Play commences at three day tournamentTennis legends Mark Philippoussis, Peter McNamara, Mikael Pernfors, Henri Leconte, Goran Ivanisevic and Younes El Aynaoui took to Centre Court at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa yesterday to launch Boodles Tennis at The Mere 2014.
Hundreds of guests, sponsors and hosts arrived at the 150 acre luxury resort at lunchtime today for the first day of play. Hosted at the exclusive Cheshire venue for the second year running, this year's tournament boasts the largest line up of tennis legends to date.
Tennis stars Younes El Aynaoui and Henri Leconte opened the glamorous three day tournament with a singles match; a gripping doubles match will follow when guests will spectate McNamara and Philippoussis going head to head with El Aynaoui and Pernfors.
Commenting on the next few days, Mark Boler, CEO and co-owner at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa said; "This year's event promises to be a knock out tournament. We are delighted to be welcoming our guests, sponsors and players to the resort today to enjoy true Mere hospitality.
He continued: "The team here has worked tirelessly to deliver an exceptional event and we are looking forward to a fantastic three days of tennis, hospitality and entertainment." The Boodles Tennis at The Mere 2014 launched yesterday and concludes with DJ Tennis on Saturday 28th June 2014.
Pictured from left to right: Nicholas Wainwright from Boodles, Mark Boler CEO and co-owner at Mere, Peter McNamara and Michael Wainwright (Boodles)