A Chester school will serve up the chance to take part in a new Judy Murray tennis school this summer.

Miss-Hits, which is backed by the Lawn Tennis Association, has been devised by Andy Murray’s mother Judy as a fun and lively starter programme to encourage girls aged 5-8 to take up the sport.

Pupils from Year 3 of The Queen’s Lower School took part in a taster session with Miss-Hits coach Lydia Gillibrand recently, and there will be more classes this summer.

Lydia said: “The girls responded fantastically and were already dispalying some great basic skills. I’m truly excited and can’t wait to work with and teach more girls this exciting new tennis programme, produced and taught personally to me by Judy.

Year 3 pupils of The Queen's Lower School with Miss-Hits coach Lydia Gillibrand
Year 3 pupils of The Queen's Lower School with Miss-Hits coach Lydia Gillibrand

“Every session is based around one of six online characters, including Valentina Volley and Alejandra Ace. Each character teaches their own signature tennis shot, along with tips, tricks, games and dance routines designed to reinforce key movements in the games. I am confident that the programme will result in more girls discovering the joys of the game and hopefully producing some champions of the future.”

She may be best known for being mum to Jamie and Andy Murray, but Judy also holds 64 Scottish titles herself and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s best skill developers in young players.

Head of Lower School Rachel Cookson said: “We are honoured to be the only school in the area offering the Miss-Hits club, which will initially run as a summer club for pupils in Reception-Year 3.

“To be part of an initiative designed specifically to encourage the long-term engagement of girls in sport is something we are incredibly proud of and we look forward to seeing the results of all the girls’ hard work in the summer.”

To find out more about the inspiration behind Miss-Hits, visit the Miss-Hits website HERE.