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City pledges to become fastest growing city for disability sport

City pledges to become fastest growing city for disability sport

Nottingham is one of three UK cities selected to host National Paralympic Day (NPD) on Saturday 25 July 2015,10am – 5pm. The ‘pop up’ event taking place on Smithy Row aims to engage with disability groups, individuals and partners whilst raising awareness and profile of Paralympic sports and elite athletes ahead of RIO 2016. It […]

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Britain’s top archery talent to be showcased at National Series Finals

Britain’s top archery talent to be showcased at National Series Finals

Britain’s best archery talent will be showcased at the National Series Finals in Nottingham on 29 and 30 August and families are invited to enjoy the spectacle at Wollaton Hall. The two day event, which is free to attend and open to all, will see the stunning Wollaton Park transformed into a head-to-head archery competition […]

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Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

The UK’s largest community tennis centre is looking to get more Nottingham people onto court this summer with an exclusive free tennis offer. A successful summer of tennis rounded off by a dramatic victory for Great Britain at Sunday’s Davis Cup has seen heightened interest in the sport in Nottingham and beyond. Mike Wisner, Chief […]

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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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