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London | Lloyd reveals Murray Trophy

When the LTA unveiled their ‘Tennis Opened Up’ plans last month they immediately received criticism for not including the Murrays. Andy, Jamie and their mother Judy, in their plans to promote the national game.

We’ve been working with Jamie on that for the last 18 months. The dialogue between us and the Murray’s is as constructive as can be. Scott Lloyd

This failure was brought up at a lunch the LTWA had with Scott Lloyd at the Cumberland Club where the LTA’s CEO patiently defended the association’s policies.

“It was a bit of a storm in a teacup,” Lloyd told the group. “No snub was intended. Their desire for a legacy in tennis is more than being depicted in a photograph. It’s about doing the right things, putting our money in the right places, and capitalising on the fantastic career that they’ve both had. Those are the conversations we’re having with Jamie, with Andy and his team, and with Judy.

He then revealed that today, the LTA would be releasing a press release which would illustrate his point. “We are announcing that the ATP Challenger in Glasgow will be called the Murray Trophy,” he said. “We’ve been working with Jamie on that for the last 18 months. The dialogue between us and the Murray’s is as constructive as can be.”

Jamie Murray, 33 and a six-time Grand Slam doubles champion who is expected to take part, confirmed the move. “I’m excited to be working with the LTA and Glasgow Life on this event and honoured to have it named in recognition of my family’s achievements in the sport.

“I really hope we can use the Murray Trophy – Glasgow, to increase awareness of tennis and create opportunities for more boys and girls to play, both in Scotland and Britain as a whole.”

Lloyd also revealed that the new National Tennis Academies he announced last year, will have an intake of 15 young players aged between 13 and 16 (ten boys and five girls) when they finally open for business in September – eight at Loughborough and seven at Stirling. These numbers will increase as the years go by.



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