The news follows a review of the ITF Seniors circuit tournament grading structure in Great Britain, which was conducted in conjunction with Seniors Tennis GB.
The event will be staged at Gosling Sports Park which is located just to the North of London in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and is set to become the biggest indoor Senior tennis event in the South of England.
Luca Santilli, Head of Seniors Tennis at the ITF, said: “The ITF is looking forward to seeing the FILA English Indoor Organising Committee deliver a high standard event for both national and international players. We wish all those involved every success."
The tournament will see male and female players from 35 to 80 years old competing in Singles and Doubles draws for ITF Seniors world ranking points in over six days of competition.
The Tournament has announced FILA as its title sponsor and Mr Rajiv Batra, Director of the Batra Group that manages FILA in the UK and Ireland is excited at the prospect of the new event.
"FILA has a long history of involvement in tennis at the highest levels and we are therefore very proud to be associated with bringing this official ITF Seniors Circuit event to Gosling," he said.
"We look forward to working with everyone at the ITF, Seniors Tennis GB and Gosling to produce an outstanding event."
Alan Purnell Chairman of Seniors Tennis GB welcomed the new event: "Seniors Tennis GB is delighted to welcome a new tournament onto our calendar of events for 2016.
"The expansion of British senior tournaments illustrates the interest and growth in popularity of Senior Tennis competition in Great Britain for men and women aged 35 and above."
The FILA event will be hosted at Gosling Sports Park - a 52-acre multi-sport facility
Stephen Aucott, Chief Executive Officer at Gosling Sports Park, said: “Gosling Sports Park looks forward to welcoming players from all over the world in April. We shall extend players full usage of our facility to include complimentary use of our state-of-the-art Fitness Suite, Spa Pool and associated sports facilities.
"With a quality hotel and restaurant on site and within easy reach of road, rail and international airports, we have a top location to deliver an event which we hope will become a player favourite."
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