The Boodles Tennis Challenge is an international tennis tournament, which has become renowned for showcasing some of the best sporting talent on court. It is also a premier social occasion and attended by the rich and famous.
What to expect at Boodles Tennis
For Boodles Tennis, guests arrive at the event for pre-lunch drinks as early as 11am. You can also enjoy some Q&A with the players. Boodles Tennis is grass-court tennis. Guests can also browse the Boodles Gallery and view some fine jewellery. The event attracts the world’s best players as they build up to Wimbledon and play in the 2,000 seat stadium.
The world’s top tennis players grace the court and London high society is seen in the stands. Celebrities such as TV presenter Natalie Pinkham and rowing legend Sir Matthew Pinsent will be seen mingling with the likes of Anna Friel and Naomie Harris.
Event hotspots and hospitality
As a hospitality-only event, any VIPs attending will be with other guests. You can book your hospitality through Sloaney Season. The grandstand seats are extremely close to the court and front row seats will see you almost in touching distance of the star players.
The Players Enclosure hospitality package starts with a Perrier-Jouët Champagne reception while you browse the exclusive jewels on display in the Boodles Gallery. This is followed by a sumptuous gourmet lunch and entertaining interviews with the tennis stars before they take to the court. The Legends Enclosure package offers guests the chance to dine in Stoke Park’s historic Palladian Mansion prior to commencement of play. There is also reserved courtside seats offering unparalleled views of the tennis. Afternoon Tea is then served in the Mansion to complete the package.
Did you know
Stoke Park is a country club, hotel and spa set in 300 acres of fine parkland with outstanding facilities. The grass courts are Wimbledon specification. The hotel is five star, the championship golf course was founded in 1908, the spa is award winning and the fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, has 3 AA rosettes.
In 2016 World No.1 Novak Djokovic celebrated his 11th consecutive visit to The Boodles in preparation for Wimbledon.
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What to wear
The Boodles Tennis is a garden party at Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire. With this in mind, the dress code is as formal as summer suits and dresses or chinos and jackets. With no picnicking, it’s no place for shorts and t-shirts.
Directions for Boodles Tennis
Stoke Park is well located and only 35 minutes from central London, 18 minutes by train from Paddington and seven miles from London’s Heathrow airport. View location.