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France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

Nadal is brought down in classic

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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LTA suffers online glitches

The LTA has experienced a series of unfortunate computer glitches over the past days as the web site for sales of tickets for the summer tournaments crashed, and roll-out of its planned ClubSpark log-in migration experienced issues when it went live, causing postponement.

We’re aware that you may have experienced problems buying tickets to our summer grass court tournaments. This is due to The Ticket Factory experiencing significant technical issues site-wide this morning across all of their events. We sincerely apologise for the frustrations this has caused, as we know many of you have spent so much time and effort to try and purchase tickets. LTA message to fans

An apology was made to LTA’s Advantage scheme members after their exclusive pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets for Queen’s Club, Birmingham and Eastbourne developed technical issues on The Ticket Factory website, resulting in a large number of complaints.

The Ticket Factory website crashed under heavy demand at 10 am on Wednesday, prompting a lashing on social media after several users reportedly were kicked off after having waited for two hours in an online queue.

Visitors were advised that there would be a delay and sales would resume at 2pm but further technical issues saw users losing tickets from their baskets before being able to complete the purchase.

A spokesman for The Ticket Factory later claimed that ‘tickets were sold at an incredibly fast rate’ when the problems were eventually solved.

“We’re aware that you may have experienced problems buying tickets to our summer grass court tournaments,” an LTA message to fans read. “This is due to The Ticket Factory experiencing significant technical issues site-wide this morning across all of their events.

“We sincerely apologise for the frustrations this has caused, as we know many of you have spent so much time and effort to try and purchase tickets.”

It is estimated that 15,000 tickets should have been available on Wednesday morning.

LTA Advantage members pay £20 a year for early access to tickets amongst other benefits.

The online sale of about 80,000 Wimbledon tickets in June is run separately by the All England Club which, according to reports, has no intention of using The Ticket Factory.

The LTA has a new three-year partnership with ClubSpark providing time saving tools for LTA venues and coaches

© ClubSpark

Meanwhile, ClubSpark, which provides time saving tools for LTA venues and coaches, signalled in mid April that it was making a change to how clubs and their members’ login to the platform, which hitherto had had different methods for LTA members and others.

The aim was to migrate non-members to a single LTA login by either linking them to an existing account or creating a new free one via ‘a simple process that should take 2-3 minutes’.

From Tuesday, all ClubSpark users would be prompted to update their ClubSpark account, but within hours the LTA issued an email statement: “LTA/ClubSpark Login Migration Rollback – We have had to roll this back due to the unexpected issues many admins and users were experiencing when changing over their details.

“This was tested rigorously prior to being released, and unfortunately, unexpected issues arose when it went live.

“If you, or any of your members, updated your login then you will need to continue to use your newly created LTA login as your previous credentials are no longer within the system and no longer in use.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused, and we hope to get the issues it caused resolved ASAP.”

On 20 April the LTA announced a new three-year partnership with ClubSpark to continue providing their online booking platform free of charge to all LTA registered venues and accredited coaches.

The deal continues the relationship between the national governing body for tennis in Great Britain and ClubSpark, and sees the platform re-branded as LTA ClubSpark.

ClubSpark is a simple and flexible online venue management system that is designed to make life easier for LTA Registered tennis venues and LTA Accredited coaches.

“This is a very positive step for us; it forms a key part of our work to boost engagement in our sport through digital technologies and to continue to support LTA registered coaches and venues to deliver tennis to as many people as possible,” Chris Pollard, LTA Digital & Events Director, said.

“We will be working closely with Sportlabs to continuously improve the platform and user experience for coaches and venues.

“We have seen an encouraging recent growth in participation and we are looking forward to working with Sportlabs over the next three years to continue that positive trajectory.”

Dave Vibert-Ward, ClubSpark Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely committed to working in partnership with the LTA to continue to help to showcase tennis to more people.

“In the past 12 months we have seen significant growth in adoption of the ClubSpark platform, including doubling the number of venues offering online court bookings.

“Over the coming three years we will be working closely with the LTA, Clubs, Coaches, and other tennis providers to further increase the capabilities of the ClubSpark platform.”



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