2 May 2018
Player entry list announced for inaugural Loughborough trophy event
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) today announced the player entry list for Loughborough’s new ATP Challenger Tour event, featuring former top 50 players Lukas Lacko and British stars Alexander Ward, Lloyd Glasspool and Jonathan Gray.
They join a host of rising international players, all bidding to gain invaluable ATP ranking points and lift the inaugural Loughborough Trophy title. Qualifying and main draw wild cards will be announced closer to the start of the tournament.
Limited tickets for the Loughborough Trophy, which will be staged at Loughborough University from 19 – 27 May, can be purchased online* or at the box office on the day itself. Tickets for the qualifying weekend (19 – 20 May) are free and main draw action (which starts Monday 21) are available from £10 per ticket.
The Loughborough Trophy is the second of two new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour events, with the Glasgow Trophy currently in full swing at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 28 April – 6 May. Both tournaments are set to provide quality competition on British soil ahead of the highly anticipated grass court season, whilst creating more opportunities for spectators across the country to watch world-class tennis.
The events, played on indoor hard courts, feature a 32 singles qualifying draw followed by a 32 singles main draw, as well as a 16 pair doubles draw.
Richard Joyner, Tournament Director said: “It’s fantastic to welcome a strong field of players to the new Loughborough Trophy. With the British grass-court season just around the corner, it provides the perfect opportunity for our British players to gain significant match experience and perform in front of a home crowd.
“With further names to be announced as wild cards ahead of the event, we do hope fans can follow and enjoy the action courtside!”
Loughborough University’s Director of Tennis, Helen Reesby, added: “With less than three weeks to go until the inaugural Loughborough Trophy, it is exciting to see a strong draw taking shape. Ticket sales are encouraging and once the wildcards have been named we are looking forward to opening the doors for what promises to be an excellent week of tennis.”
For more information about the Loughborough Trophy, go to www.lta.org.uk/loughboroughrophyinfo.