Aegon Open Nottingham Event Guide | Tennis in Britain

2017 Event Guide

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Accessibility

Wheelchair spaces

  • There are 11 wheelchair spaces available on Centre Court and all have a carer’s seat adjacent. Wheelchair users will be charged the full price for their ticket (Category 2) and their carer will be free of charge. These wheelchair spaces must be booked over the phone rather than online or in person at the box office on-site.
  • Please see Parking for disabled parking tickets.

Assistance dogs

  • No dogs are allowed in the Venue, except for registered assistance dogs. Registered assistance dogs are permitted into the Venue and in the disabled areas on Centre Court, they are not permitted in other areas of the grandstand seating. Individuals wishing to access Centre Court with their registered assistance dog must buy a ticket for the disabled area.
Babies and children

For the purposes of a child’s ticket:

  • A child is anyone not older than 16 years of age on the date they attend the tournament. 
  • And not younger than 4 years of age on the day they attend the tournament.

For the purposes of entry into Centre Court:

  • Children aged 4 on the date they attend the tournament are allowed onto Centre Court
  • Children aged 3 and under are welcome to enter the grounds free of charge but cannot access Centre Court.

Adults are those aged 17 and older

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bikes

There will be provisions on-site to secure bikes, these will be situated in the Highfields Public car park near one of the main entrances to the site. All bicycles are left at the owner's’ risk. No bicycles will be allowed into the grounds. Bicycles are not permitted to remain in the carpark overnight.

Balls

The balls used at the Aegon Open Nottingham are the Slazenger Wimbledon ball. As you can tell by the name; these are the same balls which are in use at The Championships, Wimbledon.

Used balls will be on sale to spectators.

Cash machines

There are no cash machines available at the tournament venue.  

Purchases in the Food Court & Bar, and in the Retail Village can be made by both card and cash.

Catering

There will be a variety of hot and cold food and beverage options available on-site. Choices include tea, coffee and hot drinks, a Pimm’s bar, sandwiches, salads, ice creams and sweet and savoury snacks.

Conditions of entry

Please refer to the full ticket terms and conditions for complete conditions of entry.

Spectators are prohibited from bringing in the following:

  • Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon, including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives, large corkscrews), glass bottles, pyrotechnics and 'personal protection' sprays.
  • Bags larger than 16’’ x 12’’ x 12’’ (40cm x 30cm x 30cm).
  • Large flags (max. 2’x2’/60cm x 60cm) banners, rattles, klaxons, oversized hats or any items causing an obstruction or nuisance.
  • All promotional, commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols, marketing materials and leaflets (unless expressly authorised by the LTA).
  • Spectators are advised that the use of laptops, professional video equipment is not permitted on site. Photographic equipment with lenses of more than 300mm, when extended, is not permitted on site.

Please note, there is no left luggage facility on site.

Courtside etiquette
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during play.
  • Please don’t leave your seat unless during a change-over.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off in the vicinity of the courts.
  • Please be respectful of those around you by ensuring that you do not obstruct their view or cause any unnecessary inconvenience.
  • Flash photography is strictly forbidden in the stands and around the courts.
  • Photographic equipment with lenses of more than 300mm, when extended, is not permitted on site.
Draw sizes

WTA International

Singles draw: 32 players

Doubles draw: 16 pairs

Qualifying draw: 24 players

There is no qualifying for doubles.  

ATP Challenger

Singles draw: 32 players

Doubles draw: 16 pairs.

Qualifying draw: 32 players

There is no qualifying for doubles.  

Dress code

There is no dress code at the tournament, we remind spectators to take protection against the weather, whether rain or shine! Hospitality guests will find information about the dress code in their welcome packs.

First Aid

There are a number of qualified First Aiders at the tournament every day. The First Aiders are located to the south of the outside match courts.

Getting here & travel advice

Please visit the Getting Here webpage for travel advice to the Aegon Open Nottingham which is held at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Lost Property

Please visit the Volunteers Office for any lost property. 

