Travel & parking
Getting to the Rothesay Open Nottingham
The Rothesay Open Nottingham is based at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, just outside of Nottingham city centre with great public transport links and a public car park available adjacent to the venue. See below on further details on how to get to the venue.
Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2QH
Nottingham Train Station is well-connected via the East Midlands Train Line Service, which operates a high speed train service to and from London St Pancras, taking around 1 hour 45 minutes. A regional service operates from Worksop, Mansfield, Lincoln and Derby, while the Liverpool to Norwich service calls at Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Grantham and Peterborough.
The train station does offer step free access with staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist. For more information on accessibility and mobility access, please visit the East Midlands website.
From Nottingham Train Station, the easiest way to reach the tennis centre is to take the Toton Lane tram which departs from on top of Karlsruhe Friendship bridge, which sits above Nottingham Train Station itself. See below for more information or visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website.
Nottingham Tennis Centre is served by Nottingham’s tram network (NET). Spectators travelling by tram should disembark at the University of Nottingham tram stop which is situated on University Boulevard (A6005). It is a three-minute walk from the tram stop to the entrance of the tennis centre (approximately 300m) with all pavements providing dropped kerbs. Please note the route does cross a main road. Trams run approximately every seven minutes across the city with direct links to Nottingham Train Station.
NETs £2 event ticket is available from all Tram Stop ticket machines under “Other tickets”. When asked by a Travel Officer, this must be shown in conjunction with your Nottingham Open ticket. Failure to do so could result in a penalty fare. Should you have any issues at the ticket machine, a help point can be located on the side of the machine that will take you directly to the Customer Services.
The closest tram park and ride site is at Toton Lane with 1400 free parking spaces, there are a further six sites and 3500 spaces across the network, which are easily accessible from junctions 24, 25, 26 and 27 of the M1.
Please buy your tram ticket from the ticket machines located at each stop before boarding the tram. For more information visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website.
Parking's very limited onsite so if you plan on driving we strongly recommend buying a parking pass in advance. We can't guarantee there'll be space on arrival and your vehicle may be turned away.
Those travelling by car will be able to park in the Public Car Park in Highfields Park immediately on University Boulevard (A6005) and will further information on how to book a car parking pass will be provided in due course.
Vehicles entering the Public Car Park during Qualifying weekend (4 and 5 June) or after 4pm during the tournament may park free of charge.
Driving from the town centre along University Boulevard please follow the AA signs and take a left directly into the car park. Driving towards the town centre along University Boulevard turn right at the traffic lights into the car park.
Park & Ride facilities using the tram are available from Toton Lane just off the A52 (for those driving from the South) and at Hucknall off Jct.27 of the M1 (for those driving from the North). For more information, visit the Nottingham Express Transit website.
A number of accessible car parking and blue badge spaces are available at the front of the Tennis Centre Car Park at the Nottingham Tennis Centre with easy access to the main entrance to the tournament. Spaces for the Rothesay Open Parking can be booked online alongside your tickets.
You can purchase car parking tickets on the day, but this is subject to availability, therefore we advise that you book in advance
There'll be provisions on site to secure bicycles, these will be situated in the Highfields Public car park near to the Box Office. All bicycles are left at the owner’s risk. No bicycles will be allowed into the grounds and bicycles are not permitted to remain in the car park overnight.
Gates open daily at 10am; please check your route in advance to ensure that you leave enough time to travel on the day and note that security checks, which may include body and bag searches, will be in operation at the tournament entrance. These may slow down entry to the grounds.