Life of the first trainer of Maria SharapovaIn Sochi on 74 has broken - the m to year of life has died the merited trainer of Russia Yury Judkin, the person thanks to whom in a tennis sky such bright star, as Maria Sharapova was lighted.
“ the talented, thoughtful trainer, the perfect psychologist, the present teacher - the innovator, Yury Vasilevich personified all better qualities of the Sochi trainer`s school - high professionalism, boundless fidelity to tennis and love of children “ - the press - services of Federation of tennis of Russia is told in the message.
among pupils of Judkina - 17 masters of sports of the USSR and many known tennis players, including Tatyana Zinin, Vladimir Lazarev, Olga Vorsina, Elena Vesnina.
Since 1994 in Sochi the international tennis tournament " is spent; On Yury Judkina`s prizes “ given a vacation package in professional tennis not one ten talented young tennis players.
In 2004 Yury Vasilevich was udostoin the national tennis award “ Russian Cup “ in a nomination “ the Best children`s trainer “ and in 2008 - the higher award of Federation of tennis of Russia, a commemorative medal of Arthur MacPherson.
the federation of tennis of Russia presents sincere condolences to the family of the dead.
“ light memory of the faithful companion and the associate for ever remains in our hearts “ - it is told on an official site of Federation.