First ever ITF Junior Event comes to Liverpool in November (16th-23rd)

Northern Vision is delighted to announce that the first ever-official International Tennis Federation Junior event will take place in Liverpool at the Wavertree tennis centre from the 16th to 23rd November 2013.

ITF events are staged on a weekly basis around the world and give junior players an opportunity to gain valuable ranking points, and the potential to qualify for grand slam junior events at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open.

“We are proud and delighted to get to stage this event in Liverpool. This is an important event for all the up-and-coming kids in Liverpool, as some of them will be given wild cards into the qualifying event, giving them an opportunity to assess their level against some of the best players within their age group. We expect players to come from all over the world to play in the AEGON Liverpool International and have already had applications from Russia, India and Africa.” says tournament director Anders Borg of Northern Vision, who also organizes the Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament in June each year.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Wendy Simon said: “It’s a great coup for the city to host this event, which will give younger players the opportunity to hone their skills and potentially qualify to play in some of the world’s most famous competitions. The facilities at Wavertree are first-class and it’s exciting to think it could play a key role in producing future tennis champions.”

For any enquiries please call 0151 227 59 40 or email to admin@northern-vision.co.uk

Skupski brothers reach a final in Moscow

Neal and Ken Skupski of Liverpool reached the final at the official ATP 250 event Kremlin Cup. The duo won against Victor Baluda/ Konstantin Kravchuk with 6/3 5/7 10/7 after their yesterday’s victory against the the top seeds and number 9 in the world M.Mirnyi/H. Tecau with 7/6 6/2 in Moscow. Skupskis will face the other finalists Mikhail Elgin/Denis Istomin tomorrow

The Skupskies was first introduced as a pairing this summer at The Liverpool Hope International in Calderstones Park in June and have since gone from strength to strength. They have won 4 challengers in Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland and reached a final in Nottingham.

Anders Borg of Northern Vision says, ” Neal and Ken have an incredible chemistry and respect for each other. The fact that they are doing so well in their first official ATP event just supports our believes that these boys can go very far in doubles and challenge the very best.”

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Neal and Ken Skupski wins another Doubles Challenger title in Poland

Neal and Ken Skupski of Liverpool won their 4th Challenger doubles title in Szczecin , Poland beating the iItalian pairing Arnaboldi Giannessi 6/4 1/6 10/7. This was the Skupski brothers 4th Challenger Titie since starting playing doubles together in June and comes only a week after their last success in Luxembourg.

Ken said after the final ” We play with a high level of confidence at the moment , we did not have high expectation in this event as it was played on clay but todays viktory proves we can compete on any surface. ”

Their progress up the rankings has been very impressive and as a pairing they would be ranked inside top 40 in the world. The brothers now travel to Open de Orleans , France to compete in what is one of the highest levels on the ATP Challenger calendar.

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The Skupskis wins their third challenger in Luxembourg

Neal and Ken Skupski of Liverpool today won their third challenger together at the ATP Roller Open in Luxembourg today The brothers seem to be unstoppable after their recent victories at Guzzini Challenger in Recanati, Italy and The Open Castilla y León in Segovia, Spain.

After a tough semi-final against N.Diesen/T.Puets wiinning 7/6, 7/6 , the brothers went on to beat B.Becker/T.Kamke from Germany in thrilling final by 6/3, 6/7, 10/7.

The Liverpool born brothers started playing together for the first time at Liverpool International in Calderstones Park in June and have since gone from strength to strength. Anders Borg of Northern Vision says, ” Neil and Ken have an incredible chemistry and respect for each other and we are confident these boys can go very far in doubles and challenge the very best.

Neal and Ken now travel to Pekao Szczecin, Poland in a 100,000 Euro challenger.

Neal and Ken Skupski with a feature on ITV

ITV has a feature today on the recent success of the local players represented by Northern Vision. The brothers were interviewed about their progress and how they are burying their sibling rivalry to help each other to success on the tennis court. The Skupskis’ have been playing since the age of three. Find out more on the link below: CLICK HERE

 

Neal and Ken Skupski of Liverpool wins another ATP Challenger Doubles Tournament in Segovia , Spain

Neal and Ken Skupski of Allerton , Liverpool have just won another ATP challenger together in Segovia, Spain. The brothers edged the final against number three seeded M. Elgin/U. Ignatikwith 63 67(4) 10-6. The Open Castilla y León tournament is their second challenger win back to back and the brothers are racing up the official ATP doubles rankings.

The Skupskis just recently started playing together and have already achieved success at AEGON Championships in Notthingam, reaching the final in June, as well as winning in Recanati, Italy in July.

Ken Skupski says: This is another great victory for us and we are looking forwards the fall season. Our aim is to get into top 50 ATP and be considered to represent Great Britain in Davis Cup.

Ken and Neal are available for interviews, for further information please contact Northern Vision on admin@northern-vision.co.uk or call 0151 2275940.

Skupski brothers win challenger double in Italy

Neal and Ken Skupski of Allerton, Liverpool won their first challenger together in Recanati, Italy. The brothers won 64 62 against Quizi/Virgini after beating the number two seeded Mirzadeh/Zivkovic in the semi-finals. The Skupski brothers just recently started playing together and have already achieved success at AEGON Championships in Notthingam, reaching the final in June . The brothers also participated at Liverpool Hope International in Calderstones Park winning against the Argentinian pairing Martin Alund and Guido Pella.

Agent Anders Borg says: “This is a great result for the brothers, they have an incredible chemistry and respect for each other which can help them go very far ob the doubles circuit. Older brother Ken (28) says ” Our goal is to break into top 30 and from there anything can happen”.

For more information about Neal and Ken please contact Anders Borg on 075950260165

Northern Vision signs Skupski Brothers

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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