The Glasgow Challenger tournament has been renamed the Murray Trophy in the honour of the contribution of the Murray family to tennis.
Jamie and Andy Murray were instrumental in guiding Great Britain to a Davis Cup title victory in 2015, which was their first in nearly eight decades. To go with that, the Murray brothers have won nine Grand Slam titles between them, including Murray’s twin-Wimbledon singles wins.
Judy, their mom, has captained the Britain Fed Cup side and coaches youngsters as well.
Interestingly, Andy Murray had been critical of LTA’s effort to build on his success and help grassroots tennis in the region. He had said the lack of growth following the success of the Murray brothers and Kyle Edmund and the Davis Cup victory had been telling.
Jamie Murray, who has assisted the Lawn Tennis Association to develop the Glasgow Challenger said the family was honoured to have been recognised for their efforts in tennis.
The 33-year-old former world number one added:
“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.”
The Murray Trophy, which will be played in Glasgow, will be hosted at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. It kick-starts on September 16 this year.