THE decision by The Lawn Tennis Association to downgrade Eastbourne Tennis Week has split opinion.

Well, this Eastbourne hotelier has not minced her words.

Yvette Cowderoy has called the decision ‘extremely disappointing.’

She posted: “Unfortunately I do not share Caroline Ansell’s positive outlook. This WILL have an impact on Eastbourne’s tourism no matter how much ‘they’ want to spin it.

It’s another gut wrenching blow to our tourism.”