This prestigious tennis tournament is one of the most favoured events within the ATP tour by the players and competing at the Queen’s Club means that they are confident that the courts are “arguably the best in the world.”
The event was originally called the London Grass Court Championships and was held at the London Athletics Club at Stamford Bridge from 1884 before it moved to its present location at the Queen’s Club in 1890. It is one of the oldest tennis competitions in the world.
In 2017 it is being held between the 19th and 25th June, just a couple of weeks before the Wimbledon grand slam tournament.
It’s in the same city but there’s no reason to assume that this tournament is a poor relation to Wimbledon.
It’s at the Aegon Championships that professionals hone their grass court skills and very often the winner at Queen’s Club has also held the Wimbledon trophy aloft.
The list of legendary names that have graced the courts is mesmerising.
Roy Emerson, Anthony Wilding, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick have all lifted the trophy four times each and the 2017 event may see another great athlete join this elite group: Andy Murray.
He currently holds three titles at Queen’s Club. Can he make it a fourth and wouldn’t you like to be in the crowd to witness Murray’s triumph?
Then please do consider buying a ticket but why stop there?
Tennis hospitality through expert and experienced providers delivers a day packed with treats, opportunities and delights that don’t come with the ordinary tickets.
In terms of tennis hospitality, it is a little friendlier on the pocket to host guests here than at Wimbledon.
Here are a couple of examples of packages that tennis hospitality firms like DTB Sports and Events in London offer to tennis connoisseurs.
Packages tend to vary in price on different days.
The Thursday and Friday are extremely sought after and frequently cost slightly more than the semi-final and final days.
- Casual dress code.
- Centre court east stand ticket.
- Tennis hospitality on the ground floor of the hospitality village.
- Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant inspired English style tapas lunch.
- Jamie Oliver’s vision of afternoon tea.
- Informal dining experience with no set table arrangements.
- Beer, specially selected wine and soft drinks are available throughout the day.
- Exclusive use of a private room for 12 guests.
- Central row seats in the first and second rows of the Centre Court North Stand which is behind the players.
- Televised on court action.
- A complimentary souvenir programme and order of play.
- A seat cushion.
- Access to the Clubhouse Pavilion.
- Champagne and canapé reception.
- A sumptuous three course lunch.
- Afternoon tea.
- Selected wines, Pimm’s, beers, spirits and soft drinks.
Early bird savings are still available so please don’t procrastinate. Some days are beginning to sell out already.