Aegon GB Pro-Series final at Shrewsbury Club today
Shrewsbury Town may have no game today, but the club’s fans still have the chance to watch some top sporting action close to home.
The Shrewsbury Club’s indoor courts has been hosting the $25,000 Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s tennis tournament all week.
The final of the prestigious international event, held in association with local company Morris & Co Homes, will take place this afternoon, from 1.30pm, with a big crowd expected.
Admission will be FREE for spectators to enjoy the action from court-side stands.
The final will be between top seed Lesley Kerkhove, from the Netherlands, who is currently ranked 156 in the world, and German player Anna-Lena Friedsam, who was ranked as high as 45 in the world in August 2016, and only recently resumed competitive action after more than a year out through injury.
The Shrewsbury Club, on Sundorne Road, is a popular venue on the international tennis circuit.
Many current world stars, including Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Roberta Vinci and Sabine Lisicki, together with leading British aces, headed by Johanna Konta and Heather Watson and Dan Evans, have entertained Shrewsbury crowds in past tournaments.
Dave Courteen, the managing director of The Shrewsbury Club, said: “Hopefully some Shrewsbury Town fans looking for something to do after the postponement of the match against Charlton Athletic will come along to enjoy some top international tennis action at The Shrewsbury Club.
“Anyone who hasn’t been to one of the events before will, I’m sure, be very impressed with the quality of the tennis and finals day is always a terrific occasion enjoyed by big crowds.
“Admission is free while food and drink will be available.
“We’re very proud of the Pro-Series tennis tournaments we stage twice a year, with the quality of play this week outstanding.
"We are also delighted with our recent £1.4 million refurbishment programme, which means we can now offer even better facilities at The Shrewsbury Club."
Richard Joyner, the tournament director for the LTA, added: "This truly is one of the stand-out venues on the British ITF Pro Circuit, with fantastic support from the club and local community.”