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Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Nottingham has clearly got the tennis bug as the city hosts the Aegon Open – with budding players of all ages getting the chance to play alongside Davis Cup winner Dan Evans and Australian star John Millman. The enjoyable session took place on refurbished courts at Basford’s Vernon Park on Saturday with players getting involved […]

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Edmund continues fine form to join Evans in Aegon Open Nottingham Second Round

Edmund continues fine form to join Evans in Aegon Open Nottingham Second Round

Britain’s Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans will be looking to reach the third round of the Aegon Open Nottingham on a jam-packed Tuesday, with all 17 singles matches and four doubles ties scheduled to go ahead at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. British No. 3 Edmund, who reached a career-high ranking of 68 after his quarter-final […]

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Evans and Edmund among five Brits in action on second day at Aegon Open Nottingham

Evans and Edmund among five Brits in action on second day at Aegon Open Nottingham

Dan Evans returns to court on an action-packed Monday at the Aegon Open Nottingham looking to be the first player through to the third round, while four other Brits get their campaigns under way in the East Midlands. British No. 4 Evans had to come from a set down and save three match points to […]

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Rising stars Evans and Fritz to take centre court on opening day of Aegon Open Nottingham

Rising stars Evans and Fritz to take centre court on opening day of Aegon Open Nottingham

Dan Evans and Taylor Fritz, two of the biggest movers to reach the top 100 on the ATP World Tour in the past 18 months, will take to Centre Court at the Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday as main draw action begins, while British hope Josh Milton has reached the final round of qualifying. USA […]

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Evans and Broady meet in all-British first round affair at Aegon Open Nottingham

Evans and Broady meet in all-British first round affair at Aegon Open Nottingham

British stars Dan Evans and Liam Broady will face each other competitively for the first time ever in the opening round of the Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday, while their compatriots Kyle Edmund and James Ward will be up against Lukas Rosol and Malek Jaziri respectively. Victory for Edmund, who was beaten by Andy Murray […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day for free in Nottingham’s parks and green spaces

Celebrate Father’s Day for free in Nottingham’s parks and green spaces

Nottingham families can take advantage of free ParkLives activities on offer in the city’s parks and green spaces this Father’s Day. ParkLives is encouraging families to spend quality time together outdoors, including taking a dip at the new open water swimming sessions, which are designed to suit all ages and abilities. On 19 June, little […]

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ParkLives launches brand new timetable in Nottingham in time for summer

ParkLives launches brand new timetable in Nottingham in time for summer

Nottingham’s summer ParkLives programme is now underway, with residents able to take advantage of free and fun sessions taking place across the city. The June and July programme includes 16 fun and informal activities, with everything from lakeside yoga and health walks, to bowls, family tennis and a ‘Couch to 5K’ running club. A number […]

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Ping! When you’re winning – Call for volunteers to grow table tennis in the city

Ping! When you’re winning – Call for volunteers to grow table tennis in the city

Ping!, the innovative ping pong festival will be back on the streets of Nottingham this summer with tables popping up across the city anywhere with sites including Clifton Playing Fields and Nottingham Station. While the emphasis is very much on playing, the project also wants to encourage a team of volunteers to help spread the […]

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Karolina Pliskova lands first grass-court title with Aegon Open Nottingham triumph

Karolina Pliskova lands first grass-court title with Aegon Open Nottingham triumph

World No. 17 Karolina Pliskova powered to the Aegon Open Nottingham title, producing a hard-hitting performance to overcome America’s Alison Riske 7-6 (8) 7-5 in Sunday’s final. The top seed saved six set points en route to taking the opener in a tie-break, before breaking Riske’s serve in the final game of the second to […]

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Karolina Pliskova and Alison Riske to battle for Aegon Open Nottingham title

Karolina Pliskova and Alison Riske to battle for Aegon Open Nottingham title

Top seed Karolina Pliskova will face America’s Alison Riske in Sunday’s Aegon Open Nottingham final after both blasted through two rounds of action on Saturday. Czech star Pliskova, 24, runner-up at last year’s Aegon Classic Birmingham, breezed through to another decider on grass after an impressive 6-2 6-2 victory over fourth seed Monica Puig. That […]

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