Former Champions Among World Class Entry For Sixth Bolton Indoor wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Five former champions, including leading Brit Jordanne Whiley and world No. 3 Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands are among more than 80 players from 22 countries in a star-studded field for the LTA’s 2019 Bolton Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which takes place this week at USN Bolton Arena from Tuesday 29th to Saturday 23rd February.
Ten-time Grand Slam champion Whiley, the winner of the women’s singles in Bolton in 2015 and 2016, is attempting to make it back-to-back titles on home soil this week after being victorious over the weekend at the ITF 3 Series Wrexham Indoor.
The Wrexham event was Whiley’s first international tournament since winning a fourth Wimbledon doubles title in July 2017 and subsequently becoming a mum for the first time in January 2018.
Whiley said: “For my first international tournament since 2017 I certainly exceeded my expectations last week. Now I’m really excited for Bolton as there are more Top 10 players than last week and it’s a whole new challenge.
“Compared to training I made some big improvements in certain aspects of my game last week, but I’ve also played better in training than some of the tennis I played in Wrexham and there’s still plenty to work on so it’s going to be an interesting week.”
With Whiley set to regain a place on the International Tennis Federation’s world rankings next week, since she needs to have earned ranking points from a minimum of two tournaments, the former world No.3 will meet current world No.3 and 2014 and 2018 Bolton Indoor champion van Koot in Wednesday’s women’s singles second round this week.
Whiley beat Germany’s world No.9 Katharina Kruger in Sunday’s final in Wrexham. Kruger and van Koot are just two of four Top 10 players among the women’s singles entry in Bolton, which also includes current world No.8 Marjolein Buis, the 2017 Bolton Indoor champion and runner-up in last year’s all-Dutch final.
European players fill the bulk of the eight seeded positions for the men’s singles, which features seven of the world’s Top 20 and another strong Dutch entry headed by world No.10 Maikel Scheffers and world No.11 Tom Egberink.
Domestic interest in the men’s singles is led by British No.3 Dermot Bailey, a semi-finalist in singles and finalist in doubles in Wrexham last week. Bailey plays second seed Egberink for a place in the men’s quarter-finals.
Two former champions are among the entries for the quad singles, including another Dutch world No.10-ranked player, Sam Schroder. Schroder won the Bolton Indoor title in 2017 and lines up alongside Sweden’s 2015 champion Anders hard and leading Brits James Shaw, Antony Cotterill and Richard Green.
In addition to the world-class play, this year’s event sees the return of Bolton’s Junior Wheelchair Tournament taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February, with entries including six members of the GB Wheelchair Junior Futures Potential Programme.
Tournament Director Claire McCulloch commented: “This is the start of a vitally important season for international wheelchair tennis as players begin to think about qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics and that is reflected in the world class entry we have in Bolton. We are very excited to build on the success of last year’s inaugural Bolton Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament with many of the country’s top younger players joining us at the weekend. To have our world-class athletes play alongside stars of the future really helps to inspire upcoming talent and we would encourage all members of the public to come down to the arena and watch some world-class sport for free this week!”
The Bolton Indoor ITF 2 forms part of the International Tennis Federation’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and is the second of seven world ranking wheelchair tennis tournaments to be held in Great Britain in 2019.
Entry for spectators is free throughout the duration of the tournament.
GM Active and Obstacle Course Racing specialists Urban Attack have come together to create something special – Greater Manchester’s very own fully inclusive obstacle races.
Urban Revolution OCR Series – exciting venues, mega obstacles and fun packed events in the very heart of Greater Manchester.
5 km is perfect for the novice / first timer and 10 km for those that want to challenge themselves more.
Whatever route you take you’ll have a fantastic day out tackling amazing obstacles, fighting through our Mud Zones and wading through water to the finish line and a well deserved drink in our fun packed event villages.
First timers to competitive runners, no matter – there is something for all, including Kid’s and Teen Races, Family Entertainment and in case you missed it – big obstacles!
Who’s behind it all?
GM Active is a collaboration between the 13 Greater Manchester leisure and cultural community organisations. GM Active is dedicated to transforming communities in the region, collectively managing 87 leisure and sports facilities, including one in your neighbourhood! To find out more about your local facilities, activities and events click here.
Outstanding opportunity for having fun with colleagues and team building.
All abilities course choose 5km or 10km (just decide what you feel like on the day)
We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…
Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…
Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:
– 30 + Obstacles – A Free Beer Each – New for 2019 Action Packed Course Route
– Special Finisher Medal – Hot Showers – Free Race Photos
– Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar – Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities
Limited spaces available. Launch offer first 200 places £39 per person.
1. Just create team name and pre-book how many places you want (can add extras later).
2. We only ask you for your final team member details in September.
3. Flexible start time – start anytime between 12:00 – 14:30 on the day.
To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/
Adult 5km or 10km all abilities course (same price you decide how you feel on the day)
We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…
Fun challenge for all the family taking on our obstacles. Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…
Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:
– Adults (12 yrs +) 5 km or 10 km course
– Kid’s (4-11 yrs ) 1 km course.
