The Queen's Club
The cinch Championships is always a favourite with tennis enthusiasts. This prestigious grass court tournament dates back to 1884, making it one of the oldest tennis events in the world. Second in importance only to Wimbledon in the grass court season, the quality of the draw and proximity to SW19 in terms of both time and distance makes it a great opportunity to see many of the world’ top players in their first grass court appearances in the run-up to Wimbledon.
As well as being a top spot to watch the tennis, the Queen's Club is a wonderful place to entertain. It has always been charming, but since its makeover by new sponsor, Fever-tree, in 2018 the club is looking particularly lovely.
The tournament, originally known as the London Grass Court Championships, moved to its current location at the Queen's Club in West Kensington in 1890, having been previously been based at the London Athletic Club at Stamford Bridge. Its longevity has ensured that it remains one of the most popular tennis events in the calendar.
The Fever-Tree Championships has been won by many of the modern-day greats; players such as Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have all played and won there, Andy Murray became the first British singles Champion for 71 years after his first win back in 2009.
Tournament Singles Champions
There are currently 7 players tied on 4 tournament wins; Major Ritchie, Anthony Wilding and Roy Emerson were first to win on 4 occasions, with John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick all tied on 4 wins apiece since the start of the open era. Andy Murray stepped ahead of the group when he won his record fifth singles title at the tournament in 2016.
This year Murray has been accepted on a wildcard at the event, which he hopes to play as he returns to the court from surgery. The 2019 line-up will include
an intriguing mix of the old guard and the new. Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka, Kevin Anderson, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Denis Shapovalov,
Frances Tiafoe, Cameron Norrie, Kyle Edmund, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Marco Cecchinato, Daniil Medvedev, Juan Martín del Potro and reigning champion,
Marin Čilic, have now all been confirmed for this year's event.
Entertaining with Queens Championships Hospitality
The Fever-Tree Championships was voted "ATP 250 Tournament of the Year" by the players of the ATP World Tour at the 2013 awards. In 2015 it was upgraded to an ATP World Tour 500 series event which should only improve the quality of the tournament.
Former champions including Lleyton Hewitt, and Andy Murray have all praised its immaculate courts, with Andy Roddick describing them as arguably ‘the best in the world’, and with the history of the Queen's Club as being the spiritual home of racket sports it really is a great place to come and watch top class tennis.
Tennis tickets and hospitality is extremely popular and can be a relatively expensive way to entertain clients, however hospitality at Queen's is relatively affordable in comparison to Wimbledon and the intimate layout of the tournament ensures that your guests have a great day out and are never far from the players. With a broad range of ticket and hospitality options through the summer tennis events we definitely recommend our clients to the Fever-Tree Championships Hospitality packages we offer.
Contact DTB for more information about Fever-Tree Championships Hospitality.
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