Tennis Scotland confident of participation increase thanks to Andy Murray

Andy Murray of Britain poses with the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men's singles final on July 7, 2013
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Tennis Scotland chief executive David Marshall believes that Andy Murray will inspire youngsters to play the game following his Wimbledon victory.

Tennis Scotland chief executive David Marshall is hopeful that Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory can inspire younger generations to get involved in the game.

The 26-year-old was crowned champion following a 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic yesterday.

"We have been working on this for some time, we have known his moment was likely to happen," Marshall told BBC Radio Five Live.

"All of our clubs and local authorities have been working very hard to make sure tennis is open, accessible and very cheap.

"Now we're encouraging people, not only on the Wimbledon fortnight, to get down to the tennis courts and give the game a go."

Murray became the first Brit to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon since Fred Perry 77 years ago.

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