It all started when Susan MacCormick, a tennis fan from Edinburgh, decided to tweet a picture of a remote Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court on the Scottish island of North Harris to Andy Murray, but didn’t really expect a reply. But the tennis ace and Jaguar brand ambassador couldn’t believe his eyes and responded by asking “Is that even real?”
So, Jaguar arranged for Tim Henman to collect Susan in a specially camouflaged prototype and travel to the stunning location to prove its existence. At the location, Tim even had time for a quick match with junior tennis player Logan Urquhart, 13, from Nairn, who was being put through his paces by coach Mike Martin. All four then take a selfie and send it to Andy. There’s a subtle showcase of the estate’s tail gate and its boot space as they take out the tennis rackets.
“The Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court looks unreal, so I can see why Andy doubted Susan’s original message. We’ve proven that it really does exist now and the road to the court was the perfect place to try out the new XF Sportbrake as it mixes amazing scenery with some challenging corners. I can’t wait to drive the car again – perhaps a bit closer to home.” Tim Henman, Former British Number One.
Jaguar is official car partner of Wimbledon 2017. The XF Sportbrake’s silhouette has already been sketched on the grass of centre court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Will be revealed on 14th June by Andy Murray.