Judy Murray holds a tennis workshop at an Odiham infant school

(From left) John Morris, six, Grace Rogers, six, and Jasmin Poulter, six, with Judy Murray.

(From left) John Morris, six, Grace Rogers, six, and Jasmin Poulter, six, with Judy Murray. Buy this photo

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THE mother of Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray held a sports workshop at an Odiham infant school.

Judy Murray, whose son Andy won the US Open last September and is ranked number one in British tennis, visited Buryfields Infant School.

The visit came about because Year 2 pupil Miles Raven won a competition to design a sports activity using household items.

The competition was organised by Set4Sport, an organisation founded by Mrs Murray and supported by RBS, with the purpose of showcasing the games played by Andy and his brother Jamie as children.

The programme, using everyday objects, is available through a free book and website, and she showed the various activities to children at Buryfields.

Mrs Murray said: “It’s a collection of fun games that can be played at home and is aimed at getting parents to play actively at home with their children. It’s all the things that Jamie and Andy and I thought up when they were little and you can play them using household objects such as cereal boxes or empty tins of beans. It’s going back to basics and getting kids active.”

She added: “Andy and Jamie developed their co-ordination skills and became very well-co-ordinated so that whatever sport they wanted to try, they would be good at it.”

Jacqui Jennings, headteacher at the school, said: “We did so much this year on the Olympics and Para-lympics and sport had a high profile in the school, so to build on that with this activity is excellent.”

For more information about Mrs Murray’s programme, visit set4sport. com.

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