After the Aegon Open Nottingham, all lost property will be kept at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Parking

Car Park Tickets

Public Car Parking is located in the Highfields Car Park immediately adjacent to the tournament site.

Prices are for all motorised vehicles which includes motorbikes and coaches:

  • Daily: £5
  • Weekly £20

These prices include all booking and fulfillment fees and tickets can be pre-booked online, over the phone or purchased on the day with cash, subject to availability.

Vehicles entering the Car Park during Qualifying weekend (10th & 11th June) or after 4pm during the tournament may park free of charge.

Car Park Terms and Conditions

Parking is at the individual’s own risk and LTA Operations Limited, Nottingham City Council, the ATP, the WTA and other occupiers and their respective servants, agents and group companies accept no responsibility in respect of loss or damage to vehicles, the contents, or injury to the occupants or persons visiting the event, however such loss, damage or injury may be caused or sustained.  All vehicles must hold valid third-party insurance for the vehicle that will be parked in the car park.  

Customers can pre-book car parking online or by telephone on 0844 581 4994. Customers can select to receive an e-car park pass or hard copy car park pass which will be sent in the post with their ticket. All car park passes must be displayed on the car dashboard on entry into the car park and at all times during the day.

We encourage pre-booking the car park spaces as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.

Disabled Car Parking

Disabled Car Parking spaces are available in Highfields Car Park with easy access to the main entrance to the tournament. Spaces for disabled parking must be booked in advance by sending an email to AegonOpenNottingham@LTA.org.uk detailing the car make, model, colour and registration, as well as your name, email address and telephone number. 

There is no charge for these spaces. 

Players

The player entry list for the Aegon Open Nottingham will be announced in due course.

Programmes

Programmes can be purchased at the event for £5.

Qualifying

The Qualifying takes place over the following days:

WTA: June 10 - 11, 2017

ATP: June 10-12, 2017

Entry into the grounds on June 10 and 11 is £5 for adults and free for children and car parking is free

Schedule of play

Gates open each day at 10am with play provisionally scheduled to start not before 11am on any day.

Date

Play starts

Provisional match schedule

Provisional Courts in use

Saturday 10 June

11am

WTA & ATP Qualifying

Grounds

Sunday 11 June

11am

WTA & ATP Qualifying

Grounds

Monday 12 June

11am

WTA Main draw singles & doubles

ATP Qualifying and Main draw

Centre Court, Grounds

Tuesday 13 June

11am

WTA & ATP Main draw singles & doubles

Centre Court, Grounds

Wednesday 14 June

11am

WTA & ATP Main draw singles and doubles

Centre Court, Grounds

Thursday 15 June

11am

WTA & ATP Main draw singles and doubles (ATP doubles quarter-finals)

Centre Court, Grounds

Friday 16 June

11am

WTA Quarter-finals – singles & doubles

ATP Quarter-finals – singles; Semi-finals doubles

Centre Court*, Grounds

Saturday 17 June

11am

WTA & ATP Semi-finals – singles

WTA Semi-finals & ATP Final - doubles

Centre Court, Grounds

Sunday 18 June

11am

WTA & ATP singles Final

WTA doubles Final

Centre Court

Spectators are politely reminded that tickets are issued to view such matches as may be played on the designated day, and that the order and times of play are subject to change at the discretion of the Tournament team.

*Due to the event’s broadcasting rights, please be aware all four Women’s singles quarter-finals are scheduled on Centre Court for this day.

Security

Our security plans are regularly reviewed, and a number of additions and improvements have been made to accommodate changes to the Event and a combined format in 2017. Extra resources and measures have been employed.

In light of recent events, we will again be reviewing our security measures in conjunction with the relevant authorities to ensure that they remain at an appropriate level. 

During the tournament, we would ask everyone arriving to the Nottingham Tennis Centre to allow enough time for security checks, and to check our official social media channels and website for any further updates and information. 

Site Map

Download the Aegon Open Nottingham site map to help get around the tournament.