A Quick Guide to the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham

  • Karla 

If witnessing the best tennis players in the world has always been your dream, or if being a part of luxury events is your thing, then the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham is where you need to be. Being one of the best-kept tennis secrets in London, this event is an ultimate experience to have at least once in your life. But if ‘Is it really worth it?’ is the only thing that has been stopping you until now, we are here to make your mind up for you! Here’s everything you need to know about the Hurlingham Tennis Classic.

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WHAT IS THE TENNIS CLASSIC AT HURLINGHAM ALL ABOUT?

The Hurlingham Tennis Classic, also called Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic, takes place in Fulham at the Hurlingham Club and is one of the most intimate tennis events of the year. Since its inception in 1994, the Hurlingham tournament has only featured the best tennis players and celebrities. Several players use it as a warm-up event to Wimbledon, including Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray, plus a host of tennis legends from yesteryear such as Tim Henman and Pete Sampras, Greg Rusedski, Boris Becker, Mark Philippoussis and crowd favourite Mansour Bahrami. This prestigious event is held at one of London’s most luxurious tennis clubs and is not to be missed if you are into your tennis.

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE HURLINGHAM TOURNAMENT HAPPENING?

Like every year, the tennis event will be taking place in the Hurlingham Club, Fulham, and it’s held the week before the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. In 2022, the Hurlingham Tennis Classic took place from 21 to 24 June.

HOSPITALITY AND PACKAGES

The Hurlingham Club offers VIP packages to get the most out of the event. Here is an overview of everything that the packages include:

Twilight Tennis. This package offers you an exclusive evening of twilight tennis to celebrate the opening night of the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham. It’s sold in tables of 12, but you can request a smaller table if you wish. The price of this package is £315PP + VAT and includes:

  • Champagne and canapés reception-attended by the tennis stars and celebrity guests
  • Intimate two-course barbeque in the prestigious Hurlingham Club dining area
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks during dinner and at the courtside bar
  • 2 matches on Centre Court
  • Premium reserved grandstand seating
  • Official tournament programme
  • Event Management

Champions Club. This package will give you the best experience of the event. Dine in luxury surroundings while watching ATP players warm up for Wimbledon and tennis legends take to the Court. The price is £495PP + VAT and includes:

  • Champagne and canapés reception
  • Two-course gourmet lunch in the prestigious Hurlingham Club dining area
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and at the courtside bar
  • 3 matches on Court
  • Rolling afternoon tea
  • Premium reserved grandstand seating
  • Official tournament programme Premium

Player Experience. This package offers you the chance to have an intimate meet and greet plus a Q&A with the tournament players within one of the illustrious wings of the Hurlingham Club. It’s sold in tables of 12, and it’s priced at £615PP + VAT. This includes:

  • Private Champagne and canapés reception
  • Intimate meet and greet and Q&A with a tournament player in your private area
  • Receive signed memorabilia
  • Two-course gourmet lunch in the prestigious Hurlingham Club dining area
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks all-day
  •  3 matches on Centre Court
  • Rolling afternoon tea
  • Premium reserved seating
  • Official programme
  • Hostesses on hand

HOW TO GET TO THE HURLINGHAM CLUB

The Hurlingham Club is located in Fulham, London. We don’t recommend going by car as there is no parking available inside the club. The best option is to take public transport as you can easily get there by tube, train and local road networks. However, taxis are allowed to enter the venue to drop off and collect guests from the Banqueting Entrance (Four in Hand Yard) if that is a better option for you. The Hurlingham Club is connected to the West End and City by the District Line and is a five-minute walk from Putney Bridge Tube Station at the eastern end of Ranelagh Gardens. Have you heard of this event before? Would you buy tickets to have an unforgettable experience with some of the top tennis players in the world? In case you decide to go, do not forget to put on your best summer chic outfit.

SIMILAR EVENTS

There are many tennis events taking place every year around England. You might be interested to know a bit about some of them. Here are some of the similar tennis events you can find near the area:

1. The Aceify Cup. This event was launched this year in 2022 at the Parsons Green Club in London. Very known tennis faces were at the party, and a charity auction to help Ukraine took place with the famous tennis player Elina Svitolina. Guests enjoyed tennis experiences shared by celebrities during lunchtime and had an unforgettable time meeting people with similar interests. The Aceify Cup is an intimate event offering one-on-one interaction with former and current world-famous tennis celebrities. Attendees have the chance to pit their skills against the pros and also enjoy a three-course lunch and unlimited drinks during the day.

2. The Queen’s Club Championships. This event is an annual tournament for male tennis players and is one of the longest-running tennis tournaments on the ATP World Tour. It’s held at The Queen’s Club in West Kensington, London. You can find VIP packages to elevate your tennis experience at the event. They include gourmet dinners, unlimited drinks, tickets to the best seats, private rooms and more.

3. The Boodles Tennis. It’s an international five-day tennis exhibition held at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, where you can enjoy a tennis tournament played by some of the world’s tennis elite within an intimate British garden party setting. Enjoy an evening with Champagne on ice and a gourmet lunch prepared by award-winning chef Chris Wheeler.

We have separate guide blogs talking about these three tennis events. If you’re interested to know more info about them, check out our blogs via the following links:

THE ACEIFY CUP

THE QUEEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

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