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Judy Murray brings Tennis on the Road to Aberdeen

Judy Murray brings Tennis on the Road to Aberdeen

She has become one of the most instantly recognisable figures in British sport.

Whether mentoring two Wimbledon champions in sons Andy and Jamie Murray, or featuring in Strictly Come Dancing, Judy Murray has done more than almost anybody else to spread the tennis gospel in her homeland.

And now the Dunblane coach is visiting Aberdeen to run a training session for adults and youngsters on October 29.

She will be at the city's Inchgarth Community Centre, promoting her new Tennis on the Road initiative, which aims to give everybody the chance to pick up a racquet.

It's a coup for the Garthdee-based facility, which has worked tirelessly to develop a wide range of sporting programmes.

And their chairman, Paul O'Connor, is understandably thrilled at the prospect of Judy's imminent visit.

He said: "This is a great opportunity for kids in the community.

"It's about inspiring people to get into sport from seeing what [two-time major champion] Andy has done and encouraging grassroots tennis.

"There has already been a lot of interest at the news and we're expecting the afternoon to be very busy.

"We couldn't have got a more high-profile coach."

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Judy has become heavily involved in Tennis on the Road and journeyed all over Britain.

Her message is straightforward: there is no reason why the Murrays' success shouldn't be emulated by other Scots in the future.

As she said: "This is about helping to inspire and support parents, teachers and coaches to grow the game.

"The programme focuses on how to deliver simple, fun, skill-building sessions with the type of games that Andy and Jamie loved to play when they were kids.

"It can also show creative ways to introduce kids to competition. And we've very excited to be coming to Garthdee."

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The session at Inchgarth Community Centre is principally aimed at fifth and sixth-year pupils, parents and retired people and runs from 1.45pm to 3.45pm.

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