Top coach Judy’s on the road to Hawick

Judy Murray.
Judy Murray.

Tennis coach Judy Murray is set to serve up an action-packed day at the Wilton Park and Hawick club next Friday (April 1).

Judy – best known as mum of former Wimbledon champion Andy and Britain’s top doubles player Jamie – will bring her Tennis on the Road project to the Buccleuch Road courts as she continues her bid to grow the game at grassroots level and increase coaching capacity.

A Wilton Park spokesperon said: “At the heart of the programme are simple games that help develop the ABCs of sport – agility, balance and co-ordination. It is open to all kids, parents, coaches, teachers and volunteers.”

Next Friday’s intinerary is as follows: 10.30-11.30am – Workforce training for coaches, teachers and anyone willing to deliver tennis to children now or in the future. 11.30am-12.30pm – Invited children to be trained by the workforce. 1.30-3.30pm – Parent/child fun games with Judy and her team.

For further information on the club’s big day, contact Eddie Brogan on 07830 178664.

Meanwhile, around 50 youngsters have just completed Wilton Park and Hawick’s winter programme, led by coaches Kate Bull, Jan Patterson and Lesley Thomas.

The club spokesperson added: “We’re delighted that the club continues to increase the number of players by making tennis a sport for all levels and ages.”

Details on coaching, rusty rackets, teams and social events can be found on the club’s Facebook page and at www.wphtennisclub.co.uk

Easter camps have been organised by Kate Bull, from whom details are available on kate.bull@gmail.com