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  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784706494
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Knowing the Score

My Family and Our Tennis Story


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An inspiring story of family, ambition and sport against all odds from the woman who single-handedly revolutionised British tennis

The Sunday Times bestseller
Judy Murray provides the ultimate insight into life with her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie.
What happens when you find you have exceptional children?
Do you panic? Put your head in the sand? Or risk everything and jump in head first?

As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis.

From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s extraordinary memoir charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism.
We all need a story of ‘yes we can’ to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story.

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award
‘Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun’ Observer

  • Pub date: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784706494
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Judy Murray

Judy Murray is a former Scottish international tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She became Scottish National Coach in 1995, the same year that she became the first woman to pass the Lawn Tennis Association's Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish National Development Schools programme targeting 20 kids age 8 to 11, which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand-Slam-winning sons, Jamie and Andy. In 2011 Judy was appointed Captain of the British Fed Cup and has used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis as well as increase and improve the female coach workforce. Judy has developed several initiatives including Miss-Hits – a fun starter tennis programme for girls age 5–8 and Tennis on the Road – a mobile outreach programme which takes tennis into areas of Scotland where the sport doesn't exist.


Praise for Knowing the Score

“This truly is the inside story of Andy and Jamie's remarkable rise. Compelling...This is a positive, life-affirming view.”

Alan Patullo, Scotland on Sunday

“A cracking book”

Chris Evans breakfast show, BBC Radio 2

“A fascinating and incriminating document. As well as mapping out the travails of tennis parenthood, it offers a window into generations of patronising, belittling attitudes to women in sport… She should be considered a national treasure”

Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph

“Judy's account is honest and open... She is passionate about getting children into sport...Judy Murray has plenty to feel proud about.”

Scotsman

“Quite simply, she is inspirational, passionate and great fun”

Kirsty Wark, Observer

“A life both defined and enriched by tennis, which reveals a woman whose own achievements are no less impressive than those of her superstar sons”

Radio Times

“If ever there was a Bible for believing in yourself and having the courage to follow your dreams, Judy Murray’s can’t-put-down autobiography is it… Absolutely riveting”

Saga

“From the soggy community courts of Dunblane to the white heat of Centre Court at Wimbledon, her extraordinary memoir… charts the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to entrenched sexism”

Sporting Life

“We all need a story of “yes we can” to make us believegreat things are possible. Here it is”

Eastern Daily Press

“This is a fascinating insight into what it takes to raise world-beating tennis players, shot through with wit and wisdom”

Muddy Stilettos

“Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition… We all need a story of “yes we can” to make us believe great things are possible. This is that story”

No. 1

“Judy Murray, the greatest tennis coach that Britain has produced, writes movingly in this autobiography about the agonies of self-consciousness inflicted on her by becoming a publicly scrutinised mother figure… Everybody loved her after Strictly Come Dancing, of course. Yet, as this autobiography reminds us, we should have loved her sooner”

Giles Smith, The Times


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