GB Pro-Series 2023: International Tennis Returns to Foxhills This Summer
10th July 2023
Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey will serve up an exhilarating week of elite international tennis this summer as the GB Pro-Series returns for a 14th time.
The tournament will take place from Sunday 30 July until Saturday 5 August and will provide a glimpse of some up-and-coming tennis stars in their quest to earn world ranking points.
Tennis fans are invited to enjoy the action for free throughout the week ahead of the semi-finals on Friday 4 August and final on Saturday 5 August. Fans wishing to attend on the Friday and Saturday have an opportunity to purchase seat-only tickets on the day on a first-come, first-served basis for just £10.
For finals day on Saturday, there is an opportunity to add an extra layer of Foxhills’ luxury to the tournament experience with Foxhills’ hospitality package comprising reserved grandstand seating, refreshments on arrival, a two-course Clubhouse lunch and post-match cream tea.
The GB Pro-Series is a Women’s ITF World Tennis Tour event with a total prize pot of $25,000. Some of the world’s top players, including the likes of Emma Raducanu, will have played at this level of event to sharpen their game ahead of their breakthrough to the world’s top 20.
This event is a popular destination for players ahead of travelling out to North America to qualify for the US Open, and 2023 is likely to prove no different. There promises to be a mixture of established top-200 world ranked players, together with emerging young talent who are climbing the professional tennis pyramid.
Players who have since moved on to the higher echelons of the game have previously competed at Foxhills. 2011 saw former British number one, Johanna Konta, beat Laura Robson in the final. Last year’s event saw 21-year-old, Joanna Garland, from Chinese Taipei, claim her maiden singles victory on the ITF World Tennis Tour. She has now risen to 274 in the world having come into last year’s event at Foxhills ranked at 385.
The doubles provided a crowd pleasing all-British final, with second seeds Freya Christie and Ali Collins pulling through to claim their first title as a pair after winning in three straight sets against Naiktha Bains and Maia Lumsden. They are now closing in on the world top 100.
Richard Joyner, the LTA’s tournament director for the event, said: “This event at Foxhills is an important part of the LTA Performance Competition Calendar, which was significantly enhanced in 2022 to help provide relevant competitive and earning opportunities for British players on home soil.
“It’s certainly a very popular stop-off on the Tour for the players, circled in many calendars as a highlight of the circuit, and will as always, see a strong player line-up, with some world-class tennis promised throughout the week.
“The club is always so proactive in its support of the tournament which, together with the fantastic facilities, makes it such a great week for the players and everyone involved.”