“Count me in” – Judy Murray replies to primary pupil’s request to teach them tennis


JUDY Murray has shared a heart-melting letter from primary school kids asking her to help them play tennis.

Judy posted: “How can you refuse when kids send you letters like this? Yes Armadale Primary, count me in.”

The 57-year-old is in huge demand following a successful stint on Strictly Come Dancing as well as supporting her sons’ careers and promoting the sport.

But a letter from P4 pupils at St Anthony’s Primary School in Armadale, West Lothian, grabber her attention.

The pupils had been learning about the topic of ‘Great Scots’, specifically Judy’s superstar son, Andy, and decided to write letters to the Murrays after their teacher arranged the tennis trip.

Posting on Twitter yesterday (MON), Judy shared an image of a handwritten letter she had received from Brogan Hall, eight, which read: “Dear Mrs Murray, I’m writing to you because you are an inspiration – a big one.

“So my class are going to Dunblane to learn tennis. We are hoping you can come. It is on 29th of March.”

Brogan’s father, Mark, says his daughter was “super-exicted” when she realised Judy had chosen her letter to share.

He said: “She came home from school and came running through to tell me that Judy Murray had replied to her class.

“I think they’d been told by the school that Judy had shared an image of one of the letters but they didn’t know whose it was.

“Then when I looked for it on Twitter, we both recognised it as her handwriting and she was super-excited to find out it was her one she’d chosen.”

Marianne Docherty, Brogan’s class teacher at St. Anthony’s, said: “The class were learning about Great Scots and so to tie in with literacy we thought we could write to Andy, Jamie and Judy.

The letter sent to Judy Murray

“I can’t believe she’s been so positive in her response, it’s fantastic.

“I’ve arranged a wee trip to play tennis at Dunblane and the club there have been fantastic and helpful.

“I’m hoping to get the class together so we can send a tweet back to her. To have her there will be great.

“They’re a dead enthusiastic class and have been really practicing their tennis as well as the literacy side of things with their letters.”

Twitter users were quick to react to Judy’s kind offer.

Comedy actress Miranda Hart joked: “I am going to call you “a big one” from now on…”

Marc Hall wrote: “This was my daughter’s letter. Thank you very much, she is delighted.”

Amanda Watkins commented: “Brilliant! The kids will love you.”

And Annette Francis added: “Bless them. There could be some future champions amongst them.”

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