Will Arran tennis net any Murray money?

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A £15 million fund for lawn tennis’ Scottish grassroots aims to capitalise on Andy Murray’s tennis legacy.

The funding package of £7.5m from the Lawn Tennis Association and £7.5m from sportsscotland, to develop 10 new indoor facilities, was announced last Thursday by Murray’s mum Judy Murray and Tennis Scotland’s chief executive Blane Dodds.

In 2015 Mrs Murray visited Arran schools, during her Tennis on the Road roadshow, to explain what can be done without special facilities.

A Tennis Scotland spokesperson is sceptical whether Arran may benefit.

He said: ‘This is seed money and local authorities would have to match fund.’

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Judy Murray pic use across back page:

Judy Murray and Kris Souter demonstrate the rules of a relay activity during 2015’s Tennis on the Road visit to Arran. 02_b44tennis09(2)

Two inset pics from Brodick tennis courts:

Both gates permitting entry to Brodick’s tennis courts are secured by rusty padlocks. 25_B12tennis17

The remains of a notice at Brodick’s tennis courts. 25_B12tennis16