A HOST of tennis legends will appear at a Knutsford resort for the second year running with organisers saying it will be a ‘knock out’ event.

Tennis stars Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Peter McNamara, Mikael Pernfors, Henri Leconte, Younes El Aynaoui and Richard Krajicek are preparing to grace the Mere Golf Resort and Spa’s own centre court this year for the annual ‘Boodles Tennis At The Mere’ tournament being held in June.

Returning to the 150-acre Cheshire resort for the second year running, hundreds of guests will be entertained by the tournament’s largest line up of tennis legends yet, both on and off the court, over the three day tournament, taking place from June 26 to 28.

Mark Boler, chief executive at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa, said: “This year's Boodles Tennis at The Mere is shaping up to be a knock out event with the tournament welcoming back some superb players and personalities.

“Goran Ivanisevic made his debut with us last year and impressed us all with his first class talent and exuberant character.”

The tennis is the star highlight but the hundreds of guests attending will also enjoy a champagne reception and a three course menu designed by the resort’s executive head chef Mark Walker.

The resort, which is celebrating 30 years under the Boler family stewardship this year, is busy prepping for the showcase event.

Tournament Director Vicky Collins added: “This has become one of most popular events in the region’s calendar attracting guests from all over the north west and this year’s event promises to be the best yet.

“We have two new guest hospitality areas, The Brownson Gallery and The Pavillion terrace for panoramic views of the court and this year we’re also introducing DJ tennis on the Saturday night which will feature our tennis legends battle out their matches to music.”

Funds raised over the three days will be donated to Enable Sport, a charity that seeks to give every disabled child the opportunity to reach their potential in sport.

To find out more about the event or to book a table please contact boodlestennis@themereresort.co.uk.