Jamie Murray reminds LTA that Scotland is a ‘country, not a county’

Jamie Murray has educated the Lawn Tennis Association that Scotland is a”country, not even a county” because he called for greater funding for the game into his homeland.
Tennis Scotland is understood to receive about #700,000 in the LTA each calendar year, about one per cent of the federation’s yearly cost.
The figure was waiting since June to ascertain whether or not a bid for increased earnings was effective using a verdict expected next month.
Murray and brother Andy possess two Olympic gold medals and 10 Grand Slam titles as well as claiming all the points once Britain won the Davis Cup final in 2015.
However, the Dunblane doubles expert doesn’t think enough has been done to capitalise on their achievement.
The 33-year-old, who is competing at the Murray Trophy Challenger Tour event in Glasgow this week, also told STV:”Things could have been improved over the previous ten years to get the most out of what certainly Andy continues to be achieving.
“Up here Tennis Scotland are trying their very best to carry things forward.
“You have got to be patient without preparation, certainly for some of the indoor centers they would like to get on the line to get constructed, and that requires time.
“We haven’t always had the very best deal from the money the LTA gets and the way in which they hand out that to Tennis Scotland.”
Asked whether Scotland deserved , Murray stated:”I believe so. Certainly from what we’ve achieved over going back to our junior days of enjoying.
“If you think about the Scottish players that have represented us in the Davis Cup and won twists, I’d say they do. We’re a state after all, not a county.
“Additionally, we need to be sure up here we’ve got a proper strategy in place that is going to appeal to the LTA, in case we do give you that money it is likely to be well invested .”

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