Judy Murray returns to The Campus at Quinta do Lago to host Easter Masterclass Tennis Camps
The Campus, Europe’s newest five-star multi-sport and wellness hub at Quinta do Lago in Southern Portugal, is preparing to welcome Judy Murray, former Great Britain Federation Cup Captain and mother of Grand Slam champions Andy and Jamie, back to the Algarve for her second batch of adult and junior coaching sessions.
Judy will join a team of coaches for a fun and action-packed tennis coaching camp at The Campus during the Easter school holidays from 15th April – 20th April 2019.
The camps will focus on grass-roots coaching and development, making tennis fun for juniors of all abilities and learning skills from one of the most respected tennis coaches and ‘tennis mums’ in the game. Judy will encourage youngsters to get active in the magnificent surrounds of The Campus, Europe’s newest multi-sport and wellness hub.
Judy’s camps will offer a unique tennis experience for boys and girls to be inspired by one of the true coaching greats of the modern game. Judy’s Easter camps are certain to be loaded with fun and insight from a coach that took both her sons from a small Scottish town to be No.1 in both singles and doubles!
These are same skills that I taught Jamie and Andy growing up. We aim to develop the skills that are needed for tennis because it is a complex sport with a lot of movement. Then we look at learning how to play the game with winning and losing elements to it and how to compete, with recreational competition as part of the programme. It is all about helping our players to improve at whatever level they are at and whatever level they can aspire to get to.”
Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago, believes Murray’s presence helps to cement The Campus as Europe’s premier multi-sport and wellness hubs for a family sporting holiday.
We are delighted to welcome tennis coaching icon Judy Murray back to The Campus for what promise to be more fun and engaging junior and adult tennis camps. Judy is one of the most respected figures in tennis and she adds to the list of incredible sports ambassadors we now have at The Campus.”
Judy Murray is the latest addition of high-profile stellar sports stars adding to a world class level of sports coaching and mentoring who are now partnering with The Campus.
England and Manchester United football legend Rio Ferdinand is also set to return in 2019 for more coaching camps after his successful series of camps last year.
“I’m a huge believer that we can help develop the skills when kids are at a young age because if you develop then and build confidence through success on the court, kids will maintain their enthusiasm and come back for more. The underlying aim of everything we do is to have fun, to enjoy playing tennis.”
Tennis Director and Head Tennis Professional at The Campus, Zé Pereira Lopes, adds:
We’re thrilled to be working with Judy Murray once again after the great success of her first training camp last October. We learnt so much from the coaching techniques she used and we are all looking forward to welcoming Judy back to The Campus in Easter this year.”
The Campus is one of Europe’s newest state of the art multi-sports venues, created for elite athletes, teams and for families as well. The Campus is already becoming popular with Premiership football and rugby teams, Olympic and Para-Olympic squads, performance athletes and coaches who are taking advantage of the perfect training climate and using The Campus as their winter training base.
The recently opened High Performance Centre has added to The Campus’ stellar reputation and cemented its reputation as the outstanding location for holiday makers looking for the Ultimate sporting break, with dance classes, yoga, swimming and state-of-the-art saunas, steam rooms and wellness areas adding to the appeal.
Top Premier League clubs, the Ireland rugby team and world class boxers have trained at The Campus in the last year, with high profile teams and athletes set to use the High Performance Centre and wellness facilities that are of the highest caliber.
We are very proud of this High Performance Centre at The Campus as it further elevates what is already one of the finest sports and leisure destinations in the world,” added Sean Moriarty.”
The Campus new €10 million training, fitness and wellness facility designed to cater to both elite athletes and enthusiastic amateurs.
“The beauty of this complex is you don’t have to be a world-class or even professional athlete, as we also cater for guests who simply want to use the facilities at their leisure for fitness or as a hobby.” added Sean.
All visitors to The Campus will experience world class tennis and padel courts, a wonderful cycling center led by Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan, as well as a top class swimming facility and a wellness section of the High Performance Centre that offers all visitors the ideal chance to unwind after an exhausting workout.
Guests can also stay at the magnificent The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 comfortable rooms, three suites and seven cottages. The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day. There is a free shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Press Trips in 2019
We have several press trip places available for influential national tennis or sports journalists to review The Campus and interview Judy Murray.
If you are interested in attending the press trip to visit The Campus during this Easter school holidays from 15th April – 20th April 2019, or any stage later in the year please contact Richard Henman at Henman Communications on firstname.lastname@example.org .
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EASTER CAMP INFORMATION
- Junior Tennis Camps, ages 7-18 (15th April – 20th April)
- Price: €550 per player full package
- Offer 10% for families with more than one child attending
- Adult Tennis Camps, age 18+ (17th April – 19th April)
- €250 Euros player head full package
- €95 Euros per head per day
Book Easter Tennis Camps
– Tennis Camps: quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/tennis-camps/
– Junior Tennis Camps: quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/tennis-camps/judy-murray-junior-tennis-camps/
– Adult Tennis Camps: quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/tennis-camps/judy-murray-adult-tennis-camps/
- Call The Campus on +351 289 381 220
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ABOUT JUDY MURRAY
Judy Murray was born on 8 September 1959 in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Eileen Shirley and Roy Erskine, an optician and former footballer who had played for Stirling Albion in the 1950s.
