NOTTINGHAM will be staging another major international event in 2015.
The city has been awarded the rights to host the inaugural World Deaf Tennis Championships
The new event for elite deaf players will take place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on July 20-27 next year, the week after the 26th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.
As well as men's and women's events , the inaugural World Championships will also feature a junior element as players can compete in the World Youth Championships.
"I am especially pleased that Nottingham Tennis Centre will be the host venue, having been a tremendous partner facility at which we have staged a variety of highly successful world class disability tennis events over many years," said Geoff Newton, Executive Director of the Tennis Foundation.
Nottingham City Council's Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dave Trimble, said: "We are delighted to be the host city of the inaugural Deaf World Tennis Championships. With our long history in delivering disability events it is an exciting opportunity to host such a prestigious tournament. The city is very committed to delivering events like this and enhancing the profile of disability sport in Nottingham. We look forward to a fantastic week of tennis for everyone to enjoy which will add to an exciting year of tennis in Nottingham in 2015."