07 Jun 2017

Manchester event to be streamed live

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By Nick Fishpool

$100,000 Manchester - wc 12 June 2017

Professional women's tennis returns to the city of Manchester in England's northwest next week for only the third time and a first visit since 2013.

Fans looking to follow the action but are unable to attend in person will be delighted to hear that main draw matches on both Centre Court and Court 1 will be live streamed direct from the Northern LTC in West Didsbury.

"For the past two years, as an ATP Challenger event, the live streaming has proved very popular, with tennis enthusiasts and the friends and family of players" said Tournament Director Richard Joyner. "We were very keen to extend this to our 2017 women’s $100k event as it really helps bring alive the action each day."

The staging of this $100,000 Aegon Manchester Trophy tournament makes it the largest ever prize money ITF Pro Circuit tournament to be staged in the northwest of England, at a venue which has seen world greats of the past including Billie Jean King, Maureen Connolly, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, and Stefan Edberg grace it’s famous grass courts.

Together with tournaments in Surbiton, Ilkley and Southsea, this Manchester tournament forms the Aegon Trophy Series.

The LTA have announced that it will be donating its share of the ticket sales income to the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund' which was set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross after the terrorist attack in the city on Monday 22 May.

Through Flight Scope, the matches will be live streamed here.