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Murray plans new Scottish tennis facility | Sports Management



By Pete Hayman    30 Jun 2009

Judy Murray, the mother of British tennis players Andy and Jamie Murray, has unveiled plans to establish a new community tennis club in central Scotland in a bid to identify and develop new talent.

The proposed European-style facility, which is set to be located in the Stirling area, will offer an extensive tennis development programme centred around an integrated junior academy and aims to provide high-quality facilities and coaching for players of all ages.
Working in partnership with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Phillip Sandilands, director of consultancy TrioPlus, Murray revealed that a number of potential sites had already been identified and that a development partner is now being sought to help deliver the scheme.

Murray said: “I’m keen to develop a tennis hub in central Scotland where the focus of the plan is to get more people, particularly juniors, competing and playing tennis more regularly within a stimulating and fun environment.
“A number of initial sites have been identified around Stirling but we are keen to expand our search for potential sites and partners in Scotland.”

LTA chief executive Roger Draper added: “The model Judy is driving forward is undoubtedly the right approach to raise the profile and participation levels of tennis in Scotland, and indeed one that could be replicated throughout Britain.”

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