Tennis and running festivals continue busy month of sport at University of Bath

18 July 2016

The academic year may be over but there is no let-up in the sporting action at the University of Bath, with the Sports Training Village playing host to thousands of athletes of all ages during a busy July.

This week’s big event is the 19th Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival, taking place on the indoor and outdoor courts every day until Saturday, July 23.

Hundreds of tennis players from around the country are competing across the 22 different categories, ranging from 10U boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles through to open men’s and women’s singles.

Sunday, July 24 will see the STV act as the start and finish point for the 2016 Bath Running Festival. Staged by Relish Running Races, the event will feature a marathon and half-marathon, as well as 10km and 5km races.

The route for the 2016 Bath Running Festival, starting and finishing at the University of Bath
The route for the 2016 Bath Running Festival, starting and finishing at the University of Bath

It starts at 10am and entries are available on the day. Visit for more information.

Earlier this month, the annual Wesport School Games saw more than 1,300 school pupils from Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucester visit the STV to compete in a host of different sports including track and field, cricket, netball, rugby, tennis and a first-ever modern pentathlon competition.

The outdoor athletics track was also put to good use as the STV hosted sports days for Ralph Allen School and Oasis Academy while, at the other end of the age scale, the in-field was used for an alumni football match to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of coaching legend Ivor Powell.

Plymouth Argyle, Barnsley FC and Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle have been pre-season training at the STV, which will also host an Edinburgh RFC training camp later this month.

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