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The Brodies Tennis Invitational CANCELLED
at St George's School for Girls, Edinburgh
11-13 June 2020
Update from Brodies,19 March 2020. " With the situation surrounding COVID-19 changing daily, and with our primary focus being the health and wellbeing of all involved, the Brodies Tennis Invitational scheduled for 11-13 June 2020 at St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh will not take place. We have a responsibility to minimise any potential spread of the virus to our spectators, our colleagues, players, event partners and sponsors. We know how much the event is enjoyed by clients and spectators alike, and for that reason we remain committed to bringing the ATP Champions Tour event to Scotland’s capital in 2021. Please be reassured that the Brodies Tennis Invitational operates a full refund policy. If you have purchased tickets, refunds will be processed based on the event’s cancellation policy. Further information on our Event Cancellation Policy can be found here - https://brodiesinvitational.com/faqs. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the Invitational next year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
We are delighted to announce that the Brodies Tennis Invitational 2020 will take centre stage in Scotland's capital, here at St George’s School this summer. From Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 June, sports fans can enjoy three days of world-class tennis in a purpose-built indoor arena on our campus.
"Sport plays a significant part in the life of St George’s so I am delighted that we have this chance to host such an important event in the Scottish sporting calendar. It is a pleasure to work with Brodies to bring this event to Edinburgh and to offer our girls such outstanding sporting role models."
Alex Hems, Head of St George's
"It’s amazing what a bit of creativity and vision can do. Bringing a major indoor tennis event to Edinburgh requires a venue and an arena. Brodies has sourced a very cool, state of the art pop-up covered court with seating for 1000 spectators and a space to host it at St George’s School playing fields. I love that Brodies is staging its 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."
Summary of the event
The Brodies Invitational is Scotland's premier indoor tennis event and the only Scottish fixture on the prestigious ATP Champions Tour.
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.
Returning to the Invitational 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.
Set within St George's school grounds, the arena will have a capacity for 1,000 spectators per session, and the event will include four sessions of tennis over three days.
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 Tournament Director for the Brodies Invitational.
The event 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 Judy Murray Foundation also returns as the Invitational's chosen charity partner.