Judy Murray wants parents to ditch hi-tech gadgets for tennis raquets

Judy Murray wants parents to ditch hi-tech gadgets for tennis raquets

The mother of Andy and Jamie says modern technology has some positive aspects, but also has its negative consequences.

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Tennis coach and mother of two Grand Slam champions, Judy Murray is calling for parents to get their kids to swap hi-tech gadgets for tennis racquets in order to have a better social life. 

Judy Murray on Technology

Judy Murray wants modern technology to be ditched and has ordered parents to encourage their kids to pick up a racket. Judy Murray who is doing a promotional campaign around many schools in Scotland said that there are positive aspects of new technology, "In many ways we couldn’t do without the modern technology at our fingertips. It opens doors and allows us to connect instantly to the global community as well as our own families", when interviewed by The Scottish Sun. 

Judy Murray wants mothers to stop relying on the technology for socializing and knows there are obviously some bad consequences in certain cases: "It could have an impact on the way that you interact verbally and how you socialise in person. I’m not one of these people who check their phone before they go to sleep and when they wake up. I like to read before I go to bed — there is a danger of becoming too attached to your phone."

Judy Murray campaigning to get kids active

Judy Murray, 56, is hoping to develop more tennis in and around Great Britain this summer, hoping to start a new development Tennis Program which would be offering kids free rackets and free coaching lessons to more than 10,000 kids this summer alone. 

udy Murray helps a young tennis fan during The Great British Tennis Weekend Launch at Will to Win Tennis Club in 2014 (Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Judy Murray helps a young tennis fan during The Great British Tennis Weekend Launch at Will to Win Tennis Club in 2014 (Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The Scotswoman said, "I am keen to back this campaign because I see tennis as one of those sports you can play regardless of age, level or gender. When Jamie and Andy were small their first tennis rally was balloons across the sofas in the living room. That graduated to two chairs and a piece of rope for the net out on our drive."

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