AUDIO: Aegon Ilkley Trophy returns this weekend

AUDIO: Aegon Ilkley Trophy returns this weekend

Published at 2:45pm 10th June 2016. (Updated at 2:58pm 10th June 2016)

Final preparations have been taking place ahead of the start of this year's Aegon Ilkley Trophy.

The tournament, at Ilkley Tennis Club, returns for its second year after sell-out crowds twelve months ago.

The event features male and female professionals from around the world.

Players confirmed as attending include Australian Jordan Thompson, currently ranked 94 and Yen-Hsun Lu from Taipei (No. 95) in the men’s draw alongside world number 70 Denisa Allertova (Czech) and Michelle Larcher De Brito (Por, No. 154(P)).

New inflatable covers have been in use today, but organisers are confident the weather won't affect too much of the action over the next 9 days.

We caught up with Tournament Director Charlie Maunder:

Proposed schedule of play

 

Saturday 11 June,

  • Men’s 1st & 2nd round Qualifying

 Sunday 12 June      

  • Women’s 1st & 2nd round Qualifying
  • Men’s final round Qualifying

Monday 13 June     

  • Women’s Final round Qualifying
  • Men’s 1st round Main Draw Singles & Doubles

 Tuesday 14 June    

  • Men’s & Women’s 1st round Main Draw Singles & Doubles

 Wednesday 15 June

  • Men’s 2nd round Main Draw Singles & Doubles
  • Women’s 1st round Main Draw Singles & Doubles

 Thursday 16 June   

  • Men’s 2nd round Main Draw Singles & Semi Final Doubles
  • Women’s 2nd round Main Draw Singles & Doubles

 Friday 17 June       

  • Men’s Quarter Final Singles & FINAL Doubles
  • Women’s Quarter Finals Singles & Semi Finals Doubles

 Saturday 18 June    

  • Men’s Semi Finals Singles (Centre Court)
  • Women’s Semi Finals Singles (Show Court 1)
  • Women’s Doubles FINAL (Centre Court)

 Sunday 19 June      

  • Men’s Singles Final (11.00am)
  • Women’s Singles Final (2.00pm)

 

Order of play will be available daily here: https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/international-events/aegon-trophy-series/aegon-ilkley-trophy/