Tennis ace Andy Murray has issued some words of encouragement to East Lancashire pupils stuck at home during the coronavirus.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, spoke to youngsters from Stonyhurst School in a video that was posted on Twitter.

In it, the 32-year-old said: "Hi everyone, I just want to send a quick message to everyone at Stonyhurst School to wish them all the best for the summer term.

"I know it's going to be difficult practising your tennis during this period, but I hope you're still finding ways to work on a few skills and things in and around the house.

"All the best."

A spokesperson for Stonyhurst said: "Many thanks to Andy for his encouraging words to our pupils.

"Like Andy, we also hope our tennis pupils are managing to practise some of their tennis skills whilst at home."