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Nottingham serves up an ace with international tennis this summer

Aegon Open 2016

Nottingham will play host to world-class international tennis again this summer, when the Aegon Open Nottingham returns, bringing star male and female tennis players to Nottingham Tennis Centre in June 2016.

Nottingham Aegon Open Women’s WTA event: 4 – 12 June 2016

Nottingham Aegon Open Men’s ATP event: 18 – 25 June 2016

This important pre-Wimbledon tournament, held at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, serves up a tennis feast by showcasing the world’s best players in a fun and intimate atmosphere. Off-court, fans can get involved in various activities on offer each day, or relax at one of the many eateries or bars within the grounds. And with former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka and British No.3 and Aegon GB Davis Cup Team player Kyle Edmund already confirmed, this year is not to be missed.

The Aegon Open Nottingham is the ideal excuse to plan a short break to the city, and new transport links mean travel to the tournament is easier than ever before. A newly opened tram extension links Nottingham train station directly to Nottingham Tennis Centre (University of Nottingham tram stop), so visitors can avoid the hassle of travelling by car to enjoy the world class tennis.

Once in Nottingham, make a break of it with a stay at one of the many hotels in the city centre, or choose the Orchard Hotel, which is walking distance from the Nottingham Tennis Centre and set within the peaceful grounds of the University of Nottingham.

Looking for inspiration as to which date or tournament to book for? While in Nottingham for the tennis, why not time your visit to coincide with one of the following…

One Day International Cricket at Trent Bridge: England will take on Sri Lanka in the Royal London One Day International at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 21 June, coinciding with the Aegon Open ATP men’s tournament at Nottingham Tennis Centre. An ideal chance to enjoy two world-class events in England’s Home of Sport, Nottingham. Tickets still available, prices vary. http://www.trentbridge.co.uk/odi/  

Aviva Women’s Tour: Nottingham will host the penultimate stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour, offering a chance to see the world’s top women cyclists on Saturday 18 June. Leaving from Nottingham’s Old Market Square, enjoy the fun from 9am on 18 June, the race will see 96 riders from 16 teams competing, with the likes of World Champion Lizzie Armitstead and reigning Aviva Women’s Tour Champion Lisa Brennauer, expected to be amongst them. FREE. http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/womenstour

NEAT Festival 2016: Nottingham’s European Arts & Theatre festival returns in 2016, coinciding with the WTA women’s event at Nottingham Tennis Centre. Enjoy theatre, live music, children’s entertainment and visual arts. Not to be missed is the Luminarium at Lakeside Arts, opposite Nottingham Tennis Centre, on 4 & 5 June – a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour. Prices vary, some events are FREE. http://www.neatfestival.com/

The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary: Nottingham is home to one of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries, Nottingham Contemporary. During the Aegon Open Nottingham, it will host a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest in the UK to date. Enjoy dazzling installations in this stunning exhibition which uses industry as a theme – from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to today’s hi-tech industries. This exhibition is part of The Grand Tour, which is also taking place at other venues around the region including The Harley Gallery, Chatsworth and Derby Museums. FREE. http://www.thegrandtour.uk.com/

Robin Hood Town Tours: Join a walking tour of Nottingham with the legend himself, as Robin Hood takes you on a tour bringing to life the stories and history of the city and its most famous outlaw. An ideal way to see the city and its most significant sites, in a relaxed and engaging way. Tours take place every Saturday during Aegon Open Nottingham: 4, 11, 18 and 25 June 2016. Adults £12, Concessions £10, under 14s £7. http://www.ezekialbone.com/

Find out more about planning your short break in Nottingham for the tennis at: http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/tennis

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For further information or images, please contact: Erin Huckle, PR Manager, Experience Nottinghamshire, erin.huckle@experiencenottinghamshire.com / 0115 962 8304

Posted on 11 April 2016

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