New state-of-the-art tennis facilities are now complete at Ferris Park in Dromore. The significant investment will benefit the community and drive even more interest in the sport locally. With Wimbledon coming up, now is a great time to get out and play some tennis.
Grand Slam Tournaments Whet the Appetite
The ongoing French Open is piquing the interest in the sport. Tennis is a big sport in the UK, and there are many ways to watch and place bets on the big competitions. The Paddy Power tennis market is rife, with odds available for all four Grand Slams and looking at the live French Open odds, you can get 15/8 for Novak Djokovic to win the men’s edition.
Djokovic is one Grand Slam win away from becoming the record major winner. The Serb is level with Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from the French Open through injury before the competition began. Djokovic has won two more Grand Slams than the retired Roger Federer and is showing no signs of letting up.
Djokovic won the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne in January and has been in great form of late. Victory at Melbourne Park was his tenth Australian Open title. No player has won more Aussie singles titles than the Belgrade-born star.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 29, 2023
Ferris Park Opens for Summer of Tennis Fun
The Ferris Park upgrade has been completed and is ready for tennis action. The project has given a new lease of life to the Dromore venue, replacing the synthetic pitch and tennis courts with new state-of-the-art developments. The Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Paul Greenfield, was there to open the upgraded facilities.
The Ferris Park courts will be used by the Dromore Ladies Hockey Club and a whole host of local clubs. It will encourage people to get outside over the summer months, involve themselves in physical activity and enjoy a great game of tennis on superb courts.
Excitement Building for Wimbledon
The third Grand Slam of the 2023 season will be Wimbledon, which will take place in London in July. Wimbledon is regarded as the biggest and most prestigious of the four majors on the tennis calendar.
The SW19 venue attracts big crowds, with tennis fans from all over the world visiting the English capital. Tennis fever will sweep the United Kingdom for two weeks in July, and venues like Ferris Park will be in high demand.
This year’s edition will be the 136th staging of the championships. We last saw a British winner in 2016, when Andy Murray beat Milos Raonic in the final to win his second Wimbledon crown. His first came ten years ago, as the Scot beat Djokovic in a memorable 2013 final.
Djokovic has dominated Wimbledon over the past few years. In fact, since Murray’s last triumph, only Federer has stopped Djokovic from lifting the trophy. Last year, the Serbian star beat Nick Kyrgios in the final.
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— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) May 22, 2023
Djokovic will be right up there with the favourites to secure another victory in London this year. However, several familiar faces will be out to stop him, including Britain’s Murray and Cameron Norrie.