Four British men, in very different stages of their careers, will be in action this morning in the first qualifying round of the Lexus Ilkley Trophy.

They are 18-year-old national champion Luca Pow, 25-year-olds Stuart Parker and Charles Broom and 32-year-old Daniel Cox.

Warwickshire’s Pow, who retained his British 18 & under crown in April, again earning him a berth into Wimbledon qualifying, faces Frenchman Antoine Escoffier, while Hertfordshire’s Broom meets Franco Agamenone, the eighth seed from Italy.

South African-born Parker, who is ambidextrous, meets China’s Shang Juncheng, while Lincolnshire’s Cox is also up against an Italian opponent in third seed Mattia Bellucci.

Broom and Cox qualified for the main draw last year, facing each other in a first-round clash that Cox won 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (9-7) before losing 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to eventual winner Zizou Bergs (Belgium).

Pow lost in the first round of qualifying 6-2, 6-1 to 10th seed Daniel Masur (Germany).

The main draw wild cards have gone to Yorkshire’s Johannus Monday, Hampshire’s Toby Samuel and Cambridgeshire’s Harry Wendelken.

Monday, 21, who learnt his game at Cottingham Tennis Club, near Hull, has had a successful time in the Rothesay Open at Nottingham this week, reaching the men’s doubles final with Jacob Fearnley.

Today they will meet fellow Britons Liam Broady, from Stockport, and Jonny O’Mara, who was born at Airedale Hospital.

On the way to the final, wild cards Fearnley and Monday have defeated top seeds Andre Goransson (Sweden) and Ben McLachlan (Japan) 6-4, 7-6 and third seeds JP Smith (Australia) and Robert Galloway (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Samuel, 20, attended the University of South Carolina, while Wendelken, 21, recently qualified at Surbiton.