image for Historical Event item typeThe Real Tennis Champions Trophy at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Historical Event, Mon 15 - Wed 17 Jul 2019


Hampton Court Palace


East Molesey,

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Join the world's best Real Tennis players for excitement, drama and incredible sporting battles on the historic tennis courts at Hampton Court Palace.

Tennis, but not as you know it
Real Tennis is an ancient game played by kings of Europe, most famously by the young Henry VIII. Henry was a keen and talented tennis player who spent hours on court.

The game today still embraces its history and intrigue, using rules that date back to the 15th century, and is practised by dedicated professional athletes.

Power, dexterity and breathtaking skill
Like a tournament of old, it’s the Real Tennis player's ambition to be crowned the best of the best. The Real Tennis Champions Trophy is a unique chance to see the game played at the highest level — with extraordinary speed, power, control and grace.

Pros from America, Australia, France and the UK, including 2018 Champion Camden Riviere, will grace the competition court and provide inspiration and entertainment.

The format of this world-ranking tournament reduces the size of the draw to the world's top eight players, resulting in exciting sporting action at every stage, with the amazing backdrop of Hampton Court Palace.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 15 - Wed 17 Jul 2019


See website for details



See location of Hampton Court Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

By car: The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.
By train: South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station.
By bus: Bus routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, 461, 718, R68, 416, 513, 267 (Summer Sundays only).
By River boat: From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).
For further information visit

Car parking
Green car park - pay and display
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.00 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.50 per hour from 1 May 2015

Palace car park - pay on foot
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.50 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.60 per hour from 1 May 2015

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome