Judy Murray

Biography of Judy Murray

Judy Murray
Judy Murray

Judy Murray was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) from the University of Glasgow during the Commemoration Day ceremony on 15th June 2016 for her contribution to tennis at both grassroots and professional level

Judy Murray is a tennis coach who briefly played the sport professionally. She was born Judy Erskine on 8th September 1959 in the Bridge of Allan and qualified as a tennis coach aged 17 before going to the University of Edinburgh to study French and Business. She worked in retail and had two sons, Jamie and Andy, who are both successful players, the latter winning Wimbledon in 2013. In 2011 she was appointed as captain of Great Britain's team in the Federation Cup; in this capacity she mentors leading women players.

She has been behind many important campaigns that look at fitness and tennis. ‘Set4Sport’ encourages children to be active, ‘Miss Hits’ inspires more young girls to play tennis and ‘Tennis on the Road’ which seeks to develop interest in tennis in deprived or remote areas of Scotland. She has been a strong advocate for the game in Scotland and aims to produce a legacy that gives it a strong place in the country. Her work in the Federation Cup and with ‘Miss Hits’ has attempted to encourage more women into tennis.


Judy Murray
Born 8 September 1959.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: DUniv, 2016;
Record last updated: 17th Jun 2016

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  • Honorary Graduate

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