The badge of the Royal Tennis Court Club Court Occasion Initials of King William III & Queen Mary II appear above the net  

  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 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.

A Photo of the Tennis Court as it is today

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The Club rooms occupy the whole ground floor of a Georgian house and benefit from classic proportions and elegant decoration.

A photo of the lounge in the Club House 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 playing area, which has private seating for up to 40 people. Larger picture (41k)

A photo of the Dining Room

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.
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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:

The Function Co-ordinator, Royal Tennis Court,
Hampton Court Palace. Tel: 020 8783 0399, Mobile 07973 836762

(An explanation of the history, rules and art of Real Tennis, together with play to world class standard by the Club Professionals, can be arranged to further enhance your event.)

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