Tennis star and local hero, Jamie Murray, and the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Trophy officially arrived at the Dunblane Sports Club today as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain launched by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) this month.

Following Great Britain’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team hoisted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the LTA wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion by delivering the Davis Cup Trophy Tour across the country.

Jamie Murray, World No.1 Doubles Player, said; “I am excited to be back in my home town with the Davis Cup. Winning was an incredible moment personally and also for all involved and I’m eager to help ensure a lasting legacy following this historic achievement. Seeing everyone’s reaction when they saw the Davis Cup and sharing a bit of that passion we had on court, will hopefully encourage others to get involved and choose tennis as part of their everyday lives."

The Trophy Tour will visit every county and major tennis tournament to thank the tennis community including players, coaches, venues and volunteers who supported the team on its incredible journey. The tour also aims to inspire a new generation to pick up a racket and get involved in tennis.

The event in Dunblane today gave people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and be pictured with the impressive Davis Cup, while also meeting Davis Cup hero, and World No.1 doubles player, Jamie Murray himself. As well as visiting the club with the trophy, Jamie also surprised school children at Dunblane Primary School and Dunblane High School, both of which he attended when he was younger.

The Davis Cup Trophy Tour will visit over 90 destinations, including today’s stop in Dunblane. The full list of destinations for the Davis Cup Trophy Tour can be found at

Cathie Sabin, LTA President, adds; “Winning the Davis Cup is something many nations only ever dream of and to be able to share this incredible achievement with the British people and the fans that loyally supported the team all the way, is a special moment for all. Success has a way of inspiring and captivating a nation and we want to use this Trophy Tour to bring more children and adults into our great sport and thank the tennis community for believing we could do it.”

Jamie was accompanied on the day by mother Judy Murray, as part of her work for Tennis on the Road, a movement to increase coaching capacity in Scotland and across the UK and grow the game at a grassroots level. Supported by the LTA, the programme shows parents, teachers, volunteers and coaches how to deliver starter tennis in their local areas using whatever space they have.

Judy added: “There’s a huge opportunity right now to grow tennis throughout the UK and we believe it’s all about investing in people to make this a reality. Through Tennis on the Road we aim to inspire the next generation and give more adults and kids the chance to be involved by building a workforce of coaches, teachers, parents, volunteers and students. It’s fantastic for Jamie to be able to bring the Davis Cup trophy back to Dunblane and share the victory with our home town.”

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