Treat Yourself with a Trip to the Tennis

Eventmasters are delighted to offer official Tennis Hospitality packages at some of the most exciting Tennis tournaments in the UK for 2018. With packages available at Wimbledon, the Queen’s Club Championships and the Classic Birmingham to name a few, guests will be sure to savour an unparalleled sporting hospitality experience.

It can only be imagined the impression that will be left with your clients, family or friends. While the world’s best players take centre stage to contest the ultimate sporting accolades, you’re ensured of slam dunking the experience of a lifetime into the memory baskets of your dazzled clients.

And it is not only the thrilling action on court that makes this occasion truly one to cherish. With delicious complimentary drinks, delectable fine dining and an impeccable personal hospitality service available throughout, guests can revel in the experience of a lifetime.

Eventmasters are delighted to offer a fine selection of Wimbledon hospitality packages. These are both on-site within the delightful Renshaw Restaurant and off-site at the Lakeview Restaurant and are combined with fabulous Wimbledon Tickets to enjoy the day’s tennis.

The sublime Renshaw Restaurant, located within Court One, is held solely for Wimbledon Debenture ticket holders. The plush facility offers a delightful air of exclusivity for guests who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busy occasion as they indulge in a splendid three course a la carte meal.

Alternatively the superb Lakeview Restaurant – located within the Wimbledon Park Golf Club – allows visitors to enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the stunning Centre Court whilst savouring an exquisite four-course luncheon, prepared expertly by Michelin starred chef – Angela Hartnett.

A perfect way to prepare for the day’s thrilling action.

It is not only Wimbledon however, that will have fans’ tongues wagging. In 2018, the venerable Queen’s Club Championships will grace London once again for seven days of sinew-straining court action. And with five splendid hospitality facilities to sample, including the Presidents Room, Roof Garden and Club Lounge, guests can be sure to savour an unrivalled entertainment experience at one of England’s most extravagant settings.

With fabulous Champagne receptions, accompanied by the most alluring fine dining experiences, it will surely be an occasion for everybody to enjoy. Whether it be a formal environment you seek for entertaining corporate clients or a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying the company of friends, the Queen’s Club will cater for all. It will certainly be a day that lives long in the memory.

Eventmasters are also thrilled to offer official hospitality at the Classic Birmingham in 2018. Held at the Edgbaston Priory Club, one of the world’s most prestigious tennis venues, it offers sporting fanatics the chance to witness the finest female tennis players on grass. With splendid hospitality to enjoy from within the lavish Skyview Suite, guests can entertain close friends and clients alike from within a luxurious clubhouse facility. With sights overlooking the four splendid show courts, visitors will enjoy unrivalled views of the action, coupled with a divine three course a la carte lunch, an fabulous inclusive bar and afternoon tea.

There will also be exclusive opportunities to become an official partner of the event with Silver, Gold and Platinum Patron packages available for purchase.

Be sure to enjoy the summer of sport in splendid VIP style in 2018. Eventmasters’ fantastic Tennis Hospitality packages will give both you and clients a wonderful memory to cherish.

British Tennis: Who to Watch

Eventmasters are delighted to offer a splendid range of tennis hospitality packages for the year’s thrilling course of events. Treat your distinguished guests to the experience of a lifetime with our superb corporate entertainment facilities.

Britain has undoubtedly enjoyed some fond memories on the tennis court in recent years, with the latest crop of British talent surpassing the expectations of many a critic. In this article we examine some of the nation’s finest sporting specimens as we look ahead to another year of exhilarating court-side action.

The man at the forefront of Britain’s tremendous success has been, without doubt, Andy Murray. The spirited Scot, who currently boasts the coveted World Number One spot, has achieved remarkable success following his senior professional debut in 2005.

After claiming a superb opening Grand Slam title in 2010 at the Australian Open, the British tennis ace has since triumphed in a further eight major tournaments, taking his Grand Slam title tally to a resounding nine, with his most recent win coming at the game’s jewel in the crown, the magnificent Wimbledon Championships.

