Northern Vision is delighted to announce signing Ken and Neil Skupski to be their official agent. The brothers from Allerton , Liverpool have just recently started playing together and already achieved a great success at AEGON Championships in Notthingam, reaching the final. Skupskis took participation at Liverpool Hope International winning against the Argentinian Martin Alund and Guido Pella.
Liverpool’s Davis Cup star Ken Skupski teamed up with younger brother Neil this summer – and together the Mossley Hill duo believe they can quickly climb the world rankings
“Grand slams is the goal,” said Ken, 30.
“We would have to do something significant this year to have a good opportunity to play all the big tournaments next year, so I would say it’s more or less unlikely that we’ll get to play in Australia.
“But we could be in a situation where, 12 months from now, we could be playing in the French Open together – and Wimbledon for sure because we are British and would have a good chance of a wild card.
“We are working hard to get our ranking up as soon as possible. Fortunately I’m already at a high rank so I can get Neil into bigger events that he wouldn’t necessarily get in to against a player of a similar ranking.
The brothers, represented now by Northern Vision are currently playing at Guzzini Challenger, Italy reaching the final after beating the number two seeded Mirzadeh/Zivkovic.
The greatest doubles partnership in world tennis are brothers – the renowned Bryan brothers – while John McEnroe played with brother Patrick and Andy Murray has partnered brother Jamie many times. Northern Vision believes in the future success of the Skupski brothers and they can be a great brand representatives around the world.
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Local university Liverpool Hope will be title sponsor of Liverpool International Tennis Tournament until 2016 . The event, which takes place during the third week of June and has been running since 2002 ,features tennis stars past and present with the hope of attracting more youngsters to the sport.
The University’s Director of Development, Ian McKenna explained, “The University’s decision to sponsor the event was an easy one as it is held in Calderstones Park, which is a stone’s throw from our main Hope Park campus. For us this was a fantastic opportunity to support a world-class event in our community.”
Tournament Director, Anders Borg added, “We are delighted to have such a prestigious institution onboard as title sponsor and are looking forward to working closely with Liverpool Hope University hopefully in years to come.”
Ian continued, “Every year the event is really popular with the business community in Liverpool and we are really looking forward to being part of the events and developing relationships with local organisations. We have some fantastic business services and facilities at the University, including the Hope Business Gateway, which offers business support, conference and events facilities and a wide range of Continuing Professional Development courses. Going forward we would really like to be seen as a key strategic partner within the local business community,” said Ian.
The Hope Business Gateway aims to provide advice and support to the local business community while establishing valuable links between the community and the University’s graduates and complementing Hope’s growing enterprise initiative, which has seen the second successful year of an internship programme.
The sponsorship also ties in with the range of sports and health science related undergraduate and postgraduate courses the University offers. The University aims to engage with prospective students from as young an age as possible, creating links with local schools and a wide network of partner organisations. Sponsoring the tournament also means current students will have the opportunity to experience international level tennis by attending the event.