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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. From 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. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.

By bus:
From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513
From Richmond - R68*
*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.

By MInibus/coach:
Drop-off and collection points:
•Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance).
•Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance).

By River boat:
From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).

Car parking
Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.

Accessible parking
There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour
Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

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