International Tennis Tournament Just One Week Away

The 15th edition of the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament takes place at Liverpool Cricket Club from the 16th to 19th of June. The International has grown to become the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe and since 2002 it has included up and coming and established WTA and ATP players combined with the ever popular Legends of Tennis. THE 5th annual Festival of Tennis took place in Chavasse Park, Liverpool One as a prelude to the tournament. The festival saw hundreds of children introduced to tennis through a free lesson organised by Northern Vision and its event team curtesy of Liverpool Hope University. Head coach, Sam Jelloh, worked hard throughout the day with kids who had never before picked up a tennis racket. Anders Borg of Northern Vision said: “It’s all about encouraging kids to pick up tennis at an early stage in life and get them to join their local club, tennis is a sport for life and the earlier kids start playing the more they will enjoy it. There is also a lot of eager and hungry kids in the region and who knows the next Andy Murray may come from Liverpool!“ The Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament takes place at the Liverpool Cricket Club, 16 -19 June  and tickets are available from www.liverpooltennis.co.uk