This year’s AEGON Trophy is the pinnacle event during the week-long Nottingham Tennis Experience which runs over half-term from May 29-June 6 2010 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Entry to watch this year’s tournament is free providing you with the opportunity to catch some of the top players in action as they start their Wimbledon preparations on the grass at no cost.
The tournament includes a $42,000 ATP Challenger event for the men and a $50,000 ITF women’s event, making it a key date in the 2010 grass court tennis calendar.
A high standard of International and UK players are expected again at the AEGON Trophy.
Last year saw current Top 100 player Maria Elena Camerin (Italy) win the Women’s singles beating Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) and one of the semi finalists included Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) who has since become a Top 10.
Many of the top British players are expected as well as many overseas players who will be competing at Wimbledon and come to Nottingham to get valuable grass court play.
With the qualifying starting on the 29th May before the main draws start on the 31st. The event culminates over the weekend of the 5th and 6th with the Women’s final on Saturday the 5th followed by the Men’s on Sunday 6th.
There are a number of other tennis events happening throughout the week as well so come along and support all tiers of British tennis;
• AEGON 10 & under County Cup on the first weekend 29th/30th May
• AEGON British Tour 31st May to Finals Friday 4th June
• Gem Vending Junior Tournament Tuesday 1st – 5th June
Join in the Fun as well as watching International tennis
In addition to the matches going on, Nottingham Tennis Experience also offers you the chance to try your hand at the sport through various activities.
There are junior tennis and activity camps on offer which are being organised by Activeace as well as specially run free cardio tennis sessions to get your heart rate racing.
To get involved or for more information please visit www.activeace.co.uk or call 0115 9338363.
As well as this Phil and his team will again be on hand with the interactive Highland Spring Hot Shots Tour for you to test your co-ordination, agility, reactions and speed of serve on the ever-popular batak wall and inflatable tennis court!
British Tennis member offer
There is an exclusive offer for British Tennis Members, who have the opportunity to take part in a free coaching session before the two finals at 10am on both Saturday (June 5) and Sunday (June 6).
You can hone your tennis skills or pick up new tips from the experts on site running the sessions and improve your game as a result.
Sign up for this offer
To get involved in this exclusive offer you will need to email Info@LTA.org.uk with the Subject heading AEGON Trophy coaching clinics, you will need to state your full name, your BTM number and also the session you would like to take part in either the Saturday (5th) or Sunday (6th).
For further information visit: www.aegontrophy.co.uk