Blog

World Class Tennis Returns to The Shrewsbury Club this Autumn
13 Jun 2023

The Shrewsbury Club is to host the ITF World Tennis Tour event again this Autumn (15th - 22nd October, 2023) with top tennis stars set to descend on Shrewsbury.

The ITF World Tennis Tour is a chance to see some of the world's finest tennis stars battle it out on Shrewsbury turf! 

Tickets have already gone on sale for the prestigious tournament, held at The Shrewsbury Club this October 15-22. 

The Budgen Motors W100 tournament will be the biggest event in women’s tennis, outside of the grass court season, to be held in the UK this year.

Leading British and international players will descend on Shrewsbury this autumn to compete at the club's indoor courts on Sundorne Road - vying for the $100,000 prize. 

Its return follows the huge success of last November's W100 tennis festival event - the highest-profile tournament played at The Shrewsbury Club - when Czech Republic ace Marketa Vondrusova won the singles and doubles titles. The strong lineup of international stars included Karolina Muchova - a French Open finalist last weekend, who lost in the second round in Shrewsbury - and Katie Boulter, the new British number one, along with Jodie Burrage, who is third in the British rankings.

The Shrewsbury Club managing director Dave Courteen, said: "It's exciting news that the W100 - which is part of the LTA’s Performance Competitions Calendar - is returning. We are delighted to be bringing the ITF World Tennis Tour back to The Shrewsbury Club. 

"We are really proud to be hosting such a prestigious event which provides Shropshire tennis fans with the opportunity to watch world class tennis close to home. We're looking forward to welcoming top tennis players from around the world again as they compete for valuable world ranking points and prize money."

Once again, the tournament will take the form of a festival, with fun events lined up to complement the tennis, including an interactive fan zone, live music and many more activities.

“Tickets are now on sale from the tournament website and we encourage people to purchase them as soon as possible as the tournament was very well supported last year," Dave added. "It would not be possible to stage events like this without the fantastic support of local businesses, so we thank them for their wonderful backing. We are delighted to once again have Budgen Motors, excellent supporters of the tournaments we stage for many years, as the headline sponsors."

Ticket prices, which include a 40-page tournament programme, start from £7.50, with finals day tickets to enjoy both the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, October 22 priced £19.50. 

A tournament pass to watch all matches throughout the week from court-side stands is available for £59, with a number of special hospitality events to also be held at The Shrewsbury Club.

Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website at worldtennistourshrewsbury.com