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As RedSquirel says, the September M25 is noted on the Shrewsbury Club website - with exact date to be confirmed. And Ace said 4 women's events



-- Edited by the addict on Wednesday 10th of April 2019 10:15:21 PM


 Thanks misunderstood re which website. 

Re the 4 events, not doubting it maybe 4 womens, I'm sure that's what ace was told, just venturing that 4 itf events near London do show post grass on itf site, just that 2 are mens and 2 are womens. 

 

Hope it turns out correct that there are 2 further womens and indeed mens also, although would be nice to see them outside London!



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RedSquirrel wrote:
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RedSquirrel wrote:

Shrewsbury is a men's 25K in September. That's been on their website since before the women's event.


 The LTA website currently shows nothing after this week  , they updated it all a couple of weeks back. Not to say it isnt on  just that the website has cleared it off currently 



 


I meant Shrewsbury's website.


 Apologies,  misunderstood 



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And indeed , link below, September date Tbc

www.theshrewsburyclub.co.uk/tennis/international-tennis-events/

Thanks RS

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Not itf but turns out Glasgow will have a challenger in September thanks to Jamie Murray

twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/1117827007159599107

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And looks like Jamie has committed to playing

www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2019/april/lta-announces-second-year-of-atp-challenger-in-scotland/



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Confirmation on the LTA website about the late summer ITF events, 2 mens and womens are showing:

www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/international-events/gb-pro-series/

July / August
29 Jul - 3 Aug Roehampton M$25k M - Draw
29 Jul - 3 Aug Foxhills W$25k W - Draw
August
5 - 11 Aug Chiswick M$25k W$25k

Not sure if this is the lot or whether we would expect two more womens and presumably mens to come, I know someone (redsquirrel I think? apologies if not) was told 4 womens ITF events but it looks like it is 2 mens and 2 womens, certainly that is what the LTA are putting up...

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I think there are some in September.

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I'm glad that Chiswick is confirmed. It's one of the easy ones for me to get to, and I have been to the L32 or L16 round three years out of the last 4. So I've every intention of going again this year.

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Yeah, definitely 2 additional women's events later in the year. Both at Roehampton in September I think.

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The September events should be confirmed next month. There has been a men's outdoor event at Roehampton in September every year since 2011 (except for 2016 when there were no men's outdoor events). For the last two years it has been in week 38, which this year will be the ATP Challenger in Glasgow, so it seems a reasonable belief that the the women have an event there in that week instead. There has also been an outdoor men's event in Nottingham in September for 3 of the last 4 years, but if AV has been informed the two women's events are to be in the London area, and Shrewsbury Club have indicated that they are holding a mens ITF event in September, it seems that Nottingham won't be holding an ITF event this year.

As Chiswick is a combined event with the men, for the first time since I think 2011, it will only be 24 qualifying draws. The women's grass 100Ks are also indicated to be 24 qualifying draws. Manchester and the summer 25s are where our juniors and US College players have picked up ranking points in recent years as they've been able to get into qualifying directly. Some of them may have struggled to get in directly anyway this year with the long list of ITF ranked players ahead of those with just national rankings but the fewer places and one fewer wild card in qualifying than there would be with a 32 qualifying draw won't help. Hopefully they'll still be opportunities for Emily Arb, Nell, Olivia P, Eden R, Holly H and others (and equivalent on the mens side) to get into ranking tournaments over the summer.

The events in Woking and Roehampton at the end of July will be 32 qualifying draws.

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Ace Ventura wrote:

Yeah, definitely 2 additional women's events later in the year. Both at Roehampton in September I think.





The two W25s at Roehampton in September are now on the ITF calendar, as is the M25 at Shrewsbury.

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Ilkley Trophy


Nice interview with Charlie Maunder, Ilkley club manager and tournament director.
https://www.ubitennis.net/2019/06/ilkley-trophy-celebrates-five-year-landmark-ready-bigger-event/

* Likes the current combined event and the romance of a Wimbledon WC. Wouldn't say no if an opportunity to host a bigger event presented itself.
* In regard of the available ATP slot the following week, need to be careful what they give up, but wouldn't be afraid to do back to back events.
* On hosting other events during the year, members take priority, need to be careful not to turn the club into a tournament venue.
* Needs to do more to attract big names. Would like a 'club' WC to attract a player that hasn't got into Queens or needs more grass practice.
* The biggest improvement needed is to find a way to accommodate spectators should the final rounds need to be held indoors.

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Thanks for that, good interview. The desire to get an atp event is quite strong I understand, but it would require 4 times the peizemoney and other costs and need a big sponsor and some names to make it work. But great to be ambitious. The welcome to yorkshire team that has got the tour de france and world cycling champs hear to harrogate and yorkshire could certainly work with them if not already.

As an aside, in the photo in the article from the final, my dad and are directly in front row behind the players chairs it's hard to see and not sure photo can be blown up, but I'm wearing a red sweatshirt and my dad is the older chap on my left. Ha.

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RedSquirrel wrote:

Nice interview with Charlie Maunder, Ilkley club manager and tournament director.
https://www.ubitennis.net/2019/06/ilkley-trophy-celebrates-five-year-landmark-ready-bigger-event/

* Likes the current combined event and the romance of a Wimbledon WC. Wouldn't say no if an opportunity to host a bigger event presented itself.
* In regard of the available ATP slot the following week, need to be careful what they give up, but wouldn't be afraid to do back to back events.
* On hosting other events during the year, members take priority, need to be careful not to turn the club into a tournament venue.
* Needs to do more to attract big names. Would like a 'club' WC to attract a player that hasn't got into Queens or needs more grass practice.
* The biggest improvement needed is to find a way to accommodate spectators should the final rounds need to be held indoors.


 One of life's good guys is Charlie.



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