis for Free and the event attracted over 60 people despite the wet weather.

Andrew, nine, was overjoyed to met the mum of defending Wimbledon champion. The young Milngavie player is ranked in the top 20 in his age group.