Judy Murray Parents: Who Are Roy Erskine And Eileen Shirley?

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The Scottish tennis coach, Judy Murray, was born to her parents, Roy Erskine and Eileen Shirley, in Scotland.

Judy comes from an athletic family, as her father, Roy, had a successful soccer career. 

While growing up, Judy was inspired and taught about sports by her former athlete father.

Likewise, Judy transferred all her learnings and experience to her renowned sons, Jamie Murray and Andy Murray.

Judy Murray With Her Father And Her Son
Judy Murray With Her Father And Her Son (Source: Instagram)

Judy is famous for being one of the best tennis coaches. Besides coaching her two sons, she has also coached several other players.

Likewise, Judy also served as the British Fed Cup Team Captain from December 2011 to March 2016.

Before her coaching profession, she was a tennis player. During her junior and senior years, Judy enjoyed her victory over 64 different titles in her homeland.

She has received numerous recognition and awards for her outstanding contribution to British Sports.

Plus, she provides tennis opportunities to deserving ones in Scotland through her trust, the Judy Murray Foundation.

Besides, Judy is also a television personality as she has appeared in reality shows like The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special, Celebrity Masterchef, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Judy Murray Parents, Roy Erskine & Eileen Shirley

Judy, 64, is the daughter of her father, Roy Erksine, and her mother, Eileen Shirley. Both her parents are still together and enjoying their old days.

Roy was born in September 1931. He is a former professional soccer player and played as a full-back.

During his senior year, he played for the Stirling Albion from 1954 to 1956.

Later, Roy joined the Cowdenbeath and remained with the team until 1958. He finished his senior year by making an appearance in 46 games.

Similarly, Judy’s father had a fruitful youth career with two football clubs, including Hibernian and Peebles Rovers.

After bidding farewell to his football career, Roy served as an optician.

Judy’s Mother, Eileen Shirley

She has been the support system to Judy since her childhood, besides Roy.

Regarding Eileen’s profession, not much has surfaced.

Brief Insight Into The Married Life Of Judy Murray

Judy tied the wedding knot with her estranged husband, William Murray, in 1980.

At that time, William served as the regional manager for the RS McColl, the Scottish newsagent chain. 

Both Judy and William had blissful married days for many years. However, they divorced each other in 2005 due to undisclosed reasons after being together for almost 25 years.

Since her first divorce, Judy has not married again.

Judy And William Shares Two Children

On February 13, 1986, Judy and her former husband, William, gave birth to their first son, Jamie Murray.

Later on, on May 15, 1987, they welcomed their second son, Andy Murray.

Judy Murray With Her Son, Andy Murray
Judy Murray With Her Son, Andy Murray (Source: Instagram)

Jamie and Andy are both very successful tennis players.

First Son, Jamie Murray

Jamie is currently 38 years old. 

After turning pro in 2004, he has won two Grand Slam Doubles and five Grand Slam Mixed Doubles. Also, he was ranked number one in doubles in April 2016.

Second Son, Andy Murray

Judy’s second son, Andy Murray, is 37 years old.

He initiated his tennis career in 2005. Since then, he has won three Grand Slam Singles.

Also, Andy has a record of winning gold medals in the Olympics (2012 and 2016). Likewise, he was ranked number one in singles in November 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who Are The Parents Of Judy Murray?

Judy Murray was born to parents Roy Erskine And Eileen Shirley on September 8, 1959.

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