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Thread: 2018: 2 new UK Challenger Tounaments ibeing mooted.

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    2018: 2 new UK Challenger Tounaments ibeing mooted.

    Now this sounds very interesting -

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...ournament.html

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    Re: Newspaper and internet reports

    Quote Originally Posted by goldfish View Post
    Oh yes please Andy. If it was in the 1st week of the French I could squeeze in a trip to Loughborough before I go on holiday

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    Sounds great. Wonder how many spectators it holds. When you see things like this it makes you realise how much we are all missing Andy!

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    Think we will be lucky if a challenger is televised, however regardless would be great if the event goes ahead.

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    The challengers never seem to be shown on the TV.

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    Perhaps an exception this time?

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Stell View Post
    The challengers never seem to be shown on the TV.
    Normally on ATP livestream though and often on bet365

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverdee View Post
    Perhaps an exception this time?
    Well I guess if Andy is playing they will be able to sell the rights

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    https://www.lta.org.uk/news/general-...to-uk-calendar

    Two new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour events at Glasgow and Loughborough are set to join the UK calendar for 2018, the Lawn Tennis Association has announced.

    The tournaments will provide high-level competition on British soil ahead of the highly-anticipated grass court season, including The Queen’s Club Championships, Eastbourne International, and Wimbledon.

    The first of these ATP Challenger events will be held in Glasgow from April 28-May 6 at the Scotstoun Tennis Centre, while the second will take place at the Dan Maskell Centre at Loughborough University from May 19-27.

    Both tournaments will be staged on indoor hard courts, featuring a 32 singles main draw and 32 qualifying draws with 16 doubles teams. These events will provide valuable ATP ranking points and quality playing opportunities for British players.

    Leon Smith, LTA Head of Men’s Tennis and Davis Cup Captain, said: “It’s great news that we’re creating more playing opportunities for British players in the UK.

    “These Challenger events are invaluable in providing high-quality match experience as well as the opportunity to build up important ATP ranking points. Hopefully we can see some high-level performances from our Brits at these events.”

    Oliver Scadgell, LTA Director of Major Events and Competitions said: “We are delighted to add to new playing opportunities at home for GB players, bringing high-level men’s tennis to Glasgow and Loughborough.

    “These two new events enhance our domestic calendar of International Tournaments in 2018, which consists of 12 ITF Pro-Circuit tournaments (six men’s and six women’s) ranging in prize money from $15,000 to $25,000, in addition to the grass court Trophy Series which sees three events for men at Surbiton, Nottingham and Ilkley and four for women at Surbiton, Manchester, Ilkley and Southsea.”

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    Re: Potential new challenger tounament in UK

    I've sent an email to the BBC and asked them if they're interested in showing the Loughborough one.

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