Top Tennis Comes to Town
21 Oct 2021
by Katy Rink

Get Ready for World Class Tennis in Shrewsbury!

Tickets now on sale for the UK Pro League Finals Week at The Shrewsbury Club from November 8-14. 

The competition, which will be broadcast on BT Sport, will see the finest tennis players in the land descend on Shrewsbury for a week of tennis with a 'festival feel' and street food and live music on offer too.

Last year’s winners were Emma Raducanu and Liam Broady!

You'll be able to watch after work or school too, as evening matches begin at 7pm, with afternoon matches scheduled for 1pm - and admission starts from just £5 per day, or £7.50 for the semi-finals on Saturday and finals on Sunday. 

The UK Pro League brings together the UK's top professional tennis players for a season-long competition to crown Britain's men and women champions. This is the only domestic league for top UK tennis professionals.

Rising British stars along with more established players have been competing at events around the country throughout the year to qualify to play in Shrewsbury.

The Finals Week is the culmination of nine weeks competition with 12 men and 12 women competing for £115,000 in prize money, in front of the BT Sport live cameras. The top nine men and top nine women will be joined by three players given wild cards.

They will battle it out in a round robin format to be crowned champion, with the winners of the men’s and women’s competitions each receiving £15,000.  

Emma Raducanu, who has since won the US Open in September, was the 2020 winner of the UK Pro League women’s title, with Liam Broady, who recently represented Great Britain at the Olympics, the tournament’s men’s champion.

This will be the first professional tennis tournament staged by the Sundorne Road venue since September 2019 owing to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dave Courteen, The Shrewsbury Club’s managing director, said: “We are really excited to be welcoming spectators back in a Covid secure environment.  “Tickets are now on sale online and it's a great opportunity to see live tennis in Shrewsbury with spectators able to watch the matches from court-side stands. 

“The afternoon matches throughout the week start at 1pm, with evening matches getting under way at 7pm, so people can come along after work and watch.  

“This event is a league format, not a straight knockout, and the incentives are very high for the players because they will be playing for £115,000 prize money, the highest amount that’s ever been played for in Shrewsbury.”

Admission prices for the UK Pro League from Monday to Friday is £5 each day, while it’s £7.50 for both the semi-finals on Saturday and finals on Sunday. All tickets include a 20-page tournament programme.

A weekly pass providing entry to all matches throughout the week is also available for £25.  A busy schedule of hospitality events has also been arranged with guests to be entertained in a marquee.

Dave added: “We see this tournament as a great opportunity to promote and celebrate Shropshire, so we are working with local companies, including Beth Heath and her team at Shropshire Festivals. The Shrewsbury Club’s professional tennis events have become renowned for the hospitality and entertainment around them. With live music, street food and the opportunity to watch great tennis, it will have a real festival feel.”

The Lanyon Bowdler/Connexis player party will be the week’s opening hospitality event from 6pm on Monday, November 8.

The Besblock Pro-Am night on Thursday, November 11 offers local club players the chance to partner professional tennis players in a unique tournament.

Coinciding with the quarter finals will be a Codebreak/Team4You networking party night on Friday, November 12, with the Berrys/Morris Group finals hospitality day on Sunday, November 14.

To buy tickets and for more information about the hospitality events, visit

  • Pictured: Emma Raducanu, pictured with the trophy, was the women’s champion of the UK Pro League last year, with Liam Broady the men’s champion. Tickets are now on sale for Finals Week of this year's event to be held at The Shrewsbury Club next month. Picture: Ian Hall.