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Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out the Aegon Open Nottingham, which will see World No. 7 David Ferrer and third seed Feliciano Lopez finish preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon, at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Also entered into the ATP 250 event in the East Midlands is World No. 13 Gilles Simon and Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, […]

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New strategies aim to get more people more active more often

New strategies aim to get more people more active more often

Nottingham City Council has today formally adopted two new strategies for the city: a new Playing Pitch Strategy, and a Sports & Physical Activity Strategy.  Both strategies have been developed by the Council’s Sport & Leisure service in partnership with Sport England, the National Governing Bodies of Sport and Sport Nottinghamshire, and aim to get […]

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New tournament is a smash with tennis fans

New tournament is a smash with tennis fans

The inaugural Aegon Open Nottingham WTA event has attracted more than 10,000 people through the gates of the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Among the crowds of tennis fans there were also nearly 2,000 youngsters from across Nottinghamshire, who hit the courts for the Highlands Springs Mini Tennis Festival. Additionally, a ball crew made up of 50 […]

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Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that it has secured significant financial backing from Sport England for a series of participation events around this summer’s Aegon Open Nottingham tennis tournament. The £199,300 Sport England Major Events Engagement Fund grant was announced during the Aegon Open Nottingham and will link the tournament with projects that will make […]

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British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed today that British pair Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne have been awarded wildcards to enter the main draw for the Aegon Open Nottingham. Konta, the British No.2, and rising star Dunne will play on the grass courts of the Nottingham Tennis Centre as part of their preparations for […]

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Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

The athletics track at Harvey Hadden stadium has achieved a category A classification for the first time following certification by UK Athletics. The highest grade has been achieved thanks to the additional eighth lane and infield improvements like relocation of long and triple jump pits, upgraded pole vault facility, shot putt and discus area. The […]

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Arts Funding secured for Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies programme

Cerebral Palsy Sport, the local organising committee for the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games, has secured £79,000 in funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the arts programme for the development and delivery of a ceremonies programme for the Games being held in August 2015. CP Sport, in partnership with City Arts, […]

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Ace volunteer effort for International Tennis

Ace volunteer effort for International Tennis

Over 110 volunteers will be the face of the Aegon Open Nottingham 2015, investing their spare time to make the event a smash. They will learn about the roles they will be undertaking at a training event this weekend – ahead of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), an annual campaign which celebrates the fantastic contribution that […]

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