Top class tennis returning to Nottingham

Following extensive partnership discussions with the Lawn Tennis Association, Nottingham City Council has announced that in 2015 Nottingham Tennis Centre will host two highly prestigious pre-Wimbledon grass court tournaments - the Men’s ATP 250 tournament and the Women’s WTA International tournament.

The tournament is the effective return of the Nottingham Open, a popular tournament that has been won in the past by Andy Murray, Ivo Karlovic and Greg Rusedski.

The Men’s ATP 250 tournament will be staged in the week immediately before the Wimbledon Championships, providing players from the world’s top 50 men an excellent environment in which to train, compete and finalise their preparations for Wimbledon.

The new WTA International tournament will be held in the week immediately after the Roland Garros French Open (so beginning two weeks before the Men’s ATP 250 tournament) and this event has already been secured for a minimum three years.