WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray has been given special permission to use the distinctive purple and green colour scheme of the All England Club at his hotel.

The tennis court colour scheme was the brainchild of the star's mother, Judy Murray, and will be available to guests when Cromlix House Hotel opens at the start of April.

A full-size court and a smaller junior court have been created in Wimbledon-inspired purple and green materials by sports facility construction company DOE Sport North.

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The company's managing director revealed the Murrays had chosen the Wimbledon tribute before Andy's title winning success last summer.

Managing Director Les Maclean said: "The first time I met Judy up there at Cromlix was last April, before Andy won Wimbledon in the July. She was clear then that she wanted Wimbledon colours. There was no discussion.

"Judy sorted it all out with the All England Club. She has done a lot for them."

A spokesman for the All England Club said: "If it gets more people playing and enjoying tennis, so much the better."

Murray spent £1.8 million acquiring the hotel - which is a few miles from his former home in Dunblane - last year and has had a team refurbishing it in time for a scheduled April 1 opening.

A suite at the hotel will cost £595 a night while a small double room is £250 during the summer season.