24 Nov 2013

Murray to be given the freedom of the city of Stirling

3:29 pm on 24 November 2013

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be given the freedom of the city of Stirling in April next year.

Murray was granted the honour by Stirling officials following his US Grand Slam and Olympic wins last year.

The BBC reports Murray trained as a youngster at the Gannochy National Tennis Centre in Stirling, near his home town of Dunblane.

Judy Murray said plans were in place for April, after her son completes his rehabilitation for a back injury.

Ms Murray was awarded an honorary degree on Friday by Stirling University. She won 64 junior and senior Scottish tennis titles, and is captain of Britain's Fed Cup team, an international women's tennis event.

She is also leading a drive to increase the number of female tennis coaches.