The Shrewsbury Club Aegon Tournament

The Shrewsbury Club gears up for the Aegon GB Pro-Series Ladies Event 
15th-21st September

The Shrewsbury Club is making its final preparations for the Aegon GB Pro-Series Event next week as it welcomes some of the best up and coming tennis players on the professional circuit.

The Aegon tournament has been a part of the Shrewsbury Club calendar for over 5 years, and without doubt is the breeding ground for some of the most exciting up and coming tennis talent.
This year’s Wimbledon Ladies Singles Finalist, Sabine Lisicki, played here in 2010 and the Men’s event that was held at The Shrewsbury Club earlier this year, saw local boy Dan Evans reach the Final.  Evans has since reached the 3rd round of the US Open, and is now officially ranked no.2 in Britain behind Andy Murray.
The tournament is very much a community event with local schools joining in. The ball boys and girls are all from local schools and The Shrewsbury Club are also running the ever popular Primary Schools Tennis Day on Thursday when 120 primary school children from local schools will be coming and taking part in a series of fun activities before watching some of the professional players take to the courts.  Admission is also free of charge during the week for anyone wanting to come and see the players in action.

Tournament Director of the LTA, Julie Piper said; “This is my 6th year of being ‘TD’ at The Shrewsbury Club. Both the club with its excellent facilities and the town itself are very popular with the players on the ITF Pro-Circuit and I am sure when not taking to the courts, the players will be taking advantage of the on-site spa facilities at The Shrewsbury Club for a spot of pampering as well as visiting the town!”

The official play list will be announced later this week with qualifying starting at 10.30am on Sunday 15th September, continuing onto Monday when the 1st round of the doubles also commences.

The Final will take place at 1pm on Saturday 21st where the finalists will compete for the title.


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