Judy Murray teams up with Andy and Jamie to launch safe-distancing training programme
Judy Murray has devised a new tennis training programme with the help of Scotland’s leading players, including her sons, Andy and Jamie, which is tailored to work under lockdown restrictions.
It features a series of fitness and skill-building exercises that can be done at home, in parks and on courts, while adhering to safe distancing guidelines.
The free resource is designed for tennis players and those new to the sport and comes in the form of three 30-minute programmes, created and introduced by Judy Murray, the former Fed Cup captain, who has linked up with law firm Brodies.
“You don’t have to be a tennis player to benefit from the exercises, but those looking to get back on the court, or try tennis for the first time, can make sure their bodies are ready to meet the demands of tennis by following the exercises in the programme,” Judy Murray said.
“I wanted it to be inclusive of all ages and stages, so we have designed two sessions that you can do yourself at home or as part of a fun, sociable group activity in a club, park or school and both take into account the safe distancing measures.
“As you will see in the videos, these are 40 exercises that Andy, Jamie and other top Scottish players and coaches have filmed to help develop coordination, concentration, stamina, strength, speed, balance, agility, shadow strokes and footwork patterns. You don’t need to be on a tennis court. Just find a small space and off you go.
“Programme 3 is for families. I’m a big believer in involving the parents at the start of a child’s tennis journey.”
‘Back to Tennis with Brodies’ has been supported by Scotland’s tennis community and Andy and Jamie are joined by the nation’s top two women players, Maia Lumsden (Glasgow) and Ali Collins (Dunblane); promising juniors Rosie Sterk (Stonehaven), Lauren O’Brien (Glasgow), Matt Rankin (Edinburgh) and Charlie Robertson (Forfar); touring pros Jonny O’Mara (Arbroath) and Aidan McHugh (Glasgow); and GB Fed Cup Coach, Colin Fleming (Linlithgow).
Andy Murray said: “There’s a huge opportunity for tennis to grow its numbers and attract new people into the game right now because it’s one of the first sports to open up.
“These three programmes are fun, free and inclusive so I hope they will encourage many more people to give tennis a go.”
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