– 30 + Obstacles – Action Packed Course Route
– Special Finisher Medal (For All)
– Hot Showers
– Free Race Photos
– Family Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar
– Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities
Special launch offer prices:
Adults (16 yrs +) £25
Teens (12-15 yrs) £15
Child (4- 11 yrs) £7
To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/
Bolton Arena Gym|& Horwich Harriers – New Runners Group
USN Bolton Arena in partnership with Horwich Harriers are delighted to introduce a new runners group every Monday, sessions are perfect for adults either just starting out or getting back into running.
The FREE 12 week programme begins on Mon 28th January, 6pm at Bolton Arena. Running sessions will be delivered by fully qualified coaches.
Setting off from the Arena main reception you will head out in to the local area as a group building your fitness and confidence each week. Group runners will work towards achieving the 5KM distance.
For further information please call 01204 488100 or email email@example.com
Arena Run Together – Begins on 5th February
12pm – 1pm
Suitable For All Abilities
Sessions to take place on the running track
Speak to a member of the gym team for more information
As the local business parks flourish, Bolton Arena has seen an increase in local professionals utilising the world class facilities. So, rather than sit in traffic many have chosen to get active.
Following the success of the business leagues, and just down the road from Bolton Arena, Scan Computers have decided to add value, by sponsoring the Tuesday & Wednesday business leagues. So not only do local businesses now get the opportunity to blow off a little steam after work, they can now win some great prizes at the same time.
There will be prizes for league winning teams, along with individual player and goalkeeper of the month prizes. As well as individual prizes, teams will win technology packs for their workplace.
Scan computers Marketing Manager Rajan Raja, showed his support and commented “Scan has been part of the local community for over 25 years and we’ve always believed in giving something back. We are extremely proud to help support the Business football leagues at Bolton Arena”
“At Scan we’re all about three things – technology, people, and how we bring them together. For 30 years we’ve been driven by these three passions that run through everything we do.”
Companies have found the league to be extremely useful in terms of promoting well-being, team bonding and an informal way of networking.
So, what are you waiting for? Create a company football team and join our very popular Tuesday or Wednesday, business league. Fixtures are weekly, matches are 40-minutes, kick off at 17:45, are Lancashire Football Affiliated and priced at £25.00 per match.
For more information about Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To join a league click here
Precision fitness: how unlocking your DNA can change the way to train and your diet
We’ve all been embarrassed by a relative as they’ve told us that we look “just like your father when he was your age” or that we’ve “got your mothers eyes”. Statements like these are hardly surprising when you understand how DNA works. DNA is the molecule of hereditary – it is the biological information that we inherit from our parents that influences how we look, grow and develop.
Since the 13-year long project of mapping the human genome was completed in 2003, our understanding how can harness our DNA’s influence has grown exponentially. DNA analysis can be used to solve crimes, reconnect long lost relatives, or identify an individual’s risk of certain health issues. And now the same technology can be used to utilise exercise and nutrition.
Relating DNA and fitness
The primary function of DNA is to regulate for the production of proteins. You don’t just consume proteins through your diet, your body also creates them as they are required for a number of biological processes. Genes are specific regions of the DNA that hold the instructions for creating these proteins.
Whilst we all have the same number of genes, approximately 24,000, there are different versions of these genes that behave quite differently regards to their individual protein production. Through DNA analysis, you can get an insight into your own personal protein profile to understand what workout, nutrition and lifestyle strategies you should follow to maximise the effects of these proteins.
Traits influenced by DNA
There are a number of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle traits that can provide insight into how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts and diet:
Muscle fibre profile
Are you a speed or endurance athletes, and how should your workouts reflect this?
Do you respond best to high volume, low intensity workouts or low-volume, high intensity workouts?
How quickly should you perform each rep to elicit the desired and metabolic damage and growth?
How many grams of fibre do you need to consume per day to maintain a proper digestive health and insulin function?
Do you have an increased sensitivity to saturated fat and need to limit your intake?
When should you consume proteins throughout the day to help control appetite and avoid overeating?
How does your circadian rhythm affect the quality of your sleep?
Are you a fast or slow metaboliser of caffeine?
Craving sweet snacks
Is your sweet tooth a genetic trait that you’ve inherited?
Unlocking your personal DNA
All these questions, can be answered by further knowledge of your DNA. This will soon be available at the USN Bolton Arena. Keep a look out for further information.
USN Bolton Arena are pleased to announce our plans to upgrade the resistance equipment in the gym this September.
In our recent customer survey, it was highlighted that some of the resistance equipment required an upgrade. We’ve listened to our members and are looking forward to the installation in the coming weeks. The £40,000 investment of new equipment keeps USN Bolton Arena at the cutting edge of the fast-moving gym industry.
Born from the experience of 6 Olympic Games, the new Selection Pro strength equipment brings you:
Discover how it will change the way you train forever.
Twelve new pieces of TechnoGym Selection Pro resistance training equipment will be installed into the gym next month. See the full list of new equipment below
For more information about the new equipment or for any other queries please contact the memberships team on 01204 488104 or email email@example.com
Alternatively, speak to a member of the gym team, they will be able to give a further insight into the new equipment including the technology behind it and arrange a 1 to 1 session with you.
