Judy Murray reveals why she loves the annual tradition of Wimbledon so much

Andy and Jamie Murray's mum Judy is a regular fixture at the annual Wimbledon tournaments, watching on as her sons scoop win after win.

The 59-year-old is of course almost as responsible for their success as they are, having coached them both through their early careers.

And now, she's revealed exclusively to Woman & Home why Wimbledon is so special to her and her family - besides the obvious.

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Discussing the reason why the tennis event pulls people in year after year, she confessed that she loves "the history and the tradition!"

Judy continued, "It’s like a throwback to another era in lots of ways, and it’s the only event in the world that’s played on Grass Courts with players in all white clothing."

Judy Murray

Of course, one other iconic staple of Wimbledon is the food and drink. After all, strawberries and cream are almost as synonymous with the event as the tennis itself.

So if Judy were to put on her own Wimbledon spread? She told us, "It would be a picnic for sure! Strawberries and Elmlea, cucumber sandwiches, mini sausages and Pimms.

"I love to get creative in the kitchen too, and that’s where my no-bake cheesecake recipe comes in. With its creamy taste and velvety texture – and super easy step recipe, it’s an absolute winner with my family.

Judy Murray

But who takes the top spot as chef in the Murray family?

Judy confessed that while it might be her son, his weekly food meal plan delivery does help. When asked who the better cook is, she said, "Probably Andy, though he cheats a bit and does the whole “mindful chef” thing where all the ingredients are all measured out and prepared for you.

"I prefer to keep it simple with easy ingredients!"

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And it seems the mum-of-two is also keen to get her two grandchildren into the sport her family love so much at some point too. Andy has two daughters, Sophia and Edie, with wife Kim Murray.

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Judy explained, "They are too small for tennis, but they have a little play in the kitchen already. Hoping we can get them into cooking too!"

Elmlea has partnered with Judy Murray, Jamie Laing and Roman Kemp, to encourage the nation to #DoMoreThanPour this tennis season. Each celebrity has served up their own take on a traditional Strawberries and Cream twist. To watch and vote for your favourite celebrities’ recipe, check out Elmlea social channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.