US Open champion Andy Murray and his mother Judy are considering a site in Edinburgh for a new national tennis academy.
The pair met with Alex Salmond after the player’s victory parade through Dunblane on Sunday to discuss the idea.
The Herald have reported the 25-year-old and his mother are keen on a site in Cramond, Edinburgh for the academy.
Judy Murray previously looked at the site, a former college, last year during her search for a potential site.
Homes have been built with 15 acres set aside for sport facilities.
Mr Salmond said on Monday he had discussed the development of tennis in Scotland including the possibility of a tennis academy being established to nurture the best of Scotland's young tennis talent.
He said: "Both Andy and Judy are passionate about developing tennis in Scotland to ensure that youngsters have a greater access to the facilities and coaching that they need to make the most of their talent and potential.
"We had a positive discussion yesterday about their idea for a tennis academy which is certainly in line with the Scottish Government's ambition to improve young Scots participation in sport. We'll be exploring this with the Murrays and their team over the next two months and we hope to make an announcement in this regard in the near future."
Murray became the UK's first Grand Slam men's singles champion for 76 years when he beat Novak Djokovic in five sets the US Open final at Flushing Meadows last Monday.
This summer he has also won gold and silver at the London 2012 Olympics, in the men's singles and mixed doubles respectively.
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