Dave Courteen

01 Oct 2019
Jack Draper underlined his exciting potential to become the youngest winner of a GB Pro-Series men’s title at The Shrewsbury Club. The 17-year-old beat Italian Julian Ocleppo, 22, in straight sets in front of a big crowd to be crowned the Budgen Motors ITF World Tour M25 Shrewsbury tournament champion.  Draper, from Surrey, is the first British player to win the men’s event in Shrewsbury since...
20 Sep 2019
A Shropshire car dealership remains the driving force behind the continued success of professional tennis tournaments in Shrewsbury. Budgen Motors has pledged its support to The Shrewsbury Club by sponsoring the World Tennis Tour men’s event to be held at the venue between September 23-28. Next week’s $25,000 International Tennis Federation tournament will feature up and coming British and...
18 Sep 2019
An exciting line up of rising British tennis stars is set to compete in next week’s Budgen Motors ITF World Tour M25 Shrewsbury tournament. Jack Draper, Aidan McHugh and Anton Matusevich are among the promising Brits to have entered the event - which is part of the LTA GB Pro-Series - at The Shrewsbury Club. Qualifying for the $25,000 International Tennis Federation tournament starts next Monday...
21 Jun 2019
A stylish new book which combines inspirational first-hand tennis accounts with stunning photography is published this week. Written by Dave Courteen, the managing director of The Shrewsbury Club, More To Gain Than Just The Game is launched on June 18. The coffee table book - with the foreword written by Great Britain’s former Fed Cup captain Judy Murray - features seven narratives focusing on...
09 Feb 2019
Rising British star Maia Lumsden insists she is excited about returning to Shropshire next week to play in the Budgen Motors World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament.  Lumsden, who celebrated her 21st birthday last month, has fond memories of her last visit to The Shrewsbury Club in November when she emerged from the qualifying rounds to win the first $25,000 title of her career. That...
06 Dec 2018
World class tennis will make a swift return to Shropshire early next year thanks to The Shrewsbury Club being chosen to host a high-profile women’s tournament. The Sundorne Road venue has been selected by the Lawn Tennis Association to stage a prestigious $60,000 event in February. It will start just a few days after Great Britain’s first home tie in the Fed Cup - to be played at the University...
06 Nov 2018
Julie Piper, the tournament director for the Lawn Tennis Association, has hailed the strength of this week’s Budgen Motors GB Pro-Series women’s tennis tournament at The Shrewsbury Club ahead of the main draw matches getting under way today (Tuesday). Delighted with the quality of entrants for the $25,000 International Tennis Federation event, she said: “I think it’s probably one of the strongest...
22 Oct 2018
Shropshire car dealership Budgen Motors will once more play a key role in the return of top professional tennis to the county next month.  Up and coming stars of women’s tennis will compete in the $25,000 Budgen Motors GB Pro-Series event at The Shrewsbury Club between November 4-10. It will be the second high-profile tournament they have backed this year after sponsoring a successful men’s event...
21 Jun 2018
Bosses at The Shrewsbury Club are delighted to have received a top county business award. The popular health club, which also stages international tennis events twice a year, was among the winners at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards. About 700 guests attended the prestigious event, organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, at the Telford International Centre.  The Shrewsbury Club was the...
23 May 2018
The Shrewsbury Club has been recognised as one of the leading health clubs in the country after being shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. Club bosses are delighted to have been recognised by ukactive - the leading organisation for the health and fitness industry in the UK - for its regional and national Active Uprising club of the year categories. The Shrewsbury Club is one of four...
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