It was certainly a sight to behold when Britain’s finest sporting specimen took to the sun-splashed grass courts at the All England Tennis Club in 2016. Murray’s scintillating form and resilience sent the crowd into overdrive with euphoric roars echoing around Centre Court as he dispatched his opponents one by one with consummate ease. The Scot faced Milos Raonic in what become an exhilarating affair, but Murray’s stunning ground strokes and lightning fast serve ensured a fabulous title victory in straight sets.

In contrast to last year’s heroics however, 2017 has been a relatively disappointing crusade for the British Number One. A season, rife with niggling injuries, has had a detrimental effect on Murray’s recent performances with early exits from Queen’s and Wimbledon setting the tone for the Scot’s substandard campaign. But with the US Open looming, Murray is confident of a swift return to the fold after shaking off a minor hip injury, and with his long-term adversary, Novak Djokovic, unavailable due to a recurring elbow problem, the stage looks set for the Brit to take back the title by storm.

The future also looks incredibly bright for fellow Brit, Johanna Konta, whose impressive rise to prominence has been nothing short of remarkable. In April she made her mark in scintillating style, winning the biggest title to be held by a British female tennis player – since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977 – as she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 in a captivating final at the Miami Open. The spectacular victory saw Konta rise to seventh in the world, and she will certainly be striving to climb even higher in the rankings when chance permits.

The brilliant Brit almost made it two title victories for 2017 when she faced Donna Vekic in the Aegon Open Final in Nottingham. In what turned out to an extremely pulsating encounter, however, the Croatian ground out a resounding victory after trailing Konta by a set to love in the opening stages.

As the Brit’s prospering career continues to gather pace, it can surely only be a matter of time before she challenges for her first Grand Slam title. Her superb performances at the All England Tennis Club this year have certainly given fans much cause for optimism.

Following an incredible run of form, Konta became the first British woman – since Wade in 1978 – to reach the coveted Wimbledon Semi-Finals, facing five-time Ladies Singles Champion, Venus Williams, in a thrilling showdown. It was to the dismay of the home faithful, however, that Konta was defeated by her American rival but the Brit was not downhearted by losing to her decorated opponent, stating that she still had much room for improvement and that a future title at the All England Club would be well within her reach.

It has also been a splendid year to remember for British pair Jamie Murray and Heather Watson. The two doubles’ extraordinaires met head-on in an enthralling battle of Britain at this year’s Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Final. With a Brit standing on either side of the net, the crowds were decidedly split on who to support, but it was the Scot who ultimately romped to victory alongside partner, Martina Hingis, dispatching his British counterpart and reigning champion in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Crucially, the match signified just how much British tennis had prospered in recent years. In a game which boasted two British finalists competing against one another at one of the world’s most prestigious Grand Slam tournament, fans saw the revival of a British sporting masterclass which continues to blossom with every passing step.

It’s safe to say that the future of British tennis looks bright.

With Eventmasters, you are guaranteed to enjoy some of the best corporate entertainment experiences at the UK’s most illustrious tennis tournaments. It can only be imagined the impression that will be left with your clients, family or friends as they witness Britain’s finest players in action as they fight to achieve the ultimate sporting accolades. Make it a day to remember with our fabulous tennis hospitality packages.

The Wonderful World of Wimbledon

We at Eventmasters are delighted to offer a splendid range of Wimbledon hospitality packages and tickets for this year’s thrilling event. Treat your distinguished guests to the experience of a lifetime with our superb corporate entertainment facilities.

Wimbledon: The prestigious home to Britain’s most anticipated occasion of the summer sporting calendar; it is a place where priceless moments of sporting brilliance are captured and cherished for generations, where a pulsating 60 seconds on the court can trigger ecstatic jubilation and crippling heartbreak in equal measure. There are many things a Briton can do without in life, but the illustrious Wimbledon Championship certainly isn’t one of them.

