Dave Courteen

Beth Heath, director of fun for Shropshire Festivals, with, left, Simon Haddleton, The Shrewsbury Club’s director of tennis, and the club’s operations manager Richard Micklewright.
17 Jan 2020
The Shrewsbury Club has teamed up with Shropshire Festivals to make this year’s World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament a real festival of tennis - with tickets now on sale for the prestigious event. Extra hospitality evenings and fun interactive events for all the family will be included in a busy programme when the tournament takes place between March 30 and April 5. Outside of the grass...
11 Dec 2019
Top players from around the world will compete to lift the Citroen Trophy when a leading international women’s tennis tournament returns to Shropshire next year. The Shrewsbury Club has been chosen by the Lawn Tennis Association to host a prestigious $60,000 event for the second year in a row, after successfully staging the tournament in February. The Budgen Motors World Tennis Tour W60...
27 Nov 2019
The LTA’s National Wheelchair Tennis Championships make a popular return to The Shrewsbury Club for the third successive year this week. The prestigious tournament, which also incorporates the National Series Finals, will see players from around the country competing at the Sundorne Road venue’s indoor courts. The action starts on Thursday afternoon (2pm), with a busy schedule of matches taking...
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...
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