Following an activity packed couple of days in Glasgow, Tennis on the Road continued the first roadshow of 2015 in Stirling.

Following an activity packed couple of days in Glasgow, Tennis on the Road continued the first roadshow of 2015 in Stirling.

Starting the activity at Stirling University, Judy Murray kicked off the first of seven Tennis on the Road sessions in her hometown.

Tennis on the Road, a programme supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, shows parents, teachers, volunteers and sports development teams how to deliver fun tennis, coordination and competition sessions to starter children and adults.

Many of the games and skill-builders are based on those that Judy played with Andy and Jamie when they were young.

The programme aims to give parents, teachers, sports coaches and volunteers the tools needed to get children active and ready to play tennis, showcasing simple, fun activities using everyday household objects.

The sessions cost little to set up and will help to develop the vital ABCs of sport &ndandash; agility, balance and coordination.

With the help of Active Stirling, the roadshow visited four different venues, with over 150 children and 110 adults getting involved in seven different sessions in Stirling.

Following a one-day exclusive session in December 2014, Tennis on the Road was back in the city with sessions at Stirling University, Wallace High School and Raploch Primary.

The roadshow then rounded off activity for March at Andy and Jamie’s old school, Dunblane Primary.

Judy said: “Tennis on the Road is about helping to inspire and support parents, teachers and coaches to increase participation and grow the game.

“The programme focuses on how to deliver simple fun sessions - the types of games that Andy and Jamie loved to play when they were kids.

“The last two days in Stirling have been so much fun and I can’t wait to take Tennis on the Road to more areas across the country this year.” Doc McKelvey, head of development for Tennis Scotland, added: “Tennis Scotland is delighted to be supporting Judy and her team with Tennis on the Road.

“The roadshows last year were fantastic and it’s great that Stirling has also been a huge success.

“Tennis Scotland works closely with Active Stirling and the University of Stirling to support the development of clubs and increase tennis participation in the area and Tennis on the Road is another boost for the area and with the Davis Cup in Glasgow this week hopefully many of the participants will go on to have a lifelong involvement in the sport.” To learn more about Tennis on the Road or if you are interested in getting the free roadshow to your local community, please go to