Aegon Manchester Trophy Event Guide | Tennis in Britain
Aleksandra Krunic of Russia during her womens final match

2017 Event Guide

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Accessibility

Wheelchair Spaces

  • There are a number of wheelchair spaces available on Centre Court which provide space for one wheelchair user accompanied by a carer. Please note that the carer/companion ticket is complimentary.

Accessible Toilets

  • There are accessible toilets in the grounds.

Assistance Dogs

  • No dogs are permitted entry into the Tournament grounds, except for registered guide dogs. Unfortunately, whilst they are allowed into the grounds they are not permitted in the centre court.

Activation Zone

The Activation Zone will host daily opportunities for all ages and abilities to come and try tennis with balls and rackets provided. Expert tuition and advice will be on hand to help you to develop whilst also offering guidance on how to get involved in tennis locally. Further information will be available nearer the event.

Babies and children

Babes in arms and children aged under five are permitted in the grounds. Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Balls

Used balls will be on sale onsite throughout the week.

Bikes

A limited number of bike spaces are available onsite. Please ensure you bring appropriate security locking devices.

Cash machines

The nearest cash machine is opposite the club.

Catering

Light refreshments will be available on site through the public catering marquee.

Conditions of entry

Food can be brought into the grounds, along with non-alcoholic drinks in non-glass containers.

Due to licensing laws, no alcohol may be brought onto site and any that is will be confiscated and handed to security staff for disposal before entry can be granted.

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.

Read the full ticket terms and conditions and raincheck scheme for the Aegon Manchester Trophy

Courtside etiquette

Please keep noise and movement to a minimum during play. 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

Draw sizes

The Tournament operates a women’s 32 player singles qualifying draw followed by a 32 player singles main draw. There is a women’s 16 doubles draw.

Dress code

There is no dress code at the Tournament.

First Aid

There will be first aid and medical provision for Spectators. The First Aid room will be signposted in the grounds.

Getting here & travel advice

By Tram

  • The Northern Lawn Tennis Club has a Manchester Metro Link stop (West Didsbury) next door to the club, with easy access from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Airport, and the Park & Ride two stops away at East Didsbury.
  • Ticket holders can use the Metro FREE of charge with a valid ticket for the tennis.
  • For information on the Manchester Metrolink network visit the Metrolink website. 
  • For Park & Ride details for all Metrolink stations visit the Metrolink Park and Ride page.

By Bus

  • Local bus routes are 43,143, and X41.

By Train

  • Manchester central stations (Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria), then Metrolink

By Car

  • There is no parking available on site at The Northern Lawn Tennis Club.

By Air

  • Manchester Airport is approximately 6 miles from the club, with easy access on Metrolink

Parking

There will only be on-site parking for blue badge holders, so we strongly advise guests to use public transport.

Players

Information on the 2017 Player field will be constantly updated on our website. Please check in the lead up to the tournament.

Programmes

Available for sale on site.

Qualifying

There is free entry for the Qualifying event.

Schedule of play

Proposed Schedule of Play (subject to change particularly in the event of bad weather):

Please note: gates open at 10am daily.

Date

Play starts

Provisional match schedule

Provisional courts in use

Sunday 11 June

11am

Qualifying

Centre, No.1, Grounds

Monday 12 June

11am

Qualifying

Centre, No.1, Grounds

Tuesday 13 June

11am

Main draw singles & doubles

Centre, No.1, Grounds

Wednesday 14 June

11am

Main draw singles & doubles

Centre, No.1, Grounds

Thursday 15 June

11am

Main draw singles & quarter-final doubles

Centre, No.1, Grounds

Friday 16 June

11am

Quarter-finals singles & semi-final doubles

Centre, No.1

Saturday 17 June

11am

Semi-finals singles

Centre Court

Sunday 18 June

11am

Singles & doubles final

Centre Court

The Order and Times of Play are subject to change at the discretion of the Tournament Organisers.

 

Security

Our security plans are regularly reviewed, and a number of additions and improvements have been made for our 2017 Event. Extra security personnel, 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 venue to allow enough time for security checks, and to check our official social media channels and website for any further updates and information. 

Start and finish times

The grounds open at 10am daily. Play start times may be variable but will not be earlier than 11am. The times are dependent on the weather and other conditions and are subject to change at the Tournament’s discretion.

If there have been no breaks in play then it is likely that play will finish approximately 6:30pm in the evening. If the weather has been poor then play may continue as long as the light is good, which can be as late as 9pm