The game of Real Tennis is the forerunner of all racket sports and has been closely associated with Henry VIII and Hampton Court Palace since 1530. The Royal Tennis Court, its Club Rooms, and their adjoining gardens and tennis court, are available for occasional private hire. They combine to present a most attractive, unusual and exclusive venue within the impressive ambience of the palace.
The Club Rooms occupy the whole ground floor of a Georgian house and benefit from classic proportions and elegant decoration.
The lounge reflects a traditional private club room atmosphere with views over the famous formal gardens of the East Front. It is ideal for receptions or intimate seminars. The lounge connects directly to the Court viewing area (the Dedans) which has seating for up to 40 people.
The Dining Room can be set for a formal dinner for up to 16 persons or with use of the connecting lounge is perfect for a fork buffet for up to 50 people. The Dining Room is served by two adjacent, well equipped kitchens.
The Club Rooms have access to a large, secluded lawn with flower borders and mature trees all enclosed by Tudor walls and dominated by the Tudor aspects of the palace. The private garden can easily accommodate marquees for up to 160 people and offers a memorable venue for weddings and the larger occasion.
Opened in 1994 by H.R.H. The Prince Edward, there is only limited availability of these private rooms. For further details and to arrange a personal visit please contact:
Royal Tennis Court
69 Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
Tel: +44 (0)20 8977 3015