The Liverpool International Tennis tournament will go ahead this summer, held at Aigburth Cricket Club once again.

No players have been announced as yet, but it is said quarantine measures will be in place for the event.

The news comes shortly after the government’s announcements regarding the roadmap out of the pandemic and the return of live sport will be very welcome.

Tickets are already available to purchase at the Ticket Quarter website and the tournament will take place between the 23rd and 26th June this summer.

An announcement from the official website of the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament read:

“We are so pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Liverpool International tennis Tournament to take place from the 23rd to 26th of June.

“The last 12 months have been devastating for most of us but we hope and pray we can look forward to brighter times ahead and that the virus will be beaten for good come this summer.

“An announcement on players will take place closer to the event when quarantine rules are a little clearer. Stay safe everyone and we can’t wait to see you all at the Liverpool Cricket Club in June.”

The event is a traditional exhibition tournament that takes place annually in June as a grass court warm-up event played before Wimbledon.

Founded in 2002, it was played at Calderstones Park from 2002-2013 but moved to Aigburth Cricket Ground has been there ever since.

Over the years it has attracted some great players who have gone onto the higher echelons of the world tennis scene such as Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish, David Ferrer, Kevin Anderson, Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Wozniacki to name a few.

It has also played host to legends of the game such as John McEnroe and Mansour Bahrami and is a highly attended event in the summer months.

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