Nottingham Festival of Tennis

Friday, May 20, 2011

For more information visit and list of players that have entered see: www.nottinghamfestivaloftennis.com

Paul Hutchins, tournament director for the AEGON Trophy and AEGON Nottingham Challenge, said: "The AEGON Trophy is the first chance to play a top-class tournament on grass this season so I'm expecting the standard to be very high once again this year.

"The Nottingham public have always turned out to support the event and I'm sure it will be the same again this year. And with the added benefit of a second tournament the following week, I am hoping more will come along to show their support.

"The players will be looking to get a feel for the grass again ahead of Wimbledon so we are in for an action-packed fortnight."

Hugh White, director for sport, culture and parks of Nottingham City Council, said: "We are absolutely delighted top-quality, world-class tennis is returning to the city.

"Last year's event was a real success and I'm convinced the public will return to watch the tournaments this year."

Alongside the competition on the courts, local school children will be invited to hone their skills at the Babolat Schools Tennis Festival from June 6-10.

LTA qualified coaches and instructors from South Notts College will put the children through their paces.

Entry to both the AEGON Trophy and AEGON Nottingham Challenge is free for all spectators.

For more information visit and list of players that have entered see: www.nottinghamfestivaloftennis.com

Week One AEGON Trophy

The first of the pre-Wimbledon grass court tournaments showcasing International men’s and women’s tennis stars. Prize money for the event is $75,000 for the men and $75,000 for the women. All players will be vying for ATP/WTA world ranking points.

Women’s singles qualifying Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29
Women’s Main draw  Monday May 30 – Finals Day on Saturday June 4
Men’s singles qualifying  Sunday May 29 & Monday May 30
Men’s Main draw Tuesday May 31 – Finals Day on Sunday June 5
Men’s & Women’s doubles Scheduled. Timings TBC

Other events featuring on site during this week include:
• The AEGON British Tour Tier 1 for men & women
• The Gem Vending Junior Tournament at 12/14/16 age groups

Week Two AEGON Nottingham Challenge

The second week of the Nottingham Festival of Tennis will see International and British players warming up for The Championships, Wimbledon and playing for prize money of $75,000 (men) and $100,000 (women) all vying for ATP/WTA world ranking points.

Men’s singles qualifying Saturday June 4 & Sunday June 5
Men’s Main draw Monday June 6 – Finals Day on Saturday June 11
Women’s singles qualifying Sunday June 5 & Monday June 6
Women’s Main draw Tuesday June 7 – Finals Day on Sunday June 12
Men’s & Women’s doubles Scheduled. Timings TBC 

The Babolat Nottingham Schools Tennis Festival

Monday 6 June – Friday 10 June

Local Nottingham schools are being invited to attend tennis coaching sessions and to watch the top quality players competing on court under the watchful eyes of LTA qualified coaches and instructors from South Notts College.

For more information visit: www.nottinghamfestivaloftennis.com

Spectator entry and parking on site are both free of charge for all events

 

 
 

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