Judy Murray revises Stirling sport centre plans

Judy Murray is hopeful that the ambitious plans will come to fruition. Picture: Toby Williams

Judy Murray is hopeful that the ambitious plans will come to fruition. Picture: Toby Williams

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JUDY MURRAY and Colin Montgomerie have revised multimillion-pound plans which could see a “world-class” tennis and golf facility built in Stirlingshire, it has emerged.

The mother of Wimbledon star Andy Murray, said yesterday that she believes residents in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan share her pride for her son’s success and that the new development will give children from all backgrounds the chance to try tennis and golf.

Colin Montgomerie would oversee the golfing aspect of the new centre. Picture: Getty

Colin Montgomerie would oversee the golfing aspect of the new centre. Picture: Getty

She called the ambitious plan for the Murray Tennis museum a “legacy”.

She said: “I am passionate about the future of tennis and I see this project bringing huge benefits for grass-roots sport in Scotland.

“To have these world-class facilities on our doorstep will provide our youngsters with the opportunity to enjoy tennis and golf and receive the very best in coaching.

“The pay and play facilities will be affordable and accessible to every family in the local community.”

She added: “For me, this is a very personal project.

“Our community has two Wimbledon champions who were born and raised here and I know from speaking to hundreds of local people that they share the same pride I have in what Andy and Jamie have achieved.

“I want to ensure that there is a legacy from their success, to help give children from all backgrounds the chance to try tennis and golf and provide easy access to a family-orientated pay and play facility.”

Following some concerns over the original plan, the state-of-the-art project for Park of Keir - due to be built on land between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane - has been redrawn and will now see 19 homes built instead of 100, if passed by Stirling Council.

Dunblane Junior Soccer Club would also be given a new training facility at Park of Keir, with the provision of a new artificial pitch.

The club has more than 250 players and 40 coaches.

The proposals, which were lodged on Wednesday, could create 150 new jobs.

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