TENNIS Scotland and Judy Murray have joined forces to provide a lasting legacy for sports stars Andy and Jamie Murray.

They are calling on the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the Scottish Government to support plans to maximise opportunities for those inspired by the achievements of the tennis stars.

The plans include creating a community pay-and-play facility near Dunblane, from which a nationwide workforce of sports coaches will be developed, alongside more indoor facilities to allow year-round play.

Judy, mother of the Murray brothers, said: “I want us to see action and delivery to make sure the legacy is realised and not left to wither after the boys’ playing careers have come to an end.

“This is not about statues or new, branded tournaments. It’s about investing in people.”

Tennis Scotland chief executive Blane Dodds said: “At Tennis Scotland, our strategic plan for the next four years is about delivering the legacy, but we can achieve so much more with a collective push at this important stage.

“We have a £15 million commitment from LTA and sportscotland to provide more indoor facilities in Scotland and later this year we will be opening our GB National Academy in Stirling.”

Sport Minister Joe FitzPatrick said: “We are fully supportive of plans to secure that legacy, and of efforts to ensure that tennis in Scotland receives a fair share of UK-wide funding for the sport.

“Andy and Jamie Murray are fantastic ambassadors for Scotland, and their huge success on the global stage deserves to be recognised and capitalised upon in terms of building a long-term legacy for tennis in Scotland.”