Look out for more new additions to the gym in October, information will be released soon.
Ready for it? We’re introducing NEW gym social media platforms.
As social media continues to grow it’s our intention to become more interactive with our customers, clients, members and the local community.
USN Bolton Arena already has social media platforms?
Although, we currently have strong, active and growing social media platforms, the new channel will cover a range of topics regarding all things gym. You’ll find engaging class videos, daily studio timetables, information on our latest gym challenges, top-tips from our instructors plus much much more!
Platform for everyone!
It could be an informative Facebook post, a short and sharp tweet or a motivational Instagram snap that get’s you ready to workout on those cold mornings. We’ve got a platform for you all to enjoy!
Over to you guys
Together Fitter is our headline and that’s our ultimate aim, to become healthier and fitter, whilst creating a vibrant gym community. Whether your a current member a current customer or you’d just like to keep up to date on our latest health & fitness news. We’re inviting you to like, follow, share, and even tag us in your workouts.
Here’s the tags you’ll need
Instagram – @boltonarenagym
Twitter – @boltonarenagym
Facebook – @boltonarenagym
We hope you enjoy all our new content, and don’t forget to message us via any of the platforms with any questions you may have.
Thanks USN Bolton Arena
We are delighted to announce that USN Bolton Arena has been chosen as a regional player development centre by the LTA.
The regional player development centres will provide high level support to junior players with high potential aged between 10 – 14yrs. The regional centres will also provide an exceptional standard of coaching and structured sessions geared towards the athletic development necessary to progress to a national academy.
Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: ” With an emphasis on creating a seamless player pathway for talent development, this new Performance Strategy marks a step-change in the LTA’s approach to developing a pipeline of future tennis champions. It’s fantastic to see the new player pathway start to become a reality with the confirmation of the National Academies, supported by our new Regional Player Development Centres.”
USN Bolton Arena, Head Of Sport, Stuart Kay added: “We are delighted to be part of the Lawn Tennis Association Regional Player Development Centre performance pathway. This is in recognition of all the hard work the coaching team have put in over the past 10 years. We have built up an excellent reputation in the northwest for providing a fantastic pathway for all players.”
It is down to the hard-work and dedication of our team that we have been presented with this exciting new challenge. This is also a huge leap forward regarding our long-term development.
To find out more, take a look at the article here.
For more information on our tennis programmes email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
USN Bolton Arena are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Avocado Health Bar.
Avocado Health Bar, based in Horwich are experts at providing healthy living food for the local community. Real chefs working with real nutritionists to produce tailor made meals to suit specific goals.
As education in nutrition develops, Arena customers are becoming more conscious of the relationship with health/performance and correct nutrition. The new partnership will benefit the thousands of gym members, athletes and business customers that come through the doors every day.
Avocado Health Bar will provide nutritional grab and go meals which will be in stocked in the Arena’s Refresh Cafe, whilst also introducing their bespoke meal prep service which is available to order and collect directly from USN Bolton Arena.
Avocado have become a Commercial Partner at USN Bolton Arena promoting their brand on the new fully integrated digital advertising platform around the venue. They will advertise their products and services alongside new and existing commercial partners on screens in high footfall areas of USN Bolton Arena.
Michael Walker Managing Director, Avocado Health Bar provided this statement “Avocado Health Bar are delighted to become a partner of USN Bolton Arena. Working together we will able to provide a service that will set the USN Bolton Arena and ourselves apart. We aim to provide a service tailored to all the Arena’s customers. Whether it be a gym member, academy tennis player or fitness professional.
Howard Green Head of Strength and Conditioning, USN Bolton Arena added “By introducing this nutrition service in the Arena, we are increasing the opportunities for our gym members and athletes to meet their requirements. The grab and go options will help fill the gaps during their training day.
We hope to work more closely with Avocado and our nutrition consultant to make the service individualised to the tennis players needs and goals.” We see this is key opportunity to further enhance our mission to provide a healthy lifestyle for all.
Avocado Grab and Go boxes available now at Refresh Cafe
Healthy meals hot or cold at your convenience to eat in or take away for only £4.50. There’s a wide variety of meals for everyone to enjoy.
Packed in every box:
– High in protein
– High nutrient content including a whole load of micro-nutrients
– High in fibre
– Under 500kcal per box
– Low in saturated fats
– Low in simple carbohydrates and sugars
– No preservatives
SIMPLE, HONEST, GREAT TASTING HEALTHY FOOD IN NO TIME AT ALL.
Casual Catering Assistants
Working in the Refresh Café, the successful applicant will be required to provide an efficient, high quality service to conference, event and cafe customers maximising on all sales opportunities and ensuring full adherence to health & safety and food hygiene legislation.
Full training will be provided, and successful candidates will be required to successfully achieve Food Hygiene training.
A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend and evening, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly.
Weekend working is an essential part of the role.
For further information and an application form please contact:
Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer at email@example.com
Please not that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full.
Applicants will be required to provide documentation at the interview stage to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.
Closing date: 16th April 2018