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2004 May 12 - Liverpool International: Free tickets!

Press Release - Issued on: 12/05/04

Kids Net Tennis Action For Free In Liverpool

  • Youngsters book to see Liverpool International for free
  • 6,000 schoolchildren to watch the June 9-13 event
  • 50 Merseyside schools to see top stars in action

Thousands of schoolchildren from across Merseyside are being given the chance to see top tennis stars in action in Liverpool - for free!

Six thousand tickets are available from sponsors Northern Vision Ltd for youngsters to watch the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament at Calderstones Park in June.

So far, more than 50 schools have signed up to see action served up by top names Richard Krajicek, Vince Spadea, Irakli Labadze and Robert Kendrick, as well as legends such as Ilie Nastase, Guillermo Vilas and Mansour Bahrami.

The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament - the only event outside of Wimbledon to showcase ATP players and legends in the same week - takes place on June 9th - 13th.

The LTA Lancashire has worked together with Northern Vision to create a tennis programme for the children to take part in.

Tournament director, Anders Borg, said: "We are doing this to promote the game amongst youngsters on Merseyside, to make sure they have the chance to see what a great day out tennis is."

Liverpool City Council's Sports Development Manager, Richard Johnson, said: "This is a great opportunity for our youngsters to see some of the biggest names in the sport.

"It is important to engage as many people as possible in such a high profile event and this will really help us to promote tennis with the next generation of fans."

There are still tickets available for schools. For ticket information, visit or call Northern Vision Ltd on 0151 233 6392.

For more information, please contact Stuart Arrowsmith at Liverpool City Council's newscentre on 0151 225 2464 or 07715 000 447.

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