Kiss My Ace

The only mixed GLTA tournament in the UK, played on grass at The Northern Tennis Club, 'the Wimbledon of the North'

Tournament Countdown

3rd, 4th & 5th September 2021

2021 will mark the 12th Manchester GLTA International Tournament, renamed Kiss My Ace in 2018. It will once again be hosted at The Northern, affectionately known as The Wimbledon of the North.

In 2019 we became the first tournament on the European Tour to offer grass court play. And not just any grass courts, these courts have been rated 2nd only to Wimbledon!

Once again we will offer men's, women's and mixed events. Check GLTA software for tournament entry. This year's information is still being prepared, but take a look at photos from last year by visiting our GLTA page or download our 2019 Tournament PDF Guide.

The Venue

Located in five acres of grounds in a tranquil setting in the heart of Didsbury, The Northern is an award-winning club and a wonderful place to play tennis. This club has a 135 year history, hosting national and international events such as the Aegon Manchester Tournament.

Many great players have played here including
 Jimmy Connors, Billy Jean King, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Sue Barker, Goran Ivanisovic, and Martina Hingis.

Pete Sampras won his first ever grass court tournament at The Northern, and more recent stars of the circuit such as Anna Ivanovic have used the club as a training base.

History of the tournament

Northern Aces Manchester GLTA tournament has been welcoming players from around the world since 2007. Originally played on the courts of our indoor venue at the Manchester Tennis & Football centre, it moved to The Northern Tennis Club in 2018.