40% off tickets for Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2018

The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is back for its 17th edition in 2018 – and there’s a whopping 40% discount available on a limited number of tickets. The perfect last-minute Christmas gift?

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Taking place in the wonderful surroundings of Liverpool Cricket Club from June 21st – 24th, The International has grown to become the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe and, since 2002, has introduced up and coming and established WTA and ATP players. Combined with the ever popular ‘Legends of Tennis’, which has included stellar names such as Martina Navratilova, Martina Hingis and – you cannot be serious – none other than John McEnroe, LITT (as the cool kids call it) is one of our favourite events in the local sporting calendar.

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Seen as a warm-up for Wimbledon, the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is a great way to get close to the game and (usually) enjoy a day or two out in the early Summer sun with a glass of your favourite tipple. Pimm’s anyone?

We all know that tennis scoring is a little strange (thought to be based on a clock face, fact fans) and the lingo can be confusing so, for those of you unfamiliar with the sport and wanting to sound the part at the event, check out our handy tennis terms definitions below.

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Deuce

This is when a score of 40–40 is reached in a game. A player must then win two consecutive points to win the game. The player who wins the first point after deuce is said to have the advantage.

Love

Quite simply means ‘zero points’. Thought to come from the French  ‘l’ouef’, meaning ‘the egg’. Because a zero looks a bit like an egg, apparently.

Ace

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A usually powerful serve which is not touched by the receiving player. Ace!

Baseline

Is the line which signifies the court boundary. If your shot goes outside the baseline, the other player wins a point.

Whiff

No, this isn’t something that smells. A whiff is an attempted shot where the player misses the ball completely.

With the aim of making the event accessible to as many people as possible, tournament organisers have made a limited number of early bird tickets available for with a whopping 40% discount. Click here to book your tickets now or visit liverpooltennis.co.uk to find out more.

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