Judy Murray in national tennis academy talks


JUDY Murray is in talks about setting up a national tennis academy in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh-based housing developer AMA has already unveiled plans for a new international cricket pitch and pavilion at Cramond that would become the new home of Cricket Scotland.

The company also wants to create either a tennis academy or football academy on the site.

And the mum of British number one Andy Murray is understood to have expressed an interest in managing the tennis academy.

Mike Afshar, joint managing director of AMA, said:

“The intention is to create a high-quality sporting legacy. It will be a fantastic asset for the city and that is why we have raised the bar very high and are speaking to people at the very top in sport.

“The idea is to build something that will supply the needs of the area for a mutli-sport facility, a cafe open to members of the public and access so that members of the community can join the clubs and become members of the facility.

“We hope they will embrace it, and the planners seem to like it. “

It is understood that Ms Murray has shown an interest in the site, as well as other sites in Scotland, although no deal has been agreed yet.