Ilkley based estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley, has hit an ‘ace’ with its latest community initiative after becoming the quarter finals sponsor of the North of England’s biggest professional tennis event, the LTA Ilkley Trophy.
The quarter finals will be held on Friday 17th June at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. The Ilkley Trophy is now one of the highlights of the summer grass court season with world-class tennis in both the ATP Challenger and ITF women’s events. After a two-year break, this year’s tournament, which started at the beginning of the week, is due to conclude this Sunday.
Patrick McCutcheon, head of residential at Dacre, Son & Hartley, said: “The Ilkley Trophy is now the North of England’s biggest professional tennis event, making it a major sporting spectacle for both tennis and Ilkley as a whole. It’s an honour to be able to support the tournament and we’re looking forward to an action-packed quarter finals day on Friday.
“After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, it’s great to see the tournament return and creating a real buzz around Ilkley. Sponsoring the quarter finals is also a fantastic way to build on our longstanding relationship with Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, which now spans more than two decades.”
This year’s ATP Challenger men’s pre-Wimbledon grass-court event has attracted several big name players including American two-time Wimbledon men’s doubles champion Jack Sock and swashbuckling Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. On the women’s side, Great Britain’s Katie Boulter is a huge crowd favourite along with 2022 Roland Garros women’s doubles champion Kristina Mladenovic, who has been ranked inside the Top 10 in singles, as well as Sweden’s Rebecca Petersen.