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Andy Murray's gold medal at the Olympics was always expected to be a major event in British tennis. Its impact has been dramatic, and clubs are seeing a spectacular rise in the number of youngsters opting for the sport.
Even after his loss against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, the numbers had already started to surge as 400 youngsters signed up for local tennis camps.
With his win, a lot more is expected and the coaches are readying themselves for yet another in-surge of enthusiasm as Murray claimed gold.
The president of Tennis Inverclyde was ecstatic at impact of Murray's triumph at the Olympics. It has created a huge buzz and is beneficial to tennis locally.
Chris said: "I just hope it will create demand for the creation of more quality tennis facilities here to make sure as many youngsters as possible will get the chance to take up the sport.
"With our wet weather here, better indoor facilities would be wonderful.
"We know the Wimbledon effect on tennis each summer as youngsters come out in numbers to try the sport to emulate their heroes, and our summer tennis camps this year have had more players than normal.
"There is little doubt that the same effect will be felt following Andy's gold medal success at the Olympic Games."
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