How to watch the summer of British tennis

05/06/2021

| Viking International Eastbourne

The LTA has today announced how British tennis fans can follow all the action from this summer’s grass court tournaments on television and digital channels. In an exceptional year which has meant that the LTA’s major events are having to be played with reduced capacity crowds in order to comply with Government guidelines, the national governing body is announcing a comprehensive package of broadcast coverage, which will allow fans to watch top-class tennis from wherever they are.

As part of the LTA’s commitment to open tennis up and give the sport the widest possible visibility partnerships have been agreed with a wide range of broadcasters and digital platforms. British audiences will be able to follow tournaments on Amazon Prime Video, the BBC, as well as LTA digital and social channels, including once again the LTA’s Tik Tok channel. This package will also mean that all of this summer’s grass court events will be available free-to-air.

Fans will be able to follow both the Viking Open at Nottingham, and the Viking Classic at Birmingham on the BBC’s Red Button and the LTA’s own channels. Centre court action from the ATP Challenger event at Nottingham will also be shown live via LTA’s own channels.

The cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club and the Viking International at Eastbourne will be available on both the BBC and Prime Video. The BBC and Prime Video will also carry coverage of the ITF2 Wheelchair Event at The Queen’s Club. 

Confirmed entries already for this summer’s grass court events include three time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray, world number four Aryna Sabllenka, and British number ones Dan Evans and Jo Konta.

Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: “Our goal is to make tennis a sport for anyone to enjoy and play, and a key part of this is ensuring the public can watch our major events wherever they are in the country. It’s important that we ensure maximum visibility for the sport and so we are pleased to have agreed partnerships with a wide range of broadcasters to appeal to both established and new tennis fans. We hope this will inspire more people to pick up rackets and get out on court themselves as we look to build on the increase in participation we saw in 2020.”

Richard Daish, LTA Marketing and Commercial Director said: “We’re very happy to have agreed arrangements with broadcasters and new media channels that provide sports fans across the UK with a strong range of options to enjoy the return of LTA’s tennis events this summer.  We wanted to achieve a complementary package that would continue to open the sport up to younger, larger and new audiences, and this is what we have done. This is an important step in our path to open tennis up and to maximise visibility for our commercial partners.”

How you can follow the LTA’s major events this summer:

Viking Open – Nottingham WTA 250

5-13 June

BBC and LTA channels

Nottingham ATP Challenger

5-13 June

LTA Channels

Viking Classic – Birmingham WTA 250

12-20 June

BBC and LTA channels

cinch Championships – The Queen’s Club ATP 500

14-20 June

Prime Video and BBC

ITF2 Wheelchair – The Queen’s Club

14-20 June

Prime Video and BBC

Viking International – Eastbourne WTA 500 and ATP 250

19-26 June

Prime Video and BBC

 

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