A summer of tennis is being served up in Nottingham.The Nottingham Festival of Tennis is now underway with three world-class tennis tournaments taking place at the city’s Tennis Centre.
All seats are free in the centre for the AGON Trophy and the AGON Nottingham Challenge, running from June 2-17.
Members of the public were also invited to have a go at the game themselves when a pop-up tennis court appeared in the Market Square in May.
Andy McFeeters, the Lawn Tennis Association’s tennis development manager for Nottinghamshire, said: “The Nottingham Festival of Tennis is the first grass court event of the summer season hosting some of the best tennis players in the world and we want the Nottingham public to feel part of it.
“We want more people to pick up a racket and the event in Market Square gave everyone a chance to get involved with the sport.”
Children have also been invited to get the tennis bug with a National Mini Tennis week taking place from June 11-16. Local schools were encouraged to organise tennis events during the week.
The Nottingham Festival of Tennis also includes the 23rd British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships, which will take place between July 17 and 22.
Councillor Dave Trimble, of Nottingham City Council, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Lawn Tennis Association to put on this Summer of Tennis at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. It’s a fantastic showcase of top class tennis and with the benefit of free entry, there is a lot to commend it.”