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  1. What is the Progress Tour Women's Championships?

    The Progress Tour Women's Championships is a women’s singles and doubles event that will be held at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre between 14 and 18 July.

    Sixteen British WTA singles competitors and the top eight British women’s doubles teams will compete for a prize fund of £30,000 in a round-robin format with semi-finals and finals.

    The event will also feature a Tie Break Tens event on at 18:00 BST on Friday, featuring the Premier Singles players in a fast, fun event format.

  2. Boulter welcomes lockdown tennis innovations

    Katie Boulter
    Image caption: Katie Boulter has won both her matches at Roehampton

    Katie Boulter, who has qualified for the semi-finals of the Progress Tour at Roehampton, says top-level tennis could benefit from some of the innovations used in recent exhibition events during the coronavirus crisis.

    Among the trials carried out, players talked to television commentators during the changeovers in last month's Battle of the Brits men's event, using headsets.

    "I thought it was fresh and interesting, some of the stuff they did, and maybe we can bring it onto the tour,” said Boulter, 23, who admitted some of the initiatives could be seen as a distraction.

    "Some of it is quite hard to do - having the headsets on court is quite interesting,” she told the BBC. “But at the same time, when you're really in that match and it's not an exhibition, I'm not sure how you're going to react to it."

  3. Day 2 results

    Jodie-Anna Burrage bt Alice Gillan 6-1 6-0

    Alicia Barnett bt Maia Lumsden 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4

    Katie Boulter bt Emily Arbuthnott 6-1 6-3

  4. Who is competing in the Progress Tour Women's Championships?

    Maia Lumsden
    Image caption: Maia Lumsden, who won on the British Tour last week, is among those competing.

    The Progress Tour Women's Championships includes Premier and Tier One British players. World number 14 Johanna Konta is absent while Heather Watson and Harriet Dart have had to pull out through injury.

    However, Fed Cup players Katie Boulter and Katie Swan are among those featuring alongside up and coming talents like Maia Lumsden who won on the British Tour last week and Freya Christie.

    Here are the full groups:



    Group Elena Baltacha

    Freya Christie, Maia Lumsden, Alicia Barnett, Katie Swan (retired injured)

    Group Anne Keothavong

    Alice Gillan, Katie Boulter, Emily Arbuthnott, Jodie-Anna Burrage

    Division 1

    Group Sam Smith

    Erin Richardson, Olivia Nicholls, Danielle Daley, Victoria Allen

    Group Annabel Croft

    Sasha Hill, Nell Miller, Amelia Bissett, Esther Adeshina


    Group Jo Durle

    Jodie Burrage & Freya Christie, Soumaya Anane & Alannah Griffin, Annabel Davis and Sally Pethybridge and Esther Adeshina & Sonay Kartal

    Group Virginia Wade

    Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls, Danielle Daley & Nell Miller, Victoria Allen & Sasha Hill and Emily Arbuthnot & Anna Popescu.

  5. 'I've definitely used lockdown productively' - Boulter

    Katie Boulter

    Lockdown came at just the wrong time for Katie Boulter.

    Apart from the fact she had just rediscovered some of her best tennis after a long injury lay-off, she found herself with a flatmate instead of a flat-sitter.

    But sharing her home unexpectedly with fellow player Laura Robson turned out well - excellent caramel shortbread definitely helped - and the break gave her a chance to work on her strength as well as do some volunteering with the elderly.

    "I wouldn't say it's been the best time but I've definitely used it productively - I've tried to make it a positive situation," the 23-year-old told BBC Sport while preparing for her first event since the coronavirus pandemic halted the tennis season.

    Read more from Katie here.

  6. How can I watch the Progress Tour Women's Championships?

    All times are subject to change

    BBC Sport will have live coverage of the Progress Tour Women's Championships starting on Tuesday, 14 July through to Friday 17 July in addition to the final leg of the British Tour later in the month.

    Coverage will be available live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app and to catch up for 30 days.

    Full coverage details

    Thursday 16 July- 11:00-17:00 BST

    Friday 17 July- 11:00-20:00 BST (including Tie Break Tens from 18:00 BST)

    Saturday 18 July- 11:00-17:00 BST

  7. How to get into tennis?

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    Video caption: 'Tennis saved my life'

    How do I start?

    Whether you're starting out, have been competing for years, or simply looking to try something new - there's a type of tennis to suit everyone.There are more than 20,000 tennis courts across the United Kingdom. Thousands of clubs and park courts provide racquets and balls if you don't have your own.

    Alternatively, find a Local Tennis League near you. There are more than 150 leagues and more than 15,000 players of all levels and abilities across the UK.

    Tennis for Kids is a fun starter course for kids aged 4-11, giving parents the chance to join in too. The course includes six sessions with an accredited coach, a racquet, ball and personalised t-shirt.

    Check out further information on the LTA website regarding restrictions around playing tennis during the Coronavirus pandemic here.