Prestigious men’s tournament The World Tennis Tour returns to Shropshire next month, with tennis fans able to enjoy the action from court-side stands.
The event will be the first International Tennis Federation event held in Shrewsbury since 2019’s tournament, which was won by Jack Draper. Draper, now 20, faced Novak Djokovic in the first round at Wimbledon last summer and is now ranked just outside the world’s top 200.
The event, sponsored by local company Budget Motors, begins at the Sundorne Road venue’s indoor courts on Monday, February 7. Matches will continue throughout the week ahead of finals day on Saturday, February 12, when the singles and doubles winners will be crowned.
Dave Courteen, The Shrewsbury Club’s managing director, commented: “We’re really excited to be hosting an ITF event once again and looking forward to welcoming British and international tennis players to Shrewsbury.
“It’s another excellent opportunity to come along and watch players who have the talent to become real stars of the future, as has been the case with many players to have played at The Shrewsbury Club over the years.
“Players will be competing for valuable ranking points and prize money, so it promises to be a great tournament featuring top quality tennis.”
An exciting schedule of hospitality events has also been arranged, with guests to be entertained in a marquee.
Dave added: “We are working with Beth Heath and her team at Shropshire Festivals to make sure we showcase Shropshire at its best. This event will have a festival feel to it, with live music, street food and the opportunity to watch fantastic tennis.”
Daily admission tickets start from £5 and rise to £15 for finals day, with a weekly pass, which will guarantee a seat for all of the tournament’s matches, costing £30.
To buy tickets and for more information about the events, visit worldtennistourshrewsbury.com