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By Nick Georgandis

If you live in the UK and you weren't already a fan of Andy Murray, he likely has officially swung your vote his way, with a little help from The Lawn Tennis Association.

Inspired by Murray's conquest of Wimbledon - the first British man to win the event in 77 years, the Association has announced the Great British Tennis Weekend, set for August 17-18, in which 39 sites across the UK will give adults and juniors a chance to play tennis for free with cutting edge equipment and coaching.

Prime Minister David Cameron said of the sporting weekend, "Nothing inspires people into sport more than seeing heroes like Andy Murray win against the best in the world. So it's great that after his incredible Wimbledon victory, the LTA is holding a Great British Tennis Weekend to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take part in the game for free."

In addition to normal free play, the weekend will offer activities including Cardio Tennis - a fitness-inspired workout on the court; adult social tennis; women-only sessions; Mini Tennis for children ages 3-10 and short tennis - a scaled-down version of the game.

After a lengthy drought without much to brag about in the sport that the UK invented, the last 12 months have seen Murray win two Grand Slam titles, the Olympic gold medal in men's singles, and team up with Laura Robson to win the mixed doubles gold.

Murray's mum, Judy, captain of the country's Fed Cup team, said "This is a great idea and one that I hope will encourage many new people to come out and try tennis. There's a huge buzz around our sport just now, and offering tennis for free at local park courts across the country is definitely the way forward."

A full list of sites for the free weekend can be found here.