Tennis Legend Mansour Bahrami returns to the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2019
Mansour Bahrami of Iran is set to return to Liverpool this June for the 2019 Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. Mansour is one of the most popular and important players on the legends circuit and his showmanship has made him a long-standing and popular figure in invitational and official tournaments around the world.
Tournament director Anders Borg said; “It’s a great boost for us to have Mansour returning to Liverpool once again. We are in the entertainment business and whilst tennis is a very serious game, Mansour has sort of changed the rules a little on the exhibition circuit with his incredible abilities to showcase tennis also as a fun game.”
The Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is in its 18th year and has grown into the longest running and largest tennis exhibition tournament in Europe. It features ATP and WTA players warming up for Wimbledon in addition to the ever-popular legends of tennis.
Guy Adams, Managing Director of the Williams Group, said: “As a North West based family owned business with a flagship retail centre in Liverpool serving the city and Merseyside, Williams BMW is a long-standing supporter and sponsor of this prestigious tournament.
“In our 110th year, the status of the title sponsor enhances our commitment to supporting sports throughout the North West and to encourage talents at all levels.”
The two sensational Italian winners from last year, Corrina Dentoni and Alessandro Giannessi will also return to Liverpool to defend their titles of 2018.
The International is all about promotion of tennis locally and inviting talent from the region to play in Liverpool. Liverpool brothers Neal and Ken Skupski of Allerton, who began their their international tennis careers at the Liverpool International, have enjoyed incredible success in recent years on the ATP Doubles circuit and won several ATP events. This year Naomi Broady of Manchester will feature in the womens’ singles event.
Anders Borg added: “Naomi is a former top 100 player from Stockport with several titles to her name. It just proves that even if you come from a region such as the North West dominated by soccer you can also develop some very good tennis players such as the Skupskies and Miss Broady.
We are here to encourage kids to pick up a racket and get into the great game of tennis. I am sure there are many more talents like Naomi out there.”
Bill Addy of the Liverpool Bid Company said: “The Williams BMW Liverpool International is one of the most important sporting events for Liverpool each year. The tournament puts the City of Liverpool and the North West region on an incredible distinguished list of prominent cities around the world being in a position to stage an International Tennis Tournament.”