Andy Murray is a sportsman admired for his outstanding achievements, but not many get to meet him, never mind play tennis alongside him. Thanks to SSE, Earlston teenager Sammy Kerr took to the court with the three-time Grand Slam champion, Andy’s mum Judy, and brother Jamie, for a game of doubles at Andy Murray Live 2017 at The SSE Hydro.
Although Sammy was nervous ahead of her moment on court, she admits her time on court was a memory to cherish.
“When I was going onto the court, I was really nervous,” she said. “But as soon as I got into it, I felt a lot better. It was amazing and very cool. I’m so excited to tell all my friends and family about the day. I really want to share the experience with them and show them pictures. It’s been a really cool day – it’s been life-changing actually. It’s inspired me to do a lot more with my tennis and try other things. It’s shown me that I don’t have to be scared of anything. I was so nervous but it just shows everything will be fine. To have my family here has been really supportive, I think they have thoroughly enjoyed the day.”
Sammy and her family also enjoyed a hospitality lunch with Murray and Federer before sitting back to watch the showcase tennis matches at the event itself.
Sammy was selected from hundreds of tennis enthusiasts who entered our #TeamUp competition earlier in the year, with entrants required to send in a video of them playing keepy-up with a tennis racket and ball for ten seconds.
“When I think back to when I did the challenge, I never thought it would bring me here,” she said.
“It was such a simple task but it’s brought me to this amazing experience. I’m very grateful to SSE for this; they have given me a life-changing opportunity.”
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