She says that growing up, there were no indoor tennis courts in Scotland, so she played tennis in the summer and badminton in the winter. She won 64 titles in Scotland during her junior and senior career, and decided to have a go at the professional tour in around 1976.
Murray gave up the idea of competing professionally as she was homesick and was robbed in Barcelona. However, she had played against players such as Debbie Jevans and Mariana Simionescu. Murray claims that her playing style did not have any big shots but she was quick around the court and read the game well.
She decided to go to the University of Edinburgh to study French and German, before dropping German in favor of business studies. In 1981, she graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and represented Great Britain at the World Student Games.
She began coaching and was the initial coach for both her sons before handing over the reins as their professional careers bloomed. In the early 1980s, Murray lived in the West End of Glasgow and was a member of Broomhill Lawn Tennis and Squash club, winning the Club Championships three times and playing for its teams (under her maiden name). She remains a visitor to the club.
Aside from her own sons, she has coached many players at regional and national level under the auspices of the British tennis governing body, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
In December 2011 she was elected to lead the British Fed Cup team as their captain. She says she took the job in part to raise the profile of female coaches and alleviate some of the sexism that she says remains in the sport. She resigned as Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain in March 2016.
Murray was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to tennis, women in sport, and charity.
Murray was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh on 8 October 2013. On 22 November 2013 Murray received an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling. She received three honorary degrees in 2016, one from the University of Aberdeen another from the University of Glasgow, and a third from Abertay University for her “outstanding contribution to British sport.”
Judy has developed several tennis initiatives including Miss-Hits, a starter programme for girls age 5 to 8, Tennis on the Road, which takes tennis into remote and deprived parts of Scotland, and, most recently, She Rallies, a programme with the LTA, to encourage more women and girls into tennis across the UK.
Judy Murray Foundation
MF takes tennis into rural and disadvantaged areas of Scotland. She builds workforces within local communities to make tennis fun and ‘dobale’. Tennis for Everyone.
- Website – https://judymurrayfoundation.com/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/JudyMurrayFdn
- Facebook – facebook.com/judymurrayfoundation
- Instagram – instagram.com/judymurrayfdn/
ABOUT THE CAMPUS
Built in the summer of 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing facilities to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing hub and high performance training centre caters for adults and juniors and families enjoying a family sports holiday, through to elite professional athletes is designed to cater for elite professional athletes, Olympians and international sports teams.
The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holidaymakers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialize.
What’s on offer:
- Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch
- Technical area – High-performance gymnasium
- Centre for active living and sports medicine
- Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam room
- Studios for cycle and group exercise
- Stadium specification locker room
- Team rooms with high tech analysis capability
- 25m heated indoor swimming pool
- Four acrylic tennis courts
- Two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts
- Four padel courts with shock pad features
- The Bike Shed – a hub for cycling
- Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
ABOUT THE MAGNOLIA HOTEL
Guests can stay at The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 luxury rooms, three suites and seven cottages.
The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day.
The Magnolia Hotel offers a beautiful heated outdoor pool and the pool area is at the heart of the hotel. Guests can also visit the spa and holistic rooms and reconnect with mind and body. A team of expert therapists are on-hand to soothe away any tired and achy knots.
For guests that are feeling energetic and in need of a good stretch then there is a fully equipped gym with premium quality equipment. The experienced personal trainers are available to help guests work out. There’s a shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests too. The Magnolia Hotel – http://themagnoliahotelqdl.com
ABOUT QUINTA DO LAGO
Synonymous with elegance and privacy, Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2,000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve.
Quinta do Lago is one of the most desired resorts in Europe and allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round, offering real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines, breath-taking beaches surrounded by three award-winning golf courses.
Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf with three award-winning championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only Taylor Made Performance Center in Southern Europe.
Among its recent accolades, the resort was voted ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards. Quinta do Lago has enjoyed the honor of hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international golf tournaments and its world-class golf facilities are some of the best anywhere in the world.
Away from the fairways, Quinta do Lago now adds to its portfolio extensive state-of-the art leisure and racquets facilities guaranteed to keep families occupied with regular tennis and padel tennis events, cycling tours of the West Coast, family bike trips, a wide range of water, beach and lake sports as well as cultural and nature trips.
The resort’s stunning location by the beach offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while its wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for.
- Call The Campus on +351 289 381 220
- Visit – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports, fitness and wellbeing activties
- Padel – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/padel/
- Cycling – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/cycle/
- Tennis – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/tennis/
- Fitness – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/fitness/
- Wellness – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/wellness/
- Dano’s restaurant – www.quintadolago.com/en/restaurants/danos/
- The Magnolia Hotel – http://themagnoliahotelqdl.com
- Quinta do Lago villas – www.quintadolago.com/en/rentals/properties-to-rent/
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Press Trips in 2019
We have several press trip places available for influential national tennis or sports journalists to review the ITF M15 tournament at The Campus from 15th April – 20th April 2019.
Please contact Richard Henman at Henman Communications.
Image copyright is retained by The Campus.
Please credit: The Campus, Quinta Do Lago, Portugal. For social media please use our hashtags: #thecampusqdl, #qdlresort, #quintadolago