Judy Murray teams up with Education Scotland to launch Tennis at Home resource

Judy MurrayJudy Murray has partnered with Education Scotland to create a Tennis at Home resource for parents and carers that will give children and young people across Scotland the opportunity to develop tennis skills at home.

Judy has over 30 years’ experience in teaching tennis and is regarded as one of the world’s leading skill developers.

She explained "I want to open tennis up to many more young people and I’m a big believer in learning through play. I’ve created a series of fun skill-building challenges and games using basic playthings and household items which can be used in whatever indoor or outdoor space is available.

"There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy and the activities will develop confidence and understanding as well as the basic physical skills that underpin all sports."

Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey said, "Being active is really important for children and young people’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This programme is aimed at getting more young people involved in sports, including tennis – and the joy of it is that that they won’t need to have a tennis court or other special facilities to take part."

Education Scotland Chief Executive and HM Chief Inspector of Education Gayle Gorman added, "We were delighted to work with Judy to create this amazing resource for Scotland’s parents, carers, practitioners and learners. We could not have asked for a better expert to teach and encourage our young people to pick up a ball or a tennis racquet.

"Judy’s exceptional coaching skills and wealth of experience will hopefully inspire a new generation of young people to develop new talents – both physical and mental – and fall in love with tennis."

Explore this resource

Tennis is a think, move and hit sport. Throughout our video series, Judy demonstrates and explains a range of fun progressive practices and games using a variety of basic playthings and household items.

Using a range of simple equipment, the resource can be adapted depending on age and stage, as well as the skill development needs of young people.

Enjoyment, challenge and success for every learner is at the heart of the programme and the design of the activities themselves teach the learners without the need for technical detail.

The resource is split into a number of different sections:

  • Tennis at Home - suitable for primary and secondary learners and families
  • Developing Tennis Skills - 3 different station-based programmes suitable for primary and secondary learners in school and at home.

See 9 videos on YouTube Tennis at Home playlist (see small menu at top right of video).

See 3 videos on YouTube Developing Tennis Skills programme 1 playlist (see small menu at top right of video).

Groups and summer clubs may also wish to check out our video series dedicated to supporting practitioners in school and learning settings.

  • Primary - also relevant for some learners in secondary
  • Secondary - also relevant for some learners in primary, particularly at second level

See 16 videos on YouTube Primary Tennis playlist (see small menu at top right of video).

See 21 videos on YouTube Secondary Tennis playlist (see small menu at top right of video).

Please check out our practitioner website for further supporting documents and information.