Schroders Battle of the Brits - Scotland versus England gets underway at Aberdeen's P&J Live on Wednesday featuring Andy Murray, Jack Draper, Dan Evans and Aiden McHugh. Players have been looking ahead to what is set to be a fantastic showcase over the the next two days for British men's tennis and another chapter in one of sport's most enduring rivalries.
Jamie Murray, Team Scotland and Battle of the Brits Tournament Director says"I think for us this is bringing tennis to people who wouldn't otherwise get a chance to see it. It's a chance to grow the sport and I think if we want to capitalise on the interest that Andy has certainly created for tennis in this country over the last 15, 20 years with everything that he has done, then we need to have live events to be able to do that. So, people can come and witness it on their doorstep first hand. That's a huge part of growing the sport."
Speaking about Judy Murray and the Battle of the Brits community programme (supported by Brodies LLP): "My mum has done so much over the last couple of years with the community outreach programme. She's brought tennis to so many people, and not just in the North-East, but really all around Scotland. It's pretty incredible what she's done and the amount of people that she has introduced to tennis and also given people the skills to be able to teach that to younger kids. That's amazing and it's easy for us to come here and do two days a week and that's it, if you want to leave your mark then I think all the stuff that goes into the community is really important."
Andy Murray, Team Scotland says "All of the players that are here are very competitive. You've got myself, Jamie, Neal and Joe have all been number one in the world. It's a little bit like the Laver Cup; it was an event that was seen as being an exhibition, but when you get there and you're playing in front of a big crowd and you're surrounded by the people that you're surrounded by, it whets your competitive instincts. All of the players will be giving their best to win the matches. That's also one of the reasons for having the event here in the North of Scotland is that since we've been playing most of the Davis Cup ties that we've played in like Glasgow or in England, and this is giving people here the opportunity to watch top level tennis."
Dan Evans, Team England:"I’m really lucky I’m going to get to play Andy in Scotland, that’s an amazing thing to be part of. I’ve heard the tickets have basically sold out, and that’s amazing for the event and it will be an amazing atmosphere. It always is up in Scotland and it’ll be quite interesting to be on the other side of it. This format makes it even more competitive. I don’t know who would be favourites with the bookies– it’d be pretty tight, I think."
Schroders Battle of the Brits – Scotland versus England will be held at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on 21 and 22 December. Tickets are selling fast but a handful are still available via ticketmaster.co.uk
The match will broadcast in the UK on BBCiPlayer and the BBC Sport website, and on Tennis Channel in the UK and US via www.tennischannel.app
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Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.