Friday and Saturday 9.30am - 3pm, Sunday 9.30am - 2.30pm
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For the fifth year Sunderland’s Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre plays host to the under-twelve girl’s finals of the Tennis Winter Cup, with some of Europe's finest young female tennis players taking part.
Sponsored by the international sports equipment manufacturer Head, the top eight teams in Europe will compete in three days of top-class international junior girl’s tennis. The event culminates with the winners crowned European champions before the closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon (10 Feb).
The teams taking part are Great Britain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine with representatives from the tennis association of each country joining their players and coaching staff for the opening ceremony performed by the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan at 9.30am on Friday 8 Feb.
Each team will be led out into the main sports hall by pupils from Thorney Close Primary School, to be welcomed by their national anthems, with the flag of each country displayed proudly throughout the tournament.
Competitors will receive a civic welcome from Mayor Cllr Scanlan, along with local ward councillors and community sport partners.
Play will start each day at 9.30am and will finish at 3pm.Friday and Saturday and at around 2.30pm on Sunday. The event is free of charge for spectators with no booking required and free car parking available.