The first final of Bath’s big week of tennis takes place at the University of Bath Sports Training Villager later today (Friday).
The Polish pair of Marta Domachowska and Katarzyna Piter take on Timea Babos of Hungary and Anne Kremer of Luxembourg in the final of the women’s doubles at the AEGON ITF women’s $25,000 tournament.
Both pairs are unseeded for the tournament. The final is the scheduled to be the third match on court three today.
The men’s doubles semi-finals in the $42,500 AEGON ATP Challenger tournament also take place today (Friday), with British interest in the shape of number four seeds Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray. The men’s doubles final takes place tomorrow (Saturday).
The men’s singles and women’s singles quarter-finals also take place today, with the semis tomorrow and the finals on Sunday.
Admission to all of the matches at the University of Bath is free for spectators.
The University of Bath
The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities. Our Mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence. Our courses are innovative and interdisciplinary and we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.
We are ranked in the UK top 15 of universities in The Guardian, Times, Sunday Times and Independent national tables.
The University of Bath is a member of The 1994 Group representing 19 of the UK’s leading student-focused research-intensive universities. Established in1994 it promotes excellence in university research and teaching.
The University features world-leading sports facilities at the Sports Training Village which are fully open to members of the public, as well as University of Bath students and staff. Its facilities are also used by individual athletes and teams training for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The TeamBath MCTA Tennis Academy is one of the LTA’s four International High Performance Centre’s and is based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. It offers a complete range of tennis from mini tennis for kids,
recreational tennis through to performance tennis.
• AEGON is Lead Partner of British Tennis, and supports the game at all levels from grassroots programmes such as AEGON Schools Tennis and AEGON Parks Tennis, through to supporting British talent in the AEGON FutureStars programme and Team AEGON. It is also title sponsor for the British Tennis Series, of grass court tournaments, including the AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club. For further information visit www.aegon.co.uk/tennis <http://www.aegon.co.uk/tennis <http://www.aegon.co.uk/tennis> >
• The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is working to improve competitive opportunities for players of all levels and ages, including those aged 16-years-old and over, for example through the club v club AEGON Team Tennis competition, and events such as the AEGON GB Pro Series
• Increasing the number of junior players competing regularly, that is those players who compete six or more times a year, is also a key priority for the LTA. This has increased from 8,000 to more than 40,000 over the past four years, an increase of 450%.