From 1877, the prestigious tournament has been played out on the South West London complex’s 18 grass courts, including the iconic Centre Court and Number 1 Court, under the watchful eyes of the dark green and purple-clad army of officials. The highly disciplined ball boys and girls act as invaluable cogs in the well-oiled machine, scurrying here and there without a trace, ensuring the fortnight-long competition runs smoothly with efficiency and grace.

It is a competition that deservedly sits at the top of the tennis tree and is recognised as the premier tournament across the world for its core values of class and tradition. From its tantalisingly tasty strawberries, lightly drizzled with delicious cream, to its Champagne – as chilled as its cosmopolitan clientele – this magnificent tournament truly embodies the meaning of quality.

A sumptuous fine dining experience adds another layer of eminence to an already extravagant event. The sublime Renshaw Restaurant, located within Court One, is held solely for debenture ticket holders and offers a delightful air of exclusivity for guests who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busy occasion as they indulge in a splendid three course a la carte meal. Alternatively the superb Lakeview Restaurant – located within the Wimbledon Park Golf Club – allows honoured guests to enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the stunning Centre Court whilst savouring an exquisite four-course luncheon, prepared expertly by Michelin starred chef – Angela Hartnett.

Arrival sets the tone for the day, with both sumptuous restaurant facilities offering an exquisite Champagne and Pimms reception, to greet distinguished visitors in impeccable style before they are spoiled with a delectable afternoon tea selection. After satisfying their palatial palates, the gratified guests can enjoy a short, picturesque walk through the enclosure to the glimmering Centre Court gates as they prepare to watch some of the event’s exhilarating on-court action.

Some might say this wonderful fine dining experience is just as important as the occasion itself. But the finery and luxury of Britain’s most illustrious summer event belies the fact that it merely provides the backdrop for world class, high octane, sinew-straining action on the court.

For generations Wimbledon has sought to attract the most vibrant and decorated gladiators of the sport, who often travel from far and wide to go toe to toe with their fiercest rivals on the court. Last year, it was Andy Murray’s scintillating form and resilience that sent the crowd into overdrive. Euphoric roars echoed around Centre Court as Murray dispatched his opponents one by one with consummate ease, and a revived sense of unity blossomed throughout the country as the coveted trophy was rightfully returned to British hands.Wimbledon Corporate Hospitality - Andy Murray Wimbledon Championships - Centre Court

This year, hundreds of thousands will once again flock to this historic venue – with Royals and A List celebrities alike – to catch a glimpse of yet another sensational sporting contest. An astonishing 500,000 fans are expected to attend this year’s spectacular event, with some dedicated enthusiast’s queuing for a record sixty hours in order to cheer on their cherished sporting heroes. Many had even pitched up at the gates of the All England Lawn Tennis Club as early as Saturday, as they desperately tried to take pole position for passes to Andy Murray’s captivating opener this afternoon.

With Murray’s reign likely to come heavily under siege from the likes of Wimbledon stalwarts Federer and Djokovic, this year’s championship promises to be another enthralling encounter. Murray kicked off his campaign today against Russian-born Alexander Bublik, and avid followers will be keen for the spirited Scot to return to his brilliant best as he plots his route to the coveted men’s final.

Event goers will also be desperate for fellow Brit, Johanna Konta, to rise to prominence this year as she proudly flies the British flag once again at the prestigious tournament. The Women’s British Number one has so far enjoyed a mixed season on grass courts, having reached the Aegon Open final at Nottingham, but crashed out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham following a comprehensive defeat to America’s Coco Vandeweghe. She did however revive her form with a tremendous run at Eastbourne before an unfortunate injury concern forced her to withdraw. Her inclusion in this tournament will certainly make for spectacular viewing.

Above all, the one word that best describes this tumultuous occasion is ‘quality’. Quality is the perfect business plan for any organisation. It is remembered long after the price is forgotten and is the finest form of advertising. Quality is never created by chance. It is always the result of high intention, serious effort, intelligent direction and proficient execution, and it is everything that the Wimbledon Championship proudly represents.

