THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Aegon Open Nottingham
From 06/12 to 06/18
Prize Money: $ 226,750
Surface: Grass Outdoor
Tournament location: NOTTINGHAM TENNIS CENTRE – University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2QH, Regno Unito
How to get: Nearest airport is the East Midlands Airport and Skylink Nottingham provides a transportation service to and from the airport to Nottingham City Centre. From the train station the easiest way to reach the tennis centre is to use the Toton Lane tram. See below for further information.
Past champions: 2016 Karolina Pliskova – 2015 Ana Konjuh
Entry list: Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Lauren Davis (Usa) – Lucie Safarova (Cze) – Alison Riske (Usa) – Christina Mchale (Usa) – Naomi Osaka (Jpn) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Shelby Rogers (Usa)
THE TOWN: Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, located 206 north of London, in the East Midlands. It has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco industries. On 11 December 2015, Nottingham was named a “City of Literature” by UNESCO.
For Lonely Planet: “Forever associated with men in tights and a sheriff with anger-management issues – aka the Robin Hood legend – Nottingham is a dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations, atmospheric historical sights, and a buzzing music and club scene thanks to its spirited student population.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Wollaton Hall and Park
- Nottingham Castle
- Robin Hood Statue
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Jurys Inn Nottingham. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located 5 minutes’ walk from Rail Station it offers spacious room with flat screen and air conditioning. On site fitness room and restaurant. Prices from 67,5£ with free Wifi included for a 42 mq2 standard double.
- De Vere Orchard Hotel. Rated 8.8 on Booking, this contemporary 4-star hotel features accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Opened in 2012, De Vere Orchard Hotel has a Brasserie-style restaurant and bar. It is located less than a kilometer from Wollaton Hall. A double room costs 107£ per night with free parking and access to fitness center.
- The Lodge at Ruddington. Located 4.3 km from Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, The exceptional **** Lodge at Ruddington features free WiFi access and free private parking. You will find a free shuttle service at the property. The rate on Booking is an incredible 9.6!!! The price for a deluxe suite is just 160£ per night with excellent breakfast included.
Enjoy this exciting Tennis Trip in Nottinghamshire!