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Meet Judy Murray the former Scottish #1 tennis player

Judy Murray - Photography by Sane Seven for The Female Lead

Judy Murray is a former Scottish #1 tennis player with 64 National titles. In 1995 she became the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Coach Award and became Scotland's National Coach for the next 10 years. She created a National Development School programme, which produced 4 Davis Cup and 1 Federation Cup player, including her Grand Slam winning sons, Jamie and Andy. From 2011 to 2016 she was captain of Great Britain women’s tennis team in both the Federation Cup and the Olympics. She has established many grassroot initiatives aimed at making tennis more inclusive and has shared her experiences as a player, coach and mother in a memoir, Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Journey. In 2020, she interviewed 10 of Britain’s most successful sportswomen for the Sky Sports docuseries Driving Force to highlight the issues and challenges that still exist for women in sport.

“I always tell people it’s not about what you have, it’s what you do with what you have.”

Judy Murray

The Female Lead (Volume II): We Rise By Lifting Others:

Judy's interview is a part of a wider collection for The Female Lead (Volume 2), We Rise By Lifting Others, a book of 67 women changing the world today.

Buy the book to read Judy's story as well as the stories of world leaders, artists, activists, engineers, writers, athletes and entrepreneurs. The book is out now and will also be donated to schools and universities. You can nominate your school to receive a copy or support the work of The Female Lead’s educational foundation by buying your own copy

The women profiled in this book have come together to inspire future generations and to honour the women on whose shoulders we stand. The title We rise by lifting others is woven throughout the book; a belief in the need for a collective effort to make positive change. Not just for women, but for everyone.


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