Tickets for the much-anticipated Brodies Invitational go on sale today, as Scotland’s premier indoor tennis event moves to Edinburgh for three days of world-class sport, from 11 – 13 June 2020.
The event remains the only Scottish fixture on the prestigious ATP Champions Tour and will take place in a purpose-built indoor arena in the heart of the city’s Murrayfield area, in the grounds of St George’s School for Girls. The arena will have capacity for 1,000 spectators per session, and the event will include four sessions of tennis over three days.
Leading a host of world-class tennis players, former doubles World No.1, US Open and Australian Open doubles champion, Jamie Murray, is confirmed to play at the event, which will include a celebration of British tennis, highlighting the recent successes of Britain’s Davis and Fed cup teams.
Commenting on the event, Jamie Murray said: “I’m excited to take part in the Brodies Tennis Invitational and it’s great that Brodies has been able to take the event to Scotland’s capital. We need more events like this, showcasing world class players and top junior talent, to help grow the game and satisfy the demand for live tennis in Scotland.”
Returning to the event are team Great Britain ATP Cup Captain and former British No. 1 Tim Henman, reigning Brodies Invitational champion and former World No. 1, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and former World No. 5 and crowd-favourite Henri Leconte.
Tim Henman said: “It’s so important for businesses like Brodies to get behind our sport, so that we can showcase top tennis talent. It’s always a pleasure to play at the Brodies Invitational and the fans in Scotland really get behind us. I’m sure that there will be plenty of competitive tennis on display over the three days in Edinburgh.”
The legends will be joined by eight-time ATP World Tour doubles champion and Fed Cup coach, Colin Fleming, who has also taken on the role of event director for the Brodies Invitational. He said: “I’ve been part of the Brodies Invitational as a player for a number of years now and it’s been a privilege to be able to work with the team at Brodies in a new role this year, on what is definitely the most ambitious event yet. We’re bringing more tennis to more people over the three days and there will be something for everyone. From the very competitive ATP Champions Tour and showcasing our Davis and Fed Cup talent, to entertaining exhibition matches with real legends and current players of the game and of course, supporting our up-coming and junior talent.”
The Brodies Invitational continues to support the development of sport at grassroots level and will once again invite some of Scotland’s leading junior players and promising young tennis talent to take part in the event.
The Invitational will again support the Judy Murray Foundation as its chosen charity partner.
Judy Murray said: “It’s amazing what a bit of creativity and vision can do. I love that Brodies is staging its world class event at a school that has done so much in the last few years to grow tennis both in-house and in the local community, and it will be great to see world class tennis back in the capital.”
Caroline Lacy, director of the ATP Champions Tour, said: “The Brodies Invitational is going from strength to strength and has become an important fixture on the ATP Champions Tour calendar. With the event now taking place in Edinburgh we can bring top-class tennis to a greater number of fans. I am very much looking forward to what promises to be an outstanding tennis event for Scotland.”
Nick Scott, managing partner of Brodies, added: “The aim of the Brodies Invitational is to demonstrate Scotland’s capability to host world-class sporting events. Year on year we’ve seen increased demand for tickets and a real enthusiasm from the players to come to Scotland, so we believe the time is right to take the event to Edinburgh, following four successful years at Gleneagles.
“We believe that by doing this, we can bring top-class tennis to more people over the three days of competition and exhibition matches. We can give our junior players a bigger platform to showcase their skill and hopefully we can encourage more people to give the sport a go.
Tickets for the Brodies Invitational can be purchased online at www.brodiesinvitational.com.
The Brodies Invitational is supported by event partners Brewin Dolphin, Qmile Group, Capital Document Solutions, Michael Laird Architects and Tennis Scotland.
Established in 1997, the ATP Champions Tour spans the globe with former champions competing in tournaments in cities including London, Skurup, Delray Beach and Palma de Mallorca.