16 - 22 September 2019

Murray Trophy - Glasgow

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Jamie returns to Dunblane, visits local school and prepares for doubles action

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The Murray Trophy - Glasgow gets underway on Monday, with a line-up of British and international stars set to compete for the ATP Challenger singles and doubles crowns. 

The tournament, run by the LTA in partnership with Jamie Murray and Glasgow Life, is taking place at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow, Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September. As well as world class match action, fans will have the opportunity to get on court too with an on-site 'village' dedicated to interactive participation activities. 

Who's playing?

2018 Wimbledon boys' singles finalist Jack Draper is the highest-ranked Brit heading into the tournament. At No.337 in the world, the 17-year-old is seeking his second ATP Challenger match win after capturing his maiden victory in Nottingham earlier this summer. He faces Turkey's Altug Celikbilek, ranked just one spot lower than him, in the opening round. 

Draper is joined by Wimbledon mixed doubles quarter-finalist Evan Hoyt and world No.377 Lloyd Glasspool. Wild cards were awarded to Aidan McHugh, Anton Matusevich, Felix Gill, Mark Whitehouse, Harry Wendelken, Scott Duncan and Luke Johnson. 

The Brits are up against a strong field of international players including Tunisian world No.111 Malek Jaziri, French world No.160 Quentin Halys and Finnish world No.163 Emil Ruusuvuori.

In doubles, Jamie Murray will make an appearance fresh from his mixed doubles triumph at the US Open. The seven-time Grand Slam champion is teaming up with Australia's John-Patrick Smith and they'll face British wild cards Marshall Tutu and David Wright in the opening round on Wednesday. 

Other British pairings include Scott Clayton and Lloyd Glasspool, Jack Draper and Aidan McHugh, and Luke Johnson and Mark Whitehouse.  

Check out the full singles and doubles draws here

Draw ceremony in Dunblane...  

On Saturday, Jamie returned to where it all began as he travelled back to Dunblane Sports Club for the draw ceremony. The doubles world No.14 joined local youngsters on court before heading inside where they helped him conduct the draw. 

The event turned out to be a real family affair as mum Judy joined Jamie on court and his grandparents came along to watch - with Jamie's gran's signature shortbread in tow! Keep an eye on the LTA's TwitterFacebook and Instagram later this week for more behind-the-scenes content...

Extracurricular activities... 

To mark the start of the tournament, Murray headed to Whiteinch Primary School with Aidan McHugh and GB Davis Cup captain Leon Smith. 

The trio treated Primay 7 pupils to a Q&A and coaching session, and left behind a range of tennis kit so schoolkids can keep practising their new skills. 

Follow the action live

All matches on Centre Court will be streamed live on the LTA's Facebook and YouTube as well as the BBC Sport website from Monday 16 September. A limited number of tickets are still available from £12 - tickets can be purchased online or on the door. 

Fans can also keep up-to-date with all the latest news and behind-the-scenes action via the LTA's TwitterFacebook and Instagram.