Where to follow tennis in July

This month sees Wimbledon bring the grass season to an end, followed by the early stages of the US hard court swing.

Wimbledon will be free to air across the BBC throughout the two weeks of The Championships. Coverage starts most days on BBC Two from 11:30 and BBC One joining between 13:45 and 18:00. There is additional coverage on the BBC’s red button, which has six streams on satellite, and up to fifteen courts are available to watch online. Eurosport also have daily highlights and the finals live.

There are no less than twelve Brits in the main singles draws. The men’s draw is headed up by top seed Andy Murray who is joined by Kyle Edmund and Aljaz Bedene. Brydan Klein, Cameron Norrie and James Ward were awarded wildcards, while Alex Ward sucessfully made his way through pre-qualifying and qualifying to join the main draw.

Johanna Konta is the seventh seed, and in the women’s draw she is joined by Heather Watson, Naomi Broady, Laura Robson and Katie Boulter who were all awarded wildcards.

Following Wimbledon, Aljaz Bedene is the only Brit in action at the time of writing – he’ll be in Umag, Croatia, which – along with two other 250s in Newport, Rhode Island and Bastad, Sweden – can be watched on Tennis TV.  The WTA tournament in Bucharest, Hungary will be on BT Sport. There is also a WTA tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland.

In the week beginning 24 July, Bedene will compete in Hamburg, Germany and Kyle Edmund will be in Atlanta, Georgia. These, and a third 250 in Gstaad will be on Tennis TV. WTA tournaments in Bastad and Nanchang, China will be on BT Sport.

Starting on 31 July, the ATP 500 tournament in Washington DC will be shown by Sky Sports; Kyle Edmund is competing there. There are ATP 250s in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Kitzbuhel, Germany. The WTA tour goes to Stanford, California for a Premier level tournament that  Johanna Konta won last year. There is also an International in Washington DC alongside the ATP tournament. Both WTA tournaments are not yet confirmed but thought to also be on BT Sport.

One notable exception to the entry lists is Dan Evans, who is provisionally suspended after testing positive for cocaine in April.