Andy Murray adds Katie Swan to 77 Sports Management roster
Andy Murray has today announced that he has signed young British tennis player, Katie Swan, to his management agency, 77 Sports Management.
Swan joins 21 year old British sprinters, Shannon and Cheriece Hylton, and 17 year old Glaswegian tennis player, Aidan McHugh, who signed with Murray’s agency in November 2017.
Murray plans to act as a mentor to all four athletes, offering guidance and advice, particularly on performance related issues, while the co-founders of the agency, Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies, handle commercial, marketing and media matters.
Andy Murray said: “Katie is a player I’ve been watching for a while. She’s got great potential and has already had some good results. I’m hoping we can offer support to her in areas on and off the court and complement the team she has in place already.”
Katie Swan commented: ““Andy is someone I have always looked up to and he’ll be an invaluable mentor for me. I’m really excited to join the team at 77 Sports Management, I’ve been working hard in the off season and can’t wait to get started in 2018.”
18 year old Swan is currently ranked 300 in the world, having won three ITF titles in 2017, including the $25,000 ITF tournament in Obidos (Portugal), and two $15,000 ITF tournaments in Sharm-El-Sheikh, which put her in the top ten UK female tennis players.
Swan has played for four consecutive years in the Junior Championships at Wimbledon and has also competed in the Ladies Main Draw. At age 15, she made the final of the Australian Open Girls’ Singles and, aged 16, reached number 2 in the Girls’ Junior World Rankings. In 2016, Swan was called up for her Great Britain Fed Cup debut against South Africa, becoming the youngest British player in Fed Cup history at the age of 16 year and 316 days.