The LTA and Jamie Murray are teaming up once more to supply British Elite males’s and girls’s tennis gamers some enhanced pre-season match-play alternatives within the type of a one-off league – The Battle of the Brits Premier League Tennis occasion, staged on the LTA’s Nationwide Tennis Centre in Roehampton from 20th December.
That is the third occasion staged by Jamie and staged on the NTC this 12 months. The domestic-only match-play league is designed to assist British gamers put together for the 2021 season with the possibility to show their follow matches into aggressive alternatives which followers will be capable of watch through stay streaming.
The four-day occasion held from Sunday 20 – Wednesday 23rd will function 16 gamers (each women and men) taking part in in a 30-match league format, that may see every participant play no less than as soon as throughout the 4 days.
Gamers already signed up embody Dan Evans, Heather Watson, Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie and James Ward in addition to LTA Pro Scholarship Programme gamers Emma Raducanu, Harriet Dart, Jay Clarke and Jodie Burrage. The match scoring system will probably be Match Tiebreaks for deciding units and the factors system used to declare the boys’s and girls’s leaders on the conclusion of the occasion will probably be three factors for a win over any participant rating contained in the world’s High 250, two factors for a win ranked between 251-600 and one level for successful a set whereas dropping a match.
The matches will probably be on the identical court docket floor as at Melbourne and utilizing the identical balls to try to replicate situations in Australia as carefully as we will
The occasion will probably be streamed on LTA’s personal social media channels (and YouTube) to permit tennis followers far and huge the possibility to benefit from the matches.
Jamie Murray mentioned: “All of the gamers have been eager to get the possibility to check themselves earlier than the season begins. It’s been such an uncommon 12 months, with so many disruptions that any aggressive tennis individuals can get is welcome. Even in pre-season no person likes to lose to their pals, so we’re anticipating some tight matches.”
LTA CEO Scott Lloyd mentioned: “We need to do all we will to assist British gamers put together for the season forward. While we watch for the calendar to be finalised we’ve acquired the chance to let gamers play competitively on the NTC. Regardless of being indoors, the matches will probably be on the identical court docket floor as at Melbourne and utilizing the identical balls to try to replicate situations in Australia as carefully as we will. Hopefully the gamers will profit from the chance to get some aggressive matches beneath their belt.”