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Framlingham ready for landmark tournament

Organisers are hoping the community comes out to watch some of the action as the Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament & Suffolk Championships gears up to celebrate a landmark occasion.

Framlingham tennis (3159072)
Framlingham tennis (3159072)

This year’s event, which runs annually within the grounds of Framlingham College and starts on August 6, will be the 125th occasion in which it has taken place.

Starting in 1883 and only stopping because of the World Wars, it is believe the tournament is the second oldest in the country behind Wimbledon.

And with competitions ranging from under-8s through to 60+, it is a six-day event that caters for players of all ages.

Some of the top players from East Anglia are set to feature, with others also set to travel from different parts of the country.

And, with plenty to attract tennis fans in the area, organiser Jeremy Scowsill is keen to see plenty come out and show their support.

“We pride ourselves on being a real family-orientated tournament,” he said.

“Framlingham College provides us with truly great facilities and it is a pleasure to watch tennis there.

“We are expecting players from all around the country but also plenty of local players as well.

“Tennis in Suffolk is at high standard right now so it is a chance to watch some good quality tennis.

“We really want people to enjoy the week and are encouraging those from the area that jump on a train to go to Wimbledon and Eastbourne to come and give it a look.

“They will see some really great tennis, and with finals on the Thursday and the Saturday, it should be a great occasion.”

Entries for the tournament are due to close on Monday (July 23). For more information visit http://www.framlinghamtennis.co.uk

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