Queen’s Club

Tennis at the Queen’s Club

Queens ClubThe Queen’s Club is a private sports club in West Kensington, London, England.

 

The Queen’s Club Championships is a yearly tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington, London. It is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. It is currently promoted by Aegon who sponsor the tournament. Originally known as the London Grass Court Championships, the tournament began in 1884 when a tennis tournament was held at the London Athletic Club. One year later the tournament was given the title of the London Championships, and it was held outdoors, on grass. In 1890 the tournament moved to its current location, the Queen’s Club.

 

If the weather is poor take advantage with a quick visit to the Kensington Palace.

Founded in 1886, the Queen’s Club was the world’s first multipurpose sports complex and named after Queen Victoria who was its first patron. There are 28 outdoor courts and eight indoor. With two courts, it is also the national headquarters of real tennis, hosting the British Open every year. The Queen’s Club also has rackets, and squash courts, of which it now has become the headquarters for these sports following the Prince’s Club closure in 1940.

 

 A day at the Queen’s Club June 2013

 

Unless you are a member of a tennis club, the only way to get tickets for Queen’s Club or Wimbledon is by ballot. We were successful in the Queen’s club ballot.

Queens Club - walking towards

The day was overcast with intermittent showers. We left from Loughton Station on the Central Line and crossed the platform at Mile End to the District  line for a direct train to Barons Court Station which is no more than a couple of hundred yards from Queens Club. There were several food shops between the station and the club and we bought some lunch just in case. I sat next to a divorce solicitor from Barnet who was wearing Oakley glasses. Sadly, the raincoat seemed more useful.

Although we were at the Queen’s Club for most of the day, there were only two hours of play. We saw the game between Sam Querrey of the USA and Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia. The eventual losing finalist, Marin Cilic was scheduled to play that day but rain intervened and his match against Ivan Dodig was postponed.

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Sam QueryThere is little point in having a website if it cannot be found and if it has little information available. As a web professional, I looked for websites of the two players we saw in action – Sam Querry and Aljaz Bedene. Only Sam Querrey has a website and even that is minimalistic – It is just a single image with no text. Sam Query

 

 

 

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Other pictures from Queen’s Club

Queens Club Query v BedeneQueens Club Bedene Serving

 

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