Edgbaston Priory Club
One of the World’s Oldest Tennis Clubs
Situated five minutes from Birmingham city centre, The Edgbaston Priory Club is set on 14 acres of stunning grounds. Edgbaston Priory Club offers sports fanatics exceptional tennis, squash and lifestyle facilities, making the Club the perfect space to train, play, relax and unwind. While having a capacity of 2,500, the club’s proud heritage and achievements are showcased in racquet sports and hospitality.
The Birmingham Classic is a WTA 250 event held on the grass courts at the Club. It’s known as one of the most critical warm-up competitions for Wimbledon, attracting some of the strongest tennis players on the WTA Tour. Tennis fans will see Britain’s leading and international players at close quarters, focusing on inspiring new generations of players to pick up a racket.
Following a £12m redevelopment, guests regard Edgbaston Priory Club as one of the most prestigious racquets and leisure clubs in the UK. It opened its doors to the new facilities in June 2013 and now boasts world-class facilities, including 32 courts, eight indoor courts, ten squash courts and a fitness suite overlooking the grounds with heated indoor and outdoor pools open throughout the year.
Classic Birmingham Hospitality
The Classic Birmingham is one of the two WTA 250 events in the UK held during mid-June in 2023.
We offer a range of corporate hospitality packages for the Classic Birmingham in 2023, including the premium Skyview Suite and the Terrace Suite. Guests can immerse themselves in a relaxed atmosphere that offers a complimentary bar and a three-course dining experience. Book your Classic Birmingham hospitality packages with Eventmasters today for VIP hospitality during the matches at Edgbaston Priory Club.
Edgbaston Priory Club History
Major Harry Glen and Augurio Perera sparked lawn tennis events on Perera’s croquet lawn at ‘Fairlight’ in Ampton Road in 1859. Over the next ten years, they developed the law of tennis, which they published in 1874, eventually resulting in suitable homes in Edgbaston having their own courts. A year later, Edgbaston Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club was formed, following a split from another local club first played in 1872. Aidan Keane, the owner of the Ampton Road House, is proud of the size of today’s tennis court in Birmingham and the influence it has had on the sport.
In December 1964, Edgbaston Priory Club was established due to the merging of two iconic clubs: Edgbaston Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club and Priory Lawn Tennis Club. This relationship began in May 1963 after a tragic fire destroyed Priory’s clubhouse, becoming a symbol in the Club’s logo of a phoenix rising from the ashes. The Club benefited greatly from the combination of its forebearer’s prestige and success in hosting significant tournaments and developing talent.
In recent years, Edgbaston Priory Club’s facilities have been continually improved due to the national and international Club’s team success. In 2011, new developments were in the works to rebuild the clubhouse and provide an expanded gym and exercise area to accompany the exceptional views of the grounds in Birmingham. The unveiling of the Club’s new facilities is a notable example of the Club’s growth in terms of leadership, modernisation, and preserving the Club at the heart of the game.
Edgbaston Priory Club Fixtures
Eventmasters is offering exclusive Classic Birmingham hospitality packages across seven days:
- Tuesday 13th June 2023 – TBC
- Wednesday 14th June 2023 – TBC
- Thursday 15th June 2023 – TBC
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- Saturday 17th June 2023 – TBC
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- Monday 19th June 2023 – TBC
Eventmasters corporate tennis hospitality packages for Edgbaston Priory Club provide guests with a VIP experience in Birmingham. For directions to the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, please use the Google map provided.
Edgbaston Priory Club Grounds
Edgbaston Priory Club’s award-winning ground stream oversees 32 tennis courts, including grass, clay, and hard courts (eight indoors). Guests can improve their match play skills on the courts while members gain the confidence to begin playing matches with others when visiting Birmingham. New and seasoned players can enjoy regular matches and meet new people at the Club’s social tennis sessions, leagues, and club tournaments.
Edgbaston Priory Club Facilities
The tennis, squash, racketball gym, fitness classes, indoor and outdoor pools, bar, café, and family areas are all available at Edgbaston Priory Club. Leyla Ogan and Mike Edwards are fully qualified Pade tennis coaches and offer free introductory sessions. Guests can ask to hire rackets from Reception and book their courts through the Edgbaston Priory Club’s official website.
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