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The Real Tennis Champions Trophy

Join us for our Annual International Real Tennis event to celebrate this ancient game, played by Henry VIII.

Join us for our Annual International Real Tennis event to celebrate this ancient game, played by Henry VIII.

When

  • Start date: 16 July 2018
  • End date: 22 July 2018

Ticketing info

Minimum age of 12 to book tickets.

Access to the standing ticket galleries will require climbing narrow stairs. If you have any access requirements phone the Contact Centre ahead of booking tickets. 

Customers are encouraged to book in advance but if any tickets are available they can be purchased on the day at the ticket office.

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Hampton Court Palace is proud to announce the return of the Hampton Court Palace Real Tennis Champions Trophy, to be held at the Royal Tennis Court, from the 16 – 22 July 2018.

Real Tennis is an ancient game played by kings of Europe, most famously by Henry VIII. The game today still embraces its history and intrigue, yet is practised by dedicated professional athletes of great skill. Like a tournament of old, it’s the player’s ambition to be crowned the best of the best.

Competing for the tournament crown will be the world’s best Real Tennis players. Pros from America, Australia, France and the UK will grace the competition court and provide inspiration and entertainment.

This world ranking tournament will be played with a format that reduces the size of the draw to the world’s top 8 players, resulting in exciting sporting action at every stage within the amazing backdrop of Hampton Court Palace.

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Real Tennis World Champion, Camden Riviere, competing in 2017 Real Tennis Champions Trophy at the Royal Tennis Court.

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