Andy Murray: Tennis Scotland open to proudly owning extra courts after ‘shambles’ remark

Andy Murray at the Cincinnati Masters
Andy Murray drew consideration to the plight of a teen unable to entry a court docket

Tennis Scotland says it wish to personal and function extra of the nation’s courts after Andy Murray highlighted the difficulty of unused amenities.

Murray mentioned on social media it was a “shambles” {that a} younger woman was locked out of tennis courts in East Kilbride as a result of the native authority couldn’t afford to take care of them.

Tennis Scotland chief govt Blane Dodds thanked Murray for elevating the difficulty, saying his organisation was “equally disillusioned” however eager to talk to councils with unused courts.

“We would love to have the ability to personal and function all of the amenities,” he mentioned. “We have got an enormous ambitions and we’re very a lot rising.

“The pandemic has hit the sports activities sector however tennis may be very properly positioned to really assist our companions in the neighborhood to deliver these amenities again to fruition.”

Dodds was talking on the launch of three new neighborhood courts in West Dunbartonshire, the sort of partnership he says can result in restore and renovation to older unused amenities.

“There are alternatives there,” he defined. “We’re working with different native authorities. There’s rather a lot to do. I’d attraction if there are native authorities that need to work with us, please do get in contact

“Due to Andy for placing it on the radar as a result of that basically has given us the chance to point out what we are able to do and the urge for food for extra is completely there.”

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