Andy Murray last night buried the hatchet with the Lawn Tennis Association by hailing their 'Raw Tennis' initiative, but vowed to continue speaking his mind on important issues affecting the British game.
The LTA yesterday unveiled their blueprint to increase the popularity of tennis among teenagers, setting up a court on the third floor of a car park in Soho, London, where Murray led a Raw Tennis session.
Tricks, quirky fitness exercises and quick-fire team competitions were included in a taster of the initiative which Murray emphatically endorses as an excellent way of broadening the sport's appeal.
But it was ironic that on the day Raw Tennis was launched, Murray's older brother Jamie confirmed the LTA coaching methods he was exposed to aged 13 damaged his long-term prospects. Andy had stated Jamie was "ruined" by an LTA school in Cambridge but while he stood by his claim, he admitted British tennis' governing body had since altered its approach.
"There's no problem with the LTA at all. I spoke to (performance director) David Felgate on the phone about it. What happened to my brother was six years ago and the LTA has changed its system since then," he said.
"I don't have a problem with what the LTA is doing now. But I stand by what I said when my brother was at Cambridge. I will always speak my mind. If there's something I don't like or something I believe in, I'm going to tell everyone."
Murray, however, believes initiatives like Raw Tennis are crucial in dismantling the elitist image which he believes has been a major obstacle to encouraging more children to play the sport.
"Anyone can play Raw Tennis anywhere - in the street, in a back yard or on a football pitch," he said.