The bank holiday weather has got us thinking about how close summer is, and with the hot weather comes summer sports, in particular, the tennis season.
The UK is famous for tennis in particular Wimbledon, which draws crowds from all over the world as the best of the best take each other on in the third major of the year.
The first major of the year, the Australian Open took place in January with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka picking up the respective singles titles.
This month sees the action turn to the clay court for the second major the French Open which takes place at Rolland-Garros in Paris. The clay court requires a different style of play to the grass with many of the top players struggling to handle it in recent years, leaving superstars like Rafa Nadal to dominate.
From June the action gets interesting from a UK perspective. In the build-up to Wimbledon, we have a couple of prep tournaments in the form of Queens and the Eastbourne International.
The Fever-Tree Championships takes place at the Queen’s Club in London between 17-23 June, and features a men’s singles and doubles competition. Last year saw the likes of Marin Cilic, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic take part in the singles tournament.
Tickets went on general sale back in February and there are still a wide range of seats available for all days of the championships. For more information go to https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/fever-tree-championships/
Following Queens, we head down to Eastbourne for the Nature Valley International which takes place at Devonshire Park on 21-29 June. These tournaments feature some of the stars of both the male and female games.
Last year saw stars such as Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray take part. It offers the perfect prep for Wimbledon with just a few days between the two tournaments. Find out more information at https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/nature-valley-international/
Wimbledon is, of course, the big one in the UK. Taking place between July 1-14 the tournament attracts some of the biggest names around both on and off the court.
Unfortunately, it looks like this year we won’t see a British winner following Andy Murray’s struggles with injury but there’s plenty of other top players to cheer on from and unlike most sporting events Wimbledon is one of the rare events which sells tickets on the day. Find out more about Wimbledon at https://www.wimbledon.com/index.html
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