Tennis coach and mother of popular tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray shared her joy at the fundraising on Saturday saying it was “great news for tennis.”
Ms Murray returned to Twitter on Monday morning to urge Scotland not to miss the opportunity to renovate its tired tennis courts.
She has already received dozens of responses after asking people to share the names of their local parks so that she can “pass” them on for review.
She wrote: “Dear Scotland, let’s not miss this incredible opportunity to give some of our abandoned or unplayable park tennis courts a makeover.
“If you have one near you, can you respond here with the name of the park and the city.
“Post a photo if feasible but not vital. I will forward them all.”
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The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) on Saturday welcomed the government investment of £ 22million, saying the park’s tennis court facilities are vital community assets that can improve mental and physical health.
He has invested £ 8.5million in funding that will allow thousands of dilapidated public tennis courts to ‘come back to life for the benefit of their local community’.
He reported that around 45% of park courts in Scotland, Wales and England are classified as poor, very bad or unplayable, with more than half located in socially deprived areas of the country.
In addition to renovating the courts, the investment will also fund the implementation of sustainable business models, with specialized programs and support available to ensure that the courts are both “affordable and used”.
The funding comes from the recent US Open tennis success for UK players including Emma Raducanu, Joe Salisbury and Alfie Hewett.
The LTA said the victories presented a unique opportunity to capitalize on the public’s interest in tennis and “to build on the legacy of the Murray family and others over the past few years.”
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