With Eventmasters, you are guaranteed to enjoy some of the finest corporate entertainment experiences that the UK has to offer. It can only be imagined the impression that will be left with your clients, family or friends. While the world’s best players are fighting to win the Grand Slam title, you’re ensured of slam dunking the experience of a lifetime into the memory baskets of your dazzled clients.

Maria Sharapova confirmed to play at the Aegon Classic Birmingham!

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that five-time Grand Slam Winner, Maria Sharapova will be joining the star-studded line-up at the Aegon Classic Birmingham.

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The former world number one has recently came back from a 15-month drugs ban. The Court of Arbitration for Sport tested her positive for heart disease drug meldonium but said she is not an “intentional doper”. The ban had a massive effect on her world ranking, sadly going from number 1 to 211.

Maria is a national treasure as she won a Silver medal for Russia at the 2012 London Olympics.

The decision to make her a wildcard for the Aegon Classic Birmingham was controversial but welcomed by the majority of fans and players in the tennis community.

Former Chief executive, Michael Downey, said “Maria has served her ban in full and is now back playing high-quality tennis. There’s always a lot of debate about who we give wildcards to. Now Maria has earned direct entry into Wimbledon qualifying, we want to give British tennis fans the chance to see her compete on grass in Britain beforehand.”

Two-time Aegon Classic winner Sharapova said: “I am really excited to be coming back to Birmingham this year to play on the grass as part of my build-up to Wimbledon and I thank the LTA for this opportunity.”

She will be joined in Birmingham by world number one Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and British number one Johanna Konta.

Aegon Classic Birmingham Hospitality

Eventmasters are delighted to be able to offer official premium Aegon Classic Birmingham Hospitality packages at this year’s event.

Serena Williams wins the Australian Open… whilst pregnant!

Serena Williams wins the Australian Open while (accurately) eight weeks pregnant, without dropping a single set! She returned to the Women’s Number One world ranking spot just after winning the Australian Open. She is returning as a mother next year as her first unborn child is due in this autumn. Williams will not play again in 2017 which means she’s missing out on the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Earlier this week, Serena has faced some racism by Ilie Nastase about William’s unborn child. Nastase was escorted off the court with bad mouthing at officials. The Romanian has yet not apologised for the actions he has caused.

70 year old Nastase publicly made controversial racist remarks about Serena’s unborn child.

Serena commented about this remark on Instagram on 24th April 2017:

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Serena Williams isn’t the only athlete to complete a sport while pregnant. Thirty-one year old Alysia Montano ran the 800m at the US race while thirty-four weeks pregnant in the time of two minutes and thirty-one seconds. She has won 800 National titles in the past four years.

Jessica Ennis Hill has backed Serena Williams’s case by saying it is possible to do sports while pregnant.

“I’m sure whatever she decides she’ll do a great job at it because she’s a fantastic athlete.”

Women’s Wimbledon title up for grabs?

With Serena Williams out of this year’s Wimbledon Championships the title is wide open for anyone to win. The current favourite is World No 2 Angelique Kerber.

Eventmasters still have Wimbledon Hospitality packages available for this year’s tournament. Call us on 0121 233 6500.

Keys, Halep and Safrova Headline Aegon Classic Birmingham 2017

British tennis star Johanna Konta will be joined by defending champion Madison Keys and former Grand Slam finalists Simona Halep and Lucie Safarova at the 2017 Aegon Classic Birmingham, which takes place at the Edgbaston Priory Club from 17th-25th June.

After winning the biggest title of her career when taking the Miami Open last month, World No.7 Konta is looking to become the first British female to lift the Maud Watson Trophy. But she knows she faces tough competition from American star Keys, who will be defending the title she won in 2016.

Keys said: “Winning the title in Birmingham last year was an unbelievable moment for me and I’m looking forward to getting back to defend my title.

“It’ll be tough because you’re always competing against great players there but it’ll always be a special tournament for me and I know I can play well on those courts.”

The 2017 Aegon Classic will boast a prize pot of more than $800,000 and will be one of the leading WTA events ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

It is the most prestigious annual women’s sports event in the Midlands and has been drawing world class tennis players to Birmingham since 1983, boasting Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber amongst its former champions.

