More than 26,000 fans, including 4,500 local school children flocked to the Nottingham Tennis Centre for the WTA and ATP tournaments in June. The two Aegon Open Nottingham events have seen the return of world class tennis to the city and have also worked to highlight the opportunities to play tennis in and around the city for all communities.

Nottingham Post also recently reported that Nottingham is one of the top cities to play the game in the country! New research has placed Nottingham eighth above the likes of Leeds and Manchester when it comes to the number of tennis courts per amount of people living in the city. The research, based on the 2011 Census shows that Nottingham has a total of 173 courts – that’s one court for every 1,672 people living in the city. Click here to read the full story.

The Aegon Open Nottingham Tournament Director, Paul Hutchins said: “We are delighted that the tournament has been so well received. Fans of all ages, families and school children have joined us for this international sporting spectacle. In the week before Wimbledon, the world’s eyes are turned to tennis. This not only puts Nottingham as a destination for world class sport on the map, but also gives us a unique opportunity to highlight the ways for people to get on court and play tennis.”

If you’ve been inspired to pick up a racket and have a go or brush up on your technique, there are lots of opportunities to try tennis this summer.

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