16 May, 2012
VisitEastbourne are looking for local writing talent to guestblog at the prestigious AEGON International Tennis Championships.
This thrilling week of sporting action returns to Devonshire Park’s famous grass courts from 16 – 23 June 2012 and VisitEastbourne are looking for people to report back on all the action.
A pair of tickets are up for grabs each day from Sunday 17 to Thursday 21, with the best blogger entry from the week winning tickets to the singles men’s and women’s finals on Saturday 23 June. The runner-up will win tickets to the semi-finals on Friday 22.
Budding writers are being asked to write a 250 word feature on what makes the AEGON International tennis championships so special for them this year – be it players, their love of tennis, the location or (hopefully) the weather!
Entries should then be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and the five winners will be chosen by Thursday 7 June. Even the competition entry has the chance to make it onto the VisitEastbourne or LTA blog.
The 2012 AEGON International Tennis Championships offers the chance to see world class tennis served up in Eastbourne, as the combined ATP and WTA event features top tennis players from across the globe battling it out for the coveted trophy just before Wimbledon!
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “Who wouldn’t want to enter this competition? A chance to win tickets to first-class tennis right on your doorstep! We’ve already had some brilliant players confirmed and the whole week looks set to be packed full of sporting excitement, as well as legends.”
Early player confirmations already includes Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska, Vera Zvonareva and reigning Eastbourne champion Marion Bartoli, all from the World’s top ten.
In the men’s draw France’s Richard Gasquet, Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis join Australian teenage tennis star Bernard Tomic, the Wimbledon quarter-finalist from 2011.
Now in its second year, the special Legends matches will get the week long tournament underway with tennis greats taking part in singles and mixed doubles matches on Fathering Sunday, including Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippousisalready confirmed to take part, as well as former Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Conchita Martinez.
To enter the VisitEastbourne competition to win free tickets to the AEGON International tennis championships, with the chance to win tickets to the men’s and women’s finals please email your submission of up to 250 words based on the theme of ‘What makes the AEGON International so special for me this year?’ to email@example.com.
For more information about the VisitEastbourne AEGON International Tennis Championships guestblogger competition go to VisitEastbourne.