Patrick Hughesman, Tournament Director for the Aegon Classic Birmingham, said: “We’re proud of bringing some of the world’s best female athletes to Birmingham and we want to create an amazing showcase for them and for women’s tennis, as well as giving people a fantastic experience when they come to watch. Our goal is to match the world class sport with a world class day out.”

Aegon Classic Birmingham Hospitality Packages Now On Sale!

Don’t miss out one of the Midlands finest sporting events this summer. Eventmasters are delighted to provide official Aegon Classic Birmingham hospitality packages in association with the Lawn Tennis Association. Please follow the link provided to book your packages.

Johanna Konta To Compete In Three Pre-Wimbledon Tournaments In 2017

British No.1 Johanna Konta has announced that she will play in a three high-class events ahead of her Wimbledon Championship campaign in 2017.

The 25-year-old is currently ranked number 10 in the world, reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January – and she will perform at the Aegon Open Nottingham, The Aegon Classic Birmingham, and The Aegon International Eastbourne.

These three prestigious competitions form part of the enhanced British Grass Court season which also features the Aegon Championships Queens.

Speaking on the announcement Konta said: “I am excited to be playing these three tournaments, especially in front of the home crowds again. The grass court season is one of my favourites and this series of tournaments ahead of Wimbledon provides great preparation opportunities for me.

“Playing in front of a passionate crowd that is fully behind you is a special experience that not many players get: I know how lucky I am to be able to do that. The home fans really can make all the difference so I hope lots of people come out to cheer!

Konta, who headlines a strong Aegon GB Fed Cup team for next week’s tie in Estonia, has had a incredible 12 months where she secured her first two WTA singles titles in Stanford and Sydney.

To celebrate this phenomenal run, the Lawn Tennis Association has also named Konta as an official ambassador for British Tennis.

LTA Chief Executive Michael Downey said, “We are thrilled Johanna has decided to commit to all three grass court events in the lead up to Wimbledon.  We are also very excited to name her as an official ambassador for British Tennis, celebrating the inspirational effect she has on young people across the country.”

Tennis Hospitality Packages for summer 2017 now on sale

Eventmasters are delighted to offer some of the finest tennis hospitality packages in 2017. Working closely with the LTA we can offer packages at the Aegon Classic Birmingham and the Aegon Open Nottingham where Johanna Konta will be in action.

We can also provide Wimbledon Tickets and Wimbledon hospitality packages for each day of the Wimbledon Championships 2017 – the biggest event of the tennis calendar.

For more information please follow the links provided.

Aegon GB Announced for Fed Cup

The Lawn Tennis Association have announced the Aegon Great Britain squad for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Group 1 tie (Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th February 2017) at the Tallink Tennis Centre, Tallinn, Estonia.

The Aegon Great Britain Fed Cup Team, will be led by the experienced Anne Keothavong and will comprise of the following players:

  • Johanna Konta
  • Heather Watson
  • Laura Robson
  • Jocelyn Rae

The final team selection will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, ahead of this two changes can be made to nominated team.

Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong said, “I’m delighted to name the four players for my first tie as captain in Estonia.

“In Johanna Konta we are lucky to have a player who is at the very top of the game right now. She will make a formidable opponent for any player. Along with Jo, we have fantastic experience in Heather and Laura, with nearly 40 Fed Cup rubbers between them, and Joss Rae gives us a strong doubles option.

“We are not underestimating the challenge in front of us, there are strong nations in this group, and our ambition has to be to progress and take this team where it belongs, into the World Group.”

The draw for the round-robin in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 will take place on Monday 16th January.

The round-robin pool matches for the ties will take place between February 8-10th 2017.

The pool winners will then compete in promotion play-offs on Saturday 11th February, which determines the two nations who will advance to the World Group II play-offs, in a ‘home or away’ basis, played on Saturday 22 – Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Tennis Hospitality Packages for summer 2017 now on sale

Eventmasters are delighted to offer some of the finest tennis hospitality packages in 2017. Working closely with the LTA we can offer packages at the Aegon Classic Birmingham and the Aegon Open Nottingham.

