TENNIS coach and Strictly Come Dancing star Judy Murray is heading to Aberdeen to run a training session for adults and kids.
The mum of Andy and Jamie Murray has organised a coaching session at Inchgarth Community Centre in Garthdee.
The session on Thursday, October 29, will be open to adults looking to learn the basic coaching skills to promote grassroots tennis in the community and city.
This will be followed by a parent and child coaching session with Judy, who appeared on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing last year, and her coach Kris Soutar.
Judy said: “Tennis on the Road is about helping to inspire and support parents, teachers and coaches to increase participation and grow the game.
“The programme focuses on how to deliver simple fun skill-building sessions – the type of games that Andy and Jamie loved to play when they were kids, but it can also show creative ways to introduce kids to competition. We’re so excited to be visiting Garthdee and help them to build a workforce to capitalise on the new courts once they have been built.”
Inchgarth Community Centre chairman Paul O’Connor said he was “delighted” by the opportunity.
He added: “What an opportunity this is for the kids in the community.
“It’s about inspiring people get into sport from seeing what Andy has done and encouraging grassroots tennis.
“We couldn’t have got a more high-profile coach.”
Any adults, fifth and sixth-year pupils, parents, retired people or professionals who wish to take part in the coaching between 1.45pm and 3.45pm on Thursday, October 29, can contact Inchgarth Community Centre on 01224 325 191.