Tickets are now available for one of the UK’s most prestigious women’s tennis tournaments of the year which is taking place in Shropshire next month.
The Shrewsbury Club has been chosen by the Lawn Tennis Association to host the World Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament between February 11-16.
The $60,000 event, which will include evening matches alongside a busy daytime schedule, is set to feature many leading British players and international tennis stars currently ranked in the world’s top 100.
It will start just two days after Great Britain’s first home tie in the Fed Cup, to be played at the University of Bath, for a quarter of a century.
Dave Courteen, the managing director of The Shrewsbury Club, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host a much higher profile event which will feature established professional players from the world’s top 100.
“Admission is free for spectators to enjoy both qualifying and rounds one and two. Once we get to the advanced stages, from the quarter-finals onwards, it’s an International Tennis Federation requirement that we need to charge.
“We have been able to negotiate some attractive options with the ITF. A tournament pass to ensure admission throughout the whole week is available for £25 - £15 for club members - while day tickets are also now on sale.”
The Shrewsbury Club will be building stadium seating and offering pre-match entertainment from the quarter-finals onwards.
A number of evening hospitality events will also be held throughout the week, with guests entertained in a heated marquee before moving into the club to enjoy world class tennis at the Sundorne Road venue’s indoor courts.
The tournament will also benefit Shrewsbury Town in the Community, with £1 from every ticket sold donated to the official charity of Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
Tournament passes for the week, along with tickets for the final three days of the event, priced £12, and £6 for club members, can be purchased online at www.theshrewsburyclub.co.uk or www.shropshirefestivals.co.uk by clicking on the world tour tennis button.
Don't miss your chance to see some of the world's top female players right here in Shropshire - a must for all tennis fans.