We can also provide Wimbledon Tickets and Wimbledon hospitality packages for each day of the Wimbledon Championships 2017 – the biggest event of the tennis calendar.

For more information please follow the links provided.

Great Britain Beat Serbia in Davis Cup

Great Britain made it through to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after a 3-2 victory over Serbia at the weekend.

Despite the absence of Wimbledon champion and talisman Andy Murray, the defending Davis Cup champions had little trouble seeing off their rivals in the hostile environment of Belgrade.

Great Britain will now face Argentina in home semi-final in September as they look to make it back-to-back titles.

Kyle Edmund who was making just his second appearance in Davis Cup play produced a magnificent display against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, taking the match 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

It was Edmund’s second victory of the tie, having beat Janko Tipsarevic on Friday to send Britain into a 1-0 lead.

After his victory Edmund said, “You want to win for your country. When you know what is at stake… I’m so pleased that I’ve won.”

Throughout his match Edmund produced some sensational shots, particularly on the forehand which brought him 27 of his 39 winners in the match. At 5-4 in the final set, the 21-year-old served for the match, but a brilliant Lajovic fightback sent the decider to a tie-break.

But Edmund was able to rally and see out the match in confident fashion, giving Great Britain a first ever World Group match victory without their number one player.

Great Britain captain Leon Smith heaps praise on Edmund after Davis Cup quarter-final success

Great Britain’s team captain Leon Smith has become used to success since taking the role on in 2010. He has overseen 14 wins from 16 matches along with bringing Great Britain their first Davis Cup title since 1936.

After Edmund’s victory Smith was quick to praise the 21-year-old who was Britain’s highest ranked player in Murray’s absence, saying: “I have seen Kyle develop a lot,” said Smith. “To get your first Davis Cup win is something, to get two in one weekend is something very special indeed.”

Now Great Britain can look forward to a huge encounter with Argentina.

With the prospect of Andy Murray being back in action, fans know they could well be in for another Davis Cup triumph.

If you are interested in hospitality for the Great Britain v Argentina – Davis Cup please register your interest by following the link.

Andy Murray To Take Break After Wimbledon Championship Victory

Andy Murray will not defend his Rogers Cup title in Toronto next week. The Scot hasn’t played since beating Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon final, and was only a spectator as Great Britain won their Davis Cup tie against Serbia in Belgrade at the weekend.

Instead, the three-time Rogers Cup winner will train in Mallorca before defending his Olympic title in Rio next month.

“My body needs some recovery time,” said the 29-year-old. And you have to feel sympathy for him. The years are marching on and he has other kinds of priorities these days having recently become a father.

You never get back missing the early years of baby – they change so fast. So good for Murray that he is putting baby and body first for a while.

But let’s savour for just a moment a wonderful Wimbledon performance by Murray who now has three Grand Slams to his name – two Wimbledon victories and one US Open.

You have to think that men’s tennis is on the cusp of change. Nadal seems almost constantly injured; Federer has been one of the true greats but he too is finding time catching up with him.

Who will come through from the next generation to challenge Djokovic?

Serena Williams reigns supreme with seventh Wimbledon title

You might ask the same of the women.

Serena Williams, who won her seventh Wimbledon singles crown, and equalled the professional era record of 22 grand slam titles, with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Germany’s Angelique Kerber still reigns supreme.

Yet she is 34, an age not long ago akin to being pensioned off, when seemingly only 17/18/19 year olds could win.

Serena is one of just five women, after Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time. Number one in the rankings. Someone every young kid can learn from.

Overall, it was a great Wimbledon.

As for Britain, apart from Murray, it is encouraging that more seem to be coming through to challenge in the top 100.

What we now need is for some of them to take the next step up.

Wimbledon 2017 Hospitality Packages and Debenture Tickets Now Available

We are delighted to announce that our Wimbledon Hospitality Packages and Debenture Tickets for the 2017 Championships are now available.

For more information please follow the link to our Wimbledon hospitality packages page.