Judy is a former Scottish international tennis player with 64 national titles to her name. She represented GB at the World Student Games in 1981 while studying French and Business Studies at Edinburgh University and won the British Hard Court women's doubles title the same year.
Judy took her first coaching qualification as a 17 year old and started as a volunteer coach at Dunblane Tennis Club when her children were toddlers. Judy became Scottish National Coach in 1994, the same year that she became the first woman to pass the LTA's Performance Coach Award. She initiated the Scottish Development School programme targeting 20 kids age 8-11, which ultimately produced four Davis Cup players and one Fed Cup player, including her Grand Slam winning sons, Jamie and Andy. In 2011, Judy was appointed Captain of the British Fed Cup Team and has used this role to grow the profile and numbers in women’s tennis as well as increase and improve the female coach workforce.
Judy is passionate about growing the game in GB and has developed several initiatives including Miss-Hits - a fun starter tennis programme for girls age 5-8 and Tennis on the Road - a mobile outreach programme which takes tennis into areas of Scotland where the sport doesn't exist. Tennis on the Road builds workforces from local teachers, students, parents, volunteers and coaches of other sports.