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Battle of the Brits is back for more with new all-star team event

The Battle of the Brits Team Tennis Event is set to begin next week. Here is all you need to know about the event and how British Tennis is preparing players for the return to the ATP and WTA tours.

The Battle of the Brits Team Tennis Event is set to start on Monday 27th July at the LTA National Tennis Centre in South-West London. It will be broadcasted live on the BBC Sport Digital Channels and the LTA’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

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It follows shortly after the initial staging of the Battle of the Brits, where Britain’s top 8 male players competed, and most recently the Progress Tour Women’s Championships which hosted some of the brightest talents of British women’s tennis.

The Teams: 

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The Battle of the Brits Team Tennis Event format:

  • Race to 60 points
  • 60 matches across 7 days
  • Matches are worth 1 to 3 points, gradually increasing as the week progresses

The event is the first of its kind to take place in British Tennis. For tennis fans in Britain, it’s possibly even more exciting than a Grand Slam that would have kept them occupied for two weeks this summer. The Murray brothers have been teamed in Team Union Jacks, captained by their Mum Judy Murray, and we all know what sort of tennis that produces if you look back to their famous Davis Cup doubles victories over the years.

The Battle of the Brits events are just two of several tournaments that have taken place at the National Tennis Centre in London since the easing of lockdown. The Return to Elite Competition Series has already completed four weeks of competitive competition for British tennis players. The second of which saw Cameron Norrie be crowned singles and doubles champion.

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It cannot be argued that Britain is doing all it possibly can to prepare players for the reappearance of the professional circuit.