SA Does it frustrate you that for so long you were just viewed by many people as this kind of pushy mum?
JM Yes. Really yes and still annoys me because some people still assume that that is what I was. To others who say, ‘oh well it’s all right for Jamie and Andy, their mum was a tennis coach’, I want to say, I was not a tennis coach, I learned to be a tennis coach so that I could help them and others before them because they were just little. But yes, I’ve always kind of railed against that because, for me, everything was about fun and opportunity and learning and trying to improve and being supportive and of course in an individual sport the onus is very much on the parents to make things happen for the kids. When you are kids, somebody needs to open the door for you whatever it is that you do and that is the job of parents — we create the environment in which they can thrive.
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