Andy Murray’s Mother to Build £40m Tennis And Golf Complex 

Published 12/22/2021, 11:56 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the US Open Championship trophy next to his mother Judy Murray during his New York City trophy tour after his victory in in the 2012 US Open Championship final in Central Park on September 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Andy Murray has been one of the biggest British tennis stars on the circuit for over a decade now. The 34-year-old player from Scotland has won three Grand Slams in his career.

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Additionally, he also secured a gold medal in tennis singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Andy also remains the only man in history to have won two gold medals in the tennis singles category.

A Sir Andy Murray Museum is now in development

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Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) reacts after missing a shot against Alexander Zverev (GER) during a third-round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Murray was officially knighted by the British Crown in May 2019 for his services to tennis and charity. In his most recent tournament, the Scot was victorious over longtime rival Rafael Nadal but fell to Russian Alexander Zverev.

Andy’s mother, Judy Murray, is quite the popular figure in tennis herself. Not only is she Andy Murray’s mother, but she is also a tennis coach. She regularly advocates for more female figures in tennis coaching and playing, through several different initiatives.

Most recently, the 62-year-old has won yet another battle. Andy’s mother has finally gotten approved for the building of a tennis and golf center in their hometown of Dunblane. Moreover, there are also plans to build a Sir Andy Murray Museum in part of the neighborhood.

 

Local authorities had previously rejected the idea. In fact, over 1500 people had signed a petition to stay the development of the project. Simultaneously, local politicians, too, had opposed the decision. Thus, the project stalled for a while.

However, the Scottish government overturned the previous ruling, approving the plans.

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The new project, apart from the Museum for Andy Murray, will also include an 18-hole golf course. Moreover, it will also have a 4-star hotel to host corporate events and coaching courses.

Colin Montgomerie has partnered with Murray for the project

MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 12: Andy Murray of Great Britain signs autographs after a training session on center court during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 12, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The supposed project is a partnership between Andy Murray and professional golfer Colin Montgomerie. Montgomerie has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles. Thus, the project is a way to continue the legacy of these two great sportsmen.

 

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The Museum, the golf course, and the housing project will be built in Park of Kier, a historic place in Dunblane. However, locals, including the politicians remain opposed to the idea. In fact, even a local school voiced its opposition to the same.

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Furthermore, a new community park will also be there. It will span 150 acres and have woodland walks on the site. It will also include an adventure park for children and have an all-weather pitch for football.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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