East Glos Club Cheltenham is to host the British Seniors’ Closed Grass Court Championships (35-55 age groups).
180 competitors will take part in the event which runs from Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th August 2017.
The tournament usually takes place at Wimbledon however due to the construction work adding a roof to number one court East Glos has been chosen as an alternative venue. The club was chosen due its excellent facilities, the condition and quantity of grass courts and suitable wet weather back-up on site.
The event promises to deliver a very high standard of competitive tennis, including current and former international and county standard players. Former professional players in the 35 age groups include Barry Fulcher, Simon Dickson, Chris Lewis and Holly Mowling.
Barry Fulcher will be looking to extend his unbeaten record of 38 straight matches in UK Seniors’ Championships but faces tough competition from Simon Dickson and Chris Lewis, along with Tim Webster and Zane Cheeseman. Holly Mowling will be looking to avenge her defeat in the Seniors’ Clay Court Championships Final at the hands of Debbie-Louise Hale, who is playing in only her second Seniors’ event.
Gloucestershire players also feature in the entry lists, a notable number playing in the Men’s 50 Singles, where Ben Knapp, Brian Levine, Jimmy Haycraft and Neil Howitt feature in the entry lists. Also taking part is East Glos Coach Mark Willis, from the county of Avon.
Play starts at 11am each day except for Sunday 13th when the start time will be 12pm. Spectators are very welcome, entry is free and there are a cafe and bar on site. East Glos is in Old Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7DF.
The entry lists and tournament overview, showing all events, can be seen here.